Stag on Pig

flashhighland

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28 Sep 2011
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Another late night for me. Just had a week away in Wales and got back today, couldn't wait to have a go at something. My bloody liner wouldn't work, so i've done this with a rotary shader.. which is why it's a bit dodgy in places!
I plan to buy some more machines at tomorrows Sheffield 'City of Steel' Convention. Looking forward to it!
I tried a little trick of blurring and not outlining the farthest horn to try and give it an out of focus look, but it didn't pan out how i'd hoped. :icon_rolleyes:
(Austin is the name of my little lad by the way!)

This is my own design too.

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Stencil went on great for a change.

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As usual, the more I look at it, the more I go off it.
 

Tarantula

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16 Jun 2011
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Try using a thinner outline on the antler thats further back, it will give it a sense of distance. Not using an outline is great for stuff you want as a background, blurring edges and washing out your colors work great for making things seem way off in the distance, but just changing the outline weight will give a more 3d effect.
 

Viper65

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13 Oct 2011
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Looking good, and I agree with the others on the line weights...something I likely would not have thought of myself. I would also add don't forget the white highlights, a touch in that deer eye and it would have been realistic! Overall, good job though!!!

Not sure what type rotary your using, most will operate as a shader or liner no difference, just adjust the voltage accordingly and start slinging ink. I wont hardly pick up a coil machine anymore just because the rotary's are so maintenance free....
 
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flashhighland

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28 Sep 2011
502
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Thanks guys. Yeah, the White highlights together with a few other finishing touches were neglected on this one due to it being past 1 in the morning.
I used a Stealth rotary shader. From what I can make out, there are a few different Slealth models and mine happens to be shader specific, and runs pretty slow even with the power turned up, but I'm making excuses.
I've just bought 2 new decent quality machines (coil) not 5 mins ago that'll be here on Tuesday. And I'm on a days intense tattoo course on Thursday which no doubt will iron out a few of my problems. I'm hoping I may start doing better work soon as a result.
This piece was a good learning curve as I finally managed to get a good stencil down that didn't come straight off. Trouble is, I didn't realise until it was too late!
Thanks for the feedback and the tips!
 

Tarantula

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16 Jun 2011
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Stealth machines have 3 bearings 1mm for lining, 1.5mm all rounder/packer and 2mm shader if you buy the machine that has one bearing it's the 1.5mm all rounder.
You can buy new bearings here: http://http://www.thetattooshop.co.uk/shop/stealth-bearing.html
 

Viper65

Basic
13 Oct 2011
1,050
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I wasnt aware of that Trantula..thanks for the heads up. My Rotary's are universal, liner, shader, color packers...
 

flashhighland

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28 Sep 2011
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Stealth machines have 3 bearings 1mm for lining, 1.5mm all rounder/packer and 2mm shader if you buy the machine that has one bearing it's the 1.5mm all rounder.
You can buy new bearings here: http://http://www.thetattooshop.co.uk/shop/stealth-bearing.html

Cheers matey! I'm guessing the rest of the machine is the same then and all I have to do is swap the bearing? awesomeness!:icon_cheesygrin:
 

Tarantula

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16 Jun 2011
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ye, it's just a case of undoing an allen bolt, sliding the bearing off and replacing it with new one, can be a pain while tattooing but if you want it set up for a certain task it's good. They do make good liners as they're really light and have very little vibration, personally though I prefer my coil machines and a bit more weight :)
 

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