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AKalien
08-18-2005, 06:36 PM
Which would be better.

if you pick a city or town, could you name a city or town in particular

selc himself
08-18-2005, 06:39 PM
in your backyard because when u start nobody wants to see your stuff so that doesn't matter!!

**MATEO**
08-18-2005, 06:53 PM
big city, more spots, more chill

snow2skate
08-18-2005, 06:56 PM
Big city, not as hard to get cought, cause there such a big space..and in a small city you run out of places to tag and paint and shit after a year or 2

flclnaruto1213
08-18-2005, 07:20 PM
i live in small town where cops go fucking crazy about graffiti.
i hate it.

id say big city

THANKful AKIH
08-18-2005, 07:36 PM
BIG CIty cuase there is way more graffiti culture, usaul shops there, more spots to hit, and alot of writers!

RMA
08-18-2005, 07:44 PM
Small towns will ream your ass for graffiti.

InvisblSkratchPiklz
08-18-2005, 07:46 PM
its all about Ethiopia

metro 519
08-18-2005, 07:50 PM
go big city... it would suck to be a big fish in a small pond if you know what i mean

Wet Mops
08-18-2005, 07:54 PM
i think a big city cuz tthere are a lot of writers, and its harder but more rewarding to someday be king.

InvisblSkratchPiklz
08-18-2005, 08:03 PM
i think this is a stupid thread
but hey who cares
im just a number on this site

the walking std
08-18-2005, 08:09 PM
ive always thought it was better being a toy in rural area becuase not too many people see your shit and you can get some good practice in without degrading yourself too much. i started writing around where i live [in a rural area] like 5 or 6 years back now i never write, bomb, or piece around here anymore. you just realize the area sucks if your not a toy. i started doing rollers under a bridge over here too a while back. went over all the toys under that shit. it was funny cuz then like a week later i checked it and like 20 toys rocked all over my shit.

Paint Magic
08-18-2005, 09:17 PM
huge city!

epod
08-18-2005, 09:53 PM
i wish i was in a big city. here, cops are worried about graff. they get a report of people tagging,, theyre on it in a jiffy. and if ur in a big city, theres tons of chill spots. in a small city you run out of chill spots. lol i dont tag much, but this 1 writer, hes got a tag on EVERY fucking wall, bus, mailbox, electrical box. he honestly has covered every block of this city. and its a decent size. its just gay here though, the way its set up, theres like 7 neighborhoods connected by like 4 main roads , so its hard to get around on feet.

Krylon bomber
08-18-2005, 10:35 PM
yeah start in your backyard on a board or some thing, get a form and feel down first, then take you pick.

kronik
08-18-2005, 11:53 PM
big city woooot woooot

ow1
08-19-2005, 12:59 AM
im not that good in all but i started in my backyard on a piece of plywood then once i got alright i moved onto doing it underbridges and hidden spots for bombing but i tag just about anywear i can

theyrecominafterme
08-19-2005, 02:14 AM
i think it would be better in a big city... im goin about in a small town and it blows. too many problems and not enough spots


and for all the UC's
COPS SUCK

scrabble
08-19-2005, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by InvisblSkratchPiklz@Aug 18 2005, 06:46 PM
its all about Ethiopia
foreal nothin better than ethopia RESPECT THAT CUS ITS SOME REAL SHIT

skateparadise
08-19-2005, 07:27 AM
big city

Ravek
08-19-2005, 11:32 AM
u have to be retarded to want to start in a small town or a rural area, i live in a small town and there are absoulutely no other writers do u know how fucking hard it is to progress alone with no advice or no one to paint with ?!


a big city wud be better like san fransisco or new york that way u cud meet other writers and things wud come together quickly and it wud be more fun then doiing it alone

chase4
08-19-2005, 11:36 AM
u have to be retarded to want to start in a small town or a rural area, i live in a small town and there are absoulutely no other writers do u know how fucking hard it is to progress alone with no advice or no one to paint with ?!
i feel ur pain ravek

southgate
08-19-2005, 06:25 PM
I personally started out in a smaller town in hidden places because once u get into the bigger city it's time for you to shine..THINK OF IT LIKE THIS....WHEN YOUR IN THE SMALL CITIES YOUR IN THE MINOR LEAGUES AND ONCE U GET INTO THE BIGGER CITY YOUR IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES.. :D

fame
08-19-2005, 10:23 PM
I STARTED GRAFFIN IN THE SUBURBS ITS CLOSE TO THE CITY WERE I LIVE U CAULD SEE THE CITY BUILDINGS

disposable_hero
08-19-2005, 10:30 PM
big city has more good writers 2 so then it is also harder to get big but more rewarding when u do get big

.KroMatiKz.
06-05-2006, 01:37 AM
at least with a small town you have way less cops, and little towns have little backroads so its easier to run. but ya, way less spots. i started at my local skatepark, and if ther was no room, id just paintroller over the worst tag there and just kept practisin.( by the way i live in a small town.) :ph34r:

shalf
06-05-2006, 11:08 AM
i u live in a small town then 5 or 6 pieces and ur all city so its like ok i ve dun that spot now wat and u run out of spots to bomb
while a big city has unlimited spots and u can meet alot of writers that will help u out

afek
06-05-2006, 03:39 PM
i dont think it matters as long as you dont put wack ass shit

waster12...
06-05-2006, 04:19 PM
big city. duhhhh. 514 nahmean. ye.

weaponer
06-05-2006, 04:22 PM
Huge city ! More places to paint and its harder to be noticeable. Which means not so much attention from police.

CANADIANA
07-01-2006, 07:37 PM
both have ther own pros and cons...small town has its advantages becuase in the early hours of the morning theres not a soul in sight. then again theres more of a scene in larger areas.

but i knew a guy who lived in the burbs near toronto, and he was one of the well-known writers in this hood, anywyas he moved to the inner city and he just quit writting becuae it was so hard to compete and get noticed amongst all the writers in T.O...pretty gay reason but i kinda understand.

Mexiklan Beaner
07-02-2006, 12:01 AM
im more of a city kind of guy. i hate small towns

sok
07-02-2006, 05:05 PM
id say huge cities cuz theres more writers and more spots

obseen
07-02-2006, 05:30 PM
huge cities definitely
i live in the country right now and i hate it

ChRoMa 11820
07-03-2006, 10:39 AM
i would say small town as long as other ppl write

a huge city would get u no attention especially like nyc or philadelphia

waster12.....
07-03-2006, 12:46 PM
ya but also no negative attention.. .do one tag in buttfucknowhere and get 3 cops arresting you for sporting a cap with a piece on it.

geon_ARG
07-03-2006, 03:19 PM
I live in a small town(in argentina, so don&#39;t ask where :D hehe) and It&#39;s really a shit, because if you do a lot of tags ald bombs your name comes know too easy, but not in the graffiti artists <_< , all the shitty people talk about your name.. its a fucking nightmare. you don&#39;t have graffiti writters for go bombing, an real danger about get know too easy..

I wish can live in a big city, if cops see you(in some places) they dont give a fuck and they dont butter you

THE BIG CITYS ARE THE BEST&#33;&#33; :lol:

dark\gbk
07-05-2006, 07:55 AM
not a small town but a average size town is best to start

but huge city is were a writer will get up quick if he/she has the balls

EGAD
07-05-2006, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by geon_ARG@Jul 3 2006, 02:19 PM
I live in a small town(in argentina, so don&#39;t ask where :D hehe) and It&#39;s really a shit, because if you do a lot of tags ald bombs your name comes know too easy, but not in the graffiti artists <_< , all the shitty people talk about your name.. its a fucking nightmare. you don&#39;t have graffiti writters for go bombing, an real danger about get know too easy..

I wish can live in a big city, if cops see you(in some places) they dont give a fuck and they dont butter you

THE BIG CITYS ARE THE BEST&#33;&#33; :lol:
this is the problem with small places summed up easy


im glad im a city slicker

Kata
07-05-2006, 12:01 PM
Im starting in a small town, and i did a really shitty bomb on some shed at an elementary school probably about 2 or 3 years ago. and a couple nights ago my friends were walking intown and the cops pulled them over and accused them of shooting cars with paintball guns and all this bullshit- even tho they had NO evidence. and my friend told me that the cop brought up the fact that there had been "recent" graffiti at the school and he described the bomb i did... goes to show you how a small town cop who is bored with no action can become a corrupt crimecraving assfuck and hold a grudge against the little things- i would say start in a big city if you can.


and that piece i did- i actually did 2 for practice, 1 on a baseball shed thing and another on a bigass cement wall that was dreamy when i saw it- heres what they did they ripped the shed down and dragged it off the baseball field. And with the cement one- they painted over it and built a random NEW shed that to this day has nothing in it.



bastards with too much time on their hands -.-

geon_ARG
07-05-2006, 12:32 PM
like I say in a little city your name come know too easy, but then I think if you wanna get know an famous :lol: in a big city you most be like a month for get know in some places :unsure: , but i am sure that a big city is more safe for paint, because in the big city in the night can be a lot of people walking and you don&#39;t look like a graffiti writter, but in a small city if you walking in the middle of the night and the cops see you, they probably ask you what tha fuck are you doing at the middle of the night walking around :ph34r:

FaultO
07-05-2006, 02:45 PM
best place to start is a black book. doesn&#39;t matter where you are.

null vote.

AcErErEaGaIn
07-13-2006, 11:45 AM
i wuld du a rural area 2 practise my stuf 4 real b4 i show the big city and look a twat

REMEK
07-13-2006, 11:55 AM
null.

whereever is easyist for you

coke831
07-22-2006, 03:09 AM
i agree, a huge city i went ant bombed this wierd wall thing by mcdonalds and becouse im in such a small town i passed three pigs in different places on my way down..i want to move

SpLiTbomber
07-22-2006, 05:04 AM
a huge city is where graf started at and thats wher the conditions are best.. easy 2 rack, more wallz than u can cover, and thers always sumwer u can run 2 n hide

why they hell would u waste ur time painting in a rural area if u had a choice, honestly

DISKO HOP SKOTCH
07-22-2006, 05:15 AM
desert island

NOMX
07-22-2006, 05:20 AM
where should u start? anywhere u fucking want, its ur paint and ur idea. and no1 should be allowed 2 tell u what the fuck 2 do.

Code_sucht
07-22-2006, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by snow2skate@Aug 18 2005, 05:56 PM
Big city, not as hard to get cought, cause there such a big space..and in a small city you run out of places to tag and paint and shit after a year or 2
Big City, not as EASY to get caught...

SpLiTbomber
07-22-2006, 05:23 AM
no ones fukin tellin u wat 2 do, its a hypothetical question of wheres the best place 2 start in &#39;you opinion&#39; so go ahead n paint in a rural vilage if you want, u can harvest corn 2 pay for you paint ;)

SpLiTbomber
07-22-2006, 05:26 AM
Originally posted by DISKO HOP SKOTCH@Jul 22 2006, 04:15 AM
desert island
id definatly start carving my name into coconuts n shit :D

slEEt
07-22-2006, 04:08 PM
Bigger city, more ground to cover, harder to get caught.

Struk
07-22-2006, 04:23 PM
huge city for sure heh

MOOSE-1
08-01-2006, 01:07 AM
Big city (which I am in Las Vegas)

More ground, harder to get caught (especially in vegas were the #1 most dangerous city in the US now :lol:)

tycoonin
08-01-2006, 03:52 AM
canals are coo if ur a toy just started and wanting to practice with paint

Paint Magic
08-01-2006, 08:48 PM
i would have to say a huge city becuz thats were all the riterz be at and if otha riterz see ur shit and u get up alot ull get a good name

versus being in a small town or rural town were no riterz will see ur stuff
wich is pointless

my opinon atleast

Special_K
08-01-2006, 09:00 PM
in a big city you have more writers to hook up w/ and more areas to bomb. i live in an area where its pretty hard to bomb unless you have a car (i dont) because its a 2 mile walk just to get out of the valley and riding my bike looks rather suspicious. so if i go on a bombing run its to do a piece im very serious about or i happen to have a ride that night. last route through my neighborhood is at 6 so cant take that.

FIKS
08-01-2006, 09:05 PM
best to start in a big city cuz it takes all the heat off of you more people on the street equals less attention on you.FIKS

skech
08-07-2006, 07:10 PM
i am in a medium town and i think its perfect .. some writers .. decent spots .. and still kinda chill in parts

krysnum1
08-11-2006, 07:54 PM
I liv in a small town

fannypack uprock
08-11-2006, 07:56 PM
paper.

news
08-12-2006, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by flclnaruto1213@Aug 18 2005, 06:20 PM
i live in small town where cops go fucking crazy about graffiti.
i hate it.

id say big city
yh i have dis same problem is a bitch

Aleis
08-12-2006, 12:56 PM
You recieve more attention in a small town. Most of it unwanted attention. Unless you feel like getting caught when they offer a reward for your arrest. They have fliers and signs posted in my town with a 1k or more reward for any information leading to the arrest of a graffiti artist.

People freek about graff in my area. It used to make me laugh when I would be somewhere and hear people bitching about the graffiti everywhere. Nothing like hearing some old geeser bitch about how your destroying their precious town.

clockworkfuse
08-12-2006, 01:36 PM
BIG CITY~

clone20
08-18-2006, 02:37 AM
A huge city like N.Y. or L.A. is perfect because you are less likley to get caught up and there is a lot you can write on. :ph34r:

CLOVER_1_LV_702
08-18-2006, 08:25 PM
sup yall i am new to this forum shit. i am a toy in vegas... and vegas is like cool but sucks at the same time i always see hella tight spots but they are crackin down on graffers hella.. and i am just starting so i think big citys are tight like san fran. and New york.. so many allys and shit out there you gotta walk around places anyways so i dunno big citys seem like they would be better havent been to alot of places... minnesota seems like it would be good in the big city part

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Color
08-21-2006, 08:20 AM
a huge city.....i mean yea you end up startin scribblin in your back garden or in quite spots coz you aint rele have a fucken clue.....but when you start venturin out and about in a big city theres more of a graff culture lurkin around.....you aint the only one sprayin....less chance for gettin all heated up....more places to hit, many many reasons as to why citys are better

Blix
08-21-2006, 07:20 PM
I live in a decent sized but still its lame no other writer its the whole suburban thing but luckily atlanta is only like a 10 min drive away so yeah big city def

stewa_sk8
11-23-2006, 05:34 AM
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awesome sickness ...
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Bazer
11-23-2006, 11:47 AM
if ur startin out u should definately find a spot where u can tag all day and not get caught. like a sewer or somewhere that people dont go to because ull have to jump a fence or cross some water. abandoned places r my favorite. but if u can find an abondoned place where i live itll ussualy have bums livin there but they wont bother if you give em o dollar or two to shut them up. :)

Enmity
11-23-2006, 02:17 PM
i always wished i lived out in the middle of no where next to a train yard. i would be fine with that or in a place where graffiti was tolerated a little more like europe or australia

...uhh
11-23-2006, 05:51 PM
my city isnt really a city but a suburb of like three other surrounding cities but i have the train yard for the state down the raod and a layup for the mitsubishichemical plant&#33;&#33; i can alaways see stopped freight ,... but i hate rusty fr8

Malicious artist
12-04-2006, 08:24 PM
Way better to start local so you dont polute the ill spots with toy shit. but its good to get influenced by ill writers in a sick spot such as downtown.

wiggahata
12-04-2006, 10:16 PM
Buttown iz da sheitz. *****z dunnknow about dat sheit. fuxxorz u buttzozroz.

"Joker"
12-05-2006, 06:33 PM
i live in a small town and its not that smart to do unless you just putting up
tags, stickers, markers, and throw-ups if you fast at your throws

[NESTER]
12-05-2006, 07:42 PM
big town cause then u can see what real graffiti is and incourage you to do different things u no

blondeshady2001
12-06-2006, 12:42 PM
small towns means they track you down quicker

revolt92
12-06-2006, 01:47 PM
I live in a small town and shit gets buffed every day, id say big city cos theres more writers = more graffiti = more money to get it buffed = cant be arsed.

faime
12-06-2006, 05:58 PM
big city so yo shit dont get buffed

Syn_one
12-06-2006, 07:13 PM
i think Huge City would be better. More shit to go at and I don&#39;t think your as likely to get caught by pigs. Pigs got nothing to do in the towns, but its busy in the city. Plus theres more oppurtunities to make your stuff scene in nice heaven spots.

Slaze
12-11-2006, 08:29 PM
ok i live in a rural area and it is by far the worst area to be if your into graff. i would say that a small town (like the places i bomb) are a good place to start cuz you feel like you can actually reach a decent status and you wont have two much competition or beef, although i will say it would be nice if we had more writers so that you have a better chance of meeting them and getting tips. i wish i could have had someone to guide me when i got into graff, but i didn&#39;t so i ended up on this site. <_<

noam12
12-17-2006, 09:40 AM
lol i live in south bronx so lotsa writers here, its pretty good. i started in some train bridge tunnel thing in the woods, cops to lazy to come its funny casue the fire district in like 3min walking distance from it and there like "i dont wanna get my boots dirty ehhh" but yea its good start off on a board or soemthing lol

geritto
08-21-2008, 11:54 PM
huge city!

Hobbes
08-22-2008, 12:38 AM
City for obvious reasons.

Small towns are for when you've got so much heat in your city from bombing that your already king, so you go and king small towns in a single night because half of it will get buffed the next day anyway.

When you first start, you should practice bombing entire walls in chill spots, just use up all the wall space then don't go back for like a year when its all buffed or more writers have ups there. All you need to be doing is practicing for a month or two, hardly anyone needs to see your shit. Then once you got your hand steeze down with decent can control ('cause you hand should be decent before you really start to paint) then you can go 'n try to bomb shit with that and your throwies. But pieces aren't going to come to you for at least a year or two of good paintin', so just do those out the ways when you can.

Plus in cities, the real writers will take away heat from you, so people won't care so much about the kid who wrote his 'name' 20 times on the back of a few buildings, they're more concerned with the names that the actual community sees 20 times on an average day.

Its when you start throwing your shit on the streets immediately that people take notice and once they realize you have committed felony damage on the backs of several buildings...well your shit sucks anyway so fuck going after the 'kings' who have already proven themselves smart enough to stay in the game that long.

DERO 1R
08-22-2008, 05:02 PM
i think each one has its advantages, but personally i would go with more of a city area to start because of the inspiration you could get and pick up on styles easier and it would be less difficult to meet other writers.

DERO 1R
08-22-2008, 05:05 PM
u have to be retarded to want to start in a small town or a rural area, i live in a small town and there are absoulutely no other writers do u know how fucking hard it is to progress alone with no advice or no one to paint with ?!


a big city wud be better like san fransisco or new york that way u cud meet other writers and things wud come together quickly and it wud be more fun then doiing it alone

word. same here! there's like 5 or 6 here but that's our little crew. like you gotta go to bumfuck egypt to find writers.

Hobbes
08-22-2008, 05:58 PM
Why the fuck do you guys want to find writers?

No inspiration? Sounds like you like to...BITE. Haha...

Someone said some crazy shit here once that people disagreed with, but is true as fuck. Don't fucking bother looking at other peoples styles and shit, just focus on your own. Focus on your hand writing first, and make sure you know how letters are supposed to go. Then start making it a little more wavy, and eventually it will get more and more extreme.

But anyway, thats a bad reason to not graff in an area, just because no one else is doing it in that area...fuck that. You gain way more face in areas that have no graff scene.

Its just that small towns catch on quick, so if you bomb for like 3 months...most likely you are going to be high up on the police's to-do list. And by bomb, I mean going out like 3 nights a week to paint. Toys don't paint a whole lot at first though, so I doubt you are going to start out with all-night bombing in a small town.

But yeah man...you should never want to meet other writers. Why the fuck would you want to meet writers? Most of them are gay as fuck, look at bombing science. Not to mention all the snitches you will get to meet. Every writer is a fucking snitch.

Not to mention, its WAY fucking better to progress on your own. I look at a lot of kids styles on bombing science, 'n its like "wow...why are they getting props for that shit? because its a style thats been PLAYED and people liked it the first time they saw something like it?"

I'm glad I started out such a toy with no vets to show me, that means a hell of a lot more progress. I think it shows I have more love for the game because I just started getting up in an area where people are liek "wtf why the hell would you do graffiti? thats stupid" but i did it anyway. No writers came up to me and said "hey you will be cool if you let us show you how to write graff".

Besides with style, people get too stuck in how they think they're letters are supposed to go because of the culture they see around it. It makes you think less about experimentation. The only good thing about looking at a writers style, is when you look at like crazy pieces, like saber or someone and then you begin to be able to read how their letters go from comparing handi's to pieces. Its crazy, you just do a fucking design and have it follow the outline your letters. That's the type of shit you should learn from writers, that the possibilities are ENDLESS. Not thinking "oh well saber's S goes like this, so I'm going to make mine more like this" no fuck that, once your style gets advanced enough, NO ONE should be able to bite it, or call it bites.

Let yourself inspire yourself, let others show you the possibilities, let yourself extend the possibilities.

anti-anti-crime
08-22-2008, 09:55 PM
a small town.
if your beginning obviously because no cops are out, there all at the station eating donuts. and when you bomb when your a beginer, your shit isnt to nice, so its better that it gets buffed and you keep having places to paint.

fac-effacer
08-02-2009, 03:18 AM
la pi la pi la pi la pi la ossi ...

VENGO
08-30-2014, 02:30 PM
livin' in a big city PRISHTINA were the graffiti artist don't care for the cops



B.I.G city