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The Kingz of Style 2016

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The Kingz of Style 2016 is going down December 3rd at the MAAC Community Charter School in Chula Vista, California. Come watch some of the area’s best graffiti artists do their thing live to help raise funds for bus passes for the students of charter school! In addition to live painting we will have a number of vendors selling gear, art supplies, and vinyl and our resident DJ (DAKS-ISA UTK) will be spinning the finest Hip Hop selections throughout the day.The MAAC Community Charter School in conjunction with The Letter Series Present: The Kingz of Style!

Live Painting by:
Zone
Style
Arest
Pesa
DazeRoc
Brisk
Sake
Runski
Bugie
Strae
Sloke
Chale
Werk NR
Strive
Romali
Sloke
Ayler
Koal
Huge
Awrek
Werk VFW
Unique
Clasek
Hazer
Smackie
Chiquis
Adept
Tubz
Webs

Sponsored by:
IRONLAK
www.ironlak.com
WILD STYLE TECHNICIANS
www.wstgear.com

Vendors booths by:
Wild Style Technicians/TheLetterSeries
Infamy Art
TheAvenue619

Music Provided by:
DAKS-ISA (UTK)

Hosted by Kahlee (Platform Collection)
310music.net

Flyer Art:
RymedalsFunk – Handstyle
IzzeWST – Colors & Layout

$5 Donation at the door.
Kids 12 and under get it free.

 

Fresh Paint! Strae, Zone, Izze, & Skape 289 at Writerz Blok

Inked Izze Outline
Inked Izze Outline
Izze Outline vs. Sketch
Izze Outline vs. Sketch
Zone getting started.
Zone getting started.
Strae Outlining
Strae Outlining
Zoen Outline vs. Sketch
Zoen Outline vs. Sketch
Strae Progress
Strae Progress
Izze Progress
Izze Progress
Zoen Progress
Zoen Progress
Skame 289
Skape 289 from Germany
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IzzeWST x Skape289
STRAE_ZONE
Strae X Zone1WST

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Fathers day 2016 weekend action with Izze, Skape 289, Strae, and Zone 1 at Writerz Blok.

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

 

 

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.

Color Blind Group Show January 4th at The Park Gallery

Color Blind Group Art Show Flier
Color Blind Group Art Show Flier

Zone WST/TFL and Duel RIS/WST will be participating in the Color Blind Group Art Show on January 4th at The Park Gallery. If you are in the area we encourage you to try and make it out!

The Park Gallery
4325 Park Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92103

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.

IzzeWST
IzzeWST Blogspot
IzRock Shop on Etsy

Style-A-Thon 2013 Recap Pt. 1

Ironlak Banner
Ironlak Banner
Action @ Style-Thon-2013
Action @ Style-Thon-2013
Ironlak
Ironlak
Unique @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Unique @ Style-A-Thon 2013
IzzeWST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
IzzeWST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Real @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Real @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Shakle @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Shakle @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Threatski @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Threatski @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style Outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style Outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 Outline
Bas162 Outline
LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style - LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style – LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 Detail
Bas162 Detail
Keith @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Keith @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane, Sharky, Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane, Sharky, Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Dyse & Haslr @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Dyse & Haslr @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Rein @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Rein @ Style-A-Thon 2013
King 157 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
King 157 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bugie @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bugie @ Style-A-Thon 2013

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Brisk @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Brisk @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Arest 150 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Arest 150 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Pose 2 aka Maxx Moses @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Pose 2 aka Maxx Moses @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Saratoga Sake @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Saratoga Sake @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne starting his outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne starting his outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013

Here are some photos from last weekend’s Style-A-Thon 2013 at Writerz Blok. Thank you to Ironlak for flying out Jurne as our special guest and for supplying paint and some goodies for the participating artists! The DJ’s, MC’s, and B-Boys did their thing throughout the day and kept the crowd entertained while the artists worked on their pieces. Overall, it was a great event and we’re glad to be able to enjoy the day and produce new works with great friends and artists. Once again, a very special thank you goes out to Jurne and Ironlak for helping to arrange for his trip out on short notice!

WST at Savor the Daze Pt. 2 – Corpus Christi, Texas 11/17/2103

WST at work...
WST at work…
Work in progress...
Work in progress…
Work in progress...
Work in progress…
Sake at work...
Sake at work…
Wild Style Techs detail by Zone
Wild Style Techs detail by Zone
Sake getting flicks on the way to the airport.
Sake getting flicks on the way to the airport.
Sake Character Detai
Sake Character Detai
Completed Izzy piece
Completed Izzy piece
Completed Zone Piece
Completed Zone Piece
Completed Sake Piece
Completed Sake Piece
Izzy – Zone – Sake Production at Get Use 2 It, Corpus Christi, TX
Izzy – Zone – Sake Production at Get Use 2 It, Corpus Christi, TX

So after a non-eventful Saturday night (we were beat), we were picked up on Sunday morning, taken to get breakfast, and then dropped back off at the wall. We were burning through cans like nobodies business so we had to grab a few more cans from the shop in order to finish. The weather again, started off great, however it did warm up quite a bit in the afternoon but not enough to be an issue. Zone had to catch an earlier flight back to San Diego so we wished him safe travels and proceeded to put the finishing touches on the production. WST would again like to thank Beks, Solar, Hazer, Dope, and the rest of the staff at Get Use 2 It for the tremendous hospitality. Overall, it was an great experience and we had an amazing weekend… and made some great new friends in the process.

Until next time Texas!

IzzeWST