Bone tribal wings

Bone-like bio whatever tribal wings tattoo design. Yep. (I love my descriptions ... not).
bone tribal wings, shaded.
tribal wings, black.





Actualy, I was about to post some very colorful stuff, but given I saw halloween themed things everywhere on the net, I opted for a darker design. The vivid one will be for next sunday :p
And I think I found a way to smooth a bit the grain of the pencil without making it look too blurry, happy me.

On a side note, I'm fighting with Blogspot's new themes right now, to update to one of their new template but to keep the same look (except it's a bit wider). I hope I didn't break anything.

Maori Samoan tattoo design for the shoulder

Hi,

As mentioned yesterday, I worked on a new flash design that you can order on this blog. I just finished it today and it's a combination of a Maori inspired tribal with some Samoan elements/shapes added to it.
On a rainy afternoon (one of the many in Holland ;)) I just started sketching when watching television, so not really paying attention to what I was drawing, just doodling around.
To my surprise it really just came out of my hands.

Here's the sketch I'm talking about:

quick tattoo sketch design maori samoan styleThis was a good quick tattoo sketch to start a final design from. So I set up my work table, took my pencil box and redrew the design on a sheet of A3 paper.

I started with the swirl of spearheads, because that is the main theme in this tatoo.
Then I added the koru shape below the shoulder which is overlapped a little to create a depth/dimension.
I really enjoy to create flowing lines, with a flawless curve.
Finally I added the right side of the tattoo and made some Samoan inspired patterns with triangles, fish shapes and overlapping strokes.

Once the sketch was finished I traced it with a black marker and scanned it.
Finally I added the shading of the different areas and retouched some small blemishes and spots in Photoshop.

Here's the final shoulder tattoo.

The original size is 29 x 21,5 cm (11 x 8,5 inches), but it can be scaled to adjust it to your arm/shoulder.

Price for this design is 41,65 euro (58 US dollar)

If you wish to order it, simply press the "Buy now" button and you will be redirected to the Paypal site for the payment.

maori shoulder sleeve tattoo samoan








Any questions? Just let me know.

Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com

Silver fern storm3d style tattoo

Hi there,

Another nice project today, a client asked me to draw a New Zealand/Maori silver fern in my own "storm3d" style.

The tattoo would be placed just below his arm to just above the hip, around 30 cm in height, quite a large tatoo.

First I made a sketch:

silver fern maori tattoo design

















You can see a row of spearheads and some abstract leaves in a repetitive rythm.
I added a curve to the fern so it would flow nicely on the clients body.
The first sketch was approved, so I could trace the design with a marker, scan it and add some nice shadings to the leaves and arrowheads.
The high quality picture looks like this:

New Zealand silver fern maori images



I'm working on a new design that will be for sale on this blog, a Maori inspired design with a touch of Samoan elements.
Tomorrow I will add some pictures and maybe I have finished it by that time.

Just check back soon!

Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com
www.storm3d.com

Mobile Love

Several men are in the locker room of a golf club.

A phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands free speaker-function and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen.

MAN: "Hello"

WOMAN: "Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?"

MAN: "Yes"

WOMAN: "I am at the shop now and found this beautiful leather coat. It's only $1,000. Is it OK if I buy it?"

MAN: "Sure, ..go ahead if you like it that much."

WOMAN: "I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the new 2010 hot models. I saw one I really liked."
MAN : " How much ? "

WOMAN : " $70,000 "

MAN: "Really, go for it? But at that price make sure you get it with all the options!"

WOMAN: "Thank you honey" Oh, and one more thing .... The house we wanted last year is back on the market"

MAN: "Well, then go ahead and give them an offer."

WOMAN: "They're asking $750,000."

MAN: " Go ahead and give them an offer of $700,000. They will probably take it. If not, we can go the extra $50,000 because it's really what you want."
WOMAN : "OK. I'll see you later! I love you so much!"

MAN: "Bye, I love you, too."

The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him in astonishment.

Then turns and asks: "Anyone know who’s this phone belongs to?"

Maori design on my powerkite

Hi,

As a hobby next to designing tattoos, I really like to fly powerkites. These kites have 4 lines, two for steering and two for braking.
I bought my first powerkite a year ago, a 4m2 Peter Lynn Twister, which has a really good lift.
This kite can lift me of the ground, sometimes even 2 meters in strong winds.

Some people create their own kites, so I would like to try that. First I started with a 1.7 square meters, small kite.
This really was a great experience, from printing the template panels (around 160 A4 sheets), sticking it together, cutting the panels (around 100 pieces in total) to sewing them together with my "new" Pfaff 1221 sewing machine:











This was the model I created in the program "Surfplan", which is ideal for creating your own foils and power kites.

powerkite design maori style tattoo









Here are a few pictures of the process and the completed kite:

kite panels storm3dpanels for a powerkite designmaori powerkite












surfplan kite design storm3dtribal tatoo power kite designmaori pattern power kite designs











Finally I shot a movie of the process and it also shows the final kite in the air for its maiden flight:





Any questions? Just send me a message!

Kind regards, Mark Storm

maori design on a spinning wheel

Hi there,

A few months ago I made several tattoo designs for a spinning wheel. The designs where lasered in the wood. Today I received the photos of the wheel with the design on it.
It looks really nice, especially the round wheel with the spiral koru design.













Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com
www.storm3d.com

Steampunk-like gears

Drawing those gears took me wayyyy to much time, huh. And they still look messy, but I guess it could be an inspiration for a steampunk themed tattoo.
steampunk gears tattoo design


The Divorced Barbie Doll


One day a father gets out of work and on his way home he suddenly remembers that it's his daughter's birthday. He pulls over to a Toy Shop and asks the sales person, 'How much for one of those Barbie's in the display window?' The salesperson answers, 'Which one do you mean, Sir? We have: Work Out Barbie for $19.95, Shopping Barbie for $19.95, Beach Barbie for $19.95, Disco Barbie for $19.95, Ballerina Barbie for $19.95, Astronaut Barbie for $19.95, Skater Barbie for $19.95, and Divorced Barbie for $265.95'.

The amazed father asks: 'It's what?! Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.95 and the others only $19.95?'

The annoyed salesperson rolls her eyes, sighs, and answers: 'Sir..., Divorced Barbie comes with: Ken's Car, Ken's House, Ken's Boat, Ken's Furniture, Ken's Computer, one of Ken's Friends, and a key chain made with Ken's balls

Tattoo band wrapping around lower leg

Hi!

Another new tattoo project this week, a custom design for the lower leg.
My customer asked me if I could draw a band fully wrapping around his leg, just above the ankle, 15 cm in height.

When I receive the measurements, the first thing I do is making a template in Google Sketchup.
I need to get the right curvature of the design, so I creat two circles with the right circumference and make a cone shape in 3d. Then I unwrap it with the "unfold" plugin into a 2d surface.

sketchup tattoo design lower legankle tattoo template sketchup









The final template looks like this:

tattoo tribal template sketch design










Finally I print it at the right size and start drawing.

The customer wanted a design inspired on another lower leg tattoo I did some time ago.

With pencil I made this first sketch with some koru curves and triangular tribal shapes.
The design was immediately approved by my client, so I could trace it, scan it and finalize it in Photoshop.


ankle band tattoo lower legleg tattoo band wrapping around











Any questions?

Just let me know!

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Mushrooms

Lot of them outside at the moment, so I had to try to do a mushroom based design.
mushroom tattoo design

I messed up the glowing gemn and had to re-draw it digitally, meh. (So yes, the rest is just pen & pencil, as almost always).

Types of cool riders

Lower back tattoo in maori style

Hi!

I know it has been too long since my last post, but here are a few new sketches I have done for some customers. First a lower back tattoo for a British customer, who wanted a simple symmetrical design with some nice flowing lines, representing the waves and sea:

lower back maori tattoo sketch picturepencil sketch of a maori inspired back tatoo designThis first design was a bit too wide, so I had to narrow it a little.

In the upper part of the tattoo I created some stylized wave shapes.









The final tattoo looks like this:

high quality maori tattoo design



Kind regards, Mark Storm

Colorful butterfly

Another one today, a butterfly in some very colorful style too.
butterfly tattoo design

Ornamental vines & flowers, rainbow color

To tell the truth, I have no idea if such a colorful design could look good as a tattoo or not.
(yay, it's the 10/10/10 10:10 (UTC+2))

A Letter to Dad

A father passing by his teenage daughter's bedroom
was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was neat and
tidy. Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the centre of
the pillow. It was addressed "Dad". With the worst premonition, he
opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:-

Dear Dad,
It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm
writing you, but I'm leaving home. I had to elope with my new boyfriend
Randy because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you. I've been
finding real passion with Randy and he is
so nice to me. I know when you meet him you'll like him too - even
with all his piercing, tattoos, and motorcycle clothes. But
it's not only the passion Dad, I'm pregnant and Randy said that he
wants me to have the kid and that
we can be very happy together. Even though
Randy is much older than me (anyway, 42 isn't so
old these days is it?),
and has no money, really these things shouldn't
stand in the way of our
relationship, don't you agree?

Randy has a great CD collection; he already owns a
trailer in the woods
and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. It's
true he has other girlfriends as well but I know he'll be faithful
to me in his own way.
He wants to have many more children with me and
that's now one of my dreams too.

Randy taught me that marijuana doesn't really hurt
anyone and he'll be growing it for us and we'll trade it with our
friends for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we'll
pray that science will find a
cure for AIDS so Randy can get better; he sure
deserves it!!

Don't worry Dad, I'm 15 years old now and I know
how to take care of myself.
Someday I'm sure we'll be back to visit so you can
get to know your grandchildren.

Your loving daughter,
Rosie.



At the bottom of the page were the letters "PTO".
Hands still trembling,
her father turned the sheet, and read:

PS: Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at
the neighbor's house.
I just wanted to remind you that there are worse
things in life than my report card that's in my desk centre drawer.
Please sign it and call when it is
safe for me to come home. I love you!

Bio celtic tattoo attempt

A kind of infinite symbol, celtic style. Mixed with an attempt at a bio effect (failed :p). I don't know if I prefer it that way or vertical (rotated 45° to the left).
bio-celtic