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    otisc got a reaction from Hands On in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from deletemyprofileplz in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from scottyg in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from Gingerninja in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from Hands On in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    Going to bump this thread up, because tomorrow I am going to start lines on sleeve #2, also from Scott Ellis of Triple Crown. Scott has become quite the world traveller, and has spent most of the last six month popping around Europe tattooing at some of the continent's most famous establishments. After the lines tomorrow, we won't do shading until April. Will post photos. 
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    otisc got a reaction from ughanxiousppl in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from pidjones in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from tcgjake in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from tcgjake in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    It's been almost a year, and we are slllloooowly making progress on this second sleeve!!
    In April 2019, Scott and I did five hours of shading. It was the usual ouch, and I didn't post an update.

    November 14, 2019 -- session number three! 5.5 hours of coloring in the bird. 
    Next session: April 2020!
     
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    otisc got a reaction from SStu in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from oboogie in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    It's been almost a year, and we are slllloooowly making progress on this second sleeve!!
    In April 2019, Scott and I did five hours of shading. It was the usual ouch, and I didn't post an update.

    November 14, 2019 -- session number three! 5.5 hours of coloring in the bird. 
    Next session: April 2020!
     
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    otisc got a reaction from Dan in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from Samth in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    It's been almost a year, and we are slllloooowly making progress on this second sleeve!!
    In April 2019, Scott and I did five hours of shading. It was the usual ouch, and I didn't post an update.

    November 14, 2019 -- session number three! 5.5 hours of coloring in the bird. 
    Next session: April 2020!
     
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    otisc got a reaction from Samth in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 
    5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!

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    otisc got a reaction from Gpots in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    November 28 -- 2nd sleeve begins.
    Once again, we returned to the studios of world traveling artist Scott Ellis. He's spent most of the last six months hopscotching Europe. I was happy to know ahead of time that he'd be back in Austin Texas for a few week -- plenty of time to start sleeve #2. 
    Scott suggested we try a Phoenix for this sleeve. Seemed to fit well with the dragon. Here is his notebook prior to my arriving:

    As before, Scott creates the design in freehand. Took him about 3.25 hours. And as before, he was ever the perfectionist -- at one point an hour in wiping off my arm and starting again because he felt the bird's head was an inch off from where he wanted it. 



    As we progress, Scott goes through about four layers, increasing the detail with ever more fine brushes along the way.



    Below are layer #3 and #4:


    Taken in mirror:

    And at least, we ink! 2.5 hours of linework. 

    Unfortunately, Scott is back off to Europe... so no shading stage until April. That's okay, it is worth the wait to be worked on by a master. 
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    otisc got a reaction from Rob I in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    November 28 -- 2nd sleeve begins.
    Once again, we returned to the studios of world traveling artist Scott Ellis. He's spent most of the last six months hopscotching Europe. I was happy to know ahead of time that he'd be back in Austin Texas for a few week -- plenty of time to start sleeve #2. 
    Scott suggested we try a Phoenix for this sleeve. Seemed to fit well with the dragon. Here is his notebook prior to my arriving:

    As before, Scott creates the design in freehand. Took him about 3.25 hours. And as before, he was ever the perfectionist -- at one point an hour in wiping off my arm and starting again because he felt the bird's head was an inch off from where he wanted it. 



    As we progress, Scott goes through about four layers, increasing the detail with ever more fine brushes along the way.



    Below are layer #3 and #4:


    Taken in mirror:

    And at least, we ink! 2.5 hours of linework. 

    Unfortunately, Scott is back off to Europe... so no shading stage until April. That's okay, it is worth the wait to be worked on by a master. 
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    otisc got a reaction from scottyg in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    I may extend them some day. the 3/4 sleeves rock now, as I can roll up a dress shirt and have them mostly still hidden if I want. I like that flexibility... and the surprise when someone I've known awhile finds out I have them.
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    otisc got a reaction from Tsam in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    UPDATE: Well, today was the day!
    What a long, but great day! It began a little before 11:00am. I was the first one in the shop with Scott (most of the day, there were 10-15 people there, and at one point six artists were tattooing simultaneously). He had been working on a few designs based on the sleeve length I wanted. Over the week between today and our consultation, I had decided to ask him to put the dragon's head somewhere on my arm instead of with the head in the more traditional chest area. I was a little worried to be asking for this, as Scott has a relatively new sleeve with the head in the center, and the last thing I wanted was for him to think I was trying to copy his own tattoo. Luckily, when I got there, he informed me that the last several dragons he had done had the head on the chest, and he was dying to do something new. Perfect! His sketches had just what I wanted. It was a really good sign.
    However, getting it right took some time. Using thin paint brushes, he created the design over four separate layers. The dragon's head had to be moved several times, and the unique swirl of the dragon we decided on what difficult to get right without looking like the head was plopped onto the center of the body... but Scott is a perfectionist, and after a lot of erasing and revising, and then relining, and revising, etc... we were finally done with a design ready to be inked at 2:40. With only a few short breaks, it took a lot longer than I expected. But the result is something that works specifically with my body as opposed to just slapping a template onto my arm. I love it.
    Here is a quick snap of Scott somewhere between layer 2 and 3 of sketching on me:

    I haven't had a tattoo in nearly 20 years, so I had no idea what to expect from the pain, especially over so many areas. Tattooing in the ditch was no treat, but not as bad as I had come to expect from reading. The outside of the elbow lived up to expectations. But the worst was around my collarbone, where any wincing or tightening of my face would risk pulling the skin under his needle. And there was one spot on my chest where I could clearly feel the vibration on my pec, but the pain was in my neck. I could have sworn at the time he was tattooing my upper-middle neck.
    Long story short (yeah, right), we finished up the linework a little after 5:00pm. I am absolutely thrilled with the result... and was getting tons of compliments on it by the many artists and clients in the shop throughout the day. Here is a front shot:

    It is a little difficult to see from this angle and with only linework, but the dragon's body actually goes out the back of the head and swirls up and around the shoulders through the clouds and comes out belly showing under his head before turning again towards the end of the sleeve. It makes a little more sense visually if you can see the back. I also have the dragon clutching a pearl with his talons on the back on the sleeve and will actually be filling the pearl with a significant flower logo in the next session.
    Overall, a fantastic day. I couldn't be happier that Scott got all the elements I wanted into the design, was able to keep it very traditional, but also with a great deal of uniqueness built just for me. If any readers are in Austin, Triple Crown Tattoo on Chicon Street (right around the corner from Franklin's BBQ!) is a must-visit.
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    otisc got a reaction from gtrjunior in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    I may extend them some day. the 3/4 sleeves rock now, as I can roll up a dress shirt and have them mostly still hidden if I want. I like that flexibility... and the surprise when someone I've known awhile finds out I have them.
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    otisc reacted to scottyg in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    nah, 3/4 sleeves are dope!
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    otisc reacted to gtrjunior in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    That looks amazing!
    But you gotta go all the way down to the wrist!
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    otisc reacted to oboogie in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    Looking so good, man! Congrats.
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    otisc got a reaction from JAC1961 in My Story & Nervous/Excited about First Big Piece!   
    November 28 -- 2nd sleeve begins.
    Once again, we returned to the studios of world traveling artist Scott Ellis. He's spent most of the last six months hopscotching Europe. I was happy to know ahead of time that he'd be back in Austin Texas for a few week -- plenty of time to start sleeve #2. 
    Scott suggested we try a Phoenix for this sleeve. Seemed to fit well with the dragon. Here is his notebook prior to my arriving:

    As before, Scott creates the design in freehand. Took him about 3.25 hours. And as before, he was ever the perfectionist -- at one point an hour in wiping off my arm and starting again because he felt the bird's head was an inch off from where he wanted it. 



    As we progress, Scott goes through about four layers, increasing the detail with ever more fine brushes along the way.



    Below are layer #3 and #4:


    Taken in mirror:

    And at least, we ink! 2.5 hours of linework. 

    Unfortunately, Scott is back off to Europe... so no shading stage until April. That's okay, it is worth the wait to be worked on by a master. 
     
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    otisc got a reaction from omeletta in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    November 28 -- 2nd sleeve begins.
    Once again, we returned to the studios of world traveling artist Scott Ellis. He's spent most of the last six months hopscotching Europe. I was happy to know ahead of time that he'd be back in Austin Texas for a few week -- plenty of time to start sleeve #2. 
    Scott suggested we try a Phoenix for this sleeve. Seemed to fit well with the dragon. Here is his notebook prior to my arriving:

    As before, Scott creates the design in freehand. Took him about 3.25 hours. And as before, he was ever the perfectionist -- at one point an hour in wiping off my arm and starting again because he felt the bird's head was an inch off from where he wanted it. 



    As we progress, Scott goes through about four layers, increasing the detail with ever more fine brushes along the way.



    Below are layer #3 and #4:


    Taken in mirror:

    And at least, we ink! 2.5 hours of linework. 

    Unfortunately, Scott is back off to Europe... so no shading stage until April. That's okay, it is worth the wait to be worked on by a master. 
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    otisc got a reaction from rob323 in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    November 28 -- 2nd sleeve begins.
    Once again, we returned to the studios of world traveling artist Scott Ellis. He's spent most of the last six months hopscotching Europe. I was happy to know ahead of time that he'd be back in Austin Texas for a few week -- plenty of time to start sleeve #2. 
    Scott suggested we try a Phoenix for this sleeve. Seemed to fit well with the dragon. Here is his notebook prior to my arriving:

    As before, Scott creates the design in freehand. Took him about 3.25 hours. And as before, he was ever the perfectionist -- at one point an hour in wiping off my arm and starting again because he felt the bird's head was an inch off from where he wanted it. 



    As we progress, Scott goes through about four layers, increasing the detail with ever more fine brushes along the way.



    Below are layer #3 and #4:


    Taken in mirror:

    And at least, we ink! 2.5 hours of linework. 

    Unfortunately, Scott is back off to Europe... so no shading stage until April. That's okay, it is worth the wait to be worked on by a master. 
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