Thursday, December 18, 2008
An Inky Obsession with Hellboy
I met Daniel at Borders and I could tell, from a distance, his tattoo was pretty special. It was only when I saw it up close that I realized how cool it is:
This is based on a limited edition print of the comic book character, Hellboy.
Daniel is a fan of Mike Mignola's creation, one of his favorite comic book characters, and he acknowledges that he's "a bit obsessed" with Hellboy. His hope is to eventually devote an entire sleeve to him. Note the detail on the edges of the panel. This just wasn't the character, but the edges of the piece look as if ripped directly from a comic book panel.
This was inked by Simone at Rising Dragon in Manhattan, when it was still on 23rd Street. Daniel estimates that this finely-detailed piece took about four and a half hours of work to complete.
Work from Rising Dragon has appeared previously here.
Thanks to Daniel for sharing his Hellboy ink with us here on Tattoosday!