25. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)
I AM DEFINITELY NOT DRAWING TURTLEFACE MC FUCKS-YOU-UP AND ROCKING OUT TO WILSON PHILLIPS. WHATEVER GAVE YOU THAT IDEA…
Redrawing Newt’s tattoos for Megacon as a little side project for when I don’t have enough time to work on plushies. And THIS TIME I’M DOING IT RIGHT! I’ve done a scale comparison from Charlie’s arm to my own, i’m going to transfer my pencil sketch with contact paper over to some watercolor paper (last time I did my coloring on tracing paper and…ugh) to get the washes right, and I have a fine new set of inking pens now (thank you, Jamie) so it’ll look even more tattoo-like.
I’m starting with Turtle McFucks You Up and has anybody noticed how unevenly applied it is? Like it was sized wrong for Charlie’s arm and that’s why it’s scale differently than Yamarashi, gaps at the bottom, and the kaiju’s legs sprawl past his wrist… and Jamie informs me that very few folks can stand the sort of pain that comes with getting tattooed near or on your wrist bone and hands- so either Newt is the most hardcore of the hardcore…. or somebody fucked up in makeup….
Mariska Hargitay (via joyful-destynie)