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Tuomas Koivurinne
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Suomi Finland Perkele!


Journal Entry: Thu Jan 1, 2015, 8:40 AM
Another year gone, and what a year it was. Lots of different, new and interesting projects everywhere. Lots of new friends, new events and traveling. I'm trying to find little more art for personal projects, and just to prove that, I'm currently painting a Stegosaurus for you :) Little taste of one, coming later this year:

Few weeks back, there was a real close call of combining two great things in my life; dinosaurs and tattoos.
In the studio, a colleague came up to with "Hey, you are crazy about dinos, right? Can you take a break and come to the front desk and talk to a potential customer?" Got my hopes up, but then was handed a Jurassic Park concept art piece from Google. Now, we all agree that “Crash” McCreery did a great job for JP, but as paleo art, my mood kind of went down for a bit. Well, I started to chat with this 18 yo raptor fangirl, trying to get her to take something more realistic dinosaur-wise (plus, I don't copy stuff that people bring me), as she was clearly into dinosaurs in general.

I said that's going to be Jurassic Park fan art, not dinosaur art. She ignored that. I was pleading for feathery plumage (not to mention a proper posture, anatomy and shape) but she sort of kept ignoring that. As I'm quite persistent, when it comes to actually serving a customer by telling her/him when she/he is wrong about something, I showed her some contemporary paleo art. Well, apparently that (at least my stuff) was crap :) and she didn't want her raptor to look avian. I quickly mentioned that birds are last surviving lineage of dinosaurs anyway and we have plenty of proof about feathers. At this point, a friend beside her, nodded "yup" (great to hear they actually teach that in schools today). My potential client was still in refusal, as apparently they are so "cute" with big eyes in their box-shaped heads and naked, scaly lizard forms.

Anyway, I tried, we booked her the tattoo appointment (somewhere later in the spring time) but the debate is still on: playful, scientifically accurate, feathery/fuzzy baby raptors vs. playful JP-lizards little to do with modern view. Time will tell if I'm just being cruel and unfriendly in my profession? Or does this young lady do some background research while waiting and decide between the two alternatives. We'll see...

Did anyone else survive into this year? 
- Tuomas

Tuomas K INK tattoo blog
Putka Tattoo & Piercing
Vuolteenkatu 20, 33100 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone number can be found from the site.

Dinosaur art... Should there be more Thyreophora in the Gallery? 

45 deviants said Yes.
10 deviants said There's usually an option that says 'bananas' somewhere...
1 deviant said No. (please comment what there should be more of)


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c-compiler Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch :)
Xiphactinus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch!:) (Smile) 
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry for being late :)
Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Happy birthday, my friend. :)
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Artist
Happy birthday!:):party::cake:
StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Happy birthday, :icontuomaskoivurinne:

Time for some :cake:, :party: and :airborne:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   General Artist
Happy birthday!
kfirpanther3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Happy Birthday! 
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Tuomas!
TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have your cake and eat it too I wish you a glorious day of birth Have your cake and eat it too
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