Portrait realism studies.
I’ve always been passionate about tattooing and drawing portraits.
In my opinion, drawing a face is the most fun part of the body to draw. I love tattooing and drawing old faces, as the texture is so vivid. Old people have a lot of story to tell in their faces.
Tattooing a portrait is probably the hardest subject to tattoo. That’s why I like to work on paper, before I attempt the skin.
I have had seminar on portraits by Nikki Hurtado. And I have had online portrait classes, which it divides each section of the human face, and study each part of the face, step by step. That was a very important and perhaps most enjoyable online class I have ever had.
Portraits are very welcome at Familia Tattoo. I’m definitely passionate about it, and will carry on to draw, paint and tattoo portraits.
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I did this Geisha and hanya mask Japanese tattoo in Ibiza. I visit Matthew, who is from Leeds, we have a good time relaxing and tattooing.
Today, I had an epic day. Thanks to Max, for giving me the opportunity to do this Zombie sleeve for him.
It’s really fun for me to do a Zombie sleeve, and I’m sure to make the most of this opportunity, to give the best I can to Max.
The best part of doing a Zombie sleeve in my opinion is the freedom I have to express myself. As the subject is crazy, I can just go crazy and everything will be fine.
Working on this devil, I have made sure to get my dark areas in the background to give a morbid mood. Textures in the foreground, but only working on my mid tones in the foreground, controlling my dark in the foreground.
Zombies and devils are very textured creatures. And I love doing textures. It’s fun to keep finding the in and out textures, following the shape of the the subject.
I would like to thanks Max, for this opportunity. And it’s a bonus he’s a really nice and chilled guy, so I’m very happy working with him.
Sometimes I could say I’m blessed to do what I love, and work with really nice people, it just makes the day seem effortless.
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Hello everyone, thanks for looking at our blog. I am now taking a look back, at some Japanese work i have done in the past, and having some memories of my Japanese Tattoos i have done, over my time i have been tattooing in Leeds.
Dragons are really good for cover-ups, its a beast with many textures and scales, so that for a cover-up is a very sensible option.
I remember to have done this dragon all free hand. I feel comfortable free handing dragons straight on skin, as i have drawn them many times before. Free handing, also gives a opportunity to get a better flow of the human body.
Every time i draw a dragon, i think like a crocodile face, that helps me to follow the shape and structure of the dragons face.
I learned to draw Japanese tattoos, just for the fact of being in a tattoo studio, you always gonna get asked for it. And i am also passionate about the style. I am gonna draw some new Japanese Tattoo ideas.
My ideas always gonna have a fantasy twist to it, as i like to push the boundaries a bit further, and brake the rules a little bit.
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I love drawing a style before i tattoo it. Being an art focused tattooist outside of the tattooing craft, it gives me the opportunity to develop knowledge, and push the boundaries, learning lessons, before going about the subject on skin.
I have been drawing Japanese tattoos since the beginning of my career, i am a big fan of Shige. He is a tattoo artist from Japan, who completely broke the rules of Japanese tattoos. Japanese tattoos were very traditional, every one used to stick to the rules. And Shige came along and changed all that, making Japanese tattoos more realistic.
So i like to bring a bit of realism when i approach a Japanese tattoo and drawing.
I have been tattooing Japanese tattoos in Leeds for the past 10 years, i will upload new ans past Japanese tattoos i have done over my career of 13 years.
I love drawing and tattooing Japanese Geisha, they look calm and graceful.
Japanese Tattoos have an amazing way of flowing in the body like no other style does.
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An investment in education and inspiration
Thanks for reading our blog. It’s a good to way to get to know what’s going on in our Leeds Tattoo studio.
We are currently building our art gallery, however I will keep a separate blog for that subject.
In this blog I would like to talk about the importance of inspiration and education as a tattoo artist.
We are human beings with emotions, and our emotions can go up and down from one day to another. However with education and inspiration is easier to keep on focused on our journey as an artist.
Nowadays with the access to internet that we have, it’s a lot easier to find online classes and access information which will inspire and guide us as artists.
Watching videos, buying DVDs reading books and magazines about art, it’s a way I find useful to progress, inspire and open my mind about art.
Reading and studying keeps our mind strong, to keep on going on our journey as artists. And not matter what comes in our way, we are going to not deviate from our path, and not let anyone who comes in our way, take away our inspiration and motivation.
That’s one of the biggest lessons I have taken as an artist.
Keep on track