July 13, 2011
I’ve been spending whatever free time I have finishing up all the work for my first solo show this Fall at Dark World Gallery in Worcester. So excited to finally show people all the new work. There’s a lot more bright colors and a stronger feeling of life in this series than in anything else I’ve done before. Here’s a little preview of a work in progress (still got some work to do on the figure and add some imagery within all the psychedelic-ness on the right).
I finally got my apprentice license so I started working with a tattoo machine. It’s a lot harder than what most tattoo-ists make it look. There’s quite a bit to keep track of while doing a tattoo, plus add the fact that you’re trying to use a 8-10 ounce vibrating piece of metal to draw inside someone’s skin, yeah, not easy. In the mean time I’ve been trying to get used to the whole process by tattooing some citrus fruit, not really like human skin at all, but at least I can get used to all the movements and the process itself. Here’s some results:
Tattooing another grapefruit. Oh wait, that’s me. Tattooing is nothing like I thought it would be, but I’ll get the hang of it, just need to keep practicing. I’ll post a picture of the outcome of my leg once it’s actually healed up.