Jassen has hit me up for a Big Voodoo customized with crow imagery. Guy runs a website called The Bag and the Crow which is all about horror films. Right up my alley. The Crow has a lot of personal imagery for the guy which I won’t go into here, but needless to say its meaningful.
I was thinking about using a crow silhouette on the forehead with feather’s on either side of the skull.
Jassen and I talked it over and agreed on a final design. He wanted a dark gunmetal as well. Crows are black, after all.
I wanted to do the sides of the ring out of these 3d feathers. It worked, but made the ring stand off of the hand a little too much. I went back in and reduced the count a little bit to get something more workable.
A crow on the forehead was the low-hanging fruit. It looked excellent, but I wanted to make sure Jassen wasn’t up for something a little more interpretive so I sent him options.
He fucking hated the one on the right, so we went with the crow on the left. I agree that it works great and it’s probably the best fit for his theme.
the finished wax
And it looked great with the finish.
This was one of those rings I wish I could have kept for myself. But I sent it off to him. Jassen was cool enough to send me a photo back. Not enough clients do that. Maybe they think I’m not interested, but truth is I like seeing them being worn by the people they were built for.
the last thing you'd see before you wake up with a crow stamped on your forehead.