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Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art

By Fip Buchanan

SKU# GROUP-U2634-U2639

You’ll love this tattoo design book if:

  • You’re looking for tattoo inspiration
  • You want to learn more about the tattooing process
  • You want art instruction for creating tattoo designs

Drawing & Designing Tattoo Artby Fip Buchanan provides an inside look of the author’s tattoo design process, and allows you to witness the nuts and bolts of how he creates his tattoo art, revealing his creative process from consultation, to initial sketch, to solving common design problems, to finished tattoo. Learn the importance of layout and composition in making tattoos from the author, an artist with 32 years of tattooing experience and teaching the class “Large Scale Tattoo Layout and Composition” at the Alliance of Professional Tattooists Tattoo Trade Show. Enjoy finished examples of tattoos, as well as images of the sketches that made them possible. You’ll also get a look inside the thought processes involved with the art shown, and how the ideas brought in by clients evolved into the tattoos showcased throughout the book.

In Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art you’ll find:

  • Step-by-step art instruction for applying different tattoo designs to various types of art like illustration, skateboard design, T-shirt designs, paintings and murals, and more
  • An artists’ gallery full of tattoo design examples from 10 different tattoo artists

A word from the author:

“My goal with this book is to help you to better understand the art of tattoo and how to apply the principles of tattoo design to creating your own unique tattoo art, and enjoy doing so.” —Fip Buchanan

About the author:

Fip Buchanan has been a tattoo artist for thirty-two years, including management and ownership of tattoo studios from New York to California. Fip also does illustrations, skateboard designs, T-shirt designs, acrylic paintings and murals. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and his work has been exhibited in galleries as well as published in the books Forever Yes and Southern California Tattoo Road Trip, and the magazines Tattoo, Skin and Ink, Prick Tattoo and San Diego’s 944.


What You’ll Need
1: The Consultation
2: From Sketch to Tattoo
3: Tattoo Style Art
4: Artists’ Gallery
About the Author

SKU GROUP-U2634-U2639
Author/Speaker/Editor Fip Buchanan
ISBN 13 9781440328879
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Insightful Review by Brittany

This book takes you beyond the everyday idea of what tattooing is all about and gives you a look into the reality of the inking world. Fip does a good job of walking readers through every stage of tattooing: from the initial meeting with the client, to design brainstorming, design composition and layout, then finally the actual ink being applied. I learned so much more about tattoos than I ever anticipated by reading this book and was enlightened to discover just how many venues tattoo artists have at their disposal.

(Posted on 2/28/2014)

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