Family Tree

joeef84
Requested by joeef84 Jan 6, 2014 at 9:20pm | Alexandria, Virginia (~29M)

Request type: A custom design

Status: Closed Without a Winner

A winner was not selected. This request is now closed.


Project Funding:
Max Budget: $200.00 | Currently Funded: $40.00 | Bid Volume: 5 | Bid Range: $160.00-$200.00
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Current Bids

OlgaK: $160.00
Angel Muro: $200.00
Alex Verdugo: $200.00
bugylution: $200.00
Korey Kyle: $200.00
Description

Dark, gnarled, twisted tree trunk starts at elbow with roots exposed spelling FAMILY (very subtle, wouldnt see it unless you were looking for it). Roots are wide with trunk tapering thinner ~2". Trunk runs up to shoulder where branches branch out to front and back forming semicircle on to chest and back of shoulder. Want to spell FILKINS in branches on chest and WOLFER in branches on back (also subtle and natural looking). Few other small thing I'm toying with - an American flag hanging from single branch off trunk, a deer skull/antlers, maybe a subtle POW/MIA and Chevy bowtie somewhere...

Details
  • Placement: Half sleeve
  • Color: Black and gray
  • Detail level: High
Sample Photos
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Discussion

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Naomi Tattoo

Great request! Thanks for

Great request! Thanks for adding some funding to get this going. Have you invited some artists you are interested in working with?
joeef84

I have! But am open to any :)

I have! But am open to any :)

Angel Muro

Hey man!

Hey man!
Thanks for the invite, this is definitely something I can do! I'm assuming since you already invited me you got a chance to check out my work
but just in case you missed this piece, I've attached another family tree tattoo that I designed for someone else to kinda give you an idea of where i'm going with this

I'll come up with a rough sketch and if you like it, you can choose me as your artist and we can go from there!

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Example
joeef84

Sounds good man. I do like

Sounds good man. I do like the look of your tree above, but for mine, im looking for roots, fairly straight trunk to shoulder then branches out at the top. Looking forward to your sketch.

Angel Muro

alright cool, are you alright

alright cool, are you alright with the way I designed the roots in the example?
so fairly straight trunk, and the I'm basically picturing the design as a rough "T" shape with the branches spread out towards your chest and back. am i more or less on target here?

joeef84

Yeah, on paper it will be T

Yeah, on paper it will be T shaped, but rounded on the ends of the crossbar if that makes sense. I do like the roots in your example, but would like more of them, a little thinner and with more depth.

joeef84

Had a chance to work on the

Had a chance to work on the sketch?

Angel Muro

Hey man! I'm sorry for not

Hey man! I'm sorry for not updating you sooner, i've been a bit busy lately, but don't worry, i'll definitely get to it as soon as i can!

joeef84

No worries, all good!

No worries, all good!

Angel Muro

Awesome! I'll be keeping you

Awesome! I'll be keeping you updated as often as I can

Angel Muro

Hey man!

Hey man!
sorry for the ridiculously long wait, haha I was planning to show you the entire sketched out tree, but that's been taking too long to try to put together so I"m just going to show you what I've got so far!
so far I've sketched the roots with the word family in it,
and I'm working on the branches with the word Filkins
I've been stuck trying to make it look natural and not too obvious haha so there's still a lot of work to be done
but I'll upload what I've got for you later on today!

joeef84

Cool man. No worries, did you

Cool man. No worries, did you post the sketch?

Alex Verdugo

This is a bad ass idea. Very

This is a bad ass idea. Very evil looking tree around midnight in a graveyard feel to it? Also, you want the trunk to start at your elbow, so the roots that form family are actually on you upper forearm? And you want the branches to cover you whole chest or just a portion of it? Is this going on your neck? Do you want weather of some sort?

joeef84

I would like to try an keep

I would like to try an keep most of it above the elbow, but if for layout/proportions sake some goes below thats fine. Same goes for my neck-would like to keep it below the collar line. I realize on paper this will mean it likely will not be "proportional" it will be kind of flat on top but would still like the sides/branches to spread out ~ 6-8" and be rounded in a natural way. Basically fairly symmetrical on my chest and back.

Alex Verdugo

Which arm is this going on?

Which arm is this going on?

joeef84

Left

Left

bugylution

Hey, nice idea dude :)

Hey, nice idea dude :)
I will sketch you something asap.

joeef84

Look forward to it!

Look forward to it!

OlgaK

Hi,

Hi,
Interesting idea...I sketched a lower part, roots.
What do you think about?
It's need to be something like this or I'll try something else...

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Concept sketch
joeef84

Yeah, the, concept is there,

Yeah, the, concept is there, but would like the roots outlined instead of filled in black, and want them to be evenly filled in across the bottom with some depth to them. ( see first sample photo I uploaded)

Korey Kyle

Will get a design done for

Will get a design done for this asap :)

Alex Verdugo

Sorry it took so long for me

Sorry it took so long for me to get this up but this is an example of the tree branches. This has Wolfer across the middle and would be more defined if you choose me as your artist. I will also go into more detail about how to have this all come together.

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Concept sketch
joeef84

I like it man. I'm waiting to

I like it man. I'm waiting to see one more sketch, but then will let you know one way or another. Thanks for your time!

Angel Muro

Hey man!

Hey man!
I just got home right now, so here's how I plan to design the roots!
This is just a really basic sketch just so I can see if we're on the same page, so it's lack a lot of detail haha
I slightly outlined the word "family" in the roots so it would be easier to distinguish in the picture
let me know if the word is too hidden, or if you have any concerns at all with it!
thanks for being patient with me man, I know I've been taking forever haha

 
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