The Fundamentals of Character Design

Seminar by Frank La Natra: TBA

We spend so much time focusing on the technical aspects of tattooing that we tend to neglect the fundamentals of drawing. This is the foundation that all great art is built upon and will translate into your tattooing. We tend to forget about our basic shapes and perspective which can sometimes leave our drawings looking odd or a bit off.

This course will take you back to those roots and help you to understand how to draw from the ground up. All great characters start from an understanding of complex shapes at their most rudimentary form.

This seminar will focus on:

Using basic shapes in 3 dimensional space
Sketching and gesture drawing
Characterizing animals from reference
Head studies including facial features, expressions and defining characteristics
Lines of action and motion
Strong Silhouettes
Giving life to your creations

We will be drawing in this course so please bring:
Digital or Traditional drawing materials
Animal references
Your imagination

Attendees will receive a soft cover companion book based on the seminar.

Cost: $200
Course Length: 4 hours

To Register, email me at [email protected]

Initial Body Piercing Certification: TBA. Cost $100.

Brought to you by Jenny Cronkhite R.N. & Crea, Expert Piercer

Jenny Cronkhite is a registered nurse and is currently teaching nursing at the State College of Florida. Jenny holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing and has been teaching since 1979 in various schools in Manatee County.

Crea is the owner of Z-Edge Tattoo & Body Piercing and Mod Life Supplies in Sarasota, FL and an expert Body Piercer for over 18 years. Crea currently holds 2 degrees from the State College of Florida, Bachelors’ Degree in Environmental Science and a Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and Management..

After taking the same piercing class over and over for the past 9 years, Crea realized that Florida Piercers deserved a better, more informative class that actually teaches you something new and is brought to you by industry professionals not just random doctors charging outrageous prices and giving you the wrong information.

Together, Jenny and Crea bring you a Piercing certification class that is educational, informative, interactive and the best part – affordable.

Come take our class at various Tattoo Conventions around Florida or get a min. of 6 people together to book a class at your location or ours

This class is for new and current body piercers. This class meets the requirements of Florida Statute 64E-19 for the initial and annual body piercing training requirements.

This will be an intensive hands on class that will introduce the Florida state laws to new and current body piercers. We will go over proper sterile field set-up, cross contamination prevention procedures, bio-medical waste handling and storage, how to properly put on sterile gloves, proper hand washing techniques, infection control and a number of other issues affecting the body piercing industry as it pertains to Florida State law. Students will be given a certificate of completion at the end of the class.

For more information contact [email protected]

Edward Best | Realistic Interpretation & Presentation | TBA

Time: TBA
Cost: $100 per person
Location: Hotel Indigo 234 3rd Ave North

To sign up or for questions send an email at: [email protected]

*Please note if you are not an artist, standard admission will be required separate of the seminar cost*

This Seminar will consist of a 3 hour Tutorial & Demonstration of Techniques on how to Approach Realism through your own visualization of your custom art.
The seminar will cover Techniques, Presentation, Color Theory, Machine Set-up, Preparation, Photography Incorporation & Skill Building for the Future.

POCH Biography:

Poch excels in color, black & grey, pinup, and portraits. However, realism is the art form that Poch genuinely loves and incorporates in all of his pieces. His talent truly shines when he is allowed to tattoo without any constraints, transforming a basic idea into a realistic masterpiece.

Dedicating his life to his artwork, Poch has cemented his name in the industry as one of the frontrunners in realism as he constantly tests new approaches to advance his skills.

Poch’s primary inspirations are his drive to make it in the tattoo industry and to create a name for himself. Many artists that have committed themselves to the industry and constantly push art to the next level gives Poch a sense of determination and inspiration that far exceeds the norm.

Tattooing is more than a profession for Poch; every image that he creates is an extension of him. His devotion, permanently etched into the pieces he creates, resounds through every line. With his skills, dedication, and focus Poch will continue to strive for more and accept nothing but the best while he leaves the world wondering what stroke of genius he will achieve next.

Featured Sponsors

Bryan Sanchez M. | Color Theory: Creating Your Own Color Palette | TBA

You don’t need to have 100’s of ink colors to have a rich color palette! By using color theory and knowing how to translate that to your tattoo art, you will have a rich color palette with natural transitions using fewer bottle colors.

This is how the Bryan Sanchez M. Watercolor Ink set is designed – mixing colors with each other and complementing your regular color palette. Even with a thinner consistency, your colors will still be vibrant and smooth, without the need to thin the ink!

This seminar will give you some insight on how to mix colors to create your own dynamic color palette.

Scar Metamorphosis
by Lita Edwards
from Metamorphosis Ink, Dunedin Fl.
@Artist Lita
[email protected]

2 hour course
$50 per person


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