Sunday, February 1, 2009

Some process

Here is a little bit of the progression of the bike. I was a little surprised by the amount of work that went into it, but i think the extra time paid off. I really try to stay away from stencils, though i use shields to get crisp edges, I think that free handing gives me more room to play with the piece and not get bored.

The Sumi Bike

This guy really liked the Japanese style of tattooing. He gave me a couple of books on sumi tattooing, which really helped. He pretty much just let me go with the design. I kept asking him if he wanted to see it before it was finished so he new what he was getting, but he kept saying he wanted to be surprised. All most all of the tins are covered in work. The entire bike is just on giant gray wash tattoo. Hopefully soon, ill get some pictures of it all together.

The newest projects

This is the first full bike that R.C. Customz and I have done together, This an 08 gsxr 600. The owner had a real tough time coming up with an idea of what he wanted, but he finally settled on something he liked from my buisness card. We took Octo-1 and the green busa to the Biker build off in clear water, and had a great time talking to people and showing people who we are, and what we can do.