Line design commission for a custom tattoo for my dear artist friend, Stefania. She requested a half-back piece with a betta fish, calla lilies, poppies, calicantus blossoms, and skulls. This was designed with consideration for her other existing tattoos and for her wishes in terms of stylistic visions and preferences for some of the elements' positioning. Other than that, I had a lot of artistic freedom and got to enjoy a slightly macabre 'flower arrangement' session while working on the pencil sketch.
Inking was done in plain old biro -- my favorite drawing medium. ^^ The fish's tale and fins probably gave me the most challenge with filaments overlapping one another for a wonderful detail.
Since this is an exclusive custom design for a client, please do not copy and do not ask for a permission to use.
©2012 Mitzi Sato-Wiuff/Aruarian Dancer