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Discussion in 'Paper Chase' started by earo 35, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1

    ive been writing for more than 2 years, and i have had several piecing styles... it was only lately (since january) that i made a new peicing style, its very simple and very easy to do and if done right, looks really nice. it has come along very nicely except that everytime i try something, it never comes out how i want it to, i dont know whether to add more arrows, or make it 3-d or add a shadow.... most of the people on this site have been into this stuff for almost a decade, i would appreciate it if you gave me some tips or advice on what to add or what to subtract from the example you give me....thanks in advance. as soon as i find some examples, i'll post them, thanks again.
  2. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1
    these are some of my earlier pics...
    this one says rack...http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4da27b3127ccebc4978f8b6070000001610'>
    and daze...[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4da27b3127ccebc4a9ad5d68f0000001610'>
    now for some newer pics...
  3. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1
    these are some of my newer ones,
    another earo...[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4da27b3127ccebc497f7a772e0000001610'>
    and heres one that i did for this girl melissa...[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4da27b3127ccebc496702775a0000001610'>
  4. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1
    sorry about the quality of the pics... my cam sucks..
  5. eseLokE1uno

    eseLokE1uno Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 1,280 Likes Received: 0
    It seems like you are on the right track, the arrows/extensions you worry about adding is what hinders your sketches. Dont worry about adding them to much, letters should always come first at least when your still kinda new to this. My advice is to work on your letters without any extra stuff, drop a 3d on them and work on your perspective to get the right shading, after you get this down you will understand your style enough to know where and how extensions can come into play-

    MANIK DEK Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2003 Messages: 351 Likes Received: 0
    your lower case e looks horrible.......the lower case letter at the end of your pieces doesnt really seem to flow with the rest of your letters, i would switch from a lower case e to capital e
  7. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1
    ive tried capital e's, they look worse than the e's i alredy have, i thought the e's i have look nice, could you you give an example of how it should look, or if theres a picture of someone elses work on 12 oz who has the same letter structure give me a link and tell me the name, so i know how far to scroll down, if i see a good letter structure, i could learn it in less than 5 minutes... thanks again
  8. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    dont change a thing.

    wait, take out the arrows/extensions
  9. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
  10. RubbeRBand

    RubbeRBand Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2003 Messages: 525 Likes Received: 0
    ditto, rape is a crime.

    let me get this straight, this is what you have?

    it looks good, you should design albums for one of your middle school neo punk bands sucker.
  11. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    i believe you should just stick with one thing to try to piece....or if thats what ur goin for keep goin.......you have to work on the letter first and need not worry bout all dem arrows right now.....work heavily with ur lower case or just do upper case its thats easier......str8 simple as we all id at one time......three keys words every writer has known for years....
    after you practice for a while your shit will most definetly progress and evolve.....then you can throw all the arrows you want in ur shit...but dont feel discouraged.....ur got the basic concept and u know what to do and how to readjust.....good luck sir.....hope for the best......
  12. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    the proportions seem a little awkward

    dont add arrows unless theyre coming naturally
  13. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1
    destroya, what do you have against all my pics, if you cant see the progress, then you must be blind.... all my letters used to be like 4 different sizes and there was no flow. the newer ones are about the same size, and i have never had more flow in my life, i dont know if its just that you hate me and you have to criticize my work or if you are tring to be funny, id love to see some of your first pieces, theyre probably just like mine, if not, a lot worse, and another thing, ive had this style for about a month or 2, you can expect huge changes in a style in that amount of time.... and for all the other guys who helped, thanks, im gonna post some pics with the advice you guys gave me.... oh yeah, the arrows come naturally, everytime i do a letter, i always have a certain spot for the arrows to come out of... thanks again.
  14. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1
    another question, could you guys tell me the letters i need to work on, and if possible, what i can do to improve them.... ive already been told about my e's, if you think theres something else, feel free to criticize..
  15. earo 35

    earo 35 Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 1
    this is an example of my uppercase e's...