The Fundamentals of Character Design by Frank LaNatra

We spend so much time focusing on the technical aspects of tattooing that we tend to neglect the fundamentals of drawing. This is the foundation that all great art is built upon and will translate into your tattooing. We tend to forget about our basic shapes and perspective which can sometimes leave our drawings looking odd or a bit off. 

This course will take you back to those roots and help you to understand how to draw from the ground up. All great characters start from an understanding of complex shapes at their most rudimentary form. 

We will focus on:

  • Using basic shapes in 3 dimensional space
  • Sketching and gesture drawing
  • Characterizing animals from reference
  • Head studies including facial features, expressions and defining characteristics
  • Lines of action and motion
  • Strong Silhouettes
  • Giving life to your creations

We will be drawing in this course so please bring:

  • Digital or Traditional drawing materials
  • Animal references
  • Your imagination

Attendees will receive:
Soft cover “Fundamentals of Character Design” companion book to the seminar. 

— Cost $200 / Course Length: 4 hours

To Register, email me at [email protected]



Frank La Natra

Tattoo Artist & Digital Painter

Frank’s artistry is filled with life, action, drama and that delicate moment when everything seems to be going out of control. In fact, La Natra is in full control of every aspect and nuance of his art. Highly skilled and inspired in all matters of illustration technique, La Natra has brought those talents to the art of tattooing. His art is a fusion of animation and fine art. He creates his work across all media including his beloved pencil on paper, digital art, oil paints and most definitely, tattooing.