“Get Real with Mike DeVries: Animal Style”
Two-disk DVD that really outdoes Mike’s previous instructional DVD. This one features: higher all-around quality, more camera angles, better music, and essentially real-time editing. The informative instruction covers topics such as: Photoshop techniques to apply to tattooing, placement, stenciling, set-up, machines, needles, palette and ink choices, color mixing; and most importantly, up-to-date tattooing techniques that encompass what he does best.
In this DVD he explains each step as he is executing it rather than providing voice-overs done at a later time. This is a much more effective way to explain things being in the right frame of mind tattooing in the moment, during that specific piece, which makes it pertinent to that given piece of instruction. This time around he decided to use coil machines, which are a bit more timeless. He also thought more viewers might prefer seeing the use of coils, even though he is currently using rotary machines. Regardless of which machine is being used, he consistently tattoos the same way.
He chose to tattoo a full-color gorilla for this DVD, from start to finish, explaining new ideas and tricks throughout the process. Animals, portraits, and realism go hand-in-hand and you can apply many things he talks about in this DVD to what you already know. Mike hopes that in the end you can personally create something new with fresh, imaginative ideas and take your tattooing skills to new levels.
Mike is excited about releasing this and hope you enjoy it and gain some new insight. This DVD is not meant to teach someone how to tattoo… It is meant to boost your already-existing skills and give you some new components to consider the next time you approach a realistic tattoo.
Total running time:
Disk 1: 3hours 38 minutes
Disk 2: 3 hours 13 minutes.