Looking back to move forwards

I think that for my work to have a steady progression and to still use the visual language I employ in my tattoos, that it is necessary to look back at my older work and see what it is that worked in the designs, how did they fit the body? how did they look from afar? and how will they age? More importantly to study what it is the customer and myself enjoyed about doing it!

I have a few openings at @londontattooconvention end of this month and in LA in October, as well as in Austin towards the end of the year. I will give priority to simple large-scale work as I have a lot of intensely detail and layered projects on my schedule right now.

A few examples of the older work I am wanting to reference, a layered Borneo and Thai ornament inspired sleeve from around 2008, done in NYC, a very simple negative Borneo inspired piece that incorporated a lot of cover ups, from 2005 and a simple Borneo piece on a hand to cover up some old handpicked tattoos from 2004.

For more examples please see my archives here ————-> Archives

Thank you for you support. Please don’t DM me about projects, I have a new contact page here ————-> Contact

New Hoodies, Shirts and Bandanas.

Following up from last month, I have refined my webstore and made it run a bit smoother. Thank you to everyone who picked up something from the clear out I had, I really appreciate it!

I took a lot of time off from tattooing over the last two months due to an accident and spent a lot of time at home, so I used the time well and did a lot of drawing!

Here are a couple of time lapses I made whilst drawing two of my new T-shirt designs.

So  I’ve been working on these new designs for the last two months and they are finally ready. I’ve switched everything over to selling and fulfilling them all myself, so its now all packed and shipped by me. Thank you for the support, Thomas.

https://thomas-hooper.myshopify.com

 

 

Numbers 6 and 7

After the amazing response I received for the paintings in the A state of Matter exhibition (see previous post) I found myself inspired and motivated to continue the Raven series rather than moving on to another subject matter.

And here I find my self with Unitled Ravens VI and VII – this is unlikely the end of this.

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22 x 30″ ink on paper.

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22 x 30″ ink on paper.

 

I managed to capture the whole process of Raven VI and turn it into a time-lapse.

Here are a few photographs of the process, look for some raven prints soon.

 

Thank you for looking.