Bike Art Book

Today is all about Steve. Bet you didn’t know when you woke up this morning that someone else would be blogging about you today.

Steve came to me with this project with a folder full of reference, scans, print outs & even a disk with the images stored on it. I have to admit that it wasn’t at first a project that I was thrilled about. Hard lines that cross the body, detailed gears and pieces that needed to all be accurate. It makes for a very technically difficult tattoo and can wind up looking very awkward on the body.

Steve and I went back and forth over what would work best and how the design could be modified. He brought me the actual gears (which I have now hung on my wall in the Greece shop) so that I could photograph them and get more accurate reference. Steve was incredibly patient while I struggled with getting the design to someplace where I was happy with it.

The tattoo was done in several sessions and wound up pretty cool in the end (well, as far “end” as it is now anyhow. I hear tell that we will be adding more to it eventually).

Somewhere along the line before the tattoo was finished completely I received an email in my spam folder that asked in I had any photos of bicycle tattoos. I wasn’t sure what it was all about – but I wrote back to them. Several cryptic emails later and months of nothing and today this arrived in the mail.

Bike Art Book

With Steve’s tattoo inside of it:

Bike Art book

The artwork in the book is really incredible and I am sure that I will be spending several hours soaking it all in (whenever I get some free time).

Here are some photos of the tattoo all the way finished and healed:

Steve Morrelll Bicycle tattooSteve Morrell bicycle tattoo detail

If you are interested in getting your own copy of the book the info is here BIKE ART BOOK

It’s a great book, well printed and with a variety of super talented artists. Rather you are into bicycles or not, it’s still a great book (and I’m not just saying that because I am in it).

~ by justteejay on January 12, 2012.

2 Responses to “Bike Art Book”

  1. Wow – so totally stoked…. Couldnt have done it without you !!!!

    thanks so much !

  2. OMG – My brother is famous! As always, pheonominal work by TeeJay!!!! She is truly an artist.


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