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The Kingz of Style November 4th, 2017

The Kingz of Style 2017 Event Flier
The Kingz of Style 2017 Flier

The MAAC Community Charter School in conjuntion with The Letter Series Present: The Kingz of Style 2017!

Join us for a day of live art, music, and fun! In an effort to help raise funds for MAAC Project Students, we are featuring some of the areas finest Graffiti Artists who will be rocking fresh pieces live for your viewing entertainment.

Date: 11/04/2017

Location: MAAC Community Charter

1385 Third Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Time: 12-5PM

Confirmed Artitsts:

Zone
Pose 2
Arest
Cre8
Range
Brisk
Brave
Jaber
Bugie
Sphere
Chale
Work
ShoLove
Ezra
Perve
Izzy
DazeRoc
Sake
Ebik
Nova
Unique
Runs
Ayler
Koal
Spic
Ipher
Smackie
Arek
Rein
Awds
Cheekeys
Webz
Baker
Braixx
Adept
Gors
Threatski

Hosted by Kahlee of #barsweekly
Sound and Music by Daks-ISA (UTK=SADK)

Vendors:
Wild Style Technicians
The Avenue
Infamy Art
Gorirginals
G Style Clothing

Official Sponsor:

www.ironlak.com

 

 

Battlegroundz 2015

Battlegroundz 2015 Event Flier

Battlegroundz 2015 Event Flier

Battlegroundz 2015 is going down May 2nd, 2015! Come check out some of the area’s finest, including a handful of WST Crew members, painting live at the MAAC Community Charter School located at 1385 Third Ave, Chula Vista, Ca. 91911

For more info visit www.battlegroundz.info

 

Paint Louis 2014

Original Paint Louis 2014 Sketch by IzzeWST
Original Paint Louis 2014 Sketch by IzzeWST
Paint Louis 2014 finalized arwork.
Paint Louis 2014 finalized arwork.

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Paint Louis 2014 artwork in Blue and Fuscia
Paint Louis 2014 artwork in Blue and Fuscia
Paint Louis 2014 artwork in Aqua and Red
Paint Louis 2014 artwork in Aqua and Red

I was asked a few months back if I would be interested in creating the official event and tee shirt artwork for Paint Louis 2014. Being familiar with some of the history behind the event made my decision a “no brainer” and I gladly accepted the challenge. I attempted to create a piece that was relatively easy to read, yet not watered down in any way stylistically. I also had to work with their color limitations for screen printing so I tried to keep the pallet to a minimum. I ended up going with a Gold, Navy, Black, and Lt Grey color scheme which is similar to their local NFL team’s colors. I also threw out a few more color options I liked for good measure. In the end, I believe they made some changes to the colors for their event tee which I am eager to see this weekend in person at the event this weekend.

Paint Louis is taking place from August 29th through Sept 1 in St. Louis, MO. If you are anywhere near the are, we encourage you to  come out to check out all of the artwork and events that will be taking place this weekend. Saratoga Sake and myself will be there repping Wild Style Technicians along with our freind Unique ASK XMEN so feel free to stop by and say hi if you see us out there working!

IzzeWST

Paint Louis event page on Facebook

 

 

Ironlak BBQ Burners – San Diego

Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego Flier
Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego Flier
Ironlak paint for the artists courtesy of Ironlak!
Ironlak paint for the artists courtesy of Ironlak!
Settup up shop at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego at Writerz Blok
Setting up up shop at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego at Writerz Blok
Brisk and the rest of the TCR squad getting started at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Brisk and the rest of the TCR squad getting started at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Brisk TCR Outline
Brisk TCR Outline with an Ironlak paper weight
WST wall with Arest, Zone, and Dazeroc going up at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
WST wall with Arest, Zone, and Dazeroc going up at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Artists at work on a hot day in San Diego...
Artists at work on a hot day in San Diego…
Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego going down!
Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego going down!
Tuesick, Style, Angel Once, and Luke at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Tuesick, Style, Angel Once, and Luke at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Blondy 1 ME at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Blondy 1 ME at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
DazeRoc WST working his fill in at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
DazeRoc WST working his fill in at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Irolaks at use...
Irolaks at use…
Izze WST Freestyle'd Outline
Izze WST Freestyle’d Outline
Unique ASK at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Unique ASK at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Pose 2 AKA Maxx Moses at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Pose 2 AKA Maxx Moses at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Pose 2 AKA Maxx Moses at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Pose 2 AKA Maxx Moses at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Arest 150 WST ADD working on his fill in
Arest 150 WST ADD working on his fill in
Armor TCR putting in work at Ironlak BBQ Burners
Armor TCR putting in work at Ironlak BBQ Burners
Zane 1 TCR WCA at work at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Zane 1 TCR WCA at work at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Zone 1 WST putting in work in the heat at Irolak BBQ Burners San Diego
Zone 1 WST putting in work in the heat at Irolak BBQ Burners San Diego
Tools of the trade...
Tools of the trade…
Arest 150 at work at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Arest 150 braving the heat at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Ironlak Family Member: Ewok MSK
Ironlak Family Member: Ewok MSK
Cheech Wizard and Lizard by Amni
Cheech Wizard and Lizard by Amni
Unique ASK at work...
Unique ASK at work…
Izze WST working the color scheme.
Izze WST working the color scheme.
Blondy ME at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Blondy ME at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Ewok MSK at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Ewok MSK at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Brisk TCR at BBQ Burners San Diego
Brisk TCR at BBQ Burners San Diego
Zane TCR WCA detail image.
Zane TCR WCA detail image.
Zane TCR WCA at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Zane TCR WCA at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Brave TCR at BBQ Burners San Diego
Brave TCR at BBQ Burners San Diego
Armor TCR CBS at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Armor TCR CBS at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Pose 2 at BBQ Burners San Diego
Pose 2 at BBQ Burners San Diego
Opts 1 at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Opts 1 at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Unique at Ironak BBQ Burners San Diego
Unique at Ironak BBQ Burners San Diego
Jest at BBQ Burners San Diego
Jest at BBQ Burners San Diego
Jest at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Jest at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Bugie at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Bugie at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
DG tribute piece by Duel RIS WST
DG tribute piece by Duel RIS WST
Izze at Ironalk BBQ Burners San Diego
Izze at Ironalk BBQ Burners San Diego
Tuesick CMR at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Tuesick CMR at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Style at BBQ Burners San Diego
Style at BBQ Burners San Diego
Angelonce character details.
Angelonce character details.
Angelonce character details.
Angelonce character details.
Luke at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Luke at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Sake WST IBM Final Detail 1
Sake WST IBM at BBQ Burners San Diego
Sake WST IBM Final right detail image.
Sake WST IBM Final right detail image.
Sake WST IBM Final left detail image.
Sake WST IBM Final left detail image.
Arest 150 WST ADD at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Arest 150 WST ADD at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Speedy Gonzelez by Zone 1WST
Speedy Gonzelez by Zone 1WST
Zone 1 WST TFL at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Zone 1 WST TFL at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
Zone1WST "E" detail
Zone1WST “E” detail
DazeRoc WST at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
DazeRoc WST at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
DazeRoc flexing his can skills at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego
DazeRoc flexing the can skills at Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego

I was extremely honored a couple of months back to be asked if I could help arrange a line up and help host Ironlak BBQ Burners San Diego to be held at Writerz Blok. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity as San Diego has been a bit slow on the number of events as of late and it’s something that I enjoy doing. Plus it was a great opportunity to get everyone out for a day of painting, music, and free BBQ! It took a while for us to get the date on the locked in on the calendar but with the help of Sergio from the Blok we got it done and the event took place August 16th, 2014. Some of the artists who painted that day include:
Brisk TCR
Brave TCR
Zane TCR
Armor TCR
Pose 2 CBS
Wyze
Amni
Sake 1 WST IBM
Blondy ME
Jest
Bugie
Unique
Izzy WST
Arest WST
Zone WST
DazeRoc WST
Style TFL CBS
Tuesick
Opts
Shakle
Kuya
Duel RIS
and Ewok MSK courtesy of Ironlak!

Overall, it was a great day of painting and BBQ with good people that will go down in San Diego Graffiti history. The Writerz Blok team of Sergio and Jose should be commended for their great work in hosting the event and managing the Ironlak paint and supplies for the artists. Also, a big thanks to DJ Kid Riz for bringing out the Turntables and Sound and in addition to lining up a few more DJ’s to keep it lively throughout the day. Lastyly, on behalf of Writerz Blok, the San Diego Hip Hop community, and all of the artists involved, and myself, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Ironlak for all of their support in helping bring BBQ Burners to San Diego!

IzzeWST

Completed Tony Gwynn Tribute Mural by Wild Style Technicians

Mr. Sketch by Zone
Mr. Sketch by Zone
Padre Sketch by Zone
Padre Sketch by Zone
Thank you to Ironlak for their support on this project!
Thank you to Ironlak for their support on this project!
Initial Mr. Padre Digital Mock Up
Initial Mr. Padre Digital Mock Up
Idea from the cutting room floor...
Idea from the cutting room floor…
First line going up.
First lines going up.
Zone and Izzy knocking out the blueprint on the wall with some Ironlak.
Zone and Izzy knocking out the blueprint on the wall with some Ironlak.

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Izzy sketching in the 3-D
Izzy sketching in the 3-D
Sake getting some face time with the local Fox Affiliate.
Sake getting some face time with the local Fox Affiliate.
Zone getting interviewed as well...
Zone getting interviewed as well…
Zone filling in the holidays...
Zone filling in the holidays…
Progress... all filled in.
Progress… all filled in.
Digital Mock Up of the color scheme we eventually decided to use.
Digital Mock Up of the color scheme we eventually decided to use.
Outine finally going up...
Outine finally going up…
Unique ASK XMEN helping out with the force field.
Unique ASK XMEN helping out with the force field.
Sake working late in to the night on the Gwynn portrait.
Sake working late in to the night on the Gwynn portrait.
All hands on deck...
All hands on deck…
Saratoga Sake taking a break while working on the Tony Gwynn Mural Project.
Saratoga Sake taking a break while working on the Tony Gwynn Mural Project.
Crunch time with Sake...
Crunch time with Sake…
Completed Mr. Padre Mural by Wild Style Technicians
Completed Mr. Padre Mural by Wild Style Technicians
Mr. Padre Tribute mural for Tony Gwynn
Mr. Padre Tribute mural for Tony Gwynn

I was very honored to have been able to have opportunity to help out a couple of good friends and crew mates execute their idea for a Tony Gwynn Mural Tribute. Tony Gwynn is a baseball legend and San Diego icon who was respected as much off as he was on the field for his craftsmanship, character, and loyalty to the City of San Diego. This project was spearheaded by Zone, who came up with the idea and Mr. Padre sketch, and Sake, who created the amazing Tony Gwynn portrait in addition to a lot of organizational, logistics, and media promotional work. I played a supporting role in helping to obtain some support for supplies from Ironak, WST, and Writerz Blok in addition to numerous digital mock ups, and numerous late nights of grunt work painting. Credit goes to Unique ASK XMEN for helping out with painting and to DazeRoc for also assisting with painting and video documentation of the project.

The entire process was an awesome experience of which to be a part. The scale of this mural made the project somewhat challenging but I’m very proud of how the team came together to make this vision a reality for the City of San Diego. Thank you to Rocco at Undisputed Gym for allowing us to use his building as canvas. And last but not least, we appreciate all of the support, financial and otherwise, and the tremendous feedback we’ve received in the process of creating this tribute!

IzzeWST

WST Crew painting a mural tribute to Tony Gwynn

Full story on www.10news.com
Story on Yahoo Sports

Undisputed Gym Wall where Tony Gwynn Mural will be painted by WST.
Undisputed Gym Wall where Tony Gwynn Mural will be painted by WST.
Tony Gwynn Mural digial mock up
Tony Gwynn Mural digial mock up
WST Crew preparing for interview with Channel 10 KGTV
WST Crew preparing for interview with Channel 10 KGTV
Initial sketch for Tony Gwynn Mural being painted.
Initial sketch for Tony Gwynn Mural being painted… thank you Ironlak for the support!

Fresh paint… Jest, Ize, and Sake

A few of us got invited to do some live painting at Writerz Blok for the Society group from C3 Church who were having an event in the yard. I ended up finding some space on this wall next to Sake who was already painting when I arrived and Jest squeezed in on the end. Awesome way to spend a Thursday… Thanks to Writerz Blok for hooking up some Yardmaster and Ironlak so we could do our thing.

Jest Piece at Writerz Blok
Jest piece at Writerz Blok
Jest and Ize graffiti pieces
Jest and Ize pieces
Ize graffiti piece by IzzeWST
Ize piece by IzzeWST
Saratoga Sake at Writerz Blok
Saratoga Sake at Writerz Blok

Fresh Paint… Izzy and Ebik at Writerz Blok

Izzy graffiti sketch on paper
Izzy Sketch
Spray paint loaded in to trunk of vehicle.
Paint packed up.
Ebik buffing his spot on the wall at Writerz Blok
Ebik buffing his spot on the wall at Writerz Blok
Ebik putting up his first sketch on the wall
Ebik First Outline going up.
Izzy first outline going up on the wall.
Izzy Outline going up… All City Paint in the mix.
Izzy first ouline filled by the end of the day.
Done for the day… Izzy outline filled in.
Filled in Izzy piece with All City Paint in foreground
Back to work.
Izzy piece with Final Outline and 3D filled in Solid.
Izzy piece with Final Outline and 3D
Finished Izzy piece in the dark at Writerz Blok
Finished in the dark.
Finished Izzy piece in the dark at Writerz Blok
Finished Ebik piece at Writerz Blok
Completed Izzy Graffiti Piece
Completed Izzy Piece
Completed Izzy Graffiti Burner at Writerz Blok in San Diego, California
Finished Izzy piece.

 

Ebik reached out a couple of weeks back to let me know he was coming down with a friend to San Diego to paint and asked if I wanted to join. I was glad to be able to accept the offer as I felt I needed to paint something anyway to kick things off for 2014. So as usual, I didn’t really plan anything in the way of colors and I didn’t have a completed sketch but I figured those minor details could be ironed out on the spot. I arrived at the Writerz Blok around mid afternoon and we met by Ebik shortly thereafter. We picked a prime location on the first wall and went to work buffing our spots. Ebik knocked his outline off the dome quickly and picked a color scheme that I agreed to try and match to a certain extent. Having to return back to LA the same day, Ebik completed his piece. I on the other hand took my sweet time trying to maximize my scraps to put together a decent fill and had to come back 5 days later to complete my piece as the Blok was closed for 4 days. Overall, I was pleased with the outcome and was happly to get in a couple of much needed painting sessions. Thanks to Ebik for dragging me out!  Check out his work and follow him at @ureye on Instagram.

Fresh Paint… Izzy at Venice Beach

Packed up with paint!
Packed up with paint!
Venice Beach Sign
Venice Beach Sign
Artist Permit for Venice Art Walls
Artist Permit for Venice Art Walls
Spray Paint Cans in the sand.
Spray Paint Cans in the sand.
Venice Artist Walls
Venice Artist Walls
Putting up outlines.
Putting up outlines.
Izze WST in action
Izze WST in action
Izzy in action 2
Izzy in action 2
Finished Strae piece at Venice Beach
Finished Strae piece at Venice Beach
Finished Ebik piece at Venice Beach
Finished Ebik piece at Venice Beach
Completed Izzy piece by IzzeWST!
Completed Izzy piece by IzzeWST!
Izzy piece in context.
Izzy piece in context.

I took a little road trip this past weekend to paint with Ebik and Strae at the Venice Beach Art Walls.  I have been wanting to paint there for some time so I was happy to receive the invite.  We arrived at the wall around 1PM and thankfully there was still space so we went straight to work.  About 4 relaxing hours later we were putting on the finishing touches and trying to get good flicks with our phones.  Definitely a very different experience painting on the beach with a fresh ocean breeze but its something I could definitely get used to.  Great day painting with good people.  I’ll be back soon.

IzzeWST

Graffiti: Fundamentals, Techniques & Style classes by IzzeWST starting in January

Graffiti:  Style, Fundamentals, & Technique classes at the www.artacademyofsandiego
Graffiti: Style, Fundamentals, & Technique classes at the www.artacademyofsandiego

I am honored to be teaching a new Graffiti course at the Art Academy of San Diego beginning on January 11th. The beginning course runs for 7 weeks with an option to attend a second 7 week intermediate course. My initial plans are to have a heavy emphasis on lettering development, sketch and black book work followed by a few weeks of spray paint work and exercises with hands-on instruction. Some of the areas I plan on covering include: History, Terminology, Styles, Basic Styles, Bar Letters, Black Book Work, Hand Styles, Color Theory and the proper Use of Tools which all ultimately lead to the students being able to create their own styles and pieces.

I have taught and helped many aspiring artists in my 28 years as a Graffiti Writer. While many are able to grasp and execute the basic and relatively mechanical lettering concepts I instruct, only a handful have utilized the system as it should be used: as a stepping stool to creating more advanced and organic letter styles. People often say “you have to know the rules before you can break them”. Metaphorically speaking, I teach “the rules” in the hopes that one day you know them well enough that you can break them and have it go unnoticed.

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