I will be in attendance at the @duesouthtattooexpo this weekend - and i will be conducting a seminar on sunday of the convention entitled “the illustrative attack” that covers the process i take from paper and canvas all the way to tattooing - and will be available to all artists who’d like to attend. the seminar is $120 a person - and all participants will receive a print and supply list, and obviously some knowledge i’ve gained over the years of repeatedly making mistakes until things worked. i encourage you to bring your own art supplies, but keep in mind that you’ll be sharing the space with people so don’t go overboard with it. i will make time for questions, and will be giving feedback to those who desire it with their work, too. sunday at 4:30pm - i hope to see a good turn out. this covers more than in my videos, and we dive deeper into the stuff that spans from paper and, as mentioned before, canvas and digital - all the way into the realm of tattooing. non-tattooers can attend as well. as i am not going deep into technical application of actual tattooing - but rather layout and dynamic. which artists of all mediums can appreciate. this is also about inclusion, not exclusion. you can sign up the day of at the show - hope to see you all there!
Earlier in the week, my daughter wanted me to draw a cyborg unicorn for my youtube channel. well, we made that a reality. it’ll be the next video, featuring narration from my little one - who will walk everyone through the process. should be fun.
Did a fun piece today. thanks sarah! tattooing every three weeks is fun. to everyone patiently waiting for me to return to a more regular schedule... i appreciate you patiently waiting. i’m not ready to start tattooing full time, let alone part time right now. as i am trying to make the right moves to facilitate that through my artwork. i know some people have contacted me expressing some worry about me and my schedule... and as i explained to them, i’ll explain to all you guys. i’m doing this for me and for my state of mind. and there’s not a dollar amount you can put on trying to undo what tattooing has done to me, mentally. and when i return on a somewhat regular basis, i want to be in a mental state that can facilitate that. thanks people.
Working on a project and got to film it for my next youtube video. i was supposed to make a procreate process video, however after exporting and reviewing the screen recorded footage - i deemed it too confusing for the viewer because i didn’t slow down enough to make sense of the process enough. i’m not abandoning a future procreate video. but it’s definitely going to be put on hold in order to focus more on art on paper (and canvas soon). thanks everyone.
Finished this dude in procreate today on the ipad. i will be posting a video on the youtube channel either today or tomorrow on the process of this. i will warn you however, using procreate takes much longer for me than making something on paper. however the advantages are being able to undo something (which adds time by indecisiveness with the tons of options to render something) and coloring (also same reasons for the added time as i just mentioned). but it will be as informative as i can make it for everyone. thanks for looking! ps: if you haven’t subscribed to my youtube channel, go ahead and do that by following the link in my bio or check out one of my older posts. ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻
As requested - the dragon from my @duesouthtattooexpo shout earlier about my seminar. this was made using procreate on a 12”x18” file at 300 dpi. make sure you’re using printable resolutions y’all! nothing worse than investing all that time on a piece that’s only usable on web formats.
I will be in attendance at the @duesouthtattooexpo this month - and i will be conducting a seminar on sunday of the convention entitled “the illustrative attack” that covers the process i take from paper to tattooing - and will be available to all artists who’d like to attend. the seminar is $120 a person - and all participants will receive a print and supply list, and obviously some knowledge i’ve gained over the years of repeatedly making mistakes until things worked. i encourage you to bring your own art supplies, but keep in mind that you’ll be sharing the space with people so don’t go overboard with it. i will make time for questions, and will be giving feedback to those who desire it with their work, too. we’re shooting for 4:30pm, however i will have to confirm that with the convention coordinators and will post again as time draws near. i hope to see a good turn out. this covers more than in my videos, and we dive deeper into the stuff that spans from paper and digital into the realm of tattooing. thanks everyone!
Here is the next video’s subject matter. check out my previous posts for information on how you check out my process on my new youtube channel. i’ve had an overwhelming request to make my process videos available online, and now i’m putting them out there. check them out!
there will also be new prints available on my site later this evening/today - with worldwide shipping available! so keep an eye out for those as well! thanks everyone!
(posted again because instagram algorithms probably hid this from 90% of my followers) - link is in the bio. my very first self-made youtube video documenting a start to finish piece with all the bells and whistles. subscribe, subscribe, subscribe! if just 10% of my followers subscribed - that would be insanely cool! and i know way more than 10% of you watch creative videos because you’re creative yourselves! go support! i’m gonna keep making these videos, because i believe in the platform and i have a lot of fun. and it’s something that you’ve all been requesting for a long time, too! go watch and let me know what you think! thanks everyone!
Working on a video for my soon-to-be-announced youtube channel. it will showcase many start to finish pieces that i make on paper, including recent commissions and such that i haven’t posted. please, when i make this public - please subscribe to the channel and show your support. every bit of it helps!
Here’s the poster that i made for the 2018 @explorertattoo taking place in st. louis this may. this event is put together by some of the most genuine people i’ve had the privilege of making friends with on this wild ride through tattooing, and have always made it a point to provide art-driven environments for other artists to better themselves through their craft. they genuinely care. the facade of the cool guy elitist b******t doesn’t exist in their events, they promote everyone from attendees to presenters, and everyone walks away gaining a bunch of knowledge that wasn’t previously there at the conferences. i’ve made friends with people from the conference, and i learned so much last time. it was one of the best events i’ve gotten the chance to attend and i appreciate them for including me in the next installment. please take it into consideration to attend the explorer conference. i stand by them 100% and as long as these keep happening... i’ll attend. regardless if i’m presenting, or not. i look forward to seeing everyone there!