April 28th, 2011

Tsuchigumo Progression

This might be of interest to a few of you who like to paint in watercolor. It’s my preferred medium as I suck with most others. I did a painting of the giant earth spider Tsuchigumo recently for the Gomineko book project of japanese creatures. It’s from it’s moment of death when the belly of the beast was sliced open spilling  a lifetime of skulls along with hundreds of baby spiders. Cool story.

I tried to take a photo every night or whenever I was about to start a new stage in the progression. You can kind of see my process in layering my colors. Most of this is Dr. Martens Hydrus and Concentrated watercolor. There’s a little FW liquid acrylic in there too. All the black is Speedball ink. It’ was my first time trying that brand of ink in a painting and I had mixed results. I tried out a different kind of paper for this one much to my disliking. I used Reeves BFK on this for it’s smooth texture. It’s like a heavy linen hot press paper. I really struggled with it. It was great to line the design 0n but the concentrated water color would bleed like crazy. I really had problems getting the stuff to stay where I put it. Somewhere through the process I switched to Hydrus and the thicker paint with the pigment in it didn’t run nearly as bad. Suffice to say I won’t be using that paper again for this kind of project. Have a look. If you’re on facebook I’d love some feedback there as I’ve turned off comments on my site due to too much fucking spam. I’ve also got a few prints of this. Email me if you’re interested. losttex@gmail.com

April 24th, 2011

Joined Twitter

For those who follow Twitter I joined recently. Look me up at @AdamGuy Hays

April 21st, 2011

Tattooing in Toronto this June

I’ll be coming to  Toronto again this year for the Northern Ink Exposure. I was honored to get to do the artwork for the poster this year so I very much look forward to seeing it posted everywhere. I think it came out pretty rad.I’ll also be Joining my friends at Seven Crowns Tattoo to do some guest work there as well. I’ll be there before the show doing tattoos that Tuesday and Wednesday the 14&15 of June. Contact me here to get tattooed at either event.

April 21st, 2011

Jury Duty Updates

So I got called in to serve Jury Duty today. Which means for the first time in forever I have nothing but free time. Luck for me they give you free wi-fi. Thought I’d take this opportunity to update the site and do a new post.

You’ll notice most of the newer photos are all being watermarked. I’ve been seeing a bit of my work re-posted on various blogs lately and I’m really grateful that people enjoy my work and wish to share it. However I do hope that re-bloggers are citing the source. I really hate seeing a tattoo that I worked hard on posted with no name on it. That being said i’m using crappy watermarks now. Enjoy.

Recently I had the pleasure of tattooing another tattoo artist named Bill Blood. I did the top of his head for him. This was my largest head tattoo to date and since doing one like this is pretty rare we took some photos of the process. Thought you guys might enjoy seeing it.

April 4th, 2011

Updated travel plans for 2011

So I’m getting my travels plans for the  year worked out now. Some shows are confirmed and  some are pending. It’s hard to get all these ducks in a row right now. But here’s the tentative show and guest spot plans

The New York City Tattoo Convention May 11-13 New York City,USA

Seven Crowns Tattoo Guest spot in Toronto June 13-14

The Northern Ink Exposure June  17-19 Toronto ,Canada

Conspiracy Ink guest spot Copenhagen, Denmark August 15-21  Dates TBD

Assen Tattoo Convention September 9-11  Assen ,Netherlands (Tentative)

The London Tattoo Convention September 23-25 London ,England

Jolie Rouge Tattoo Guest spot in London October 6 – 9th London, England

Florence Tattoo Convention November 4-6 Firenze ,Italy (Tentative)

Glory Bound Ink Guest spot Rimini, Italy November dates TBD

Adrenalink Tattoo Guest spot in Marghera (Venice),Italy November TBD

The Berlin Tattoo Convention December 2-4 Berlin, Germany (Tentative)

Vienna Electric Tattoo Guest spot in Vienna,Austria December TBD

Red Rocket Tattoo NYC,USA January 2012

That’s the list for now; keep tuned for more info and changes.

February 27th, 2011

Milano Trip

So I recently did the Milano Tattoo convention. Had a good time there. Made a lot of new friends, saw some old ones and really got to lock down some more places to visit for my upcoming summer/fall tour. Did some cool tattoos while I was there. Here’s a few photos of the trip.

February 7th, 2011

2011 Travels and shows.

So I’m getting my travels plans for the  year worked out now. Some shows are confirmed and  some are pending. It’s hard to get all these ducks in a row right now. But here’s the tentative show and guest spot plans

The New York City Tattoo Convention May 11-13 New York City,USA

Seven Crowns Tattoo Guest spot in Toronto June 13-14

The Northern Ink Exposure June  17-19 Toronto ,Canada

Conspiracy Ink guest spot Copenhagen, Denmark August 15-21  Dates TBD

Assen Tattoo Convention September 9-11  Assen ,Netherlands (Tentative)

The London Tattoo Convention September 23-25 London ,England

Jolie Rouge Tattoo Guest spot in London October 6 – 9th London, England

Florence Tattoo Convention November 4-6 Firenze ,Italy (Tentative)

Glory Bound Ink Guest spot Rimini, Italy November dates TBD

Adrenalink Tattoo Guest spot in Marghera (Venice),Italy November TBD

The Berlin Tattoo Convention December 2-4 Berlin, Germany (Tentative)

Vienna Electric Tattoo Guest spot in Vienna,Austria December TBD

Red Rocket Tattoo NYC,USA January 2012

That’s the list for now; keep tuned for more info and changes.

February 2nd, 2011

New shirts!

New shirts of mine at Red Rocket

January 28th, 2011

New Prints available

I’ve been toting these around selling them at shows for a while now but never got around to posting them here. They were my contribution to my Visions of the Empire show last year. If anyone’s interested in buying prints I sell the set of three 5″x17″ prints for $50.00 bucks plus shipping. Email me at adam@losttexan.us

January 28th, 2011

Tattoo Machines for sale

I have a few machines left in the batch of  Millennium Falcon shaders I made. If anyones interested email me here for more info. The ones I have left are all plain black coils that will run all day.  ”She may not be pretty but she’s got it where it counts.” Pros only need apply.