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July 19, 2006


If I were scheduled to die tomorrow, my list of things to do today would include:

1. Be an established artist
2. Learn how to tattoo
3. Get my bridge or septum pierced.

I got my septum done last night. ern and piercer Neil were surprised that I had so few things on my if I died tomorrow list, but my counter to that is: when I die I will have these things accomplished.
My list is small but tangible.

I promised myself in junior college that I would get portional tattoos done to commemorate my degrees. Now that I've been graduated with that degree and my BA for a while, I've been thinking it's time to get on it. Originally I was working together iconography encompassing all of the different skills and hobbies I've picked up over the years. The problem with that is that it glorifies where I was and what I was doing. This is ok, but I've been thinking more and more of getting something to help me in the future, similar to the 'just draw' tattoo.

I've always been the type to see things in cloud, paint swirls and blank paper. Doodling is a large part of how I start a drawing... Making a mark; seeing what that mark looks like or how it relates to the surface then building and working from there. To that end, I've been mulling over covering an arm or two in doodles and sworls (similar to this upload today) possibly in black and red, or color.
It's still up in the air.

I'd like one to start dark lower on my arm then gradually render up to lighter tendrils, the other arm the reverse, start with a dark shoulder cap, work down to tendrils. With this I think I would be arming (bad pun) myself with tools to draw on (oo pun #2) in a pinch. I look down and see "oo that line looks like a hoof," "that little patch there looks like a cliff" etc.

I'll think on it some more and probably build it with both illustrator and traditional media.

Awesome. Check #3 off the list. And something tells me #1 won't be too hard for you too achieve. And #2 is just about the amount of time you can out into learning. Glad to see you are on your waying to dying a happy man. :)

Posted by: Calvin Carl on July 20, 2006 09:52 AM

just draw was the best tatoo ever. I have wanted it

btw, california is hot

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