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Blackwork Tattoo Design

A course by Sophie Mo , Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Artist. London, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2020

Learn how to illustrate a custom monochrome tattoo using analog and digital techniques

  • Best seller
  • 98% positive reviews (517)
  • 19965 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to illustrate a custom monochrome tattoo using analog and digital techniques

A course by Sophie Mo

Make your work memorable and showcase your unique style using the design techniques of illustrator and tattoo artist Sophie Mo. The London-based designer specializes in blackwork tattoo design, creating unique work that has received the attention of brands like Airbnb, BBC 6 Music, Squarespace, Microsoft, REVLON, and more.

In this course, learn how to create your own blackwork tattoo design by combining a variety of analog and digital techniques. Developing good design skills is essential for any prospective tattoo artist. With Sophie, discover the methods for achieving clean lines, high contrast, and a singular aesthetic that gets both attention and clients.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 14 downloads

Influences
3 minutes, 16 seconds
My Tattoo Technique
6 minutes, 23 seconds
Materials and Tips
9 minutes, 31 seconds
Searching for Inspiration
13 minutes, 15 seconds
Sketching
18 minutes, 59 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (517)
  • 19965 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 42m)
  • 14 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Learn how to create a blackwork tattoo design with different analog and digital techniques. Sophie will be showing how to design a portrait, an animal drawing, and a botanical illustration.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for anyone interested in tattooing and illustration, especially for those who want to start designing their own tattoos.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed to take this course, but some basic technical drawing skills are an advantage.

For the materials, you need some pencils, erasers, fineliners, printer paper, tracing paper, and a ruler. A computer with Adobe Photoshop installed is needed for final corrections and resizing.


Reviews

19965 Students
517 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Sophie Mo

A course by Sophie Mo

Teacher Plus
Tattoo Artist

Sophie Mo is a London-based illustrator, designer, and tattoo artist. She specializes in blackwork tattoo design, taking inspiration from the worlds of cinematography, music, Japanese culture, and botanical-style Victorian illustration.

She is a tattoo artist at Parliament Tattoo in Finsbury Park, London. Her custom designs have been privately and commercially commissioned by brands like Airbnb, Microsoft, Squarespace, BBC 6 Music, Major League Baseball, Andaz London/Hyatt, Bulleit Whiskey, REVLON, and more. In 2020, she won a D&AD wood pencil for best illustration across all magazines and newspapers.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do on the Course
  • U2

    Getting Ready and the Research Process

    • My Tattoo Technique
    • Materials and Tips
    • Searching for Inspiration
  • U3

    Production

    • Sketching
    • Defining the Visuals of the Project 1
    • Defining the Visuals of the Project 2
    • Defining our Final Draw - Tracing 1
    • Defining our Final Draw - Tracing 2
    • Defining our Final Draw - Tracing 3
    • Defining our Final Draw - Tracing 4
  • U4

    Finalising Your Project

    • Scanning and Working with Photoshop
    • Final Tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Blackwork Tattoo Design

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Blackwork Tattoo Design. Illustration course by Sophie Mo Best seller

Blackwork Tattoo Design

A course by Sophie Mo
Tattoo Artist. London, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (517)
  • 19965 students