Dan Marshall’s process is easy to understand and, with a little practice, easy to implement.
In addition, watercolor painting will help develop your eye to recognize subtle shifts in value and temperature allowing you to create more depth realism in your tattoos.
Watercolor also requires us to give up some control over our process. Tattooing is a very precise and controlled medium which can lead to over rendering. This often results in “stiff”, uninteresting work. By learning to use a variety of edges and textures, we can give more immediacy and visual interest to our tattoos.