Author: shawn wilken

Thought i would share a tattoo i started the other day. First tattoo for this young woman. go big or go home. Next round will be adding shading and some more detail. Will post as soon as I get back on this one. she did great...

Airbrushed this for Knot 4 U Customizing. short video of the top skull just for fun had already started the painting before I realized I was going to do the vid. so it's the last half. thanks for looking...

Voodoo doll I  am sitting at my desk, feet up, my sketchbook on my lap. the door open. the weather so nice. the sun is coming up and the colors in the sky are shooting into the office. Bright orange and yellows from the sun waking...

[caption id="attachment_1450" align="alignnone" width="300"] sketchbook liberty tattoo[/caption] https://selvedgeyard.com/2009/01/28/the-legend-of-sailor-jerry/ If you don’t know who Sailor Jerry is– you don’t know tattoos. Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins (1911-1973) is considered the foremost American tattoo artist of his time, and defined the craft in two eras– BSJ and ASJ (before and...

Out hiking the other day, I see this cactus. Now keep in mind I am in the desert hiking all the time. Always looking for subjects for my next painting. I see this amazing plant and instantly think OMG this is beautiful. What...

A peak at this awesome bike. I was most honored to paint this motorcycle for a great man. He had a vision in his head as how he wanted it to look. took some time and really tried to listen to what he had wanted....

Harley Davidson Reaper bike. This bike was brought to me with the idea to have it painted with a grim reaper death theme , he had a few reference photos but I like to take them look at them the delete them. so its morning and feeling ok...

So I got a cool request from awesome young woman wanting a tattoo, she sent me a text with her son in a jester costume. she wanted a jester with some sort of zombie thing for her son. Awesomeness, right up my alley. so I looked...

Sitting in front of my sketch book trying to figure this Voodoo concept. Sometimes the free ones are the hardest to get motivated. It didn't take long to get my grove on, or searching for that inner evil that was just sitting in the back of my...

Woods Canyon Lake is a small lake located in northern Arizona, about 30 mi east of  Payson. It is one in a series of small, canyon-bound lakes located on the Mogollon Rim. Growing up in Arizona fishing the rim lakes has always been such a big...