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Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Kettie, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. Kettie

    Kettie Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 2, 2000 Messages: 103 Likes Received: 0
    What do y’all think of characters? There have been some great writers that do ‘em, but do you think characters alone are enough. Do you need a piece to go with them? Any difficulties you’ve found with them? I’ve been havin troubles carrying enough paint to get good detail on them.
  2. misery#3

    misery#3 New Jack

    Joined: Feb 24, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    Yo Characters are all fun, i love drawing and putting them up. You could bomb characters, you could throw them with a peice, you could do them just alone, or you could do chacters as peices, the list is endless what you could do. Just becreative. And as far as carring the paint just get a bag bigenough to hold all the paint in. But either way have fun doing them. you should post some up here...
  3. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Guest

    The thing about characters is that unless you have a truly simple character it takes a long time to paint them and it takes a long time to make a name for yourself.
  4. tassie toy

    tassie toy New Jack

    Joined: Apr 24, 2002 Messages: 75 Likes Received: 0
    good characters are hard to paint but anyone can draw cool characters on paper. I think a sick character looks pretty dope accompanied by a piece. Anyone else notice that the public find characters heaps more appealing? when ever i'm with a non-graffer they never give a shit about peices and then they see a character an are like "damn that is some wicked graffti".
  5. CAPS

    CAPS Member

    Joined: Oct 23, 2001 Messages: 658 Likes Received: 0

    Not totally true. I started painting chars then went to letters. If you get good at chars you can burn them just as fast as pieces. I do end to end rails with HUGE sets of eyes that take less time to do than pieces.

    CAPS...... "eye train hard"
  6. jeff123456

    jeff123456 Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 273 Likes Received: 0
    characters are alway good.. u dont need a piece to put them with....

    lots of ppl go bombing and do just characters..
  7. 87centHitMan

    87centHitMan Guest

    I couldn't really draw characters very well until I got really good at making all sorts of bombstyles. after a while, I realized that all I'm really doing when I draw characters is combining bombstyle and handstyle techniques and putting them together to make faces, hats, cans, all that shit. Hands were kind of tough, but I got those down after a while. Characters are fun when you know how to do them. It's a very good display of your style and skills.
  8. Ron McDonald

    Ron McDonald Guest

    Ahhaaaa hhaaaaaa
    Xray pieces from Brighton, England.

    Check this...
    (click on the little face for some characters)
  9. JUWSE

    JUWSE Junior Member

    Joined: May 10, 2002 Messages: 159 Likes Received: 0
    i love seeing original characters. esp. bombs of characters.
  10. sound

    sound New Jack

    Joined: Sep 8, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    the best characters are probably simple ones...people recognize them, and it becomes your tademark....look at Jaber and Dalek
  11. space

    space Member

    Joined: May 17, 2002 Messages: 320 Likes Received: 0
    i feelin dalek's characters, also like the characters that felon does.
  12. urban ghost

    urban ghost Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 273 Likes Received: 0
    I have to agree^^^^^^
  13. moonstrahl

    moonstrahl Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 5, 2002 Messages: 194 Likes Received: 0
    Characters are cool, and I agree that keeping it simple is good unless you have lots of time. I think that the question becomes how much artistic ability are you putting into the character? If you are going to do something that could be in a museum, then it is going to be a pain, but if you are going to throw soem shit up quick it won't look as good. Either way it is something different to see in the dull, grey landscape called city.
  14. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Guest

    Zombie does the best characters.
  15. 87centHitMan

    87centHitMan Guest

    people tend to recognize a cartoon charater alot easier than a tricked-out handstyle, or piece, because it's alot harder for non-writers to read script or any kind of funky wildstyle. I think people have a greater appreciation for characters, too. There's this one wall in my town that just got buffed, and there was this sweet-ass little monkey character in one the wall, and the dude that painted it buffed all the hands and bombs, but not the monkey. It was cool as hell. He actually kept it on the wall and paid careful attention not to go over it!