I remember sitting on an airplane headed to the East Coast last year when the idea of a flaming tattoo style salmon popped into my head. I grabbed my sketchbook and scribbled it out and later spent a couple of days in the studio doing the finished drawing. I turned top my artist pal, Memo Jauregui from San Diego, to add the digital coloring and the super fine lettering.
This design was used for the 2016 Salmonfest Music and Art Festival in Ninilchik. Alaska. In many ways the inspiration for combining roaring flames, salmon and electric guitar grew out of all my wonderful experiences at Salmonfest.