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Graffiti Tips and Tricks
Ever walk by a huge mural and become completely amazed with the intricacies of the different styles and the blends of colors and lines? Have you ever wanted to learn more about Graffiti and the styles and maybe even the "tips and tricks" to designing your own Graffiti?
Well, here is the place where you can gain knowledge, resources, links, ideas, help, personal advice, and broaden your Graffiti horizons.
Around the Town Graffiti
So, after seeing those murals/throw-ups I'm sure you're starting to get more excited about doing this? Not only is this a great place to learn new things and broaden your ideas and style, but there will also be a chance to request artwork you've done to be placed on this page. Critique is one of the best ways to make sure that you're actually getting somewhere with your art. When I say art, I mean art. I suppose now is the time to start with the lessons.
Graffiti is an art! Don't let anyone tell you that you are a vandal and your part of the cause of all the graffiti vandalism around the world. Graffiti is a form of expression, and yes, part of that expression is possibly displaying it on the side of a building, or down an alleyway. The fact of the matter is, you are doing what you love to do. There are other ways that people express themselves but this is your niche.
lesson #2 : Dos and don'ts in the Graffiti world
Do not be a biter! A biter is someone who steals another artists style or even their whole piece claiming it as their own. There are numerous reasons why you would not want to do this. Even though Graffiti in society is considered vandalism, Graffiti artists will find a way to make sure you know they are not happy with you stealing their artwork.
Lesson #3 : Do your research
I know that from time to time you are sitting at home or maybe in class or at a friends house and you start writing and drawing new ideas that flourish in your mind. This is more than okay, but be careful if you decide to use something you've been drawing on the streets or for publicity purposes. Hence the title; DO YOUR RESEARCH. Make sure before you commit to a certain name or design you are not running the risk of biting someones name or design. I myself have run into this problem many times before and have drawn multiple designs and even gone as far as using those designs for public arts until I did my research and discovered that there was an artist who had already beaten me to the punch. Therefor, I had to respectufully change my name I was writing. There are always different things you have to be aware of and look out for. Be respectful of artists who have been writing their specific name or design for a certain period of time.
LINKS LINKS LINKS
- Juxtapoz Magazine - Home
Online version of the leading monthly contemporary and underground art bible, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine, with featured articles, blogs, video, reader art, gallery guides, forums, and archives.
- Montana Paint
Your factory direct source for Spanish Montana spray paint, Order online anything made by Montana right here.
- Graffiti Art & Graphic Design | Home | neckcns.com
Graffiti Art and Graphic Design by graffiti artist and graphic designer Oliver Gelbrich aka Neck.Cnskillz. The finest in contemporary graffiti art and cutting-edge graphic design.
- Bombing Science: Graffiti Pictures & Graffiti Supplies
Daily Graffiti Pictures and News. Also offers a Graffiti Shop where you can buy graffiti supplies and an online graffiti forum.
- Art Crimes
Graffiti art and style writing around the world. The first and largest online aerosol art archive, est. 1994. Links to most of the other sites devoted to modern graffiti.
- LEARN GRAFFITI
A little extra help working and fine tuning your styles from a very well known artist.