Cambodia Student Tattooist Watar
Watar has demonstrated an incredible drive to master technical line work within his tattoo designs. This drive is fuelled by his wonderfully cheerful disposition and he is frequently seen dropping his trademark smile when bringing his wonderful designs to life; clearly showing his passion for the art.
One of the many technical tattoo designs that Watar has mastered at our tattoo school is the ‘Hanya’ (a Japanese samurai helmet). In his rendition of this design, he focuses on conveying depth with the use of shadow and the monotone contrast that excludes colour. This depth helps intensify the sinister expression he has created on the ‘Mempo’ (the facial guard of the Japanese ‘Hanya’). The expression on the ‘Mempo‘ is demonic; a characteristic that is seen on many of these ancient facial guards to instil fear into the enemy and not just protect their face from incoming blades. Watar’s understanding of the context of the ‘Hanya’ and ‘Mempo’, has allowed him to apply techniques that truly exaggerate the design characteristics and make for an awe-inspiring design.
Watar has also demonstrated considerable ability in his colour work, which has been showcased in his feather motif designs. Sparking a stark contrast to his demonic ‘Hanya’ variations, Watar has refined his design approach and achieved the creation of elegant feather designs. The designs are more simplistic in their line work but he has enhanced their overall beauty by illustrating a mastery over colour variation. In his colour feather design, he has enigmatically flowed through- what would normally be contrasting tones, but by utilizing an array of shades within each section and carefully selecting the commanding colours, he has allowed for the contrasting colours to work seamlessly with one-another.
All of these technical abilities that Watar has displayed in his various designs have also culminated into one spectacular piece. Watar’s ‘Old School Owl’ tattoo design is a fantastic display of his accumulated knowledge and the technical ability that he has learnt throughout his time at our Tattoo Art School in Hua Hin. He has applied his understanding of how certain contrasting colours can complement one another and he has also used strong line work to embolden these colours and emphasize the shapes used to construct the owl design. This is truly a fantastic piece, which may just represent the tattoo style that Watar has demonstrated a natural affinity with.
We have no doubt that Watar, will go on to do fantastic things and become a brilliant tattoo artist. Anyone who is lucky enough to wear one of his designs would be swelled with pride at the quality of his artisanship.