Negative Spaces for Flowers to Grow: Blackwork by Casper Mugridge

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Negative Spaces for Flowers to Grow: Blackwork by Casper Mugridge

Casper Mugridge finds beauty in simplicity with his sophisticated floral blackwork tattoos in negative spaces.

Canadian tattoo artist Casper Mugridge finds out that negative space + flowers = elegance.

Casper Mugridge of Showdown Tattoo in Edmonton, Alberta has been tattooing for quite some time now and has maintained a decent amount of following as an artist. It's now his time to shine and build up a strong social media presence with his blackwork tattoos that are just in time for the glory days of flower power in blackwork. 

Only some time ago, Casper was doing pretty much what the other blackwork tattoo artists are doing — designing usual traditional blackwork pieces and perfecting the details every blackwork tattoo should have. But just like that, he totally shifted his game plan and went straight to being a blackwork genius.

The Edmonton-based tattoo artist recently drew up several blackwork flashes featuring floral designs with clean yet pronounced linework, framed by sophisticated negative spaces. With these simple elements, he's able to create something that stands out without trying too hard. All in all, his flowers in negative spaces are plain elegant and understated.

These classy floral designs aren't the only blackwork beauties Casper is capable of creating. With the same approach, he has created a few other lovely pieces that weren't designed to shock but rather, impress and let others marvel at the excellent placement and gorgeous details. Some artists can definitely learn a thing or two from Casper Mugridge about artistic understatement.

See more of Casper's floral blackwork on his Instagram.

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