Sunday, January 6, 2013

drawing, painting, tattooing


 so far 2013 has been pretty sweet. one thing i have been doing a lot lately is drawing. when i have free time, i am drawing now. i love it. what i wantto try doing is for every drawing i do that is my style do a drawing that is a bit more of the style of my tattoo shop. they do mostly black and grey work and realistic which isnt really my thing but i want to learn as much as i can from them while im there. 
i have been having a great time with my own style. i did my first flash board of moth flowers. i was inspired by a flash board i found while pursuing tumblr of a bunch of weird moths/butterflies so i started sketching uo my own. i had so much fun with it and really love them. i am working on some more at the moment and will share soon.
i also tattooed tom on friday. its a work in progress, we are adding two more rows of scalps and then shading it in. it was a hard day but i came out of it on top and i learned soooooooo much from that session which is really really good. it was a tough spot to do because its a weird angle to tatttoo at. i thought getting the stencil was gonna be the worst part but it ended up being the easiest part! i was so proud of myself for getting it on the 2nd try. the first was almost good but the back didnt line up but with an awesome trick of using a rubberband to make sure it was straight, i got it just right :) i will be doing another tattoo on friday or thursday which im totally excited about. it is getting less nerve racking each time i pick up the machine, i couldnt be more proud of myself. it looks super easy but man, tattooing is tough stuff and i am so grateful to be able to be doing it!

xo,cb

30 comments:

  1. thanks for posting this update— i have been wondering how things at the shop are going. i am so so excited for you! it's great you can tell you are improving each time, i can't wait to follow along and see how far you come this year <3

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    1. you are so sweet! thanks! It makes me so happy knowing that my updates make others happy too!

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  2. I love the moths! So beautiful! Also loving you're doing for reals tattoos now. Its so exciting to see you tattoo career come to life :)

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  3. love LOVE the moth flowers kiki! did i mention how much i love your blog's face lift! it's so 'you'! keep it up lady x

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    1. thanks erica! it needed a bit of new face lift :)

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  4. Oh, thank you for this update! I'm so glad you get to do what you wanted to for such a long time. Here in Belgium we have an expression that goes: "met vallen en opstaan" which means that you'll get there, but you're gonna fall sometimes and have to get back up. So you'll get there, don't worry! Also, I love your design on the top left, looks like an owl to me and I'm in love with them. In 2013, I want to get my first tattoo, so maybe I should let you make a design? :)

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    1. I would love to design something for you! too bad you are so far away otherwise i would say i would tattoo it too!!!!!!! yup a lot of the learning process, for really anything, is falling down and learning from it. so far it is proven to be true and i am so thrilled that i keep getting back up. it is so important because in this industry everything is different for each person so i have to find out what works for me. someone says one thing but it might not work for me so i have to figure a lot out for myself which in the end is a lot better :) i am learning and having so much fun which is all that matters :) thank you for your awesome comment! xo

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  5. I love your moths and the skull! I am so glad you are getting to sketch and fine tune your tattoo skills! I am so excited for you and can't wait to see the rest of Tom's tattoo! You are so lucky that he is willing to let you practice on the real deal.

    I am so excited for you and can't wait to see how far you go with this in 2013!

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  6. wow, your flash is great, so vivid and clear. maybe one day I can get a tattoo from you?

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  7. I love your sketches! The top left one is my fav. You are super brave for starting up with tattooing. It seems sooooo hard to me, but you are doing so well!

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  8. Hey miss,
    As promised, here is the recipe for the beef stew: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.ca/2007/10/my-beef-stew-crush.html
    Hope you're not a veggie ;)

    Carly

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  9. it's so amazing to see you actually tattooing! having tom around is pretty handy for practice sessions! <3

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  10. I am so so happy that you are out there pursuing your tattoo dreams. I feel like a proud mama bear :)

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  11. Ooo I love your sketches! Such pretty and vibrant colors!

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  12. I love your drawings- you have such a fun style! That's great that you've been drawing a lot this year! I don't think tattooing looks easy at all- I'm really impressed by how fast you're learning!!

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  13. I have loved seeing your updates through instagram so it was fun to hear a bit more details. first, lucky you for having Tom to tattoo! the hubs & I are both wimps w/ pain & fearful of it in tattooing so I good thing you both aren't! bUT most importantly, you are so talented! i love the moth flash board, it is so cute and colorful but classy too. that's fun the shop has a much diff style, prob a better learning experience than if it were more similar. keep up the amazing work, you are so awesome!
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  14. Ooh I love those pretty moth flowers! Sarah xxx

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  16. your guy is a committed boyfriend! he must be so chuffed for you too, sporting your handiwork. he is a bit like a tattooing journal isn't he, documenting your tattooing history... love seeing your progress! hugs from Finland :)

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  17. The moths are awesome! I especially love the pink one! I would be so nervous tattooing James, well done with tom's tattoo, it looks great so far!

    xo L

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  18. I just love your moths, esp the pink one (like some others I see:) )
    I think Tom's tattoos look fab, and so professional, I love that despite some difficulties you found your way round them. It's great to hear your progress, I'm so happy for you xox

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