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Edit 1/31/2016

:star: You can watch me make this on YouTube! ->youtu.be/80PJXGs1fuc




Tattoo a client commissioned to honor his father. He requested red and blue specifically, originally we were going to go with blue water and a red shark, but we liked this one. He's gonna sit on it for a bit and see which version he likes better. I personally like this one better, maybe post other version later.

He asked for it to be tribally influenced, so I took from the Polynesians a tiny bit, but added my own flair to it. Had a mega fun time with it and I'll be posting the video to it sometime next week over on my Youtube channel.

About 8 hours total, mostly tedious linework and experimenting with color.
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:iconeclecticmanta:
EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This ended up looking stunning!!
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconeclecticmanta:
EclecticManta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconkonveekou:
Konveekou Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2016  Student General Artist
stunning, magnificent!
Have you tried using adobe illustrator? double posted, sorry xD or photoshop pen tool? it might be easier with doing lifeworks like these
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually yes, I used illustrator for years while in school and I really really can't stand it. It seems so artificial and actually takes me longer to use illustrator or a pen tool than just drawing it.
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:iconkonveekou:
Konveekou Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student General Artist
It might not work for some people then :)
Anyways, amazing work!
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not that it doesn't work. I can do it and know how to, I simply don't like the look afterwards. It seems.... too clean? I guess almost sterile IMO. I like the natural variations a line gets when made naturally in sai or ps. But yeah it sure would help the speed part. x.x
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:iconkonveekou:
Konveekou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student General Artist
By doesn't work, I mean that it doesn't work for you as a tool. not that you can't use it.
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ArthasElric Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome piece of work, Ahk! :clap: ^^
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
I still can't get over how cool this looks^^.  I like how it's kind of 3D but still very stylized.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm definitely trying to experiment more with styles
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:icondarkbachuru:
DarkBachuru Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
That is pretty awesome.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la:
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SketchingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This turned out beautifully, was fun to watch it from start to finish. 
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I recorded the whole thing, so I plan on uploading it later! :la:
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:iconapalrieuscentauri:
ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student General Artist
 The final product is... is..

 Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
ah, thank you!
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:iconfirestarkozwolf:
FirestarKozWolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
woAH This looks fantastic omg
I love how you used the black tribal lines and shading on the sharK
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I wasn't sure if to include the lineart in the final, but I do agree it looks good with it. :'D
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FirestarKozWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I think yes for final with lineart!!!
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:iconzwiesc:
zwiesc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Looks so great! :)
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awesssssooommeeee  
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconarrillaga:
Arrillaga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:dummy: Thank you!
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