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Stories Told by Tattoos

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FC: Stories Told by Tattoos | Mission Statement: To introduce the art of tattooing. Made through meaning, stories, and culture. | By: Roxana Rodriguez Donato Art 1030 Amee Patel

1: Engraving: artist creates clean-cut lines forcing the sharpened point of a burin across the surface with the heel of the hand | Fluid medium: liquid medium used to make a drawing; ink | Print: a picture or design made by pressing or hitting a surface with a plate or block

2: Support: the surface of a drawing | In this case of tattooing, the human body is the main surface for the art being drawn

3: Palette: the artist's choice of colors as seen in a work of art | mixed in this tattoo are subtle bright oranges and reds, calmed by the sea-like greens and blues; in turn, brings out the nature of the sea turtle

4: One-point perspective: parallel lines converge at a single vanishing point on the horizon | Cartoon: a drawing that caricatures or satirizes an event or person of topical interest | Texture Gradient: closer objects are perceived as having rougher or more detailed surfaces | Implied Motion: viewer infers that motion is occurring or has occurred

5: Texture: The surface character of materials as experienced by the sense of touch | Pain | wet | Soft | Sharp | visual | actual

6: Realism: portrayal of people and things as they are seen by the eye | Art and Beauty: Something shared by both of these pieces; though one is a child, and the other is an animal they both symbolize something important and share the idea that both are realistic works

7: Iconography: the study of themes and symbols in visual arts | Culture | Heritage

8: Collage: an assemblage of two-dimensional objects to create an image

9: Non objective: no reference to reality | Abstract: departs from reality | Amorphous Shapes: shapes not clearly defined or derived from nature or the laws of geometry | Symmetry: similarity of form or arrangement on both sides of a dividing line

10: So What makes Tattooing art? | It includes a medium, support, palette, perspective, texture, realism, abstract, iconography, shapes, objectives, purposes... | Altogether, tattooing, just like all art, has a purpose and evokes emotion. It expresses the artist and the owner.

11: Works Cited: | Aitchison, Guy. Abstract arm. N.d. Hyperspace Studios. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . - - -. Abstract chest. N.d. Hyperspace Studios. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . Amputee dolphin tattoo. N.d. Randommization. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . Batman Collage. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. . Cultural facial. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . Da Vinci, Leonardo. Proportion of the Human Figure. 1485-1490. Pen and ink. Irish tattoo. N.d. Celebrity Tattoos. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . Kaves. Know the Ledge. N.d. Brooklyn Made Tattoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. . Nails in arm. N.d. North School Art. N.p., 2011. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . Owl. N.d. Tattoos Insights. N.p., 10 Sept. 2011. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . Sleeping Baby. N.d. Combine Blog. N.p., 2011. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. . Turtle. N.d. about.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. .

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