Thursday, January 23, 2014

NEW BOOKING DETAILS FOR TATTOO APPOINTMENTS

Due to the overwhelming time demand for new drawings, correspondence with current clients, running Reclamare Tattoo, and desperately trying to find time to do personal artwork. I've come to the decision that as of today I will only be taking on limited new tattoo projects that are in line with the artistic style that I'm currently developing. Unfortunately this means I have more requests for custom work than I can keep up with, and can no longer accomodate everyone who emails me. The new projects I will take on are those that fall most naturally in line within my drawing style and I feel most strongly about doing. I have decided to cut off my books at this time for new clients and will be opening them back up in May to book for July-October.  What this means is that any new tattoo clients need to first email me at cbernhardt.tattoo@gmail.com with a description of the artwork, size, and placement on the body to be approved before I can schedule a consultation with you. I will get back to you either that I am interested, that I'm not taking new projects at the time, or I will recommend you to one of my coworkers who will better suite your needs and requests.

As stated earlier, the new projects I will take on are those that fall most naturally within my developing drawing style and those I feel most strongly about doing. This will make the designs easy to draw at the highest level of quality. Please first check my portfolio to see if what you want fits with the other work I do. Right now I can tell you I lean more towards medium-to-large-scale color or black and grey tattoos. I like to tattoo animals and insects, enjoy contrasting subject matter, and would like to build upon tattoos that are geared more towards my old and upcoming new oil painting imagery.  I am currently developing a more illustrative (comic bookish) neo traditional style that I feel will help transition my paintings to my tattoo work. I  also very much like to do Japanese themed pieces, as well as black and grey portraits.  

Tattoos/Imagery that do not fall within my style: 
- Lettering
- tribal/polynesian/celtic
- cartoon/ pop culture themed characters
- large scale coverups 
- biblical/political themed tattoos 

- adding onto artist's work that does not match my style.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Rough Sketches

Rough preliminary sketching for up comming tattoos.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lets catch up.

Hello, I apologize for the terrible lag in updates. Lets catch up shall we. Here are a handful of tattoos, paintings, drawings I've neglected to post because I've been so busy. I have also updated the illustration link at the top to include a handful of scans out of my sketch book. Thanks for checking out the work.

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I actually found time to do a quick Cardboard City piece

Monday, January 28, 2013

Working in an empty house.


Things are moving along. Reclamare Gallery and Custom tattoo is finally starting to find its rhythm. The website is being put together as we speak by the very talented Phil Mamula. These are some of the photos he took of me and the shop. In between the tattooing and trying to knock out paintings I had the chance to submit five pieces to La Luz Gallery in Los Angeles. I hope they consider my work, it would be awesome to show there. I will be working with Conte for a workshop here in Sacramento at University Art in March. I've never been sponsored by anything so I'm excited to see how this goes.








Sorry for such a long pause between posts guys. Things have been crazy. Changes are looming in the near future. Conventions, a grand opening, a few gallery events, workshops, yikes! It's going to be a very busy year. Keep checking back, thanks for stoping by to see whats new. More soon.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Supply List for Saturday Workshop

List of supplies. All of these can be purchased the day of at University Art.

Large Clip Board, 18x24 SMOOTH recycled newsprint, White Conte, Blending Stomp, Sandpaper
Sharpener, Charcoal Pencils 2B, 4B & 6B, X-acto Knife, Staedtler white plastic  eraser, Alpha Charcoal sticks

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October is already here?


Finally, the weather should be getting a bit cooler soon. Fall is my favorite season. I'm not a fan of the hot weather in California but I'm sure it's much worse in other places. Thanks for stopping by to see what's new. Mostly tattoos at the moment but I also wanted to share a gallery show I'll have a few paintings in this Saturday at Industrial Tattoo in Berkley. If you happen to live in the area you should stop by and check out the work, lots of talented people will be there.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sharks, Roses, T-shirt Designs, Vacation!

Some recent tattoos and sketches for shirts. I have some dates in October and January for another Photoshop, Drawing, Process class, as well as a Figure drawing class. I'll let you guys know more details as those dates get closer. A few other projects coming up as well and I'll share those as soon as I can. Thanks so much for stopping by to see whats been going on.  l'm leaving for a much needed vacation tomorrow. A week on a beach is going to be awesome! more soon.

c


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Art and Tattoos




Busy with things for my move to Hemlock Collective. I'll post more info soon. thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tiger Tattoo

Had a ton of fun with this. Hope I get to do more Japanese stuff. Big changes on the horizon, I'll let you guys know as they develop.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Busy Season

Busy Season for tattoos is here. Which means that some of the projects I've been trying to complete become even harder to make any progress on. I'm not complaining at all, I just wish there was more time in the day. Born with eight arms and the ability to focus on more than one thing at a time would help too. Lots of changes are coming up soon. I'll be moving shops again, probably the end of June. To an appt only location  in downtown Sacramento. The beginning of June I'll be cutting back my tattoo time to just four days a week with the hopes of being able to create more time to paint and ultimately revive/rework my Cardboard City comic property. Which means that I'll be updating this site much more regularly. More soon.



c