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Discussion in 'Toys forum' started by Kayone707, Sep 6, 2004.

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  1. rave316

    rave316 Senior Member

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    one thing i can advice on getting better with character drawings is sketch other charac's you've seen or snatch some off the internet, let your hand get use to sketching the lines until you start coming up with your own ideas. Plus as a old art teacher of mine said, good artists are also good thieves.
     
  2. RatyzOne

    RatyzOne Senior Member

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    Why would you like to copy someone else shit? There is some tricks you can apply if you have difficulties with proportions, shapes, etc...Google, Youtube, Bing are your best friends with that...

    A lot of people that are unfamiliar with characters start them with circle, stuff like this :

    awww.cartooningbasics.com_book_images__lookInside_beanposes.jpg

    Trust me, copying others stuff won't help you with you characts skills....
     
  3. rave316

    rave316 Senior Member

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    true with some just copying won't work, but some people may need other ideas to work off of to create shit of their own, it's like a prompt for writing, some people use prompts to help them come up with something creative, till they get those creative juices flowing on their own, different people got different styles of learning, not saying yours is wrong ratz just sayin don't knock the copy method so easily, hell it's how i got actually decent at doing anime.
     
  4. RatyzOne

    RatyzOne Senior Member

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    I feel you on this but let me say that copying someone artwork and getting inspired by is 2 different things but maybe I'm wrong...
     
  5. rave316

    rave316 Senior Member

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    well straight copying someones shit and calling it your own yeah that's bull, i guess what i'm trying to get at is use someones sketch for practice by sketching it yourself doing self checks looking at proportions and how your sketch looks compared to theirs, and of course i would advice going with diffrent artists or any fav writer, just so your not going off just one artist but have different styles of influence. But I would also advice as well to try and come up with your own shit while doing this so your not sticking yourself to just going off of someone else stuff. Kinda like dancing, I got some good dance teachers out here in japan I been learning pop lock and hip hop moves from, and for awhile all I could do was what they taught me but I kept trying to find my own style in what they were teaching me, granted I still learn new shit from em but I am starting to have my own pop lock style.
     
  6. Lado

    Lado Senior Member

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    Getting drunk could help. Jase gets drunk before he goes out and paints, helps ease the tension for him and he relaxes.

    But anyone know what kind of markers you'd get for redeeming credits? It would be way cool to get a big marker to bomb with, but I wouldn't care too much for a paint pen. Or should I just wait for the next redeemable checkpoint, which would be a can of paint?
     
  7. Mr. November

    Mr. November Senior Member

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    I'm wanting to try out some new caps, but I'm not sure what I would want to get yet. All the cans that I have are the male valved painters touch and I was considering getting female fat caps and just skipping the cap adapters, but there really isn't a wide variety of female caps out there. Should I get the female caps with an adapter or should I just get the female caps.
     
  8. PIECE

    PIECE Senior Member

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    What caps do you recommend for Throw ups? I know everyone typically recommends high pressure for throw ups, but I'm loaded on Montana Gold, so i don't have any high pressure cans yet. Is it going to make a huge difference in time it takes to put up?
     
  9. fingerlickingchicken

    fingerlickingchicken Senior Member

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    with molotow high pressure, i can get a full filled in throwie done in a minute tops. with tremclad with stock tips its about 3-4minutes
     
  10. ven0m

    ven0m or Phat2

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    fingerlickinchicken, no writer likes to get cuffed so it's normal to be freaked by the pigs... just keep doing your thing and avoiding them, sooner or later you'll get used to it and with time you'll gain more experience and will know what to do and how to handle it. you'll eventually panic less as long as you're a bomber on the regular and not just once a month...

    Mr. november, I think your best bet are those new wingcap adapters we're making, but frankly mine are still on their way, so I didn't get the chance to test them out, so I can't confirm that they're good, but from the videos and the word, they seem fine (I use loads and loads of shit male cans with stock caps.. so this'll be a game changer if they work out. will update this post with feedback later)
    Other than that, and if I remember correctly, you were at the stage where you're still starting out, so I'll assume that you're still young in the game, and I'll give you the same (best) advice I give to everyone like you. practice as much as you can with shit female cans + stock tips. if you can rock clean lines and fills with those, name brand cans like mtn, beltons, and laks will be a walk in the park later on. remember, your can's quality doesn't make you a good writer, it's your skills that matter. YOU paint the piece, not the can.

    PIECE, as far as I know, montana golds have variable valve systems, which means the harder you press on the cap, the higher the pressure, and vice versa. so I guess you're good. As far as throwups are concerned. fat caps + high pressure cans are always a win. higher pressure = faster filling. and fat caps = wider coverage. add those up and you have a recipe for victory. go destroy.
    of course, none of that will matter if you're not experienced with bombing. you'll still be slow at the beginning, but you'll pick up speed the more you do it. so practice practice practice :)

    regarding the forum issues, I'm sorry I had to delete you guys' comments, it's just to tidy the thread up a lil bit. like I say in the announcement, it's being taken care of. some parts have been already fixed. more to come soon.
     
  11. PIECE

    PIECE Senior Member

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    Thanks for the tips, Venom. I did a throw up with gold and fatcap last night (the one I posted) and you're right about the gold valve. The harder I pressed the quicker it came out. I had some trouble with can control while doing this, but more practice will take care of that. Thanks bro!
     
  12. ven0m

    ven0m or Phat2

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    update: I received the wingcap adapters yesterday, and they don't work on the shit brand cans. the hole where the can's "dick" is supposed to go is too small. i think it only works with them rustos. the american accents, or the painter's touch... not sure, I don't have any of either at hand right now to test them. but as far as regular shit cans go, the male valve is just too big to fit in the adapters.
    I'm dissapointed.. was kinda looking forward to those. but hey at least the stickers cheered me up a bit :>
     
  13. smokeitup

    smokeitup Elite Member

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    whats this wingcap? i got a newsletter from 12 oz prophet and they mentioned something about it, how are u supposed to use it? why was it made, it looks weird its got these 2 bits off to the side...

    also, how do people do pieces that are like 2 metres high when they're not even that tall, is it possible they take a ladder to the wall or stand on a fence or something?
     
  14. ven0m

    ven0m or Phat2

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    2 meters high is a regular person's average reaching height, guy.
    if it's a chill wall, they probably either have a mini-ladder or they find something to stand on. a box or a rock or something...

    and the wingcaps are adapters that allow you to use male caps on male cans... like the ones 0ink make
     
  15. Mr. November

    Mr. November Senior Member

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    Hey Venom, ***** makes yellow adapters that will fit your shitty cans valves. The wing caps and pink sekts pretty much only do rustos.
     
  16. Walleeto

    Walleeto Senior Member

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    i got a question, im about to do some ink but not sure if this will work

    i got acrylic latex paint (white), rubbing alcohol, dot 3, and acrylic paint (blue)... if i mix em up, will i get mop ink?? i need answer fast!!
     
  17. PIECE

    PIECE Senior Member

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    So I noticed a couple spots I've hit up have been painted over by the owners/city. How long should I wait before trying to hit it up again?
     
  18. ur210

    ur210 Senior Member

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    Do you have to be 18 to buy dot 3 brake fluid?
     
  19. ven0m

    ven0m or Phat2

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    common sense states that if you're mixing PAINT, your chances of ending up with INK are slim to none.
    best advice I can give you is to not mess with mixing shit. just buy your marker refills and save yourself the trouble.

    PIECE, if I were you, I wouldn't hit those spots again. no reason to hold a grudge, just move on to other spots. graffiti is ephemeral anyway.

    ur210, no you don't. and just in case they get suspicious and ask you why you need it, say it's for your father.
     
  20. Walleeto

    Walleeto Senior Member

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    well you see, i live in costa rica, we dont have graff paint brands like montana, ironlak, grog, etc... nope, we dont get that, just normal paint, and other normal painting tools but no graff tools, i have no idea what other writers here write with, i just wanted to make my own...