“Blu3 RSX - Tags”
I wanted to explore some iterations of my username as a quick graffiti tag.
I used several different marker types, colors, and sizes just to get a feel of what my hand and brain could express in sync.
I liked all of the markers I used but maybe because it was most familiar, I really had a preference for my Prismacolor for its broad and narrow chisel point, texture (at least on paper), and controllable nature to vary the stroke.
My concepts started very naturally much like a signature and a bit Disney-esque.
But I wanted to really capture some essence of design by incorporating other graffiti elements, namely arrows (hey, I’m a Sagittarius).
I hit on what I was looking for in the red sketch where the ‘3’ and the ‘R’ graphically formed two halves of an arrow which I refined in the predominant blue sketch at the bottom.
But, man, a couple of my heavy-duty markers were very, um, fragrant and had me delightfully lightheaded after a couple hours working in my office with the door closed. My sketchbook still reeks.
© 2011 Jerry D. Elmore