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Need Advice/Critisism

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by -STATUS-, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. -STATUS-

    -STATUS- New Jack

    Joined: Mar 7, 2006 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0
    Hey, guys I did my first peice w/spraypaint today and I have a new found respect for graffiti artists. I have drawn and painted all my life but using spraypaint is a whole new challenge.
    Anyways, please give me some tips and advice on my first peice. Its done on a huge peice of cardboard (5x8 feet) and w/shitty paint since its just practice.

    http://i2.tinypic.com/r1yark.jpg

    I know this fuckin sucks but it is my first attempt, so whatever you see that i can work on to improve my technique would be appreciated.
     
  2. master bait

    master bait Member

    Joined: Feb 16, 2005 Messages: 605 Likes Received: 0
    just keep on doing your thing and stay off the internet.
    you'll probably have this thread locked after a few insults and reply pictures anyway
     
  3. Politics&Bullshit

    Politics&Bullshit Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2005 Messages: 221 Likes Received: 0
  4. graffkid15

    graffkid15 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 13, 2005 Messages: 69 Likes Received: 0
    work on the letters cause anybody see that on a wall its sure to get ragged but otha than that its ight
     
  5. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    ok.

    FIRST
    take 'i need advice/criticism' threads to the PAPERCHASE section of the site

    SECOND
    you need to spend some time sketching letters.
    you have a bubble thing going on which isn't disgustingly atrocious, but you should maybe work on a straight letter style for now
    (like doing block letters or comic book letters as graffiti)
    you are also staying simple, which is GOOD..stay SIMPLE for now

    THIRD
    you need to practice, on WALLS, a LOT
    you are dripping on cardboard so your can control is shit
    don't look to caps or fancy euro paint to help you
    your hands will only get stronger and agile with PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE

    FOURTH
    you have a grasp of the whole outline/fill/3D/highlights/background concept
    but you suck at can control
    so maybe for now, don't worry about highlights, they are only making your shit look worse because it is mad sloppy and thick
    and, you need to work the 3D out
    i hated 3D when i started, but the fact of the matter is, graffiti looks waaay better with a '3D'.. whether it be traditional blocks, a drop shadow, or actual three dimensional letters (which you should NOT be worried about attempting now)
     
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