Dropped this off in Cocoa, Florida back in June. Took me about 9 hours. Been too busy to get anything on here lately. I'm gonna try and update a little more frequently here in the next couple of weeks. Got a ton of new stuff to show off. Stay tuned...
Put this little guy together for the upcoming Kid Robot Munny show that will take place in New York on Nov. 13-15. If you're in the area and are interested in checking out the show stop on by. The address is:
The Eloquent Delinquents Gallery 41 Wooster Street, New York, NY
So I arrived in San Diego last week with a few slots available to tattoo. The first day I walked into Five Two Tattoo there was this fella sitting there waiting for me. After talking a bit he asked me if I would be interested in tattooing a "dick on a swing" on his inner thigh. Initially I was really not feeling the idea so I told him I'd think about it and get back to him. After a couple days of dishin around the idea I decided to give it a try. This is what I came up with.
In today's news, Pick and I took a train from San Diego to L.A. It was about a 3 hour trip total. Arrived in L.A. at about 7PM and have been hangin around the hotel catchin up on some internet time. Tomorrow we're gonna stop by the Tattoo Lounge here in Venice beach and talk to Bugs a bit before we head out to the beach to take some photos and do some sketchin. Gotta a couple tattoos that I did in Miami that I'd like to post so hopefully I'll have a little time tomorrow to post them. Till then, Enjoy my Swingin Dick:)
I dropped this piece off about 2 weeks ago in Miami beach for the first annual Tattoolapalooza. I stayed super busy and got to hang out with one of my bestest friends Jason Stephan. All in all I had a great time!
I ended up scooping up "Tattoo of the Day" on Sat. which is pretty awesome being that there were a ton of Awesome tattoo artists there. The collector of this piece had been battling a disease that ended up requiring surgery and changing his way of life. During his battle with this disease he thought that it would ruin his quality of life. So I created this piece to illustrate that although the disease may have won the small battle, there was a bigger battle to be fought. The battle for the brain and his ability to continue a high quality life even with his loss.
Today Electric Pick and I are gonna go chill out at a cafe' and release some of this creative energy that has accumulated over the past couple of days. We just spent two full days at the comic-con and are overwhelmed by the inspiration. Hopefully I'll have some fun stuff to show you soon. Till then, stay safe, it's a dangerous world out there!!
The pieces posted below were created for a show called "Pint Size Paintings". We were given two 2"X3" canvas' and told to decorate them using paint (either oil or acrylic). Being that the canvas' were so small my first instinct was to create a composition that would stand up not only as two separate pieces but also as one. While sketching on the canvas' I decided to try and connect them on every side. It took me about 4 hours to figure it out and 21 hours to paint it.
Just got back from a week in Milwaukee visiting and drawing with my buddy Dan Hazelton (www.danhazelton.com). The sketch below was one of two collabos that we started while I was there. We started sketching around midnight and finished up around 7 or 8 in the morning:) I'm about to pick up a Wacom tablet this week so hopefully we can get this jammer knocked out!
The Hell City Tattoo Convention was all that I had expected and more. I had loads of fun. To all of you who stopped by my booth and buried me with compliments, "Thank you". It was good to put some faces to some avatars:)
Below is a tattoo I dropped off on a client who flew in from Ireland to get tattooed by me (I was super flattered!). Took me about 6.5 hours to complete.
If you find yourself browsing the magazine section at Barnes and Nobles and don't wanna look like a total pervoid buying a bunch of porn mags then scoop up the July issue of Savage #101. It'll add a little variety to the mix.
This is the second of three pieces I am putting together for a series called "Create your own Chaos". The print run will be limited to 50 and each print will be signed and numbered. All prints are on William Turner 310 paper which is a mould-made, 310 gsm natural white media, 100% rag, age resistant paper with a fine toothy surface. They will be printed 16"X20" and $60 a piece. If you'd like to scoop one up click the link above and it'll take you to my Website's Store.
After about 3.5 months (roughly 110 hours) worth of painting it's finally finished:) If you want to see the whole process from start to finish you can click the tab below that says DUMB POLITICIAN PAINTING (IN PROGRESS).
The last 22 hours I spent just bumping contrast, cooling and warming specific sections of the painting and re-rendering areas that bothered me.
I should have prints available in a couple of weeks so if you're interested in scooping one up keep your eyes peeled!!
6 Hours worth of Tatt Zappin!! Sierra sat like a champ!!
Got a touch up session in two weeks. I think I'm gonna push that Skwirl logo a bit as well as pump some baby blue into the background. That should cool the palette down a bit. I'll post some final photos when it's done:)
Below you will find this years Itinerary. I am currently only booking for the Hell City Convention, the Evolved Guest Spot and the guest spot at Dan Hazelton's private studio. If you are interested in getting tattooed by me at any of these locations please contact me via my website (www.jessesmithtattoos.com). Make sure to include the location at which you would like to get tattooed (ie. Hell City/Evolved/Dan Hazelton's) and a brief description of what it is that you would like to get. I have been receiving a lot of emails inquiring about this trip so I expect it to book up pretty quickly.
And to those of you who are interested in getting tattooed by me at the Miami/California trip, I'll be booking for those shows and guest spots right right before I leave for Hell City. If you would like to be notified as soon as I start booking, please go to my website (www.jessesmithtattoos.com) and join my mailing list. Till then, Take it easy,
So I went down to Fuzion Ink to do a guest spot for their one year anniversary and had all intention of finishing every piece I had started, but just like every other guest spot I do, I ended up getting myself in way over my head on one of the pieces. Fortunately for me, Fuzion Ink is only about an hour and a half from hear and Tom was more then willing to travel. Tom had initially asked me for a dragon on his chest, but before I knew it I had filled the page with a drawing that was ridiculously too big. So I showed Tom the piece and told him that it would look much better on the ribs, but if he wasn't willing to go that route then I'd draw something else up that would fit a little better. He liked the drawing so much that he offered up his ribs and we started crunchin away. I honestly didn't think he'd go for it but after we had finished the first session I threw out the idea of bringing it down and showing everything under water. The first couple of sittings he really didn't say much about it but as we got closer to finishing the upper half he started talking about bringing it down. Below is the sketch of the lower half that I drew on a photo of the upper half that I took before the last session. I'm hoping to have this piece knocked out within the next couple of months. So as soon as I have some good pictures of the completed piece I'll toss them up.
Threw this together for a tattoo that I'm starting this weekend. I feel like there should be a happy little squirrel poppin out of that uber large knot at the bottom. The tree just seems kinda lonely. Any opinions??