Pay tribute to your favorite critter in the wild with French tattoo artist, Darwin Toucourt's semi-abstract line sketch style tattoos.
Since the dawn of time, we've been tattooing one another with animal tattoos because why on earth not. Many would go for ‘the more realistic, the better’ approach on their animal tattoos to capture their favourite friend from the animal kingdom perfectly. But if you're not ready to commit massive, coloured pieces for your spirit animal, then you may turn to Darwin's less elaborate yet simply designs.
Rennes-based tattoo artist Darwin Toucourt's works range from simple sacred geometry, solid bi-colored tattoos, large scale minimalism, and a bit of pointillism. But it was his animal tattoos in a simple, striking sketch style that really caught our attention. It's a great way to wear your love for your pets on your sleeve without looking like a total crazy cat lady. Okay, maybe a little.
A clever way to incorporate two monochrome tattoos in one.
To avoid being bland—a difficult task in semi-abstract pieces like his—Darwin uses different strokes in his sketch style tattoos.
Darwin also does the sketch work on sleeves. They turned out great.
Darwin chooses how thick he goes with his lines to suit the subject. He went lighter with this one.
And he can go aggro with tattoos like this one of a freaking dinosaur.
Whilst he chose to go bold with imposing creatures like the big blue whale.
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