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Old 04-21-2009, 03:00 PM
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I'm trying to draw Auggie for my tattoo idea and I am seriously struggling. I think it's because I'm too close to the subject and I'm wrestling with really trying to capture AUGGIE here... I spent a LONG time trying to get the eyes just right, and now that I'm happy with those I'm not happy with everything else and want to start over. =P

I want to beat my head against my desk. I've hardly been working on it because of how much I'm struggling, I'm not enjoying drawing this at all.
Suggestions please?
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:18 PM
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I have done 4 portraits of Finnegan so far. And I hate them all.

It's SO HARD.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:20 PM
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I don't have any tattoos, but am friends with many people that do.

The people I know, will talk to the actual tatoo artist. They bring in photos, sketches, throw ideas, and really talk about what it is they want. They work together to create the tatoo drawing.

Some of the tatoos my friends have were MONTHS in the making.

So my advice would be to call your artist, and set up an appoitment for you to sit down and discuss your next tatoo!

BTW: we better get a pic when it's done!
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:14 PM
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I have done 4 portraits of Finnegan so far. And I hate them all.

It's SO HARD.
Okay, at least it's not just me. XD
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:07 PM
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Maybe you and allieM could trade? lol she could do auggie and you do finnegan

As for me.. I cant draw anything soo me drawing kenya is def a NOO
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:41 PM
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I tried to sketch Maggie just now just to see what it would look like and it looks almost exactly like a pig. Maybe if I try to draw a pig, it'll end up looking like Maggie.....
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:34 PM
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I make the best dog tattoos for free.

This is Pit:




I'm sure you'll get it right soon. When you do, you must must must share!
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:14 PM
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Allie already drew an Auggie. => Trust me, I would have already commissioned her for another if I wasn't so particular and precise on what I have in mind - and I have no intentions of screwing up a friendship by being a demanding, particular PITA of a client over a drawing of my dog. ;>
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My stepson had his pittie tattooed on his arm. He brought a couple of pics of his dog and the guy at the tattoo place drew up a pic for him.
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I Find the photo i like the very best and look carefully at it. You can even lay it out upside down if your having trouble. That helps you look at your negative space and draw what is really there not what your mind thinks is there. DRawing from life is always a challange but wonderful practice too.
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