Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
June 9, 2011
Image Size
3.8 MB
Resolution
1988×2487
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,165 (2 today)
Favourites
121 (who?)
Comments
21
Downloads
169
×
Escapist Tattoo Flash by BloodMoonEquinox Escapist Tattoo Flash by BloodMoonEquinox
Escapist
June 9th, 2011
Roseart colored pencils on drawing paper
edited in GIMP

A nightingale in a golden cage
That's me locked inside reality's maze
Come someone, make my heavy heart light
Come undone, bring me back to life...


Still on a Nightwish kick...this one is "Escapist", a bonus track on the album "Dark Passion Play". You can listen to it here: [link]

Yes, I'm aware that the text positioning is deplorable. I need to read some tutorials on how to fix that, because I thought I would try different styles of font in GIMP before doing the hand lettering on the finished piece. I kind of like this font because it's vaguely Gothic but still legible.

But yay, everything is (mostly) symmetrical! Hooray for tracing paper! :D Usually I don't use tracing paper to draw my symmetrical stuff (and I did draw the birdcage freehand) but I wanted the roses to all be the same size. I also used the tracing paper to draw some old-school sparrows/swallows, but they looked retarded and I changed the composition a little and erased them =P

To make this look like old-school tattoo flash, I took my usual parchment texture and adjusted the brightness and contrast in GIMP (added brightness, subtracted contrast). Then over it I added one layer of my scanned drawing and set it to Multiply at about 60%. Then I duplicated that layer and set the new layer to Soft Light at about 40%. I slapped on some text and done. :D

Expect more of these roses--I loved coloring them, especially the blue ones! :)

Parchment texture is here:[link]
The font is Bradley Gratis: [link]
Lineart for this is here: [link]

This is who I am
Escapist, Paradise Seeker
Fare thee well, now time to fly
Out of sight, out of time
Away from all lies...


Comments and constructive critiques are welcome! :)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconstreetangel13:
StreetAngel13 Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i can do this on a person? , not a forever tattoo , plz check my profile and tell me
Reply
:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Sure, go ahead! :happybounce: I'd love to see a pic of it when you're done to add to my collections! :D
Reply
:iconstreetangel13:
StreetAngel13 Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeee
Reply
:icontalesfrommyworld:
TalesFromMyWorld Apr 21, 2012
Thanks for letting me use the design :)
[link]
Reply
:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You're super welcome! :happybounce:
I've featured it here! [link]
Reply
:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
Reply
:icongreeneyezz:
Love this! Looks like an awesome tattoo.
I have one suggestion though; the text looks like solid black, much darker than any of the other tones. It seems like you may have added it in with a computer. If so, try softening it by maybe making it a dark brown and/or a little see through, so you get some of the texture of the paper in there. That way the text won't steel too much focus from the over all image.
Reply
:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Nov 1, 2011  Student General Artist
That's a really good idea! :) I'll have to see what I can do about that! Thanks so much! :happybounce:
Reply
Add a Comment: