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October 29, 2010

Maori Samoan tattoo design for the shoulder

Written by Mark Storm

Hi,

As mentioned yesterday, I worked on a new flash design that you can order on this blog. I just finished it today and it's a combination of a Maori inspired tribal with some Samoan elements/shapes added to it.
On a rainy afternoon (one of the many in Holland ;)) I just started sketching when watching television, so not really paying attention to what I was drawing, just doodling around.
To my surprise it really just came out of my hands.

Here's the sketch I'm talking about:

quick tattoo sketch design maori samoan styleThis was a good quick tattoo sketch to start a final design from. So I set up my work table, took my pencil box and redrew the design on a sheet of A3 paper.

I started with the swirl of spearheads, because that is the main theme in this tatoo.
Then I added the koru shape below the shoulder which is overlapped a little to create a depth/dimension.
I really enjoy to create flowing lines, with a flawless curve.
Finally I added the right side of the tattoo and made some Samoan inspired patterns with triangles, fish shapes and overlapping strokes.

Once the sketch was finished I traced it with a black marker and scanned it.
Finally I added the shading of the different areas and retouched some small blemishes and spots in Photoshop.

Here's the final shoulder tattoo.

The original size is 29 x 21,5 cm (11 x 8,5 inches), but it can be scaled to adjust it to your arm/shoulder.

Price for this design is 41,65 euro (58 US dollar)

If you wish to order it, simply press the "Buy now" button and you will be redirected to the Paypal site for the payment.

maori shoulder sleeve tattoo samoan








Any questions? Just let me know.

Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com



October 27, 2010

Silver fern storm3d style tattoo

Written by Mark Storm

Hi there,

Another nice project today, a client asked me to draw a New Zealand/Maori silver fern in my own "storm3d" style.

The tattoo would be placed just below his arm to just above the hip, around 30 cm in height, quite a large tatoo.

First I made a sketch:

silver fern maori tattoo design

















You can see a row of spearheads and some abstract leaves in a repetitive rythm.
I added a curve to the fern so it would flow nicely on the clients body.
The first sketch was approved, so I could trace the design with a marker, scan it and add some nice shadings to the leaves and arrowheads.
The high quality picture looks like this:

New Zealand silver fern maori images



I'm working on a new design that will be for sale on this blog, a Maori inspired design with a touch of Samoan elements.
Tomorrow I will add some pictures and maybe I have finished it by that time.

Just check back soon!

Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com
www.storm3d.com


October 26, 2010

Maori design on my powerkite

Written by Mark Storm

Hi,

As a hobby next to designing tattoos, I really like to fly powerkites. These kites have 4 lines, two for steering and two for braking.
I bought my first powerkite a year ago, a 4m2 Peter Lynn Twister, which has a really good lift.
This kite can lift me of the ground, sometimes even 2 meters in strong winds.

Some people create their own kites, so I would like to try that. First I started with a 1.7 square meters, small kite.
This really was a great experience, from printing the template panels (around 160 A4 sheets), sticking it together, cutting the panels (around 100 pieces in total) to sewing them together with my "new" Pfaff 1221 sewing machine:











This was the model I created in the program "Surfplan", which is ideal for creating your own foils and power kites.

powerkite design maori style tattoo









Here are a few pictures of the process and the completed kite:

kite panels storm3dpanels for a powerkite designmaori powerkite












surfplan kite design storm3dtribal tatoo power kite designmaori pattern power kite designs











Finally I shot a movie of the process and it also shows the final kite in the air for its maiden flight:





Any questions? Just send me a message!

Kind regards, Mark Storm


October 25, 2010

maori design on a spinning wheel

Written by Mark Storm

Hi there,

A few months ago I made several tattoo designs for a spinning wheel. The designs where lasered in the wood. Today I received the photos of the wheel with the design on it.
It looks really nice, especially the round wheel with the spiral koru design.













Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com
www.storm3d.com


October 21, 2010

Tattoo band wrapping around lower leg

Written by Mark Storm

Hi!

Another new tattoo project this week, a custom design for the lower leg.
My customer asked me if I could draw a band fully wrapping around his leg, just above the ankle, 15 cm in height.

When I receive the measurements, the first thing I do is making a template in Google Sketchup.
I need to get the right curvature of the design, so I creat two circles with the right circumference and make a cone shape in 3d. Then I unwrap it with the "unfold" plugin into a 2d surface.

sketchup tattoo design lower legankle tattoo template sketchup









The final template looks like this:

tattoo tribal template sketch design










Finally I print it at the right size and start drawing.

The customer wanted a design inspired on another lower leg tattoo I did some time ago.

With pencil I made this first sketch with some koru curves and triangular tribal shapes.
The design was immediately approved by my client, so I could trace it, scan it and finalize it in Photoshop.


ankle band tattoo lower legleg tattoo band wrapping around











Any questions?

Just let me know!

Kind regards, Mark Storm


October 15, 2010

Lower back tattoo in maori style

Written by Mark Storm

Hi!

I know it has been too long since my last post, but here are a few new sketches I have done for some customers. First a lower back tattoo for a British customer, who wanted a simple symmetrical design with some nice flowing lines, representing the waves and sea:

lower back maori tattoo sketch picturepencil sketch of a maori inspired back tatoo designThis first design was a bit too wide, so I had to narrow it a little.

In the upper part of the tattoo I created some stylized wave shapes.









The final tattoo looks like this:

high quality maori tattoo design



Kind regards, Mark Storm


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