TestimonialsOctober 20, 2021 2021-10-22 5:39
The course lay out was great. Looking at light source, simplifying shapes, blocking in, and figuring out the shadows. Using soft and hard edge, mid ground and background. Bringing in more art examples, things that I had forgotten from art school back into my tattooing. Each week the assignments got a little harder, taking all the things we learn and now applying to our tattoos. I saw a major change in my tattooing during the weeks and was super happy. I could see a major difference. Never stop learning.
This course has really changed me as an artist, it's changed the way I look for references, it's changed my approach to tattoos, it's changed my mindset to tattooing. My wife still brings up the course a lot, actually, every time I do a tattoo that she likes, she praises this course. I couldn't thank you guys enough for allowing me a chance to take it. I appreciate what y'all do for tattooing.
The reason I joined this course is because I found myself stuck in my mind after two years of a tattoo apprenticeship. I thought I could draw but actually I do lack of a solid foundation and logical understanding about the way I drew. After joining the course, starting from a basic concept - shapes/ values/ shadows/ edges that really helped me to rebuild the core structure of a drawing. This is important for me to realise what kind of mistakes that I used to make. Furthermore, I think this course is very well-planned, from a foundation concept to the creative thinking process which is all we need to know as an apprentice or young tattooist, the sooner the better. I know it is a long way to keep going and become a good skilful artist, however really appreciate what Jake trying to combine his knowledge from different fields and share it with the new generation artists. Last but not least, I learnt not only the skills but also the true attitude from the fireside team. I wish every success to the Fireside Tattoo Network in the coming future. You guys rock! Respect!
The course was great and I would definitely recommend it to any tattoo artist looking to progress in the techniques of light, shadow and perspective. Each week we were given assignments and had the freedom to schedule our own time to finish them-- a huge plus with a busy schedule. The course progressed naturally and by the end looking back at my assignment from week one, I can definitely say my drawing technique improved. Not only that, but it pushed me to draw even more outside of the assignments on my own work. If you want to push yourself and enjoy having the structure of a class to challenge the drawing side of your craft, take this course !!!
Nick Baxter Workshop:
I have always loved Nick’s methodical approach to things. This is a very easy to understand walkthrough for not only oil painting but also how to set yourself up to study more efficiently in all avenues of visual art. I definitely recommend this!