Trevor came by the apartment last night and dropped off the troll that I drew for him back in ’90 so that I could scan it. Here it is:
He also talked more about the tattoo he wants. On Tuesday he didn't know what he wanted, just that he wanted it to be something I've drawn. The only thing that I've drawn recently that I really liked the look of is the dragon ribbon. I don't think I've ever drawn a better dragon head than that one. Of course he doesn't want a ribbon on his skin no matter how much it might help my sales so I said I would modify it. Yesterday I removed the text, the second wing and the color since it's going to be a black line job and gave him a printout when he dropped by my work. This is what it looks like right now:
The location he's going to put it on is his right deltoid (shoulder, on the side) with the face facing forward.
I still plan on doing some further variations of it, like taking out the wing altogether and putting in a body of some sort, as long as I can get it to flow well.
It seems he really liked it as it is so earlier that day he took the printout to the shop where he's going to be inked – Art With A Pulse – to find out how much it would cost. They told him it would be $160 and apparently they really liked the design. The way he said it, they REALLY liked the design. Now he's trying to talk me into putting together some kind of Flash* book that he could take over to show them when he finally gets the tattoo placed by way of many, many needle jabs under his skin. What do you all think of that idea? I've thought about it before but never really pursued it, since I don't really know much about the "biz."
* Flash in this case isn't the program. This Flash is a generic, non-custom tattoo that is handy for people who want something tattooed but don't know what they want. Go here for more info about tattoos. Knowledge is power and impresses the chicks far more than a tattoo on your forehead.