Friday, February 1, 2013

Some more tattoo drawings...

Well, the title says it.
Please note that these designs are TAKEN. You may NOT use them for your tats.

Some sugar for my homegirl Malin.

Hourglass design for a hand tat.

This one was just for fun... Mjau!

This too ;)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Crow Queen

Hey guys, I'm so sorry about the neglect. Time to start replying to all your lovely comments and start blogging again. In the meantime, here's a recent painting in watercolor.
I'll be back with new tattoos and pics of the shop I'm working at soon :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tattoo art

Hey there, things have been hectic as usual. I'm currently working at Ruin Tattoo with a very skilled mentor named Fedja. Things are good and I've been drawing a lot. Working especially with the clean and bold old school or neo-traditional style, something I haven't really done before but find very educational and fun. I'm starting to like watercolors more and more with practice.

Reworked a flash by Eckel.


Gypsy girl.

Our Lady of Guadalupe and Santa Muerte. Might do one in color as well...

Sailor pinup and Dead sailor.

Klick for larger image and excuse the poor scans... And as usual don't use the designs without my permission. xoxo //DD

Monday, July 2, 2012

Faerie tree mural

I tok a trip up to stockholm for five days to visit an old friend, Erika, and paint her a mural. She just bought an apartment and is in the progress of making it her own. We had a great time brainstorming, drinking wine and listening to music. We shared the same habit of singing along, loudly, to roxette-songs while working. As I painted in her bedroom shouting "sleeping in my car" through the headphones she was in the kitchen playing bridge online with "it must have been love" on. If that's not a soulmate I don't know what is!

Anyways... She wanted something black, grey and red to fit the color scheme of the rest of the apartment. At first I was thinking of doing something Disney-related as she's always been the biggest Disney-nut. However, we were concerned about making it look like a childrens bedroom... Bringing in the sinister elements and darkness of my usual work wouldn't exactly create the coziest atmosphere for sleeping, but she asked me about the faeries I always do. She's also very fond of trees, so I made a faerie-tree in the end.

Started with digging up the old overhead-projector and made a tracing of the trunk and branches.

After painting in a bunch of faeries I started thinking about the overall impact and decided it needed some more joyful, decorative elements, so I made red leaves.

I tried to make it more interesting and create some movement in the picture by giving the tree a "good side" and a "bad side". I made some sketchy silhoutettes of faeries in the background as I thought the image fell flat when all the faeries were the same size. Then I layered some very diluted black to accentuate the dark and barren side of the tree and make the transition a bit smoother.

This is before...

And after!

I'll be back to make birch trees on her kitchen cupboards soon...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

My new drawings!

Phew, the exhibition is finished at last! In the end I had 10 drawings, all in graphite and a bit of charcoal. Two of them sold so far. My red thread has been vanity shown through overabundance and lots of decorative elements/status symbols (pearls, lace, baroque frames, tapestry etc.). They're all portraits of sorts, inspired by vintage photography mostly. Altough these aren't exactly human creatures I'm hoping you can get a feel for who they are anyway, as well as their dark secrets...

Thanks for watching!