Pretty Much There
This photo was taken right before the last tattoo session. Only a few claws and one long blue whisker remain to be done. Greg will also go over a few spots done in previous sittings.
He has now put some of the finishing touches on this back piece — the kind that set him apart from other artists. Grey wind from the swirling shoulder region has now been extended behind the coiling body of the dragon, filling it in. Cherry blossom petals in the wind of the claw echo those from the wind on the shoulder. Small patches of dark shading have been added behind the horns and lower body, at various points, to create a bit of a backdrop and to “pop” the design a bit.
At this point the transparency over the middle of the body has had some grey wind added to it. Because the backpiece was planned as the largest and most significant part of a body suit (which has yet to be thought out) Greg is using some caution in how much he really fills in the blank spaces. We may need those later to link to other panels of the body suit.
This tattoo is almost done.