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Monsieur Valentine by nexttodeath Monsieur Valentine by nexttodeath
I hate all these GSD tattoos that are around now. They always seem to be the American showline type...
So, I took matters into my own hands to get a good working line GSD into a tattoo and created this mess.
BTW this is the first time I've tried drawing a tribal-ish tattoo like this, so forgive me for the messy lines.

Anywho, I got the basic structure idea from this lovely working lined GSD: [link]

And the awesome background from: [link]

Not that I really believe that anyone would want to get this ugly thing as a tattoo, but if you do happen to be a fan of ugly tattoos, you better leave me a comment with a picture of it afterward so I can see it. That would be wicked!
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jaspenhof Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Your work is so awesome, but this one is over the top for me.

I was a breeder/trainer of working line GSDs before retiring and going into leather work. I've kept six of the "monsters" - 2 blacks, 1 bi-color and 3 sables. Awesome companions and protectors-of-their-domain. lol

I would love to try a leather carving if you could send me a copy without the background. Tks. Spence
calikangaroo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I want to get this as a tattoo, would that be alright? If it is, could you send it to me without the background so I could use it as a stencil?Thanks :)
ChristopherSacry Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
That is an awesome drawing. What is that background? Is that what you did the drawing on or just a computerized background?
nexttodeath Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is computerized. My sister put it on this for me, and after I saw it I decided I just had to start drawing on paper like this in real life. All of my recent drawings are in an old yellowed sketchpad. I love the old paper look!
Thanks for your comment! :D
BronzeWolf6216 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Soo amazing!, absolutly love the patern going on!,
nexttodeath Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! :D
BronzeWolf6216 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
np :D
Malkunakrys Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
I would so get this
ponytoez Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
All of the GSD tattoos I've seen suck. But this one is awesome! I love the tribal look. :]
I'm looking to put a GSD tattoo on my arm, so I'm definitely going to keep this one in mind!
nexttodeath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! :eyepopping: That would be like...incredible.
:wow: Let me know, and thank you! :hug:
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