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This is a terrible scan of a sloppy sketch I drew for the tattoo I'm getting. It will cover my entire back.

I need to go back and touch it up. I'm probably going to change the ends of the cruciform sword as well as the shape of the blade. I also want to add a diagram of the solar system to the back of my neck, so I'm thinking of lengthening the top pair of wings to frame that. Oh, and I'm changing the "YHSHVH" to Hebrew letters.
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quantumsunlight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Very cool. I'm designing something similar for myself actually.... props on including YHSHVH, not a lot of folks would have the cajones to tattoo that phrase to their physical bodies.
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plaizir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I have to admit that I usually hate full back pieces, because they are so...well, large. But this one really works, it has not only a very nice design, but a flow to itself that makes looking at it very pleasant (I don't even know how to explain that in my native tongue, let alone english. Sorry!).
telztra Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
i can just imagine tiz piece of artwork of yours as a tattoo on one's back ..
its definately goin to be awesome ..!
u can tell its pretty deep & personal by looking at how u work on the designs ..
looking forward on ur other artworkS, Danny ..

LadyofDance Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Its funny, my boyfriend has a tattoo incredibly similar to that (its a rude inverse - similar to this [link])

You two have a lot in common. Both sky captains, both interested in demonology and angelology and possibly going to meet soon if you come play the larp with me and Dustin.

By the way, big fan of your work. Quite amazing detail and I've always been a fan of steampunk. I tend to go with more of a mischievous gnome "ratchet punk" as I call it, more explosions and the like.

Looking forward to meeting you!
manic-kuro-neko Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
Having seen the fuller version of this, I have to say I prefer the larger one. Still though, let us know when you decide to get said tattoo! :ninjafella:
ljvaughn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh that is just beautiful.
justburnt1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
awesome sketch dude.
but....(there's always a but)
it seems to me that the cross and the star of David contradict each other.
i know you said its a sword, but it still looks like a cross to me.
im not very knowledgable on the Jewish faith, so pardon my ignorance if they do go together.
regardless, sweet drawing.
VynetteDantes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
It is a cruiciform sword, being both a sword and a cross. The star of David may traditionally not be joined with a cross by most Jews or Christians, I'm something of both and am definitely not easily compared to either.

Anyways, there is no reason for Christians to not incorporate the star as a symbol of their faith, since Judaism is the foundation of all of its precepts. Originally the only distinction between the two was the belief in Christ, until the Christian church decided to persecute their Jewish brothers and removed practically everything remotely Jewish from the faith; only the Torah, given the name the Old Testament survives as an untouched remnant. Communion, as well as the Eucharist were once the Jewish celebration of Passover, but in their current forms, they are all completely different ceremonies.

I guess the easiest way to describe myself would be as a mystic Christian who fully embraces the Jewish roots of the faith. I'd call myself a Messainic Jew (a Jew who believes that Christ was the Messiah), but that term refers to people who are racially Jewish, but who have converted to Christianity, while maintaining their Jewish heritage.

Hope that wasn't too dull for you... I can ramble on if given the chance. Thanks for the compliment!
justburnt1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
right on man. not dull at all. i always enjoy being enlightened on interesting subjects. again, great artwork.
Vanysh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
this has an awesome flow to it, lovely detail. Great work!
VynetteDantes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
roses-n-revolvers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007   Interface Designer
love it - amazingly drawn
VynetteDantes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Rothach Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
I cannot critique this piece as it is (a) obviously very personal and (b) a style of art to which I can appreciate, but cannot perform myself.

As one who is interested in both tattoos and esoteric symbolism -I can tell you that I think this is an excellent drawing.

I await the upload of your modified and completed design!

VynetteDantes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Aw, anyone can critique anything, if they are so invited. I'm glad to have any critique.

Thanks for the compliment! Hopefully, if won't be too long before I get some extra time to finish up the design.
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