Designing the Pendant
In order to design my pendant I looked at images of tattoos both on the women from the circus and flash cards of traditional tattoos. I was torn between creating a design that either represented the tattoos literally, and a design that used different elements of pattern and motifs and that stood as a figurative visual representation.
Pictured below are some of the images that I explored and some of the drawings that I did in response to them.
|I particularly was drawn to the floral tattoos as tattoos are usually masculine and these tattoos brought another aspect to them entirely.|
I then came across this image which brought all my designing together and is where I found my inspiration for my final design.