Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tiger Tattoo

Last Saturday, I was printing t-shirts for the Alumni of the Sisters of Mary School, Inc, Cebu when my batchmate sent a message that he will be coming in our office after lunch. He was interested to have a tattoo before our final basketball game (playing for 3rd place) that was scheduled last Sunday at the Boystown. Eventhough, I told him that it's not advisable to have tattoo and play a physical game a day after it is done, we still proceeded the 3-hour long of enduring the pain. He wanted a tiger with a wave-flow design depicting his inner self's strength and might of overcoming hardships in life.

Since I don't have a thermal paper for stenciling or a surgical pen, I always use Pilot V5 pen in drafting the design in the body. This application is hard especially for an artist who relies in tracing designs and uses stencils since every wipe after the ink is applied, the lines of the sketch will also be erased.

Tirso Ardiente - my batchmate who owns this tattoo didn't play anyway and only celebrated after the game. But he coached us the whole game bagging the 3rd prize of the Fr. Al's Cup 2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Hand Painted T-shirts

As I arrived late last night in my boarding house, I noticed that some my fabric paints were not in place. I started to check if the old paints are still usable. Since I have nothing to do that night and with extra white tshirt I began sketching the image of Mother Mary found in the magazine. Somehow, this gives me an idea of painting my own customized tshirts for a change. Usually, I used photographic silkscreen printing for my other tshirts but I can say that the hand painted design is more artistic than the former.

My other hand painted tshirt during our Alumni Homecoming last March 2010.