Last summer I asked friend Chris Arredondo, of Absolute Tattoo in Reno, to come up with some kind of psychic octopus design for me. That he did! This fine specimen now resides on my right shin.
After the tattoo was done Chris was kind enough to donate the original sketch to me so that I could make a shirt out of his rad art. Shirts and stickers and hoodies? Yeah you can grab any of that, if you like.
I took a photo of his sketch, imported it and then brightened it up in Photoshop Cs5.
Then took this sketch over to Illustrator and..
live traced it so that I could have something somewhat useful and clean to work from back in Photoshop.
Hundreds of shape layers, layer styles, and a few hours later we have SwamiPuss the digital version. Man I can’t wait for my shirt and stickers to arrive!