• "Drawing Women for Tattoo" seminar in NYC!

    I am very pleased to formally announce that I am holding a third seminar on the design and rendering of the female face and form for tattooists, this time in NYC!

    This seminar will be a limited-enrollment event, held at the brand new Manhattan location of King’s Avenue Tattoo (188 Bowery, floor 2, at the corner of Spring street). This class will be Sunday, the 15th of May, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

    This three-hour-plus class will consist of a verbal presentation/lecture, live sketching, a slideshow, and a question and answer session. Each attendee will also receive a limited-edition instructional sketchbook, signed and numbered, exclusive to this convention.

    Basically, I am outlining a simple system I developed over the years for generating solid, dynamic, female-subject designs quickly and efficiently with a minimum of reference. I will endeavor to provide as much useful information as possible from my sixteen years behind the needle that would be helpful both to novice and experienced tattooists, and will answer as many questions as time allows.

    The topics covered will include:

      .Dynamic/emblematic figure arrangement and posing

      .Achieving mood and drama with facial and physical expression

      .Specific body parts and proportions (eyes, hands, breasts, legs, etc.)

      .Facial angles and proportions

      .Full-body angles and proportions

      .Use of models and reference material

      .Short-cuts, cheating, and ‘frankensteining’

      .Use of symmetry, asymmetry, and ‘para-symmetry’

      .Rendering hair and coiffure

      .Costume, drapery, and ornament

      .Use of shading and skintone

      .Effect of scale on rendering

      .Evolving your own personal style

      .Interaction of foreground image with background or ‘garnishing’

      .Concealing and constructively using mistakes and errors

      .Keeping the balance between detail and clarity

      .Ensuring a sense of life and spirit in the design

    Enrollment begins right now!

    The seating is limited to 60 people, and enrollment will be handled on a first-come, first serve basis. The cost is $200 per person. To reserve a seat at this event, there are two options:

      .Paypal $200 US to nolovelost007@hotmail.com. Please make sure to include your contact information. Your Paypal payment confirmation will be your receipt and ticket to the event, so please save and print it to bring with you.

      .Send a money order for $200 US, made out to Christopher Askew, to the following address:

                            Sekretcity International

                            360 Castro St. #6

                            San Francisco, CA



                    Please make sure to include your contact information.

                    If you use this method, I cannot hold your enrollment until I

                    receive the check. Upon receipt, I will send an email

                    confirmation that will serve as your receipt and ticket to the event,

                    so please save and print it to bring with you.

    if you have any questions, please email me at: sekretcity@hotmail.com

    I am really looking forward to meeting all of you and chatting about one of my favorite subjects! Thank you.



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