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Been hammering away in front of premire editing Off the Map LIVE and doing some work on the upcoming DVDs by Bob Tyrrell and Ian McKown. Last Sunday we had a great webcast, here is the first clip with the amaing Carlos Torres! In this video Carlos Torres skypes in to Off the Map LIVE from Southern California. He talks about his upcoming travels to Singapore, the difficulties balancing painting and tattooing, how Europe is incredibly inspiring to artwork, Shawn Barber, how he attracts great custom tattoo clients, and some beginner tips for oil painting.
I've been staying up late nights every other Sunday to webcast Off the Map Live and Guy Aitchison and Michele Wortman's Hypercast. Check out this great blog about the last Hypercast!
From the Ink & Dagger blog:
Ink&Dagger‘s Russ Abbott was thrilled to be a guest on Michele Wortman and Guy Aitchison’s Hypercast hosted on TattoonowTV.com. In an exclusive, double length interview (two hours!) the team covered a broad range of topics from illustrative techniques, contrast and color use, to connections with clients and how to be authentic within your art.
“When I started my apprenticeship in the late 90′s, Guy Aitchison’s work was some of the first to capture my imagination. He was and continues to be a huge inspiration to myself and countless other tattooers.” Abbott said about the opportunity.
The mutual respect and real talk made the Hypercast a pretty cool moment in time. The tone of the interview was intimate and reverential, the conversation between the seasoned and passionate tattoo artists with different artistic objectives covered a broad range of subjects in a detailed manner. Ink&Dagger tattooer Kelly Doty and Best Ink champion Teresa Sharpe sat in on the last half of the interview and the group critiqued audience submitted tattoos as well as each other’s work.
“All in all,” said Abbott. “It was a great experience, and I’m really excited about the discussion and the ideas that we got to share!”
Hypercast streams live every other Sunday at 11pm at TattooNowTv and invites some of the brightest minds and hands in tattooing to discuss and share in an extraordinary air of open conversation. It is preceded by TattooNow interviews, and is followed with TattooNow‘s “Tattoo of the Day” and news. If you missed the live Hypercast streaming, no worries, here it is on Guy & Michele’s YouTube channel TattooTelevision.
Pretty excited to have the one and only Damon Conklin this weekend and half of next week at Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton! Damon is a real inspiration and anyone in New England should make sure they come out and get tattooed by him and/or pick up a piece of original art. Damon Conklin took a break from hosting the Seattle Tattoo Convention to beam into TattooNOW HQ! He talks about tattooing and painting, his seminar, and created many laughs, of course. In the full episode they cover the stress of running conventions for over a decade, traveling to South America and Germany, and much more.
If you enjoyed, here is the full episode:
Full TattooNOWtv episode with skype interviews with some of the worlds best tattooers.
First up is Markus Lenhard from outside Berlin Germany. He talks about how to put large scale tattoo clients at ease, what types of art and reference inspires him, how he learned to tattoo, and people of walmart among other things. Damon Conklin took a break from hosting the Seattle Tattoo Convention to beam in! He talks about the stress of running conventions for over a decade, traveling to South America and Germany, tattooing and painting, his seminar, and created many laughs, of course. Lastly, Adrian Dominic joined the conversation from Los Angeles. He chatted about his last art show in NYC, his biomechanical seminar, science fiction movies, the digital age and how it influences tattooing, and the laugh meter stayed pegged!
Damon will be teaching his seminar/webinar Monday November 11th.
Hear whats up strait from Damon - "I intend to convey the lessons and experience of doing 500 oil paintings in 5 years while tattooing full time. Talk about how my style refined and changed and even how it effected my tattoo technique. Additionally I want to address what I call intentional conditioning. By controlling our input we can control our output both our creative out put and our motivation level can be pushed and controlled this way. Dig that.... haha
Why a tattooer should paint.
How the 2 mediums will effect each other
some potential changes in style and technique
controlling your influence to steer the art of your future and even your motivation level. Bring
pen pencil note paper bring questions or Ill dig them out of you either way,we're good.
5 years video games,18 years tattooing 15 flash sets 12 years Seattle tattoo expo sold about 150 paintings I've been booked solid for tattoos for over 14 years and i'm always improving sometimes I'm even funny
may every day be a holiday and every meal a feast stop in on us in person or on myspace at supergeniustattoo home base for the seattletattooexpo.
- Cheers, Damon
You can find me at the following tattoo conventions slinging websites, gathering and retreat tickets, and enjoying tasty beverages.
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