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Botanical Tattoo with Pointillism

A course by Polilla Tattoo
Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
, Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer

Learn how to tattoo flowers and plants using the pointillism technique to create volume, details, and shapes

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (191)
  • 6428 students
Botanical Tattoo with Pointillism

Learn how to tattoo flowers and plants using the pointillism technique to create volume, details, and shapes


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (191)
  • 6428 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 17 Lessons (2h 47m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French
  • Unlimited access forever

Delicate strokes, expressive contours, realistic light and shadows, and detailed pointillism are just some of the traits that define the graphic style of Chilean tattoo artist Polilla Tattoo. Recognized and awarded in the field, she has collaborated with major brands like RedBull, Marley Coffee, Caterpillar, and others.

In this course, learn the techniques for creating botanical tattoos with pointillism. Polilla teaches you the basics of human body anatomy and guides you through the development of a tattoo design, from its application to her favorite tricks for achieving unique effects with shadows, textures, and volume.

If you are just starting out in the world of tattoos, you can complement your learning with Polilla’s first Tattoo course on Domestika: Tattoo for beginners .

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The body as a canvas
  • U3
    U3. Botanical composition
  • U4
    U4. Starting to tattoo
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Get to know Polilla, who will tell you about the path she has taken into the world of pointillism and botanical tattooing. In addition, she shows you the tattoo artists who have influenced her most and explains the project that you will develop throughout this course.

Next, begin to explore your canvas: the human body. Understand why muscle and skin tone are important factors to consider when designing your tattoo and learn the relationship between the body and the size of a tattoo.

In the third unit, enter the world of botanical elements. Learn the characteristics of different flowers and plants that will serve as a foundation for you as you add volume, light, and contrast to your drawing. Then, learn to clean, digitize, and print your final design, using Adobe Photoshop to adapt it to your stencil.

Let's start tattooing! Before starting, Polilla shows you the many technical considerations to guarantee proper hygiene and safety in your workplace. She also teaches you to transfer your drawing to the skin with the stencil. Learn how to create shadows, add volume, and apply a unique texture to the tattoo with the techniques of outlining and pointillism.

Finally, Polilla gives you some advice on how to keep your client's tattoo protected and cared for so it remains in perfect shape.

Finally, Polilla will give you some advice on how to keep your client's tattoo protected and cared for.

What is this course's project?

Make a botanical tattoo using the pointillism technique and apply it to the body of a client.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For beginner tattoo artists who already have some previous experience tattooing on skin or professionals who want to learn the pointillism technique.

What you need

You will need some basic knowledge of tattooing and the materials required to make a black tattoo, such as: machine, power supply, clipcord, cups, black ink, needles of different sizes, pipette, an absorbent towel, Vaseline, plastic wrap, and some soap and water.

To create your tattoo you will need a graphics tablet or pencil and greaseproof paper. You should also have a transfer or special tracing paper used for tattoos.


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6428 Students
191 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Polilla Tattoo

A course by Polilla Tattoo

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Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer

Florencia Landaeta, also known as Polilla Tattoo, combines her professional training as a designer with her passion for the art of tattooing, using pointillism and fine lines to bring unique tattoos to life.

Co-founder of Estudio El Bosque in Santiago (Chile), Polilla’s graphic style is full of floral motifs, leading her to work with major brands like Caterpillar, Marley Coffee, and Levi's, as well as tattoo studios across the United States.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    The body as a canvas

    • The body, skin and its characteristics
    • Anatomy of the body and movement
    • Materials 1
    • Materials 2
  • U3

    Botanical composition

    • Botanical elements for design
    • Layout composition
    • Stencil Preparation
  • U4

    Starting to tattoo

    • Preparation and hygiene
    • Transfer to the skin
    • Border
    • Pointillism: shading and volumes
    • Pointillism: textures and hatching
    • Pointillism: textures and hatching (Part 2)
    • Final care and considerations
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Botanical Tattoo with Pointillism

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Botanical Tattoo with Pointillism

A course by Polilla Tattoo
Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
  • 98% Positive reviews (191)
  • 6428 students