Hello! I’m back! After a two month siesta… sorry, I was pushing my second book. BUT- I have something super awesome to show you.
A couple of months back I finally got up the nerve to talk to one of my favorite artists. I know, I shouldn’t be shy- but yay, I started talking to Virginia Poltrack after having followed her for a good while on Dribbble and Twitter. She does beautiful watercolor among her many talents. She posted an owl that got my immediate attention… I love owls. Then I started looking at her other work and I was hooked.
My reason for contacting her was that I wanted an artistic representation of Frankie’s tattoo- the black dahlias on her upper arm. If you follow the Wasted Series, you know Frankie had a bit of an accident in book one- that left her with a scar. Her friend, Gretchen, suggested she get a tattoo to cover it up.
Virginia exceeded my expectations and came up with this amazing piece of work:
It’s perfect to me- and now I even want it as a tattoo as well (that’s not totally creepy at all). She was also kind enough to send me a few colored versions as well as the original drawing! She’s super friendly, super communicative and she really took my words and made a spot-on design. That’s pure talent. I love her. It also helps that she has the cutest dog that she dresses in tutus.
The Black Dahlias will be available as a print in the future.