Dominique Holmes

Dominique Holmes - Designer

London, UK

Fine Artist, designer and illustrator based in London with a passion for intricate lines and painstaking attention to detail.

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Overview

I am a freelance artist, designer and illustrator whose work is inspired by my background in tattooing and studies in Fine Art. I can work in two styles; traditional tattoo inspired images, and my signature detailed, mehndi influenced linear pattern technique, which can transform any subject from type to animals to portraits and beyond.

I have worked with publishers including Penguin books, Puffin books, and Ryland, Peters and Smalls, alongside providing special and limited edition designs and collborations with a diverse range of brands including Levi's, Diesel, Snog, Bulleit, and Bill Amberg, and have provided illustrations for numerous independent zines and childrens books.

Between commissions I work on Fine Art projects and regularly exhibit internationally.
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Inspirational
LGBTQ
Literature
Themes & Motifs
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
New Age
Religion & Spirituality

Work experience

Artist, designer and illustrator

Self-employed
May, 2005 – Present (about 14 years)

Tattooer

Self-employed
October, 2002 – Present (over 16 years)

I still pursue my original passion of tattooing, which inspires, and is inspired by, my art and design process. Appreciation for the craft and attention to detail has furthered my illustration abilities.

The Painted Lady: The art of tattooing the female body

Dominique Holmes

As the number of women getting tattooed has sharply increased over the past few decades, both classic and contemporary styles of tattooing have taken on a more feminine feel. The Painted Lady explores the styles popular among women today and how these have developed from very humble origins, featuring fabulous photographs and beautiful hand-painted illustrations. Be inspired by modern interpre... read more

As the number of women getting tattooed has sharply increased over the past few decades, both classic and contemporary styles of tattooing have taken on a more feminine feel. The Painted Lady explores the styles popular among women today and how these have developed from very humble origins, featuring fabulous photographs and beautiful hand-painted illustrations. Be inspired by modern interpre... read more

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