Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Be very careful about angles, and pay a good tattoo artist to come up with a really good sketch. Most tattoo artists aren't horsepeople, they don't know when angles are wrong. Your horse is very very cute, but the camera has added some distortion that makes his head appear more coarse than I'm sure it is in real life. I've seen some great horse tattoos, and some downright awful ones - and a lot of it had to do with distortion, and the fact that the artist didn't know how to correct it when drawing. Even paying someone (like Equusketch or LilRuffian on this forum) to come up with a drawing, then taking that to the tattoo artist might be an idea. Reading over some equine photography books or forums might help you see what the "golden angles" are. Simple things such as showing both ears, learning the best angle to work with, or working with distortion, can make the difference between an amazing piece of art (photo, painting, tattoo, whatever), and a bad one.
Out of the photos you posted, #2 would be my choice to work with. It shows his proportions the best.
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