So I am a traditionally trained artist and a friend has asked me to design a tattoo for him. I know the basics of tattoo design (line work etc. and gradated color) but i was wondering if there are those out there that can give me advice for a really pimpin' tattoo design. The tattoo that he wants is an ocean landscape with waves and a hot surfer chick hangin' ten off of a longboard. It is a tribute to his hot surfer mama who passed away when he was young and I want to make sure that i do right by him to honor the tribute to his mother.
Anyone who has drawn a design to be inked?