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 is a great exhibition of how Bill has perfected the dragon, to the point that even without any background or shading they appear so full of life, each with their own distinct mood and expression. One can also witness how the various line choices, their shapes and thicknesses have been carefully tuned to flow so well with one another. It inspires me in what the pursuit of perfection can achieve if one has the talent and relentlessly keeps at it for decades.
Book of Dragons-Bill Canales
Amazing. A must have for dragon reference and a beautifully bound piece of art.
Also, it shipped insanely fast.
Increible el trabajo del libre y su contenido es aun mas increible!
Book of Dragons
Ghis Von Zadra
Forget the price, the attention to the details and the quality of the print make it totally worth every penny! And the content itself makes it an absolute must have. Period.