NEXT START: 2nd of January 2022
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You need to become part of the community on Discord first. This is the place where all the interactive part of the SMOECLASS will happen. We all upload our exercises over there, we give each other critiques, discuss the uploads and learn together in a group of people, who love letters the same as you do. You can join the livestreams over there and ask SMOE whatever you want. So please step into the entry room of the Discord, a little teaser video of this class is waiting for you over there.
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Now you are ready to go! Please click on the button below and create an account for the SMOECLASS and you can unlock the SMOECLASS website, where all the videos and downloads are waiting for you. A little welcome Video for you is waiting over there too.
On Sunday the 2nd of January 2022 you can see all Videos of week one and we start together! I am looking forward to you!
what do we learn?
The SMOECLASS starts 2nd of January 2022 - Let the time travel begin! Together we start at zero knowledge - we will go through the knowledge of 20 years of creating and analyzing letters and build a foundation to level up in the following weeks. Every week 6-7 videos will be unlocked and we start learning together. In week 1 we learn real helpful techniques to create easy letters, that go far beyond the "bar principle", wich is not that helpful, to be honest. We create a "graffiti toolbox" that makes it ridiculously easy to find new soulutions for letters. This week is about, finding a Name, creating a variation of easy letters, learning how do letters work together and leaning the basic foundation for all letters - no matter how complicated we get in the next weeks. On Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm CET and on Sunday 3pm CET i will do livestreams and scroll through all your uploads in the #artworks thread on discord and give you constructive critique about your exercises. I do this every week until the end of the SMOECLASS.
Different blocks, background, more complicated letters with the usage of extra bars. We learn 4 different shadows and how the shadow interacts with the background. Crack effect, slicing, section lines, internal effects, even if the Letters are still not that complicated, we learn techniques to create a real banger at the end of this week.
More complicated, more complex? Ok, sure! Week 3 is all about the "single connected extra bar", short: SCEB, and how this thing is so damn useful to create flow. Extra elements like chips, lids or techniques like the doubeling of parts of letters brings some spice to the overall look of your sketch. Yes, + we will have a Block Special for 3D shading in this week, which really helps to make your sketches look great. Oh - yes, and there are the arrows. We learn different shapes of arrows and end the week with the 10 arrows challenge. hahaha - damn!
A rule has 2 options: You follow the rule, or you do not follow it. We start working with the opposite of what we learned in the last weeks and see the beauty of breaking the rules. Blocks into all directions look beautiful, when it is done on purpose. We start working with illustrative elements and do themed sketches. I analyze a bunch of black and white sketches from my huge sketch library and show you the ideas behind them and what hidden rules and techniques you can find in these sketches . At the end we take the very first sketch of this course and paint it again. You will be surprised how different they look.
I have been drawing graffiti for a long time and felt I was stuck with style development. By joining Smoe’s class my eyes were opened to a completely fresh way of thinking from every aspect. The class was enthralling, each video a joy to watch. Smoe has put many hours into this class and the results really spoke for themselves.Thank you SMOE.
DO i need to join all livestreams?
All lifestreams will be recorded - you can see them all later! So it is pretty hard to miss anything. haha. We also have an extra thread on Discord with the name "ask-smoe", so you can ask anything at any time. The best is, that we as a community can help each other as well - all the "Classies" from the former SMOECLASS are still active in the Discord. So: No. Haha.
How long will the Video tutorials be available for me?
The main SMOECLASS is from 2nd of Januray 2022 until 30th of January 2022. The videos will be available for you 2 years, because you bought a 2 years plan to unlock the SMOECLASS website.
IS THIS CLASS FOR BEGINNERS ONLY?
No. We are a mix of writers who already have more than 10 years of experience and beginners who discovered the world of graffiti letters just a few weeks before the last SMOECLASS started. Everyone is welcome. And everyone can learn something. The group learning experience will boost your creativity.
what materials are required to follow along the class?
All you need is different sizes of black markers, pen & paper, a rubber and some other ordinary stuff every kid has in it´s pencil case - like a scissor or glue... the whole SMOECLASS is black and white (and some gray scales), so you do not need to worry about the materials.
How and when do i get the sketch from SMOE?
You ordered the SMOECLASS PREMIUM package - this contains also a personal sketch with your Name, that I will send to you in February 2022. It depends on UPS, how fast you get it, but I would suggest, we talk about details in the extra hour of personal livestreaming! I am super curious to get to know you!
What happens before the 2nd of january 2022?
We will be waiting together... I will unlock the other threads for you on Discord probably on 1st of January 2022 or at the end of the year 2021 - until then we wait, so that a lot of others have time to find the SMOECLASS. We want to learn together, so we all start together. I can understand you are impatient... hahaha, me too!
when will the Livestreams be?
In the last SMOECLASS we did the livestreams on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm CET and on Sunday at 3pm CET.