Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art

Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art

Book - 2014
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Learn how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist!

Tattooing is an art form like no other...indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlor with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty years of experience and the secrets to killer tattoo design. In these pages, you'll learn the practical considerations of placement, flow, and color choice, as well as the art of conceptualizing the kind of powerful, personal, out-of-the-ordinary designs worthy of being on a body for life. You'll even find inspiration for taking the look of tattoo art off -skin and into the realm of graphic design.

Nine step-by-step demos reveal the author's creative process, from initial consultation and concept to finished tattoo Covers popular subjects (snakes, dragons, portraits, hearts, roses and more) along with discussion of the symbolism behind them Features a chapter that explores tattoo styles applied to graphic art A gallery showcases the diverse styles of nine additional top tattoo artists

Whether you aspire to join the profession, are a graphic designer looking to expand your portfolio, or simply have a passion for tattoos, this book offers a rare inside look at the cutting-edge world of tattoo art.

Publisher: Blue Ash, Ohio : IMPACT Books, an imprint of F+W Media, [2014]
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781440328879
UPC: 035313657344
Call Number: 391.65 BUCHANAN


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ksoles Sep 03, 2014

With over thirty years of hands-on experience as the owner of several Californian tattoo shops and credentials ranging from certified blood borne pathogen instructor to international seminar leader to graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Fip Buchanan has become one of America's leading tattoo artists. In "Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art," he shares valuable insights and tricks of the trade that have made him an expert.

Despite its slim 128 pages, the book thoroughly advises professionals on choosing graphic tools, consulting with clients and placing designs. Everyone can both learn from Buchanan's down-to-earth business commentaries and receive inspiration from his beautiful illustrated gallery of finished tattoos. In short, the only thing the book doesn't teach is how to operate a tattoo machine!


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