A former classmate reached out to me a few weeks ago for a tattoo design. Although I am not ready to take on commissions ( between commuting almost 5hrs a day to and from work, looking for an apartment closer to work, growing a completely unrelated side project) carving out time to create art for myself is a challenge, to attempt to fully take on commissions would be overkill.
I accepted anyway. This illustration proposed some unexpected challenges that lead to creative problem solving. I used Adobe Illustrator CS5 for majority of the illustration and used Adobe Photoshop CS5 for the shading.
In due time I'll be ready to take on more commission. For now this one turned out to be right up my alley.