Monday, March 13, 2006

Illustration Friday: Tattoo

The choice of themes this week is particularly unfortunate, as no one in my immediate family has a tattoo. Not that I have anything against them, but they were never really my thing. I have this horrible notion that many years from now, when I am in the nursing home, there will be all these people with totally unrecognizable blobs that were previously rather nice tattoos. I might be wrong. Still, I somehow don't think that giant mermaid will look so cool when I'm 85. That I should live so long. The model is, again, my long-suffering husband, with the amputated pinkie and the tape with "temporary tattoo" written by my son. I skipped the string this time to avoid the "tie-me-up" comments. Not that I mind them. And the piece is on auction at eBay at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7398599497 should you feel so inclined as to purchase it. http://www.cafepress.com/ottoblotto?pid=8246890

24 comments:

The Unknown said...

Great detail. That's awesome.
love

shannonjyl said...

chuckle..
wonderful detail.

Jeff G said...

I think this one's pretty clever... and nicely done too.

JO said...

Not just a great drawing, a great thought as well.

Loy-bot said...

Super nice, that's a really well done piece. Love the art on the rest of your blog, too!

orion713 said...

lol It is wonderful! Clever and beautiful and I just love it. :)

Lee said...

too cool that you turned it into a family project....nice entry!

disappointed said...

great drawing

Debra Cooper said...

NIce rendering and take on the subject. You have great skills with graphite, your other posts are great too.

Montooth said...

The detail on the hand is amazing, very clever and great idea.

Anonymous said...

LOL, very whimsy!

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misterhow said...

Nice.

carla said...

You really know how to catch the eye and make a statement! And your husband is quite the good sport:> Now, about tattoos and aging...you just put it in a sag free zone...it should be recognizable around the canasta table at the nursing home;>

ottoblotto said...

I have no sag free zones.

ValGalArt said...

great drawing!

georg said...

A kind of tattoo I would prefer! Funny - and a nice illo too, great!

Detlef said...

Lovely rendering as per usual....says he trying very hard to not say something that involves "tie me up" sentiment.

Francesca said...

wonderful drawing! yes I was always somewhat concerned about the nursing home scenario too...

Hotwire said...

i really like the detail and simplicity (can you have both???) of this - not to mention, very clever!

Alina Chau said...

Nice drawing!

katat0nik (JaneKL) said...

Love it!! Your husband is so nice to pose for you - I hope the next theme isn't dresses... lol :D

robotJAM said...

Otto, thanks for your comments on my blog. I love you pencil drawings, they are superb. I'm looking forward to seeing this weeks picture.

Collin said...

Cool. Your pencil work is exceptional, as always. At least a mermaid tattoo will still make sense years and years from now. I pity the people with Spongebob tattoos. You know there are at least a couple.

SexualEnhance said...

I skim a lot of blogs, and so far yours is in the Top 3 of my list of favorites. I'm going to dive in and try my hand at it, so wish me luck.

I've got a site you might be interested in (mine is about belly ring ) I know, it sounds strange, but it's like anything, once you learn more about it, it's pretty cool. It's mostly about belly ring related articles and subjects.