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These are designs for some tattoos I wanted to do for a friend. I've never really designed a tat before, so getting the appropriate style for body art down is a bit tricky.

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Hmm.

I can't enlarge it for some reason to see the fine details, but for a possible tattoo sketch these are fairly good, depending on how large of a tattoo your friend wants. The smaller a tat is, the less detail you can put into it without the lines all blurring together after the years. For sketches, yes, I think these are good. :) Don't worry about getting "THE" style for body art, as all body art has different styles. Find YOUR style and run with it.

The only tips I could offer would be that if your friend wants these LARGE, then you have a loooooot of detail/shading work to do (the male angel's robe looks kind of shiny?). If your friend wants them about 4-5 inches tall, from top to bottom, then I would actually suggest removing a little detail from the flowers. For the female angel, I love the way you did the feathers as a stylized little line all the way down. It's awesome. And it would look great on skin. With a bit of pale blue shading and some white over tones when inked, it'd look badass. :o Keep those wings, man.

Klimatic: Dude, if you want angels in bikinis with a huge rack, that's cool. But there's nothing wrong with his "female anatomy." Just looking at the halo and the robe she's wearing, and you can kinda tell it's done in a classic angelic style, like in paintings centuries ago.

Anywho. I do wish I could get the click-to-zoom thing to work. Either way, you're off to a good start. Keep tweaking em, but the idea is solid. :D

Really-Unlucky responds:

Wow, what a constructive review! Haven't checked back on these in awhile, so when I discovered your post I was pretty excited. Sorry that you weren't able to enlarge the drawings, but most of the detail was done in a rough, sketchy style that was meant to kind of test my ability at making decent-looking tattoos, so you're not missing much.

I appreciate all the helpful points and tips you included in your review, cheers!

It seems nice, but as a permanent tattoo? Nah.

The face of the first tat could be much, much more human than that. The chin is too sharp, the hair is like a forest of damn icicles jutting out from his skull, and the shading looks like a line straight across his face - kind of like if someone took a rectangle and hovered it over his head.

The only big flaws I saw in the second one is the bad female anatomy (you know what that is, right? I hope to Him that you do) and the strange shading on the hair and the inside of the clothes.

Hope you can fix those things.

Really-Unlucky responds:

Thanks for your review. These designs were quickly put together, but I comprehend a lot of the points you made about how they could be improved.

As for your comment on the anatomy of the second tattoo, however, I'm a bit in the dark. Could you be a little more specific on the mistakes?

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