I’ve been posting a lot of tattoos in progress and their respective step by step photos in this blog. But, I though would be interesting to have some step by step of some tattoo drawings as well.
Often people do ask me how long it takes to finish up a drawing.
Actually that’s even more tough than answering how long it takes to finish a tattoo.
As I do (not so meticulously) count the time taken for tattoos, I never minded with the drawings.
Plus, I only can draw in between appointments or when I do finish my day at the shop.
So, I do take drawings more as a exercise and training rather than turning ’em to “art piece” so to speak.
Doing bit’s here and there I can feel more confident with themes that come up often (and not) to the request pallet.
This time I attempted a dragon design, as I’m getting few calls for this popular tattoo. And I re-visited one more time this theme in hopes of finding a new trick or a forgotten one.
The size is an a A3 paper (297X420 mm/ 11.7X16.5 in)
Please take a look on the photos bellow and enjoy!
japanese dragon tattoo drawing1
Above: First night, lines
写真上:初日の夜、アウトライン

japanese dragon tattoo drawing2
Above left: Second day morning. Right: Second day, night
上左:二日目、朝。右:二日目、夜
japanese dragon tattoo drawing3
Above left: 3rd day morning. Right: 3rd day night, finished
上左:三日目、朝。右:三日目の夜に仕上がり
japanese dragon tattoo drawing4
Above: complete drawing
Next time I will count the time consumed as well, if I don’t forget it!
上:仕上がった下絵

このブログでは大きなタトゥーが仕上がって行く様子をアップしているけど、タトゥー下絵に関してはまだやってないなと気づき、今回登場させました。
お客さんにも絵を描くのにどの位時間がかかるのかとよく聞かれる。
正直タトゥーに関しては時間の事は直接値段やお客さんの予算などに合うか等関係あるんで、計っています。
下絵は僕にとってあくまでも練習なんでそんなに細かくカウントはしていません。

時間が出来た時、予約の合間、仕事が終わってから等、不規則に描くためです。
今回は龍を描いてみました、サイズはA3です。次回は忘れずに(笑)時間も計ってまた違う下絵をアップしたいと思いますんでお楽しみに!