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shigeki.zumi: tattoo sketchbook: 008 + merch by fydbac shigeki.zumi: tattoo sketchbook: 008 + merch by fydbac
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Tattoo design sketchbook project: shigeki.zumi: ballpoints vol.01 (pending title)
Medium: ballpoint pen
I hate the "waves" in this.

PLEASE don't ask to use. Be inspired, but do not copy in anyway. If you want to buy the original work, I don't know if I'll be selling them. If I do, I'll make a journal. Please don't ask when, as I don't know :) But your interest is appreciated.

Again, Please don't ask to use. If you want a tattoo design, please look through my commission info page: fydbac.wordpress.com/commissio…

These are all at least 1-3 years old. Numbered in the order I did them (the lower the number = the older it is). Have about 4 or 5 even newer ones, which I'll post later. STILL intend to do the book though.

These designs are basically what I'd love to tattoo, and what I intend to have my future tattooing portfolio be filled with. Currently looking for a shop or booth to rent. I'll post a journal about that soon. Will be really putting in work once I move residency.

I GREATLY look forward to get back into tattooing!

It's my version of a youkai koi or something. Real koi represent "love", and other corny shit like that.
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MagMagdas Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
what does it mean? 
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fydbac Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
whatever you want.
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jungmeister Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
i want to ask you.  when you draw this sketches . do u first draw with pencil and than use ballpoint pen??
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fydbac Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ballpoint pen alone when I work with ballpoint.
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jungmeister Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
wow if i tried that i dont think my drawing will come out right. i see that u have doodle lines wiuth pen i guess u do that lightly and than finish it off.   Did you  check my gallety?
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Sylkvass Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Nice drawing as always. How about practicing some finger waves like how Jeff Gogue does them? I think them will fit your style well :)
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fydbac Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
finger waves? Oh, ..I think I know what you mean. Never knew their name. Is that the official name?

I could have sworn I mentioned this in the description of this piece but: I hate how I did the waves here. Even while doing them, I thought they were stupid. Only reason I posted this, is because my like of the koi was big enough. Saying that, this piece is several years old. And I've grown since this.

And though I do love that artists work, like "In love" with it (been trying to get on his list actually), I'm not one to try and emulate someone elses style on purpose. Though I've seen that type of wave in other artists I admire...I don't mind if the waves I do are in the same zone as that general style, but...I want my own twist on it.

I'm currently on the path of trying to reinvent my tattoo design style. The latest practice is the most recent dragon piece in the folder (I dig the waves there, but the dragon itself is boring to me).

Anyway, thank you for the kind words :) Please be sure to check the submission date on these things when you comment though.
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Sylkvass Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Finger waves is the term used for those kinds of japanese waves. It might be slang created in the west tho.

I love Jeffs style, thats why I refer to him. I know your capable to do your own thing, but I guess some inspiration doesnt hurt.

The dragon was cool, and the waves was better then on the koi :)

Talking about inspiration:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG-Ogj…
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fydbac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
"Some inspiration doesn't hurt" Hahaha, for me it does, even though I would never deny or shy away from it when it happens. I just realized that now. Too much to explain that out but...that's the very general jist.

About the video: I actually stumbled upon that month ago I think. I remember because I watched about a minute before jumping around on the time frame a bit before closing it. I enjoy learning just by watching someone, but if I feel I'm on the verge of figuring things out on my own, I try to stay clear of things that could...corrupt that journey for me. If that makes any sense.

I watched a little bit further this time, to about the switch from orange to yellow highlighter, and that "S" approach is in the same fold of what I've been doing.

Oh, and thanks for verifying the waves in the dragon is better: although I think damn near anything would be better than the ones from that koi, hahaha :)
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ran and bought this sticker <33 I love the colors so much
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fydbac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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MaryShaa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student
beautiful!
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shatterheart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I ever get past my phobia of needles, you are my tattoo designer. No ifs or buts. I only settle for the best :D
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p3d0b3ar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks amazing and I love the attitude in it
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Sandele22 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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Hobojay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
EPIC
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NickGarciaPR Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
freakin nice
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Magnificent Piece!!!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
nice i lovw this :thumbsup:
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Mi-caw-ber Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
after scrolling through your gallery of tatoo sketches, I'm absolutely fascinated :) Your drawings are stunning and beautiful
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BoyDiabetes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible, nice one :D
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Allen-Henderson Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work.
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redrogue622 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
i would totally get this ink- one of the better koi ive seen
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NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
This is Amazingly Awesome!
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Ashinson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm taking your allowable regulation of "Be inspired, but do not copy in anyway" and am thus inspired by this fishy sketch to work a new design for my guitar beautification project! An aggressive kool-koi seems fitting for an electric guitar design don't you think? It'll be a telecaster type guitar set up for slide play.
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fydbac Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Have fun :) Inspiration isn't something one "allows", I don't think one can control it. It's jus some folks don't know the difference between inspired, and copying.
hahaha, I'm ignorant on guitars, so have no idea what you're referring to. It doesn't matter though :)
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Ashinson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I bought a junky guitar off craigslist, sanded it down to the wood and am currently drawing stuff on the body & neck, then my plan is to wood-burn the sketch on it, maybe add a little colored ink if needed, lacquer it, and put it back together and finally play the thing =D

I'll try to send you a few progress links to show
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Ashinson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so here's the first installment on my slide axe - [link]
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Ashinson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
and the "final" on the slide axe [link]
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lmaohey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This would DEFINITELY make a kick ass tattoo. Awesome. I love it [:
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Neckys Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome work!
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very aggressive
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice sketch (super mario face)
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Christopia1984 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, can you design a tattoo I thought of?
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:iconfydbac:
fydbac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Please read the description.
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:iconndlevett:
NDLevett Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool work!
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LilithHatchersoon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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kuwan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I can't explain how expressive your drawing is to me.
The expression of the koi, the lines of his 'face' and the marks in his tail, showing the amount of years lived, and the combination of color... it's just amazing.
And sorry, but I loved the waves, and I can imagine how hard it was to be drawn it.
Congratulations!!
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Ashinson Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that's one cool and angry looking fish! nice potential tatt!!!
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adriaticflamingo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would SO go through a hell of pain just to always have thiswith me O__O . Beautiful work!!
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
awesome
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8chambers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent work here
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stf74 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
As you said the waves aren't really nice but the koifish is AMAZING! The godfather of the sea!!
One more time AMAZING!!
I'm looking for a stuff like that to recover an old tattoo on a leg but in black grey and white.. I'm not speed so if one day you feel bored..
Very nice stuff and style keep it up !
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fydbac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
As mentioned, I hate the waves in this sketch.

"If I feel bored"? I do freelance, commission work, so you're free to visit my commission info pages (links provided in the description and, everywhere else).
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stf74 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Well sorry i didn't see, let me think about that.. Thanks!
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Entellegence Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What area do you expect to open a shop in?
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fydbac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Southern California for the time being.
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radja01 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nervous and creative, Very nice! :)
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yettken055 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
This work is cool and ispiring
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, stunning!! :love:
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