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Just wanted to throw some of these more recent ones up. Learning a lot as i go. Nothing is even close to perfect but im happily progressing and friends have all been happy with the work.

First up is a cover up i did like 3 weeks ago,

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Intenze and solid ink colors
Dynamic black
7rl for the outline, 9rm for colors.

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Next is a leg piece i did. For a buddy. Actually in the process of sleeving both of his legs.

Same inks as above, used a coil for the linework and a rotary for the color/solids work.

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Same guy, same machines, same inks for the next few.
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Here we go, same machines, 3rl for, 7rl, 7rs (fyi the cuts were him shaving not me πŸ˜‚)

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Well thats enough for now. I have a few more but thats a start. I have lined some with 7rs to get a more bold outline. Im using a combination of rotaries and coils. Typically lining with coils and doing color and shading with the rotary. I just picked up a CNCQ2 pen machine and am playing around with it.
 

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Hi Dylan,

I think that there are 2 things which could really put you in a better position:
#1 - work from good reference, because it will help you grow in drawing. Your original designs are not good for the moment, so why don't you treat yourself well and start from good looking ones for a start? I've been drawing for like 30 years now but i'm not a creative person, there's no problem with that. A lot of pictures are free to use or into public domain: start there and get better at drawing if you're a creative person!

#2 - practice your straight lines on a piece a paper with sharpies. They're not good at all now so any improvement will make you jump to a better level of satisfaction.

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Hi Dylan,

I think that there are 2 things which could really put you in a better position:
#1 - work from good reference, because it will help you grow in drawing. Your original designs are not good for the moment, so why don't you treat yourself well and start from good looking ones for a start? I've been drawing for like 30 years now but i'm not a creative person, there's no problem with that. A lot of pictures are free to use or into public domain: start there and get better at drawing if you're a creative person!

#2 - practice your straight lines on a piece a paper with sharpies. They're not good at all now so any improvement will make you jump to a better level of satisfaction.

Peace,

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Thank you i appreciate that, i am working on my lining, i know i need lots of work. As for the references these are not my original designs, the person pictured has actually brought all of these to me. How would you handle a situation such as this? I dont care for the pieces but love the practice so im willing to do them.

This particular person has been a challenge because they want so many things, nothing that goes together, essentially leaving a scattered look of mismatching things. This guy is finding whatever he likes on the internet and bringing it with him, what would be your advice to handle that scenario? Last time they asked me to do some pieces i declined and recommended instead to do some shading to start tying everything together as opposed to just adding more small things furthering creating a cluttered chaotic mess.
 

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It's their body, it's their mess, you're not responsible for it, imho.

But one thing is going to follow you: you did these ugly designs and it's not good for your image as a tattoer... Jus' sayin'.

I personnaly would decline, unless i can redo the drawings for something better.
And i would charge them for that!

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The polite answer is "i can't technically do this, need to adapt the design to my style/skills".

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off to a good start.

slow down...you're missing a lot of saturation opportunities in your black.
wrap your grip and make it twice as big as you have it now...it will smooth those lines out a bit because you can't deathgrip and huge grip.
breathe when you tattoo...relax....every tattoo is a series of single lines from point A to B. Only worry about that one line at a time and they will connect.
 

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I agree with DKJ in regards of design choice. I think some of the designs are poor. Finding a design more pleasing on the eye can put you a step ahead. I would also choose simpler designs, that way you can work on your lining Before pushing on to a design that requires skill in both lining and shading.

maybe I’m over cautious but I’m very careful on the designs I tattoo as I want to ensure a good job is done. If I feel like it’s too much, I say no and try do something easier but challenging enough to test me.
 

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You definitely need to work on your black packing techniques,as mentioned your saturation is poor ,if you slow down and take your time on that ,it would definitely improve some of these pieces ,good black saturation take time ,keep at it πŸ™‚
 

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This really interests me. Like DKJ I have been drawing for decades and I specialise in photo realistic pencil drawings and want to specialise in black and grey portrait tattooing.
Art is all interpretation but ...id like to see those original pictures that you used as reference. You can always make a bad picture look better if you have the skills.
Its one thing wanting to be a tattooer and tracing transfers thinking anyone can do it..but it shows how quickly artistic skills get tested. And if you have none...Well guess what.
 

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This really interests me. Like DKJ I have been drawing for decades and I specialise in photo realistic pencil drawings and want to specialise in black and grey portrait tattooing.
Art is all interpretation but ...id like to see those original pictures that you used as reference. You can always make a bad picture look better if you have the skills.
Its one thing wanting to be a tattooer and tracing transfers thinking anyone can do it..but it shows how quickly artistic skills get tested. And if you have none...Well guess what.
Well... As much as i agree with you on the part of having skills is needed to get poor design to a better level, i'll have to disagree about the technique.
I'm sure you got it very early that tattoing asks for a very different skill set.
To me, it's a craftmanship work, and every art you put in it is just a personnal addition to it.
Technique is key if you want to pull great lines, great gradients and shadows, color saturation.
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If you're a good technician, you can pull out realistic color portraits, can't you?
I know i have my rants about this tattoo artist subject, but let's be real: it's 2 different skills of putting a good design on paper and applying it on the skin.
Not everyone needs to be full of ideas and great creativity to become a good tattoer.
People will buy the technique in the end, cause if you can't put your reference into skin, are you a tattoer?

I think all the hype around artists is discouraging many beginners who think that you need to be an overall top giga super individual, everywhere and on every aspect of the game

There's room for everyone, except maybe in Texas where everyone was born a tattoer.

To further explain my pov, i guess drawing skills help you around design choices and some freehand parts you have to improvise on, also tracing accurate lines and understanding how a gradient works, but practising will get you there with a gun instead of a pencil in your hand.

Peace,

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Well... As much as i agree with you on the part of having skills is needed to get poor design to a better level, i'll have to disagree about the technique.
I DIDNT MENTION TECHNIQUE

I'm sure you got it very early that tattoing asks for a very different skill set.
WHERE DO I DISAGREE? I KNOW IT DOES

To me, it's a craftmanship work, and every art you put in it is just a personnal addition to it.
WHICH IS WHY I SAID ALL quote "ART IS INTERPRETATION."

Technique is key if you want to pull great lines, great gradients and shadows, color saturation.
AGAIN I NEVER MENTIONED TECHNIQUE. WHAT I DID SAY WAS..quote ".Its one thing wanting to be a tattooer and tracing transfers thinking anyone can do it " IM SAYING THEY CANT, OBVIOUSLY. OTHERWISE ALL ACTORS WOULD BE DANIEL DAY LEWIS.LOL

If you're a good technician, you can pull out realistic color portraits, can't you?
IF YOU SAY SO.

I know i have my rants about this tattoo artist subject, but let's be real: it's 2 different skills of putting a good design on paper and applying it on the skin.
AGAIN OBVIOUSLEY... AND I NEVER SAID OTHERWISE DID I?

Not everyone needs to be full of ideas and great creativity to become a good tattoer.
WHERE DID I SAY OTHERWISE?

People will buy the technique in the end, cause if you can't put your reference into skin, are you a tattoer?
WHAT? I DONT UNDERSTAND. ARE YOU SAYING AS LONG AS YOUR LINES ARE GOOD AND YOUR COLOURS PACKED TIGHT IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE? YOU WILL STILL BE A TATTOOER?

I think all the hype around artists is discouraging many beginners who think that you need to be an overall top giga super individual, everywhere and on every aspect of the game
AGAIN YOU ARE VERY ANNOYED ABOUT SOMETHING I NEVER SAID. I ASKED FOR SOMETHING TO COMPARE THE TATTOO TO. WHAT IF THE TATTOO IS EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURE? THEN HE WILL BE AWESOME.

There's room for everyone, except maybe in Texas where everyone was born a tattoer.
THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE BUT I WOULDN'T NECESSARILY LET THEM TATTOO ME.

To further explain my pov, i guess drawing skills help you around design choices and some freehand parts you have to improvise on, also tracing accurate lines and understanding how a gradient works, but practising will get you there with a gun instead of a pencil in your hand.
HAHA..I DONT KNOW WHY YOU THINK ITS OK TO BE SO CONDESCENDING TO A COMPLETE STRANGER WHO NEVER SAID ANYTHING YOU HAVE BLEETED ABOUT. AND TELLING ME TO USE A GUN INSTEAD OF A PENCIL. GUNS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE UK !!!! AND YES, WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU MEANT A TATTOO MACHINE AND NOT GUN. LOL.

NOW THAT IS HOW TO BE CONDAESCENDING.LOL.


PLEASE LIGHTEN UP MY FRIEND.



Peace,


ENDING BY SAYING PEACE DOENST MAKE IT PEACEFUL.LOL


DKJ

THIS WAS FUN,

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Ronan...put a shirt on. :) (I kid...I kid)

he was saying that while art skills are amazing to have your technique will be what makes the difference with tattooing. If you can do amazing pencil portraits it won't mean squat if you can't lay in smooth gradients.

Remember English isn't everyone's first language here and sometimes thoughts get lost in translation. the longer you are here you will realize that very rarely people post up looking for arguments or fights. Not that kind of forum. We will express our opinions as gracefully as we can and count on our audience to be a student and accept it rather than fighting it. If you disagree...it's cool. No need for caps and underlines...it makes your message seem hostile. Then when you throw down some smart shit nobody is listening to you.

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I'll lighten up, and you'll smoke it, deal?


Peace (as always),

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Ronan...put a shirt on. :) (I kid...I kid)
How is this picture. there is a story behind both pics

he was saying that while art skills are amazing to have your technique will be what makes the difference with tattooing. If you can do amazing pencil portraits it won't mean squat if you can't lay in smooth gradients.
i never said otherwise but there are techniques that can help. i have many vids from the worlds top tattooers showing so. are they wrong?

Remember English isn't everyone's first language here and sometimes thoughts get lost in translation.
its not my first language either
the longer you are here you will realize that very rarely people post up looking for arguments or fights. Not that kind of forum.
and yet i was asking warhorse a question but DKJ answered in a long rant accusing me of stuff i never said ..isnt that looking for a fight?
We will express our opinions as gracefully as we can and count on our audience to be a student and accept it rather than fighting it. If you disagree...it's cool. No need for caps and underlines...it makes your message seem hostile.
This is where i agree and should not have done that but i was annoyed and i admit that. again it felt like i was being attacked for absolutely no reason.
Then when you throw down some smart shit nobody is listening to you.
again i agree with this bit
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I now know how this website works. so thanks for showing me that. shame neither of you allowed warhorse to answer me on his own thread.
a simple question could have had a simple answer.
I wont be replying again. not because im a baby but i just dont know who will be answering and what nonsense they will accuse me of.lol.
 

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I now know how this website works. so thanks for showing me that. shame neither of you allowed warhorse to answer me on his own thread.
a simple question could have had a simple answer.
I wont be replying again. not because im a baby but i just dont know who will be answering and what nonsense they will accuse me of.lol.


this is a joke..you are now contacting other members about me? a member that i actually emailed off forum and offered him a loan....thats what a bad person i am...you are a disgrace.
 

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This really interests me. Like DKJ I have been drawing for decades and I specialise in photo realistic pencil drawings and want to specialise in black and grey portrait tattooing.
Art is all interpretation but ...id like to see those original pictures that you used as reference. You can always make a bad picture look better if you have the skills.
Its one thing wanting to be a tattooer and tracing transfers thinking anyone can do it..but it shows how quickly artistic skills get tested. And if you have none...Well guess what.
Sure thing here are a few of them. Let me find the others

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This really interests me. Like DKJ I have been drawing for decades and I specialise in photo realistic pencil drawings and want to specialise in black and grey portrait tattooing.
Art is all interpretation but ...id like to see those original pictures that you used as reference. You can always make a bad picture look better if you have the skills.
Its one thing wanting to be a tattooer and tracing transfers thinking anyone can do it..but it shows how quickly artistic skills get tested. And if you have none...Well guess what.
This really interests me. Like DKJ I have been drawing for decades and I specialise in photo realistic pencil drawings and want to specialise in black and grey portrait tattooing.
Art is all interpretation but ...id like to see those original pictures that you used as reference. You can always make a bad picture look better if you have the skills.
Its one thing wanting to be a tattooer and tracing transfers thinking anyone can do it..but it shows how quickly artistic skills get tested. And if you have none...Well guess what.
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off to a good start.

slow down...you're missing a lot of saturation opportunities in your black.
wrap your grip and make it twice as big as you have it now...it will smooth those lines out a bit because you can't deathgrip and huge grip.
breathe when you tattoo...relax....every tattoo is a series of single lines from point A to B. Only worry about that one line at a time and they will connect.
Thanks, im going to try what you mentioned and wrap the grip fatter as well, and slow down with colors and solid black work of course too.

I agree with DKJ in regards of design choice. I think some of the designs are poor. Finding a design more pleasing on the eye can put you a step ahead. I would also choose simpler designs, that way you can work on your lining Before pushing on to a design that requires skill in both lining and shading.

maybe I’m over cautious but I’m very careful on the designs I tattoo as I want to ensure a good job is done. If I feel like it’s too much, I say no and try do something easier but challenging enough to test me.
Thats valid, thank you.

You definitely need to work on your black packing techniques,as mentioned your saturation is poor ,if you slow down and take your time on that ,it would definitely improve some of these pieces ,good black saturation take time ,keep at it πŸ™‚
Thanks I totally agree, looking back at photos its something that needs work on my end.
 

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I decided ill just keep updating this post instead of making an individual post for every tattoo as im doing a few a week currently.

First up is one i did on my buddies forearm. Pretty straight forward. Used a 5rl to line it and a 9rs to fill in. Dynamic ink, CNC Q2 pen. No real challenge here just trying to perfect the font.

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Next one was somewhat difficult however as a cover up. This was on my girlfriends arm πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“ and she is picky and frequently changes her mind on tattoos lol. I covered up our cattle brand that is on the pinky side of her wrist. Lined with a 5rl and shaded a 3rs to get some texture there. Dynamic black, filled with white. Biggest challenge was the placement, she didnt want a big coverup so the rose was just a tad bigger than the initial tattoo we were covering. The difficulties here were shading and hiding the old tattoo with such a small coverup. This was my attempt at some light lines and she didnt want anything dark so i tried to keep the lines light and wispy if that makes sense. She was very adamant about not having a dark tattoo so i felt leaving more open and packing some white in was a good alternative. I will get some healed pics of this one cause the white is much more vibrant today (2 days old) then when initially done.
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And the latest is this one, i enjoyed this one, different from the norm. This was on the pink side forearm. Outlined with a 13rs and inside was done with a 3rl. This one was fun, lots of little lines, dynamic black ink, coil machines.

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It's a good way to do it, since we can follow your progression.

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Few from this week

First was a cover up, shading was a challenge happy with the flower, not so much the leaves but will revisit that when it heals, starting a sleeve covering some of her old work.
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Second was jusy basic chest tattoo, he wanted a tribal font, few days later added the dates and the Ali above. Nothing real crazy just some lettering.

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Nice work on the flowers, superb stencil!
Yes your shadowing will get better, technique wise, it's ok for the moment, not bad at all.
Maybe you should work on the theory of light and shadows.
Do know that if you have designs that you wish to get help around shadowing, it's common to put them here and we will try to shade it down for you.

Nice lettering, i love the font, well applied.

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Lettering looks good. Flower looks like you were nervous on the lining. That should be an easy place to lay lines but not always the easiest to get good hand placement. Shading will get easier as you go.
 

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looking at your lines...RELAX YOUR GRIP. The tighter you hold that grip the more shake you put in those lines. and remember every line is one line. Pick a start and a finish and only worry about that one. smooth in...smooth out. start to finish.

I wrap my pen with a layer of bandage, then I roll some paper towel, then wrap again with bandage making a large grip. Really helps keep things stable.
 

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Nice work on the flowers, superb stencil!
Yes your shadowing will get better, technique wise, it's ok for the moment, not bad at all.
Maybe you should work on the theory of light and shadows.
Do know that if you have designs that you wish to get help around shadowing, it's common to put them here and we will try to shade it down for you.

Nice lettering, i love the font, well applied.

Peace,

DKJ
Thank you still working on the shading forsure. The biggest challenge was how to cover that piece and still keep the shading looking good. I knew exactly in my head how i wanted the shading to be however once i started covering that thing it kinda went out the window. Next one ill post and get some feedback, also hoping to get an ipad here soon to be able to play with designes and everything more! That should help me immensely.

Lettering looks good. Flower looks like you were nervous on the lining. That should be an easy place to lay lines but not always the easiest to get good hand placement. Shading will get easier as you go.
Yes the hand placement for the leaves was a pain on the side of her wrist. She also moves. Like ALOT. I reccomended numbing cream for the next session because theres nothing worse that someone jumping around. But yes working on relaxing my hand and trying to run cleaner more delicate lines.

looking at your lines...RELAX YOUR GRIP. The tighter you hold that grip the more shake you put in those lines. and remember every line is one line. Pick a start and a finish and only worry about that one. smooth in...smooth out. start to finish.

I wrap my pen with a layer of bandage, then I roll some paper towel, then wrap again with bandage making a large grip. Really helps keep things stable.
Next go around im going to try that recommendation!

Thanks for the feedback everyone much appreciated
 

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Fun one last night. This girl had this crappy photo but i think it came out well, definitely a different style but i like it. Used the coil machines. Dynamic black, solid ink grey. 5rl to line, the shading was done with a 3rs. 2 hours exactly. Biggest challenge was while lining my coil machine front coil came loose (WTF!) No harm done however just not cool lol.

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Came out pretty cool. I would had liked to see more definition in the face. It looks like something out of the book "Where the wild things come from" . It has some good shading in it. (y)
 

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looking good...a little contrast would go a long way in this one behind the teeth. don't be afraid of black.
Good idea, im thinking add more black and im actually going to go around the black outline with white/leave a white negatice space because she wants to black out her arm after adding a few more pieces and do some white ontop of the black. Something like this. I already started the solid black inside her arm to cover up a big tattoo she had. So she will have a combination of nomal pieces and we will solid black the rest and make it all go together. Should be a fub project and learning curve. Ive never tattooed blackout/white ink so in excited. Also gives me a chance to work on my saturation technique πŸ˜‚ Screenshot_20200619-013203_Instagram.jpg
 

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Came out pretty cool. I would had liked to see more definition in the face. It looks like something out of the book "Where the wild things come from" . It has some good shading in it. (y)
Thanks! Yeah im not sure where the image came from. She showed up with that in hand and i was like wtf is this πŸ˜‚ id like to think i did a fair job enhancing the image as I tattooed it. Any tips ad to what kind of definition or additions i could add? I will have the opportunity in the future to retouch it as i am doing a sleeve for her.
 

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white over black is all liner...you have to put it in solid.
 

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Fun one last night. This girl had this crappy photo but i think it came out well, definitely a different style but i like it. Used the coil machines. Dynamic black, solid ink grey. 5rl to line, the shading was done with a 3rs. 2 hours exactly. Biggest challenge was while lining my coil machine front coil came loose (WTF!) No harm done however just not cool lol.

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Good idea, im thinking add more black and im actually going to go around the black outline with white/leave a white negatice space because she wants to black out her arm after adding a few more pieces and do some white ontop of the black. Something like this. I already started the solid black inside her arm to cover up a big tattoo she had. So she will have a combination of nomal pieces and we will solid black the rest and make it all go together. Should be a fub project and learning curve. Ive never tattooed blackout/white ink so in excited. Also gives me a chance to work on my saturation technique πŸ˜‚ View attachment 23847
I'd say nice start, you should definitly come back to more shadows, contrast and saturation.
Did she/you want this fur effect instead of the lines of the reference?
Also, did you do the stencil over the picture she brought?

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Thanks! Yeah im not sure where the image came from. She showed up with that in hand and i was like wtf is this πŸ˜‚ id like to think i did a fair job enhancing the image as I tattooed it. Any tips ad to what kind of definition or additions i could add? I will have the opportunity in the future to retouch it as i am doing a sleeve for her.
I was really speaking to the head/ mouth for the definition Mark already mentioned the teeth/ mouth. Maybe some in the paws as I know the reference was pretty terrible. You did a good job just some small tweaks can always help.
 

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Just wrapped up 4 more. Busy night over here. Used my CNC Q2 to keep the noise down and ran it off the battery pack. Actually very happy with it finally getting the hang of it. The 2 roses are obviously not done. The swallow and skull are. I am excited to see the skull heal and watch the green POP.

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Agreed, line work looks really good. The skull looks a little off having a green nose hole.... IMO the red you used for the eyes ore just shaded black would have helped that. But thats just nit picking. Looking good
 

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Very nice job, it's still a little raw but it adds to the style, i went to see your previous works since i wasn't even sure it was you, you really got your game up!

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line work is big improvement!!!
Thank you! Your advice has helped me a lot!
Agreed, line work looks really good. The skull looks a little off having a green nose hole.... IMO the red you used for the eyes ore just shaded black would have helped that. But thats just nit picking. Looking good
Thanks, agreed, i think ill darken it next session with some shading.
Very nice job, it's still a little raw but it adds to the style, i went to see your previous works since i wasn't even sure it was you, you really got your game up!

Peace,

DKJ
Thank you, im determined to get it right haha i want to make this a career!

Thank you everyone for the help and constructive criticism it makes me strive to do better.
 

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Just knocked out a few color roses with a red outline. First time doing a color outline but i think it came out pretty cool! He was digging the blue glow around the roses so i did an orange outline around the snake. The snake is an old tattoo so take it easy lol i just did the orange today. Screenshot_20200630-174119_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20200630-174135_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20200630-174148_Instagram.jpg 20200630_173451.jpg 20200630_170612.jpg
 

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Stomach rocker done. Tattoo was easy, client not at all. Gave him fair warning it was a painful spot, he underestimated it haha. He moved, jumped, cussed, clenched, yelped. Anyways it came out decently clean. The EST is not what i want it to be but he is happy, and didn't want to clean it up anymore. He was straight up checked out. Anyway ran a 14rs on my coil machine,dynamic black. Im happy with it, took 45 minutes. If i had more time id have relined the EST and just got it it more consistent. 20200707_234533.jpg 20200707_234537.jpg
 

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looks solid...good placement.

should have just fed this guys a kitten to calm him down...that's a big dude
Thanks! And yeah hes a freakin monster haha i told him all that muscle and badassery he has to push through πŸ˜‚