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Painting Idea and Scuba Women

Painting Idea and Scuba Women

My visit to Jarbidge recently has got me thinking about an idea for a new oil painting. I started a sketch and reached out to my Facebook people for some reference materials. I’m supposed to meet a guy tomorrow to discuss early 20th century Nevada cowboy attire. Vacation put me behind on all sorts of…

Being Versatile

Being Versatile

I know a lot of tattoo artists specialize in one particular style and don’t do anything else. As much as I would love to just do realism all the time and nothing else, I feel I can’t just turn away clients if I am capable of doing the work. Yesterday’s client wanted this particular style…

Dancer and a Wolf Hat

Dancer and a Wolf Hat

I devoted some time over the past couple days to working on a new oil painting. I had the 4th of July off and needed something to do other than Tattoo-related stuff. 4 years ago I had seen a post on a friend’s Facebook showing his son dancing at a pow wow. I asked him…

Dramatic lighting

Dramatic lighting

It had been a month-and-a-half since I updated my business paperwork stuff. I keep spreadsheets in the cloud with all my business expenditures. I have a few simple formulas that calculate my totals and how much use tax I owe. Keeping track of all the business dealings is super important come tax time. After the…

Style and the Client

Style and the Client

The new thermal stencil printer arrived, and I got a new power supply. My first use of the stencil printer did not go so well. The stencil printed fine, but it didn’t go onto the skin very good. I was trying out the new red stencil paper along with the transfer gel that came with…

The Warrior

The Warrior

Today was the day to ink the woman fighting off a lion attacking her horse.  I posted previously the story behind it and some of my sketches.  About ten minutes before my client arrived I had a sudden urge to make some changes.  The placement had changed from a thigh to a forearm, so I…

Coverups and Rubber Muscles

Coverups and Rubber Muscles

It has been a week of coverups. I don’t have the before picture of the first one, but it’s interesting to see how faded the first pink rose is. We did that one probably a year ago, and I recall the client not enjoying the experience at all. I mention that because I used to…

TattApp

TattApp

I have finished development on the first build of my new App. It is available in the iTunes app store! Check out TattApp in the app store! **IMPORTANT** It can ONLY be used on an iPad Pro with a pressure-sensitive stylus such as the Apple Pencil. It is a drawing app for tattoo artists that…