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Discussion in 'Toys forum' started by Kayone707, Jun 15, 2005.

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  1. Kaps2

    Kaps2 Elite Member

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  2. TanZ

    TanZ Senior Member

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    I think it would do you well to clean up the crossbars around the K. It looks a little unclear or inconsistent.
     
  3. nZane

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    @Kaps: Too many edges.. Lose 2 on the C and the O
     
  4. PUTS

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    The h is kind of wack too imo.
     
  5. Kaps2

    Kaps2 Elite Member

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    What i was thinking. Now looking at the entire thing. i see a lot of things wrong with it.
     
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  6. Kaps2

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  7. TanZ

    TanZ Senior Member

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    The A looks a little funky. Maybe it's where you got the stem coming out from.
    Anyway, I've worked on just restarting my entire alphabet, simplifying it down and letting my arm and wrist do what they want to with it. I think there's been some improvement in my tags, but overall, yeah, I still suck. I just suck .0001% less, and I'll take that.

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    Left column looks better than right column of the four new attempts. I think my arm was too stiff on the right ones.
     
  8. Cl4sh

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    Maybe some of you guys remember me from a few years back. I wrote Clash and was complete garbage, but you guys gave me lots of good advice. I've been out the game for a number of years, but I'm back.

    SO, Crits? Do your worst

    Know bar width is a little inconsistent, and my T is a midget
     
  9. TanZ

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    I think the curves also need a little work, especially with the R. As well, when you're working with that 3D pop, a good thing to keep in mind is where the vanishing points are so that everything looks crisp.

    Also, your outlines are inconsistent. You may want to invest in something that'll give you a solid thickness, or you gotta develop an eye for keeping outlines a constant width.
     
  10. Cl4sh

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    Thanks. Yeah I'm working with colored pencils I'm sharpening with a knife lol, just got off the streets, and finally have a job so I will hopefully have some better supplies soon :)
     
  11. TanZ

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    As far as supplies go, you don't need anything fancy when you start out. I'm working with a fifty pack of Crayola "Super Tip" markers that have the thick and the thin. Markers are also great for getting bold color immediately and with little pressure, so you can really focus on the flow. The overlap can also teach you about consistency, because the darkness gets super visible even if you go over a line just a little bit.

    Basically, what I'm saying is don't blow a fortune on Prismacolor or Copics or anything like that just for blowing ink and learning and getting a flow down. It is so not worth it.
     
  12. nZane

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    Well, in the long run it is. If you know how to work with style markers its very worth it imo. Just practice clear and even strokes, a pen with 0.1 cm is perfect for practice. You notice any fuck up immediately
     
  13. TanZ

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    Fair enough, yeah. In my "normal" art (I guess you would call it), my preferred media are marker and colored pencil, and for what I do, I needed those variable pressure markers that can blend, like Prismacolor and Copic. It's a fair statement to say that working on sketches for pieces and planning for them would require a similar touch. I was more saying that for practicing basic techniques, basic tools will do the job. I suppose, though, that re-learning those techniques with higher quality materials might be a challenge. I remember when I first started with Copic. It took some major adjusting.
     
  14. Kaps2

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    Well i like practicing with a pensile. I believe if you can produce a sick tag with a pencil then your pretty dope. Markers can sometimes make your work look better than it perhaps is. Know what i mean?
     
  15. TanZ

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    I dunno. I'd argue that it's a matter of what media best suits you, or what you have more experience with. I like playing with the thick and thin tip markers to get the variable line thickness in my work, but I didn't just pick up a marker one day and have all that. Different media is used for different purposes. Pencil is kind of the number one choice for versatility, and it has the added bonus of erasability. If you can't draw it in pencil, chances are you can't draw it at all.
     
  16. bugs-one

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    ^^^ Good point.

    Next battle is up. Word is: Camo. Due: Monday 3rd.
     
  17. Ahem

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    Been on hiatus too long..letters are shit(dumb extensions) but the camo fill came out better than expected.

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  18. PUTS

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    Digging the fill Ahem, just the extensions seem really unnecessary I like the M though. Btw I'm heading to Boston is anyone out there by any chance? Hit me up with the pm's.
     
  19. Ahem

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    Thanks Puts..and how coincidental is it that I posted a Camo filled piece a minute after Bugs announced Camo is the word for the battle.
     
  20. s0m30n3

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    i know it's not in a blackbook, but i don't know where else to put it
    my L sucks