Book 'Midnight Creatures'
€ 78.40 - price with VAT included (EU countries only)
Hard cover book - 160 pages
This book contains a collection of drawings, studies and fine art paintings I have done in the last couple of years, all related to tattoo subjects. As a tattooer it’s been a passion for me to draw in my free time, and it’s really interesting to see the development of my own capabilities. In this book you can notice that some of my older work has more of a neotraditional feel, with realistic subject matter. I’ve been painting this way for about a decade, and only in the last couple of years I’ve started to do more monochrome and contrasting images, with more defined subjects and with a traditional look. Before that it was all about colours for me. I still have some colour work in this book. But in the recent time period, I’ve been exploring new techniques of how to create a contrasting image using only black ink. Most of the drawings have been done with the purpose of being in this book.The subject matter is mainly based on folk art of different cultures, for example, Latvian mythology or Eastern folk tales. There’s also some religious imagery and a lot of different animals and flowers. Most of the subject matter is pretty dark, whether it’s the look of it or the meaning behind it. A lot of the subject positions and compositions are based on vintage illustrations.This book also contains relevant commentary with thoughts, inspirations, subject descriptions and meanings and so on. But keep in mind that many descriptions of subjects are very simplified and do not cover the whole story. I encourage you to do your own research to find out more. A lot of the drawings have been done as tattoos. Please respect the artwork and use it only as a reference to create your own designs.At the end of the book I have also added a painting tutorial with descriptions of things and techniques I use for my paintings.
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