My good friend came to me with a challenge. After doing a sleeve of japanese lanterns, and moths with a Hannya background...A neck coverup, a low back cover up/rework, the left shoulder blade done, two calves to cover, a chest rework… its taken many hours and lots of surrender to what is, and what we can do with it all. Overall, I’m happy with the look. I went behind existing work where it was necessary, like the waist wrap around. I dropped the dragon’s body and horn behind it onto the left butt cheek. I also repeated the cherry blossoms from her chest piece on the back and in the dragon’s mouth so the petals and blossoms could be falling down her backside for consistency.
By Jeff Gogue