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Topic: Artist needed!!!
Message: Posted by: ellisd (Feb 18, 2004 12:52AM)
I'm putting together my first show and it's all going to be stories. I want to do it ala Ray Bradburys Illustrated man where I would have tatoos on my body and each tattoo would have a story connected to it. My only problem being that Im not good at drawing and will need to have most of these tattoes specially made. I am going to need someone to help me get them drawn. I was hoping there might be one of you that I could work out some sort of arrangement with. Please Pm me if you think you could help. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Tony Ley (Feb 26, 2004 11:24PM)
PM me or send me an email and tell me what you're looking for. I'll draw up a couple of concepts, scan them and email them back to you. I've done 'tat' designs for several people over the years and it sounds like a REALLY cool idea that you've got brewing.
Another idea to consider without actually getting 'inked' might be to run over to Office Depot, pick up a couple packages of temporary tattoo papers for your computer, google some images, save them, and then ultimately just stick the pictures where you want them on your body. That way you could change your 'tats' whenever you wanted.
Remember getting 'inked' has some set-backs. When you apply for gigs, the 'tats' may dissuade people from actually hiring you. People usually have a stereotype stored away for individuals with tattoos all over.
Hope this helps,
Tony Ley
Message: Posted by: Mike Walton (Jun 6, 2004 07:45PM)
PM Firedice27. He's a very good illustrator and has designed many tattoos including those he has on his arms. I just saw some caricatures he did as part of an advertising package that he put together for another magician. I was amazed.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 6, 2004 08:11PM)
[i]The Illustrated Man[/i] is a great book, by Ray Bradbury. And a great way to frame an act.

Reed McClintock does magic with his tattoos. Another resource to discuss ideas.

If you are going to sport ink, may as well make it magical too.
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jun 6, 2004 10:26PM)
I freelance as an illustrator and graphic artist. You can see my work at: http://www.flip-side.com
Message: Posted by: Carron (Jun 24, 2004 10:38AM)
PM Shawlie, his work really is the best I've seen you can check some of it out at: http://members.chello.nl/m.koopmans5/

He really is amazing.