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Concepts and Tats

Concepts and Tats

The weather has been changing here in the Nevada desert, and my body has been feeling it. I had a few days of artistic inspiration and worked on a conceptual design, mostly from the comfort of my bed. It evolved a bit from start to finish, and that can sometimes be frustrating when the finished…

Pandas, Art, and Video Games

Pandas, Art, and Video Games

I had a day off on Thanksgiving.  We ate at my sister’s house and then I fell asleep on her couch.  A couple days before Thanksgiving I started work on the big Panda Bear eating baseball bats. It went smooth, no problems – close to three hours.  I think I have about an hour and…

Cosmic Stuff

Cosmic Stuff

Well I’ve fallen behind a bit as usual and today I remembered that I needed to update the blog. I got to show off my iPad Pro to a good friend today by sketching up this quick little design. Spontaneous art can be fun to do. I continued work on a sleeve a few days…

New Demo Video

New Demo Video

I spent all morning creating a new video for my YouTube channel. I wanted to demonstrate some high-depth tattoo shading techniques and also showcase my app. This is the piece of art I created on the video. I think I have a day off tomorrow so I’ll do all the editing then. I have like…

TattApp Updates

TattApp Updates

I have been staying up way too late this week. I’ve been making big updates on TattApp, trying to fix little issues that have plagued it since the beginning. I’m pretty happy with it at the moment. I started to make a new video to help promote it but I didn’t like the direction it…

TattApp still Rocks

TattApp still Rocks

I made the app so I could practice. And I use it. I really need to promote it somehow. I started a new piece on it tonight so I could make a new ad. I really think it has helped my skills improve. I shaded this skull freehand with no reference material. I just tried…

Help Acquired

Help Acquired

I met with my new assistant earlier and we went over the shop’s inventory duties. Her name is Valarie. Her and I met about 20 years ago. She’s changed a lot since then. Now she resembles a fish from the Spongebob show. She has helped me with quite a few art projects, the most famous…

Reaper

Reaper

I forgot to get a picture of yesterday’s tattoo. It was the start of Arlington cemetery on the inside of the upper arm. But today I remembered to grab a picture of the grim reaper tattoo that I started. I think it can be finished in one more session. Today’s conversation topics were movie westerns,…

Immortan Joe and the Comic

Immortan Joe and the Comic

Session three took place yesterday on my son’s Mad Max: Fury Road tattoo.  We absolutely loved that movie.  We talked about maybe even making his entire arm an homage to the Mad Max movies (if he ever decides he wants to do more). For now though he’s got a pretty cool first tattoo.  I told…

My Art Their Art

My Art Their Art

Tattooing is a great job, sometimes stressful, sometimes super fun. It can be overwhelming – especially when there’s a long line of clients waiting for me to take care of them. Creating art is challenging, and even more so when clients are not satisfied with the choices I’ve made and I have to try and…