Monday, November 19, 2012

flash

 happy monday! this is one of the greatest weeks because 1) thanksgiving, the grestest holiday, is on thursday, 2) its tom's birthday friday and 3) maybe the most important of them all, i get three whole beautiful days off. like a mini holiday....joy :)
 this last friday at the tattoo shop was probably the most fun i have had since being there. the shop was busy, it was raining outside and i learned how to paint tradition tattoo flash. i felt like i was actually a tattoo artist and one of my favorite things is tattoo flash art. its so cool and it always looks awesome.
since ive been there i have wanted to start making flash and my buddy and co-worker, erik, my wanted to show me how to do it. i was stoked. he set up and did a demenstration. since i am familiar with watercolors and use them, it looked pretty easy and it ended up being mucher easier then i thought. i had a few things i had copied from a sailor jerry book and used his orginal drawings as reference. since i am learning how american traditinal tattoo design is shaded it is always best to copy and learn how it is done and then you can take what you learned and apply it to your own designs. this is my favorite process and american traditonal tattoo flash is some of my favorite tattoo design. i can't wait how to learn the mexican style the other guys at the shop do, yay!
i am going to continue copying for a while until i feel comfortable but i feel it wont take long as i have a flash board i am dying to start designing for, i should probably start skecthing for it, eeep!

xo,
cb

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20 comments:

  1. i love the roses! awesome work kiki!

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  2. Wow, that's pretty awesome! I'm so stoked to read about the first tattoo you do for a client.

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    1. i know i can't wait either, i wonder when it will be! hopefully in the next few months!!!

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  3. That is so cool, you're making such awesome progress! It's great fun following your tattoo career, thanks for sharing! And enjoy your amazing week!

    xo L

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    1. thanks lisa that means so much to me!

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  4. look at you getting all professional and such. before you know it you'll be opening up your own tattoo shop and starring on a TLC reality show. ;) Hope early birthday to Tom and three cheers for turkey day...sweet sweet turkey day.

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    1. i would LOVE to open my own shop but would hate to be on a reality show. i have been watching ink master and it makes tattooing seem sooo horrible! and don't get me started on the lame people that are on the show! yay TURKEY DAY!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Hohhot very nicely done! I'm pants with watercolours, so I was going to say I envy your talent, but I know how much work goes into art, so instead I'll say I envy your dedication to your crafts! :)

    Alexandria

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    1. aww thanks alexandria, your so sweet! yup you gotta have dedication for sure!

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  6. i lerrrrve tattoo flash - it seems only natural that you'd be awesome at it!

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  7. look at you awesome lady! You're learning so much, before long you'll be a tattoo artist for reals :D

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    1. i know i know! my machine finally shipped so it should be here SOOONNN!!!

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  8. They look amazing even if you're just copying. Can't wait to see your designs :)

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  9. Aw fun! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

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  10. That's so cool, I love Sailor Jerry (the rum & the art!), I still have some of his temp tattoos. Your eagle is awesome xox

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  11. It's really incredible that you are sharing your special path with us. It's awesome to see you excited about each new step you learn along the way. Kudos to following your dreams lady.

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  12. How fantastic! I am still so excited for you and this adventure you are on learning and fine tuning your tattooing craft. You are so talented and it's so wonderful to feel your excitement through your post.

    You are amazing and inspiring!

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  13. all kinds of amazing cb! i hadn't heard that term before but love the look and the results. i'm consistently inspired by you, your artistic exposure shares and your own intuitive talent just blows my mind. i wish i had half an ounce of the good stuff you've got on warm brew. talent bleeds from your pores lades, i am so happy for you and these dreams you're getting to fulfill. xo ♥

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb