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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.

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

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 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

 

 

Ize X Menas at Writerz Blok

Menas piece outline
Menas Outline
Ize graffiti piece initial sketch
Ize piece outline
Filled in Ize graffiti piece
Ize Piece filled in ready for the outline.
Ize and Menas piece collage.
Ize X Menas at Writerz Blok. Feb, 2014
Coast to Coast:  Ize X Menas at Writerz Blok
Coast to Coast: Ize X Menas at Writerz Blok

I was contacted by Menas on Instagram a few weeks back and he let me know that he was coming to San Diego soon and wanted to hook up for a painting session. I had to blow off work for a day in order to make it happen but since he came all the way out here I figured it was the least I could do to show him some hospitality.  Having no unpainted sketches with which to paint, I had to resort to a freestyle piece.  I’m beginning to enjoy painting without an outline or sketch as sometimes getting a sketch accurately represented on a wall can be challenging and time consuming.  This method, for myself is more enjoyable due to less pressure and the ability to improvise.

Big ups to Menas for coming through, inviting me out, and coming up with the Coast to Coast theme for the production.  Nice painting with you.

IzzeWST

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.

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
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Holiday Specials at Wild Style Technicians

Wild Style Technicians Tee by Stae  2
Wild Style Technicians Tee by Stae 2
Alphabiz Tee shirt by Izze of Wild Style Technicians
Alphabiz Tee shirt by Izze of Wild Style Technicians

We have added a Holidays Special page to our online store to highlight items we have placed on sale for the holiday. Through Friday 12/12/13 we offer the Stae2, Alphabiz, and Z-Diggy Men’s Tees in addition to a few other items!

To view all of the sales check out theHoliday Specials page in the WST Online Store

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!