Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Illustration Friday - TATTOO


As far as tattoos go, the old pin-up style is one of my favorites. Here's a pin-up design with a modern surfer girl twist.

Created in Adobe Illustrator.

21 comments:

steve said...

Nice work! The design on the board itself would also make a good tattoo!

melanienyc said...

adorable!

carla said...

She has the old style pin up vibe, for sure! I especially like the waves in the background. Fun stuuf:>

Suzan said...

Looks great! fabulous idea.

Roz Foster said...

Cute! This would make a fantastic girl surfer tattoo.

Wee Cottage said...

Lovely. I really like those waves and she's such a sweet pin up gal. Wonderful job - this would make a grea tattoo.

Roz Foster said...

Hey, again, Amy! Funny that we tuned into each other simultaneously! Regarding your question: It wasn't a filter, but rather a shadow, making it look like light and then I pummeled it repeatedly with one of those Photoshop splatter brushes in light yellow.

By the way, I love your 'insect,' too. Beautiful work. I've yet to master (or even become a mere novice of) Illustrator. But I AM a total honey addict.

tiffinix said...

I love your pin up surfer girl tattoo style illustration! Fantastic - the sand - the waves - the board! Awesome!

TXArtcGal said...

VERY nice...and, I also love the design on the board!! What fun!!!

Bron Smith said...

Very well proportioned drawing, pleasing colors too.

Willis said...

Great site. Love all of your illustrations, especially that cats.

carla said...

Hi Amy - Thanks for your comment on my "senseless art." It was really a strange expereince! I'm like you...I often do a lot of research before I do something. I often work off of photographs for models to get the details and proportions correct, etc. You asked about the size - it's a 12 x 12 canvas. I scanned it in 2 pieces and then put it back together in photoshop. As far as finding the time to do 2 challeneges...it's a challenge. But, it gives me a push to do more art instead of sayin to myself that I'm too busy. It's been really energizing for me.

aoisart said...

Cute! I was going to say that the surf looks like tattooed, too!

Twisselman said...

Love the style here! One of the folks commenting on my blog said her father has a pin-up style tattoo of a cowgirl sitting on a fence... As he's gotten older, the girl has begun to get chunkier. Great work, Amy.

The Tart said...

Really great. I love the RED flower in her hair. Cool surf board too.

Smooch,
The Tart

Kaladda said...

Nice blog! You have a lot of great stuff on here. This one turned out great, I really like your colored pencil draings as well. Creative avatar!

ValGalArt said...

Little surfer girl! I love this Amy, the pattern in the board is primo! Love yer style!!!

Gabe said...

I really like your clean style, especially in your Song Final. you have a very clean and bright style that I admire, something like what I try for, but I end up going very dark and obscure by the end. Keep it up!

Linda said...

Hi fellow jerseynite, I love the old fashioned quality this tatto has. great blog, I especailly like your chair illo can't wait til the warm weather, I'll be right there

Mike Barth said...

i like the flat design work here. very nice stuff!

I'll be checking back often..

take care

M

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

sweet! diggin it.