so far 2013 has been pretty sweet. one thing i have been doing a lot lately is drawing. when i have free time, i am drawing now. i love it. what i wantto try doing is for every drawing i do that is my style do a drawing that is a bit more of the style of my tattoo shop. they do mostly black and grey work and realistic which isnt really my thing but i want to learn as much as i can from them while im there.
i have been having a great time with my own style. i did my first flash board of moth flowers. i was inspired by a flash board i found while pursuing tumblr of a bunch of weird moths/butterflies so i started sketching uo my own. i had so much fun with it and really love them. i am working on some more at the moment and will share soon.
i also tattooed tom on friday. its a work in progress, we are adding two more rows of scalps and then shading it in. it was a hard day but i came out of it on top and i learned soooooooo much from that session which is really really good. it was a tough spot to do because its a weird angle to tatttoo at. i thought getting the stencil was gonna be the worst part but it ended up being the easiest part! i was so proud of myself for getting it on the 2nd try. the first was almost good but the back didnt line up but with an awesome trick of using a rubberband to make sure it was straight, i got it just right :) i will be doing another tattoo on friday or thursday which im totally excited about. it is getting less nerve racking each time i pick up the machine, i couldnt be more proud of myself. it looks super easy but man, tattooing is tough stuff and i am so grateful to be able to be doing it!