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!