Well! Brussels Tattoo Convention is about to begin and I’m already fully booked. I want to give thanks to my clients who booked their appointments months ago. I’ve also saved some time in the saturday and sunday afternoons to do some designs from my sketchbook and talk to anyone interested in our merch at Eclipse. I really love when conventions get dynamic and I can get in touch with new clients and tattooers. All these designs are not too big, easy to endure if you choose the right area! Please don’t doubt to drop by our booth at any time and ask. I’ll be glad to help out. See you there!
This book is the second compilation of line drawings and stencils by my friend El Carlo, comprising the most interesting works from 2013 to 2015. Some of You ( lucky ones) may have the first sketchbook he put up when we were working at Aloha Tattoos Barcelona some years ago. Well, this one is a whole new world! Same spirit but with a professional edition thanks to Okulus Bookshop (former Freaks Books Barcelona) and the inner design work by Terry Sucrana from Black Bible Books. Cover design is done by Ana Revuelto with an old Carlo’s linocut piece.
As you can see in the pictures, this is not the standard kind of sketchbook we are used to. Carlo’s choice for a powerful and wild composition of elements, in collaboration with Terry Sucrana, has been great. Not boring. Not usual. Still full of info and very easy to manage due to the measures of the book. For all these reasons we are very happy at Eclipse because this is our first collaboration with Okulus Bookshop and Publishing and the result is great. For all of You who already know Carlo and his work, you’ll also find it familiar in some way, the book itself it’s a good reflection of his attitude towards tattooing. Out of the mainstream tattoo trends, this compilation speaks for it self and shows a wide experience by the author in treating with the old icons and his own aesthetic proposals.
It’s been a privilege for me to see the early stages of this project and all the work involved in it. I know I’m not the hardest critic too! But trust me, give it a try if you already have a sketchbook collection or you want to start it someday. You can check the book out at Okulus Bookshop in Barcelona or at any of the tattoo conventions they attend during the year. I know that USA distribution has already begun. Next events where you can find it will be the Florence and Brussels tattoo conventions this next November. You can buy it online through proyectoeclipse.bigcartel.com .
New Old Ways
by El Carlo
Thank you very much for your support!
Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona will be attending the Florence and Brussels Tattoo conventions this next November. As always, we will bring a selection of our merch! Please keep an eye on our instagram to know all the news. Click on the pictures to visit the convention’s website for more info. See You all there!!
Recently I travelled back to Dortmund one more time and I also had the chance to participate in the Wuppertal Tattoo Convention. This trip was special because I had the best time with my friends but also because I was far from home when the terror attacks took place in the heart of Barcelona. I want to give thanks again to all those who asked about the situation in my city during the past weekend. As many places before in Europe, Barcelona is getting back to it’s normality.
All the tattoos here were done between the studio and the convention.
Again I had the luck of having the best clients. My special thanks for the ideas of Patrick, Henja, Ricardo and the choice of Arndt from my sketchbook. It means a lot when you feel so welcomed and you can do what you like most.
As I told you before, I was with my friends this time in Germany. Spending time and tattoo hours with Basti, Renata, Alejo, Marco, Marvin and Melissa has been great. Hope to repeat the experience in the future!
My next tattoo trip will be to the Brussels Tattoo Convention alongside my friends Rotor, Carlo, Ana and Nacho. We all are Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona and this will be the first convention for us using this name. Please get in touch if you want to get tattooed there, I’m already taking appointments through paypal.
Thank you very much.
I’m already booking some tattoos for the International Brussels Tattoo Convention of this year 2017. It’s an honour to participate for the fist time in such an event. You can visit the convention’s website by clicking on the picture. Please, if you want to get tattooed there, write me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection of merch and artwork by Proyecto Eclipse will be displayed in our booth. Don’t miss the chance to get some of our new items in exclusive for the Convention. Thanks again and hope to see you in Brussels!
Summer is getting hot as fuck this year in Barcelona but somehow we keep on going. Those tattoos are some of my favourites from July and this starting august. Thanks to all my clients who come from outside Spain to get some tattoos done by me. I have also started a new project with this backpiece.
2017 is the chinese year of the Rooster and this tattoo will be finished before it ends. By far, one of my favourite large pieces I had the luck to start. I had also the honour to add a new layer of tattoos on Mark Mason’s wild collection. This is the result of what’s getting really interesting and cool:
If you don’t know Mark’s work yet, check it out soon. He’s by far one of the most handpocketing experienced tattooers working in Barcelona. He works with us at Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona during summers and his agenda is always open to fit you in.
Next week I’ll be working in Germany again. I’m excited to be again doing what I like most in one of my favourite places: Farbaffäere. These are my dates and places if you want to get tattooed:
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WUPPERTAL TATTOO CONVENTION
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BRUSSELS TATTOO CONVENTION
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Thank You all for keeping an eye on my work. August will be an important month for us at Eclipse and the construction works of our new studio. Next post will have some new photos of the process.
Finally here! Time Machine II print is available through Proyecto Eclipse webstore. It’s been my first time working with this new version of the old known museum etching paper by Hahnemühle. As you can see in the pictures, the edge is deckled, just like it was a handmade watercolour paper. This adds a nice, less cold touch to this limited edition of 8 copies. All of them are signed, numbered and embossed by me. They come with a certificate of authenticity and they have been masterfully printed at Impressionart once again. All the technical info about the print is in the shop.
You’ll see I have also designed some new patches and I’m very happy with the result! The moon and star patch, named as Cycle patches, are only available together. The big one, is a twisted reinterpretation of Milton’s cosmology diagram from his classic poem Paradise Lost. The diagram appeared for the first time in Homer Sprague’s 1883 edition, nearly after 200 years of the first publication…and it’s amazing. My first idea was to replicate the diagram as it was:
But! despite it is an amazing picture and idea, it would be a poor challenge to do it that way. So I started to think and later on I found out my own concepts to make this patch. By switching some words and using the death representation as a centre, my Milton’s inspired patch came up. Last part of the process was doing a good research into some books of military insignia from the second world war and Vietnam too. I really love that stuff you know… I have also had the support and advice from El Carlo and Rotor. Once again their expertise in this field solved many problems before they even appeared. Take a look:
Don’t doubt to get your patch as soon as you can. Once they are gone, it’s almost sure they’ll never be back. Limited editions help us to keep our minds creative but they run out fast. We also like to have new stuff as often as we can at Eclipse.
Thanks again for keeping an eye into my work. All the info about the print and patches is available in the online store. Worldwide shipping is also available, as always.