Tattooing and drawing, painting or sculpting go hand in hand. Both utilize the same skills, such as a talent for drawing and an eye for color. So, it’s no surprise that many well known tattooers also partake in a second career of choice, as painters. Sometimes their artwork tends to outshine their
Even the most basic tattoo can be an incredibly sensual piece of art when strategically placed. The hip is often used as one such location, particularly by women who enjoy showing off their midriffs at the beach and during the warmer times of year.
People who exercise to extreme degrees often
Here's a nifty little Step-By-Step article by Ettore Bechis for painting a ZOMBIE EYE in oils. These creepy effects can be applied to any piece! - Enjoy!
1. Spray your frame (new or old doesn't matter) with black varnish.
Cut a piece of wood same size as frame glass.
If you are slow-moving
By Nick Baxter
"If you wish to make certain your painting will succeed, a minimum of three things must come from you–and only you. The first thing is knowing why you want to paint your subject, the second is an analytical grasp of what you see, and the third is the
By Indigo del Castillo
Sculptor Jessica Harrison has forever changed how we see Victorian-era ceramic figures with her works involving ladies in fancy dresses sporting badass tattoos or their own blood and guts. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as an artist and her unique take on
Donate to Rick Lee Peters and his family as he continues his fight against Cancer. Please help provide him peace of mind in his final days.
Rick Lee Peters received his Masters of Fine Arts with Honors from The University of Kansas. But who needs a fancy piece of paper to
By Dan Henk
I want to address two things in this blog. They might seem unrelated at first, but I'll try my best to tie them together.
The first is that people love to complain, and they have a ton of excuses on why it is someone else's fault. You know what
Tattoo Culture Magazine #5 featuring Gunnar, Eric Inksmith, Shawn Barber and more is now available on the App Store at:
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By Nick Baxter
Here’s a process sequence for a tiny diptych painting I did a few months ago related to the recurring theme in my work of healing wounds.
This tiny little pair will be included in the forthcoming art catalogue Pint Size Paintings Volume 2, which compiles these small paintings completed by
By Adam Guy Hays
A few months ago I took part in the "Fuck Art, Let's Kill" exhibition put on at Nick Caruso's Bound For Glory shop in Staten Island. It was a death and reaper themed art show. I've always been a big fan of drawing skulls and reapers and
By Nicki Kasper
"In that moment, I realized that instead of trying to be inspired, I was going to try to inspire people."
I recently ordered two copies of Jeff Gogue's DVD, "tattoo as I see it"… Jeff is one of my closest and most genuine friends and I wanted to support
By Jon Osiris
Read Part 1 here: http://wp.me/p14cQJ-59Q
It so happens that after becoming a bit more familiar with this place, I have been privy to further tales and experiences with The Natha and his strange and magical ways...
After morning exercises some weeks back, I was invited to take tea with the Natha
By Melissa Fusco
Men and Woman look at life through a different lens. There are plenty of professions where women out number men, and each man in that field will approach their projects differently than a woman. On the flip side, there are many professions that men out number women. It seems that
By Andrew Fingerhut
Tattooer, painter and musician Robert Ryan recently added to his impressive resume with the publication of a five color lithograph print created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Master Printer Deborah Chaney. Starting with a rough outline drawn by hand directly onto lithographic limestone, Robert and Deborah worked together to
By Adam Guy Hays
A while back I decided I needed a new banner, as I’ve been using a shitty Kinko’s copy of one of my old ones for while now. I thought it’d be a good excuse to do another step-by-step of my painting process. I’ve included the photos of