For the past few years Joel Valdez has been a fixture here at The Animation Academy in Burbank. He is currently a co-instructor in Character Design 2 and Visual Development. Influenced by tattoo design he recently came up with this composition in the Vis Dev class. A departure from the production design mode we usually engage in, it's a fine piece of art none the less. Hand drawn in blue pencil followed by black line. You can see more of Joel's work by visiting his blog at his link.