10.24.2009

Surreal Photo Manipulation With Graffiti LettersI found a few good ebooks and tutorials that relate to photographing your art with or without models. Graffiti has come a long way over the years and its now even possible to make a living off of our art. Where such a thing may be frowned upon. I say that those doing the frowning aren’t good enough or just haven’t figured it out yet. Don’t get me wrong, to do it for money alone is pretty shitty, but at the same time, it never hurts to make a few bucks doing what you enjoy. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Enough ranting. here are the links:

Photography Posing Secrets: A Resource For Posing A Model For The Camera. Very handy for bodypainting or just photographing a model in front of your work.

Digital Photography Success: At Last! How To Take The Digital Photos Youve Always Wanted, And Finally Have Them Turn Out Like A Professional Photographer Has Taken Them… …Even If Youve Never Used A Digital Camera Before And Dont Know Anything About Photography

Digital Photography Secrets: Tricks And Techniques For Better Images With Your Digital Camera. Everything The Professionals Know, But Dont Want You To Know About Using Your Digital Camera To Take Stunning Photos!

Sell Your Digital Photos: This freelance photography Guide Explains Exactly How To Sell Your Photos And Make Money With Your Digital Camera. The Freelance Photography Industry Is Booming. This one is good for graffiti writers and fans alike.

The Thriving Artist: This is a 13 1/2 hour multimedia course with really good information on marketing your art to the world. This one comes highly recommended.

Painting Lessons by Andre Grobler: An excellent video series on traditional painting methods by a guy thats been painting for 43 years.

Selling your art on Ebay: Ebay is a goldmine for graffiti artists. ‘Nuff Sed

Classic Airbrush Techniques: In the 80’s, graffiti writers moved directly from spraycan to airbrush because it was so similar in method. These are tips from people that have become experts at it airbrushing technique over the years. This will definitely help to get the graffiti skills going forward.

Instantly Create A Professional Photo Portfolio: The internet is essential for monetizing your art these days. This one shows you how to build a professional looking portfolio site to get your work out there!

Figure Drawing Secrets: Characters make a piece stand out above the others. The reason is that they are so hard to do right. It all starts with figure drawing.

Well, thats it for now. Hope this list helps you move forward or learn something new to add to your art skillset.

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08.19.2009
Funky Fresh Foto of me in action by Ekro

Funky Fresh Foto of me in action by Ekro

You know shit’s getting close when I start to post about absolutely nothing. Its looking like I will be home in 3 weeks or less. Not just in the states, but sitting on my back swing drinkin beers and forgetting about this place once and for all!!!! Definitely not a minute too soon though. There is so much to catch up on. Gotta hand out presents and love for the birthdays and holidays I missed. Gotta catch up on the old crew(at least one that I know of is going to be a daddy and a husband very soon CONGRATS). Gotta work on the websites I have acquired while I was here. Gotta fix up the graffiti board at THE BEST GRAFFITI FORUM ON EARTH as I have been neglecting my mod powers over there for so long. Now working THREE book projects and a film idea. Gotta catch up on sooo much stuff. Already have a few commissioned paintings to do in the next couple months and will be looking for many more. AND then there is looking for a job to think about. Whoever thought that going home is going to be easy street was definitely short sighted LOL. But at least its home. The baggage I carry back from this place will hopefully leave my psyche in short order so I can get my life together the way it should have been before I left. But I leave that one up to G_d and forces way beyond my control.

08.08.2009
The Madman at it as always

The Madman at it as always

Added some good stuff to the Graffiti Book section. This time, along with some other favourite graffiti books, I added some of the stuff i have used as references over the years. These books were the big shit back in the day, I hope you like them!