I drew this image as a tattoo design for myself whilst listening to Doozer McDooze (my partner in crimes against the arts) record his latest tracks for his next project and album with Sam Duckworth.
I actually researched the flowers in the illustration, the first flowers I drew were the Gladiolus flowers, they represent strength. Then there are Cosmo flowers which represent order and harmony. The big flower at the bottom is a Protea flower which is said to represent diversity and courage.
I've been really into kickboxing recently and I've noticed that people assume it's all about violence, so I wanted to symbolise how kickboxing makes me feel. I thought this would be an effective way to illustrate my point, rather than just simply the obvious, a fighting girl.
This is the style and shape of the vests:
After posting an image of this drawing online, I had a lot of requests for this to be on Vests. I usually campaign for t-shirts through a site called Mercht, however they have no plans to make vests available any time soon. So instead, I am taking pre-orders through this page until August 31st 2018. On September 1st I will sort through the orders and purchase them through Awesome Merch (the sister company of Mercht) I have always got my shirts made with them and they have never let me down with their impeccable quality. Once the orders are put in, it will take 10 working days for the vests to arrive to me, by which time I will then have to package and post each vest individually. The aim is for everyone to have their vests by the end of September 2018. I will be posting updates via instagram and on my Facebook art page. Faaanks!