How to make tattoo | Tattoo shading simplified | Learn It Like Aliens – Part One

How to make tattoo | Tattoo shading simplified | Learn It Like Aliens – Part One

Hello and welcome to learn it like aliens My name is Sunny Bhanushali & today I’m going to talk about
Shading, color packing & texturing I’m going to share my own techniques
Which I use for shading Color packing & texturing Now there are two most important techniques
Which I use in all my tattoos First one is pendulum & second one is whip shading So lot of people use this style for shading The results are not so nice because
They miss out on the basics of it So I’m going to take you through the entire
Process of it & What’s the best practice using this one & I’m sure this is something new for you
Pendulum style & this is the most used technique in
All my tattoos, so i’ll explain you Everything in detail In color packing I use Circular motion & second one is again the same one pendulum Using round shader or round liner & third one is most important one
is texturing Lot of people ask me about
How do I pull off those hyper-realistic textures in my tattoos so I’m going to use my two mostly used techniques One is random 8’s & the other one is dots With different opacity So I’m going to take you through
Each one of these in detail & let’s start with first one So let’s dive in to shading & the first one is pendulum style pendulum shading So this is about the hand motion or the arc which is created while you are shading Let’s consider this as skin layer so if this is your needle The angle or the arc which is created from here to the other side is this So this is your starting point & this is your end point & then again you come back So basically how it works on skin is so you start from here go inside the skin like this You come out so this is your angle again you come down from here, go inside the skin, come out So that’s the motion, so this is how it looks
If this is the skin layer that’s how it goes
Inside out So because of this motion, it’s more like a clock pendulum
That’s why the name here the most important part where this is very useful is
Because of these 2 corners So this is where you get really soft shade ends are really feathered out Using this technique there is no contour, no edge to the shading wherever you want use shading where you don’t need any border or edge or any contour This is the right method to go for whenever you are working on a portrait for an example
All those shades which you create Around the nose and the cheeks and the lips this is what you have to use
This is the best way to Do any kind of portrait because you get really soft gradients the reason being this hand motion gives you this part
Which is really soft And you have really precise control over how much saturation or how much pigment is going inside the skin So you can layer it up like I’ll show you on the synthetic skin That how you can layer up to darken the area but this is why you use this style & this is what you don’t get in your whip shading Or any other technique if you are using so I’m going to show the pendulum style for shading
On synthetic skin This is going to be something useful for you
I make my own greywash. So I don’t use pre-made Black shades or greywashes. So this is the configuration of my greywash, you can take a closer look So the first cap is going to be full black second is going to be around maybe 30% of the cap Then one drop last one is going to be empty & I’m going to fill it out with Sterile water or distilled water so all the caps are going to be fully filled
Including the last one So that’s my greywash full black, 30% black, 1 drop
& then full water So this is the amount of needle which is coming off the tube I’m using A&d here to clean the skin & I use the same product on skin as well
I find it really Better than any other product in the market I’m going to take full black & mix it with the next cap Which is 30% black & this is how it goes So you go really slow & you need to have Focus & you need to be very precise with this As you can see Let me clean it out for you It’s very nice soft gradient Without any edge around it
So there is no edge to it Let me add more gradient to the same part This time I have taken little lighter pigment
I have taken 10% black & I’m also playing with the hand pressure As you can see at the ends I’m really light on skin &
As I’m going inside I’m Starting to Push hard & again I’m going lighter on the edges Taking 30% black
Just creating a gradient here As you can see really soft and clean shade With no texture on it Sometimes you tend to see the texture of the needle If your machine is too slow &
If you go really fast like this You tend to get those lines Of the needle hits If that’s the case what you can do is, you can Do a cross hatch here Where if you go straight ones like this Next layer can be little cross If you want to add more maybe 3rd layer
Goes against it & that’s how you develop soft shades Now this can go in any tight area or
You can use this technique to do larger areas too So there is no limitation to this technique & the best part is there is no edge, no contour to the shading Which is really helpful when you’re doing a realism
Or hyper-realistic tattoos specially when you are working on a soft portrait
Or you are working on sculpture piece Or if you are working on a really faded background to a piece This is what you need &
You have control over how much black goes inside So as you can see this is not 100% black it is around
Maybe 50% black Because I have control over it
If I want to push little darker tone in this I just take again full black Add one more layer maybe at the centre I will push little more black Doing cross-hatch here Little hard on skin with little hard pressure And I got a little darker spot there So that’s how you work with this technique and I’m going to Show you the motion again Really slow that how exactly it goes So again you actually create an arc And then you come back. You move your hand in pendulum motion.
That’s why the name Which I’m going to show it on the skin again Take a closer look
Here the top you go Come off Follow the same path
Come off & you can keep moving
If you are working on a larger area you can keep moving on the sides You can go little faster Once your hand adjusts to it
You can go little faster So that’s a soft clean shade there So that’s about pendulum motion Now let me show the same style using a round shader.
So I’m going to change my needle I’m using a Cheyenne 5 round shader & the needle which is coming off the tube is
Almost the same length as you can see So I’m taking full black & mixing it with next cap Now I’m going to try and create same amount of softness
With a round shader I can also use the round liner & create the same
Kind of shades You must have seen my old portrait work in the list Where I’m using the liner to finish the entire portrait So this is the technique which goes in Same hand motion So this thing is This spot is fixed And I support of these two fingers Now you don’t have to do the same thing You need to find your own style where your hand stays stable And your fingers move So that’s what you need
So I take support of these two & I can go to & fro So actually my entire arm moves
& this is kind of pivot for it so let’s do it I’m doing a cross-hatch here I’m taking 10% black It’s more like working with a pencil on paper So you get lot of control over this If you have noticed I’m going really Tight here,
I’m filling out those missing spots In this shade
That kind of control you get on this technique So as you can see soft gradient with no hard edge It’s very easy once you get hold off the hand motion
The technique is very easy to do I would recommend you to try on the synthetic skin first & Take a feel of it & then try on real skin So that’s about the pendulum motion & let’s go back To the board & I’ll talk about the next technique which is whip shading So now I’m going to talk about the other type of shading
Which is Whip shading This is widely used style of shading & most of the people fail to use it correctly & lot of people have issue with damaging the skin too much or & there is lot of redness happening on the skin because of Incorrect use of this style Let me explain how actually it works on skin so This is your skin layer & Before i do this let me show you how it goes So basically your needle goes in and you shoot it out It’s mostly like this It’s like a flick So that’s what you do in whip shading What happened is even if you see on this board If you notice this portion is very dark This part is what you want
Really soft gradient But this part every time you put the needle in say
If this is the skin layer If this is where you have put your needle
& if you are shooting like this And again you put it here This area gets lot of damage & this doesn’t heal well
So this is the most common complain I get from lot of people who approach me for
Tips and tricks & I have also noticed that people actually
Use this as Like if you see this angle it’s like a straight shot
Coming off the skin So what I recommend here is This is your skin layer
If you’re going to put this here Your whip should be in curve & not straight
This is not right So every time you put the needle in
It should go in curve shape This will make a really big difference in your shading Because it will fill more pigment in less repetition & damage will be less
Now I have a little tweak to this technique So I have my own version of whip shading style & that is If I put the needle in here
I will take it out, not very fast but little slower In control and then I’ll bring it back & then I’ll take it out
& then I’ll bring it back What happens is you fill out the area in half or
maybe Less than that Amount of energy, time & repetition so
If you’re regular whip shading like this Is going to take like 10 rounds, this will take 3 & I’ll show this on the synthetic skin
that how effective is this technique & I combine the whip shading and pendulum in all my tattoos So this is combination of 2 in everything I have done ever So let me take you on synthetic skin and show you how this works Alright so let’s do whip shading here I’m going to put 13 round magnum So whenever you are doing whip shading
It starts from one point & then it shoots out on the other side So basically you get a darker edge at one end And that’s how the whip shading is done And the traditional way is this So the needle is same as the pendulum motion So it starts at one point & then you shoot it out So that’s about whip shading
Now if you can see There’s a texture to it & this is very normal
If you are doing whip shading you will see some texture happening there It’s not as soft as pendulum shading style & mostly what people do is take the
Lighter pigment again & change the speed of the whipping So maybe i’ll go slow & it’ll add little softness to it
But there is no way you will get really soft shade Now there are people who are expert in this technique
& they know how to manage it & the texture is minimum But I’ve never seen anyone who uses whip shading
& creates really soft gradient Also the drawback of this technique is
As you can see you have to go over & over many times So at one end it is too hard on the skin & then you whip it out on the other side So rest of the part is fine but the place where you put the needle in
It causes lot of damage to the skin & that is not good for the tattoo
I mean it will not heal properly, it will loose it’s color I some cases it will develop keloid over it or
Something is wrong always Not always but most of the time I have seen that
One end of the whip shading doesn’t heal well Now experienced artists do manage it properly because
they know their style they know what they are doing I’m talking about people who are struggling with shading
They tend to use this technique & they can’t do it properly Miss out on the basics & there is lot of damage on the skin
& no proper healing Now I have a little different style of doing this whip shading I don’t shoot it really fast
I take control of the speed & motion But I keep the angle & the path of the motion
Same as it is as like whip So let me show you that This little tweak is very helpful
It takes half the amount to put as much as ink you see here So let’s do this What I do is, I don’t start from one point
I come from the top Like this & then I’ll stop here & then shoot Do you see the difference between two strips here
The texture is way less than the first one The amount of the ink deposited is almost the same
But I have put lot less layers on this one Lot better right so it’s quite soft in terms of the gradient And it takes less amount of time and energy
To have same amount of ink inside the skin You come from outside & then you go back from here
So you don’t actually stop anywhere So for me it works really well Tattoos heal really well, packing is good in the darker areas of shading & once it is healed you’ll se uniform gradient happening there So that’s about this technique
I hope you try this out Try this new style & see how it works for you
I would love to hear from you guys and Feedback is appreciated I would know if
It’s working or not In case you have any questions regarding this technique,
You can just email me on the given mail id & I’ll be more than happy to reply on your questions

100 thoughts on “How to make tattoo | Tattoo shading simplified | Learn It Like Aliens – Part One

  1. Sunny bhai, I have been tattooing from past 7 years. I always thought that there should be a better technique to shade which I happen to learn from your video. I cant thank you enough for exposing us to these techniques. I shall definitely practice and follow these. You are an amazing artist and a very good man who is saving many like me for good by sharing your unique expertise and making introductions to many like me you are creating a lasting legacy which each one of us shall cherish forever. Million thanks!!

  2. Best Tattoo Techniques Video Award goes to…..You Sir! Amazing video, and thank you for sharing this.

  3. Hey bro keep rocking…I wanna pay to watch part 2 but couldnโ€™t find it in The link you post in the comments.can you send me the link tnx

  4. Im truely grateful and thankful for this video. Thank you so much Sir for sharing this. Surely your name will leave a mark in me as a tattooer.

  5. finaly sir aap aaagye .. i am very happy to see uh ! ๐Ÿ™‚ sir agar hindi me aap explain krnge to hm log jydaa acche se smjh paynge … thnxx sir g .. waiting for next video … ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow fabulous knowledgeable I will try your technique Thank u so much sr very Helpful videos ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  7. Can you stretch that fake skin? If you want to teach someone use real human skin…yours for example

  8. I've been following you and your work for years. Thank you so much for sharing this information. Not many videos show technique. When they do, people really don't know if they are getting good ,true information. Just seeing your work in this video alone, you can see it is correct and valuable information. Thank you!

  9. gracias por subir todo esto, es de mucha ayuda para los que estamos empezando, explicas muy bien y con mucho detalle sobre las tecnicas, encerio muchas gracias.

  10. Very useful video !
    Wish i've found vid like this when i first strated tattooing though ๐Ÿ™

  11. thanks sirrr pizzz aur tutorial banye is very helpful sirr thqq so much sirrr ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  12. I hope u got tattoos people that tattoo and dont have not one tattoo just tells me they doing it for the money not the love and the passion of art I wouldn't get tattooed by anyone that has none you dont know the feeling just my opinion

  13. How about everyone gets their fucking portfolio together and actually put in the time and work for an apprenticeship instead of bullshit online videos ?

  14. loved this video. helped me a lot with my shading tech. i only been tattooing about a year now and because of this 1 video here, i have gained a so much quality in my work, much appreciated sir. keep up the great videos.

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  16. I really want to know which training skin he used. It looks like its a really good one. Because all the ones from amazon seem to be bad quality.

  17. Dayum…Thank You Bruh. This is next level shading techniques. I appreciate it because most tattoo artists will not give anybody these types of knowledge. Thanks for sharing your secret recipe and being REAL. ITS a WIN – WIN situation. For the artist, better tattooing, and for the client, better healing process which means better tattoos. Thank you.

  18. You're amazing and extremly talenred bro. Thank you for teaching us these wonderful techniques.


  20. thank you so much,your video has been extremely helpfull I felt like i was being taught by you personaly.I am so greatfull I found your channel.THANK YOU!!!

  21. Thank you Sunny sir for this video for all tattoo artist which is very helpful to us… Great job sir… Waiting for next tutorial… Thank you once again…

  22. Sunny Bhanushali, the founder of aliens tattoo which is India's first tattoo school and the best tattoo training institute in the world.
    I proud Certified and trained under the one n only Sunny sir thankyu so much and so helpfull for beginner artist ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. -your explanation was very simple and easy to understand. I was actually practicing the pendalum motion while watching and i find this method very effective and less stressful. Thank you for your keen Tattoo insight. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  24. Wouldnt you want the 5R for shading smaller areas and or line work? Just curious bc im still learning myself. I heard ppl dont like using a single needle for line work only in small detail but rather use a R5 or a 5L? Is that just something tattooest prefer/opinion!?

  25. Very cool to see that you actually care about teaching things the right way. Like you're not just uploading this for views you seem to actually care and you are an excellent teacher.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Thank you for the videos!

  26. Thank you so much sir for helping beginners like me. This is a very informative video and I applied your tips in my very first tattoing attempt on practice skin.

  27. dude, you deserve so much more recognition! Thank you a lot, I really appreciate what you're doing. Peace out from Romania!

  28. ุดูƒุฑุง ุฌุฒูŠู„ุง ู„ูƒ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜
    Thank you my friend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  29. Thank you so much you have idea how long I have been waiting on a video this much in detail and explained. You are a blessing ๐Ÿ™

  30. Hi Sunny, thank you so much for developing a curriculum and posting real educational videos. Can you please explain the way you hold a machine, where is the needle pointing and how it touches the skin. I found I like to hold it the same way I would hold an ink nib, but I don't know am I doing it right. Also, can you go sideways with the machine.

  31. This video was absolutely amazing!! Everything from the information, description, and examples were perfect. Learned so much from this!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  32. Thanks for your video man. You were a great help for me as a beginner. Mich appreciated! Id like you to show some videos on how to adjust speed on machine for different type of skins and methods.

  33. As an artist always wanting to learn new technique thank you. What kind of tattoo machine was you using I was impressed by the quality

  34. This is fucking gold I bet so many tattoo artists are pissed off that he shared this information he explains it so thoroughly and so well Iโ€™m glad that someone like him exists

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