Howard and Patrick
This is a portrait that was done almost ten years back. Howard wanted to add on to it. So we came up with some ideas, and set a plan into motion. The obvious problem would be to make it look as if the tattoo wasn't done in two stages. The portrait aged beautifully. A new tattoo next to it would be the only way to show it's age.
|Original portrait by Alboy|
I had to work with Howard to find out what the original photo looked like. I used sketch book pro to draw on top of the tattoo photo while Howard watched. He let me know when I had restored the tattoo digitally. The only thing left was to tattoo the sketch we had created.
|Sketch for the flowers.|
Thank you Howard for hanging out with me.
|Digitally enhanced sketch|
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