*NilesRockwells art is simply breath taking. Here is a man who has worked hard to get to where he is now. The fusion of styles in his work is both seamless and original.
What name do you go under, and what are it's origins?
What form of street art do you make?
How would you describe you particular style of graffiti?
What medium do you use?
How did you get into street art?
Are you a member of a crew, and what would you consider to the plus and down sides of being in one?
Where do you stand on the art/vandalism divide?
Have you ever been in trouble with the law yourself over your street art?
In order of importance how would you rate the following? Skill, Tools, Location, Size, Guts.
It actually depends on what im looking at, legal vs illegal production vs vandalism etc etc...but a good rule of thumb i'd saaaaaaaay
Skill-obviously most important to me...i like people who dont suck
Size- this falls into a skill subcatagory for me...all graffiti may be large but there is a difference when you are scaling work to fit on a 30 ft tall wall thats a city block long, vs just a normal tall as you can reach piece
Location- A good spot is half the art
Guts- if you are too timid you will never be seen and never be known...and thats a lethal combination for an aspiring graffiti writer
Tools- sure good paint helps but a good artist makes the tool work for him/her no matter what it is...i still use dollar cans for certain effects that the nicer paints are to thick to do. and now that graffiti supplies are so common i think it holds true your otr pens and krink dont make you good, cause i can still make the same ink in kitchen and dump it into a bingo dobber and catch the same look...i honestly miss the days when you had to make your own stuff...or take caps from kitchen cleaners and spray glue to get a ny or rusto fatcap
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the scene today?graffiti is alot of fun if you are willing to take the risks, but dont take it too seriously...far too much of the scene is controled by assholes...if you dont know how to laugh it off it might eat you alive
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