A few months ago whilst in a bar with friends a guy asked me to come up with a design based on his concept of Last Man Standing. A silhouet of a man in a suit, standing on a broken piece of land floating away from a broken apocalyptic city scape. Nice I thought, so got to work researching on google images. 3 hours of drawing and had something looking pretty good. So I call and text and leave a message telling the sketch is done, no reply. Great another time waster but tried looking on the bright side that I got some drawing practice in. The design was slipped into my clear book to possibly be forgotten about.
To my surprise the design found a new home, a friend of a friend was flipping through the drawings and the Last Man Standing caught his eye. He had an idea for an element tattoo for a while and this one seemed to hit home. With a different background of wind, water and fire he had his piece.
Stencil with hand drawn background
I blood lined the stencil with a 5 round liner making quick passes to commit the stencil to skin then got to work with the black with the same liner and a 7 magnum.
The rock was water shaded then white mixed to give it depth, the grass was filled in with a dark green lightened with white then go back over with quick passes with the round liner and the base green. Flames and water was lined in red and blue.
Finished result, feel free to ask questions,
is there anything I could do to make it "pop" more? would different colors work better?, or does it need more or less shading/highlights? , I'm interested to know what you think!