Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fantasy Failures

Fantasy gems from Big Dogz Ink:

Unicorn tattoos are awesome! Tribal tattoos are not. Wonky unicorns floating astride a tribal piece? Totally awful.



This wizard is almost awesome. He's grizzled and has a cool staff, but his hand is melting, his beard and his cloak meld into each other, and the whole tattoo looks scratched.



And from Headlight Tattoo (not all their stuff is terrible, so it's not as fun as Big Dogz, but there are some gems in the galleries if you search)


Okay, so the color choices in this fairy aren't that bad, but the proportions? The smooshed face? The hair? The floppy left hand? (the right hand claw is kinda sweet though.) The weird shading in the dress?

7 comments:

thisisstar said...

this is actually a bad copy of some art from Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book.

Caitlin said...

Yeah, original is by Brian Froud.

tattoobody.org said...

Monster tattoos are very creepy, it is not an artwork for me
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Anonymous said...

yeah, the fairy is supposed to look smooshed.

Anonymous said...

The proportaions are actually exactly as it's supposed to look. Like 2 other posters said, it's from a book of "pressed fairy" art. The "author" of the book caught fairies and pressed them between the pages of her book, giving them their disproportions.

Reza said...

This is great info to know.

asabsobe said...

i only like the wizards that have passing resemblance to alan moore...