Insane, hyper-realistic 3-D & Portrait Tattoos: w/Karol Rybakowski

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Wow! A superb combination of black and grey technique with a truly stunning photo-realistic color blood-red rose!

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Hyper-realistic Chameleon tattoo. One thing I really like about Karol’s work is the use of focus and fuzziness in his work. In this image you can clearly see the technique called ‘reserve’, i.e.- reserving sharp focus and high detail for the specific focal point of the piece, while others seem to fade in both sharpness and detail. This is an artistic trick used to mimic the way our eyes naturally work.

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This Pit-bull tattoo seems to leap off the skin! Amazing full color animal portrait, with minimal background. Notice the use of deep background colors to PUSH the foreground subject forward toward the viewer. It not only establishes depth, but also a clean frame for the portrait, without the use of an outline.  The highlight on the tongue is particularly impressive to me, as an artist.

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Crash
Tattoo Artist since 1990 and creator/publisher of Tattoo Artist Magazine since 2003

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