Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches XII

After some personal, illustrative studies of feminine characteristics and features, I wanted to balance things out a bit by exploring the mysteries of the masculine type… under glass of course. Here are some budding ideas for a potential series of desirable men, trapped in terrariums of the Victorian inclination. Hopefully this idea will bode well […]


Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches XI

Here’s a trio of beauties that are stranger than fiction…  This week I’ve decided to bring you yet another deviation from Cooper’s assignments, in order to share more of the personal studies I explore in between apprenticeship homework. As much as I appreciate the importance of what Cooper expects me to learn from him, and […]


PiƱata Demon Series I

Hello hello hello, lovely lovelies… We’re taking a bit of a break from the “Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches” blog post series, to bring you a little sneak peak-a-roo at a small project that has somehow evolved amidst the hustle and bustle of my life right now.  So, yeah…  In between finishing the design and layout […]


The Sketchbooks Volume One : My First Art Book! I

During September 2012’s “Sneak Peaks and Apologies!” post series, I briefed everyone about my upcoming art book project slated to debut at San Diego Comic Con International 2013. This new series of posts, “The Sketchbooks Volume One : My First Art Book!”, will not only recap how the plan came into fruition, but it will […]


Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches X

Hello my lovelies, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Thursday- complete with your favorite foods, friends and family members. This week I’m bringing you yet another small set of personal illustrations from my sketchbook explorations. I’m still on a blind, beauty kick, but it seems as though these ladies are a little less preoccupied […]


Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches IX

Wow, it’s already been a year since I first started spending time at Guru Tattoo… Soon I will start my apprentice tattoos, and even though I’ve had all this time to watch and learn from not only Cooper, but the rest of the Guru crew, the idea of tattooing someone in such a prestigious environment […]


Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches VIII

Cooper’s approach to tattooing, via an animation filter, has been not only fascinating but an interesting challenge. I never expected to learn tattooing through this particular lens of illustration, but I feel grateful for all of the insights resulting from his unique perspective. To my surprise, cartooning and animation illustration have provided an excellent bridge […]


Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches VII

This is what happens when my brain has just about had it with everything that’s going on at work, home and my personal life… Cooper is outrageously patient and he understands that sometimes you can push the brain and the body a bit too far… so he gives me a little leeway now and again […]


Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches VI

We’re only one day away from the Halloween debauchery ladies and gentleman… I’m so incredibly excited I can’t even deal with myself… wow… So let the 24 hour countdown begin… and to help you pass the time, please enjoy these illustrations of yet another assignment from Cooper involving the legendary Phoenix, some more snakes and […]


Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches V

I hope you all have your costumes ready for the Halloweenie Holiday… just around the corner… I’m still trying to figure out how to dress myself or even compose myself for that matter… it’s every dark heart’s favorite time of year, where we get to play up those animal instincts on all the spooky levels… […]