With his Sharp-Focus Realism In Oil, renowned tattoo artist and oil painter Nick Baxter has condensed over 15 years of artistic knowledge into one book. Both formally schooled in oil painting at the college level and self taught over the years while honing his style in the tattoo industry, Nick brings these two worlds together into a simple formula in his specialty, sharp focus realism.
Aimed specifically at helping tattoo artists looking to expand their artistic vision into a second medium, this book makes many helpful comparisons between the mediums, yet it encompasses enough information to be of immense value to any aspiring realist oil painters at beginner to intermediate levels. Nick discusses in-depth strategies for developing precise technical skills and a personal style, in the process revealing many techniques and his own preferences, with a unique section offering valuable insight on the often-overlooked mental game of creating inspired works of art.
Laced throughout with full-page color plates of a wide selection of Nick’s paintings throughout the years, this book will also satisfy fans of Nick’s art.
Released in 2010 and sold out of its hardcover first edition by 2013, Sharp-Focus Realism In Oil is available once again, this time in digital format. The expanded 2nd Edition features over 40 pages of new teaching material and recent paintings, totaling 170 pages.
Nick has partnered with Stay True Organics and Tattoo Education to make this eBook widely available.
The eBook download comes in 4 .pdf formats designed to look good on any digital device or screen resolution.