“Human and Nature”, tattoo sketch
Full view – click picture.
…in One’S OWN WORDS
Form & Composition
The detailed root system is rising up starting from the tailbone. Then it proceeds to form the curved and crooked trunk. The tree is covering the whole back, whereas the treetop is missing its leaves in the top left position, where the human is sitting. (The “emaciated” impression of the person was strengthened, when the illustration was finalized. Unfortunately this is not depicted on the images presented here.) The branch is breaking. The human is connected to the plant with dark hoses, while the body is covered with sick looking blotches. The highest limb of the tree is holding a signal light.
Content & Imagery
Human and Nature. A wide-spread relation paradox. Between the parasitic environmental impact of humanity and the concurrent dependence on planet earth. We destroy our living environment, we destroy ourselves. Kurt saw daylight, as he broke the vertebra of his neck. This is how the idea was developed to put a representative signal lamp in that place.
- Conception & Implementation
- Drawing up basic structure/Layout tree
- Elaboration & Editing
- Finalization with customer agreement
The work for Kurt B. was designed 2019. The idea of a “tree of life” as a backpiece went way back, finally we found a way to create a functioning concept. We developed the style and the precise depiction of the different image parts to underline the message of the piece. Another important aspect was to adjust the work capacity regarding to the point of committing the work to the tattoo artist.
- Free-style drawing with pencil/fineliner
- Shadings with alcohol markers
- Tattoo sketch backpiece, full back
- Size 40x50cm
- Working hours: approx. 30 h
Tattoo images will be updated…