Wow! My art enshrined in flesh! Sounds kinda'... kinda'... personal to me.
Chris sent me this illustration of a snapper, but said that she wanted her fish to be "kinda swimming uphill, curving to the right. With big lips! And a cheeky smile! and bubbles/water around."
I thought, "this snapper will be a snap," and so then I put together this illustration for her.
Chris' response was less than enthusiastic. She thought the eyes were too buggy, and the teeth were too teethy. Then she followed up those comments by finally telling that "snapper" was something her husband called her, (Awe - how cute!!) and so the fish was suppose to be her.
Now you tell me Chris!!! Why didn't you say that in the first place?
With that bit of insight I went to work on feminizing the little critter and then this is what I came up with...
Christina Joy was happy with the
After going to work on coloring in her snapper this was the final result...
What do you think? The lady that always makes my color copies of the drawings for me said that this one was her favorite, and she's seen a lot of my illustrations. You regulars might notice one addition to the final piece.
Chris promises to send a photo of the tattoo once it's... it's... umm... planted. So, I'll post that photo later.
Another note: This represents another first for me. Chris and family live in New Zealand, so this is the first time that one of my illustrations has made it to Middle Earth. ("Lord of the Rings" humor there.)
Be sure to check out her blog. She's a fun, spicy gal, and if you're really nice to her, she might even call you "mate."