I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.
So you’re taking a sexy model, covering her with really over the top stereotypical native iconography with no rhyme or reason as to why, just to stress the fact that This Woman Is Supposed To Look Native, like “okay Wolf, tomahawk, war bonnet, face paint, check check check check”, it’s making a racist costume out of stereotypical iconography and applying it in a way that makes a pretty darn fetishistic image in the end.
This kind of subject matter is a prevalent enough issue in the American tattoo community that it’s not hard to find very patient, thorough explanations of why this kind of tattoo has a lot of baggage attached to it that people need to consider before they ask an artist to draw one up for them. It’s a very similar issue to the ever popular “Gypsy” Women tattoos a lot of shops offer as flash and many old school artists have the unfortunate habit of insisting are an important staple of the style, despite the obvious problems with attaching a derogatory slur to a caricatured stereotype and insisting it’s an important icon to perpetuate.
dropped JFA during that trial. Somewhere between evidence-hunting and Max being an asshole I stopped caring.
I loved Max Galactica, he was one of my favourite characters in the series. Something about imagining some Southern Good ol’ Boy deciding that he wants to coif his hair into a fluorescent pink pompadour-mullet and throw doves at people.
hey, why is your fanart of him is removed from deviantart?)
I just put most of my DA gallery into storage besides things that I was paid to draw and things that still make me laugh because I’m barely on DA at all anymore.
I haven’t watched it. I wonder if it’s because they cannot conceive of sexy men or if they cannot conceive women in those jobs? Either way, booo for them.
They’re supposed to use body paint to draw clothes on ladies wearing nothing but thongs and nipple pasties because that’s what Spike TV is concerned with putting in a tattoo competition. But the artists are griping it’s too hard to paint themes like “football player” and “magician” on naked women and make them look like a sexy pinup.
It’s like, dude, you have an attractive naked model with clothes literally painted on, that’s 90% of the battle right there for you.
That doesn’t seem like enough time (the small challenges and finalist) to do anything decent.
Doesn’t a good tattoo take time? and it’s it better to take your time instead of rushing?
Uh… Eight hours and 20-40 hours are both totally reasonable amounts of time to do a quality tattoo. Like, this was a thirty hour tattoo;
This was a two hour tattoo;
If someone had eight hours to put into something that size, they could be precise and careful as hell with it.
how long are they given because something of this magnitude seems like it’s not something you do in a single sitting
I think the smaller challenges they get eight hours and the finalists get something between 20-40 for their big finale one? They’re also… you know… allowed to make these as large or small as they want so if they get over-ambitious and make some huge half-assed mural because they didn’t have time to do something that size properly that’s on them
Ink master is shit-awful and they’d had perhaps 3 good tattooists on it total.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an artist I would give money to on Ink Master, a lot of the people they get either have serious flaws in their drawing ability or technical proficiency with the actual act of tattooing, like crooked lines, overworked skin, poor colour saturation, that kind of thing. I think the only person on any of these shows I’ve been legitimately impressed by was Theresa Sharpe on Best Ink.
I try not to bad mouth other art folks but it’s so frustrating that these shows take these artists who produce very disappointing work and sell them as “the best in the industry”, because the general populace watching these shows who aren’t terribly educated on the subject get the idea that’s what constitutes “the best” tattoo art and either go out and get really awful work done on themselves because they have a totally skewed perception of what constitutes a good tattoo, or if they’re already critical of tattoo art and culture it validates their ideas that tattoos are not “art” and all inevitably look like trashy flash.
Like, the judges on the show positively lauded this piece specifically for it’s great anatomy and shading;
and it’s just like HRGHDFGHSHAGJHGFJ HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A HUMAN BODY? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN LIGHT HIT A HUMAN BODY? This piece takes up this guy’s ENTIRE BACK. This artist received practically zero criticism for this and won the challenge! This is what Spike is telling people quality tattoo art looks like!
In a different season, a finalist decided for her Master Canvas she wanted to do this kind of alarmingly racist pinup of sexy naked native woman in a headdress and no one stopped her to say “hey… that’s… not a good thing to do…”. Her first client walked out and never came back after she finished doing the wolf because he was so uncomfortable with the piece and wasn’t allowed to ask her to come up with something else so they had to find her a new dude willing to wear her vision on his back forever.
Oh my god Spike TV what is wrong with youuuuu