Mama's Ink
Tools Used
  • Derwent¬†Graphic Soft graphite pencils
  • Strathmore 300 Series Mixed Media paper

“Old school biker tattoo” was my theme for this. I had a tattoo I wanted to get covered on my shoulder and I thought this was a fitting piece since I’m a self-admitted mama’s boy. The paper I used had quite a bit of tooth so the soft graphite sank into the paper and the dark areas are where the really soft leads were used to get a thick covering.

I did get this tattooed on myself a couple of years ago. I gave the artist that stuck it on the liberty to add color as she saw fit and the end result came out just as I wanted.