Flash Sheet Painting Process

Process photos of a classic tattoo flash sheet I painted recently 

blankness. Void. 

blankness. Void. 

Prior I drew up each individual piece of flash on regular copy paper and roughly resized them each with the copy machine as needed. Then I taped each design into place to make a composition that looked good to me on the back of the watercolor paper. Using the light box I can clearly see all the designs through the thick watercolor paper. 

Prior I drew up each individual piece of flash on regular copy paper and roughly resized them each with the copy machine as needed. Then I taped each design into place to make a composition that looked good to me on the back of the watercolor paper. Using the light box I can clearly see all the designs through the thick watercolor paper. 

pencil lined and traced. Ready for inking. 

pencil lined and traced. Ready for inking. 

inked with a nib and black spot shading done. I used Higgins black magic ink. 

inked with a nib and black spot shading done. I used Higgins black magic ink. 

finished watercolor painting and some background detail fillers added using a black sharpie marker.  

finished watercolor painting and some background detail fillers added using a black sharpie marker.