To begin we explain why & for what reasons they designs were chosen.
Then we show how then stencils were made and how to apply them. After
the back is measured and marked, Gary applies the stencils and begins
tattooing the outlines of the Oni mask, the tiger and the waterfall &
the koi fish & warrior scenes. Every needle is explained throughout this
entire session and all sessions on this DVD. Every color used and why.
Every technique and how master that technique.
In session two we sketch on the
background with a sharpie for you to get a general idea of how to
accomplish this feat with any back piece tattoo. Gary then bloodlines
and explains in detail every step of creating the background and why.
In this session we show the techniques of
shading used for the entire background. We show and explain in detail
how to create the same stunning effects, several different ways.
Creating a master back piece with traditional shading and colors is a
must to know!
The coloring begins! We
start with the "Oni Mask", otherwise known as the "Devil Mask" which
originates from ancient traditional Japanese mythology. Master shading
and coloring techniques shown. These secrets are revealed with precise
and clear cinematography and explanations.
About the Oni Mask:
The Oni is the demon
of Japanese folklore. It takes on many other names, sometimes referred
to as a devil. Unlike most western cultures, the Oni is not necessarily
seen as an evil being. It is said to be of a dual nature, meaning it's
powers can be good or evil, depending on if it likes the subject it
attaches itself too. Oni are credited with with bringing good health,
safety, peace and avoiding disaster. A typical Oni mask has horns,
bulging eyes, a sinister looking smile and sharp teeth. Sometimes, it is
shown in a form that looks more like a skull. This represents a very
black and white image of transition. A representation that good is
leaning toward evil, or that evil is trying to become good. Often, Oni
masks will have hair. If one could break away from the traditional
impression that the demon is an instrument of evil, it would make the
Oni a more widely accepted good luck symbol.
The tiger & the waterfall
scene. How to create a life like traditional style tiger and moving
waterfall! How to properly blend, shade and apply the colors mentioned
in the video. Illusion and skin tones effects are your best friend in
the segment. The tiger can represent competition.
In session six we show &
tell the techniques used for the "Midori Koi" koi fish and warrior
scene. We begin by throwing color into the koi tail and show the
techniques that will be used in and for that piece. When all is said and
done and the master back piece is finished. Gary then goes back to
explain how and why certain things were done in this back piece tattoo
and goes over a few things he would have like to have done so that you
may use those secrets and suggestions as well. This is hands down the
best advanced tattooing video in the International School of Body Art's
tattoo instructional series.
Gary was paid by an actual client $2800 usd for
this tattoo. You are about to learn the secrets and techniques to do
this yourself! Step by Step!
Running Time: 6hrs 11
Minutes 7 Seconds
6 Sessions / Video Segments
Based on 25 original hrs & 8
sessions of tattooing over a 3 month period!