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Discussion in 'Paper Chase' started by swif1, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. LifeISE

    LifeISE New Jack

    Joined: Feb 28, 2018 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 5
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    No such thing as bad criticism
     
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  2. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,943 Likes Received: 462
    Same advice as almost all toys - start simple, stay simple. After that, keep doing simples.

    Everyone's problem - as was mine - was trying to get too tricky too soon. Go back to doing simples and straights until they are clean as a whistle. If you get board, just make them lean a little or something very, very basic. Only after people tell you that you have simples down should you start even thinking about extensions and connections.

    Go back to doing simples and post them.
     
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  3. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,943 Likes Received: 462
    In saying that, the second one is pretty simple.

    Make sure that the bars on your letters are all a uniform size. the L and the I are upright but the F and the E are on a lean. The E isn't balanced at all.

    Try for a while choosing an established typefase, like something with serifs. Get used to drawing them text book clean but add shadows or 3D. Dont' bother trying to make up letters at the start, others have already done that for you. Pick a typeface and master it. Then start to make them lean, or curve, then you can think of adding the funk, etc.
     
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  4. LifeISE

    LifeISE New Jack

    Joined: Feb 28, 2018 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 5
    Thanks a lot. I definitely went all in from the start trying to get tricky with my fills & background without any “artistic” experience. I actually said today after painting something horrific that I’m sticking to straights & throwies from now on until I can get some consistency. Hardest thing for me is definitely keeping my letters balanced, those two I posted were all thanks to pencil & eraser because my hand control is terrible.
     
  5. LifeISE

    LifeISE New Jack

    Joined: Feb 28, 2018 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 5
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    Again with the balance all out of whack & a ridiculous lean on the I this time. Honestly probably one of the cleanest I’ve done on wall unfortunately.
     
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  6. LifeISE

    LifeISE New Jack

    Joined: Feb 28, 2018 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 5
    How bad is my hand style? Lol

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  7. shaolean13

    shaolean13 Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2017 Messages: 126 Likes Received: 13
    thats a straight tag i like that
     
  8. simon sandleshit

    simon sandleshit Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2014 Messages: 249 Likes Received: 124
    youre trying too hard with the handstyle. it needs to flow..follow the same concept given earlier of going simple. the problem youre going to run into is you may feel like it not flow because all of those letters are fairly rigid. i suggest practice and repetition and finding what letters work for you.
     
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  9. citronellaforalgernon

    citronellaforalgernon New Jack

    Joined: Mar 11, 2018 Messages: 15 Likes Received: 12
    Life, your tag is pretty beat to be honest. Like other dude said, you’re trying too hard to make it look like graffiti. Just do some nice legible all caps letters and go from there. Also, id pick a different name, life is very far from unique. But that’s entirely up to you.
     
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  10. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,555 Likes Received: 647
    Saw this and thought it deserved a shout in the toy thread. Don't bite

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  11. LifeISE

    LifeISE New Jack

    Joined: Feb 28, 2018 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 5
    Nobody in my city nor anywhere on the internet have I seen anyone write life so I’ll stick with it, unique enough for me & I dig the word. As for the all legible capital letters that’s what I started with, & over about 6 months it turned into this tag because of how it flows. I dislike the average half legible tag that all look fairly the same & feel that mine actually has some uniqueness to it vs all the other average joes I see. I know my pieces are shit, but I also believe there is no “correct” way for a tag to look. All the “proper” tags look bland in my opinion. That is all anyone really has though... personal opinion
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
  12. simon sandleshit

    simon sandleshit Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2014 Messages: 249 Likes Received: 124
    youre in the toy thread asking for advice. yes there is no correct way but with that tag there your shit is not gonna last. you have no style yet and your claiming your tags are better than the other "average joe" tags? a unique tag like your talking about takes years and years to develop. have to crawl before you can walk.
     
  13. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 9, 2013 Messages: 13,783 Likes Received: 2,555
    Like said, swallow your pride and take advice. A tag can be simply written, well. Just like the advice on letters, you don't need all sorts of crazy arrows and connections and shit, you need flow.

    On names, these days with the internet and shit it's mad easy to see that a name like Life has been taken. Kind of feel like you should change that shit. I know people will say you can always throw a number after your name like Life134 or some shit but IMO go back to the drawing board and get a more original name or have the approval of the person who used that name. Really no reason these days to take a name that has been used already.
     
  14. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,555 Likes Received: 647
    Look at people like Bates. His handstyles are sick but simple.
    I appreciate you're trying to develop your style and my handstyles are far from amazing however that Life handstyle looks weak like it's too forced.
    So many decent names you can write.
    I write Alts and Gutrot and have never seen these names used before.
     
  15. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,943 Likes Received: 462
    Agree with the above, go simple and perfect that. I don’t think any of the letters in the tag have any real style, they just exist. Cool that you do your own thing but unanimous advice here is that it won’t be appreciated by your peers.
     
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