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Advice Please

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Shadow316, Nov 21, 2005.

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  1. Shadow316

    Shadow316 New Jack

    Joined: Nov 21, 2005 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    Hey, I Been Searching The Internet To See If I Could Come Up With Anything on Doing Graff Lettering, I was Sitting In My Basment and Decided To Pick Up a Can of Spray Paint And Stay Spraying a Card Board Box. Lol . It Dident Look So Good After. Can Anyone Help Me With Lettering With Like a Black Magic Marker. I Hope You Can Help Me. I Really Want To Get Involved With This Kind Of Art. Thank You!
    Happy Turkey Day!
  2. Yellow Feets

    Yellow Feets Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004 Messages: 1,958 Likes Received: 0
    Let's see...

    1) First you need a name. Choose a name but do some research on it. If the name is already taken, don't use it. Try to be creative with the name. Don't just use whatever pops up to mind because there's a 95% chance that the name is already chosen.

    2) Get to sketching. With the chosen "tag/name", start doing letters. Very very simple letters. You've got to start off small. The cliche "You've got to learn to walk before you run" applies here. But in your case, it's more like "You've got to learn how to crawl before you run". But yeah, start sketching out simple shit like the logos you see on your cereal box and the stuff in magazines. Pay close attention to the proportions of each individual letter. Don't be amazed by colors and other distractions. Also, don't feel the urge to throw in arrows, a crown, stars, or that "hip-hop" stuff you see on tv. That's extremely lame.

    3) Painting. Don't paint until you have the basics of simple letters and 3D down. 3D meaning perspective.



    fuck this. this thread is gonig to get closed anyway. but hey. read everything in "THE YARD" part of the 12oz forum board.
  3. Yellow Feets

    Yellow Feets Senior Member

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  4. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 112

    How many threads do you see stickied at the top of these forums? How many picture post forums do we have?

    Kids now days..god.
  5. Shadow316

    Shadow316 New Jack

    Joined: Nov 21, 2005 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    Thanks For everyones advice!
  6. yeaaaah baby

    yeaaaah baby Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2004 Messages: 3,366 Likes Received: 150
    why do people even help out kids like this? if you have to ask on the internet then you are not really into graffiti, and therefore you will not be committed to it. figure these things out on your own or dont figure them out at all.
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