gogueart Heading to sleep. These are random screen shots of the over 1,100+ entries for the #unicyclebrandsketchcontest ... I'm so impressed and honored that you all would take your time to do this! I'll pick my favorite loose sketch and my favorite refined sketch tomorrow night at midnight. Roughly 24 hours left to do yours. I'm not only inspired to draw more, my mind is spinning out on the talent, drive, creativity, and enthusiasm of something that was just for fun... You all are incredible, again the courage it takes to post your set here, whether a high profile artist or barely starting it takes an immense amount of courage to just simply put yourself out there for others to see, and judge. My best to each and everyone who entered. I'll announce the winners in 24 hours. Still plenty of time to post more sketches, and of course turn your sketches into finished pieces over the next week for the #unicyclebrandpaintcontest you all are incredible! 8h
  •   joshuarowlandstattoos More well known artists should do things like this. I've been having a great struggle with inspiration the last few weeks, between college and being in my first year tattooing, keeping the inspiration has been tough. So thank you for this random contest. I painted for 4 hours today, messed up, got frustrated, then said the hell with it and just opened my mind and had a hell of a lot of fun. Thanks man. 5h
  •   natalikhaugane This was super fun, thank you for doing this and good luck all. 5h
  •   mledouxtattoo @gogueart being talented and driven makes you one of the greats, but your ability to inspire those traits in others makes you a true rarity. Once again I am grateful to find myself with a little more momentum thanks to you casually, humbly, and gracefully raising the bar for us all. Respect. 4h
  •   benhucke I was stuck all week until I discovered this contest and it was so much fun. Personal win for myself, so thank you for that! We need more if this in our world. Cheers! 4h
  •   adampasquali This was such a great thing to do. Thanks for giving us an outlet to challenge ourselves and have fun. 2h
  •   nherdmann It's definitely hard to post something then see so many incredible things follow each day but I had a lot of fun doing it. I just wish I had the time to do more! 2h

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gogueart Got to do my second lesson on traditional/instinctive archery, recurve bow, this afternoon with @andrew_gogue and @kimi_g after having my other leg outlined by @hanumantra ... I got a bullseye and decent grouping at 18 yards. Stoked to learn more about this sport. 9h
  •   aliciaraft What is the weight you're working at? I love takedown recurve bows because you can change up your weight and give a new challenge to yourself. For hunting, compound is a safer bet and better for the animals. But for learning technique and appreciation for the sport there is nothing like a recurve! 9h
  •   g_gravestattoos I've been practicing as well:) 8h
  •   mrhattorihanzo @gogueart have you read Zen in the Art of Archery? 8h
  •   grahamdermagraphica I used to shoot the english self longbow. Amazing sport. You can have hours of fun with a bag of oranges randomly scattered in a field. Just walk and shoot. Good for losing arrows too. 7h
  •   tattoosbykrystal @gogueart how do i go about contacting you personally about possibly getting on board with an Australian Alternitave Lifestyle Brand and showcase some of your paintings or prints in our Art Gallery? 5h
  •   mrbeargle A very nice grouping! 4h
  •   blacklotustattoogallery Very cool.. Been thinking about taking up archery myself 2h
  •   dancarricotattoo Nothing more fun than a challenge with deadly weapons 25min

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gogueart So stoked on my new leg work by @hanumantra !!! Pure soul... Here's a clip of him working on me two days ago... Doing another round in the morning... Thanks @ryan_moon_art for putting this clip together! Two gifted guys I'm grateful to have in my life. Done @offthemaptattoo northwest. Also thanks to @waterlootattoo and @truetubes he loved the grips @durbmorrison ... Gonna send some back to the UK with him. 1d

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gogueart Working on my refined example... For either the #unicyclebrandsketchcontest or the#unicyclebrandpaintcontest ...we'll see how it turns out!!! So stoked on everyone's interest! You're all amazing!!!!! @unicyclebrand 1d
  •   joshether @gogueart my boss and coworker who are both close friends entered your contest. After reading your last post about your drawing I wish I had too. I was too nervous that my artwork would not stand out compared to the extremely talented artists that I work with. Your words really spoke to me, thank you for being such a positive role model in the art and tattoo community as well as being such a humble and inspiration figure. 17h
  •   free666soul Hey man I am not sure you will get this tonight but if you do can you please tell me what time the art piece is due by tomorrow? @gogueart 12h
  •   joenillo I was under the impression we had another full day but seeing people's posts I frantically stuck mine in there! I hope we have more time! @gogueart 10h
  •   free666soul @joenillo I am hoping the same thing, but I mean there is no way it's being judged til tomorrow morning and there was no specified time so I think we are good 10h
  •   gogueart @mcmykey thank you! Looking forward to it! @joshether thanks man! That's what it's all about... Im blown the fuck away at everyone's amazing reaction to this! I never planned it, just a spontaneous moment... But it's been incredibly inspiring to watch everyone... Shows me there's so much talent and hard work out there! @free666soul I'm not sure.... Tomorrow. I'd guess by midnight west coast time. 9h
  •   free666soul @gogueart wooooo hooooo!!! I was so damn stressed out! I have been staying up every night for days so glad I still have all night thanks so much! 9h
  •   murdercitydevil Hey Jeff .. I was wondering if this piece will be available or any of the two past sketches you did for examples .. I'd love to do a trade with you if your interested?! Lemme know what you think brother! 8h
  •   tonymontoni @gogueart big fan !, what kind of markers did you use to make this ? 3h

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gogueart Finished up today!!!! I love the strength if this. @fusion_ink @waterlootattoo @wildroseherbs @offthemaptattoo 2d

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gogueart #unicyclebrandsketchcontest another contribution.... I'm so amazed at EVERYONE's dedication!!! I love the range of entries and the creativity I'm seeing. I also have nothing but respect for every single person entering.... It's not about who wins as much as who try's. The courage it takes to put yourself out there for others to see is the biggest sign of humility and ambition... Keep at it you guys!!! I love it!!! It's got me drawing, which I haven't done in what feels like forever.. Thank you to everyone who is participating. Sketch contest winner to be picked on April 21st and the painting winner on April 28th. 2d

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gogueart Working on a body suit.... The way things can move, mingle, overlap, and and transcend from our western thinking of getting a single body part tattooed, changes everything when it comes to design and application. It's an amazing experience to discover the surprises along the way . More to come on @yella1 2d

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gogueart Had the privilege of tattooing @colorcrimes of @sullenclothing today... Tough as they come... 2d

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gogueart Getting my legs done by @hanumantra here @offthemaptattoo northwest! Matt loves the @waterlootattoo workstation! 4d

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gogueart My morning example sketch for #unicyclebrandsketchcontest ... Keep them coming people!!! Really stoked and inspired by everyone's efforts and creativity!!! For the sketch part the winner will be picked in a few days, you have til April 21st. I'm thinking of having two choices. Loose sketch and refined sketch... Keep posting 4d

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gogueart #unicyclebrandsketchcontest here's my example for you to check out. 40 minute sketch... Keep it loose, explore movement, shapes and allow yourself a little room for mistakes. I'm not looking for exact renderings especially in the sketch category... Loosen up, have fun and get creative... I@used some tombo pens here... Have fun keep posting... #unicyclebrandsketchcontest and your email for contact if you win.... The winner will be picked from there on April 21st... 5d

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gogueart Another in progress shot. Today's session on @cameronmillerart sat like a champion... As he always does..... Pic doesn't do this piece justice.... But whatever.... I'm stoked on this siren of the sea back piece. @offthemaptattoo @fusion_ink @wildroseherbs @cheyennetattooequipment @truetubes @sullenclothing 5d

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gogueart Contest rules… You must use one or both of the skull references provided on my Facebook page under the album title “Art contest” . You can do it any size. You can enter the “sketch" category, or the "paint” category or both. Simply do the artwork, post a pic on INSTAGRAM and hashtag either, #unicyclebrandsketchcontest or #unicyclebrandpaintcontest, along with your email address. The winner will be contacted by me personally VIA YOUR EMAIL. What do you win???? Unicycle Brand will publish the winning piece of art in each category, and ship you the prints to do as you please with them. The winner of each category will also receive an original sketch or painting from me (Jeff Gogue). You can keep your original art to do as you please with it. You will be promoted and your art will be shared on all our network sites. This is sincerely just a spontaneous attempt at sparking and inspiring some artwork. We live busy lives and I for one get tired of the distractions and extra things we have to do each day to keep up with it all. I miss drawing for the fun of drawing and painting for the fun of painting. I realize this is a “contest” but it’s only meant to be motivating and fun … if this goes well, we’ll do it again… Get to work and post your art as soon as you get it done. Feel free to enter as many pieces of art as you want. Don’t forget to hashtag and include your email so we can contact you if you win. There will be a panel of judges from Unicycle Brand staff who will pick our favorite sketch and our favorite painting and email you if you win.The due date is April 21st for the sketch and April 28th for the painting. It is open to anyone who is reading this… Any age, any medium, any size, any country… basically... if you have an Instagram account, you can figure this out… If you win… we will email you instructions on getting your art scanned or photographed at high resolution and we will take it from there… Good luck to everyone! 6d

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gogueart All healed first pass on Liz Taylor portrait done on @haleygogue at the opening party in Italy for @offthemaptattoo . Thank you @fusion_ink 6d

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gogueart I'm getting tattooed in four days by @hanumantra who's guest spotting with @joharrisontattoo both from the UK! Check @offthemaptattoo 's website for details! 1w

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gogueart Finished this one yesterday... A tattoo I started over four years ago... Hard to believe how fast time goes... 1w

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gogueart So stoked on today's second session on, "Sagi Musume" the heron maiden back piece on @yella1 ... Can't wait to see more progress... 1w

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gogueart An in progress Mucha sleeve that I worked on this week for a live demonstration for 60 artists from France and all over Europe. @punkyvonb sat very strong and patient while everyone watched and asked questions in Avignon France, thank you @chaudesaigues_stephane and @cecilechaudesaigues for putting this amazing experience together.. Thank you to all the attending artists who gave so much attention for three days straight of long hours talking about tattoos and painting! I'm going home inspired to step into a new level personally... Thank you!! 2w

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gogueart An oil demo I did for a painting workshop a few years back of @liannemoule ... Painted this live in front of everyone... I'm heading to Avignon France in the morning for a two day tattoo seminar and one day oil painting workshop I'm teaching.... If you're able to get there google "Jeff Gogue Choedesaiges France seminar" and sign up. It takes place in three days... http://www.tatouage-partage.com/en/tattooist/jeff-gogue 2w

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gogueart So happy with our new custom built storage at unicyclebrand artist coalition headquarters! Thank you @monica_geneva for running the operations! Thanks to our designer @ryan_moon_art and @haleygogue our media manager and contributing artist... Thank you @imandee21 for keeping the numbers straight! And @kimi_g and @jasondamage for the voice of reason!!! Current and future contributing artists, @dereknoble36 @luxaltera @shige_yellowblaze @liannemoule @jasonbutcher and more to come. Grateful beyond words for the support! Special thanks to all of you who have made this happen! Co sponsors: @sullenclothing @offthemaptattoo @fusion_ink @cheyennetattooequipment @evolvedmag @tattooartistmagazine @tattooculturemagazine @tattoosnob @tattoonow_dot_com 2w

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