ROLLING DICE TO MAKE ART – Fun With Story Cubes

ROLLING DICE TO MAKE ART – Fun With Story Cubes


What the heck are we creating with this time? Let me show you. So as you guys have heard 100 times my goal and art is to make children’s books and as I shift my focus and start to work more towards that I thought it would be really fun to create a video where I warm up my brain and kind of exercise writing or just being silly having fun with it. So that is why I’ve picked up these.
These are writing prompt dice. But instead of numbers they have images that prompt you to write something related to the image. They’re just really silly and cute and now I’m really excited to start creating something and writing some little short stories or some poems and drawing an illustration with them. So with that let’s roll… Get it. Let’s… let’s like… start. Like dice roll… I’m sorry.
(No she isn’t.) But first thank you to the sponsor of this video Skillshare. As I pursue my dream of both writing and illustrating books I’ve realized I need creative help and skill share is just that. Whether you want to try a creative hobby, pursue a career, or learn a new skill, this is the perfect place. Reading books is great and all for inspiration but I found this really amazing class on Skillshare by Daniel older. It’s called ‘Storytelling 101: Character, Conflict, Context and Craft.’ and I was super into it. He has a very energetic way of teaching and I found myself writing over a page of notes on how to write better. He was mesmerizing and I learned a lot. Skill share is super affordable at less than $10 a month. You could not only master a new skill but also support a passion creator like ourselves. Sign up for a two month free trial by following the link in the description. Thanks so much to skill share! You guys are probably bored of hearing me talk but really quick I wanted to show you what supplies I’m going to be using for these stories. Like I mentioned, I have these story cubes which are writing prompt die. And as you can see instead of numbers they have cute little pictures on them. I just love them. I think they’re so cute. We have a score, which is a sportsy sort of die set. We have prehistoria, which is dinosaurs and stuff like that. And we have clues which is like mystery and detective and murderer-y stuff. So for our stories, I’m going to be combining all of these dice together and see what we can come up with. I am super excited to try these. I mean they are just dice. You roll them. That’s all there is to it. But I think they’re gonna be fun. And to illustrate our stories I found this really cool moleskin notebook. This is called the ‘Two-go notebook” and it says “For both of me”, which is a very strange subtitle, but I had to get the sap green because you guys know I love Sap Green. So you open up the book and it’s really cool. This is what I was drawn to with this book. It’s got a blank page on one side so that you can- I mean you can do whatever you want with it, but I’m going to draw a picture on one side and the other side has ruled pages so I can write our story. So I thought that was perfect and super cool for this project. So I’m excited about that. And to illustrate and write our stories I’m going to be using friction pens. These are so colorful and when I saw them I had to get them. I was actually sent this black one over a year ago by Holly brown. She is a fellow art youtuber. And I thought the idea of an erasable pen was really interesting and useful for this sort of project. As you can see it looks just like a regular pen, but at the top it’s got this plastic eraser that erases the pen by using friction and not so much whatever technology regular erasers use… by falling apart and… You know, I don’t know how erasers work. Anyways, this is what we’re going to be using. Okay. What do you guys say we get to rolling some dice and creating some stories? So for each story, I’m going to roll each die set and see what lands into the circle. We’ve got our red die. All right. We’ve got a trophy. For our purple die… It looks like we’ve got, ooh, a blood splatter. And for our green… the closest to the circle is a flying pterodactyl. Alright, let’s just jump right into it. I already have a little bit of an idea so I’m actually super excited. We have got to start over. I swiped my hand and it’s smeared the ink before it was dry. Okay, let’s get into it. I’m feeling… I’m feeling better. I just need to remember to have fun and don’t worry about perfection. We’re just here to create fun little drawings. Because we’ve got so many dinosaur themed dice I have an idea right away of what I wanted to draw. So we have our trophy in our dinosaur and we have a splatter that I’m pretty sure was supposed to be blood but, being me, I’m not going to make that blood. I’m going to make that another sort of splatter. But hey. If you want to leave a guess as to what sort of splatter I’m going to draw you can leave a comment and then I will reveal the story to you. That might be fun. You can’t see it. Oh my gosh, it’s so light and bright. Oh my gosh. Any guesses as to what I am about to draw in this trophy? Here we go. If you guessed bird poop, you are correct! Now I know the flying dinosaur isn’t a bird and it’s poop probably didn’t look like bird poop. But uh, it is what it is. Maybe I should draw some clouds. I don’t know how drawing clouds will make it more clear that the dinosaur is far away and not super tiny… Okay, let’s stop adding detail before I regret it. Okay. We need to make up our little poem or short story about our lady. So let’s brainstorm really quick. You guys this is going to be so stupid. Okay. Are you ready for our poem? Okay mm-hmm. Suggesting that that P stands for both pterodactyl and Poo. “The P and pterodactyl is silent but the crowd for Sue was loud
the beasts flew by
and in the blink of an eye a gasp was heard from the crowd.” I said I was going to write short stories. Is this technically a short story? I don’t know, but it’s silly and fun. So I’m excited to see what we create next. Next story. For our second story we’ve got… Closest to the circle is a whistle. Closest to the circle is an exploding volcano. And… Ooh. That is… What is that? We’ve got a happy person and an angry person…? Oh, is that like…. Maybe for… What is it? Kickball? When you’re choosing people and one person is going to be last you don’t be the last person? Is that what that is? No, wait, this isn’t a sports one. This is the mystery one. So this is a lineup of people who might be in trouble like with the police. Anyway, these are our three dice for this story. So… Because these are prompts I’m not going to follow these exactly to a tee. I’m not going to follow that the fact that they are in a lineup. I’m just going to follow that we have two people in the story. How does that sound? Great? Good! And I was thinking maybe there were two people in an argument and the way they settled this back in my day, this time… whatever era this is. They… made people stand at the top of the volcano and the last person standing Aka the last person that isn’t dead Gets to win the argument. Okay, and there are two people that are going to be standing at the volcano, but the thing is is that they died a long time ago. So… Oh, that is quite a neck. Oh my goodness gracious. Have I ever seen a skeleton before? Maybe not. Maybe not. What if there was a dinosaur… that was the referee?
Because who else is going to be able to get to the top of that volcano without burning and dying? I think as I use this pen it eventually starts to flow a lot better and the head of this dinosaur is way darker than the neck. Don’t make fun of him. It’s a skin condition. How dare you! Maybe adding some blue spots here and there will distract from the different color head. Oh no. Okay, let’s come up with a goofy story for these two. Okay. This one is really silly and there’s not a whole lot since that’s made but that’s fine. We are writing fiction. We’re just being silly. “What’s 6 times 2?
Ned and Fred had an argument. They couldn’t stop the shouting. Fred hit Ned stone and caused a dent. So they went to the elder to solve it.
The only solution was a waiting game On top the volcano’s peak. Whoever was the last one standing Wouldn’t be 6 feet deep.” So the joke here is that they both died on top of the volcano because they didn’t have good solutions back in the day. Alright. Next story. And our next story… Closest to the circle is… oh man. I am NOT a sports person. What is that just a team versus team? It’s like two people versus two people. I don’t know what’s happening. And for our green dice… Ooh. A fossil. And for purple… OOoooh. We’ve got poison. That’ll be fun. So these are our three dice for this story. I mean this could be a pizza with people’s heads as pepperoni if we wanted to stretch the truth. Okay. For this one, to be honest, I don’t have an idea but feel like drawing something. Sometimes you just have to wing it. So that’s exactly I’m doing. I’m just gonna wing it. Okay. So I don’t- I don’t know what it is about little objects like bottles, but I feel like that little poisonous bottle on the dice was just so cute and I just really want to draw some poison. Okay, we have a spilled bottle of stuff but where to go from there… So I know that this is a fossil. It’s supposed to represent not a snail, but I’m taking inspiration from the swirly shell and I’m drawing a snail. Oh no. But where does the team situation come from? Hmm. Uh oh. There’s obviously some rivalry. I guess it could be rivalry not in the sense that there’s teams we could do something else. Maybe this snail is… Are snails enemies with anything? I don’t even know. I seem to have backed myself into a creative corner here. But that’s the most fun thing about art is that you’re solving a puzzle and trying to figure out what might work. So let’s just keep thinking. This room has a strict Team, no snails. There you go. You guys we tied it in. All of the chemicals inside are very… They’re very salty. So we have a picture of salt and now the snail is going to die. Oh, this is creepy. It’s like a human with a snail head. They are against all snails and they created this salty… concoction. Lured in the snail. And now the snail is dying. Oh my gosh. I just realized I’m using the wrong pen.
[Inhale] I had this on the side of my desk and I just picked it up and started using it and now I can’t erase it. Uh-oh. Hope I didn’t want to erase anything because I was using a non erasable pen. Oh my gosh. So this is a simple and silly one. So, let’s see what sort of Poem-y short story we’re gonna come up with. Okay. Are you ready to hear the story of Doug the slug? “Everyone thought Doug was sad his eyes were always red. The reason why he’d cried so much will keep you up in bed. Doug was such a hateful man. His tears were made with purpose. Collecting them into a jar their saltiness was murderous.” Woohoohooo. Doug kills snails. What a butt hole. Okay, next story. Okay rolling for our fourth story… We’ve caught a goalie. Ohh. A cave man. Oh A safe. Okay. That’s what we a minute. So we’ve got our- That’s not a goalie. That’s a referee. Wow. I am NOT a sports person. We’ve got our referee, our caveman, and a safe. All right. All right, so I’m probably going to stretch the… prompt on this one just a little bit. Instead of using safe as in the picture shows like a safe with money I’m going to use safe as in safe as in you’re out. So I’m going to have some biggest ball set up over here. So because we are dealing with a lot of prehistoric dice and sports I thought it would be silly if we have a dinosaur that is so big he is able to stretch across all of the base and so we’ll have a referee who maybe isn’t so happy with the dinosaur cheating. Oh my gosh. This guy’s arm is so long. It looks like an alien. Oh my gosh. Look, I never claimed to be good at drawing things straight away with pen and I’ve always been the kind of artist that just needs a little bit of sketching time to make their art look good. So… This is what we get. I don’t know why I drew this so close to the bottom of… Wow. Because where else is the rest of this illustration going to go? Let’s see… You know what I need to stop doing? I need to stop drawing full background illustrations and just focusing on a silly character design and talking about the character. I’m going to add some color because this one just I’m so sad and plain. I’ve never been that great at ink drawings when it comes to fasting drawings because my style is just so simple. I feel like it leaves the doodle looking very inadequate and kind of sad. I completely forgot that one of the prompts was like a caveman with a spear. So I just put a spear being held by someone back there. Oh jeez. He’s like,
“I’m here to kill the dinosaur if you want me to!” I… spelled dinosaur with a ‘B’. Binosaur. Thankfully we are using erasable pens. Oh my goodness. “Unwritten rule.
Who brought the dinosaur on field. He’s cheating again! What’s the deal? Get him out.
We’ll become his meal!
The cave kids argued. This is unreal.
And when they were not looking the dinosaur took the steal.” ‘Cause get it? He’s… he’s stealing third base… Or… I- I don’t know base ball. Rolling for our fifth story. We’ve got… What is that? I think that’s a person sweating. Like their face… maybe…? Next for our green dice we’ve got… waves… with a Sun? Is that dinosaur? I’m confused. Are tho- Is it like a desert? Maybe that’s a desert. You know what? Artist’s interpretation. We’ve got files! Okay, next up. We’ve got our waves or I’m going to call it a sandy sort of… what’s it called? A desert. It’s a desert. So that’s what I’m going with. Alright this caveman is… What kind of hair do caveman have? Let’s just give him really sad balding spiky hair. Cute except not. So I really don’t have a story. I’m just kind of winging this drawing and I don’t… I don’t know what’s happening. I’m just winging it. Sometimes you just have to wing it! So we’re winging it. Okay, so we’ve got our caveman… He’s holding a shovel. Wow, that is a spiky shovel. Well, you know shovel technology has really developed over the years. Also his butt’s sticking out his clothes ’cause his clothes aren’t big enough. What!? That’s crazy. It’s his fellow… employee, Bob. He hates, Bob. So he buried Bob in the desert. for some reason. Maybe we will find out in the poem, who knows. Our files are also buried but they’re not naked. So our dice has a sun and we also need to make sure we have our our sand dunes in the background… or waves. Who-Who am I to say what this is.
They could be on an island and there’s oceans in the background. Many- Many oceans. I’m giving them red cheeks and a red head because it’s really hot outside and they’re getting sunburned and Bob’s boss is bald. So now the top of his head is getting sunburned. It’s making him more angry. All right. I’m calling this one “The New Guy.” It’s kind of got a in anti-joke feel to it. Let’s read it. “Bob messed up. His boss was furious.
He expected to be fired.
But now he was curious. Where were they going? He couldn’t be serious.
He dug his own grave. Goodbye, Bob Poor Bob, maybe he will learn to do better… Well, I was gonna say his next job, but he’s dead now. All right. Let’s go to our next story. All right, rolling for our sixth and final story. Oh no! So off-camera, we’ve got someone tripping somebody, A bug, and finally we’ve got… a calculator…? So we’ve got someone tripping somebody, a bug, and a Calculator? No, or is it like a code like the code to a safe? Maybe that’s it. Like a PIN number. Maybe it’s a PIN number like like a credit card. You know what it could be anything I want it to be. Let’s see what we create. Okay, I don’t even know where to begin with this one. We have a bug someone tripping and a PIN number. What is even… what is even happening here? Okay, let’s just see if we can’t. Let’s just see if we can’t. All right start off with an ear. A very large ear. Okay, we’ve got someone upset. I think they are going to be tripping, obviously. Okay, so their arms are going forward because they want to catch themselves. You know what? This is actually the first one where we don’t have to make a cave man or a dinosaur. So, let’s see if we can’t… do that. I’m changing this pin number situation to be a calculator because… You can’t tell me what to do. I am going to go ahead and change the pin number prompt to actually be a calculator just because… because I want to. Okay, so to tie in our dragonfly I need to add some flowers and to be honest, the dragonfly isn’t really gonna make too much of an appearance, I don’t think. Okay. So the gist of this illustration is I don’t know what the heck is going on. e have a girl who’s carrying a calculator, who is tripping over a vine, and… there are… dragonflies flying around her? What’s happening? Who knows? Maybe our little story can help. I simply call this one “Distracted.” “Claire loved mathematics, but she hated ticks numbers addition arithmetic gross a bug. Getaway! Distracted by her calculator.
Wait, what was that flutter? How did she get here? Better look where you’re-” Get it? Because she loves math and she can’t get her eyes away from the calculator. So she just kind of wanders around and then ends up in a forest and and then she trips. It’s a goof. All right, so that is it for our silly goofy warm-up illustrations and poems. I hope you guys enjoy these silly dice doodles. I think these are really good just to get the juices flowing and practice short stories and just thinking like a writer instead of just an illustrator. Sometimes you just have to make bad art and have fun with it. All right guys, thank you so much for watching. Don’t forget if you want to get your two-month free school share trial, click the link in the description. Thanks for watching and Stay Golden. Bye! [Music]

‘Geometric Tattoos’ The Art of Ink (Season 2) Digital Exclusive | Paramount Network

‘Geometric Tattoos’ The Art of Ink (Season 2) Digital Exclusive | Paramount Network


– [Dillon] It’s
the most profound possible form of art to portray, and that’s why we do find it
throughout all of history. – [Laura] It’s a good way to
say something that means a lot with a very simplistic design. – [Kirk] This is our
architecture of all
living organisms, and it’s so powerful
because of the meaning of just that one dot, that
one triangle, that one square. – [Dillon] You’re
building something so big with the same fundamental
building blocks, and that balance, it creates
a striking, iconic image. – I grew up in France. I used to study mathematics
when I was in high school, so a lot of geometry
classes and equations. And I’ve always been
fascinated by it. When I started
working after school, I was working for big companies, and I was not really
happy about it. I started to be interested
about tattooing. I met my husband when
he was bartending, which is a place where
people have tattoos. So he would tell them,
“Oh, try my wife wife. “She designs tattoos.” And it grew very quickly. – I was always drawing. That’s definitely the
main thing that I felt I could possibly succeed at. What originally inspired
me in geometric tattooing was I kept asking people, “Oh, I want to get this
flower of life tattoo.” And they’re like, yeah,
no I’m not doing that. That’s way too hard. So then, I thought,
maybe I should do this. So that was definitely
one of my first thoughts that got me into
geometric tattooing. – I loved drawing, I loved art, and I tried to be
the best I could be. I wanted to learn more, I
was studying consistently. So I started getting
into geometry, growing up, noticing
the universe, like that we live here, there’s
planets, there’s an Earth. I went on this real deep quest trying to attain more knowledge. So I started studying
all different religions, spirituality, and I
got really drawn to mandalas when I started
seeing them in Buddhism and all that kind of stuff. So that really
resonated with me. – What’s interesting
about geometry is that you can
find it anywhere. The ratio of your hands, the proportions of each
digit of your finger, it’s all at a perfect
geometric ratio. It’s a golden ratio. And it’s found in every single living organism on the planet. It’s a very universal style. It literally is found
in every single culture throughout every
single time period. The entire Pyramids
of Giza are built to perfect sacred
geometric ratios. – In ancient times,
they definitely used
a lot of geometry to tell stories, mostly because
it’s a universal language. You don’t need to
write words down. It’s just universal
shapes that depict images, and everyone knows exactly
what you’re talking about. – In the ancient Greece,
they were painting vases and portraits. You can see geometric shapes
that are based on nature. It’s very visual. You don’t even need to
have someone tell you this is a tree or
this is a human. You can recognize it right away. It’s beautiful to feel
like we can communicate through geometry. – Some of the most common shapes found in geometric tattooing
are the Platonic solids. They’re five different shapes originally described by Plato. You have the octahedron,
the dodecahedron, the icosahedron, a
tetrahedron, and a cube. And they’re just supposed to
be the five building blocks of reality. And they all represent
different aspects, water, fire, ether,
air, and Earth. You can find them as other
common geometric symbols, like the Metatron’s cube. That’s a very prominent figure. We have the flower of life. Flower of life is probably the
most common geometry symbol that’s used in a tattoo. – To me, mandalas is
clean, things like Buddhism and this type of religion, and mandalas are made
from symmetrical shapes that are repeated in a circle. When you think about it, it’s
just a small circle shape with like a little
flower inside, that if you would just do that
shape in one part of the body you would not really
notice it that much. And then you keep
repeating it over and over, and it becomes organic. – Mandala is just the
Sanskrit word for circle, which is one of the most
fundamental geometric shapes that exists, it’s the
essence of all of them. – To create a really
well-done geometric tattoo, you need excellent line
work, a steady hand. You have to be real
attention to detail, make sure that you’re going
into skin not too deep and not deep enough. There’s so much
involved with it. But just one mistake in a line will ruin the entire piece. So when I’m tattooing,
I like to use a multitude of
different line weights. I think it gives it
without shading it, it already starts
giving it depth. – With the geometric
aspect, what I like is that I can very easily switch
it to be more feminine or to be more masculine. I have men asking
me for a full sleeve where its thicker lines are more density in the
geometric aspects, when girls have the tendency
to want something more light with a lot more air
between the lines. So it can be many
different things. And that’s what makes
it very interesting. – We’re definitely starting
to see a heightened popularity of the
style of tattooing. Dillon’s been doing geometric
tattoos for a long time, and it really started
to spark in popularity. Once he tattooed Kat Von D, did a large geometric
piece on her, it got posted all
over the Internet, and all these people were like,
what the hell is that thing? And they’re like,
oh sacred geometry. And it’s like, what
the **** is sacred geometry? And it just sparked
everyone’s interest, and it really became
mainstream at that point. – One of the misconceptions
on geometric tattooing is that it’s a trend. That’s something I
find kind of humorous due to the fact that it’s
the core essence of all life and non-living objects and
artifacts in the known universe. – I feel like
geometric art has been only growing bigger and
bigger with the years. Also because the
techniques of tattooing have improved a lot. We have a lot of choice
of tattoo machines and tattoo needles and inks that are more adapted
for this type of work. And I just feel like people
are more open to it now, that tattooing is being
a lot more accepted. And I just wish to keep
making people happy and love what I do. – I think that geometric
tattooing speaks
to me so strongly due to the overwhelming
feelings I get from its origin and its
potential future applications. I like that geometry
is really timeless in the fact that it
can appear ancient. At the same time, it’s feeling
very modern and contemporary. And I find there are very
few styles that are capable of achieving that
to such magnitude as geometric tattooing has. And I really like
that we can bring so much depth and
substance of meaning back into people’s lives
when it comes to tattooing.

What If We Weren’t Tattoo Artists?’ ✒️ Downtime Q&A w/ Ryan Ashley & DJ Tambe | Grudge Match

What If We Weren’t Tattoo Artists?’ ✒️ Downtime Q&A w/ Ryan Ashley & DJ Tambe | Grudge Match


– My room’s been the clubhouse as of late. I’ve never had the cool room before. (funky music) – We set up a tattoo shop
that I’m still waiting to use. You know Ryan’s gonna tattoo me tomorrow. – We sketched this weird thing
on a scrap piece of paper the other day. It’s gonna be a gangster alien and he’s gonna have a little
Saturn gold chain hanging. My clients get these
like beautiful stencils and DJ gets this piece of scrap paper that was meant for the garbage. (funky music) I can’t go that long without creating and it doesn’t even have to be a tattoo. You just have to create
something sometimes you know what I mean? – I get urges, it’s like oh, and then I’ll just like
draw I don’t know whatever, make something out of nothing. – And even if it’s something
completely ridiculous. You know you’re making
pancakes in the morning and you wanna make like you know, see if you can do
pancake art just for fun, like crazy shit you know. Just, it’s a lifestyle. This is what I look like according to DJ. (funky music) Definitely a resemblance. (funky music) – I love to cook. I also like to make music
so I probably lean more towards that route. – I actually had a whole nother
career before I tattooed. I worked in the fashion
industry for years. I was a designer that designed
all of the like embroidery and bead work and applique
and say like I’d go into work and they’d be like okay so
we have this jean jacket and we need this like jeweled
flower coming off the shoulder and my job was to basically
sit there with beads and hand design these cool
intricate you know patterns and motifs and stuff so I’d
definitely go back to that. I design the same shit
now it’s just you know in someone’s skin
instead of like on top of a piece of fabric. When I started tattooing
I just kind of translated that aesthetic.
(funky music) – I came into it experimental. Like I started tattooing myself, just didn’t care what the
hell I was doing on myself. And then I got, you
know I started in a shop when I was 17. Just letting my coworkers
just do shit all over me. I didn’t really care. I just wanted coverage. Even back then I just wanted coverage. But I remember all the moments of it and it doesn’t have to be a good tattoo. That’s what I like about
tattoos is like I like weird and wonky shit and I don’t really care as long as I remember the moment. (funky music) – So it goes like this right? You wanna get a tattoo and
you wanna get your first one. You don’t know what you’re looking for, you don’t know what makes a good tattoo. You don’t know who’s good and who’s not. You walk in and you get
tattooed by whoever’s available right there, then and there at the moment. You know especially teenagers. As kids you don’t wanna wait. And then you get a couple shitty ones and you realize what’s
good and what’s not good. You start opening your eyes
to the world of tattooing and you start you know becoming
a connoisseur of sorts. And then you get a good tattoo. And then the doors just open. But it sucks ’cause you’re
already littered in garbage. And when I was an apprentice
I tattooed the shit out of myself. I did so many of my own tattoos
because I wanted to know what it felt like when I tattooed. I wanted to feel like what
different techniques felt like, all that shit. How my tattoos heal on myself. And I then I let a bunch of my friends do a bunch of stupid
terrible little jammers. The point I’m at now
is my favorite tattoos are those dumb little jammers. My favorite tattoos are
those stupid little shitty memory tattoos ’cause every single one you know somebody asks you about it you relive that crazy
day, that crazy moment, that experience. The closeness you had with those people. I’m bummed that I’m
littered in garbage though, that still sucks.
(funky music) I book my appointments a month in advance. Like I only book one month at a time because I travel so much. If I book people and then
I have to reschedule them that sucks. I know what it’s like to
have a tattooer cancel on me because you’re so stoked
about the appointment and you’re so looking forward to it and getting that call that it’s canceled is a shitty feeling. So I don’t book that far
in advance ’cause I don’t wanna have to cancel people
and my life is just too crazy right now. – I book myself out at the
most probably six months. You know I don’t like to
schedule my whole life so you guys can always get in. If you have a cool idea
you’re gonna jump way ahead of the pack. So if you wanna get in
my books you just need, you know cool ideas and you know let me be a little more free.
(funky music)

Salty Artists | Grudge Match Sneak Peek

Salty Artists | Grudge Match Sneak Peek


– Oh, Ruck.
– There he is.[tense music]– Here we go. – Hopefully his canvas
doesn’t walk out now and he’s got to do
another tattoo on himself. Oh, what if that’s
their challenge? [both laughing] – I’m here to handle this,
so let’s make it happen. – Somebody got a makeover.
– Yeah. – Hey, Ruck.
– Keith, Keith, Keith. – Hey. – You here to finally settle
the score, huh? – We weren’t able to compete,
really. I didn’t know you could
tattoo yourself as one of the options. That was your choice.
My choice was to leave. – No one told you
to go upstairs. I don’t wanna be blamed for it. – He’s not gonna go up there
and get the dude. – No.
– I wouldn’t. – I thought it was over
at that point, so I grieved in some beer. – I mean, I hear a lot
of excuses right now. – I did what I had
to do to stay. – I feel like we should have
both been sent home. – I have definitely
heard enough. – We need to get this
over with. – I can’t listen to this.
– Like– – Now.
– I did what I did. You did what you did.
This is where we are. – That’s right, yeah.
– Let’s do it fair. – Swing your bat, I’m
gonna definitely swing mine. I want any–
– Challenge accepted. – Let’s make it happen. I’m gonna get the win
whichever way you want to go. – I’m ready to swing bats,
too, man. – Yeah, yeah, yeah.
– Oh, yeah. – I feel like maybe you’re
a little butt hurt because– – Yeah, a little bit, man.
Yeah. – You know, he did make
some right choices. He was down here
tattooing himself. Everybody was like–like,
“Yeah, man, “you’ve got to tattoo yourself,
man. You [bleep] love tattooing.” I’m like, yo, dude,
got two hours left. I’m not
[bleep] Harry Houdini and shit. I can’t, like, go in a box
and god damn disappear out the other [bleep] side
of that mother[bleep]. You know what I mean? So, more or less, dude, like,
it turned down to him winning the day because
he decided to tattoo. – It was a finished tattoo so
this is where we are right now. – At the end of the day,
you know, you guys are both back here
to go head-to-head. – It’s all who tattoos
better today. There’s no excuses.
– Yeah. – That’s what I like to hear. – Well, we’re not gonna
make it easy for you. – Go ahead and give it to us. – We’re giving you guys
a 90-minute face-off tattoo and we pick the subject. – Whoever wins today’s tattoo
gets to choose either the style or the subject of tomorrow’s
six-hour grudge match tattoo. – Oh, shit.
– Okay. – Get it.
– Let’s get popping. – Drive.
That’s drive right there. I mean, Keith clearly has
an issue over this damn rose that he did on him.
– Yeah. – So do you want to do a rose?
– [bleep] it. Let’s even it out.
– Okay, we got a rose. – I’ll fire the machines up
right now. – What do you think,
style-wise? – I just–I just say neo,
whatever you think of it. That was the original
challenge, I guess, that this beef started on, with a color
neo-traditional rose. – In an hour and a half.
– God damn. – Let’s settle the score
right now. – Let’s go.
– Word, let’s do this. – Yeah, guys.
– Thank you. – I hope these guys are, uh,
bringing their A-game.♪ ♪narrator: In our
second grudge,
season five’s Angel Bauta
was eliminated
even though Julia Carlson
told her canvas to kick rocks
and tattooed herself
to stay in the competition.
– Curse anybody out lately?
– It depends. The day s still young. You gonna come test me?narrator: Now Angel
wants revenge.
– Just ’cause I’m being
nice doesn’t mean I’m gonna be nice
come tattoo time, okay? – Up-up your game
and close down your mouth. – You get so grumpy so quick.♪ ♪– Both of these guys were on
my first season of “Ink Master,”
season five. Angel, he had a lot of issues
with his canvas, and he worked with him and gave
him the tattoo that he wanted. Julia is a firecracker,
just couldn’t work with her canvas, and she wasn’t willing
to budge. – All right, so,
this is what I’ve come up with, and if you don’t like it, I’m just gonna tattoo it
on myself. – Yeah, I’m not really
feeling it. – What if I create
a combination of the organics
with machinery? I’m gonna take that concept
and try to make that happen. Are you willing to compromise
a little bit? – No.
– I compromised a lot on this. – You didn’t compromise
for shit. – And I really want you
to do a great tattoo. – Good-bye.
Have a nice life. Go [bleep] yourself. I don’t wanna tattoo myself but
at this point I have no choice. – Part of the challenge
is working with your canvas. – Yes. – That’s why Angel’s so mad,
is because he went home and she stayed, and she was that horrible
to her canvas. – Yeah, Julia’s not afraid
to speak her mind, and neither is Angel.[hip-hop music]♪ ♪– What you working on? You should be, like,
practicing, no? – Well, I’m good at what I do. The way I was taken out,
I don’t think that was fair. It really hit me hard, man. It took a while just to, like,
regain that confidence, but now I’m gonna
get that chance. I played the game right.
She didn’t. I’m coming back to tell Julia,
for her to go [bleep] herself.All I’m gonna do is go in,
do what I do best,
and just come out the winner.♪ ♪[dramatic music]– Can I go on Daddy’s bike?
– Of course you can.While I was in
the competition,
everything was falling
apart at home. My husband was, at the time,
a recovering addict.Almost exactly a year
after I left
to film the season
of “Ink Master,” he died.
– He looks just like him.
– I know. – I think it’s crazy
he can ride it right now. – Mm-hmm.They love riding bikes
because their dad rode bikes.
He would be so proud.Angel was actually my friend,but I did whatever I had to do
to get one step further in the competition. Yeah, good job. Yeah, competition time.
I’m hungry. – Walking in heels.
– Man. – Oh, yeah,
she’s gonna bring it.– When is this guy
getting here?
What is this,
amateur hour? – She’s already got
the fire going.– Uh-oh, here we go.– Hey, what’s up?
– Oh, there he is. – Curse anybody out lately? – It depends.
The day’s still young. You gonna come test me? – You couldn’t even work
together with your guy. Meanwhile, I worked with mine,
I did my thing, and I was the one
that got kicked off? – Today there will be justice. – You were my friend
and I respected you, and I didn’t want you
to go home. – Yeah, but you could have
spoke up for me. You could have helped me out, but instead you just stood
there all quiet, hoping that they
wouldn’t attack you?– Nice.
– Look at him.
He’s getting heated.
Yeah, he’s getting heated. – He’s got them boxer brows,
dude. – I’m telling you. – Maybe you should’ve told your
canvas to go [bleep] himself and you would’ve stayed, ’cause you would’ve done
the challenge. This is a
$100,000 competition. – And that’s the way
you–you do it? You tell them to go
[bleep] themselves? – If it’s a competition?
Yeah. – That’s how you do it?
– [bleep] off. – Competition aside,
you have to make them happy. They have to live
with it forever. – I’m ready to see these two. both: Yeah, let’s get in there. You’ve waited half
a whole decade. That’s a long time
to hold on to a grudge. You added so much salt
to this beef, it’s turned to jerky. – Man, it’s loud in here.
– Whoo! – Boy, it’s getting hot
in here! – I’m kinda tired of hearing
this little squeaky voice. – Hanging onto a beef
for half a decade. You must be so exhausted. – Exhausted of hearing
your voice right now. – I’m exhausted of hearing that
you have a problem with me that you made up in your mind
because you were– – All right, all right.
– Enough, enough. – Come on, guys, this has been
long enough in the making. – I did not deserve
to go home that day. She did. If you can’t deal with
your client, why are you here? I worked with mine, so yeah,
it became so disappointing to be sent home that early, knowing that I
was doing it right. – You guys definitely have
some unsettled business. Let’s get into this.
– ASAP. – Let the tattoos
do the talking. – You down for that?
– Of course. – We’re gonna completely level
the playing field today. We’re gonna throw at you guys
a 90-minute face off tattoo, where the three of us get
to choose what you guys will be
tattooing today. – All right. – The winner of that face off
tattoo gets to determine the style or the subject for your six-hour
grudge match tattoo. – Oh!
That’s interesting. That’s where it
gets interesting. – That sounds perfect. – Whoever wins the grudge match
tattoo squashes everything. – Yeah, after all these years, it’s time to settle the score,
guys. What are we gonna throw
at them? – I don’t know. – This whole thing started over
a difficult canvas. – I mean–
– Yes. – If Julia felt like
her canvas was sort of this ball and chain
that was keeping her from getting to the end, why don’t we do a little
ball and chains? – Sounds like an idea.
– I’m all for it. – Any kind of chain,
any kind of ball. – Even that thing inside
the toilet when you flush it? – I mean, that is a ball
and a chain. – I agree. – You guys have 90 minutes
to do a ball and chain in any style.
– You ready to do this? – Are you?
– I was born ready. – Get to work.
Let’s go. Come on.
– Let’s get it done. – Feisty.
I’m telling you, feisty. – You nervous at all?
– Not really. – When I win are you
gonna apologize for being such a grump?
– They say silence is golden. – [giggles][tense music]– Keith, you ready?
– Oh, I’m ready. – King Ruck, you ready?
– Ready. – Let’s tattoo!
– Let’s go. – You like it right there?
– Yeah. – Okay, perfect. – Doing a neo-traditional
tattoo in 90 minutes, that’s a huge undertaking, because you still have
to have traditional foundation of solid color and bold lines. – Start with that.
Let’s go. – Now you gotta put
a spin on it and make it
artistically appealing. 90 minutes?
That’s a huge task. – Let’s get started.[rock music]♪ ♪Hey, Ruck, how’s it going
over there, man? – We rocking.
– I wanna see a tight rose. – Listen, young man.
Don’t worry about me. You got a pretty big
feat over there. – Oh, yeah.
Oh, don’t worry.– I’m not a fast tattooer,
but I’m gonna play it smart,
and make a clean,
small tattoo. I’m gonna do this shit
real nice and [bleep] clean. No craziness.♪ ♪Keith’s doing
a big-ass tattoo.
Keith, you didn’t learn
a God damn thing, man.You still making bad choices,
player.
Always would rather beat
the clock than… – Yeah.
– Race to get done, so…You lost before.
You gonna lose again.
I’m gonna keep winning.
Win, win, win. [machine buzzing]
– You liking it so far? – Yeah.
– So far so good.♪ ♪– Not so loud now, huh? It’s time to zip the lips
and just tattoo. Julia, you ready?
– Yeah. – Angel, you ready?
– Most definitely. – Your 90-minute ball and chain
tattoo starts right now.♪ ♪– That’s so pretty.♪ ♪– That looks sick. – Now, if you need a break,
you let me know, okay? – Okay. [machine buzzing] – Enjoy the ride.♪ ♪It’s really important
for me to win this. I just want to show Julia
some tough love. Don’t stab people in the back.If I get that upper hand,I already know where
to hit her.

The Art of Ink: Biomechanical

The Art of Ink: Biomechanical


(epic music) – The long sweeping
organic repeating patterns really, really appeal to me. There’s often a lot of
hosey, serpentine shapes. What people see when they
look at a biomechanical tattoo is I don’t know what that is. Then they almost immediately
go, is that a dragon. – The way it changes
the musculature, the human form. That’s intriguing. How did you do that? It’s almost like every tattoo design is creating
another world. The science behind is
it is kind of about being dark and creepy but warm and inviting at the same time. – It can look like it’s
sitting on a person’s shoulder one minute and the
next minute it might just get up and come
towards you or attack you. – I look at tattooing as
a way to enhance the body and be a part of you, breathing life into it in a way. (rock music) Before I was a tattoo
artist, I was a painter. But I found a lot
of similarities in air brushing that I
crossed over into tattooing. The shading and blending and I
was really intrigued by that. I think gravitating towards
biomechanical tattooing was a natural tendency for me. As a teenager, my three
greatest influences were Boris Fileho, Frank
Frazetta, and HR Giger. HR Giger is the father
of biomechanical. He’s a painter, dark surrealist, best know for his work
designing the alien. And I loved his work. I tried to emulate him, the
textures and the atmosphere and the depth of his
work blew me away. – I wanted to become
a tattoo artist because tattoos were
cool and punk rock. I was working as a
glorified orderly in an emergency
psychiatric unit. And a guy opened a shop kind
of on my way home from work and some friends of
mine got tattooed there. I started hanging around
there making myself useful. After awhile I
made myself useful to the point where he
had to give me a job. It was very outsider
and rebellious. It looked cool to me but when
I saw biomechanical tattoos that’s what made
me want a tattoo. – As a kid I was always
into sci-fi movies. I collected a lot
of sci-fi art books. When I started tattooing and
meeting these other tattooers that were doing this stuff, that’s what pushed me
to want to create this fantasy world on
people’s body parts. – Biomechanical is basically
anything with a mechanical man-made industrial
like feel to it. And marrying it to the organics. Imagine a machine built and
made out of muscle tissue, humanesc in a way but
absolutely not humanesc at all at the same time. – A biomechanical tattoo
has to have some form of sci-fi, some form
of robotic element, some form of an alien creature. – My work is definitely
influenced by any kind of bug or
crab or any animal without a spinal cord. You can make anything
wrap around a body because you’re creating a
pattern and making it fit. I like to see something that’s
kind of transformational with good rendering
and something that creates the illusion
of forms that are or are not there. It’s good to know a little
bit about anatomy at least so that you can create forms
that work well with the body. – Biomechanical tattoos
are mostly done large scale because you need a lot
of flow for it to work. I used to work with
a lot of greens. And that was only because green,
alien, it felt like normal. Now I use lots of reds,
burgandys, lots of muted grays, lots of muted oakers,
muted purples. You want the body to
compliment your design and you want your
design to complement that person’s body. – One of the unique things about my biomechanical
tattoos is that I use a less common pallet. I really like to use
a lot of cool grays and muted colors in general
with bright colors for accent. But browns and earth tone
green and gray and whatnot. – I generally don’t
use color in my work. I prefer black and gray
because of the longevity. It ages really well. For me if a tattoo isn’t
gonna look good in 10 years, it’s just not a tattoo. Biomechanical tattooing
while it comes from HR Giger was just so original
and dark and creepy that it spawned
generations of artists. Guy Aitchinson, an
old friend of mine, I’d say him and I
are the two main guys that really took biomechanical
into the tattoo world. We were the guys that were
really playing with the idea. Guy was taking it in
his own direction, a lot in color. I was kind of doing the same
thing in black and gray. But it’s been fun to
watch the development over the years, what was started
as me and Guy experimenting in our own ways, now there’s
biomechanical artists all over the world. – Marco Valazquez
is a friend of mine. He’s an amazing artist. I really love his art
and tattooing in general. One of the things
that we do together is collaborative tattooing where
we both work on a sleeve or a back piece or another
large scale tattoo, tattooing simultaneously. – Which makes a very
interesting and very fun. We bring both of our worlds
together and create one thing. It’s pretty crazy. – Biomechanical work tends
to be non subjective. There’s no real subject matter. It’s more about an environment. In it’s own way it’s
almost like a safe tattoo. You’re not really making
a statement of any kind. There’s no political
statements, there’s no religious statements, there’s
nothing really that you’re saying other than
check out this cool art. – I think that the
one misconception that some people would have
about biomechanical tattoos is that it’s easy. People go like, oh
I can do anything. There’s no rules. There’s no rules
if it looks good. But if it doesn’t look
good, it doesn’t look good. That makes it not easy. Client will ask me, oh well
what is this gonna be like? My answer is usually like, I don’t know I
haven’t done it yet. – Really it’s just a swirly
whirlwind in my head. I’ll get visuals ’cause
I’m a visual thinker and then I just draw and
it just comes to life. I find the less I plan,
the more creative I get. – Trying to copy
someone else’s work creates a lot of pressure. For instance somebody
wants a Dahli painting tattooed on them. When I’m doing my own stuff
I don’t feel any pressure. I feel free when
I’m doing my stuff. (epic music) People come and say,
do what you wanna do and that gives me
full freedom to come up with something that
no one’s seen before. There’s nothing
holding you back, you can create as
much as you want. – For me I guess
it’s the challenge. It’s the fleeting
moments of like I did that really good. I know when I get
tattooed, get in the shower and wash everything off
and then look in the mirror and be like, oh holy
shit I look cool. – Biomechanical is not something that you can really
put on like a decal. You need to really
make it fit the body. Building three dimensional
art on a three dimensional surface has got to be the
most difficult challenge as an artist I’ve ever faced. I think that’s why
I stay so interested because I’m still
trying to figure it out.

EPIC TEENY WEENY DRAGON CHALLENGE – Jazza’s Art Box Impersonation

EPIC TEENY WEENY DRAGON CHALLENGE – Jazza’s Art Box Impersonation


You know who he is. You guys have seen it. It’s Jazza’s Jazzy Art box. Let’s just open it and get it- Jazza what the F- Okay, I don’t know what that was, but I am told that this is the proper art box. So again, let’s just get into unboxing this really quick because like I said, we’ve seen this box a hundred times. Let’s just get into it. Alright opening it up. Oh my gosh. We have a letter. Do I need a face came for this? Is it gonna be cute? Okay. So I may have cheated but we already have a teeny- teeny weeny joke because I made the teeny weeny challenge if you don’t know. “Dear Kasey, is that teeny-weeny enough?” No Did you even try? “I’m so glad I got to meet you last year to put a face to the content.” “I love your creativity and positive attitude.” Wait. What? Is this assigned to the right person? “I hope you enjoyed this box of things.” “I love keep being awesome and I’ll see you again soon.” Sooner than you think.
VidCon’s this week. Why did I wink? Isn’t that adorable? A personalized letter from a Jazza himself? Thank you so much. That was pretty cute. I’ll admit it. But let’s get into unboxing this art supplies and also get rid of this ding ding facecam because… This isn’t what this video is about. Bye. Lil’ word about the box and everything in it. So as usual, I will put the list of supplies over here and then we’re gonna get into it. What’s this? A stretched-out bookmark? Why my favorite kind of art. Stretched out and not in the right resolution. I’m sor-
I’m sorry. And you know what? I’m actually gonna go through this rapid-fire really quick. Like I said, we’ve seen about a thousand people unbox this. So let’s get into it and making art. It’s the important part. We have the Zebra M 301 mechanical pencil
0.55 black. But I want to swatch everything, is there paper? Let me reach in here and get the paper really quick. Okay. So after the pencil we do have this Hahne mühle nostalgy…? Sketchbook portrait.
8 X 6. This is a nice looking sketchbook. Let’s open it really quick so we can start swatching things, Ooh la la, look at this. fancy sketchbook. It’s got a textured cover. It’s even got a place marker. Which to be honest, I absolutely absolutely love that. That’s so fancy. 90 pounds 80 pages. Okay, let’s move on to the tombow dual brush pen in black. Next up. We have the Uni-ball Gel impact pen
pen and white. There you go. Maybe the more you use it- It seems to be disappearing. Wow, it just Tombow just ate it up.
Yum yum. Next up we have another Tombow-
Tombow pen. It’s the fudenosuke? I believe. He says
“This is my…” Oh wait, no he doesn’t. He says
“This is like my ink pen wild card. Really useful for fine tuning …” “tasks.” Next up, I think this is the Prisma col-erase blue pencil. Which he says he likes to do his sketching in. Which I’ve actually never sketched in blue before, so I’m kind of excited for that. Mmm, it leaves a bit of ghosting, which I’m not super into but guess if you’re sketching you should do it… lightly. Yeah. That works better. Okay. Alright. Okay. Yeah, I’ll give blue sketching a try. Alright next up we have a four pack of Marabu Graphix fine liners. That’s my jam. Let’s see what these are all about. 0.2. 0.4. 0.8. Wow, a brush. 12 pack polychromos artist colored pencils by Faber-Castell. We have white, yellow, orange, red, magenta- I’m sorry. Hold on. I was reading the not English names and this super says “Ultramarine hell.” Which is light ultramarine, but I guess light in German is “hell”? That’s pretty sweet. There we go. Ultramarine hell. Love it. Phthalo blue. Emerald green. Light green. Burnt ocher. Walnut brown. And you’ll never guess. Yeah, this is black. All right, next up we have some Jazza branded markers. We have 12 Jazza addition spectrum noir Illustrator markers. Looking fancy. I am just going to do the brush nib really quick. So this is … a blender. Am I gonna swa-
I guess I’m going to swatch the blender. What a fool. They had the dr1 red, amethyst, ultramarine, grass, dandelion, pale tan apricot, amber, and some greys. we have ice grey. Oh that was ice grey one, this is ice gray four, and ice gray… nine Whoa. Oh a bonus item. X-press it blending card.
Four sheets. So it’s like a little tiny illustration paper for markers? That’s cute. Coming up to the end, we have a Faber-Castell dust free vinyl eraser. Let’s erase something. Uhhhhh…
The pencil. It’s a pencil. Goodbye it’s a pencil. Dust free- hold on. Lies but I’ll take it. And last but not least we have the Global Art supplies premium 24 piece canvas pencil case in charcoal. Can we see me? [Gasp]
It’s me! It’s a very light pencil cas- EY! Hey get out of here. So there you go. There is all of our Jazza Jazzy box. Jazzy Jazzy box art supplies. Let’s get to sketching and creating something in this… pretty sweet sketchbook and then uh, you know see what we come up with. But before we get into the art, let’s make the mask that comes inside of the box. It’s a Jazza mask
and let’s see what it looks like. [Music] I’m- I’m Jazza. I’m Jazza
[Poorly speaking in an accent] Jazza.
[Still trying.] Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Draw with Jazza.
I’m Jazza. Today we’re going to be doing the… half British half Australian accent, ‘Cause I don’t know what I’m saying.
[Horrible accents.] No, we’re going full-
We’re going- We’re going full British!
[This is horrible.] What the h- What’s an Australian accent? I’m gonna have to watch some Aunty Donna, hold up. Am I gonna commit to the bit? Alright guys, welcome welcome. Today we are going to be doing the teeny weenie challenge. I’m going to be drawing a dragon because I love- This is a British accent. What am I doing? Anyway, I’m Jazza and we’re going to be doing the teeny weeny challenge. So I’ve got my blue pencil, we’re going to be… Doing the British accent. Let’s draw a dragon. Look I’ll do Jazza when I need to do jazza. So dragons are both something I’m not used to drawing and also something that I draw in every challenge because I’m Draw with Jazza but also I’m Kasey and I don’t draw dragons. What if I gave him little footsies would that be like adorable? What if I gave him lil’ footsies. That’s a British accent. What is an Australian accent? Anyway, did I really explain what I’m doing today? So I’m going to be doing the teeny weeny challenge as Jazza. So I’m drawing a dragon as I do. Me, Jazza. So I’m drawing a dragon and then we’re gonna draw a dragon smaller and then we’re going to draw a dragon smaller and then smaller You guessed it, smaller until we’re at this size. We’re doing six dragons. One, two three four five six!
(She can count everyone. Amazing.) because as a combination of both Kasey and Jazza, I’m going to be doing a teeny-weeny challenge Jazza’s done it ten times. I’ve done it once as the founder… So I’m going to be doing it again. Here we go-
that’s a not Australian. Oh my god. Real talk. Dragons are super something that I don’t normally draw. I Attempted to draw dragon for a prompt one time and it was the most depressing thing. I was like, “let’s make it cute” and it was just like-
It was not good. So… We’re going to attempt to do more of like a dragon situation and I already think it’s pretty cute. I mean, it’s cute, but cool. [Very quiet]
That’s like a posibility. It’s a thing, right? He’s very cute, he’s gonna be cool. Oh there goes. There he got cute. Oh, no. That’s okay though, right? Oh, no, wait, he was supposed to be cool and now he’s just cute and silly. Awww. Oh God, I love him though. How could you not love this little guy? Okay, he is gonna need horns. He’s gonna need hoooorrrnnnnnssssssss.
[Bad accent again.] I don’t think that was Australia- Australian. He needs hornnnsss. Aw I think I actually- What if I love him?! I have to give him wings. Heck. Okay, let’s think about this for a second. Should I zoom in? Hold up. This is a little…
a little… There we go. Okay Alright so our dragon. Let’s continue.
We have to give him wings. We have to give him wings.
[Accent] That’s British again. Anyway, should I stop attempting this Austra- Hey that sounds a lot better than Bri- The British voice that I do.
If I maybe just slur my speech It sounds more Australian, right? Alright and just do a little bit. Alright little bit. Alright what?
(I, the CC editor, am not even going edit this line.) Ey? No, that’s Canadian. Ran outta room. I ran out of room for my- My dra-
My epic epic dra- Dragon. I don’t think I’m gonna make it a goal to make sure that I use all of the art supplies because there’s just so much art supplies. I think my head’s going to explode but… We’ll use a fair- A fair amount of the art supplies. Aww. He’s a cutie. I’m more of a one… thickness for line art type of person. I’m not really- I don’t really switch but-
I don’t really switch bah bah…
(mhmm…) Why do I even try?
(No idea.) I-
I don’t really switch back and forth between the liner sizes… I just typically stay with one size of marker. Australian accents, I don’t know what I’m doing. Also, why am I talking deeper? Cuz I’m Jazza! Obviously. Alright, I’m just gonna add some extra little details and then we’ll… color this dragonnnnnn. God help me. These lines that I use-
That I’m using for the scale details. I use these for everything. Leg Hair. Fur. Scales. You name it. If it’s a texture… It’s gonna look like this. Cactus needles. Oh, yeah.
I use it for everything. This is probably the most dragon dragon I’ve ever drawn. We have our dragon line art. Let’s… erase the sketch which I- I always use a kneaded eraser when erasing pencil around a pen because I’m scared It’s either going to smear it or remove it. But I think I’m just gonna go for it? I’m scared So far so good. I’ll check in when it’s done. Dust free my butt. Alright, so I think I’ve got all of the blue pencil erased. And… I was thinking about how to color this dragon. Do I want to make him rainbow?… To include all the colors that we were given or do I want to stick like a greens and browns… or I could do like a warmer dragon and do like Purple’s Reds orange and yellows… The possibilities… are limited to these 12 colors. I think I will actually use the markers to do the solids and then use the pencils to add like texture to the dragon. Hold on. I’m gonna think about this. Give me a second. All right. I’m back with my decision and I’ve also looked up a phrase that I should be using more. Bloody. I’ve made my bloody decision on my dragon colours. God. Okay. So what I’ve decided is I’m actually going to be using red orange and yellow and maybe some purple for shading because The green and blue. I just feel like there’s only so much you can do with that. There are a lot of blues and greens with colored pencils. So honestly that could probably be good, but I think I’m going to go with a red yellow orange dragon and actually really quick before I completely regret everything. I am going to do a quick mock-up of the dragon to do some colors. Just to make sure that I choose colors that I want. You know? Yeah, you know. Let’s do this really quick. We’re gonna draw some some quick dragons. Lovely. Lovely good dragons.
Oh my God. Each different and special in its own way. It’s okay. This is a mock-up anyway. Wow, this is a good start to this sketchbook. Oh my goodness. What just happened…. Make the base-
Ooh, Red’s gonna be so dark, but it’s a pretty cool red. Oh he’s smear-
He’s smearing. He’s-
He’s smearing. Maybe his wings will be orange and yellow or something.
I’m not sure. That’s why we’re mocking this up, you know? You know cuz I don’t know. I like red I do like the red and now I’m kind of curious with the blue dragon would look like Can I do a super teeny weeny tiny little dragon mock-up? Let’s see what happens. I think I already like the green one way more. Even I can give them yellow details and use blue for the shading. Oh, I think actually- Yeah, I think I’m going to have to go with the green dragon. Sorry warm colors. Y’all just lost Maybe next time.
Maybe next time. I’m gonna go with blue, green, and yellow in the end. I mean, there are four colored pencils. I was gonna put the cap on the back. I think the marker pen line art, has had plenty of time to dry, so… Oh gosh here we go. Here we go. Here we go.
I… Don’t use markers. Should I put a piece of paper behind-
Actually hold on. I don’t trust that this is not going to bleed so…
I’m just going to put some protection behind it. Just gonna go through and darken some areas that I know I’m going to want super dark I am going to go over them with blue any way to add shadow but I don’t know, I thought it’d be nice to just go ahead and darken them with some green anyway. Oh boy. Okay, let’s try using a blending technique to get a gradient on this wing here. I don’t know how this is gonna go but you know You never know until you try. You never know-
You never know till you try. I’m an Australian. Bloody don’t know until you bloody try. Okay, so I want to add… Texture? I was debating on shading the yellow bits with orange but I don’t think I want to so it just adds warm colors in here that I don’t want. I might just use like a light green. Let’s just jump into it. [Gasp] Oh I like that. Adds a lovely little texture. Ooohh.
I like it. Probably add some blue in there, too Who knows what I’ll do? Who knows what I’ll do mate. Mate, I’m crazy mate. You know what I found? These markers are actually very easy to create a gradient with. And as a beginner marker user, that’s definitely something I can appreciate. Like what the heck. That was so easy. Cool.
Heck yeah. Honestly, I’m kind of being anxious to move on to the teeny weeny bits. So… I don’t know I think were- I think we’re done here. I think we’re done. I’m not going to make a masterpiece. It’s a cute little dragon. Our focus here is the teeny weenie. We need to get our weeny teenier. Our weenies to big.
Let’s teeny it up. So there’s our dragon. Uhh, I actually need to add some shading… Hold on.
Hold on everybody. Hold on. We do need some shading, really quick. Yeah, let’s move on to our smaller dragon. And let’s just get smaller and smaller. I’m actually getting excited. Here we go. We’re falling apart already you guys. Let’s see. Oh gosh, drawing something that I’m not used to drawing over and over… Is probably gonna be the hardest part, honestly. So we’re also going to use instead of the 0.8 marker we’re going to use the 0.4 because we’re drawing a smaller little guy this time. Oh boy, this dragon already looks way different. This is why I can’t work in comics ’cause oh my goodness my characters would be off model every other page. Wouldn’t-
Wouldn’t be a good look Alright get this bloody coloring job done, Mate. Mate? Yeah, Mate. That’s a thing. Oh man, I love how kind of stupid this guy looks. He just-
The smaller you draw the stupider things look and I love that. Adding the shading.
The last of the shading. Oh did I shade- Didn’t even shade his back leg. At all. And then we’re gonna need to add some scale but I need to sharpen the pencil first. All right. I bloody had to rearrange my camera cuz we’re getting so small next with this little guy. We’ve got four drawings left. I don’t know why I can’t speak in a woman’s voice when I do this. I should stop doing the voice. Okay, here we go. These keep getting like worst looking. I keep drawing them like so much different looking. Wow, the more complicated the character- because I first did this challenge with hatch and it was pretty easy. Now it’s a lot harder.
Oh gosh. More complicated character. I’m-
I’m scared. The smaller ones, I’m already scared. What the heck. I know I don’t have a smaller fine liner to do… Oh gosh, the scales.
Oh no. It’s so tiny. This is when it starts to actually get challenging. How small it is. I love it. Oh man. I can’t believe I’ve never done this more than once. I mean I’m Jazza. I’ve done this at least five… Five times at least.
I love the teeny weeny challenge. They called me the teeny weeny, man. wink wink wonk That was a Jazza joke for sure. Alright, there you go. There’s our line arted little guy. Wow, it’s amazing how much longer it took to line the first one in comparison. And it’s going to take even less time’ to color it. And I’m going to use the bullet nib because it’s this point the brush nib is just way too big. The bloody nibs too big mate. Blimey! There we go. Blimey.
I should have been saying that all along. Blimey bloke. Nope. Nope. Nope bloke bloke is English. Back it up. Back it up. I guess I could put these last four on the same page. They’re so small. They barely take up any room, huh? Whoops not like I can’t draw around them later. It’s fine And there you go. There is our third dragon. We are halfway there. Let’s move on. To the smaller little guy. There’s only so much detail I can add so there’s only so much referencing I can even… Do.
If that makes sense? Like eventually he’s just gonna be a little triangle and it’s like there’s no point in referencing anything because I can’t even add detail if I wanted to so… unfortunately, the 0.2 marker is the smallest marker we have so… Yeah, that’s… as small as our line art can get. Honestly though.. I have to love him.
He’s precious. He is just so stupid looking.
Oh my gosh. Okay. I’ll try to stop saying oh my gosh, but I do love him. He’s freaking cute and tiny. And I kind of can’t get over it. There you go. Alright time to… Oh wait, I actually didn’t I didn’t put scales on this one. Let’s just go back a little bit. I need to put scales on this guy. It will only take a second because it’s so stupid small. Alright, there he is. There’s our third to smallest. Let’s just go ahead and move on to our second to smallest. You know what?
I was thinking about not sketching him, but I think I will just to get some… general shapes in there. Otherwise… Oh my gosh he is so small. [Gasp] I’m like whispering. He’s so small, I’m whispering. I actually forgot to put shading on.. the ground around this guy. So let’s just do that. My-
I was going to say “Me own box.” My own- My own art box is what is going to bring me down. Booger. Booger? Do Australians say “booger”?
(I think it’s “Bugger”) Probably not. Wow, I don’t even know if I can add like scales. I’m just gonna have to do dots. Oh my word. That’s too small. Can I even zoom in anymore? I can’t zoom in anymore. This is-
This is too much. How close can I get my phone? That’s pretty close. Hold up everybody we’re rearranging things really quick. All right, we have rearranged our cameras to accommodate. Let’s erase. Erase what little pencil we had. This is ridiculous. Oh my word. There’s only so much I can do here. Does he even have horns? I mean kind of.
I- I drew one horn… It was just suddenly so small. It was doable and then it wasn’t doable. Wow, yeah, that’s about… That’s probably gonna be it. Wow, that’s pretty bad and we still have One more to go. Okay, here we go. This is it. Look how small that is. This is my disgusting finger. It’s a butter finger. This is how small it is. I don’t have confidence that I can really do much of anything But you know what? Oh my gosh, we’re gonna try. Here we go. Oh my gosh. This pen is too big. Oh no! That’s the best I can do. But it doesn’t even look like anything. It absolutely- But I doesn’t look like a got bloody thing gosh.
(…What…?) Darn it. Put some yellow in there ’causewhy not. I mean there’s yellow somewhere.
Don’t know where. There it is. And then I’ll add some blue shading. Where?
I don’t know. Around I guess. Wow Yeah, there you go, I’m gonna call that one done. ‘Cause what else am I going to do? Let’s just zoom out. Li-
I’ll come back with a rearrange the cameras. Hold on. Alright, so here is our well, here’s our dragon swatching and colors, but here is our our big dragon. You know, it’s a full page dragon.
We’ve got some decent details in there. We’ve got our smaller dragon.
Zoom up a little bit. Our even smaller dragon.
Oh gosh. That’s a level three. Level four.
Here’s my finger Level five.
Oh my gosh. Barely any detail. My camera. Hold on. My camera doesn’t even want to try… So there’s level five.
And our final level six basically looks like nothing. And this is what it looks like on a full page Just like pretty much a dot. All right, uh Bloody thank you for watching. Thanks to Jazza for sending myself this box? No, but really thank you so much to Jazza for sending me this wonderfully curated box of all these art supplies. Markers, pencils, Liners, a blue pencil to sketch with that I was going to hold up, but I can’t seem to find it because there are just too many art supplies here. Where the heck did it go? I don’t even know. Anyways, thank you so much. Check out the Jazzy Jazza art box.
(Close enough.) I believe they’re going to restock it because it’s sold out. It’s pretty neat if you want a variety of different art supplies, like I said If you want to try it a little bit of everything, this is a really good box with some decent art supplies. So, thank you so much. Bloody hell. Thank you to everyone for putting up with my accent. I hope you enjoyed this second run of a tee- There’s the pencil! Thank you so much for watching my second round of a teeny weenie challenge of my epic dragon. I actually think he was pretty dang cute. And yeah.
That is it for this challenge.. unboxing? I guess it was a challenge. And that’s it for this challenge. Thank you so much for watching until next time. I’ll see you later. [Music]

‘Hyper-Realism Tattoos’ The Art of Ink (Season 2) Digital Exclusive | Paramount Network

‘Hyper-Realism Tattoos’ The Art of Ink (Season 2) Digital Exclusive | Paramount Network


– I don’t think
I see more detail than other people but I just think
people choose to see less, they’re going, “Yeah
there’s seven colors there, “but I’m just going
to use this one.” – For me it’s magic. When you understand the light,
the contrast, the shadow, it’s not only a mark in
the skin, it’s everything. – [Interviewee] It’s hard
to duplicate something and make it look real,
it has to be believable. – There’s
nothing that can’t be created and to keep evolving
is incredible. – When I was at art school, I couldn’t do what
I wanted to do, I wanted to just
paint cool pictures of Iron Man or Kobe Bryant. I had all these constrictions, so tattooing was like
I got to express myself through my artwork
and do cool stuff. – [Interviewee] I had a
background in graphic design. Through a friend of a friend,
who was a tattoo artist, introduced me, I went to
the shop, checked it out, thought maybe this is something that I’d be interested in doing. A lot of the work that
I do is a family member or a portrait of someone
that they know that face, so the challenge and
the pressure keeps you on your toes a little bit. – I start in the small
village in Venezuela. I started tattooing
like a handmade machine, I did tattoo on
myself on my leg, you know, it’s a longer process and now I’m here, you know,
in New York, it’s a dream. I love the photograph,
how can play with light, how can play with contrast. I always want all my piece
to look real, you know? – Well I became a
tattoo artist in 2010, it felt like I was born to do it and then when I got
the application down, I was able to do anything I
could do with a paintbrush. Whatever was on that photo, I was able to
transpose onto skin. – [Steve] Realism started
around the 1850s in France, artists like
William-Adolphe Bouguereau started a revolt
against Romanticism, which is very exaggerated and the Realism movement
was much more believable as to what kinda
would be happening in
that specific scene. – Hyper-realistic tattooing
is being able to replicate the photo to the
best of your ability and make it look like the photo. In starting the tattoo, I
always start at the bottom and work my way to the top. Old school people don’t
really believe in layering in tattooing, they’re
like “You can’t do that, “You hit it twice and you’re
gonna damage the skin,” or whatever, but that’s how
I create everything I do, like I’ll lay a base,
work texture over the top, work texture back over,
work highlights over it, but it’s just super light, so
it’s all about building it up, not getting it solid too fast. – [Yomico] In hyper-realism,
I just put on the stencil, and work like a printer,
you know, you make a building,
building, building the tattoo, the
tattoo, the tattoo. I no use a liner,
because in the reality, the liner is no exist. – I don’t beat up the skin a lot to get where I need it to be, that way I can have
more time in the skin. I can come back, play
with it a little bit. You have to hit it and then
just wait around, let it dry, and then come back, you
know, like in painting. – [Steve] I always mix
colors when I tattoo but I’ll be dipping
between parts instead of mixing beforehand ’cause it’s just
easier to mix that way. The mixing is super important. The Jordan tattoo, well that’s
probably one of my favorite Michael Jordan’s I’ve ever done. Jordan’s head was the
only time I’ve managed to kinda get real dark browns
to look super different and it was kinda when I learnt
what colors to kinda dip to make certain browns
look certain ways. The difference is awesome. – If someone brings an idea
to me and when they’re looking at it they may see
reds and blues. And then I’ll put out a
color palette and it’ll be a 70 color palette and utilizing
tones and hues and shapes that a lot of people just miss. I did this Benjamin
Franklin piece and they just saw
maybe three colors. It was a 60 color palette
and it utilized everything from rich tones to
low chromatones, to slightly grayed out blues. – [Yomico] Yeah the
colors is really important in hyper-realism tattoo
because you feel like a “wow”, you feel like it’s real. When you see black and
gray, you know, it’s tattoo. But if you see in color,
sometime the people confused, you know what I’m saying?
It’s a photo, it’s a painting. Because you can
get more real when you’re working
hyper-realism color. – [Steve] You know, if you’re
looking at a face in real life you can see certain reflections
and certain light bouncing off walls or floors, and
the light hits correct, you can see some red tones
in their chin or their neck. And it might be real subtle,
kinda gives you the freedom to exaggerate and kinda
turn the contrast up, use some more purples and
greens and other colors that the average
person might not think to put in that
specific portrait. – [Rich] It’s all refractions
of light, so as I’m looking in your eye right now, I see
refraction of light from all the lights around us
and if something is wet, it’s gonna refract
like a lot harder. So you’re gonna have
a lot more highlights, appropriate highlights. – Hyper-realism need time,
especially when you work small detail, you have to
pay attention to everything. Every single
detail is gonna help to the tattoo looks much better. – It has to take time. People
that wanna do portraits and they brag about, “Oh posted
this and did it four hours,” it’s not impressive, it’d be
more impressive if you said, “Did this in 40 hours”. The first aborigine
tattoo that I’d ever done it took 20 hours over two days. It’s probably my
most famous tattoo. – A lot of the times, you’re
doing a portrait of a loved one or someone that
might’ve passed away and that can have a
pretty significant
meaning for somebody. I’ve had clients cry when
the tattoo is over with and they go and in look
in the mirror because it brings back all
these emotions to them. It kinda makes you feel
good that you did something that positive for somebody
and helping them maybe deal with a passing, rather
than just create something that
looks pretty cool. – I feel really, really good
connection while I am tattooing because every tattoo
is gonna be better, better, better and better. In the future I think it
could be more real [laughs] you know, because every time
we are working in more details, more details, more information. – I think hyper-realism
is always evolving, I don’t know where
it’s gonna go. It’s opening up avenues that
we didn’t think was possible. I never thought it’d
be where it is today. – [Steve] Hyper-realism
has probably evolved to be one of the most popular
forms of tattooing. Everything’s just refined
so well and when they look in the mirror and they’re like, “How the f*** did you do that?” you know, they get amazed
and it’s rewarding doing it. There’s no better
form of tattooing in the world, I don’t think.