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garcia_vega last won the day on December 31 2001

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  1. garcia_vega

    Official Battle Thread

    edogg bone
  2. garcia_vega

    martial arts

    i have to disagree with some other statements in this thread--first of all, wing chun does not suck. whoever said that either had a bad teacher or didn't study it long enough to use it right. second, taekwondo is not a well rounded style. it's one of the worst styles for self defense. it's a sport that emphasises high kicks. try that in a fight. i've fought taekwondo guys at mixed tournaments before---and beat 3rd degree black belts pretty easily. get close range and they can't do shit. if you take a korean martial art take hapkido. much better for self defense. but i'd say if you're between muay thai and aikido, and your main focus is self defense you should go with muay thai. aikido is more directed towards spiritual and inner power, and it takes at least 5 years of hard training to be able to use it effectively for self defense. so if you aren't as into the mental/spiritual aspects, aikido isn't for you at this point. most martial arts schools of any kind offer a free trial class. you should just try a few out and see where you feel comfortable.
  3. garcia_vega

    Canvas Thread

    YOU REFFERING TO SEX AS FUCKING REVEALS A LOT ABOUT YOUR PSYCHE. that is another discussion [/b] i quoted that from somewhere else. i don't normally refer to sex as "fucking"---i was just relating an idea i'd heard somewhere else. but i guess you chose not to pay attention to that. let me try to explain this a different way. i'm going to make a comparison to japanese tattooing, which i consider to be one of the highest artforms in human history. traditional japanese tattooing was done completely with hand tools. once they came into contact with tattooers from the west, they started using machines for the linework, but continued to shade by hand. bloodborne diseases also required them to change certain working methods for safety. but the basic imagery (water, windbars, tigers, bhuddist dieties, dragons etc..) always stays the same. the tattoo machine simply helped them to apply their work more precisely, but that isn't breaking the aesthetic traditions. so that's how i view things like german caps and euro paint in graffiti. big deal--you don't have to mix colors and you can make skinny lines...did that revolutionize the style of graf? no. it just makes the application of it easier. using new and better tools doesn't necessarily break tradition, but using a set of rules that works in one medium and trying to apply it to another one is breaking tradition, and often it doesn't work. i'm not saying it never works, but it usually doesn't. if you get the same satisfaction painting a canvas that you do painting a train than more power to you, but i certainly don't. graf on canvas just seems static and dead to me. no offense, just my opinion.
  4. hosoi is the shit. i like the fact that he skated while wearing hair extensions. that shit is for real.
  5. garcia_vega

    Post up your animated TEASE gifs.

    holy shit. you just made my night. thank you. viva la dance dance revolucion!!!!!!!
  6. garcia_vega

    Canvas Thread

    i remember in one of those big old graffiti books somebody says (something like) "why jerk off into a tissue when you can go out and fuck the real bitch?" i think he was referring to dudes who only draw in blackbooks and dont get up on walls, but to me the same rule applies to canvas. graffiti inspired canvas=jerking off, doing actual graffiti=fucking the bitch. i try to keep graffiti separate from the other types of art i do. i paint and tattoo, but i keep the graffiti influence minimal. i will gladly do a graf tattoo if asked but i don't really push for it. you have to consider the limitations of the media you're working in and act accordingly. i think the best art is when you do something that is your own, but it still adheres to traditions created by the trial and error of people who practiced your art before you. so in the short history of graffiti, the tradition is that it's letters on a wall or train. i feel writers should stick to that, and save the canvas for other things they want to express.
  7. garcia_vega

    In 2 Words

    flyin' hawaiian.
  8. garcia_vega

    Can Star Wars: Episode III be saved?

    the answer is.....no. the series can not be saved. next question.
  9. garcia_vega

    GUANGZHOU.CHINA

    i give you guys much respect for painting in china. i've been to guangzhou myself and i would have been scared to try and get up anywhere in china. i did leave a tag on the great wall but that was about it. what is the penalty out there if you're caught doing graffiti? i'm curious how the law would handle that. i think stylizing the chinese characters looks really cool--you should run with that and do more of it. anyway, keep it up. you guys have a lot of heart. ps-centrum, did you originally do san shou in america? i'm just curious cause i used to train in san shou myself and i know there's not too many schools in the states.
  10. garcia_vega

    gas boycott day

    as i said on the top, i did search but it didn't come up for some reason. and as i also said, i have no problem with this being deleted.
  11. garcia_vega

    Channel Zero Heads: It's About Fuckin' Time!!

    isn't this the one with chingy on it or something? if so i dunno about all that.
  12. garcia_vega

    gas boycott day

    sorry for all caps--this was copy/pasted. also, sorry if there's already threads with this but i figured it's tomorrow and i checked quickly and didn't find one. if it's already here feel free to bump it and erase this. IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES. AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF OVER 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES. THEREFORE MAY 19TH HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT UP THEIR ASS"DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY. THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT. WAITING ON THIS ADMINISTRATION TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES THAT THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO? REMEMBER ONE THING, NOT ONLY IS THE PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT THE SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES, TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT IS SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING, BUILDING MATERIALS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO! WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE MAY 19TH A DAY THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"
  13. garcia_vega

    ACE KREW THREAD

    here's a little tip i could give you to help work on all your letterforms, from piecing to throwups to handstyles. graph paper. just buy a notebook or a pad of graph paper. you have no idea how much this will help your lettering until you try it. i tell this shit to all my friends, even people who can burn me off a wall--cause it can help anybody improve an aspect of their game. i use this mostly to work on my hands and throwups, but you could easily practice any kind of letters. i think having all the lines on the paper really gets your brain thinking about proportions and spacing of the letters, because you can use the lines as guides. even if you wanna rock a looser "euro influenced" style with bubbly letters, you still have to space them right and keep shit in proportion. either make things symetrical, or make them asymetrical in a way that looks like you did it on purpose. i really think that drawing on graph paper a lot helps you out with stuff like that. also it makes it easier to see if you've missed any spots in your 3d and stuff like that.
  14. garcia_vega

    Tattoo flash

    well that's up for debate. it is possible to have good technique as a tattooist, but not draw very well or do flash. it's like a graf writer who has perfect can control but doesn't have really fresh or original letters. it all depends on what somebody's personal opinion of what a good tattoo artist is. i know guys who can't draw to well, but they can copy a picture and put it in the skin perfect. i also know guys who draw really well, but they never bothered to really get into the mechanics of machines and the technical side of tattoing so their linework suffers. obviously it's best to have both but in my opinion, i think the most important thing is to be able to tattoo clean.
  15. garcia_vega

    Tattoo flash

    flash sets cost money for a reason--because people put time and effort into them, and if the designs sell, the tattooers make money. so whoever designed the set should make money for it, period. i posted a couple of my flash sheets on here a while ago because i didn't care if people saw those designs, but i'd never post my best stuff or an entire set. that's stupid. the only way somebody is seeing my flash set is if they're buying it, or getting a tattoo from me. enough nickel and diming goes on in the tattoo business, and i think this is just another way to cut corners and make money off of somebody else's talent. it's not like metallica bitching about napster--most of us aren't making a fortune off our work so if you're gonna be making $100-150hr tattooing somebody's design, they deserve more than some props on 12oz and a picture posted up here. they deserve some cash. i hope nobody posts any artwork in here.
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