Japanese dragon tattoos have proved to be enduringly popular. Unlike their Western counterparts, Japanese dragons are associated with wisdom, wealth, and benevolence; and this is evident in the grace and elegance of the tattoo designs.
Few artists have mastered the art of dragons like Bill Canales. In his captivating publication,Book of Dragons,he shares some of his finest tattoo designs, from their initial sketches to the final, polished images.
A collector’s item – the best tattoo books always are!
Those with a deep appreciation of Japanese art are sure to want theBook of Dragonsfor their collection. It’s hotly anticipated to be one of the best tattoo books of 2020, and its subject matter makes it a must-have publication for Japanese tattoo aficionados.
The portrait-orientated hardcover book is 11” by 14” (279 x 355 mm), and comes in a cloth-covered folding box case. This ensures that it stays well-protected, as well as marking it as a true collector’s item. Each design is printed on 200gsm premium art paper, to complement each image.
About the artist
Bill Canales has been tattooing since 1992. During this time, he’s focused his attention on Japanese designs; an area that is notoriously complex, especially given the intricacy of the designs and the symbolism behind them.
He specializes in large-scale pieces; bright, striking sleeves, and full-body suits, which respect the original designs while exploring fresh ways of representing them. When not creating books, Bill can be found at his studio, Full Circle Tattoo, in San Diego.
Limited-edition tattoo art book
This is a limited-edition book, and Kintaro will only be publishing 1,000 copies in total. This means, if you want to invest in a copy, it’s best to order sooner rather than later.Book of Dragonsfeatures 50 horizontal fold-out pages, which enable you to open up each ‘dragon’ and study it at leisure.
The date for the official book release is scheduled for October 2020.
Title: Book of Dragons
Binding:Hardcover + folding box case with locks made from 5mm-thick grey plate covered with cloth
Paper-type: 200 gr. OJI Matt Art
Page-total:50 horizontal gatefolds, displacing at 22" x 14" size + 14 typical
This book went beyond my expectations. The production quality is second to none.
Bill’s dragons have been a favourite of mine for a long time and this book is full of more dragon reference than you will probably ever need. Truly inspiring.
Shipping came in quick and amazing products !! Been buying books from kintaro publishing for a while now. 🙌🏽
Amazing book. Way bigger than I anticipated it’s so well made and totally worth the wait.
Book of dragons
Amazing book put together very well well worth the purchase!
Bill delivers awesome content here. Several varying layers of his process from sketch to finished sumi work.
It’s a beautiful piece for any artist or collector.