This is one of my favourite starters for this year 2021. I’m grateful for having the chance of tattooing this kind of ideas. Harpies and detailed birds are very interesting and the way they fit in our bodies is always challenging. I have drawn some of them in advanced, so don’t doubt to check out my available designs and contact me if you are interested. Your ideas and references about this particular subject are always welcomed too. I also have some good news about three little pieces I’ve just recovered from the depths of my studio drawer. One print with a tiny mistake, an artist proof and a little original. All of them are two or more years old. Don’t doubt to check out my section at Eclipse’s online store to find out more. Remember, there is only one copy left for the prints. It’s now or never.
Thank you very much for keeping an eye on my work.
Last December the first edition of my book of drawings was sold out. Here comes the second one. It is available now through eclipse’s online store, at the studio and also through Okulus Bookshop. I’m signing and doing fast sketches on the first ten copies too. First orders will come with little extras! I’m really happy for the outcome of this project and how it’s been received. Don’t doubt to get your copy now if you weren’t able to do it in the past months. A third edition might never come, who knows?
Thanks a million times for your support once again.
Esta semana en Eclipse tomamos la iniciativa y abrimos puertas de nuevo por unas pocas horas para seguir dando lo mejor que tenemos. Ya van demasiadas semanas con el espacio cerrado y necesitamos airear energías y tener algo de contacto con nuestros clientes de Barcelona que, al igual que los de fuera, nos han apoyado a muerte desde que la pandemia empezó. Queremos dar prioridad a nuestra gente y su cercanía y por eso celebramos en sábado esta pequeña apertura con el fin de vender una selección de nuestro merch y obra original a precios rebajados. Tendremos el aforo limitado y el acceso controlado debido a las medidas covid, pero el estudio, como siempre, será un lugar seguro. Esperamos veros a todos los interesados por allí, es una buena ocasión para adelantar compras navideñas sin usar internet y con la seguridad que puedes llevarte piezas únicas o merch de muchísima calidad. Estad atentos a nuestros instagram para la promo! Si quieres echar un vistazo a mis originales y productos disponibles para el sábado, visita nuestra tienda online.
Small, rough and not perfect. The first pieces of merch I design since lockdown is over in Barcelona. 2020 it’s by far one of the most interesting years of our lives right? I’ll keep on doing things I really enjoy and making patches is one of them. They are now for sale through Eclipse’s online store. Just click the picture and access the site. Buy them all three or by separate, as you wish. This time are embroidered on twill to give them an extra flexibility to adapt to any surface or fabric. There’s only 50 units of each model, so don’t be late to get them if you are interested! Once again, news on merch, tattoos and travels always come first through this site. So if you want to be first and not last, subscribe to my mailing list. I really appreciate when you take your time to keep posted to my work in such a more relaxed way. Thank You very much
Hi there, it’s been a little since my last post. I’m back at work as usual, and after a completely different summer, new and old designs are ready to go. I’m gonna publish a sneak peek of them here before on any other media. So if you keep on following my site, you’ll have a chance to see them first. I would really like to start working on larger pieces again as before the lockdown, so my most recent drawings are ready to be tattooed on A3 size or bigger. Always ready to adapt and redesign in order to better fit your chosen body area. As I like to think, these are drafts for a much more personalized project that will end up on your skin. If any of them pleases you, there’s only one way to see them and it’s live. Write me first to check availability and come to the studio to spend as many time as you wish with the book in your hands. Easy right?
And of course, I’m also willing to tattoo some of my old small or medium sized designs. As I said, don’t hesitate to ask and come to see them live if you have the chance.
Thank you very much for being there through the past months. Write me at email@example.com if you are interested. I’ll try to publish new designs more often and always in my blog first, they look better than in instagram right? See you at Eclipse!
To Death zine, Peter Steele’s life and art tribute by Branca studio and many fans, is finally in my hands. I have 4 copies available for sale through eclipse’s online store. I’m really happy to see the final result! Take a look…
Be fast if you want one of them. Branca studio and other artists had gone out in a matter of hours! Thank you very much again. To Death!
April 14th 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Peter Steele’s death. Exactly five years ago, I had the intention alongside Pol from Branca Studio, to celebrate the anniversary by putting up a show of local bands in Barcelona playing songs from Carnivore and Type O Negative. In the end, and due to the lack of time and the available bands at the moment, the little celebration never came up! It was sad but the idea always remained there…somewhere in our folder of good intentions ! Luckily for me, as a TON fan and personal follower of Peter’s misinterpretation of life achievements and failures, Pol was there once again to remind me we should do something. After the crazy success of Sabbath’s zine by Branca Studio, the idea of creating another one with Peter Steele as the main subject was really clear. At that point, I should give all the credit and recognition to Pol and Marta, Branca Studio, who make that zine a reality. I was a little bit stressed in the weeks before the quarantine and not able to think much about this kind of special projects. So one more time, as a Peter Steele’s fan, thanks Branca Studio for making this little tribute happen. You are the best and I feel really proud to be a part in it.
“Alpha and Omega” is the title of my digital collage and it was done during the first week of march. I wanted to try something different this time, working without pen and paper…hopefully without fucking up any copyright in the process. I really wish it’s going to be a good contribution to the list of people involved and a nice tribute to the green man. As Pol said to all of us, just have fun doing it! And I did! I’m sure there will be a lot of torment, alcohol, drugs and big cocks in those pages. I also think that is important to remember Peter as an artist using his deep, hard and black sense of humour. For me was never only about his talent, but also about his charisma. It was also a matter of size of course! But as few others, he was unique. A true 90’s sex icon and stage beast. You won’t find it twice.
The zine contains the work of many fans. Illustrators, tattooers, designers, photographers and writers have contributed with forty colour pages of drawings, paintings, collage, texts and poems. All of them giving a personal view on Peter’s legend. This is also a non profit project. All benefits are dedicated to pay the printing and the shipping costs.
Online selling is available now through Branca’s store. Only 30 copies are up for sale and shipping will start once the quarantine is over in Catalunya. Sale period ends on may 14th! Be fast if you want one. Thanks again for your support during this strange time of our lives. Enjoy Pete’s music and interviews, stay electrocute. Follow Branca Studio’s work. Be there for when it’s time to see eachother again.
El próxim 13 de febrer a Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona tenim el plaer de celebrar, gràcies a Branca Studio, el cinquanté aniversari de la sortida del primer disc de Black Sabbath. El Pol i la Marta ens portaran el seu nou fanzine (limitat a 50 cópies) i a més exposaran tota la feina que han dissenyat per la banda. La beguda i la música de Sabbath tampoc faltaran. No cal dir que es una ocasió collonuda per reunir a tota la gent de Barcelona i voltants seguidors de les tendéncies metal més denses. Tot té un origen i aquest l’hem de celebrar!
Desde Eclipse us esperem a tots! No falteu!
Hardcraft company has provided me during many years with some of the most reliable tattoo tools I’ve tried out. I have recently purchased this little power supply on the right and the footswitch below to make my travel kit lighter and easier to transport. The power supply on the left was done for me around 2012 when I was working at Aloha. During this years I’ve been backed up by their guarantee and extremely efficient repair service. As every hardcraft item is handmade, there is a true compromise to work against planned obsolescence and this should be reason enough to give it a try.
The reason I’m writting this post is because I’m truly happy of how such a local project from Barcelona, my city, started up working the right way into this trade and slowly became a global reference when it comes to tattoo equipment. It’s about innovation and the correct mix of respect and collaboration with tattoo artists from around the world.
For all this and the years to come, thanks Hardcraft Co.