Tattoo Design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $605
  • Entries Received: 29
  • Winner: whyball

Contest Brief

Hi, I am after a unique tattoo design that is to be inked from the wrist to the shoulder and possibly more if required over the shoulder to the chest.

The tattoo is to be in dark tones and shading no colour required except for the use of the natural skin tone beneath, I will try paint the picture in words for it to come to life flowed from pen to paper. If some colour is required then we can work from there if you as an artist think it may be required to help create this type of tattoo.

In my mind I picture a mud crab at the bottom of a rough sea have freed itself from a drift crab pot that has snagged onto a lost sea anchor on rocks/reef with its claws facing upwards with a small school of fish in the midst. Sailing on the ocean above a pirate ship with full sails drawing the strong winds while rising up over the waves. In the ocean close to the bow of the boat a bottle of corked Irish Jameson Whiskey floating upright half full in the waves where the ship is rising up over them.

On the bow of the ship where names usually are printed there's a four leaf clover and above facing the sea is the ships figure head sculpture of a beautiful woman facing the sea holding a lantern, I would like to add in the creativity feeling of a bearded sailor with the style of the tattoo having an Irish/northern seaman style. Possibly the Greek god Poseidon's face could be entwined to be part of the waves, at the wheel of the ship or at the bow deck a visual of a traditional Buff Popeye the sailor man who is the captain of the vessel with his pipe in his mouth (can attach photos from google images but not to copy just for similarity I want all to be original to itself). The sky above the ship can be an evening tone with a visual southern cross in the sky to signify she's sailing Australian waters.

On the inside of the bicep surrounded by a few four leaf clovers tied together by a ships rope I envision a Day Of The Dead couple bowed together foreheads touching in there wedding apparel both wearing boots for shoes to signify love is eternal with room underneath for a name/writing and inside the rope the background of the couple is the same ocean/waves of the whole tattoo with two seagull styled birds holding the ropes together at the bottom of the couple facing outwards so the ropes are secured though the birds face outwards to signify there free (I would love for this tattoo to somehow tie in with the tattoo sleeve though this piece be completely on the inside of the bicep)

I endeavour to find an artist that can help me start this tattoo off and work with me further to help perfect it to help make it come to life and be inked! If you get on my level with this idea please add and change whatever you think may work for it may be better to what I have in mind.

I have also attached tattoo images from google to help with styling my desire as well. These images are for brainstorming and to help visualise what I'm trying to help create from words I do not wish to copy, I want this piece to be totally unique and original to itself.

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Public Clarification Board

  • Moshiur0101
    Moshiur0101
    • 3 weeks ago

    Work in progress........I'll submit the artwork within the time limit for sure. Thank you so much once again for giving me the chance to participate in your awesome contest. Thank you Sir:)

    • 3 weeks ago
  • whyball
    whyball
    • 1 month ago

    I'm still working on it, but i don't understand exactly the part with the crab what should be between his claws? tnx

    • 1 month ago
    1. Swamp94
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      No need to have anything in the claws, just open and facing up. What you have done is nice.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • greenkoloss
    greenkoloss
    • 3 weeks ago

    Tell me, which hand will it be, left or right? This is necessary in order to set the direction of the dynamics of the composition.

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. Swamp94
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      It will be on the right arm.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • Moshiur0101
    Moshiur0101
    • 3 weeks ago

    #extended the contest please for 5 more days if possible. I'll submit my drawing for sure, Thank you:)

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. Swamp94
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      I have extended for you.

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. Moshiur0101
      Moshiur0101
      • 3 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for extending the contest, I'm working on it. It'll take time a bit to submit the draft, I'll submit ASAP. Thank you Sir!

      • 3 weeks ago
  • greenkoloss
    greenkoloss
    • 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for extending this competition, I didn’t have time to finish yesterday. Your project is very important.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • silentblack8
    silentblack8
    • 1 month ago

    hello, I have a question, don't you think the characters on the ship will look too small considering the arm size that will limit opening the scene top scale up the ship to see the front with the woman sculpture and the sailors on board ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Swamp94
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Yes your probably correct, maybe that part of the scene should be added and illustrated somewhere else though corperated within the same tattoo, would that work?

      • 1 month ago
    2. Moshiur0101
      Moshiur0101
      • 3 weeks ago

      I have an idea to incorporate them, I'll work on it if contest is extended. Thank you.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • AintN0thing
    AintN0thing
    • 1 month ago

    #40 i put two design there
    This artwork is available on PSD file separated layer on A3 canvas with 600 DPI

    • 1 month ago
  • jmvanbreda
    jmvanbreda
    • 1 month ago

    I can do a traditional drawing if you're interested. Let me know

    • 1 month ago
  • jmvanbreda
    jmvanbreda
    • 1 month ago

    Working

    • 1 month ago
  • reddmac
    reddmac
    • 1 month ago

    prepping artwork... joining soon

    • 1 month ago

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