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One step at a time

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by OMG Im Naked, Oct 21, 2004.

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  1. OMG Im Naked

    OMG Im Naked Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 16, 2004 Messages: 153 Likes Received: 0
    Why do you fucks always feel the need to take 5 steps ahead when you havent even completed the step your at?

    seriously? at the stage 95% of you are at who cares about krink, and etch, and fire extinguisher tags, and mixing deadly brews of stainer ink why do you all make thread after thread on these topics when im almost 100% certain that hardly any of you even get up using the most conventional of methods. Iam going to give you some advise that will hopefully help you see the light. this is all you need:

    1- go to the store, purchase a pilot/magnum.

    2- use it until it runs out

    3- return to the store for a replacement pilot/magnum.

    4- wait several years before your work becomes close to significant, and evolves THEN do some experimentation into some other methods, until then keep repeating steps 1,2 and 3.

    Enjoy the rest of your day....thankyou and goodnight.
  2. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    OR, learn all you can now and practice practice practice. but dont practice on my street. practice in your back yard. get yourself a good sized piece of plywood and just fuck it up. paint it. buff it. paint it.buff it. paint it. buff it. paint it. if your parents ask just say you are into this kind of art, and ask them if they'd rather you do it illegally. if you stick to this long enough you will get better. but this shit takes time kids. this isnt one week you are a toy the next week you are a king. it takes years to get known. and im talking about non stop painting in these years. good luck children.
  3. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,495 Likes Received: 502
    3- return to the store for a replacement pilot/magnum.

    and thats why there are so many threads about how to make ink,krink.mops, modifieng tips,mixing paint and such..

    why go back to the store to buy a new pilot..when you can refill the pilot you already have with a more permanent ink.

    and as far as the waiting years and years... i think the definition of fame is much wider than you are getting at..

    i know cats that are damn near legends in my old city and the closest they ever came to wildstyle was a three color throwee..
  4. rubbish heap

    rubbish heap Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 1,563 Likes Received: 2
    yeah check it. i never cared about anything marker or ink related until i got my handstyles in check. now i'm at the point where i can pull a decent to really nice handstyle for just about any word in the english alphabet, and i'd like to see my shit last a little longer than it would with stock shit. plus, half the fun of it all is brewing up a nice stainer ink recipe or a homemade mop and being stoked to go out and it up with something you made with your hands (and brain). it's what makes it yours - even if you're mixing krink, only you had everything in the exact proportion that you did, no 2 mixes are ever the same if you aren't measuring it all out.

    but yeah, if you don't hit up on the regular with stock shit.. yeah. just like painting, you gotta start off using stocks before you get some new yorkers and germans...
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    i still use all stock caps. i mean, if one of the boys offer me a specialty cap i'll use it.. but stock suits me just fine.
  6. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Dead on. And dude, you don't look smart with a screen name like OMG i'm naked.
  7. Chance Em Redy

    Chance Em Redy Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 221 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah just make sure all you new cats out there dont be running through the city one night tagging everything up in site to gain some sort of recognition. Well actually you would probably get some recognition..as being shitty. Like the other guys said, keep it in your backyard, blackbook, wthatever, for a year..then maybe take your shit to the streets. If more people did this, the heat wouldnt be so bad round my neighborhood. Remember, just cuz you read some graff book, watched a video, talked to a couple writers at school, doesnt mean you know anything. If you want respect gotta earn it..but its gonna take time.
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    heh it was the inch tip Marks-A-Lots for me
  9. MrSirius

    MrSirius Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 200 Likes Received: 0
    some of us are five steps ahead of the rest
  10. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    for instance. i started really young. i wasnt serious until about 4 years ago... but i started when i was around 10. my mom actually turned me on to graffiti. not specifically, but she showed me how to draw letters. she started with that s..

    that one. two sets of three lines and then cap off the ends and connect the middle diagonally. right around then i went around with sharpies and actually started a crew with my friend. i dont think we actually had specific names, but our crew name was "the skulls" and we would draw a skull under the tag. we didnt get that from the movie.. i dont even think that movie came out yet.. we just thought skulls were cool. i've been thinking about re-establishing the skulls with 50% of the original members still in the crew. i probably wont do it.

    alittle history on iloveboxcars/
  11. rodger_that

    rodger_that New Jack

    Joined: Sep 26, 2004 Messages: 41 Likes Received: 0
    go with what ever u think is right if your wrong you'll eventully know some one will tell u your wack or start beef and then you'll just have to learn from your mistakes.
  12. ®āłpĦ Łąuяëŋ

    ®āłpĦ Łąuяëŋ New Jack

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0
    I get free pilots, i just order them from work....:) you should try it too!!!
  13. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    i have a problem with step one, what the fuck? buy a marker? damn

    i agree that kids need to slow down and realize that shit takes time to progress, but come on, who needs to buy stuffs
  14. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    it's a constant learning process. sketch, tag, go out, get up. it doesn't matter how bad you suck, if you're a toy, you're a toy. hardly anyone starts out with 'mad skill'. keep at it.
  15. Adviljunky200mg

    Adviljunky200mg New Jack

    Joined: Oct 29, 2004 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    I hear what ur sayin ill admit ima toy , and the whole plywood, thing thats what i do. But it never feels like im gettin anywhere, no one to splain anything, no one to even point out if im on the right track. You got like any advice about how to get on your feet, or tips for better can control?
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