Over the course of her 17-year tattoo career, Gia Rose has developed an immediately recognizable illustrative style influenced by Art Nouveau and Art Deco imagery, neo-traditional tattoo designs, and ornamental motifs. Her lady head tattoos, reflecting her stylized interpretation of those influences, formed the foundation for her Paper Dolls and Deco Elements flash stamp toolkits for Procreate.
When Gia set out to create these flash elements for the Tattoo Smart community, she thoughtfully considered the way she felt illustration and tattoo learning best happens: beginning with a solid foundation or “formula,” understanding why elements are drawn the way they are, and simple repetition. Like childhood paper dolls, this toolkit provides endless combinations of facial features and accessory elements, creating that foundational template to learn from with practice over time.
Inspired by the naturalistic elements in stylized forms that dominated the Art Nouveau movement, the symmetry and both line work celebrated by Art Deco, and other decorative arts like jewelry making and fabric design, Paper Dolls and Deco Elements combine to make lady head tattoo designs that are decidedly feminine but express strong features and emotions. Paper Dolls includes front and 3/4 facing perspectives, with eye, nose, lip, and hair options. Gia also provided 27 different hand pose stamps, all drawn in her particular aesthetic and immediately useful with this set, other Tattoo Smart flash stamp sets, or as elements of other designs. Deco Elements, as the name suggests, contains beautifully drawn ornamentation, including floral-inspired and deco elements, as well as notoriously difficult to design draped fabrics.
Using the face frames and features, hair, hand poses, fabrics, and ornamental elements, Paper Dolls and Deco Elements Vol. 1 gives you the flash tools to create an incredible depth of lady head tattoo designs and elements to incorporate into many other tattoo subjects and styles!