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Old 16-01-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default Steve Moore - Journey to Full Back

Well, I'm about to head over to Steve Moore's shop for my first session on my full back piece.

He's doing most of the outline on the upper half of the piece and some shading. Sounds like we are doing 4 hours. I'll admit I'm a bit nervous for the back and for such a large piece, but I feel like once I see the actual drawing, I won't be able to contain my excitement haha.

Wish me luck, people.
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Old 16-01-2016, 06:57 PM   #2
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Awesome, look forward to seeing what he does!
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Old 16-01-2016, 08:15 PM   #3
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Old 17-01-2016, 06:55 PM   #4
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So we finished up the outline yesterday for my Monkey King. I have about 48 hours of tattooing under my belt so far and this outline session was only 3 hours, but the most uncomfortable and painful 3 hours yet! I've read a lot on full backs and apparently they can be quite sharp, but I had a hard time in quite a few spots. For example, often I can keep my breathing and just flow through the pain, but this session had me clenching my jaw, face and just suffering. Steven started chatting with me and it really helped distract me.

Steve Moore is absolutely a professional. He researched tons for this piece. He looked at photographs of monkeys, martial artists, and other reference pictures. He mentioned that he debated about how to put the orientation of the Monkey King's foot and used a martial artist's monkey style to duplicate it. I think it looks amazing and the details on it just blew me away. I love how Steve put our collaboration ideas together.

After three hours of outlining

Got my next session in February. Dreading it a bit, but also very excited haha

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Old 17-01-2016, 06:59 PM   #5
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Oh Dayum!!! Dude this is gonna be so epic! That's also a ton of work for only 3 hrs!
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Holy moly hairy mother of bejebus, that is going to be one hell of a back piece.
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This will be fantastic!
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Old 17-01-2016, 08:07 PM   #9
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I am very much looking forward to seeing this progress. The sketch he did is gorgeous, and your description of the work he put in is really interesting; you've obviously put a lot of thought into this yourself and I can see you're going to end up with the stunning backpiece you deserve.
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Old 17-01-2016, 08:25 PM   #10
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Looks great dude. Love Steve's work. Great choice.

For me the back sucked too. I have over 200 hrs of work and the back is the only thing that's bothered me so far. 7-8 hour sessions elsewhere, no problem. Whatever areas others say suck were fine for me. Just did my palm last week and it was nothing. But for my back we kept it at 3-4 hr sessions for comfort reasons (plus he is local so why not). But it should get better for you (hopefully) since the outline is way worse than shading/color.
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