TAT What do you guys think of this artist?

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  1. Aspirin

    Aspirin OT Supporter

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    I've got a consultation with him Friday for my first tattoo:noes: His work looks awesome to me, but I dont know shit so I'd appreciate your input.

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  2. Aspirin

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    eh. not trying to be mean or anything. I think he is lacking in his detailed work. They look very cheesy, like the man with the axe, or the goblins. Facial expressions are not his strong point.

    He does seem to have some talent though.
     
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    You should go to Jesse Smith in Richmond. :noes:

    Amazing at producing work that seems to contain mulitple light sources and has the most vibrant work. Seems like it would go well with a science theme.

    www.jessesmithtattoos.com
     
  5. Aspirin

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    I had never seen this guy's work, and he is really talented. I emailed him, but i think my chances of him wanting to do it are pretty slim based on:

    10) ARE THERE ANY TATTOO STYLES THAT YOU WON'T DO?
    I try to stay away from Japanese themed tattoos, tribal, black and grey, traditional type tattoos and anything that requires any sort of reference. There are already a ton of artists out there who are awesome at these styles. Seek them out. You'll get a much better piece from them then you will from me.


    But we will see :x:
     
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    Yeah, he probably means he doesn't want to do pieces that require him to replicate an image. He obviously has a great imagination and is talented at what he does so if you gave him a great idea, I'm sure he'd come up with something kickass.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Aspirin

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    his autoreply:

    I would first like to thank each an every one of you for your continued support and interest in my work. I really do appreciate it.

    Unfortunately, I have come to the realization that I will not be able to answer every email that makes it into my inbox. With that said please take the time to read my FAQ
    (http://www.jessesmithtattoos.com/facemaster.cfm?task=contactartist&thisartistindex=295&generate=1)
    I read every email I receive and will attempt to answer the ones that aren't already answered in my FAQ.

    Once again, thank you all,


    I'll keep you guys posted :bowdown:
     
  8. diaper eater

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    i disagree. the goblins look damn good, and the man with the axe fits the piece. the entire piece is simple with rough lines. cant put a portrait in that shit
     
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    and that peacock is tits
     
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    I disagree. Remember tattoos age and if he were to add great detail to something minor in the tattoo its gonna end up looking shitty. This way the tattoo can age gracefully.
     
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    His work isn't terrible and has some good things about it.
     
  12. Aspirin

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    I had my consult with Jesse today. He was really enthusiastic about the piece, and I feel like he is gonna be able to artistically express what I'm going for. Made an appointment to get the line work done all in 1 day (1030-5) :noes: after we decide on a design
     
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    :bowdown:

    Sounds like it's going to be a big piece!
     
  14. Aspirin

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    Yeah, he said probably 20+ hours.

    :rofl: I wouldn't have it any other way for my first tattoo. I just cant do anything a little bit. I just hope I'm man enough to take the pain :o
     
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    It's not that bad. Just remember to relax, breathe, and focus on something besides the tattoo. At least that's what works best for me.
     
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    I wish my studio would mount a TV on the ceiling. Only so many times you can count the tiles.
     
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    the studio I USED to go to had a nice big plasma. And then every fucking time I got a piece done, my assfuck artist would turn my back to it and sit and watch it himself. shit would take extra 30-45 minutes cause he would space out watching tv or quoting movie lines

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Yeah one artist I use has a small TV with a built-in DVD player and watched that Team America puppet movie. Pretty sure they should concentrate on their work and let me watch.
     
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    first tattoo session was the best for me, I was so amped up I didn't feel anything.. now each session is so br00tal.
     
  20. Aspirin

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    In the waiting room now:noes:
     
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    This isn't that bad
     
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    Post pics ASAP!!!
     
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    Some observations:

    Sat for 4.5 hours, that was plenty...I was ready to fucking bounce. The lines werent nearly as painful as the shading.

    Dude was really thankful for $100 tip on $600 worth of work.

    Now I feel completely drained, I need a fucking nap.

    What do y'all think?
     
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    Looks good!! :bigthumb: A lot of people say shading is easier than lining... I think it all fucking hurts. :rofl:
     

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