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January 4, 2013
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Donkey Nouveau by GreyOculus Donkey Nouveau by GreyOculus
Another art nouveau tattoo, featuring lily pods, wheat, and, of course, a donkey.

These are fun, you guys.
I think I'll make more.

*This one is not for my skin, so if you're interested in it for a tattoo, just comment below. My only request is that you give me credit and pictures of the finished ink.
[Photoshop CS5]
[Please do not copy, distribute, alter, use, etc. without my permission.]
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tanzende-fee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Very true to the style. I agree with another poster--the colors on this one are great.
GreyOculus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you. :D
Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work ! I really love your coloring style !
GreyOculus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Blue-Pencil-Crayon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
You should make more! These are absolutely gorgeous!

Could I request an animal that you could do? I'm in love with these tattoos and I would love to see more of these :)

Choosing light brown for the line work was very smart, it brings out the donkey's features but is subtle enough that it doesn't draw away from the whole piece. The little ruffles where the fur is makes the donkey look really real and soft, especially that ear fur in the ears :D
The wheat stalks and flowers look great and I LOVE the colours you've used. Just like your piece before, this tattoo has such a calming atmosphere, I just love it!
The soft gradients from the white to brown look very nice as well, it's not jarring at all, which is what can often happen with light and dark colours.

Beautiful work! I am loving these 'Nouveau' tattoos!
GreyOculus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks! Feel free to suggest away! I'd like to make at least one or two more before my classes start up again on Monday. :aww:

Also, thanks for all the wonderful feedback. I really appreciate it!
Blue-Pencil-Crayon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem!
I would love to see a Snow Leopard one, they are my favourite big cat :)

No problem GreyOculus, your work is incredible :)
GreyOculus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll see what I can do. After all, I don't think I've drawn a snow leopard before, should be fun! :)
Blue-Pencil-Crayon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Just do your best ^^
I'm sure it will look great :)
Uwibutt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Love it!! Very pretty C:
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