So many of you have already seen the new coverup tutorial, which was added to the Reinventing curriculum earlier this summer. Part 8, which used to bve the book's conclusion, has been changed to Part 9, and the new Part 8 is all about coverups, including five new chapters:
8.1) Coverup Tattooing: Facts, Myths and Misunderstandings
8.2) Coverup Examples, Large and Small
8.3) Almost Too Good To Be True: Laser Tattoo Removal
8.4) Scar Coverups: A Next-Level Challenge
8.5) Incorporating Coverup Tattooing Into Your Career
The section includes an almost 2 hour video tutorial, Coverup: A Fresh Look, which you can find embedded near the end of Chapter 8.1.
This new section has been a long time in the making and I believe is much needeed as part of the Reinventing The Tattoo educational package. I personally have a great deal of experience on the subject, both as an artist and a collector, and am happy to share what I've learned so far. In the near future I plan to incorporate a few guest chapters and examples so you can see coverups in a wider range of styles and approches than I am personally capable of.
On a different note, we have added several critique examples in Section 2, in chapters 2.2, 2.3 and 2.6. These are critiques that I did of of other artists' work, using Photoshop to demonstrate what I am talking about, in a way that can help readers to understand the subjects at hand- specifically, Positive/Negative Relationships, Contrast, and Lines/Edges. If you've already read these chapters, take a moment to look back through them with the new added material, which I believe makes the points a bit clearer. Additional critique examples will be added over coming months.
Next, I'm working on editing a chapter by guest artist Phil Garcia, so stay tuned for that!