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Idealeyez
04-09-2005, 06:52 PM
Good advice is hard to come by. I was thinking, maybe we could start a thread that's a collection of good first hand experiences and advice that everyone could share and learn from.

The best drawing advice I ever got was:

Quote:
"Draw for 10 minutes a day, every day" ~Rick Cortes(a close friend of mine)


it's actually a nice piece of advice because most people say "practice, practice, practice". --all of us know we should practice. But "practice" is such and elusive way to say it. What does "practice" involve? Rick basically defined practice by setting an easily met goal and a schedule.

The Goal: Draw for 10 minutes. That's easy to do.
The Schedule: Once A Day. That's easy if it's only 10 minutes.
The Result: if I'm having a bad day, I draw for 10 minutes, and then do something else. If I'm having a good day, that 10 minutes will turn into 20minutes, or an hour of fun productive drawing.

I actually tried to draw for 1 hour a day and it backfired horribly. It quickly feels like work, especially on days that you're just not in the mood to draw. I ended up Not drawing for weeks on end because I didn't want to sit down and commit to a whole hour of drawing.

10min/day. Wise Words.

Shyd...
04-09-2005, 06:56 PM
You just made 3 new threads in a row. Gtfo dipshit.

Crack Killz
04-09-2005, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by Shyd...@Apr 9 2005, 06:56 PM
You just made 3 new threads in a row. Gtfo dipshit.
hahahahahhaha.


Aside from that. I've never gotten any advice...I learned on my own.

FSH
04-09-2005, 07:00 PM
thats a cool idea

Kronone
04-09-2005, 07:00 PM
ide have to agree with crack killz on this one, i just learned on my own...i draw like 10 HOURS a day, haha...well maybe not but alot, i love it...

kewlaid
04-09-2005, 07:01 PM
heres some advice.. the time you spend on the internet jacking off to porno, and posting asshat topics, instead could be spent on working on your tag, straight letters, and piece book.

Crack Killz
04-09-2005, 07:02 PM
Dude. You're a fucking post whore you've only been here for 2 days and you have over 30 post lol.

Crack Killz
04-09-2005, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by kewlaid@Apr 9 2005, 07:01 PM
heres some advice.. the time you spend on the internet jacking off to porno, and posting asshat topics, instead could be spent on working on your tag, straight letters, and piece book.
And another idiotic post by a newbie here on bs.

Havoc411
04-09-2005, 07:19 PM
heres an idea, go sketch instead of making garbage threads that clutter up BS
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg

bigbomba'
04-09-2005, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Shyd...@Apr 9 2005, 06:56 PM
You just made 3 new threads in a row. Gtfo dipshit.
he has made like 10 threads in the last couple of hours..... this is just another 1

seap!
04-09-2005, 07:37 PM
The best advice I ever got was to stop writing. I didn't
listen, but it could have saved me alot of effort.

**MATEO**
04-09-2005, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by Havoc411@Apr 9 2005, 07:19 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
bs is gone to hell

LOST
04-09-2005, 08:29 PM
I think I'm going to bring up the "how much time do you spend posting shit" thread again... lol

CHIRP1
04-09-2005, 09:18 PM
i agree with seap. i should just quit.


i suck at everything i do.

Blacaso
04-09-2005, 11:08 PM
haha am glad someone else draw shit as much as me

l33t.b0mb3r.hax0r.ntr
04-09-2005, 11:12 PM
best advice was from myself a few years back"you're a fucking toy. Go do somthing better" just say that to yourself a few times and everything will work out.

oblong
04-10-2005, 01:45 AM
ask anyone who actually writes and they will tell you this
... start simple and dont bust right into wildstyle
trace timesnewroman for all i car but in the end you will
understand

choke
04-10-2005, 03:47 AM
shut the fuck up ***** just remember u were a toy once and u would not have liked to be abused.
fuck me this is a forum not a beef war.
the more painters the better.
so help him and give him advice.. to make him better...

kronik
04-10-2005, 04:42 AM
u no what mine was.............dont post gey forums

kewlaid
04-10-2005, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Crack Killz@Apr 9 2005, 07:02 PM
And another idiotic post by a newbie here on bs.

and another idiotic reply by some post whore who got offended by some advice, who thought it was directed toward him because it actually applied to his toy self.

kewlaid
04-10-2005, 05:46 PM
. . .

Alchohlics_Anonymous
04-10-2005, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Havoc411@Apr 9 2005, 07:19 PM
heres an idea, go sketch instead of making garbage threads that clutter up BS
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/Havoc411/cleanupbs.jpg
lmao! those damn.....wait...what are they?

meks
04-10-2005, 07:53 PM
wow that took me a while to realize that it meant "toys" on bs

westcoastbomber
04-10-2005, 08:36 PM
this threads still open?

HVK!
04-10-2005, 08:41 PM
you "vets" here, seriously need to loose your egos. everyone starts out a fucking toy. what do you think you were when you first picked up a pen and start writing? A FUCKING TOY. christ, if you seriously want this place a toy-free zone, why dont you just be a little more discriminating and say shit like "WHITE POWER!" fucking idiots. writers are writers. were not different just because we cant rip out 15 color pieces in an hour. shit like this, this superior shit is exactly the result of that vid where the kid is layed out and kicked against the wall. fucking "im better than you, dont speak if youre a toy" shit. we all start out the same, not everyone booms at the same time. get off youre fucking ego trip.

westcoastbomber
04-10-2005, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by HVK!@Apr 10 2005, 08:41 PM
you "vets" here, seriously need to loose your egos. everyone starts out a fucking toy. what do you think you were when you first picked up a pen and start writing? A FUCKING TOY. christ, if you seriously want this place a toy-free zone, why dont you just be a little more discriminating and say shit like "WHITE POWER!" fucking idiots. writers are writers. were not different just because we cant rip out 15 color pieces in an hour. shit like this, this superior shit is exactly the result of that vid where the kid is layed out and kicked against the wall. fucking "im better than you, dont speak if youre a toy" shit. we all start out the same, not everyone booms at the same time. get off youre fucking ego trip.
i feel u, i remember when i first started

k2s
04-10-2005, 10:28 PM
i believe the exact words from shyd was "lose those shitty bubbles" or something like that

snore
04-10-2005, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by HVK!@Apr 10 2005, 08:41 PM
you "vets" here, seriously need to loose your egos. everyone starts out a fucking toy. what do you think you were when you first picked up a pen and start writing? A FUCKING TOY. christ, if you seriously want this place a toy-free zone, why dont you just be a little more discriminating and say shit like "WHITE POWER!" fucking idiots. writers are writers. were not different just because we cant rip out 15 color pieces in an hour. shit like this, this superior shit is exactly the result of that vid where the kid is layed out and kicked against the wall. fucking "im better than you, dont speak if youre a toy" shit. we all start out the same, not everyone booms at the same time. get off youre fucking ego trip.
you're cool in my book:)



maybe not much of an accomplishment but whatever

somekid
08-16-2005, 01:55 AM
yeah definetly draw AT LEAST 10 mins a day it can get really boring but stick
wit it and ull love the results! wtf i sound like some lady painter on pbs lol

all city
08-16-2005, 02:04 AM
10 mins aint nearly enough time dude! You gotta stick for at least 2 hours a day, thats how you get good. 1 hour making new styles, 1 hour making ad-ons for that style

Scene*
08-16-2005, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by l33t.b0mb3r.hax0r.ntr@Apr 9 2005, 11:12 PM
best advice was from myself a few years back"you're a fucking toy. Go do somthing better" just say that to yourself a few times and everything will work out.
coming from a "l33t hax0r"

and
HVK!
are you in a straight edge gang?
my friend got jumped by one for smoking a cig
^ random

i learned on my own how to draw and stuff
plus my friends are a big help

endwon
08-16-2005, 11:36 AM
1. some of the BIGGEST egos i ever steped on were xxx kids...
2. draw draw draw,
3. dont copy,what i mean is no matter how crappy it looks now keep your style of drawing,dont "try" to draw like someone else.be you.try to remain as unpolluted in your art has possible
4. ASK QUESTIONS
5.dont be afraid to fall flat on your face when trying somthing new,but it is best to move up in steps, has said before .
6.KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!

The Incredible D
08-16-2005, 11:55 AM
all the advice i got was to give up...

arik
08-17-2005, 12:11 AM
best advice i got was dont copy just draw, draw as much as you can get the pencil out and draw till it looks good just improve on your shit

(¯“·.¸_/Æ\_¸.·?
08-17-2005, 02:02 AM
Coming Frum Me to U...

Learn On Ur own

The best artist i think were the ones that learn on thier own and gain thier own techniques and skillz....hell....noone taught me cept for how to sculpt..hahah -.-; but still noone showed me how to make correct 3'd or correct letters....just gradually learned on my own... then bam..
here i am....2yrs later of graff
and 10yrs later of being a all around artist...

(¯“·.¸_/Æ\_¸.·?
08-17-2005, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by AKalien@Aug 17 2005, 01:53 AM
best advice i evr got was sketch before paint, and start block and bubble and slowly add your own style. Now i'm debating if thats the best advice because now i'm stuck on block and bubble letters

LOOK AT THE SKIES
well, me i painted before i ever drew a sketch of graffiti..

FuLa
08-17-2005, 02:10 AM
Everything(ex. artistic talent) is 5% inspiration....95% sweat(meaning hard work or practice)

(¯“·.¸_/Æ\_¸.·?
08-17-2005, 02:12 AM
tell u this if ur a artist before ur a graffiti artist like me...its helps 100% more then being completly clueless in what ur doing...colors materials, line work, skill...on and on.. :) so keep practicing guys one day the people that call u toy...will look up to u :-D

Scene*
08-17-2005, 02:24 AM
Originally posted by (¯“·.¸_/Æ\_¸.·?�@Aug 17 2005, 02:12 AM
tell u this if ur a artist before ur a graffiti artist like me...its helps 100% more then being completly clueless in what ur doing...colors materials, line work, skill...on and on.. :) so keep practicing guys one day the people that call u toy...will look up to u :-D
my hero <3

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_Warrant_
08-17-2005, 12:03 PM
us your fucking brain and use imagination.

ACE
08-20-2005, 10:04 AM
The best advice anyone gave me was "Don&#39;t give it up."

Version 2.0
08-20-2005, 11:00 AM
Ver..... swing away.

aerosolhaze
08-20-2005, 04:05 PM
dude i draw like 3 hours a day whenever im bored or if i wanna design a piece to do i fuckin draw nonstop. a a few weeks ago i lterally drew all day from the time i woke up to the time i went to sleep.lol

FLA BOMBA
08-23-2005, 08:09 PM
I never got any advice before.
But I could give some for the little toys out there that need a little help.

Go to [URL=http://graffiticreator.net] scroll to the bottom of the page there
should be 3 different fonts you can choose from.
pick one
then once it loads up type in your graff name in the little box.
then you can choose from a whole bunch of effects and colors.
once your done with customizing your letters you print them out
and sketch out the letters as good as you can.
then once you&#39;ve got all the letters down you can change em up a bit.
by adding different arrows and changing the shape of letter.
until you have morphd it into a masterpiece. :ph34r:

Vecktro
05-28-2006, 10:15 PM
what can u get done with in only 10 minutes a day. a fucking outline or a stupid tag. i guess that works if u dont wanna go any where and just throw up shitty tags all over da place. u need to practice longer than that to get pieces down.

Paint Magic
06-30-2006, 08:37 PM
uhh when u do 3d make sure u make all the lines same lentgh and pointing in the same direction pisses me off when i see horibble 3d

sane013
07-01-2006, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by FLA BOMBA@Aug 23 2005, 08:09 PM
I never got any advice before.
But I could give some for the little toys out there that need a little help.

Go to [URL=http://graffiticreator.net] scroll to the bottom of the page there
should be 3 different fonts you can choose from.
pick one
then once it loads up type in your graff name in the little box.
then you can choose from a whole bunch of effects and colors.
once your done with customizing your letters you print them out
and sketch out the letters as good as you can.
then once you&#39;ve got all the letters down you can change em up a bit.
by adding different arrows and changing the shape of letter.
until you have morphd it into a masterpiece. :ph34r:
Thats a really nice advice i&#39;m going to try that to :) thnx dude . BUT . i&#39;m not a toy anymore :P

k1ng
07-02-2006, 10:49 AM
graffiti creater = LAME makes u lazy with your skeches and when it comes to sprayin them you just make a big mess (i know from experience)

Special_K
07-02-2006, 01:17 PM
dont concentrate on small details when you start, get an idea of what you want then rough it out and add details later. and use a regular pencil to do sketches not a mechanical.

Kayone707
07-03-2006, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by sane013+Jul 1 2006, 08:13 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (sane013 @ Jul 1 2006, 08:13 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-FLA BOMBA@Aug 23 2005, 08:09 PM
I never got any advice before.
But I could give some for the little toys out there that need a little help.

Go to [URL=http://graffiticreator.net] scroll to the bottom of the page there
should be 3 different fonts you can choose from.
pick one
then once it loads up type in your graff name in the little box.
then you can choose from a whole bunch of effects and colors.
once your done with customizing your letters you print them out
and sketch out the letters as good as you can.
then once you&#39;ve got all the letters down you can change em up a bit.
by adding different arrows and changing the shape of letter.
until you have morphd it into a masterpiece. :ph34r:
Thats a really nice advice i&#39;m going to try that to :) thnx dude . BUT . i&#39;m not a toy anymore :P [/b][/quote]
your toy till told so

Mute1
07-03-2006, 02:13 AM
sane, you really are a toy. Dont let yourself think u aint.

G-RAF
07-03-2006, 02:14 AM
hhahaha^ n oh yeh.. fla.. if ur gonna give toys sum advice.. give a good one.. that stupid creator shit is too lame..w.e. hapend to having your own style?

sane013
07-03-2006, 05:30 AM
But why am i a toy and how long have you been making pieces before you guys where really good?

leftside
07-03-2006, 05:28 PM
ok i&#39;m gonna give some general advice for learning shit.

learning things quickly is a SKILL
u gotta understand the value of perspective and apply that knowledge across the spectrum for EXAMPLE

i only started proramming 4 years ago, learning basic concepts like compiling code, loop structures (if, for, unless etc.), variables.... at this point things were very primitive and i didn&#39;t really understand the process except when i code, i get output.

i couldn&#39;t do much beyond simple calculator programs and mostly useless shit. if u think it&#39;s hard bein&#39; a toy as a graff writer, try fuckin&#39; with the SDK to humongous applications like Half-Life or large open-source projects. u are DWARFED n feel puny compared to the sic programmers out there who kno their shit.

actually for a few years before coding i had been building my own computers from pieces (which is actually very easy but when you overclock and get into more advanced shit it can get as complicated as you want it to be)

so i started toying around with that code, making modifications and working with the complex stuff that i didn&#39;t quite understand. but i got frustrated because once i caused an error and hit a stumbling block, i didn&#39;t know how to dig myself out. didn&#39;t understand shit like #pragma preprocessor directives and cryptic C++ compilation errors spanning multiple DLLs.

VERY frustrating made me feel even punier. then i realize that i had to go back to the basics and reinvent myself as a programmer. so i went back and re-learnt what i had before, but this time i had the PERSPECTIVE and depth of knowledge. a lot of that complex shit that were very alien concepts to me started to click. i learned multiple languages C++ java perl javascript vbscript and more. instead of doing console applications and messing around with the logic code for complex 3d games, i started doing every type of thing imaginable websites, openGL, creating my own java game engines, japanese<->english dictionary programs, a wide variety. even tho these things might have been in different schools of programming/engineering, the perspective gained from each of these projects applied across the board to the various others and lessons learned from each helped me in others.

then i started to learn the REAL gnitty gritty of what&#39;s up. learning the foundations of computers, how the actual CPU interoperated with other parts via the bus and in fact the very workings of ICs themselves and why we use binary instead of for example trinary, reasons at the most primitive level. i began to understand memory and how it is stored and manipulated, altering data at the bit level.

and then i brought that knowledge back to my previous projects and enhanced them, all the while starting new ones.

now i can start a project using a new programming language, API, even operating system and pick it up like it was nothing, all the while freestyle cyphering the code and learning as i go. this is because the PERSPECTIVE i gained helps me quickly learn new shit as i go.

I realize this is a long post and I hope you get something out of it. The point is, always keep learning from EVERYTHING as long as it relates to the task at hand.

When you go to a museum and view a sculpture you might think this has nothing to do with graff. But observe the perspective of that sculpted figure&#39;s features. Look at the people around you and observe the features of their face, relate them to each other and relate those featuers to those of others&#39; faces. When you see an incredible website design, ponder what makes that design excellent. Then go and make a concerted effort to learn more about design. I read a book which broke design into 4 simple features C-R-A-P contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity. Now I observe design with that perspective in mind and new realizations occur. when i scope a sic website or graff design i actually apply those concepts to 1 another.

now i don&#39;t claim to be sic @ any of my skills but i am always learning and i am still young, i try to be an eternal student and grow wiser for my experiences combined.

Learning to bboy, make beats, program, learn new spoken/written languages, bike, paint graff... these are all actually inter-related. As you learn, constantly go back to the basics and re-learn them using the perspective you have gained. NEVER TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED ALWAYS QUESTIONS YOUR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS. Keep an open mind and NEVER GIVE UP you will transcend what you once thought possible. You are not unlike the sickest graff writers in the world you must allow yourself to blossom as often the greatest obstacle is your own mindset.

This might be ranting but if 1 person gains some valuable insight or inspiration from this then it was completely worth it.

sane013
07-03-2006, 05:59 PM
^ Dam dude thats a fucking nice story and a really good advice. And i think for all the people who are toy in graff (what i&#39;m to) you can really learn from this story and i also think when you read you dont give up that fast. :)
Thnx men I really appreciate this alot

magic nyc
07-04-2006, 10:59 PM
*Its okay to use your eraser* - A wise old man.

OveRDoSeD
07-05-2006, 04:11 AM
Originally posted by FLA BOMBA@Aug 23 2005, 08:09 PM
I never got any advice before.
But I could give some for the little toys out there that need a little help.

Go to [URL=http://graffiticreator.net] scroll to the bottom of the page there
should be 3 different fonts you can choose from.
pick one
then once it loads up type in your graff name in the little box.
then you can choose from a whole bunch of effects and colors.
once your done with customizing your letters you print them out
and sketch out the letters as good as you can.
then once you&#39;ve got all the letters down you can change em up a bit.
by adding different arrows and changing the shape of letter.
until you have morphd it into a masterpiece. :ph34r:
Thats the worst advice i&#39;ve ever heard, you sound like a toy yourself. I never got any advice I got good on my own while everyone else joined krews and got good, but DEFINETLY DONT bite that graff creator shit, thats wack.

A little advice. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT&#33;


WORK THE CAN DONT LET THAT SHIT WORK YOU&#33;

OveRDoSeD
07-05-2006, 04:16 AM
god damn&#33; what is happening to graffiti?&#33;?&#33;?&#33; :(

LuStErOcKs
07-05-2006, 04:42 AM
i never got none but ive given a shit load.

OnwaMatra
07-05-2006, 04:44 AM
"Just scribble and trace the lines you like."

OveRDoSeD
07-05-2006, 05:59 AM
scwibble scwibble&#33;

Nasty_One
07-06-2006, 11:38 AM
"DONT EVER STOP" my highschool art teacher/mentor

CHEN[Ken]
07-07-2006, 12:06 AM
Keep drawin dont go out 2 paint right away

Feliks
07-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by leftside@Jul 3 2006, 06:28 PM
ok i&#39;m gonna give some general advice for learning shit.

learning things quickly is a SKILL
u gotta understand the value of perspective and apply that knowledge across the spectrum for EXAMPLE

i only started proramming 4 years ago, learning basic concepts like compiling code, loop structures (if, for, unless etc.), variables.... at this point things were very primitive and i didn&#39;t really understand the process except when i code, i get output.

i couldn&#39;t do much beyond simple calculator programs and mostly useless shit. if u think it&#39;s hard bein&#39; a toy as a graff writer, try fuckin&#39; with the SDK to humongous applications like Half-Life or large open-source projects. u are DWARFED n feel puny compared to the sic programmers out there who kno their shit.

actually for a few years before coding i had been building my own computers from pieces (which is actually very easy but when you overclock and get into more advanced shit it can get as complicated as you want it to be)

so i started toying around with that code, making modifications and working with the complex stuff that i didn&#39;t quite understand. but i got frustrated because once i caused an error and hit a stumbling block, i didn&#39;t know how to dig myself out. didn&#39;t understand shit like #pragma preprocessor directives and cryptic C++ compilation errors spanning multiple DLLs.

VERY frustrating made me feel even punier. then i realize that i had to go back to the basics and reinvent myself as a programmer. so i went back and re-learnt what i had before, but this time i had the PERSPECTIVE and depth of knowledge. a lot of that complex shit that were very alien concepts to me started to click. i learned multiple languages C++ java perl javascript vbscript and more. instead of doing console applications and messing around with the logic code for complex 3d games, i started doing every type of thing imaginable websites, openGL, creating my own java game engines, japanese<->english dictionary programs, a wide variety. even tho these things might have been in different schools of programming/engineering, the perspective gained from each of these projects applied across the board to the various others and lessons learned from each helped me in others.

then i started to learn the REAL gnitty gritty of what&#39;s up. learning the foundations of computers, how the actual CPU interoperated with other parts via the bus and in fact the very workings of ICs themselves and why we use binary instead of for example trinary, reasons at the most primitive level. i began to understand memory and how it is stored and manipulated, altering data at the bit level.

and then i brought that knowledge back to my previous projects and enhanced them, all the while starting new ones.

now i can start a project using a new programming language, API, even operating system and pick it up like it was nothing, all the while freestyle cyphering the code and learning as i go. this is because the PERSPECTIVE i gained helps me quickly learn new shit as i go.

I realize this is a long post and I hope you get something out of it. The point is, always keep learning from EVERYTHING as long as it relates to the task at hand.

When you go to a museum and view a sculpture you might think this has nothing to do with graff. But observe the perspective of that sculpted figure&#39;s features. Look at the people around you and observe the features of their face, relate them to each other and relate those featuers to those of others&#39; faces. When you see an incredible website design, ponder what makes that design excellent. Then go and make a concerted effort to learn more about design. I read a book which broke design into 4 simple features C-R-A-P contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity. Now I observe design with that perspective in mind and new realizations occur. when i scope a sic website or graff design i actually apply those concepts to 1 another.

now i don&#39;t claim to be sic @ any of my skills but i am always learning and i am still young, i try to be an eternal student and grow wiser for my experiences combined.

Learning to bboy, make beats, program, learn new spoken/written languages, bike, paint graff... these are all actually inter-related. As you learn, constantly go back to the basics and re-learn them using the perspective you have gained. NEVER TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED ALWAYS QUESTIONS YOUR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS. Keep an open mind and NEVER GIVE UP you will transcend what you once thought possible. You are not unlike the sickest graff writers in the world you must allow yourself to blossom as often the greatest obstacle is your own mindset.

This might be ranting but if 1 person gains some valuable insight or inspiration from this then it was completely worth it.
first off, i&#39;d like to point out that your signature of that pokemon bone...something, is sweet.
second, they weren&#39;t called the 4 elements for nothing, if they weren&#39;t related&#33; i&#39;m still trying to work out my basics for breaking. Ive tried jumping ahead but without the base block. I didn&#39;t get far. Balance, flow, adaptation, rhythm, dilligence...breaking, graffiti, dj, mc....All need these. I&#39;ve left out many others but these 4 where MY base structures in revolutionizing my style, my performance.

PS:i couldn&#39;t have recieved more sound advice.

lastly: The best, ahead of you, drawing advice i got is from my best friend, mentor and soul mate


"show people/do what you love, stomp anyone who gets in your way, and never forget, you&#39;re the only one that matters at the end of the day"= sirus

''SCC''
07-07-2006, 02:07 AM
Be Cool stay in school
and
never whear a condom

UPinATem
07-07-2006, 02:16 AM
Dont listen to peole who talk shit and call you a fucking toy all the time. Stay humble and keep writin. Also dont let beef ruin the art because it takes all the fun out of it(unless u like to start shit 4 no good reason). Dont let lack of money keep u from writin. Rich or poor can still be a king.

smartSOFT
07-07-2006, 05:52 PM
i understand this is a forum and it is here for discussion...but pieces of this discussion have come up on this forum hundreds of times.

go read in the toy thread. use the search tool. you want some advice? dont post generic ass questions and expect answers...post a very specific question and you will get some worthy feedback

"what should i do to get better" isnt a good question. how do we know what you are bad at? for all we know you suck balls. you want advice...goto the toy section, post your work, and get some feedback. you gotta start somewhere so start there. go look through old threads and look up shit...read them...learn from other peoples posts. you will see the same advice over and over in other threads. READ THROUGH THE OLD THREADS. alot of the good writers on this board used to give alot of advice. check out the old threads (early pages of the toy story thread and what not). they answer alot of questions you are looking for. people flame u for asking something that has been asked a gazzilion times. you just need to look around a little. the best advice is keep it simple and copy letters you see around on buildings, in advertisements and what not.

im dead serious. dont worry about your post count...makes you look silly.

you may consider all this shit i just said harsh but its advice. you already have people flaming you and calling you a tool. im just tellin you now that if you keep making generic threads like this people are gonna flame you. nothing is easy and if it was...everyone would do it. use the forum to research and find answers

it will save alot of name calling :D

smartSOFT
07-07-2006, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by Kayone707+Jul 3 2006, 01:47 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Kayone707 @ Jul 3 2006, 01:47 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by sane013@Jul 1 2006, 08:13 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-FLA BOMBA@Aug 23 2005, 08:09 PM
I never got any advice before.
But I could give some for the little toys out there that need a little help.

Go to [URL=http://graffiticreator.net] scroll to the bottom of the page there
should be 3 different fonts you can choose from.
pick one
then once it loads up type in your graff name in the little box.
then you can choose from a whole bunch of effects and colors.
once your done with customizing your letters you print them out
and sketch out the letters as good as you can.
then once you&#39;ve got all the letters down you can change em up a bit.
by adding different arrows and changing the shape of letter.
until you have morphd it into a masterpiece. :ph34r:
Thats a really nice advice i&#39;m going to try that to :) thnx dude . BUT . i&#39;m not a toy anymore :P
your toy till told so [/b][/quote]
this is the truth


oh and reminder for whoever made this thread

when u look through old threads look for posts by kayone, gesus, and lust...atleast from the many pages i read they gave out alot of advice

ChRoMa 11820
07-07-2006, 08:31 PM
when u get a god given talent such as naturally being good at art you should pursue it cause not many ppl can do the same things u do

ChRoMa 11820
07-07-2006, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by leftside@Jul 3 2006, 05:28 PM
ok i&#39;m gonna give some general advice for learning shit.

learning things quickly is a SKILL
u gotta understand the value of perspective and apply that knowledge across the spectrum for EXAMPLE

i only started proramming 4 years ago, learning basic concepts like compiling code, loop structures (if, for, unless etc.), variables.... at this point things were very primitive and i didn&#39;t really understand the process except when i code, i get output.

i couldn&#39;t do much beyond simple calculator programs and mostly useless shit. if u think it&#39;s hard bein&#39; a toy as a graff writer, try fuckin&#39; with the SDK to humongous applications like Half-Life or large open-source projects. u are DWARFED n feel puny compared to the sic programmers out there who kno their shit.

actually for a few years before coding i had been building my own computers from pieces (which is actually very easy but when you overclock and get into more advanced shit it can get as complicated as you want it to be)

so i started toying around with that code, making modifications and working with the complex stuff that i didn&#39;t quite understand. but i got frustrated because once i caused an error and hit a stumbling block, i didn&#39;t know how to dig myself out. didn&#39;t understand shit like #pragma preprocessor directives and cryptic C++ compilation errors spanning multiple DLLs.

VERY frustrating made me feel even punier. then i realize that i had to go back to the basics and reinvent myself as a programmer. so i went back and re-learnt what i had before, but this time i had the PERSPECTIVE and depth of knowledge. a lot of that complex shit that were very alien concepts to me started to click. i learned multiple languages C++ java perl javascript vbscript and more. instead of doing console applications and messing around with the logic code for complex 3d games, i started doing every type of thing imaginable websites, openGL, creating my own java game engines, japanese<->english dictionary programs, a wide variety. even tho these things might have been in different schools of programming/engineering, the perspective gained from each of these projects applied across the board to the various others and lessons learned from each helped me in others.

then i started to learn the REAL gnitty gritty of what&#39;s up. learning the foundations of computers, how the actual CPU interoperated with other parts via the bus and in fact the very workings of ICs themselves and why we use binary instead of for example trinary, reasons at the most primitive level. i began to understand memory and how it is stored and manipulated, altering data at the bit level.

and then i brought that knowledge back to my previous projects and enhanced them, all the while starting new ones.

now i can start a project using a new programming language, API, even operating system and pick it up like it was nothing, all the while freestyle cyphering the code and learning as i go. this is because the PERSPECTIVE i gained helps me quickly learn new shit as i go.

I realize this is a long post and I hope you get something out of it. The point is, always keep learning from EVERYTHING as long as it relates to the task at hand.

When you go to a museum and view a sculpture you might think this has nothing to do with graff. But observe the perspective of that sculpted figure&#39;s features. Look at the people around you and observe the features of their face, relate them to each other and relate those featuers to those of others&#39; faces. When you see an incredible website design, ponder what makes that design excellent. Then go and make a concerted effort to learn more about design. I read a book which broke design into 4 simple features C-R-A-P contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity. Now I observe design with that perspective in mind and new realizations occur. when i scope a sic website or graff design i actually apply those concepts to 1 another.

now i don&#39;t claim to be sic @ any of my skills but i am always learning and i am still young, i try to be an eternal student and grow wiser for my experiences combined.

Learning to bboy, make beats, program, learn new spoken/written languages, bike, paint graff... these are all actually inter-related. As you learn, constantly go back to the basics and re-learn them using the perspective you have gained. NEVER TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED ALWAYS QUESTIONS YOUR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS. Keep an open mind and NEVER GIVE UP you will transcend what you once thought possible. You are not unlike the sickest graff writers in the world you must allow yourself to blossom as often the greatest obstacle is your own mindset.

This might be ranting but if 1 person gains some valuable insight or inspiration from this then it was completely worth it.
i just read this whole thing and i wrote down the part about C-R-A-P

its like that episode of spongebob with the P-O-O-P

sry i thought that was funny

sane013
07-08-2006, 07:03 AM
Dude why cant you just respect the things other people write?? maybe its crap to you but it isnt to me. This guy has put allot of energy in writing that thing and you cant even show a little bit of respect. If you dont like it why dont you just shut up?

ChRoMa 11820
07-08-2006, 12:34 PM
i read the whole thing and got a lot from it
whats your problem
notice i said that i wrote down the part about crap well ive been thinkin about that and it helps
sry if yous thnk i said something offensive

trance
07-08-2006, 01:00 PM
i can say something offensive. wanna hear?

"something offensive"

sane013
07-08-2006, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by ChRoMa 11820@Jul 8 2006, 12:34 PM
i read the whole thing and got a lot from it
whats your problem
notice i said that i wrote down the part about crap well ive been thinkin about that and it helps
sry if yous thnk i said something offensive
Well sorry dude than i&#39;m wrong i thought you had some negativ meanings with it. But i&#39;m wrong. So i appologise

ChRoMa 11820
07-08-2006, 05:10 PM
its cool man i didnt actually mean to sound like i was flippin on you
but yeah i got a lot outta that and i probably woulda said somethin if someone else was makin fun of that post too cause it meant a lot
so i dont blame u
my bad
any body else got real good advice??
dont be afraid to post it even if its like 5 paragraphs long hehe

Mammal--->[FACE CREW]
08-29-2006, 10:09 PM
One of my homies was tagging years before i started and i asked him what i should know and he told me three things:

1. Study other people&#39;s tags and learn tons of new styles and practice them, blend what you see and like to make your own style.

2. Everyone started off more or less shitty taggers so dont be discouraged, learn from mistakes

3. If the pigs show, run.

OctBth
08-29-2006, 11:46 PM
My 2 cents:
Draw when you feel like drawing. If youre not having fun and keep doing it anyway, then it becomes work and work is no good.

-GEKS-
08-31-2006, 09:22 PM
yeah^, if ur not havin fun, then drawin is gonna feel like a chore. u can draw as long as u want as long as ur havin fun if u ask me.

''SCC''
08-31-2006, 09:27 PM
smoke weed and dont sit to close to the tv....

war terror
09-01-2006, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by OctBth@Aug 29 2006, 11:46 PM
My 2 cents:
Draw when you feel like drawing. If youre not having fun and keep doing it anyway, then it becomes work and work is no good.
and....

draw what you see.. not what you think you see, but still think what you draw....

thats fucking confusing.... :P

gotmiak
09-02-2006, 12:22 AM
I think some of the best advice i got was watch your surroundings and the place you&#39;re gonna hit if it&#39;s pretty busy, be totally aware of what&#39;s around you. This has saved my butt many a time.

FEST!
09-03-2006, 12:43 AM
dont force it out. if it doesnt flow from ur hand to ur pen....it&#39;s a bad day. try 2mrw

G-Fat
09-03-2006, 06:50 PM
practice.

G-Fat
09-03-2006, 06:51 PM
practice.

skech
09-03-2006, 07:24 PM
my friend told me he does this sometimes .. works good too ... basicaly he said to resketch you sketches after you do them ... sounds kinda wack but when you do it u usally change some stuff and come out with a better version of the same
peice

obseen
09-03-2006, 07:28 PM
ye, i find its good too draw with coloured pencils
draw a first outline in one colour
then do over it again but change the things you dont like in a different colour
keep doing that until you have a sketch thats good
then go over your favourite lines in a marker n copy it clean onto another piece of papar
like a final draft

skech
09-04-2006, 01:35 PM
oh yeaa .. the colors are a good idea

:ozone:
09-04-2006, 04:48 PM
I was working through my B book & art teacher looked through. He edited and tought me how to draw 3d writin, Safe teacha eh? lol eva since grafiin hehe

sectra
04-08-2007, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by Idealeyez@Apr 9 2005, 06:52 PM
Good advice is hard to come by. I was thinking, maybe we could start a thread that&#39;s a collection of good first hand experiences and advice that everyone could share and learn from.

The best drawing advice I ever got was:

Quote:
"Draw for 10 minutes a day, every day" ~Rick Cortes(a close friend of mine)


it&#39;s actually a nice piece of advice because most people say "practice, practice, practice". --all of us know we should practice. But "practice" is such and elusive way to say it. What does "practice" involve? Rick basically defined practice by setting an easily met goal and a schedule.

The Goal: Draw for 10 minutes. That&#39;s easy to do.
The Schedule: Once A Day. That&#39;s easy if it&#39;s only 10 minutes.
The Result: if I&#39;m having a bad day, I draw for 10 minutes, and then do something else. If I&#39;m having a good day, that 10 minutes will turn into 20minutes, or an hour of fun productive drawing.

I actually tried to draw for 1 hour a day and it backfired horribly. It quickly feels like work, especially on days that you&#39;re just not in the mood to draw. I ended up Not drawing for weeks on end because I didn&#39;t want to sit down and commit to a whole hour of drawing.

10min/day. Wise Words.
haha....ten minutes?

i dont think i ever drawn for just ten minutes evryday in my entire life&#33;

give it a good half hour to produce something you can use/snatch ideas off of for your next session...

and if you really concentrate, youll allow your work consume to every bit of free time you thought you had&#33;&#33;&#33;

thats how i came up with this: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/43712277/

Jroc1993
04-08-2007, 01:13 PM
dude that is fuckin AMAZING&#33;

anie 1
04-08-2007, 02:00 PM
http://http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/3237/picture152sua1.jpg

the best advice was from my kindergarden teacher was to colour in the lines lol

crater
04-08-2007, 06:31 PM
leftside, that was some fucking knowledge. thats what ive been trying to do as well. i thought that i could start adding extensions, but when i went back to do simpler stuff, sometimes my shit was wack. so now i work hard on more simple things to get the basics of what constitutes a good letter and flow. i really wanna check that design book you were talking about. and i do the same for making beats. im constantly learning new techniques, tricks, different ways to flip a sample, and now im trying to learn more about instruments and how to tie them together to make music that has emotion and tells a story rather than just a beat that is based mostly on rhythm and sounds. youre completely right about building the fundamentals, but i think it helps to go a little out of your reach, learn from your mistakes, and take what you learned back to the fundamentals and rebuild the structure bigger and better than before.

bobo9827
04-08-2007, 09:52 PM
all it takes is practice.

sketch13
04-08-2007, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by crater@Apr 8 2007, 06:31 PM
i think it helps to go a little out of your reach, learn from your mistakes, and take what you learned back to the fundamentals and rebuild the structure bigger and better than before.
completely agree man i think we all start of trying to do shit we think looks hype with all these connetions and intertwining letters or what have you but we soon realize that we need to start slow...... i think everyone wants to jump into doing pieces but you need t gradually work your way there

StEaDy_LiMpS
04-09-2007, 11:53 PM
"The more lines, the better"
my homeboy ZION

Kayone707
04-10-2007, 12:47 AM
"dont tell anyone your mistakes and they wont notice"
my 5th grade art teacher

LuStErOcKs
04-10-2007, 01:01 AM
dont worry about the people that think they are "king shit"
because they never prosper and get any better, they
eventually slack off and dont draw as much as they use to
because they think that they are at thier highest peak in
the art world...
the people that was once under them, rise above them.

10 Ton
04-10-2007, 11:03 AM
id say the number 1 best thing is to not have a big head. No matter how good you are there is someone better than you and you should be humble, but confident. Finding that balance between the two is what is going to make you as best as you can be. Thats the way it is with just about everything in life. Just my two cents.

the loki
04-10-2007, 08:22 PM
best advice i got was shut the fuck up and draw

bojangles
04-11-2007, 05:27 AM
good advice? ermmm, practise, doodle/sketch everywhere you go and when in the shower or if you see any steamy mirrors bomb the fuck out of them but that aint practisin drawin..just practise

Spyte
04-11-2007, 03:51 PM
The only drawing advice I&#39;ve eveer gotten was to pretty much draw everyday. It really helps. Other then that I self taught myself everything

InsaneSanity
04-11-2007, 04:33 PM
What&#39;s The Best Drawing Advice You Ever Got?

Mine was, "Theres No Such thing as Free FUCKING advise."

AimoOne
04-11-2007, 07:55 PM
To go simple by Nemz Tricks Sume Alive Boheiman and Uuuuh :)

Thank god i listend to them

unbannable
04-05-2010, 12:40 AM
make sure the cap is pointed at the wall

syne7
04-05-2010, 12:50 AM
Actually, never mind I think I know why.

lilbmxking
05-04-2010, 09:28 PM
probably wrong section. deco color and deco fabrics. does it matter if i use the deco color on drawing on hats?

CrustOner
05-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Toy Questions thread.

but either one works. -__-

cornholio31337
05-05-2010, 01:54 PM
a never really got any advice. just some dick who thought he was better than every else after a day of graff sayin yor shit constantly. a just sat and drew everyday to shut the fucker up :D

SoZoner
08-26-2010, 10:55 AM
"stop writing"
lol jk.

2mor
09-29-2010, 06:59 AM
dont eat yellow snow

bomber boy
11-30-2010, 02:14 PM
just keep practising if u got abit of free time in college or something just whip out abit of paper and a pen and get sketching, and if ur toy just flick through some better writers stuff dont copy there style just get insparation to go towards ur own style

BlacktodaFuture
12-03-2010, 06:37 PM
go paint and keep your mouth fuckin' shut!

XCES
12-22-2010, 12:06 AM
dont try to hard

extinct
12-29-2010, 04:37 PM
Simples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!...and so on

swey
12-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Dont listen to peole who talk shit and call you a fucking toy all the time. Stay humble and keep writin. Also dont let beef ruin the art because it takes all the fun out of it(unless u like to start shit 4 no good reason). Dont let lack of money keep u from writin. Rich or poor can still be a king.

Just sayin, as I read that I was listening to 'Then till Now' by Bliss n Eso where the following line came shortly after.
'So from back then till now I still rap for the pleasure, be it rich or poor man I'm still happy as ever'

Put a smile on my face.

Keep ya head up.

cream1
01-21-2011, 01:10 PM
if your doing characters draw the head and put a cross in the middle of the face. sketch your peice out so you have the lips, hands etc. down then colour over it

SAID
01-21-2011, 05:25 PM
stop drawing with your eyes
start drawing with your heart
/thread.

Cl4sh
01-21-2011, 09:33 PM
"You're gonna suck for a long time. Get over it or don't write."

Phaze One
01-25-2011, 09:11 AM
Best advice I ever got was from my unlcle when I was 11...he said "***** stop drawing Sonic and start drawing graffiti. A writter can put all these characters on a wall like nothin. We can do anything, so think outside the box." Thats what I live by. lol

zachatnca
05-01-2012, 02:48 AM
this isnt for drawing but while back the guy that sort of got me into graffiti about 10 years ago (when i had an atrocious handstyle) told me to not move your wrist at all, keep them completely stiff and make sure your flowing with can and moving as one with the can, it seemed really weird but it actually improved my hand style overtime by so much. so after that i started bombing in gloves and putting rubberbands at the bottom around my wrist and putting the can in there. it helps alot with not moving your wrist and not pointing the can up or down.

Faymos
05-09-2012, 07:21 PM
TWO rules to being a successful artist:
1. dont give out your adivce
2.

ianking
05-21-2012, 09:10 PM
Honestly the best advice i got was none, do as you want to do not what others want :/

junkbox
05-26-2012, 01:41 PM
This is some advice I've thought of giving, and it seems pretty sound;

Take your signature, or handwriting. Draw some basic letters(for beginners here I guess)... if you find yourself naturally more prone to straighter lines, sharper angles, work that into your style... if your more into curves, work with that..


I'd be interested to know whats though of this advice...

ChemDawggyJohnson
05-26-2012, 07:43 PM
"draw like a madman"

ChemDawggyJohnson
05-26-2012, 07:44 PM
and im paraphrasing this one but " like a diary is to an adolescent girl, thats what your sketchbook is to you. but it's gotta be one of those really torn emotional adolescent girls

G_CAL
05-27-2012, 06:20 PM
My best tip's are just to draw some random line's and you'll eventaully make your own character

junkbox
06-02-2012, 11:20 AM
this isnt for drawing but while back the guy that sort of got me into graffiti about 10 years ago (when i had an atrocious handstyle) told me to not move your wrist at all, keep them completely stiff and make sure your flowing with can and moving as one with the can, it seemed really weird but it actually improved my hand style overtime by so much. so after that i started bombing in gloves and putting rubberbands at the bottom around my wrist and putting the can in there. it helps alot with not moving your wrist and not pointing the can up or down.

damn dude thats very uhm... reminds me of Martial Arts or something, the writers equivalent of push-ups on the knuckles or repeatedly punching pots of stone? Really cool advice. Rigorous training.


and im paraphrasing this one but " like a diary is to an adolescent girl, thats what your sketchbook is to you. but it's gotta be one of those really torn emotional adolescent girls

Awesome quote! As awesome as your user name, whatever it means its got this aura of cool ((if you detect sarcasm my bad, meant none))


My best tip's are just to draw some random line's and you'll eventaully make your own character

JB is gonna take this advice, I still suck at characters...



Keep it simple was/is one I heard a lot. Not so sure I took that advice. I found for drawing it helped to do a lot of handstyles then outline with a thin pen to practice cleanliness, and adding 3Ds. Sometimes I think maybe it'd be good to suggest 'if you're gonna bite, bite locally', thinking preservation of a city/regional style is a good thing in this era of global communication... yet I'm sure most would say the better advice is DON'T BITE.

I've always admired a well-rounded writer, you know?, dope handstyles, nice characters, solid throwups and tight pieces, good with the blackbook & the cans (I see the Brazilians and I read in an All-Nation article Peruvians, for two, are quite skilled with bucket paint also)... I can't say I'm one of these myself, but some more advice would be to [HOLY SHIT! my box got unplugged and my post was Auto-Saved~] develop all the skill you can at every aspect of this. Not limiting one's-self to one word/4-5 letters, trying all 36 characters (haven't tried much Arabic yet) has been nice for this writer.

ealkrab1er
08-03-2012, 12:51 PM
I'd say 30 minutes a day

ealkrab1er
08-03-2012, 12:52 PM
And the longest I have ever drawn for was 2 hours I'd also recommend listing to music while you draw what ever genre you prefer

lilbmxking
10-11-2012, 10:28 PM
"you arent good unless you can draw a PERFECT star" is what i tell all my learnies

just something for hype

Turb0
10-27-2012, 01:37 AM
And the longest I have ever drawn for was 2 hours I'd also recommend listing to music while you draw what ever genre you prefer

+1 totally agree

ryda
11-16-2012, 08:35 AM
best advice i got was to start again! go simple! go light so u can change parts you dont like or add what you want in. it deffo made a differance been drawin nonstop since then lol had more ideas, its easier to add something in and remove if it dont look right than to remove a whole load of shit!!

ILUVCASH
07-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Go slow and erase every single line you dont like as soon as you notice its bad, focusing on making every line exactly what you picture in your head helps

indyvet
08-27-2013, 07:43 PM
it dont matter mabye he want to get sothin with the point chill out i aint hurting no one that hes posting and making threads.

Okse
08-27-2013, 08:13 PM
From personal experience, no matter how much people say it. Practice does make perfect.

SevenStickers
09-17-2013, 05:15 AM
Keep your own style and just practice!

SEAK_CAPSS
09-17-2013, 07:57 PM
i got this as tattoo advice not drawing advice but it applies in both.. dont stop a line till the end.. and if you do start at the other end ( where you should have stopped) and overlap where you originally stoped just a little bit.. not really too big of a deal if you dont do fallow it as a rule but it helps me alot

InnerCityRebel
09-28-2013, 12:24 AM
Take your time and notice any mistakes (things you don't like or don't seem right) focus on what you're looking for in your drawings. Also, practice makes perfect.

AND
09-28-2013, 01:22 PM
The most helpful advice I ever got was "Sit down, shut up, and turn on some goddamn music. You're never going to get better unless you try, and tomorrow you'll still be shit, but you'll be better then you are today."

mefisto
10-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Well it sounds weird but get your smartphone, go on camera, and take a pic of your drawing then see it on your phone...the pic will be smaller so your mistakes will be more visible

Eurothrash
11-04-2013, 06:21 AM
best advice?
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE....

F8L
12-03-2013, 10:50 PM
dont be scared to use black

Namelesstreetart
12-04-2013, 02:40 AM
Play with it regularly, and eventually that soft style will turn hard as fuck.

Abe13
12-07-2013, 06:07 PM
Straight letters. Simple is always better. Don't add to many extensions. Legible is better than anything.

TheSkepticalGiraffe
12-29-2013, 05:54 PM
"Keep It Simple"

-F*cking Everyone I've Asked For Advice.

It IS True.

BridgeRat
02-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Keep it simple. Keep all the letters the same size(height,width) How to do a lowercase E by drawing a line then circle it counter-clockwise.

Ahoy514
02-23-2014, 10:38 PM
Best advice is to never ask other writers for advice.
Most are assholes. Do what you do and do it with style

JAZE>
02-23-2014, 11:02 PM
Some of the best advice i have ever heard is don't expect immediate improvement, this shit takes a while to learn

JAZE>
02-24-2014, 12:17 AM
121532 is this any good?

PHREEone
02-26-2014, 12:40 PM
121532 is this any good?
NO! i bet ur tag is awful ?? telling u how it is :D

PHREEone
02-26-2014, 12:42 PM
best advice no one ever told me,... DO YOU AND FUCK THE REST style is style and we all have a different point of view when it comes to graffiti ....

Semper
03-23-2014, 06:22 AM
Can't fake the funk in black and white.

Helps you to focus on letters and develope some sick flows, also is good for your line work. Another plus is if you paint from a sketch I recommend keeping it black and white.