Results tagged “ornamental”
Back in January, I posted the trailer to a film that features the life and work Chaim Machlev -- world renowned for his ornamental dot and line work, and sacred geometry. I'm happy to report that the entire documentary short "Dots to Lines - Chaim Maclev" can now be viewed online here (and is embedded below).
Filmmakers Nikita Luennemann & Lukas Muganga capture the personal and professional of Chaim's life, from the artist's "conventional" lifestyle in Tel-Aviv to his buzzing studio in Berlin. There are great shots of clients, close-ups of him working and creating his distinct tattoo pieces -- but most interesting is hearing Chaim speak of the whole process of how he came to be where his is now. I highly recommend it.
See more of Chiam's work on his site, Facebook, and Instagram.
I'm super stoked to announce that Black Tattoo Art II, the second incarnation of my very first book, Black Tattoo Art, will be released September 15, 2013, and will have its convention debut at the London Tattoo Convention, September 27-29, 2013. So, to give y'all a taste of what I'm been working on the past year and a half, I'll be doing spotlights on some of the artists featured in the book.
Today's feature is on the fabulous Amanda Ruby of The Jewel in the Lotus, her private studio in Folkestone, Kent, UK. Amanda has an unique style in combining realism with pattern work to a beautiful effect. It has earned her accolades including "Best Female UK Artist 2012" and various profiles in international magazines.
What I particularly love is how her florid, ornamental approach has the power of blackwork without needing big bold swaths of ink. She incorporates intricate detail and dotwork, but constructed in a way that's built to last.
Amanda works by appointment only. She recently opened up her diary for January - March 2014, and appointments book up quickly, but fine art tattoos are worth waiting for.
Check more of Amanda's work on Facebook.
One of the most sought-after artists for blackword ornamental and sacred geometry tattoos is Thomas Hooper of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn. [In fact, he's currently not booking new clients.] Thomas is also a prolific painter and has worked on numerous design projects.
Thomas recently discussed tattoos, fine art and fatherhood with the designers at 3sixteen for their Singularities project, in which they highlight creative people in various industries.
You can read the full Singularities interview here, but I'll give you a taste:
Tell us about your first tattoo apprenticeship. What's something you learned that still rings true for you today?Check more work from Thomas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.