I have never been asked to do a half sleeve, I have designed smaller tattoos before even one that went across the entire back of a woman.. but this was the first tattoo that took up the upper half of someones arm.
This was option number one - The client wanted aspects of african american tribal, theater, music (piano) and the Holy Trinity
After showing the first design I was able to brainstorm on the size and the imagery.
This was the final design but everything had to be drawn out in very specific dimensions, which I did.
I can't wait to see the final product.