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IREZUMI by lynseylew IREZUMI by lynseylew
frankie*SNATCH Information.
▌ Alex & frankie*SNATCH characters © me.
▌ Painter IX & Photoshop CS2..

[Edit:] As recommended by you guys, I've added more depth to his arms to try and stop the tattoos looking flatter than the rest of his body. I've also tweaked the colours and layout a tad. I hope it looks better!

Brand new character! :) Thought up by my other half and myself, and this is the first illustration of him.

Alex is a 28 year old British tattoo artist, living and working in London. His Camden Town studio, the Loki Trickster, is well known for it's high quality work. He has a young daughter, named Lily. Alex plays a huge part in Kim's timeskip storyline.

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IJamLegend Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Holy hell man, this is epic, thank you so much. I was thinking of getting a traditional-style tattoo with a dragon on one side and tiger on the other... EXACTLY like this, but I want a waterfall and a koi below the dragon. It's pretty scary how close this is to the image in my head.
Luniuz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
The tiger tat 😻
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He has freckles and tattoos. I LOVE HIM.:heart:
mockajing Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
How can i make this Stopbutton in the description?
sage2434 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Loki trickster .. dude I love that name.
redirectLightning Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! I love the tattoos soooo much. You did a great job with them. They look very realistic, like tattoos someone would actually get.
LoganDarkrider Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I like the tattoos very much, they remind me of the ones that the Japanese "Yakuza" wear, Awesome!
sophie565 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Psh, if he were real!
koko26 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer could i get only photos?!
Prue84 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Wonderful art. :)
Keitaro91 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
i wish i had tatt's like that! xp
Keitaro91 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
i wish i had tatt's like that! xp
AutumnAquarius Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student General Artist
WHOA! I like this! XD
GloomyPippi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
That's incredible! Fantastic job! Wow!
SoulfulFable Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You have a very beautiful way of shading skin, and include a rare amount of detail- such as all the tiny tiny freckles that look just wonderful~
Also, I love that you made his dragon tattoo look traditional to its Eastern heritage~ Even the clouds around it look like a traditional painting~
It's easy to tell you take time and put effort into your work. The fact that you shaded all the studs on his belt and added in those freckles says that much! Your work is quite wonderful, and I wish I were even half as good! (still trying to keep a consistant style~~~)
One little thing I noticed, I think- Most of the shading looks like the light is coming from in front of him, but his hair looks like it's been lighted from the upper right. Just a thought =D
lynseylew Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :heart:
SoulfulFable Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome~! :heart:
imaginarycolor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I feel for you, this must have been extremely difficult to draw. These are totally hard to draw... (the tattoo) I've never drawn the whole thing for any of my characters.

....but it looks totally awesome, I envy you. The details are amazing and the Irezumi design looks authentic. I wish I had your patience
lynseylew Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :blushes:~
mrkeishii Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010   Interface Designer
Very Nice Tattoo, May I Request You Something? I Really Love Your Tattoo Designs and I was wondering if possibly you can make me a Tiger Design Somewhat Similar But, Up To Half Of The Bicep? I Will Thank You So Much And Also Credit Your Name Under it.
Indiesawr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
OHH i do love his tattoos!!!!
Phoenix-61 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student General Artist
i absolutely love the tattoos :D
eshizo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
wow i love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SavageCrow Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I absolutely LOVE this! Great work!!
bambinogambino Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
OHSNAP! I love this so much. *VERY* nice work. :iconilavplz:
xMushroom-Clanx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
that's some pretty rad inking!
Sdfghjkaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
The freckles and stubble help create the shadows on his face, just as they do on guys in real life. His confident expression is enticing, as are his beautiful abs and tattoos
krazykittymatt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Normally I don't like freckles but you make them work for this character!!! Love it!!!
sammywhatammy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
SO gorgeous and sexy :heart:
Annie-Christ Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Writer
Ffffft. You've officially created my dream character. Not only does he have impressive tattoos, but he also has freckles. I'm a real sucker for men who really love their children, too, so the tattoo across his knuckles made me "d'aw" all over the place. I have a feeling he could be my new favorite character.

Lalune-hime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Those freckles! He's so cute, yet manly and amazing!
fongmingyun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010

I love that he has a kid. :D
minkiososa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sexy..i love his tatoos >.<
TeapotDomescam Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I bet all the girls will go there just so they can get the opportunity to have their skin touched by that guy!! XD
InsaneAndroid Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks like Ezio, XD. WEll to me he does anyways, ha ha ha.

I really love his tats! They are drawn so well and I can see how they are attached to his skin.
invisiblebrunnett Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
his tats are frikken amazing -drools-allur characters are so sexy.ugggggggh so good
c-niska Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing :D! I loooove the tattoos and I am fascinated with all of the freckles xD I don't know if you used a special brush but if not :O those look like they'd have been a pain.
RutherfordHill Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   Photographer
OMG He is sooooooooooo HOT!!!! <3
KawaiiOokameh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Nice sleeves!
Scream-Deafening Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I love his expression, and great work on the tattoos. ^^
PoeticLotusCreations Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So Fine!! Yum!
Art-chan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Student Interface Designer
If all the British were like that I will be living in London :D. I think that right now i have a freckles fetish lol XD

I love the tattoos, look like real ones :P
storl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Tim Commerford look alike?
lynseylew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
piatyelek Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hot!!! Hot!!! Hot!!!
Ithfifi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
This is gorgeous... I love the expression.. the pose.. the detail <3

Ps. Yay for freckles x3
Hellphoenix-san Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Oh my gosh I am in LOVE with his freckles...and tattoos. I was wondering if you have a sort of template for them or plan on re-drawing them for every image of this particular character.
Retnis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Oh MAN!!! A tattoo artist! My dream job!
He is gorgeous, not only did you give his face Some nice character but his eyes are very capturing once you get 'back' into them. Are those freckles? Gah and dimples! Another thing I cant help but love is that while he's a tattoo artist he hasn't gone over the top with his own tattoos like some do, this is such a tasteful piece, wonderfully unique character. I'm anxious to learn more about him.

You're wonderful, never think anything different.
daniero Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
i think i have fallen in love hahaha :p
he is verrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy sexy
When-Doves-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This reminds me of Yakuza [irezumi] full-body tattoos.
Yeah I love the detail and design <3
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