T-KING – WISE ONE | 1998


20 years ago I painted this, which was my first real decent piece. I had been sketching letters and painting since 1995, but hadn’t really cracked the code yet. Bates changed all that by breaking down the steps of painting a piece to me, and helping me out with my sketches. big up to him for doing that, it really changed my perspective and inspired me to be a better writer.

T-KING was short for “TOY-KING”, which sort of means the best of the noobs, since the term “toy” refers to a writer at beginner level in graffiti terms.