Thursday May 29, 2014

Northwest News: Sign Up for Johnny Smith's Seminar!!



Johnny Smith will be attending Salem, Oregon's very first Chrome and Ink Tattoo Festival & Custom Car Show and will be offering his amazing seminar; Finding Focus: Using Fine Art Techniques To Create Paintings In The Skin. This seminar will take place on Saturday, May 31st  2014 from 12pm - 3pm and Johnny will go step by step through his entire setup and tattoo process, including: talking with clients to create the best tattoo ideas possible, early conception, drafting ideas, creating and finding unique reference material, using the shapes of the body to enhance your tattoo, stencil and setup, color choices, and the various techniques he uses to create and execute a realistic tattoo. These tattoo techniques will include: saturation of the skin without irritation, blending and softening, use of color, plays on focus, and sharpness, shadows, highlights, and essentially how Johnny uses his experience in drafting and fine art to create saturated, painterly tattoos that are executed in the same way he creates his amazing realistic paintings. Johnny will discuss fields of depth and focus, and how to use these fine art techniques to create a solid tattoo that you and your client will be happy with. This course will include discussions and questions on previous works, fine art techniques that can be used in tattooing, marketing your work, and a live tattoo demonstration. Tickets are only $150 and they're selling quick, so don't miss this opportunity to learn and grow as an artist, BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!! Johnny looks forward to seeing all you attendees and hopes you are as stoked about this seminar as he is! See you there!!!


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