Sketch of the week: 13-The Siren
Just a quick post this time because this is the last thing I’m doing before going to sleep.
The Siren is my mother’s favorite doll after Safia. She was also my first attempt at tattooing porcelain. I tried painting the designs onto her body with china that once, and realizing how difficult it was , didn’t try it again for over two years. Though the designs turned out quite well for my first try, i was still deterred from attempting it any time soon. Then, it had occurred to me to engrave the design into porcelain prior to firing in order to give me reference points while painting, and that’s how my present technique was developed.
Sadly, I can’t even remember what had given me the idea to do that, because I wish I had memory of that moment. I think that for two years after the Siren I was subconsciously trying to solve the problem of tattooing dolls, until the critical mass of mental exercise was reached and one day I woke up and thought:”My god, it is so simple. How could I have not thought of this before?!” And then, I tried it and it worked, but by this point in already knew it was going to work. Although the idea was simple, the execution was still very difficult, but the results were much more successful than before. I loved tattooing so much that I just can’t stop experimenting with it. I have such grand plans for it. You’ll see.
Meanwhile, I think that tomorrow I will show you the work in progress of my latest tattoo. The reason I haven’t done it yet is because I’ve had my hands full with ebay and pictures of Lolita have flooded my blog. Time for fresh stuff.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at 2:33 am
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