Exercise #1 for review. My curves could have been smoother and my down strokes more straight.
Exercise #2: The spiral was quite challenging for me.
Exercise #3: Using 3.8mm pen.
I also did the circular compositions in a separate paper sheet and it was more managable to make.
Rough Sketches + Exploration
For the tatoo I wanted to create either a cicular composition or an eagle/bird. Here my sketches
I am leaning towards the eagle or the bird.
I decided to move forward with the idea of the bird; making it look like a phoenix or peacock. Here more sketches.
After working on these drafts I picked element that I liked from them and worked on a final version.
I was also thinking that it can work as a pattern with inverted birds.
Applied feedback and iterated on the design to make the marks flow smoothly.