Blackbook Throwback, 97-98

I haven’t kept a traditional graffiti blackbook in years. I usually just sketch nowadays trying to evolve style, and don’t focus much on the art of using markers. Anyway, I recently found one of my old blackbooks from around 98 and thought I would post some pics. Pretty much all of my main partners from that time are in it, along with just some talented writers I knew from around the way. Check it out!

Elan, LSD

Chek & Elan, LSD

Cere & Raze, Free Agents

Chip 7, Mayhem

C-Plus, LSD

Jnub, CTA

Kemos, Free Agents

Klas, CTA

Mimik, BSK

Xide, CTA

and special appearances by…

Cope 2, KD

Espo

Echo, UW

Zephyr

Ruel

Ease, Inkheads

Shie, Inkheads

Sysmic

Meks

Freestyle Fridays Graffiti Paper Edition

Last Weekend I participated in the Estria Battle NYC, in Brooklyn. At the Battle we all got this Graffiti Paper from Cresent Paper. They also used it for the James Top Blackbook Competition. I met the rep and she was very cool. I have worked with many papers and I was a bit skeptical about using spray paint and markers on it. I also use water color so lets throw that in. When I cracked the paper I noticed it was very smooth. I did two test pieces the results are:

Watercolor and Ink Pens

(little bit of wrinkling normal with water color)

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

(took it like a champ some bubbling etc..from using different spray paints)

Finished Piece

Finished Piece adding oil and water based paint markers

Piece 2: Start off with Water color and Ink pens

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

Added Some Spray Paint With Scrap Paint

Finished it off with Poscas and Painters

Finished it off with Poscas and Painters

The Graffiti Paper Passed with Flying Colors!! Took whatever and came back for more !!Great Product!!