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Color octopus - took two sessions.
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a skull is freestyle monster ...
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So, recently I have started flipping through old tattoo magazines and cowering the internet for cool tattoo related imagery that I loke the look of. Then I copy them in my sketchbook. This way I can figure out how the piece is constructed and work on my technique at the same time. All in the interest in learning and bettering my work.

About this Piece:

This is an awesome tattoo by Amanda Ruby [link]

I really liked the detail and shading in the tattoo and it was something I really wanted to work on. So I started copying it down and by the end I started to really see how the shapes were constructed, but by this point it was to late to correct any of the minor errors I picked up. It then became a shading exercise.

Tools: 2H & 2B Mechanical Pencil, Soft brush, Putty Rubber

Please forgive the roughness of the image as it is for my own learning and not as a presentation piece. And go check out Amanda Ruby. Her work is awesome.

Enjoy :D
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Done at the TattooJam convention in the UK on Sunday.
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couple of spiders from sleeve:
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a freestyle skull...arm in progress...
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"Pink" Done at TattooJam in UK on Saturday, a lot of fun to do this on a really cool client!
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I made a new tattoo on myself...it was quite painful.
Totally done with a 01 liner...I'm freak ghhhhhhh
Love death's head moths... wonderful animals!

"I've spent so long in the darkness, I'd almost forgotten how...beautiful the moonlight is." Corpse Bride
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I have a love for alchemy, and it's basics, and this is a piece I tattoo'd on myself... and about to expand it...
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I mostly tattoo full color pieces, so it's a treat when I get to do black and gray!
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