On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur

Idea

Tattoo of a heart, surrounded by the words:

L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux

In the middle of the heart, an (allseeing) eye inside some geometric shape.

Implementation

Heart

  • anatomical (human) heart
  • only outlines and some veines
  • outlines must be drawn in a sketchy kind of way
  • if possible – make outlines that look like scars
  • preferably some blood dribbing from the side

Colors
in case of scars: black and red
* otherwise: some polka trash style and/ or brushstrokes

Eye

  • not too many details ➔ preferably something in old-school style
  • mainly black – no colors or just a few to accentuate some features (eyecolor maybe?)
  • eye is inside a circle which seems to be part of the heart – like a cut-out – allso sketchy like drawn

Font

Examples:

precious1
Precious
maestro1
Maestro
beyondwonderland1
Beyond Wonderland

Inspiration

Also Inez Janiak (Facebook | Instagram) has some G R E A T sketchy style tattoos!

Challenge

How will all those different styles (sketchy/ polka trash + old-school + typography) be combined?

As fas as the typography is concerned, I think the first two fonts are a little bit to calligraphic, as for the sketchy-trashy heart they are about to frame. Maybe I will find some other fonts looking a little bit rougher to match with the tattoo.

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Herman Hesse – Der Steppenwolf

The first time I held Herman Hesse’s “Der Steppenwolf” in my hands and ‘tried’ to read it, was about 5 years ago. After just a few pages I gave up and put the book aside, planning to get back to it and read it, when “the time was right”, not knowing then, when this might be *.

A few years passed – in the meantime I had split up with my then boyfriend, had gone through some lousy relationships here and there and was more of a nervous wreck than a normal functioning person. This was the time, when the book fell right back into my hands and I literally binge-read it in a few days. Indeed that was the right time to read that book!

I still love the “Steppenwolf” and although when I recently tried to read the book again I was not able to dig into it like the last time (let alone finish it!) it is my all time favourite classic. I am even planning a big “Steppenwolf” tattoo on my right thigh, to remind me that no matter how many personalities might make me a whole, they are all still a part of me!

Searching after an iterpretation of “Der Steppenwolf” I stumbled upon following PDF:

Der Steppenwolf und die moderne Psychologie – von Reinhard Munzert

The fact that Hesse emphasizes the many facets of a person’s personality (which might even be much more than two!) shows, that no matter how contradictory they might seem, they still don’t have to exclude but might even complete each other!


* A friend of mine who was also very into literature and reading, told me once, that each book has its own time. He was so right!

Things I have learned today #15032016

What is the best voltage for liner machine and shader machine

[…] In general, 8-10 volts for line work (higher voltage) & 6-8 volts for shade work (lower voltage). General rule is a nickel’s thickness for shading and a dimes thickness for line work. From there you will experiment on those and adjust them to fit your skill and needs. Really it depends on your machine type (rotary or coil), bigger needle groupings (uses more power), how much needle throw you have (1/16th inch or more) & skill of the artist. […]

— http://www.tattoodiy.com/news/what-is-the-best-voltage-for-liner-machine-and-shader-machine-a-16.html

Things I have learned today #09032016

After an exhausting night, where I was mostly kept awake by my mother’s monologues while sleeping, my day started pretty much – well – crappy.  It was one of these days where I have to keep myself from jumping on somebody’s throat and suck his blood out!

Well however, I guess it is true what they say:

[…] your mood is elevated and your stress is reduced if you plaster a big smile on your face, even for a short period of time. (Frowns have been shown to have the opposite effect.) The smile doesn’t have to be based on real emotion – faking it works.

— from http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerdooley/2013/02/26/fake-smile/

But this was not my lesson for today – although I won’t deny that it is a pretty good lesson!

So this is my lesson for today:

Even the top specialists in some field, sometimes do not know it all!

Things I have learned today #08032016

I do not know what I want, when it comes to which career path I want to follow.

Isn’t this great??? *irony-off*

I went for a job interview today (Ippen Digital). The only positive thing was the lesson which was brought to me today:

There are other people too, who get bored quite easily in their jobs and need to be challenged constantly.

So we are not alone! There is still hope for us fitful and inconstant souls out there!

——– beeeeeeeeeep