One of my subscribers went ahead and asked if he could commission me to do a piece and to that I say CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
This piece is yet another test for a concept of graffiti that I'v been obsessing over for the past year or two. I'v always loved 3D graffiti and have experimented with 3D graffiti but I feel like most 3D graffiti tends to walk this line where each style is derivative of the same base method of thinking. Now once again I am still studying this and exploring this so I can't yet put the images in my mind into words but todays contemporary 3D graffiti style takes the letters structure and distorts it in 3D space while ignoring perspective rules and instead using a technique where you use certain angles to make up the letters in order to give the illusion of perspective. However in doing this the letter itself becomes a 3D object, and as a result it's 3D is most often fused with the actual letter unlike 2D pieces. Doing this often times warrants getting rid of the outline for the letters and instead utilizes basic or advanced lighting to establish depth.
So what if we apply some of that to 2D letters, the more traditional graffiti with a 3D twist. Instead of distorting the letter in 3D space we can simply draw our letter in the traditional 2D style while using specific angles to give the illusion of perspective and depth. From there we can add the 3D to our letters that best suits the perspective. In doing this we have a 2D piece with 3D properties and can now treat the letters like a solid object. This gave me the idea of cutting into the 3D to show volume, as well as depth. This adds another layer of complexity to the letters because distorting our 3D means we can even add extensions to the 3D. It's at this point the graffiti becomes an object rather than just letters because letters don't typically behave this way. When treating the letters as an object first and letters second, the possibilities become infinite.