Last year I made an unofficial new years resolution to try and come up with a unique Flash Sheet every week for the year. The idea was to come up with a full page of designs referencing a single word or idea. Although I definitely fell short of the full year mark, I did manage to keep the project alive 20 solid weeks before I got sidetracked and started working on other things instead. I'm really happy with the results and had a lot of fun incorporating more pencil shading into the pieces as I got more into the series.
Rattle Tattoo Flash Studies - 2015
After about a year in Thailand, I got connected with Rattle Tattoo; a small tattoo shop set up at a Bangkok night market. They taught me a little about tattooing and a lot about pencil drawing in exchange for hanging around the shop to help them keep sharp on their conversational English. Nick, Fang, and Beam had me practicing in pencil a majority of the time (most of which would not be worth sharing) but, as you can see, I was still able to spend a good bit of time incorporating my pen & ink hatching style into the flash designs from books and magazines around the shop.
Thanks for visiting my Ardt Blog. You may see a few colors pop up here and there as you scroll down through my work, but for the most part I tend to do mostly pen & ink and pencil illustrations. I'm always coming up with various projects for myself to work on so you'll see a fairly decent variety of subjects. Please reach out to me through the contact page if you're interested in purchasing a print of anything you happen to like or for any commission inquiries if there's something specific you'd like to see.