I did this as a quickie as a character drawing request on reddit, it was my first time drawing anything for that sub......and he turned out fabulous by mistake.
I don't know what happened. But I had fun drawing him! Those tats...wow. Mapped them out in illustrator then put them on, they're not exactly perfect but it was the fastest and less-stressful method for me to do it. Sorry for the lame background and fast coloring. I said it would get done tonight and it's 1:40am. T_T bed is calling me.
He's supposed to be tribal but I didn't want him to look as if he was 'imitating' any particular tribe since he's a fantasy based character. Though, one of my friends commented after seeing it "Looks like a better match for Pocahontas than either John Smith or Kocoum..." I can't really argue with that.
Pose inspired by something over at *SenshiStock
Some of the patterns in the tattoo were grabbed from this set: martinisaac.deviantart.com/art...