Personalized Black Ink Art

I can create a unique black ink drawing personalized with names, phrases, or any words you'd like.

Examples are: the camel picture has the name "Casseb" in the hump; the tree (Monkey Island) has "Live Wild" at the base of the tree; and the cat has the name "Sheesha" written along the body.

My style is called "tribal paisley," and while typically the subjects are animals, since the motion of the swirls lends itself so wonderfully to active creatures, inanimate objects also look amazing.

First I create the basic outline of the animal, and I start to 'fill in the blank' as it were – all with pencil. There is a lot of erasing and tweaking during this process, especially around eyes and faces, where I'm going for a specific look. Finally, once all the penciling is done and I'm happy with the way it looks, I go over all of it in pen. (Sometimes, if I've messed up the paper with too much erasing, I'll trace the penciled image onto another sheet of paper and ink that in. But usually it's all done on one page.)

This is definitely a great conversation piece, and a one-of-a-kind piece of art that will always be unique.

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