This was done for my Image Making class at school. The assignment was called 'Mug Shot' though all he really wanted was a self portrait. I decided post mortem was good enough! All done on Adobe Photoshop CS4 with a little snapshot on my phone used as reference. The dimentions had to be 11X8.5 in.
In Image Making, at the very beginning of class, my teacher likes to give us a verbal description of a scene or character. He then gives us five minutes to jot down our reaction or interpretation to the scene. Here's the first five of them. (Sorry, I'm not a very good speed painter just yet!)
Alright, the linework so far for a friend's tattoo. It's a backpiece so there's room for a bit more detail over the average piece. He's a sniper in the US Marine Corps and uses the M40A3 (the gun that the ladies are holding).
And here is where I think I might end up stopping on this tattoo... It's a long story, but the client decided that he suddenly wanted almost everything changed... After I had already been showing him progress shots for the last couple days and asking him what he liked and didn't like... -_-