In this module, Jake chose a non traditional approach to this swallow rework. Using
exaggerated shapes and concentrated light, he recreated the tattoo in a more “new
school” style. How would you rework it? Do you see any issues that he missed? Is there
a better way to approach this piece?
If you choose to keep this tattoo in a more traditional style, don’t forget the strong
contrast is the key to success. Also, a good variety of edges/line weights do a lot for this
type of design.
Rework/redraw the image however you like. Jake chose to rework the tattoo digitally.
However, you may choose to use traditional pencil and paper, paint or any other
medium of your choice. Just be sure to keep the principles in mind throughout the
After you have completed the challenge, remember to share it on our Inside Fireside Private Facebook group and ask for feedback. Critique is one of the most valuable tools
we have available as artists and best of all, it’s free.
We are excited to see what you do with this Challenge!
Download the tattoo image HERE