MasterCourse: Realistic Tattooing in Color
The ultimate plan to elevate your Realistic tattoos to the next level
with Coreh López
You will access it immediately after enrollment (App, iPad & desktop)
47 lessons (+40 hours)
Resources in PDF
Audio: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Español, Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Português, Polski, Čeština
Intermediate & Advanced
Access on mobile & desktop
Certificate of participation
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“If you reject studying the science of color, let me tell you that it is a sign of laziness, not of genius.”
- Salvador Dalí
Color Realism requires specialization.
And to achieve it, I didn't need to invest in the most expensive machine or the finest inks; I had to focus on the essential: learning how it's done. The best tattoo artists are constantly learning.
No one starts with color realism in tattooing. It's essential to master the inks and their theory (highly underrated) and to ensure that the tattoo is vibrant, realistic, and heals well. It would be madness to try it without knowing everything in detail.
But if you've already worked with black ink, know how to shade, and have drawing skills, you're just three steps away from tattooing Color Realism: learning color theory, mastering the different inks, and learning the correct techniques.
Can inks of different brands be mixed?
Color Realism shares several techniques with Black and White. The bases are the same, from black fillings to lines, whites, and shadings.
In this MasterCourse, I guide you through everything else: its theory, the selection and mixing of inks, color tattooing specific techniques, and how to avoid injuries or excessive saturation.
Do you know what a color glaze is?
Take a look at my last tattoos:
"The ultimate guide to REALISTIC TATTOOING IN COLOR"
Do you have an hour a day?
If you already have experience, this course offers advanced tricks to level up, available in your account forever. You can view it all in the order you want, as many times as you wish.
But if you're a beginner, it also provides an orderly study plan to reach a higher level. The course gradually progresses, starting with easier tattoos and moving towards more complex ones.
I recommend watching it gradually and practicing on synthetic skin at my pace, without rushing. If you have an hour a day, tattooing Color Realism is entirely up to you.
Zoom in the camera at any moment
This course provides not only theory and tricks but also detailed recordings of multiple tattoos, each with different lessons. With our revolutionary platform, you can switch cameras to zoom in at any moment, read interactive texts, engage with the community, and access downloadable resources in each course block.
+47 Episodes · 5 Step-by-step Tattoos · +40 hours · WorkBook
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Methodology & Technique
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Methodology & Technique
1. FOUNDATIONS: METHODOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
5 Chapters · +2 hours · Theory · Materials · Editing
"Learn the rules like a Professional so you can break them like an Artist."
That is what Picasso said. It's no use knowing how to apply color if you choose the wrong one. It's no use knowing the steps if the wrong order spoils the final result.
We, artists, hate rules. But at the same time, we are aware of their value. Preliminary design, machines, needles, inks... it all adds up. I will show you my vision of color theory and how to bring it to your workstation (which, in the end, is what matters).
That's why this theoretical block is direct and straightforward. No bullshit.
In this block, you will learn the following:
2. MINIMALISTIC REALISM TATTOOING
5 Chapters · +4 hours · Glazing technique
"I want it in color... but not too big".
A classic. It's one thing to tattoo in a minimalist way and quite another to do MicroRealism. So... What is the minimum size allowed for this?
The reality is that it depends on many factors: reference image, the skin of your client, details, and colors...
One of the key things I've learned throughout my career is that, in addition to black lines, another application that works great when the client doesn't want a huge tattoo is glazing, as long as you apply it in a specific way.
I will show you how I finish this small piece using lines, textures and glazes with a minimal color palette.
Throughout this module, you will learn the following:
3. MONOCHROMATIC REALISM COLOR TATTOO
6 Chapters · +6 hours · Monochromatic technique (reds) · Beginners level
"Be Smart: Red & Black"
One of the most successful ways to get in touch with color Realism is doing a tattoo with a single red color range and a slightly reduced size.
By doing this, you learn the technique first; second, you use the most accessible range of inks to apply; and finally, it allows you to correct mistakes quickly and focus on methodology and technique over theory. It's just perfect; that's how I started years ago.
In this tattoo, I finish a frame from the movie "Kill Bill" in a single session, placed on the inside of the biceps, to teach you in-depth the proper steps to tattoo Realism and avoid the feared color contamination.
Throughout a step-by-step & un-cut process and with explanations during each step, you'll learn:
4. REALISTIC COLOR TATTOO: PULP FICTION
8 Chapters · +7 h · Warm and Cold · Double Session
"Isn't it more exciting when you don't have permission?"
Mia Wallace said this sentence in this scene from the movie "Pulp Fiction," and I couldn't agree more.
Sometimes strict rules prevent us from having fun and achieving different, creative results. I practice quite the opposite in this tattoo: I make a tattoo by modifying colors and improvising throughout the session as if I were painting a picture. I comply with the standards of color theory... But without overdoing it and giving preference to the stain over the detail.
Besides, the tattoo is quite extensive. Therefore we will do it in two sessions and analyze the healing process between them when everything is ready.
Throughout these lessons, I teach you:
5. REALISTIC COLOR TATTOO: CARNAGE
8 chapters · +7 hours · Complementary colors · Double session
"Seems like it's going to come off the arm."
Tough skin, slightly tanned, and an ultra-detailed tattoo with bright complementary colors. Well... This piece is, without a doubt, the most challenging tattoo of this course. So much that I almost went crazy doing it.
Thanks to this difficulty, I can show you many technical mistakes and handy tips during the process and explain the decisions I made in the first and the following session.
Some areas will need a touch-up; others... Have turned out great.
Throughout these lessons, you can learn the following:
6. REALISTIC COLOR TATTOO: FREESTYLE
12 chapters · +8 hours · Neon effect · Double session
"Tattooing is good. Tattooing your own style is excellent".
This is what many of us aspire to. Having your own style allows you to be unique and different and gives your clients an exclusive seal of identity.
But to tattoo Realism in color with your personal style, there are many things to consider. I explain how I have achieved it by mixing several techniques: solid fills, glazes, monochromatic areas, neon effect, and using two complementary colors: red and blue.
Throughout these lessons, you learn:
7. FINAL LESSON & CERTIFICATE
Evaluation · Certificate (5 Designs) · Student's FAQ
"We all like to show the world that we are constantly learning."
Your clients will love to see it too. That's why our 10 Masters Certificate includes a QR code to verify that you have completed this course. Plus, you can choose five different designs to suit your studio's style.
But first, you'll have to test yourself with our quiz, which you can retake as many times as you need.
To round off this course, I will answer the students' frequently asked questions and update this episode whenever you have doubts or if there is a new topic to talk about and discuss.
In this final block, you will be able to solve the following questions:
Easy-to-watch Video Lessons
You can complete the course at your own pace - Lifetime available.
10 Masters is an Online Learning Platform that allows you to watch or listen to video lessons from the world's best tattoo artists.
With 10 Masters, you can learn something anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. It is available on your smartphone, iPad, or personal computer.
Access is easy: once you have enrolled in a course, visit your 10 Masters profile, and there it will be waiting for you, ready to be completed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access the course? When does it start?
Access is immediate once you complete your registration and make the payment. The training will be available in "My account." You will see this section at the top right of the web menu.
Sign in to watch the course videos, press play, and start enjoying as simple as that!
Is there any guarantee? How i know this is legit?
We offer our complete money-back policy unless you have watched over 30% of the training.
In other words, you can try it without commitment, and if it is not what you're looking for, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.
In addition, our checkout includes Stripe & PayPal. Both payment platforms include riskfree protection for the customer and 3D secure payment.
You can ask Coreh about this course by writing him on Instagram or looking at the student reviews spotted on the Highlighted Stories on our Instagram account.
The best way to try this course and determine if it is for you is by signing up.
Do I have any support? What if I have questions?
We have an innovative system of private community. The tattoo artist will get your questions or comments, and eventually, they participate there to answer or giving feedback.
Also, you can talk with the other students in this area.
How long does the training last? Can I watch it more than once?
You can do it little by little, there is no time limit, and you’ll find it in your account forever. It will never expire.
You can watch it now and review the content again later and as many times as you want. It is designed to do it at your own pace and from any device.
I would like to do it, but I can't afford it
Price is relative. If we said it’s cheap, you’d probably go like, ‘Yeah, right, what are you expected to say.’ If we compare it with what you spend every day on coffee, beer, or cigarettes, it sounds like a “sales trick.” But it’s actually easier than that; think about the alternatives.
A face-to-face seminar costs at least 400, and it’s only for one day. So compare it with the price we offer you at 10Masters for the complete training you can do at your own pace and without any time limit.
Is the platform difficult to use?
Not at all; our platform is designed to be simple, intuitive, and user-friendly. Your member account is activated once you sign up and verify your email. In your account, you can change your avatar, your personal information and see all the courses you're enrolled in.
It's like Netflix: once the account is created, you just hit play and enjoy the content. You can also contact us if you have any questions.
Is this training for me? Will I improve my knowledge as a tattoo artist?
Easy answer: only you know, so it’s up to you!
Based on our experience with students who have completed the training, the ones who get the most out of it have always been interested in realism, seek the perfect photographic result, and have been tattooing for a while. You can check some reviews of real users at our highlighted Stories on Instagram
I don't have time to train, how can I learn to tattoo?
Everyone has duties and obligations, so the training has no time limit. Some people have four free hours daily, whereas others only have 4 hours weekly. Unlike a school, at 10 Masters, you decide how much time you dedicate to it.
This training is designed to make the best of it, no matter your free time availability.
Only members enrolled in the Mastercourse are able to leave a review. Check our Instagram reviews in the Highlighted Stories of our account.
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