The black and gray tattoo style is a make it or break it tattoo style. The smallest mistake or carelessness can destroy a piece. Having said that, making smooth and solid black & gray tattoos ain't a walk in the park.
Anastasia Forman is an amazing tattoo artist from Moscow, Russia that does just that. Amazing black and gray tattoos that are smooth enough to look light and delicate, but strong enough to hold up and stay as solid as possible through the years.
The tattoo style of Anastasia Forman is an evolution from old school black and gray with her own style and approach when it comes to values and lighting.
Incorporating some line work to keep the tattoo solid amid the heavy shading technique she uses to keep the tattoos looking as realistic and dynamic as possible.
Her attention to detail makes the tattoos more intense. Combined with her keen eye for lighting and application of highlights, the tattoo work she puts out are nothing short of amazing.
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