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    12-04-2012, 08:00 AM
Originally Posted by Horsesdontlie    
I have heard the same thing a few times, but I know personally that I would not (I could never live with that much much of an idea of permanence) and mostly that was by people who had no tattoos themselves or even began to understand the tattoo process. Its like telling a person who can draw skateboard that they can easily snowboard, while they may be similar in mechanics they are different to handle and require their own set of skills. There is a respect that needles and skin are NOT like pencil and paper. I have seen my fair share of horrid tattoos.

If you love drawing and people want your work that is great! But it is very rare to find great talent amongst the pleasure group. Cause if you love doing something and you're good enough at it, why do it for free? Those that want it to be a career HAVE to be great. So they work very hard to perfect their work. So by nature their work is better. Just a fact of life, I'm going to always choose the farrier who does it for a living over the person who only does their own horses and might offer it to me cheaper. Its just a level of professionalism.
I have seen my share of bad tats too. I could never give anyone a tattoo, I just can't put needle to people, sorry it won't happen. What they meant is to sketch tattoo designs for a tattoo artist, or for a customer.
I've done a lot of nice work for free, including wood burning, I did it in high school and every now and again when i'm at home. I have a friend who made it a business, and he does it in his spare time. I have great potential, my dad tells me all the time I need to go to art school, but in my area art isn't in high demand, so I chose not to. Plus if I have mental block how is that going to help my career. I'm always bettering my skill, working and improving. Where my work is heading now is airbrushing, I can do it on paper and on a car. I like to work with charcoal, I can't paint with a paint brush to save my life, and I prefer pencil sketching. I'm not out there trying to be great, i'm just willing to share my art with others to maybe help inspire them to do something great with their own talents. I have another friend who is way better than I, and he works in a lumber yard, and won't go and become a professional. We're out there, some of us just don't choose to be in the spotlight. Plus I couldn't afford to go to art school anyway, its too far of a drive and expensive.
I got my artistic talent from my dad, he's a mechanic/body man and has his own garage. He sketches paint ideas for cars in his spare time, or does it just for fun. Airbrushing is his true talent, and he asks me to help on occasion with difficult designs, or animals. I have great respect for professional artists, I love their work, and i'll use it as a reference to help with my own skill.
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    12-04-2012, 03:37 PM
HELLOOOO? I think everyone's just ignoring me. How do you like my one? Oh well...maybe it's just too bad to be noticed...
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    12-04-2012, 10:43 PM
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher5    
HELLOOOO? I think everyone's just ignoring me. How do you like my one? Oh well...maybe it's just too bad to be noticed...
It's really nice Dramcatcher! Its just the pic came up really small, hard to see the detail. Nice work!!
    12-04-2012, 11:52 PM
I've given away work but only to close friends or for things like gift exchanges. Giving away work can be a form of advertising, but I prefer to do things like donate to silent auctions for causes I agree with, etc.

I actually designed my own horse tattoo but give most of the credit to the tattoo artist, since he was the one who did the final product.
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    12-05-2012, 04:16 AM
Weanling on the pic, it makes it larger! If that doesn't work, I'll give you a direct link to it.
    12-05-2012, 12:49 PM
Here's mine!!! Hope you like it!!! Sorry the paper looks manila, its the lighting in my house!!! Grrrr...
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    12-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Ok, here's the pic, larger this time!

Hope ya like it!
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    12-07-2012, 08:24 AM
Do you want just an outline, or should I try to incorporate some shading?
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    12-09-2012, 03:56 AM
Beautiful drawings so far everybody!

Late but not least, here's mine. I just couldn't get a standing pose to work in a way that looked like it had the right composition so I eventually arrived at this. My one regret is not making the legs long enough.

OP, I've got larger versions and pre-color lineart should you happen to be interested in actually using this. ;)


As for what everyone has been saying about asking for too much for free, etc., I agree with all of you guys. At least I agree with what I remember reading last week. It's true that if you want a very high quality piece you need to find someone with style and consistency that you like and then shell out for their time and effort. It's also true that the OP's best bet would probably be to find a tattoo artist who has been known to make fantastic equine art.

Then, at the same time, consider my situation. I hope to some day be one of those artists who people seek out and commission to make things like this. I'm not there yet though, and I know that I'm not capable of doing a professional job. Occasionally I use a situation like this where an anonymous person is asking for art because I can pretend that it's the real thing and gain experience with little consequence involved. It's play, basically. I don't think it's unreasonable for the OP to ask for this kind of stuff for free as long as the OP understands that they won't be getting exceptional stuff from this kind of situation.
    12-09-2012, 04:11 AM
Oops! This, I meant to post this.

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