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:
And you can also reblog this on Tumblr!
What are these two pairs like personality-wise?
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
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?
LMAO THOUGH CAITERPIE YOUR REACTIONS TO RILU'S MUSCULATURE IS MY FAV THING YOU BBY <333
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
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;