Tattoo Illustration

What to Bring

  • Sketchpad
  • Pencil and markers (don’t fret if you forget, we have some!)

What to Wear

  • Casual

Tattoo Illustration

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 2 hours

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of tattoo illustration, design and techniques
  • How artwork and illustration will work with the part of the body it is designed for
  • The popular elements of traditional tattooing

What You Get

  • Personalise your own illustration
  • Materials you will require for an illustration
  • Simple techniques of the different stages from transferring a sketch to the final copy
  • History of 1940s to current traditional tattooists
  • How traditional American tattooing has created an extremely popular commercial art form

Description

WARNING: This is not your average illustration class!

Each month we will bring you a tattoo artist at the height of their game to learn from.

This month is Aidan Mckenzie aka Sprinkles. He will guide you through different genres of tattoo illustration, teaching you the tricks of the trade for anyone wanting to improve their drawing or just interested in tattoo art.

We will cover some if not all of the following. But you will walk away with your own illustration ready to be inked!

  • introduction of the basics of tattoo illustration, design and techniques
  • understand the correct flow and balance within the artwork and illustration and how it will work with the part of the body it is designed for
  • materials you will require for an illustration
  • history of 1940s to current traditional tattooists and how traditional American tattooing has created an extremely popular commercial art form
  • the popular elements of traditional tattooing such as script writing, banners, flowers, tigers & panther heads, girls, wings, snakes and skulls
  • personalise your own illustration
  • simple techniques of the different stages from transferring a sketch to tracing paper, illustration paper to the final copy.

About Aidan "Sprinkles" Mckenzie

“Sprinkles” is a self taught Tattoo and Contemporary Artist based in Sydney.

Hailing from humble Palmerston North New Zealand, with a well rooted sense of Cook Island, Maori and Chinese heritage “Sprinkles” is now earning a well respected name in his Sydney base.

With a strong thirst for progression and an ever evolving style, Sprinks’ works strive to portray the many different faces we can find within ourselves.

Based on a foundation of family and friendship, his “Sprinkle Stacks” and mystical creations ride an evolved relationship with tattoo machines, aerosol cans, brushes, intricate linework and symmetry.

Unafraid of a subtle nod to the darker side of imagery, skulls, fantastical animals, majestic beings and beautiful women commonly compose Sprinks’ artistic vocabulary.

Currently working from LITTLE TOKYO TEMPLE OF ART “Sprinkles” has been Tattooing full time for three years and specialises in working with black ink.

www.sprinked.com

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