#34548
itsofficial
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    @itsofficial

Whats up guys, wanted to get your opinion on these two artists. I’m looking to get, not so much a portrait of something where I take a picture of someone I know to an artist and getting the exact replica of it. But I’m looking to get a portrait of a realistic womans face blowing smoke out of her mouth. I might want to add a couple more things to it, like sunglasses on her face with the reflection of a city skyline, but I’m not sure yet.

Anyway here are the two artists:

http://www.myspace.com/soltribetattoo/photos/albums/album/976431

http://www.myspace.com/daveallentattoos/photos/albums/tattoos/803394

What do you think of both, and who would you choose?
Bedankt

#92025
looney bin escapee
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    @looney-bin-escapee

One is more cartoony than the other.

I looked at Dave Allen’s tatts in the link you provided. I met the Dalai Lama when he came here to Hawaii. He does not look like that. Its almost as if he does his portraits through a fish-eye lens.

Depends on what style you are looking for more.

#92028
itsofficial
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    @itsofficial

Definitely two different styles. I’m just not sure which style I like more. To me Dave Allen would be the better pick, I’m just not sure how he’d make the smoke look, and if I added the sunglasses with the reflection I’m not sure how that would look either. Not that I think he’d do a bad job, its just the fact that I don’t really see those two elements in his work.

#92029
ppornan
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    @ppornan

Well out of the two tattooers links that you provided, I prefer Daves portfolio than the first. I agree they are two different styles. What you are looking to get fits Daves style closer than the other. That’s my 2 cents. succes.

Patrick

#92068
Navysooner
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    @navysooner

Where are you located? If you are near San Fran go chek out Shotsie Gorman

#92087
itsofficial
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    @itsofficial

Thanks for your reply ppornan.

Navysooner Im in colorado

Bewerk: Ha earlier I said how I didnt see the elements of smoke and sunglasses in any of Dave Allens workI take that backIf you click on “meer” the very last picture is of a guy with a cigarette and sunglasses
http://www.preyingmantistattoo.com/pages/daveallen.html#

#92090
Mayohoffman
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    @mayohoffman
itsofficial;72973 schreef:
Whats up guys, wanted to get your opinion on these two artists. I’m looking to get, not so much a portrait of something where I take a picture of someone I know to an artist and getting the exact replica of it. But I’m looking to get a portrait of a realistic womans face blowing smoke out of her mouth. I might want to add a couple more things to it, like sunglasses on her face with the reflection of a city skyline, but I’m not sure yet.

Anyway here are the two artists:

http://www.myspace.com/soltribetattoo/photos/albums/album/976431

http://www.myspace.com/daveallentattoos/photos/albums/tattoos/803394

What do you think of both, and who would you choose?
Bedankt

I would personally go with daveallen

#92117
itsofficial
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    @itsofficial

So I gave Dave Allen a call and set up an appointment. The appointments not till october, and he told me in the meantime to just get pictures of certain things like how I want the lips to be, what I want the girl to look like, enz. I’m pretty excited for this piece

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