client asked for a fairy on a toadstool with the word believe and brought in some reference images of tattoos that were similar to what she wanted. i did not really think that the tattoos were well done or well designed so i decided to put my own spin on it.
first i did some quick thumbnails to get the basic design. picked a couple that i liked and started to look for good pinup chickadee reference. so i went to the master, gil evegren, and re-drew a pose i liked. i added all the other elements (minus the 'believe'...i know what i want it to look like just haven't done it yet) and ta-da, i got a sketch to show the client.
busy, busy, busy week of drawing and tattooing...man i need a break.