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practicing some graffiti art in my BlackBook :D
I know I still need lots of practice with the fonts and stuff, but I'm actually a little pleased with this one :3 I just started learning this art style yesterday.. ^^; Still got tons to learn, though :p



art and character (C) Elise M. S. / oomizuao 2013
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:iconruralparadis:
RURALPARADIS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Better than I can do, did you paint the page black, then paint the outline for the Grafitti white?
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:iconart1maniak:
Art1Maniak Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool simple but very good work
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:iconout-of-the-picture:
out-of-the-picture Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist
This is wicked, great job!

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:iconwhatseriousxd:
WHATseriousXD Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student
this is really great :D! doesn't even look like you just started learning it
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:iconfaithstarlight:
FaithStarLight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaahhhh this is adorable! I love his pout! :XD: Great work on the font too, I think it looks brilliant! :D
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:iconcaity-phantom:
Caity-phantom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you kidding? This is amazing! I love this new graffiti font you have. Lol
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:icontinywolfy8811:
tinywolfy8811 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Artist
awesoommee!
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:iconshadowletheria:
ShadowLetheria Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
for just learning the style, I think this is pretty good
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:iconerudessa-intertwined:
Erudessa-intertwined Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! amazing work
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:iconatlasavion:
Atlasavion Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This looks EXTREMELY good for just learning how to do this style a few days ago! well done ^^
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:iconsirnait:
SirNait Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Is it a lie?
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:iconphantom612:
phantom612 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I like the composition here, but I'd like to piggyback on what 'titan said. When i was toying around in high school, a lot of the writers I met recommended I start with basic letter forms and add my own style to them as I got the hang of things. And, on top of checking out other writers online, I'd recommend checking out graffiti in your area. A lot of the art is inspired by location in some way, take note to how the random spaces are used.

Keep at it, blackbooking's how I met a lot of cool people when I was younger!
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:iconart1maniak:
Art1Maniak Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so true phantom,good advice
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:iconsquiddy-chan:
Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
That's great! ^-^
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:iconlolotime:
lolotime Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist
its graet keep it up
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:iconturt13titan:
Turt13titan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
pretty sik dude! some advice: try not to use fonts you find online man writers can tell the difference and it looks really cheap.) Great work eitherway man keep it up! are you planning on throwin this up anywhere or is it just a sketch?
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:iconoomizuao:
oomizuao Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found the font in a book I have (Street Fonts by Claudia Walde) and was heavily inspired by it, but I tried to add some other elements as well because I didn't want to copy it.. I'm still trying to learn how to make cool fonts on my own, but it's tricky because I've never worked with letters as art before ^^; (I've barely just started, two days ago). So I'm looking at other people's fonts for practice and inspiration.
Thanks for the advice though :) Say, you wouldn't happen to have any tips on how to create unique fonts? Or any tips on where I could look to get help with that?
And I'd love to put this up on a wall or something, but I'd have to work more on the letters in this first ;) also, I'd have to find somewhere I could paint it legally.. ^^;
Thanks a lot for your comment! :D
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:iconturt13titan:
Turt13titan Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
o ok well thats awesome! there is a site called (DAFONT) I use it alot for stuff for class. (In college for graphic design) but there is a section with alot of graffiti styles. When you try to make your own style of letters you can copy lettersyles but look at styles that are done by graffiti writers and use the styles on the website as an influence and get an idea of the way were want to do a letter form. I have like one throwup i drew in my gallery if you wana check it out. I just used basic block letters but gave it a little something so it isn't too boring. As far as doing it legally you would have to go through whatever city youlive in and find a place to do it. I have tried and it is a hassle trying to talk to anyone. Doing it illegaly is alot better and feels really good=] But all the luck in the world to you to try to do it legally. sorry this is so long!!
Check out these graffiti writers
TOOMER
EARSNOT
GRIME
CLAW
CYCLOPS
JASE
SABER
(those are some of the best writers i know of)
Hope this helps you out dude!!
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:iconoomizuao:
oomizuao Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: this helps a lot :D
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:iconturt13titan:
Turt13titan Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ur welkum dude=]
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:iconhans-otter:
Hans-Otter Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Men i love your BlackBoock, you sell copies?
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:iconshiroiri:
ShiroIri Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
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:iconblitzkriegwolf:
BlitzkriegWolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
*Searching database for description of "sanity"*... *BBBBZZZRZZZZZRZZRRRZZZ* *Error, description not found* *Self-destruct sequence initiated*
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:iconmongoosemyth:
MongooseMyth Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
"Sanity is Overrated."
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:iconpapermutt:
PaperMutt Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Yes, I'm not the only one who uses the Black Book!<3
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:iconmasterplasma:
MasterPlasma Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
The Black Book?
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:iconpapermutt:
PaperMutt Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
A type of Graffiti Sketchbook, really fun to use with markers ^^
[link]
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:iconmasterplasma:
MasterPlasma Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Interesting. So it works with markers? Like bristol would?

Also, could I find it in stores?
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:iconpapermutt:
PaperMutt Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Mm, I'm not sure. Depends on your preference, I suppose.
I haven't seen it in any stores, sorry :C
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:iconmasterplasma:
MasterPlasma Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Huh...well, thanks for the info. I'll try looking around for it..
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:iconartbaby08:
artbaby08 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I love it!!!
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:iconrussetwolf13:
russetwolf13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now all you have to do is vandalize a place with it.
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:iconspyrodrago:
spyrodrago Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Ha,ha!
Awesome, I love everything about this pic :D
I love the words,back round, expression,detail,character (that face is just priceless XD) and the way you made the clothes on your character SO detailed. It's to awesome for the likes of me, I wish you good luck with getting used to such an awesome style of yours.
~cX
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ClaudiaCooper Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great- I love your use of lines to make spike really pop against the background. :)
Is this done with markers and on markerpaper?
If so do you know where I can get a hardback bleedproof marker pad like this?
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:iconoomizuao:
oomizuao Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug: And this is done with felt tip pens and Copic sketch markers in a sketchbook called "BlackBook". It's got some really nice quality paper in it, but it's not 100% bleedproof - I use a separate piece of paper to lay underneath the page I'm coloring on just to be sure it doesn't bleed through the page and onto the next one. Might just be the Copics though, for all I know. They bleed through just about any type of paper that isn't marker paper :p
I got my Blackbook from a Norwegian webshop, but I found one on Amazon at this link: [link] And I know there are a few on ebay as well :) They're very neat and inspiring sketchbooks with the cool cover and thick paper and all :D
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:iconclaudiacooper:
ClaudiaCooper Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mange takk for at du svarte meg- veldig nyttig :) Tror du at papiret fra BlackBook'en suger mer blekk fra tusjene enn bleedproof papir ( skaffe den samme fargen)?
PS: Jeg hadde glemt at du er norsk xD Beklager hvis min norsk er ikke helt riktig!
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:icontonythunder:
Tonythunder Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
This looks totally kickass Oomi 8-)
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:icontallon-1:
Tallon-1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow cool

want to see it on a wall :D
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:iconjoeyalmendarez:
joeyalmendarez Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
you learn quick looks freaking awesome
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks really nice. :D
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:iconshuricat13:
ShuriCat13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love!
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:iconfoxtailedcritter:
foxtailedcritter Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Straight jacket, Crazy, Furry, Graffiti, blackbook.
ALL OF MY YES!! (Wish i could print this and stick it on my wall.) Fantastic job man!! *Adds to favs*
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:iconkaiyaru:
Kaiyaru Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome! :D
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:iconuramonih:
uramoniH Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice graffiti! : D
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:iconalagvaile:
Alagvaile Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Oh...forget it I understand...
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:iconalagvaile:
Alagvaile Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
What is Spike saying?
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:icontigerach:
Tigerach Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love that! Really cool graffiti art.
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:icontek427:
TEK427 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the graffiti came out great! :D By the way, what is Spike saying?
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:iconginsuke:
Ginsuke Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The title is "SANITY" beside him it says "IT'S A LIE" and Spike is saying "FUCK"
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