Updated: Jul 21, 2021
Driving in from out of state, Jacob came in to see me about some old tattoos he had on his chest and left arm. He says, "The idea for my project started small. I wanted a cover-up to give me a unified theme instead of a patchwork jumble. I wanted a better representation of my person, on my person. I wanted to heighten the artistic quality and add some elements that mattered more to me. "After a multitude of failed attempts at finding an artist willing to undertake my project in the way I was hoping, I found the right person when I found Victoria. A concept meeting, wherein my idea was expertly interpreted, produced a serendipitous result that checked every box and then some. I couldn't be more pleased with how everything came together. "What I refer to as my 'Mars Attacks!' piece embodies my love for Golden Age Sci-Fi. It captures the classic look of the pulp-y cover art of those ten cent novels, and evokes a fantastical sense of otherworldly drama. The tattoo kind of surprised me with how well it captures what I love about Sci-Fi; all those What-If's and the doomsayer warnings of the Hubris of Mankind in the far off year 2000. Silly to us now, sure, but nobody knew for certain what would happen in the future. For example, I didn't know that like the people of yester-year, one day I too would be the subject of a Martian Invasion."
Here are some pictures of the drawing, before, outline, and gray shading stages.