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

  1. citronellaforalgernon

    citronellaforalgernon New Jack

    Joined: Mar 11, 2018 Messages: 15 Likes Received: 12
    Look dude, if you can’t take a bit of constructive criticism, you picked the wrong culture to get involved with. We’re trying to help you. I don’t know where your from, but the streets can get real as fuck, and if you’re going to cry and defend your garbage tag and put yourself above anyone already, just quit. Graff is going to be nothing but stress for you and you’ll never progress. You’re posting in a toy thread, you obviously know you’re not good, so get your head out of your ass and start simple. Straight letters back to back to back. And i don’t know if there are any heads writing LIFE that have a huge name, but trust me, it’s unoriginal. Almost every city I’ve been to I’ve seen some toy tagging life with a sharpie. Just do yourself a favor and come up with something else. That letter set up is garbage anyways.
     
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  2. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,555 Likes Received: 647
    I think if you back on this thread to about 2007 then you'll see a shit ton of simple straight letters I did over and over to progress. It is the best way of doing it.
     
  3. citronellaforalgernon

    citronellaforalgernon New Jack

    Joined: Mar 11, 2018 Messages: 15 Likes Received: 12
    Same man, i actually did that the other day. I definitely made a lot of progress in my letter structure, but i definitely have a long way to go. Used to try to do all kinds of crazy unnecessary shit with my pieces and nowadays my style is super simple, but i feel like it looks alright and has a little flavor.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  4. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,555 Likes Received: 647
    I've got all my blackbooks so quite often look back at that sort of time period just to see how I've improved and also to rework letters from back then
     
  5. LifeISE

    LifeISE New Jack

    Joined: Feb 28, 2018 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 5
    I’m in Detroit & you’re right the streets are real as fuck i know a big ego/not taking good criticism will get me nowhere. I came here because I know I have no skills. Never meant to come off as if I was crying over the criticism, although I did get a tad defensive over my tag because i believe this shit is an art, & when someone tells you the art you’ve been working avidly on sucks it’s a little diminishing. I was simply trying to iterate why I felt my tag was decent. I understand the whole originality aspect of the name I write & knew it had been written long before I ever even picked up a crayon. Reason i chose it is because of what it means to me & I like the way other people can choose to perceive it. Obviously the name & style just isn’t acceptable so I’m gonna write every variation of words I can think of in straight letters until I see some consistency & progress. Hopefully I can ultimately get something that I’m happy with & others think is kinda fly. I appreciate the feedback & advice you’ve given a lot. You could’ve just called me a toy & told my ass to stop writing because I’m an embarrassment but instead you kept it real (which was a tad harsh, but the truth) showing me where I’m slacking & humbly admitting you once walked the same steps.
    I’ll be back on here in a while with some new material to see what I still need improvement on but until then just know I’m having a great time learning this shit, & don’t know where my mind would be without it.
    Much love,
    - Life ;)
     
  6. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,943 Likes Received: 462
    I don’t dislike the word, nothing wrong with that. Just not a fan of the way you were writing it. Time and practice, time and practice.
     
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  7. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,555 Likes Received: 647
    You won't get crits in the sketch thread as that's for established writers so you shouldn't really need crits unless you specifically ask for it
     
  8. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,943 Likes Received: 462
    +1

    Your work belongs in the sketch thread
     
  9. ill.texas.zane

    ill.texas.zane New Jack

    Joined: Mar 23, 2018 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    What markers do you use for pieces like these? I like the colors, man.
     
  10. shaolean13

    shaolean13 Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2017 Messages: 126 Likes Received: 13
  11. shaolean13

    shaolean13 Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2017 Messages: 126 Likes Received: 13
  12. AECS613

    AECS613 New Jack

    Joined: Nov 6, 2008 Messages: 95 Likes Received: 0
    keep at it and lose the damn arrows looks ridiculous
     
  13. DyS$kysE

    DyS$kysE Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 25, 2017 Messages: 123 Likes Received: 7
    yeah i feel you looking at it now it does kinda look ridiculous everytime i do graffiti its flooded with arrows im gonna have to find a new style to practice with i think i have a couple straight letters sketches i will post those when i charge my phone and stuff and i think i got a couple of more advanced letters without arrows i will post those too im gonna start doing more simples as well as advanced letters
     
  14. msk_gz

    msk_gz New Jack

    Joined: Mar 28, 2018 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0
    i like that handstyle
     
  15. msk_gz

    msk_gz New Jack

    Joined: Mar 28, 2018 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0
    in my city we call this crap
     
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