Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls, Tim Shumate!

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Meet the man behind the charming Disney princesses pin-up portraits, the self-proclaimed ‘Weapon of Mass Creation,’ Tim Shumate.

Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

For starters, Tim Shumate is a 29-year-old illustrator from Chicago. Armed with a degree in Editiorial Illustration from American Academy of Art and Graphic Design from Illinois Institute of Art, he spends most of his time creating all sorts of illustrations; from fan art types of drawings to creative pieces such as his “100 Monsters” project.

Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

Tim is mostly known for his pin-up, tattoo style illustrations of Disney princesses.

Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

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Frankenstein
Frankenstein

Aside from Disney princesses, Tim also likes drawing different Disney characters and popular characters from different franchises.

Abraham
Abraham
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

The thing with Tim's works is they all look as if they're ready to be on skin. They're ready-made tattoo flash designs, so to speak!

Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

“Well, Sailor Jerry has always been in my top five favorite artists. He keeps things really simple and bold, which is something I can’t do no matter how hard I try. He is definitely what started my obsession with tattoos,” Tim explains in an interview.

tattoo by Sylwia Wasilewska
tattoo by Sylwia Wasilewska
tattoo by Becca Schultz
tattoo by Becca Schultz
Tattoo artist unknown.
Tattoo artist unknown.

It's no surprise that for several years, Tim's illustrations have been chosen as tattoo designs by more than a hundred people who might have stumbled upon Tim's works

Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

When his illustrations are not being adapted into tattoo designs, they're mostly heading straight to shirts and many other types merchandise.

Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

Tim enjoys working with both traditional and digital media.

Tim Shumate
Tim Shumate

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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