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Discussion in 'Toys forum' started by Kayone707, Sep 6, 2004.
nah it's straight
Anyone know of any good videos or movies that focus on handstyles? I'm trying to work on mine currently and I'm looking for inspiration. I would also love to learn some of the history. I saw a YouTube video where a guy was discussing the different styles he came across in different cities.
Kind of looking for some inspiration to make into my own.
Might be a dumb question but can you refill whiteout pens with those whiteout bottles? And can you use the bottles as refills for a mop?
Yo whatsup. I'm pretty new at graff and got some stickers coming pretty soon. I just wanted to ask what markers are the best for slaps. Like ones that will last awhile in the sun and stuff
Hey stok i always racks oil based chisel markers, anything ink based will wash away, no sharpies, or use tham and put clear spray or white crayon or wax on them so they are waterproof (before slapping)
with paper slaps (postal stickers name badges etc.) you can use almost anything as long as it doesent fade in the sun. for eggshells i like to use paint markers. paint markers will last in the sun but ink can fade. and bombthesystem123 is right u probly shouldent use sharpies
Thanks. Clear spray paint works?
Yea clear spray probby da best
Thanks. This really helps
Gday guys, I just started painting a couple of months back, looking for any tips/crit/advice.
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if you are rich you can keep painting, if you are broke stop painting immediately, pick up a ream of paper and start practicing key board letters, all day everyday until your letters look like keyboard letters, then post only the best effort you can and ill see if you are ready to paint
I don't know if this thread is alive and kicking but was wondering: is it skill or recognition that separates toy from pro?
To be honest i think its mostly skill that differentiates u from being a toy but your recognition plays a part in tour reputation as a graffiti writer. Thats just what i think but im still trying not be a massive toy so
In my opinion its skills. Just because you're recognized doesn't mean you're nice. I started writing back in the early 90s, around 94. Over the years I've seen pieces by folks who were "nobodies" that would put pieces by so called legends to shame. But thats not the important thing though, write for you as the foundation of graff is self expression.
What's more important: a unique style that is done repetitively, or versatility and being able to do some of everything? There is a writer, who's name I won't mention, it's a great style and he's done some great pieces but when I see his work it all kind of looks the same.
While it may seem repetitive to you, the fact that you can recognize who it is just by the style tells me the artist has their own unique style!! Having ones own unique style that is both dope and identifying takes years so kudos to them!! I myself try to emulate every style I can. I think that is what ultimately will lead to "your" own style as you pull elements from all of the different styles you learn!! Artists styles will transform and evolve over their lifetimes as certain styles speak to different people at different stages of their lives depending on a number of different variables. In short, try lots of styles till you find yours!! Sorry for the length of post!! Here's my latest Blackbook pic I'm working on for my post.
What kind of markers are best for blackbook? I use prismacolor markers for most art but they make the colors look "patchy"...
Learn and master the basics, then let your style evolve from there.
When a writer first starts out he/she is considered a toy. But as a writer continues his path it becomes a derogatory term for an unskilled or weak artist.
I'm still new to this forum so I accidentally started a thread for this question before I found this one. I'm curious as to why amateur writers are called toys?
Try either Molotow or Posca markers. They sell individual or in a set. At least for molotow wouldn't be sure for the other brand. Also, try different sketchbooks with different paper weights with is measured in gsm( grams per square meter). The higher the number the thicker and sturdier the paper. It might solve your "patchy" problem.
If you are interested in a good sketchbook try Canson XL Mixed Media. It's great for acrylic, watercolors, charcoal, pastel, markers, pens & pencils.
Hope that answers your question.
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