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Art & Inspiration Need help with artwork.. PLEASE!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lalos53Ford, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Lalos53Ford
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
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    Hey guys and gals. I know this might sound dumb but I need some help from the talented class.. I have recently been hit with a traumatic stumble in my life. I had a leg amputated which has put a temporary stop to my car wrenching life amongst other things. While I'm on the healing side of things and looking forward to my prosthetic, the good news is that I can customize my new leg!! With artwork that is... I am far from being an artist and with this being my only time to do a sleeve type tattoo without being hit with needles is where I need some help. This brings me to my point, I would like someone to design me a sleeve type tattoo. I want old school design and attitude. Of course keep it clean with no nudes, no alcohol reference, or devil as I'll be wearing this around kids and to church..lol. I know it's a long shot but figured I'd ask since I know alot of you guys and know how cool y'all are. I'm willing to. Pay for your time and help. I do have some pics saved I can shoot your way as to my somewhat liking.. Anyone.. Let me know if you can help a guy out. I just want to make the best of my new disability. Thank you all and God Bless!!

    Aaron

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  2. pwschuh
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    Sorry to hear about your leg situation.
     
  3. 41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    Yes sorry as well , but I like your attitude and that is an inspiration. :) Good luck in the future with you and yours .
     
  4. Good attitude, I can't help creatively but, would the prosthetic surface lend itself to a "wrap" similar to an automotive wrap? Much easier to change should you wish, less expensive than a replacement.
    Good Luck to you.
     
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  5. 51504bat
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    Sorry, no help from me as an artist - can barely rattle can an engine block. But what about a hot rod pinstriper in your area? Most are talented artists in their own right and might enjoy working on a different canvas, so to speak.
     
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  6. Irvan
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    I'm not much help but think the wrap idea is a great one
     
  7. Lalos53Ford
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    Thanks guys! The support I have received keeps me positive. This whole ordeal started by doing what I love which is working on cars. A tiny piece of metal about the size of an eyelash got in my foot and the rest is history. The prosthetic will be carbon fiber so a wrap would work. Just getting a design laid out is my issue.. I am the worst artist ever.. Here are some examples of what I'm looking for.. Just like a collage of vintage and what I love.. c59b22bd8ea0dc28b31560c50581772b.jpeg Hot-Rod-Pin-Up-Girl-And-Flames-Tattoos-On-Arm-1.jpeg 20190430_qGiCzc9fOH1qAX7.jpeg Power-By-PONTIAC-Wheel-Vintage-Hot-Rat-Rod.jpeg b68629c4d8c53425a69f39d36c8b117f.jpeg

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  8. Tim
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    From some one who literally designs sleeves for a living my best advice is to find an artist you like. In this case an air brush artist or digital artist if you go with a wrap.

    they will be able to design a layout that has good flow and proportion that works with their style and ideas far far better than you bringing them something to try and replicate.

    I would instead bring them lots of photo reference like you’ve provided here in your post.

    it’s what they do ;)

    Good luck with the fancy new leg :)
     
  9. nobby
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    hydro dipping
    control - c
    control - p
     
  10. Latigo
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    Check out the Pinterest site for design ideas. Search tattoo men’s sleeves. Then find yourself a local artist who does good work. Maybe even an independent sign shop for a wrap.
     
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  11. Nicholas Coe
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    Most tattoo artists that I know here in Arkansas would gladly draw a design out for a fee on what ever surface you provide. I would go to a reputable tattoo place and ask if anyone wants to make a little extra money. I'm sure someone will really appreciate the work during this hard time.

    All shops in our area are closed by the state right now. If you have a friend that knows a local tattoo artist then I would contact them now. If shops in your area are closed then they would most likely be very grateful for the work.

    Most tattoo artists that I know are also very talented at any media. Especially one where the subject isn't moving!

    Take care and keep us updated!

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  12. Nicholas Coe
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    I also agree with a previous statement. A good local sign shop would also be a good choice to try. I know that they would appreciate the opportunity as well.

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  13. Muttley
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    'Hot Rod Race' by Robert Williams would be perfect.

    hot-rod-race-1976.jpg!Large.jpg
     
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  14. dan31
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    I assume that your a btk amputee ( below the knee) as I am ( construction accident) . Do you know what type of prothetic leg you are getting?. If it's going to be a pin style you will have the entire outside of the carbon fiber to do art work on but if you go with a vacuum style prothetic ( that's what you want, way more comfortable) almost all of the carbon shell will be covered by the sealing sleeve. You could do art work on a leg cover that slips over the whole deal. Look up " Fred's legs" on the internet, they may even make custom stuff, not sure.Pm me if you want
     
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  15. Jalopy Joker
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    look at indyautographics.com for possible assistance
     
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  16. olds vroom
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    Any progress on art? Any more pics of ideas of what your looking for?


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  17. olds vroom
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    What’s your favorite cars?


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  18. olds vroom
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    Any progress on this? would love to see what you came up with.


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  19. j3harleys
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    My favorite garage wall print.
     
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  20. Hellfish
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    If you want traditional tattoo style, then find a tattoo artist you like and contact them directly. I'm sure they would love to draw something for you, get paid, and not have to spend hours hunched over a body. They may be even have extra time given a lot of shops are still closed.
     
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