how to draw a tattoo design
Step 5. How to Draw a Tattoo Design
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Uploaded: September 3, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: September 2, 2010
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Hey all, I've drawn something very very cool that I drew tonight during my LiveStream broadcast. It all started off as a weird circle and some strange skull eyes. I was trying to create a cool looking head with a torn lower jaw but, eventually that turned into a wicked cool skull with large lower tusks and huge long tongue. This skull has a unique feature about it unlike my other skulls. There's a spinal bone that connects to the skull and body which I didn't include in this tutorial. Anyways, the tutorial title is obviously “how to draw a tattoo design step by step”, which means that you'll be drawing a skull design. This tutorial doesn't have any tip steps like my previous tutorials I've been submitting lately. What I will do, is add some tags at the lower right corner where the “tutorial actions” are. When you draw a tattoo design, you'll want to reference other tattoos and get inspiration from them. This drawing was drawn out of randomness while listening to the song “So Long Sentiment” by Celldweller (a really cool solo band by the way). So, you pick something you really like in general and find ways to create different symbolism with it. A tattoo can be anything that attracts positive attention. My advice would be to observe other artist styles and the professional styles of tattoos. Drawing a tattoo causes a lot of difficulties, trying to make the nice gradient shadows and colors mixed in. Believe me, I've tried making a traditional tattoo and I failed desperately. Another power to becoming a truly awesome tattoo artist, is to explore the way they are drawn and what colors make tattoos really “pop”. Anywho, I really hope you'll enjoy this tutorial on “how to draw tattoo designs step by step”. I had so much fun contemplating the tutorial! Feel free to color the line art if you'd like as well. Peace out guys, have a joyful drawing experience!