Much to my surprise and delight, I was recently asked to do my first piece of tattoo flash art.
My good friend and fellow artist Richard Russell, who is already significantly illustrated, approached me to design a tattoo for him. He wants a drawing of the Hindu deity Hanuman. He will be holding up a symbol for the heart chakra because according to Richard, Hanuman is the deity of devotion.
OK, not sure I get any of that stuff, but I'm down with drawing pictures of a holy monkey-boy.
Maybe Richard asked me to take this on because I have a long history of anthropomorphizing chimpanzees in my own work (see below for two images from the series "The Impossible Highway Volume I: Duty Before Roses").