This whale and dolphin.
If you’re not sure what melancholy means, it’s used to describe “a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.” So basically a more eloquent way to describe depression. Words and meanings aside, the placement and weight of this font couldn’t have been executed with more precision.
Although April Lindsay gets all the attention when it comes to leaf-only designs, she wasn’t the first nor is she the only one to practice this particular style of design. Even though the subject matter is similar, the artist’s style is easily distinguishable when compared to similar designs.
Even though he’s not known for his floral designs, I have to say, Dragon’s floral pieces are some of the best I’ve ever seen. Which isn’t really a surprise considering pretty much everything he does is tops.
This red poppy.
To highlight the boldness and beauty of the red poppy, the artist added a few ornamental elements to the mix.
Okay, this is one of those designs that the longer you look at it the more beautiful it becomes. My favorite element is the shadows of the two individuals holding hands. In fact, those characters alone would make for wonderful couple tattoos.
If you’ve never witnessed a field of sunflowers on a hot summer day, you really haven’t lived. Six foot stalks topped with golden crowns waving in the wind mimic the sun itself, which I’m sure had no small part in the flower’s name.
These elegant black ink peonies.
Peonies, in my opinion, are much more beautiful than roses in almost every way. Everything from their shape to the exquisite stages of bloom they go through make them as appealing as any floral variety.
These cute creatures.
Sometimes cute means cute. And if you’re going for cute, you might as well aim for super cute, as was achieved here. Just because tattoos are a grown up thing, doesn’t mean your design has to be.
This thigh piece.
Like we talked about earlier, high thigh pieces are really popular right now—and a great excuse for a photo op. This design features three well-drawn portraits with plenty of options for color later.
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