Canterbury, Kent, England
I’m here to study abroad I’ve been here since sept 15 and I leave to go back to Central New York on dec 15. I decided to get “Let it be” because I’ve been through some shit in my life, like anyone else, because life isn’t easy for anyone and there are just some things you can’t change so you have to “let it be” and move on. This is my 10th tattoo I’ve gotten and I absolutely love it!
I figured I’d give getting critiqued a shot. It’s inspired by a scene in the book 100 years of Solitude.Done by Matt Brotka at Salvation Gallery in Richmond Virginia.
Nice nice nice. The wrap-around makes it had to take in all at once so let’s break it down:
- The ship. The details are right-on. Look at all those little windows? And the moss growing over it? Brilliant. It’s the little things that make it work.
- The helmet. The bigness of it keeps the ship from over powering it, and the blues tie it in with the sky for nice balance. Plus the colors of that rust look nice with the medal and cool in their own right.
- The foliage. The big leaves are the same shape as those on the tree, and tie in with the colors on the ship. AGain, the big/little contrast keeps one from getting swallowed by the other.
- The texture. Those clouds. Those streaks of light. Those leaves. The wood and teeth. Great repeating patterns.
- The edges. It fades or moves into the body awesomely. All those different shapes and the sand a the bottom give it a super interesting silhouette again full of textures.
GOOD. EFFING. WORK.
and a little tall ship nerd fun fact: extra cudos for including tattered stun’sails, those little guys hanging off the ends of the yardarms. Stun’sails are sails used to gain more speed when there was just no more room to put more sails. theyd lash extensions to the yardarms and then fly stunsails overlapping the permanent sail plan, square riggers are/were literally insane.
Hey that’s me.