Improve Your Tattooing Through Watercolor
How will it translate to your tattooing? Plein Air Watercolor requires you to narrow your focus and simplify shapes which is a great habit to get into when designing tattoos. This approach will allow you to make design decisions without being bogged down in detail too early in the process. After all, adding detail will never fix a poor design. In fact, it only draws more attention to the fact that the design was not well thought out.
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.
Finally, plein air watercolor painting is fun when you have a plan and purpose. Dan Marshall’s process is easy to understand and, with a little practice, easy to implement. Start part one by clicking the link below.
what you can expect to learn…
● A deliberate and repeatable process for creating realistic watercolor paintings
● How to use different types of edges to create visual interest
● How to edit what you see to create interesting paintings
● How to use subtle shifts in value and temperature to create depth
● How to decide what you want to paint.
● What tools and materials are best suited for watercolor painting
● How to use varying degrees of wetness in the paper to your advantage
● Much, much more!