In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to take a look at some handy illustration techniques that mimic the style of traditional tattoo flash graphics, similar to the large chest tattoo of MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Solid outlines, bold colours and a stipple shading effect are all key aesthetics of this style. I created the initial sketch of a panther on paper, which you can download to follow along with the rest of this guide in Adobe Photoshop.

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