All done and completely healed except for a small pimple up in the mountains. My client had a simple idea and sometimes less is more. His only request was that I draw something that looks and feels like Alaska. unfortunately I’ve never been, but I tried to imagine a place that I’d like to live. If I had a few more lives to live I would absolutely spend one of them living in a place like this. All alone in the wild.
Some bits of trees for my botanical illustration class.
Just after the third and final session was finished.
The tattoo is based on the following bit from the book Serpent Mage (Vol. 4 of The Death Gate Cycle):
The dragon struck, pinioned the snake’s body. Claws sank deep into the scaled flesh.
The serpent writhed and twisted in fury. Its head coiled around, it snapped at the dragon, but the dragon was careful to keep just out of reach of the venomous jaws. […] The dragon, great wings straining, lifted the king snake from the ground, soared into the air. The serpent dangled from its claws.
The king snake fought, lashing with its tail, striking out again and again with its head.
I made this for my sister in law. A portrait of her dad. Frank was a good guy.