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Big area soft shading


Crpratt

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Looking for recomendations on how to get super smoothe black and gray in large tattoos..like back pieces of portraits and other bigger pieces.
 

MalligaMallan

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Pretty much what Mark says, but I've seen ppl talk about opening up the skin by tattooing with plain water, and then shade.

Also I've seen ppl mention that Bob Tyrrell finishes by tattooing plain water over the whole area, evening it all out.

I never tried these tips myself though, I don't find shading particularly problematic. I think it's a matter of time - if you feel time pressure you don't take the time it takes to do an even shading, which is time consuming.
 
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