2nd-ish try at silhouettes
I posted the one on the left on May 11th 2008...
on the right I went back and painted on top of it, hopefully showing some of my improvement...so I guess 1 year and 8 months later...
Last edited by Saurus; February 18th, 2010 at 11:13 AM.
WTFs lots of updates..
Most of the stuff is quite cool, I like that ant with a wacom cleaner, that guy from the post 237 and also the post 238 and you and your girlfriend attatched with the eiffel tower, and those studies, and that black n white thing and hmm.. can see some progress, in that last post you posted, and that life drawing was also good, from your class.. I think that I mentioned all your previous stuff now one by one lol.. Only thing that i can suggest is that, try and take some of your sketches and work them to absoloute finish, something to professional level, i belive that you are capable of that, just that finishing touch would make a big jump on some of them I think..
Btw, how big is your town ?(like the population) .. Are there any other writers in there atleast?:d ..Graff in smalltowns is funny a little, my brother used to write.. didn't get very serious with it, but he tagged a lot in one period, did a few throwups and such too I think, back in his teenager days :d .. Anyway, we visit a small town in here often, where our granny lives (about 20 thousand people living there) .. and I think he went to a bombing session, with one of other writer (still writes, does murals, design and all that jazz for living).. anyway, that was about 7 years ago I think, and you can see still all of that stuff in the city. Nobody has touched it.. it's kinda confusing thing in such places I think .. I think the progress that that city has made in graff in the past years, is that I have left a few tags and stickers behind through last two years..
ohh.. and i posted one spraypainting in my sb.. nothing special, more of an pracitice, and lots of fun and excitment.
Thanks man...yeah It's really hard for me to go into a painting deeply and finish off those details...It's probably my biggest weakness...I'm sloppy and I keep it sloppy til' the end...thanks for pointing that out though I kind of ignore it...but will keep it more in mind for future posts...
My town's about 100,000, but it's a college town so when school's out, and relatively conservative...so any sign of graffiti and the cops are all over it....I'm still a little cautious about posting any of my graffiti and definitely not doing anything too visible to the public besides legal walls (and even still you have to be careful) I've made the paper several times for stuff I didn't even consider too hardcore....so hahaha a lot of atention is paid to graffiti here in a negative way.. I've had undercovers asking me information online about other writers and myself..etc. etc...not fun
anyway here's a few sketches from my SB
I live in
You have a knack for caricatures
thanks lakka!..I wish I had a nack for other stuff too though hahaha...o hwell, will keep working.. I'll leave a few comments on your sb as soon as I get time.
sketch during class
I thought that i would sneak here again, to see what's going on. That painting with that chinese guy, who's name I know, but I can't say it atm, is quite cool, also some of those sb pages are looking fine, I think you should use marker more often, those doodles with it are looking fresh, (i like that guy on the top left corner.. nice style of coloring) And i can see that you tried some letters, you seem to be a bit rusty in that area though (as also i am, i have tried to get into it during those previous days, my stuff is looking wack but it's sill fun to do it)
But anyways, I decided that I will be that annoying bastard who mentions the same thing over and over everytime i visit your sb, finished detailed works - do them.. make a blog, website, etc, get your portfolio in there, that should get you motivated to do more finished work. lol
@sparkzero...hhaha thanks man...I definitely need that push since I'm not one of hugely regulars here in CA, finding a pusher can be kind of hard...but I'll make sure and stop by yours and leave tips, etc. based on what you seem to be working on...same for me, if you find any info or notice anything about my stuff don't be nice and tell me.....
Yeah...those letters I did were pretty wack..I was in 'character' mode and when I'm out of ideas I sometimes doodle a quick fula without much thought and that was the result hahaha...I'm working on one sketch that i think is coming out much nicer, really taking my time on each letter, flow, style, etc. I suck at inking though...I might just put up a sketch...anyway, I'm in a hurry for a class...I'll visit your sb soon.thanks for stopping by again
in the meantime here's a still life I did last night....I kind of overdid the blur..but oh well....
Wow your paintings really rock, seems like you have improved:d Things are starting to look more "right" i think you have better understanding of light and shadow and all that jazz. But i got to say damn, I have had the same thought about painting spray cans/ other vandals gear in still life. Or atleast my thought was that "damn.. if I even ever will get on a decent level painting those still lifes, i'll make something cool, fuck all you fruits and vegetables" because I haven't ever seen anything cool being painted when it comes to still life, (but ofcourse, it isn't the point of it.. i mean, making it look "cool") .. Did I make any sence ? .. maybe, maybe not.
And did i get it right? you are designing an airport. wtf? As I said before, those paintings look dope.. with oil it seems that you can get some cool results, or atleast it's a little similar to spray paint - when it comes to blending colors etc, it looks quite smooth at the end..
And if it comes to letters, just throw the sketch in I think, usually if the letters aren't coming out nicely quite quickly, it's better to leave that sketch, finish maybe the 3d, experiment with colors, if you want to work on that area.. and start a new one, though maybe it's just me, but working long for one piece dosen't work for me. And if you suck at inking, doing multiple sketches without much worrying it coming out perfectly, it would be a good practice. You should outline every piece, and see what works when it comes to linework, and it'll give you confidence. Atleast when you get a good piece down, you aint scared inking it then :d.. though i also suck at it.. And when it comes to graffiti, then i'll start hitting hard again in the summer.. I have set big plans for the summer.. i'll want myself to get on a very good level with pieceing on the walls.. and i'll think that doing walls will increace my motivation when it comes experimenting with other things in other type of art etc.
If you got the time pm some of the letter sketches, would be interesting to see i think..
Btw thanks for the post in my sb, i think i got some helpful advice.. got to get working, though lately i have been again in conflict with myself, can't do crap. Oh and i'll definetley trying that pencil line variation "trick" thing out.. but I think that means, if i want and good sketches, they'll most likely look better in pencils? rather than with a pen.. (which is bad.. considering that i love ball points lol.. mostly because i can get all lines from dark to light with them. most soft pencils don't give very dark lines + they smudge etc.. but atleast you can erase them n stuff.. ofcourse i think that i could always use colored pencils.
I wish that i could say something useful, but I hardly have any knowledge about the technical side for me it's all looking good.
Thanks man...I'm still struggling with my patience though hahhaa...I can spend all day working on light/sbtleties of color and stuff(from life) but being clean with my lines and patient is giving me a lot of trouble...
Oils are fun because they don't dry as quickly as acrylics so you can blend your colors much more easier and get cleanre edges because of hte wet surface...but it also sucks when you want to add non-blended stuff on top because it can get too saturated with paint and you can't add new layers until you let it dry...
I'm definitely painting some walls this summer...I'm 'upping' my expectations this year and maybe even paint with some very well known writers in my state.
keep putting your sketches up and remember to be analytic on what you should be working on and tackle the issues head-on....
next semster I'm taking an anatomical drawing class and an illustration class...hahha I hsould've graduated by now but who gives a crap...we only live once...
here's another one....the basketball is REALLY f'd up...this is the kind of crap I don't have the patience for...but it is crucial...anyway here it is:
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