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Taurus for Damian by zachlost Taurus for Damian by zachlost
My friend Damian has gone, unfortunately, tattoo mad, and is in the process of obtaining 8 tatts. He's been bugging me to design one based on his star sign, Taurus.

I keep going "Celtic" - he keeps going " nice, but not what I want". Here's one for general consumption, if ya like it.

The work was done using a Tablet, str8 into Photoshop, on a sleepless night.
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RevolutionToday Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   Digital Artist
This looks awesome! I'm thinking of getting a tattoo sometime soon and I'm a Taurus like your friend Damian :) I'm browsing through the web for some inspiration to my own design and this one really tickles my fancy ;)
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SolracSevla Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another taurus to my favourites :D
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haydenmc Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist
nice i love this design and i to wish to get it tattooed on my back but i'd like your permision to use your work first
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zachlost Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
sure, it's your skin :)
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haydenmc Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist
cool thanks ill mostly likely post a pic when its done i alraedy found i guy to do
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Suspect87 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Hey ~Zachlost i am i taurus to and i wish to get this drawing tattooed on my left arm, but as it is you, who are the creator of it, i think its best to ask you first

may i use it as a tattoo??
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Wow do I love this.
May I?
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zachlost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
sure. he wasn't game enough to do it himself.
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TheSquab Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2004
Wow thats amazing..such intriquite design, and its just so..powerful.. Its awesome
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Calibizaro Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is one cool damn tattoo! I can't think why he wouldn't want it! Did you sell the design yet? I'm sure some place would love it. :)
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zachlost Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
to tell you the truth ... i've never thought of selling it to a place.

art such as this (i think people call it Gift Art) is how i look at my work in general. i have issues with putting a price tag on it.
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Calibizaro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see how you would have reservations....I have a lot too when it comes my stuff as well. I often give embossings as presents at Christmas to a couple people. Someone suggested that I try to sell my stuff as well....printings I think I could do....but illustrations are harder to part with. ;)

But I just thought I'd suggest it....*shrug*....gotta pay the bills sometimes....too bad there isn't a worldwide fund for artists. ;)
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shadukha Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, I especialy love the detail of the horns. You should do more of these :)
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zachlost Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004
i only seem to be doing tattoos for very demanding boys ;)
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Kihari Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2004
That's really good. Yeah, it might be a *little* too detailed as a tatoo, but it would look good on a t-shirt! (I said that on your eagle one too. ^^; )
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glass-eater Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice ! looks like a gremlins to me :D
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zachlost Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
funny :)

i haven't had that comment before ... at least it doesn't look like a Mogwai
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valentinecrow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
well i love it! i think its maybe too detailed for a tattoo, especially if it would be smallish. tattoos are difficult and sometimes need to be simple. but the detail is what makes the design interesting, since you dont see celtic taurus! i personally am a leo, *and am dying to know how you would draw leo like this taurus* but i like how you added the symbol on the forehead!
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zachlost Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
i'm a Leo too *meow*

the idea was actually derived from the Taurean symbol on the first place. I do agree with you though, it is a *little* over ellaborate though - especially for the poor tattoo artist who has to do it in the end. but i visualise that on being pretty big either on his back or on his lower spine.

if i did a Leo version of a tattoo, it probably wouldn't be in the same style, as it's a weeee bit too challenging to derive a good design from the actual symbol. it would probably look like your standard lion in motion (vertical) or just a detailed image of the head + mane ...

*ponders*
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