Dragon - Practice No. 3!

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Not sure if getting better or worse! Anyhow this is today's result Dragon = piggy No. 3.jpg
 



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nice job Dawn,like it.....when you put your colour in,do you do small circles ??
on some of the colour work,it looks like you are working in straight lines,or were you trying to flick shade ??:clap:
 

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sounds like am making excuses but the skin was so tough! Most of the time the needles were bouncing off the surface. Kind of using random movements!!!
 

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sounds like am making excuses but the skin was so tough! Most of the time the needles were bouncing off the surface. Kind of using random movements!!!
Are the needles you are using good quality, or from the kit ?? i found the kit needles tend to be pretty crap.....and are you stretching the piggy enough ?? If there is not enough stretch,the needles will just bounce off.
 

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yea, the needles are just from the kit. Tbh I thought I'd just use them for practice anyway, but the skin was tough in places and wouldn't stretch at all and then really stretchy in others! Because it's just the skin - without much fat in places and no meat under it, it's a bit uneven to say the least. Can't wait to do some on real skin!
 

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yea, the needles are just from the kit. Tbh I thought I'd just use them for practice anyway, but the skin was tough in places and wouldn't stretch at all and then really stretchy in others! Because it's just the skin - without much fat in places and no meat under it, it's a bit uneven to say the least. Can't wait to do some on real skin![/QUOTE

well if it's of any help,tattooing on real skin is sooooooo much easier than piggy skin.And when soaking piggy skin,to defrost it,don't have the water to hot....i find that it makes the skin tighten up to much.
 

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I agree there is a mayor difference between pig and real skin just make sure your depth is right and you will be away
 

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looking damn good to me, how long did it take? i dont think i have the patience to sit for hours doing one thing i get bored far too easily! :eek:
 

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Looks pretty good to me. I can't seem to hold my interest on big pieces like that now on pig skin and since i've done a few on real skin I seem to find the pig skin seems loads worse than it used to be. I have been soaking frozen pig skin in hot water though to defrost it so that could be my problem? I found the new needles I bought were a lot better than the ones I got in my kit as was the black ink.

You need to convince someone to let you have a go on them the difference really is amazing (after the first initial shaky lines)
 

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I've had a bit of trouble finding a good bit of skin to work on from the latest lot i got.The slits in it seem to be very bad and when i stretched it they just got wider and sucke pictures 038.jpg d in all the ink making a mess'i've tried not stretching so much but then the lines just wash out, have went back to mutilating fruit in the mean time:thumbsup: pictures 036.jpg
 

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cheers guys!

It took an afternoon by the time I set my machines up and traced the stencil - tatt itself took prob couple of hours. I lost a bit of the stencil in the middle of the head so had to improvise!
 

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Looks good Dawn 'the skin you used looks to be nice and smooth with no cuts on it i only seem to get an odd bit thats in good nick and easy to work on:(