This is a custom designed New York skyline image I created for a friends tattoo. I was able to conceptualize all of the elements she wanted in the design while considering the placement on her body and how much the tattoo artist may charge for inking it. She will be getting this placed across her chest.
The process I used for this particular design started with researching many different images of the NY skyline and Brooklyn Bridge in photographs, graphic images, as well as tattoos. My friend also showed examples that she found on her own research. Using all of her desired elements and images that inspired me, I freehand sketched the design with pencil then placed tracing paper over the sketch and used a black fine point pen and felt marker to give it a clean finish. This took about a week of editing to create this image.
Dimensions: The image is approximately 10 1/4" long and 3" tall
I sketch designs fairly large in a 8.5" x 12" sketch book so that the image can be easily scaled to the size desired.