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Originally posted by oneeightyone+Apr 20 2005, 08:50 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (oneeightyone - Apr 20 2005, 08:50 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-seeking@Apr 17 2005, 09:58 AM

if you want to improve as a writer, i'd suggest you start by learning your history. if you don't even know who SEEN is, you're in poor, poor shape.



  um, maybe i'm just dumb as a stump, but i have absolutely no idea what your overall point was. that people should stop worrying what people think? i've read your post 4 or 5 times now, and it still completely eludes me.



I was just touching on how many "artist" dont know what art really is. That it's not just a quick scheme to get cash, in the time of the master painters they painted because they were trying to find a correlation with god and the world of men (some not all) and nowadays theres no real motivating factor behind art except that wall that we all try to get over, the only motivating factor is that spark inside us telling us to get better.


i dont think if you have seen SEENs photos makes you beeing a better writers learnig the history of graff doesnt make you a better writer.thats a poor excuse

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"i dont think if you have seen SEENs photos makes you beeing a better writers learnig the history of graff doesnt make you a better writer.thats a poor excuse "


-This mentality is the reason why there are so many dodoo writers these days...


don't waste your time, go find another hobby, just like near 99% of the people who post in here.....art with an urban twist, but has no soul,

or substance.....show your girlfriend that new oversprayed stencil and you want to be down...

"I'm down by law, these niggahs still don't understand"...

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i love the seen stuff, good to see he's still droppin some tight steez. no sculptures ? wasn't that his next step.


nice vinyl stuff




i've only just started doing canvases i work on more of an urban setting, rather than an urban style.

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Originally posted by SENAS@Apr 23 2005, 06:15 AM

nice canvas shine!





yo senaz nice to see this up again, if you dont know who this is its vanillasqueeze from BS.........quick question, when i do black backrounds usually i end up freestyling a piece onto it because its harder then hell to see any other material..... what do you use?

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ok just how i asked above, here is a more explanitory description.


i need some back up on my work


ok for all you canvas freaks out there.... i love dark backrounds, and im painting a pure black backround right now.... but thats just it, its just a backround and how do i put a forground on it when i cant see the lines im sketchin???....that means i pretty much just freestyle it.... which is what i always end up doing....


so my question is is there any type of material i can use to sketch on a dark backround but still be able to erase my mistakes?...


hit me up if you know..

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solution is to draw what you want on paper, then cover the back od the paper with a bright colored hard pastel ( best to cover just where the lines are one the bac as be make sense if you dont) then place paer on canvas and trace the lines on lightly, peak around on to the canvas every so often to make sure your applying enough presure.


or you can draw a hard pastel with a lil dry brush and or maybe a damp rag you can erase.

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Originally posted by KING OF HELL+Apr 20 2005, 11:10 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (KING OF HELL - Apr 20 2005, 11:10 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Tough Love@Apr 20 2005, 07:54 PM

y'all seem to be really caught up in talking about nothing


let a nigga do what he wants to do and if theres some advise u wanan drop then do it


if ppl are pulling drips and doing lame ass canvases then who cares, let it be, ur words sure wont stop em

if ppl feel ike doing lame letters let em do so

iono its all questionable and up for analysis in the grand scheme of things, ur so caught up in speech u seem to be missing the work ppl are doing hurr


actually people have been asking for advise and responding well to more intelligent conversation. what they do NOT need is terrible ebonics and chat room abreviations.



you're right dude, I'm really stupid for making that post....my mistake
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Originally posted by heavyLox@Apr 12 2005, 01:22 PM

SO this isnt canvas, its on paper. I like paper better than canvas; i think papers more

absorbent and i like that. i like paper that will eat what you put on it.



I also am very interested in the process of creating pictures. Much of the time i enjoy

unfinished works more than finished; the unfinished gives me insight into the artist process

and i feel like i get a better idea about who or what the artist is.


So in the vein I started documenting the stages of drawing and paintings i do ( graff too when

i can get away with it, [read legal eagle shit]).


This particular set of drawings was done after i had the displeasure of hear DJ spooky give a

talk (last fall). What i took from that talk was that there was still a lot of power in the remix

(a really broad definition, Duchamp to HIP-hop) and that DJ spooky is an IDIOT;

which i wont get into here. Suffice it to say I tried to combine the elements of a drawing and

continue to reuse and change them with in the same drawing.


The final version of this was an interactive Macromedia Director file, that in the end had sound

and allowed the viewer/user to remix the final state of the drawing with all of the other states

of the drawing so they could make there own composition form mine. In the end there were

144(changeable bits)*38 (stages of the drawing).


So what you see here is more of just a build test animating the drawings process and changes

over time.









<embed src="http://www.heavylox.com/webshow/TEST.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#636656" width="657" height="545" name="TEST" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />






I added, play pause, and stop buttons to aid in viewing.


If you can't see it in the forum you can see it.here.



Holy shit, i want to jump kick myself.


Damn... i didn't think your sketches were all that complicating. like 9 different outlines and shit. wow. pencil, pen, marker, watercolor, and acrylics? i dont think i have the patience to do that all in one day.


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Originally posted by Yellow Feets@Apr 23 2005, 09:31 PM

^Wow, what a nut hugger.


Anyway, I have something for this thread. It's only in the sketching stage though. Not too sure where I am going with the sketch either...


why is anytime someone makes a compliment to anyone on this website, they are a nut hugger or on the jock?... that compliment was relitive to the technique used by lox to do what he did.





Wise one. about drawing on dark backgroiund....if you are using paint apliquable by brush( this to say NOT spray paint) to do your dark back ground it should be fine.... i use a white colored pencil to draw my shit and then most of it erases ok as long as im not grinding it into the back ground and what doesnt get erased can be covered over with more dark paint... just get a few smaller detailing brushes to get the nooks......and i highly advise that after you are done you gloss it with either a spray coat or a polyeurathane and all the layers of dark will be seemless.

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