"Get Real with Mike DeVries: Animal Style"
I am happy to present my new two-disk DVD that really outdoes my previous instructional DVD. This one features: higher all-around quality, more camera angles, better music, and essentially real-time editing. The informative instruction covers topics such as: Photoshop techniques to apply to tattooing, placement, stenciling, set-up, machines, needles, my palette and ink choices, color mixing; and most importantly, up-to-date tattooing techniques that encompass what I do best.
In this DVD I explain each step as I am executing it, rather than providing voice- overs done at a later time. In my opinion, it is much more effective to explain things as I go, as I'm in the right frame of mind tattooing that specific piece, which makes it pertinent to that given piece of instruction. This time around I decided to use coil machines, which are a bit more timeless. I also thought more viewers might prefer seeing me use coils, even though I am currently using rotary tattoo machines. Regardless of which machine I use though, I consistently tattoo the same way.
I chose to tattoo a full-color gorilla for this DVD, from start to finish, explaining new ideas and tricks throughout the process. Animals, portraits, and realism go hand-in-hand and you can apply many things I talk about in this DVD to what you already know. I hope that in the end you can personally create something new with fresh, imaginative ideas and take your tattooing skills to new levels.
I am very excited about releasing this and hope you enjoy it and gain some new insight. This DVD is not meant to teach someone how to tattoo... It is meant to boost your already-existing skills and give you some new components to consider the next time you approach a realistic tattoo.
Total running time: Disk 1: 3hours 38 minutes; Disk 2: 3 hours 13 minutes.
Get Digital with Mike DeVries and Jamie Parker: Adobe* Photoshop* Techniques For Tattoo Artists of All Levels.
Get Digital with Mike DeVries and Jamie Parker is a two-disc instructional DVD full of tips, tricks, and techniques to help tattoo artists to utilize Adobe* Photoshop* and learn how its tools can enhance creativity and imagination. Beginning with familiarization of most of the tools used in Adobe* Photoshop* CS3*, the DVD explains what most tools are ideal for, covering shortcuts, saving options, and file organization.
Subjects such as: the importance of the dodge and burn tools, loading new brushes and fonts, colorization of black and grey photos, adding light sources to photos for striking enhancements , and changing backgrounds are explained. The instuction also delves into more advanced techniques,such as adding color to a pencil sketch and "zombifying" images; as well as guidance on how to make business cards, fliers, and banners. This excellent DVD set will help tattooists in an abundance of ways, making preparation for their creative projects more innovative and original than ever before.
*Though newer versions are available, Mike and Jamie prefer Photoshop* CS3 and have chosen to utilize it for instructional purposes.
Disc 1: Beginner & Intermediate....2 Hours.......Includes HD Digital Copy in Quicktime Format
Disc 2: Advanced...2 Hours........Includes HD Digital Copy in Quicktime Format
We don't cover every tool in Photoshop*, we just go over what we think is important for tattoo artists!