I know there are some steps missing here, I was just trying out what all these photos together at the end would look like. I think I will do a more process photos like these for the next painting I am starting right now – with more steps in between than this.
I now have a new email address, I encourage you to use it, especially for getting into contact with me about tattoos. My usual one soiled the bed this morning and sent everyone on my contact list (thats about 400 people) spam mail so I am retiring it after many years of service. Delete the email@example.com one and contact me from now on at:
Easy to remember, right? Thanks everyone, and if you were one of those people who got a spam, my apologies, just delete it! OXOX
Here are some electric tattoos I have done recently. For more visit the Okey Doke to see my portfolio – the site is currently experiencing technical difficulties though!
And here are a couple recent hand poke tattoos.
They are here! My first giclee prints at Shirtsanddestroy.com. Both are size 14″x22″ super high quality prints on cotton rag paper. An edition of 100, there are less than 20 left of either, so go get one!!
only $60, what a deal!
The images below have been watermarked.
Odin rides Sleipnir! The original is painted with FW Inks- the lightning was achieved using masking fluid. The original is now property of Tamara Waite Santibanez.
I have two new tee shirts on shirtsanddestroy.com! Based on paintings done in FW ink, they are available in both men’s and woman’s sizes! Check it out here
Some cryptic photos of a poster in progress. This will be fore an art show charity event in Vancouver. The show will feature art by social workers and residents of the infamous downtown east side of Vancouver. The money will be going to an art gallery in that area run by Portland Hotel Society. I will repost the poster when its fully completed! Oh yeah, and I channeled Virgil Finlay, can you tell?
Here is my submission for the ‘Cautionary Tales’ art show , the 3rd annual national charity art auction to benefit Art City in St. James Town, put on by Seven Crowns Tattoo here in Toronto. The show features original art by tattoo artists all around the city, following the theme of folk and fairy tales. The opening is on september 16th at 6 Degrees Nightclub, Doors at 8pm.
Its been a little bit since my last post, I am going to try and be more diligent with updates and pictures of things!
My friend just sent this to me, a shirt I airbrushed him years ago (I used to know how to do that apparently). Thought I would share it. Ive been getting approached to do motorcycle helmets and tanks lately, which i imagine to be infinitely more difficult to paint than fabric, but I may give it a whirl. At least some broad colour fades are certainly do-able, maybe with some one shot fanciness over top? No promises. If i do it, you’ll see it here and instagram first. follow me if you like, @snelgrove.
Here is a little dragon study I did last night. There are so many details and tricks to drawing dragons and even more to painting them! I usually just go ahead with a big old sheet of water colour paper and hope for the best, but I think planning ahead is best (duh). If anything, tattooing has taught me to slow down and map things out first, and here it is, helping with my painting! the hard way=the only way
My good friend Liam has formed a new band, Axe Wound! Here is some record art and shirts I did for them!
I made these prints last weekend for the Rochester tattoo convention, and they are now available for sale online. They are 18.5″x24″ giclee print with applied silver foil (I foiled each print by hand). I tried to take a decent photo of the foil shining, but the pics dont do it justice,they are very bright!
Only 5 left, they are $80 CAN plus shipping. Email me to purchase, I accept paypal
Fun machined tattoo I did on my friend Jehu the other day. Inspired by an image in one of the Russian prison tattoo books.
Here is a machine tattoo I did the other day. It is designed by my friend Jesse and is a memorial to his grandfather (tattoo is on his brother, brother).