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Solaris- Tigershark and Lionfish by Tyshea Solaris- Tigershark and Lionfish by Tyshea

I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t had the chance to draw and post art, oops!

But here’s some tattoo references I did for Ai-Bee's Solaris babies Rilu and Atka.

Rilu’s pirate nickname is Tigershark and Atka is Lionfish; I tried to incorporate each animal into their tattoos in abstract-ish ways, like the water/tiger stripe hybrid on Rilu’s, along with the shark teeth at the bottom. Atka’s is more complex since lionfish tend to have pretty complicated striping, but the face on their right shoulder is supposed to be an abstracted visage of a lionfish’s face.

Even though they act like father and daughter, they’re not related by blood. Rilu is Black/Hawaiian mix, so their tats take a lot of Hawaiian cues, while Atka is Maori and is pretty obviously inspired by their traditional tattoos

More of this project can be found in this gallery:
Bulls in the Bronx by Tyshea SOLARIS by Tyshea

And you can also reblog this on Tumblr!

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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The tattoo design on the bottom looks almost Maori, right ?
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, it's Maori inspired :)
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ! :D
If I could Id get Maori tats on my upper left arm.
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Mizuchi-Otaku-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i like the tattoos they look so kwl ^_^ 
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmizuchi-otaku-chan:
Mizuchi-Otaku-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome ^+^  New Avi cute piggy Raichu la plz I love play with fire Cinnamon Cirno free avatar Kao Emoji-04 (Cute) [V1] 
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:iconkurt-is-cry:
Kurt-is-cry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving these new looks going on. ^^
What are these two pairs like personality-wise?
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Atka's the smooth-talking crime veteran with low tolerance for things that go against his plans, and Rilu is the hard-headed youngster that always gets into trouble and loves every minute of it
Thanks! :)
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Kurt-is-cry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! :)
I definitely get the feel for them. 
I asked cause I'm an avid personality grapher. XD
I'm interested in all the different personalities that go around. Using a lot of internet resources I've managed to make some kind of personality map, if you will.
I doubt you'd want any help per se with personality, your characters are really vivid already, but if you ever do I can certainly help XD
Have fun with Solaris~ ;J
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TheFlamingZebra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welp.

I.

Hm.

I.

Welp.

I don't even fucking know how to properly react to this that isn't mentioning my boner in some manner so I suppose we'll just have to tread carefully.
I REALLY LOVE THE MUSCLES AND THE BODY SHAPES (OW BONER) AND I'M SO PROUD OF YOU FOR THOSE KILLER TATTOO DESIGNS (BONER NO) AND I THINK MY FAVORITE PART IN GENERAL IS THE THICK AS FUCK ARMS ON BOTH OF THEM IN PROPORTION TO THEIR BODIES. DO YOU WORK OUT? WHERE DO YOU WORK OUT? 
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can mention your boner all you want to 8//)

LMAO THOUGH CAITERPIE YOUR REACTIONS TO RILU'S MUSCULATURE IS MY FAV THING YOU BBY <333
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:iconlulukoca:
lulukoca Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ATKA IS SO FREAKING HANDSOME , I THINK I'M DYING HERE
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA THANK YOU SO MUCH <333
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Kapalsky Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Those tatoos are really awesome, but darn, I just can't stop staring at Rilu's arms. So much beauty in the muscle. :D
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Rilu's become such a beefcake, I love it :XD:
Thanks man!
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CrownSerpent Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
These two are awesome, I love those types of relationships. :D
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha glad you do! Thank you!
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:iconnikfboy:
NikFBoy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
So cool. I love the tattoo of Tigershark!
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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chinhaeflower Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
OOoooh, tattoos, pretty. Very nice touch to make them different based on their background, very noticeable too. I also love Rilu's giant man hands. I feel like she could palm my face like a basketball, which is awesome! 8D
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Rilu's giant hands are the reason I go on LMAO
Haha but seriously, thank you!
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magusVroth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Artist
Heheh. Very cool to see these guys were able to incorporate their aliases into some very awesome art. :D Also very cool to see the ethnic additions to these two, certainly adds some superb emphasis to their badassery. :)
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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:iconmagusvroth:
magusVroth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Artist
you're very welcome, papa. ;)
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ohheyitsjeremy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
FriCKle they're so pretty
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA thanks man! :D
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:iconohheyitsjeremy:
ohheyitsjeremy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
NEver a problem!
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHY IS YOUR ART SO FULL OF SUBTLE CLEVERNESS, THOSE TATS ARE EVEN MORE AWESOME NOW THAT WE KNOW THE THINGS WE KNOW, AHHH. precious tigershark rilu and wise lionfish atka, blesssss
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YOU GON MAKE ME BLUSH OH NO
ARGH RRRRGH THANK YOU SO MUCH. I love sharing my inspirations for this very reason SOBS
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you'rewelcome,youmakemefeeeeel!
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Azurenite88 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
XDDDDDDDD AWESOME!!!
I love the design of each tattoo, and I love their names as well. I think my fav is Atka´s tho, I  love how you managed to do the face of the Lionfish, and as a guy who has seen them up close, it´s pretty accurate. By the way, do the tattoos have a special meaning story-wise or are they a decorative thing? Cause I can totally see them getting the tattoos at the same time as a bonding thing
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Maiki! I had a lot of fun with the lionfish face, it actually took the least amount of time LOL
No set story yet, but the tats are related to their work, that being the pirate/gang culture. I could see them doing it together too though, I'll ask Bee about that! Too sweet to pass up ;v;
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Azurenite88 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Okies, I see :D 
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TMorey64 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cool love tattoos looks awesome! :)
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TMorey64 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :)
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Those tattoos, especially his, are drool-worthy, my friend.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
You're very welcome ^-^
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Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD *hype* *hype* *HYPE* dude those tattoos looks so fucking cool!! dsafkojfawoeasdfl :XD: :XD: :XD:
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA thanks man!!
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Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your very welcome! :D
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Matt-Naphtha Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, had no idea that when the setting changed, it changed to an alternate future Earth instead of a brand new universe of its own. (And also, singular "they" outside of the comic to refer to these guys, let me be the first to say that's going to take more getting used to than seeing it done in-comic. =P)
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, i don't think saying it's an alternate Earth is very accurate, nor that they "gained" racial/ethnic identities through the universe change. We've always envisioned them this way even in the Avatar universe... we approach it with the thought process of "if they had actors" and such :XD:
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Matt-Naphtha Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, that makes a lot more sense. :XD:
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SoosooCherry Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't been on deviantART for a very long time, and I must say that I very much missed your work of art :D (Big Grin)! I can see that you have improved a lot since the last time I saw your work, so good job :happybounce: ! Keep it up Ty Heart Hug !!
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Happy you can see improvement :)
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CatiProjectC Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful characters these are amazing... I really like their body language and their difference in posture. Fantastic job on this. :D
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Happy you picked up the differences in posture too :D
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CatiProjectC Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha it's amazingly done, So lots of kudo's for you :D
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