Feb
3
2011

Why is Graffiti Dead? by Miles Wickham

Maybe cuz…..Of all the well known and skilled graffiti artist in the world, which is in the thousands, there are a handful that I still to this day are admired for their uniqueness. Since graffiti is a limited artform in the sense that it is confined to an alphabet,  it can be easy for artists to get stuck within certain perameters. There are guidelines one pretty much has to go by in their letter structuring so that each letter keeps the integrity of its original shape, so it is not mistaken as another letter or an abstract design. This is a difficulty many  novices have in trying to create more intricate or wilder styles; t... [More]
Nov
16
2010

Recycle Art by Miles Wickham

I came across a video on Youtube some year’s back that was a little documentary on an artist who used his old spraypaint cans to create sculptures. It looked like fun and a good idea to put the trashed cans to use, so I tried it myself. Over the years ive figured out a few things on how to make the process easy. And for those living in a place like New York City where you may have to create these indoors, there are a few extra things to keep in mind. In his video, he used a shovel in his back yard. This cut out a few steps that I touch on. *    You don’t want the paint fumes to fill up your house, especially if you... [More]
Sep
20
2010

Street Art Tutorial with Miles Wickham

Looking back at all the frustration I went through learning how to do graffiti on my own, discovering techniques incrementally over a course of 10 years, I felt that maybe I could help shorten that time for others by sharing some things I have learned. Over the years I’ve come across many graffiti artists who end up focusing their time on street tagging rather than practicing their art  because their artistic skills are minimal, and lots of them, when they get arrested, or real life starts to kick in at a certain age, end up quitting all forms of art altogether. Because I focused lots of time on the artistic aspect, I was able to c... [More]

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