Hypnagogic

Tattoo design

For this assignment:

We were asked to design a tattoo to represent our personality.

I’ve always wanted a tattoo but I am afraid of needles so I haven’t gotten one yet.

I designed this, it’s a moon that is also a spooky eye. Yellow because the moon is usually kind of yellow, blue because of ‘blue moons’ and orange because of the blood moon. How does a spooky moon eye reflect my personality? Well it’s weird and spooky but cartoon-y and charming at the same time. If I got this tattoo I’d get one on inside of both wrists.

I made this using firealpaca, a free drawing program.

First select the circle from the top bar and use the dot to drop the anchor point where you want it. then draw a circle.

Then with the circle tool still on draw several short dashes around the sides.

Then turn the tool off and draw a little dash in the center.

On a new layer under your line art you use the bucket tool to dye inside the circle the color of your choice. Then you must create a new layer then check of ‘Clipping mask’ over the color layer.

Now take a color paler than your base color and swipe up one side for the shine, then take a color darker than your base color and swipe up the other to create the shadow.

Merge the clipping mask down and create a new one. use the paint bucket tool and dye the colors a new color off your choice.

Then all you have to do is save it as either a .png or a .jpeg (if you don’t select these it will save as an .mpd which only opens in firealpaca.

3 thoughts on “Tattoo design

  1. Wow! This is really interesting! Maybe you could film yourself so we can see you make it almost like it is in person! I thought you did a really good job!

  2. I like the design of the tattoo, its nice and simple. I can also see the cartoon charm from it as you mentioned. I found the usage of images for creating the tattoo to be very helpful when looking at the creation process.

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