My brother is a very accomplished tattoo artist based in Sweden. In December of 08, when my sister and I were visiting the old country for the first time in 3 years, he asked me if I could draw an idea he had; a character from the horror genre playing the violin.
He wanted it to be his contribution to a tattoo convention taking place in May the following year.
The following work is the result of that collaboration. It’s the first one we ever did together and I’m very proud of it.
The first thing I did was look through references of the character of our choice (once we decided on who it was going to be). Then I looked for references for a violin but found squat, so I had my sister take several photographs of me holding my violin in the position my brother wanted the character to stand. Once I had my selection picked out I sketched a bunch of different versions until my brother chose the winner. The decision made, I started adding details and cleaning the lines up. When the picture was mostly done I retraced every line with the vector tool and redid them using vector points.
Below you can see the result. The line art is done by me, the shading are by my brother and the final image is of the finished product done as a tattoo.
Title: Mournful Edward
Fandom: Tim Burtons’ Edward Scissorhands
Characters/Pairing: Edward Scissorhands
Note: The character is based on an ‘Edward Scissorhands’ poster, the violin is mine though.
There are 3 files.
1) Shows the finished lineart as I drew it out with the use of vectors in PS7. Can be viewed at full size here
2) Shows my brother's version prior to transfering the design over to flesh. Can be viewed at full size here
3) Shows the finished tattoo. Can be viewed at full size here
.The links will take you to the pics respective deviantart page.