I feel this may only be truly exciting to me and maybe some people who live in Edmonton, AB and are subscribed to my deviantart page, but wanted to write about it regardless ^__^
I left my first job as a tattoo artist and went to one of the best shops in the city! I feel so thrilled, honoured, lucky, and crazy excited to be surrounded by these insanely talented people :)
Feels like I made it to the next chapter of my life, and I have no clue where it will go from here, it's exciting :)
Here's their website: http://capitaltattoo.ca/
Also, I FINALLY made a professional website, go check it out and ad me at: http://www.sinistersamstorey.com/
*update, 7 months later*
So, its going sooo well at the shop, we all get alone great and aways have fun :)
We went to a big tattoo convention (in my first year of tattooing! So excited to have been in the show!) and met a lot of other artists.
We've grown so much and our shop has really taken off!
I want to ask a favour to all or anyone who still reads these, please PLEASE click this link and like our facebook page!
The more likes we have the more potential clients we get.. it definitely gives the shop more prestige. :) Plus you'll see the tattoos I've been doing pretty much every day and the art me and my coworkers post daily.
So, the subject of tracing for realistic drawings has been coming up in my mind a lot lately.
As a tattoo artist, we basically trace everything. Clients come in with reference photos, we trace it, add to it, tweak at it, but about 50% of the time, we are JUST TRACING an image. (its better to have a perfect tattoo for your client then 'being an artist.' We do draw a LOT of our designs-but we use reference photos like crazy-or we change something we've traced so much it seems completely new., but still, we trace.
And now that I spend a couple of hours every day tracing photos and other people's paintings/drawings, I can recognize when other p