Friday, March 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: Tattoo


I had an art emergency this morning.I broke something I just completed. aaaaargh! I fixed it and spent a while looking for this old spot illustration. Tom's House of Tiny Tattoos. You know the world has gone to pot when a girl, as a symbol of devotion has her new boyfriends initials in the shape of a heart tattooed on her body parts. Babs new friend seems to be a bad influence! Kitties these days, they are so romantic...

49 comments:

Tatiana said...

This is really sweet. I was very curious to see how you interpreted the theme.

Tatiana

Amy Zaleski said...

Lady and the Tramp...with cats! I wonder if Tom's Tattoo Parlor is for cats as well?

andrea said...

You are amazing. How do you manage to have so many perfect contributions to IF just lurking in your studio and files? Are you ever stumped? Charming illustration, Val.

steve said...

Does the tattoo parour employ mice to do the tiny work ? And do they shave the kitty first to add the tattoo...
Meeeeeooooowwww !

:-D
stevePoisonPencil

Caroline said...

Wow a tattoo parlour for cats? Amazing and so appopropriate! Really amazing.

Rowantree said...

I had never imagine a tattooed cat, nice illo !

Janet said...

Maybe you shouldn't let that Babs out of the house!So sorry about the broken art!

Michael O'Connell said...

great work.

Teri C said...

Oh Val, this is just perfect!!

Brian the Mennonite said...

That's pretty darned cute Val.

albina said...

True what you say… Cat’s world is gone to pot! I am living in fear when my kitty will request to have one done – hearts and all. Great illo!

TXArtcGal said...

What a precious illo!...you never seem to amaze me! I wonder if my kitty would want a tattoo from Tom's?

Kim Carney said...

Catty and the Vamp. Very fun!

carla said...

Kitty Love:> I have to agree with Andrea...it's pretty darn amazing how you always seem to have just the right thing for each week's topic. This is absolutely adorable. I sure wish I could see it a little bigger to get the detail. The cats' faces look so cute!

Giles said...

Great image...like the cats.

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Majeak Ann said...

Very creative Valerie!! as always.
Tattoo for cats?....GREAT!
*hugs

"Maggie" said...

Val,

You ae so funny. I NEVER wanted to tatoo my boyfriend's initials on my body! The illustration is adorable and once again your work brings a smile.

I replied to you about the tattoo on the comments page of my blog! :)

The Unknown said...

So cute! I love your take on the theme.
love

HARDWAX said...

Because of your illo, i'm wondering, just what sort of tattoo a cat might go for-something in mouse, or tuna perhaps? Creative and warm as usual.

kelly rae said...

it's amazing how you have a piece that fits each theme. you must have an extrordinary collection of your art! and i love it all!

littlekika said...

I love your cats.
It's so romantic!!

Toni said...

Val is there nothing you haven't done or thought of for a house or building. You are amazing. I think you are only a couple of hours from my sister so may have to come visit you sometime. ;)
Love the illo

Rachelle said...

Cute illustration Val - Their matching tattoos are adorable.

merlinprincesse said...

I love those 2 kitties, Val!

aynaku said...

lovely illo, as usual...
do you know that Tom's Tatto is my home town best tatto-parlour? true...
:)

cream said...

I'm back!
Great illo! Are the kitties waiting to get a tattoo?

Roz Foster said...

Aww. It's kinda romantic! Of course, there is a downside, like when Johnny Depp began dating Winona Ryder, he tattooed "Winona Forever" onto his arm. Then they split up.

Thankfully, the boy is clever. He lives on a wine estate in France and now the tattoo says "Wino Forever."

Anonymous said...

Hello,
It's funny these two cats which wait to be done to tatoo.It's really nice.
Great!

Alina Chau said...

soooo CUTE!! Love your take on the theme!! Beautiful!

Katili said...

Oh what a sweet illo, well drawn too. There should be more romantic things in life.

zordis said...

Val...this is so cute, I love the cats in love hoping for new tattoos ......

CATRAVEN said...

I love coming here! Wonderful as always!Your art makes me happy. A joy to admire!

The Tart said...

Adorable... such sweeties.
Is there a table for me and my bds?

Thx again for the House of Love!

Smooch,
The Tart

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Glad you got what was broken fixed. I can't imagine tattoo'd cats... so much fur...

Paula said...

This is very original and sweet. Thta'a a tattoo parlour I'd go:-)

Isa said...

they are so lovely!! beautiful sky full of stars.

Sea Angel said...

I'll be sending my cat over. =D
Beautiful!

doodlestreet said...

Ahhh...when two hearts meet. Very sweet.

creative kismet said...

Very charming!! Love the tiny tattoos!

...Kat said...

Terrific! very nice sweet romatic pair

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Awwwwww, trust you to come up with some delightful!

Suzan said...

Very nice. Great illo.

Bron Smith said...

Delightful illustration, Val, as always.I always look forward to your posts. Thanks so much for your kind comments. Mrs. T would appreciate them too.

Angela said...

So cute! So fun to see everyones's interpretations of this week's theme.

String said...

Hey that's my cat there!

shawn said...

You really are amazing!! There are so many people entering these days, it took me awhile to find you there in line! Your artwork is always so whimsical and happy.

(my heart gasped when you said you broke something, but then was relieved you got it fixed) way to go!

You're very talented in everything you do.

A Little Hut said...

I was wondering what you'd come up with! too cute.

Marion said...

Cute those little hearts on their paws:-)

asperezas said...

:D so funny