Designing images for bodies is a complex process with different rules from standard two-dimensional design. This course will explore the historical traditions of tattoo imagery and address the principles necessary to create a design that will fit and grow with a living body. The course will focus on traditional tattoo design through the creation of a pen-and-ink flash sheet as well as traditional Japanese tattoo design through painting a half sleeve. The final project will be an entire painted back piece of a theme of your choosing, using the concepts discussed in class. These concepts can also be applied to other forms of fashion and industry.
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