I’ve had friends express interest in having me paint them something before, but when my dear friend Christine asked for my help in making her friend a birthday present…I got nervous. Christine sent me a picture of her friends tattoo. She expressed the tattoo represented a lot for her, and the small dove was simplistic and beautiful.
The design’s simple and clean lines made me feel pressured to accurately recreate the same style onto canvas. I asked Christine the specifics of her request; what size canvas did she have in mind? What color should the canvas be? What color should the outline be in? When did she need it by? I marked my calendar for February 21st as she expressed she would need it by that afternoon. Below is the original image she sent me: