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Getting started with street art?

Post by xombiegrinn » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:29 am

I want to start getting more involved with doing street art and spray painting. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice for one just getting started. What good starter paints are, tips to use, things to practice doing, ect.



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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by fail2evolve » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:51 pm

•you can get spanish montanas pretty cheap these days...i'd start with a basic set of those and plenty of banana caps and pink dots. (don't get german montanas, theyre inferior and from a company that ripped off the original montana)
•Practice making lines on a wall with both types of caps, and keep practicing until you can make a 7 foot uninterrupted line that's the same thickness all the way across with no drips, curved or straight.
•Practice fills with pink dots while working on speed, awareness and precision.
•Buy Style Wars, watch it twenty times
•Read The Art of Getting Over a few times - don't break the code and follow the written rules.
•watch every tutorial you can, over and over again
•wear the correct type of mask/ respirator - always. you wanna die like Wiz?
•get a box of black nitrile gloves
•hit them streets, again, again, and again.

•don't get caught.
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by xombiegrinn » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:05 pm

Don't get caught is my rule for most everything...
Thanx ^^
I'll check style wars out and see what happens ^^

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by estebrook » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:15 pm

fail2evolve wrote:•you can get spanish montanas pretty cheap these days...i'd start with a basic set of those and plenty of banana caps and pink dots. (don't get german montanas, theyre inferior and from a company that ripped off the original montana)
•Practice making lines on a wall with both types of caps, and keep practicing until you can make a 7 foot uninterrupted line that's the same thickness all the way across with no drips, curved or straight.
•Practice fills with pink dots while working on speed, awareness and precision.
•Buy Style Wars, watch it twenty times
•Read The Art of Getting Over a few times - don't break the code and follow the written rules.
•watch every tutorial you can, over and over again
•wear the correct type of mask/ respirator - always. you wanna die like Wiz?
•get a box of black nitrile gloves
•hit them streets, again, again, and again.

•don't get caught.

do you tag up anything these days?
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by fail2evolve » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:13 am

estebrook wrote:
fail2evolve wrote:•you can get spanish montanas pretty cheap these days...i'd start with a basic set of those and plenty of banana caps and pink dots. (don't get german montanas, theyre inferior and from a company that ripped off the original montana)
•Practice making lines on a wall with both types of caps, and keep practicing until you can make a 7 foot uninterrupted line that's the same thickness all the way across with no drips, curved or straight.
•Practice fills with pink dots while working on speed, awareness and precision.
•Buy Style Wars, watch it twenty times
•Read The Art of Getting Over a few times - don't break the code and follow the written rules.
•watch every tutorial you can, over and over again
•wear the correct type of mask/ respirator - always. you wanna die like Wiz?
•get a box of black nitrile gloves
•hit them streets, again, again, and again.

•don't get caught.

do you tag up anything these days?


it might be possibly conceivable. not anywhere as much as i'd like these days...a lot of the older crowd from where i live is gone, locked up, or changed, and the newer crowd is awful, minus a few people that i don't even know....
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by xombiegrinn » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:00 pm

Whats the difference that seams to really separate the newer crowd from the older crowd; Style of art, attitude? Just curious.

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Post by fail2evolve » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:10 pm

i've got room in my heart for any style, and a lot of the newer blood is talented. It's definitely more the attitude they all seem to have - no respect for other art (crap like putting handstyles over dope burners), no respect for other artists, and no respect for private property/ places of worship. (houses of worship, cars, and private dwellings used to all be off limits - as they should be).

there's no history in the graf youth of today, nobody knows any stories or writers outside of their own circle/ city.
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by xombiegrinn » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:18 pm

Thats too bad, I guess its the same as is with any scene, music, art, anything. =(
Yeah I've seen a few people slap tag and graffiti office buildings and homes before, not only is it pretty lame but it doesn't even look good, it looks out of place and done just for spite. I prefer when people place their stuff where other like minded folks contribute, city mail boxes, newspaper dispensers, signs, dirty walls, Allys, Light and Telephone posts, ect. It looks more at home to me.

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by c-star » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:35 pm

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Post by xombiegrinn » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:00 pm

haha, alright. I will remember to work on it.

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by kittenpixe » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:22 pm

Rule Number 1: Cardio

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Post by estebrook » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:46 pm

kittenpixe wrote:Rule Number 1: Cardio

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by c-star » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:12 am

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by esro » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:29 pm

you should first learn how to write......practice in a book of any kind... learn to write your name with your eyes closed and it still look chill. practice practice practice practice practice practice.... i see alot of garbage out there don't be that guy.... when it come to what to write on... i say write on everything...KRSone says write on everything tax dollars pay for..... just make sure what ever you do is done with a practiced hand..
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by gusto inc. » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:53 pm

whoa whoa you do not need to kill your money on high end paint. rustoleum will get the job done just fine for what you're looking to do(style wars will tell you that). find a graff website and order a bag of rusto fats, boom your set. do your homework too, get a sketch pad and a marker, pratice makes perfect. fill up the page, do it to it.

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Post by krums » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:06 pm

This is the best thread ever. Great tips for beginners :lol: LOVE IT.
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Post by orlowone » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:44 pm

oh yeah, and if you go to school, don't tag in the bathrooms or anywhere else. sh!tting where you eat is some toy-a$$ sh!t.
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by fail2evolve » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:10 pm

yeah....while the topic is up, people act like there aren't written rules but there are.


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1) you suck until further notice.

2) It's gonna take a long time for [real writers] to even acknowledge your existence, even longer before before [they] can bear to look at that foul scribble you call your name. To speed up the process, you can:

a) Choose a clever name that defies the norm of simple-minded slang. An example of a good name is "ARGUE" (RIP). It looks good when written, sounds cool when spoken, and conveys a combative attitude. On the other hand, "ENEMA" (actual name) looks, sounds, and conveys a shlitty attitude. BE CHOOSY.

b) Use paint, get a thorough knowledge of supplies, remember that permission walls, stickers and dust tags are small parts of a balanced diet, be bold, learn a style of writing for every occasion, and write your name bigger every time you go out.

3) Jealousy is a disease for the Weak

4) Your heart is your greatest possession, don't let it get taken from you.

5) Don't write on houses of worship, people's homes, other writer's names, and tombstones. Writing on memorial walls is beef beyond belief. Furthermore, involving civilians in your beef is grounds for dismissal.

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by CreativeRhino » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:22 am

c-star wrote:Don't break the law, if you can't run from the law!


Hahaha true, true i love this :lol:

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by Kidrobot Guru » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:19 am

Get your ups! Run fast!

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by lui » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:27 am

Spoken like a true writer from the early 1990's 8)



[ quote="fail2evolve"]•you can get spanish montanas pretty cheap these days...i'd start with a basic set of those and plenty of banana caps and pink dots. (don't get german montanas, theyre inferior and from a company that ripped off the original montana)
•Practice making lines on a wall with both types of caps, and keep practicing until you can make a 7 foot uninterrupted line that's the same thickness all the way across with no drips, curved or straight.
•Practice fills with pink dots while working on speed, awareness and precision.
•Buy Style Wars, watch it twenty times
•Read The Art of Getting Over a few times - don't break the code and follow the written rules.
•watch every tutorial you can, over and over again
•wear the correct type of mask/ respirator - always. you wanna die like Wiz?
•get a box of black nitrile gloves
•hit them streets, again, again, and again.

•don't get caught.[/quote]
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by Kidrobot Guru » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:47 am

If it ain't a cop, don't stop...

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by GOJIRO » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:02 pm

even though it sounds stupid basic, think about it for a second: always write/draw on anything you can especially in a sketchbook. it's small, quick, convenient. it helps with muscle memory, develops style and easier to translate when using paint.

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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by burktodd » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:27 am

Check out the forums at 12ozprophet. They have a lot of advice and stories and everything. When I was into it I was on there all the time.

Practice in a book. Use crayolas while youre starting. Once you have a decent style start getting some good supplies like Prismacolors.
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Re: Getting started with street art?

Post by Sweet_Lie » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:54 am

CreativeRhino wrote:
c-star wrote:Don't break the law, if you can't run from the law!


Hahaha true, true i love this :lol:

Logical! And safer :D :axe:

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