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Paint Louis 2014

WST Wall Space Reserved
They saved this huge space by Sake, Zone, and myself.
On the plane to St. Louis
On the plane to St. Louis
WST Airplane Doodles
WST Airplane Doodles
St. Louis Arch
Arrived in St. Louis
Welcome to Graffiti Wall
Welcome to Graffiti Wall
Sake and Unique plotting and planning.
Sake and Unique plotting and planning.
Exploring the are around the flood wall.
Exploring the are around the flood wall.
Exploring the are around the flood wall.
Exploring the are around the flood wall.
More recent work by Rapes ATT FUA
More recent work by Rapes ATT FUA
Apocolpyse Two Thousand
Apocolpyse Two Thousand
Old work by Scribe
Old work by Scribe
Some old work by Dalek
Some old work by Dalek
Sake testing out some paint at Home Depot.
Sake testing out some paint at Home Depot.
Open rack of paint at Home Depot in St. Louis.
Open rack of paint at Home Depot in St. Louis. Something we don’t see in Cali.
St. Louis Arch on day two
St. Louis Arch on day two
Sake and Unique buffing our spot.
Sake and Unique buffing our spot.
Sake buffing his area with the St. Louis Arch in background.
Sake buffing his area with the St. Louis Arch in background.
Flying the Wild Style Techncians banner on our rental
Flying the Wild Style Techncians banner on our rental
All buffed and ready to paint.
All buffed and ready to paint.
My first look at the Paint Louis event tee that I designed for the promoters.
My first look at the Paint Louis event tee that I designed for the promoters.
Art Primo in the house
Art Primo in the house
Thanks to Art Primo for the goodies!
Thanks to Art Primo for the goodies!
Impromptu WST Shop
Impromptu WST Shop
Sake Starting his outline.
Sake Starting his outline.
Unique Oulining
Unique Oulining
Izzy Outline going up
Izzy Outline going up
Unique working late in the the night
Unique working late in the the night
Sake and I went with a roller based fill to save paint.
Sake and I went with a roller based fill to save paint.
My paint selection for the weekend
My paint selection for the weekend
Zand and Blondy
Zand and Blondy from North County San Diego also made the trip.
Sake working his fill in.
Sake working his fill in.
Unique working her fill in...
Unique working her fill in…
Paint Louis 2014 in progress!
Paint Louis 2014 in progress!
Rain Delay
Rain Delay
Getting started on my fill in
Getting started on my fill in
Unique at work on her piece.
Unique at work
Sake piece in progress...
Sake piece in progress…
Izzy fill in getting worked
Izzy fill in getting worked
Sake piece progress shot.
Sake piece progress shot.
Unique piece all filled in.
Unique piece all filled in.
Sake starting his character...
Sake starting his character…
Sake adding some background elements...
Sake adding some background elements…
Ouline time...
Ouline time…
Unique putting up her final outline.
Unique putting up her final outline.
Sake starting his final outline
Sake starting his final outline
Blondy Man Eaters
Blondy Man Eaters
Zane WCA TCR
The homie Zane WCA TCR rocked a nice little piece.
Ouline done... now for background...
Ouline done… now for background…
Sake going to work on his huge character.
Sake going to work on his huge character.
Completed Sake piece
Completed Sake piece
Completed Unique piece
Completed Unique piece

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IZ detail shot of Izzy piece
IZ detail shot of Izzy piece
ZY detail on Izzy piece
ZY detail on Izzy piece

Here are a few images and a short slide show/video of my recent trip to St. Louis with fellow WST Crew Member Saratoga Sake and Unique ASK.

New 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Caps

Navy and Orange 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Navy and Orange 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Navy and Orange 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Navy and Orange 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Solid Grey 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Solid Grey 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Solid Grey 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Solid Grey 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Solid Black on Black WSTeelo Snap Back Cap front.
Solid Black on Black WSTeelo Snap Back Cap Front
Solid Black on Black WSTeelo Snap Back Cap Side
Solid Black on Black 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap Side
Camo 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Camo 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Solid Black 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Solid Black 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Hot Pink and Black 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Hot Pink and Black 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Hot Pink and Black 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
Hot Pink and Black 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
2-Tone Black & Grey WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
2-Tone Black & Grey WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
2-Tone Black & Grey WSTeelo Snap Back Cap
2-Tone Black & Grey WSTeelo Snap Back Cap

New 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Caps are now in stock and available for purchase on the WST Online store. There are 7 color combos from which to choose with some colorways being more limited than others.

WSTeelo Snap Back Caps

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

New Large Format Art Prints available.

"Wild Style Burner 6" 12" x 18" Print
“Wild Style Burner 6″ 12″ x 18” Print
"Wild Style Burner 6" 20" x 30" Art Print
“Wild Style Burner 6″ 20″ x 30” Art Print
"Serval Style" 20" x 30" Art Print
“Serval Style” 20″ x 30″ Art Print
"Serval Style" Art Print graphic
“Serval Style” Art Print graphic
"Serval Style" 20" x 30" Art Print
“Serval Style” 20″ x 30″ Art Print

New Large Format High Quality Art Prints now available!

The first is the “Wildstyle Burner 6” by Izze of Wild Style Technicians. This is the 6th installation of our Burner Series which we began producing in 1997. This print is available in a 12″ x 18″ Photo Print or 20″ x 30″ Large Format Print.

The second is the “Serval Style” print featuring dope illustration work by Steven Serval and great color work by Pres One! This one is for the Hip Hop Heads who like that unexplainable B-Boy flavor. Available in a highly impressive 20″ x 30 Large Format Print.

Wildstyle Burner 6 – 12″ x 18 Print

Wildstyle Burner 6 – 20″ x 30″ Print

Serval Style – 20″ x 30″ Print

“Street Art” Prints and Posters now available

"Street Art" Graphic by IzzeWST and Awrek
Street Art by IzzeWST and Awrek
Street Art 12" x 18" Prints
Street Art 12″ x 18″ Prints
"Street Art" 20" x 30" Posters
“Street Art” 20″ x 30″ Posters
"Street Art" 20" x 30" Posters
“Street Art” 20″ x 30″ Posters

New 12″ x 18″ Prints and 20″ X 30″ Posters now available for purchase in the WST Online Store.

This piece was created as a collaborative effort between Daniel “Awrek” Toledo and IzzeWST.
Available in two sizes:

12″ x 18″ Photo Print with Glossy Finish

or

20″ x 30″ Digital Poster Print with Luster Finish.

Shop now!

Fresh paint… Izzy X Unique X Sake

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Panels primed and read for painting at Writerz Blok.
Buffed panels
Artist Saratoga Sake starting his outline at Writerz Blok.
Sake getting started on his outline.
Izzy Graffiti piece outline sketched out on wall at Writerz Blok.
Freestyled Izzy Outline up.
Unique and Sake painting mural at Writerz Blok
Unique & Sake at work in the Spring heat!
Izzy working on his piece.
Izzy piece in progress.
Unique working on her piece.
Unique working on her piece.
Sake piece in progress.
Sake piece in progress.
Izzy piece filled in.
Izzy piece filled in.
Hands with paint all over from a day of painting.
Messy hands.
Izzy piece by IzzeWST of Wild Style Technicians at Writerz Blok
Completed Izzy piece.

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Sake graffiti burner by Saratoga Sake of Wild Style Technicians at Writerz Blok
Completed Sake Piece

Unique, Sake, and myself planned a little paint date a couple of weeks back which we scheduled for the Monday, March 10th.  Since we wanted to keep iy simple, quick and inexpensive we decided to roll with solid black fills.  None of us came prepared with outlines so we all free style’d our pieces which actually worked out fairly well.  This was all of our first time outlining with Sugar Artist Acrylic and it worked just about as well as any paint I’ve ever used. I personally think Ironlak knocked it out of the park with this new brand.

Great time as always painting with good friends. I’m personally pretty satisfied with the results as well my personal progress in my ability to pull off relatively decent work without a sketch or blueprint.  In the past this was a recipe for disaster for me… proving we are all students of the game until the very end.

IzzeWST

In honor of this new production we are offering 20% off through Sunday, March 16th on your entire purchase at www.wildstyletechnicians.com with coupon code: FRESHPAINT14

 

 

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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Wild Style Technicians Cyber Tuesday Specials

Wild Style Technicians Cyber Tuesday Specials!  Serval Style Hoodie, Izze 6 Snapback Cap, Arest Writerz Blok Tee, and Ladies Handstiddy Tee.
Wild Style Technicians Cyber Tuesday Specials!

4 New Items on special for Cyber Tuesday! Serval Style Pullover Hoodie, Izze 6 Snap Back Caps, Arest 150 Writerz Blok Tees, and the Handstiddy Ladies Tee. All on sale for one day only! These are guaranteed to be est prices you will ever see from us on these items… don’t sleep!

Cyber Tuesday Specials in the WST Online Store