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Advanced Color Blending

Tattoo Techniques with Carl Grace

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In this DVD, Carl Grace goes from basic to advanced techniques for how to use color in a tattoo. With over four hours of detailed footage and discussion, Carl explains his step-by-step process of applying color to the skin. He introduces warms and cools, different tones and values of color, and how to layer and blend to create a nice, clean piece, as well as how to create focus in your composition. Machine and needle set-up and stencil application are also discussed. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking for new ways to incorporate color, or a beginner wanting to challenge yourself with color layering and blending techniques, this DVD is the perfect tool to help you learn the correct methods to achieve a painterly, full-color tattoo. Instructor for this title: Carl Grace

  • Machine and needle set-up
  • Full color palette set-up
  • Layering and blending
  • Full start to finish tattoo procedure
  1. Creating the Stencil
  2. Tool Prep
  3. Palette Prep
  4. Applying the Stencil
  5. Starting the Tattoo
  6. Detailing the First Petal
  7. Continuing the Petals
  8. Finishing the Flower
  9. Outline and Highlights
  10. Beginning the Face
  11. Detailing the Facial Features
  12. Adding Contrast and Highlights
  • Product Code: CGR02
  • ISBN: 1-59762-784-4
  • UPC: 805366017804
  • Duration: 219 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-Video, Digital Download, Online Training Subscription

DVD-Video Information:

  • NTSC
  • All Regions
  • Widescreen

Digital Download Requirements:

Minimum Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista®
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.2


  • QuickTime Movie Player (Version 7.0 or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher)

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Carl Grace

Tattoo artist

Carl Grace has been tattooing for eleven years, establishing himself as an accomplished up-and-coming tattoo artist. After bringing his talent as a charcoal artist and illustrator to his works on skin, Carl developed a notable style of dark black-and-gray realism. Carl's most recent forays into color have won him numerous awards at tattoo conventions and brought him recognition from various magazines.