Wednesday February 5, 2014

Westward Bound!

     This Friday boss-man Gabe, Off the Map Northeast artist Matt Driscoll, and myself are flying out to the West Coast for some good times and hard work. A day enjoying Portland with some local tattoo characters, then up to Grants Pass to visit Off the Map Northwest where Guy Aitchison and Jeff Gogue will be having a 3-day webinar/seminar extravaganza!
     The first seminar/webinar on February 9 will be webcast FREE to the public from, and will feature Guy Aitchison and Jeff Gogue doing a large collaborative sleeve project that will include both traditional Japanese elements and some more modern techniques and effects. This will be an unprecedented opportunity for you to sit in on a unique project. We'll be checking in via Skype to our live viewing party back East at Luthier's Co-Op during throughout the day .If you're having a viewing party, and are Skype savvy, let us know and we might just check in with you as well.
     The other two webinar/seminars are available to professional artists only. On Feb. 10 will be Guy Aitchison's class, Structure, where He'll be doing a large calf piece with both illustrative and abstract elements and a number of different effects, all with the emphasis on giving the piece strength and flow.
Finally, on Feb. 11 Jeff Gogue will be tattooing Guy's hand in a seminar called Size Doesn't Matter, which will give him a chance to demonstrate how he handles a complete project from start to finish.
After these amazing few days we head south to Analog Tattoo Arts Kolectiv to drop off Matt for a guest spot and tattoo appointment to work on a piece started at last year's Paradise Tattoo Gathering with bio-master Ron Earhart. Here's a link to the video. I'll be doing an extensive interview with Ron for an upcoming episode of Off the Map LIVE! 
Be sure to check out the TattooNOW_dot_com instagram for pics from out trip.

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