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For those of you in this thread who are looking to learn the basics, and then improve upon them, check out Mr.Iös on Instagram. His feed is chock-full of great step-by-step letter creations from a simple shape all the way to fully colored-in Graffiti-style letters. He also has the created single letter studies for each letter of the alphabet - nine studies per letter. Really cool. Lots of inspiration to be had in one person's feed. 

 

 

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@Joker i know its been a while but i figured i'd show u some of my progression, i messed around with some straight line straight letters, some where they all connected, would love feed back on any an all. Also i know im no where near good enough to do wild styles but how do you break through into doing more technical pieces like those?

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@nachodik- Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.

 

The sketches - personally I think they all look pretty good. I especially like the bottom three sketches... Wort, Rope, and Wort. The filled-in Wort w/ 3D is great! And the Rope sketch, way you leaned the left side of the E into the empty space of the P... very nice. The very top Poteb is pretty nice, too. The other sketches aren't bad, but those four are the stand-outs, for me. 

 

Wild-Style - tough question because any mentor/teacher is going to tell you it takes baby steps to get there, and my advice is really no different. The filled-in Wort sketch above, for example, if you wanted to start messing with that by dissecting each letter, adding arrows and flares, little notches (like you did on the W and O, for example), and bits here and there is a place to start. To make it easy on yourself, and to keep focused, concentrate on one letter at a time. Take the W and see what you could. Start small, adding one or two things, see how it looks, then add another, see if it still feels right, and finally add a finishing touches. Check this image by Meas as an example of single letter studies. It's a great way to work out ideas before going all in on an entire piece. 

 

Tags - I'll get back to you on this later but first impressions is I love that you're exploring different styles. The second one reads as RERE, so the one-liner needs some further exploration. But I'll get back to you some ideas.

 

 

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@KaneVCB- They are pages from a book called - Flip the Script: A Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals & Typographers. It's an incredible book because it covers handstyles from all major cities, and includes examples by some of the best from each region. 

 

Also, Handselecta (folks who put the book together) have a YouTube channel with a ton of videos that show folks writing their name. Great way to see how some of these handstyles are done. 

 

 

I had no idea the book was worth so much. I guess I better put mine in a display case. 

 

 

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That letter guide is cool joker, thanks for sharing. 

Really been in a rut, for sme reason I like to punish myself? and use pen only and not use a pencil to try and force myself to get it right

This isn't good for building up various styles and connections though.

Maybe its my compromise since I dont want to paint illegally haha gotta add some drama 

 

 

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On 5/14/2021 at 1:40 PM, nachodik said:

sorry to overload the feed but i would love some critiques on these tags

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This ain’t no toy hand style, that’s some good shit

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On 5/21/2021 at 12:12 AM, Joker said:

I had no idea the book was worth so much. I guess I better put mine in a display case. 

 

 

on the basis of this comment i just checked the prices Holy crap!

 

 

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@Jokeri've got a couple straight letters and my first couple attempts with extensions and arrows, my cuz kept egging me on to add more arrows but the middle one is the best looking in my opinion. anyways id love some feed back/ a crit

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