DOOMSDAY CLOCK (preliminary sketch)

I’m very satisfied with this drawing that soon will decorate a client’s arm. The meaning of this tattoo is more positive than it may seem. In substance it’s a Memento Mori but not only, the tree also represents re-birth and the cycle of life that renews itself from what is dying. Besides this, we have included a clock (the moon) set at five minutes to midnight, which is the hour that the Doomsday Clock is currently (2013) set at and that in this drawing represents the madness of the human kind.
I don’t exactly know how long I worked on this drawing, definitely not less than 15/20 hours and I have to admit that it was worth it.
I’m looking forward to making it come alive 🙂