An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
An Ethel Among Mermans

Tattoo design, a badge, and a last MFF piece


corvidophile approached me a bit ago and asked me to design a tattoo for her. I've never done this before because I'm admittedly a little self conscious about people getting my art permanently etched on their skin (I don't even have any tattoos, myself). She assured me that she thought I would do a good job and along the lines of what she was looking for.

It started out with her wanting an otter in a similar pose to an Ursula Vernon image, but a sea otter instead. Then it slowly morphed into a completely new thing entirely.

Here's the finished concept lineart/shading layout and color suggestion, as well as the completed tattoo she had done at her chosen parlor. I like the highlights he added in, I think it really adds a lot.

She wanted me to mention that once the swelling goes down and she had a bit touched up it will be even better.

So, this is a first for me: My art has never before been on someone's body (that I know of) and I'm happy to have been part of the process!

Copyright Notice: This was a commissioned piece for Corbie alone, and this otter design is not available for public use.


Here's a badge for Myenia

aurorawolf suggested I draw a naga for my next pencil piece, a challenge I was inspired to take on! I didn't intend on finishing this in time for the MFF art show as it was just a "fun" piece, but it looks like it may very well be there :)

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