How to Draw a Tattoo Kiss, Black and White Kiss

Artist: Dawn / January 19, 2018

Step 1.

The first thing we will do is sketch out the shape for the head of the male. This will only be used as a guide so we can draw in the profile of the face later. Add the facial guideline, then the neck.

Step 2.

Repeat the same process that you did in step one. The two shapes should touch like you see here.

Step 3.

Now we can start sketching out the profile of the man's face. Start with the forehead, then draw in the lining for the nose, mouth, chin, then the jaw line. Draw the neck too.

Step 4.

Now that we have the profile of his face drawn in, we can sketch out the ear, then carefully sketch out the eyebrow, and his closed eye. Notice that he has short lashes. Sketch in detailing around the eye and on the side of his nose.

Step 5.

We will finish off the male by sketching out some of his hair that sticks up a bit, then begin sketching out the angel. Start with the bottom part of her mouth, then draw the chin as well as the jawline. You will then sketch out the slender shape of    

Step 6.

Okay guys, going back to the man in this tutorial. You will sketch out the thin hair line that frames the face like so, then add some detailing along the neck. Sketch out her closed eye, then draw in the lashes, and eyebrow. End this step by sketchin   

Step 7.

Here is what the drawing looks like without being colored in. Now you can use the tips below to start the coloring process.

Step 8.

I'm going to end this tutorial with a few painterly tips that will show you how exactly I've created my painting on this forbidden kiss concept. This is probably geared entirely towards artists with a pen stylus or 'Wacom Tablet' and Adobe Photoshop.   

Step 9.

Like I've stated previously, we're going to outline both the faces with white. First, create a new layer by clicking Layer > New > Layer (Shift+Ctrl+N). Fill your first background layer with black. Then, create a new layer and take a white 'foregroun   

Step 10.

Because we're done with the solid outline, we're going to open our 'Brush Preset' panel (Window > Brush) or hit 'F5' on your keyboard to open it. Let's change the brush to a soft edged shape, which allows us to add soft airbrush painting strokes.

Step 11.

Here's the settings you'll also be needing to begin your shading process. Make sure you have the 'Airbrush' icon selected, and the flow set to 68%. The lower you set the flow, the lower the opacity will be. So if you set it to 20%, the strokes will b   

Step 12.

I then go ahead and create a new layer (for the female's shadows) and clip it onto the white layer I've made previously (Alt+Ctrl+G) or (Layer > Create Clipping Mask). However, when I etch highlights onto the man, I'm highlighting on the same black l   

Step 13.

Here's an example of my layers, just so you can see what my setup looks like. See how the white woman layer and her details are on top of the man's? This allows me to have full flexibility as I paint his highlights, and her shadows.

Step 14.

Again, I keep working on the shadows, adjusting my flow settings accordingly. As you can see, the details become more dominant and flushed. With the last image, I go ahead and merge the layers, Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen (twice), and I end up with th   

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: January 19, 2018
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Description: I am so extremely excited to be uploading this tutorial. I saw an ad of some sorts on Facebook with a similar picture to the one you see in the thumbnail. It reminded me of My Chemical Romance's music video 'I Don't Love You', which can be found here. So with inspiration derived from those two references, I created something like this, a glowing angelic girl, and a man in darkness (which is weird because I was listening to Radiohead's Creep as I painted this). I'm calling this tutorial β€œhow to draw a tattoo kiss", step by step because honestly, I would so get this image inked on my body if I was in the market to do so. The story that I came up with is a sad one. I wanted my two faces or kiss look like there is sadness mixed with happiness and pain. The angelic figure is the spirit or ghost of a lost love. The man is supposed to be her husband or lover. I kind of wanted to turn things around and make an image that represented one of my favorite movies β€œGhost” which starred the late Patrick Swazye, and Demi Moore. As you can see there is a tear streaming down the man's face as the spirit of his wife kisses him good-bye. I guess the tattoo design is supposed to convey lost love by tragedy. I had so much fun creating my own version of the image that inspired me, so I hope you like drawing a tattoo kiss. I will be back with some more fun for you all so stay tuned in. Adios people and enjoy!