I got the first half done! I'm sooooo glad I decided to split the sessions. The birds were 5 hours just for the pair so I think the 8 hour estimate I was previously given was a really conservative one. I decided to get the birds knocked out because I like the idea of one part then another rather than the outline in one sitting then the coloring in another. The worst part of the night was the false sense of security. As anyone who has ever been tattooed will (generally) tell you, the outline is the worst. After that? It's just scratching and hot. Well, for this tattoo the artist had me lay down for the outline. Because of this, all of my fat and tissue settled farther north than usual because there was no darned gravity to get in its way. So, when she started working, it was easy. Really easy. As in look at me being surprised with the easy - I thought this was going to be so much worse! If that was the outline and we all know how much easier the coloring is, I could have actually taken a nap.But then she wanted me upright for the coloring and shading. Which meant gravity did its job again. And that left skin over my collar bone, rather than the previous buffer zone provided when I was on my back. The tail feathers felt like she was drilling on my collar bone, into my neck and through to my back. I never thought I'd say this about a tattoo, but on those birds? Outline was way easier. ( Here are a couple pics of the process:Collapse ) Thanks again for all your input and when the center is all complete I'll be sure to post a few more pics :)
I was wondering if I could get some input on a new tattoo idea. I plan on getting a chest piece within the next few months. I don't want my breasts tattooed, just the space between (about halfway down the bust line) spreading up and out to the collar bone/lower shoulder areas. To kinda give you an idea of what I'm thinking (as far as positioning only - I'm creating my own art) I found these pictures on Flickr:The questions I have are:1) can a piece of this size be done in one sitting? (there should be a fair amount of space between the center and the "wings" spreading up the sides, so I'm hoping it would be possible, but I'd like a realistic expectation)2) what's the pain ratio that high on the chest compared to other tattoo locations?3) do you think that a woman with this type of tattoo has a diminished feel of femininity? Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
So more manips and these two were accidents that I turned into a header of sorts. SO they are as much a header or WP than manip. BTW I loved how these turned out.THIS:+THIS:=
more manips...these are not as theme-y.
more manips...car theme...
So I have been obsessing over the Buffy/Dean pairing and have been having fun doing manips of them. All images are taken from glamorous-smg.com & jensenackles.web. Please credit if taken and used and if you use them for a banner or icon or some such please let know as I would love to see the end results.
so i'm madly in love with "wicked". i liked the idea of the story. then i loved the story. then i loved the music. now i'm trying to figure out a way to get out to houston or dallas when the show comes through next spring :) in honor of this, we have some new user pics:1 was simple, found the eyes, added the text. 2 i'm very very proud of. i cropped, shaded, added detail to the eyes, darkened the exposure and added text. i feel so savvy :) (i have the pic i doctored attached at the end. it is in fact the original broadway elphaba herself, idina menzel). 3 i stole from a random blog quiz. please take credit if it is yours (not that anyone i don't know reads this anyhow lol). in any case, enjoy!1. 2. 3. the undoctored pic:
a lot of Alias and MV icons 01. 02. all is here!!!!! >>>>>>>> ( Read more...Collapse )
9 bsg icons by Natasie1. 2. 3. over herehttp://community.livejournal.com/bsgfans/62010.html#cutid1
Had fun the other day blending some Sarkney images. The original manips I made were too big for this entry, but if anyone wants one, just let me know! How I miss this show...