BANDIT OF THE DAY #11 : DRUID 81
BANDIT OF THE DAY is a new category of blog post where we feature graffiti writers and artists we love, we ask them all to define the way they want these same 10 following words : Name, first piece, graffiti, internet, drink and food, philosophy, music, movies, love, hate, power.
Today we’re happy to introduce you to « Druid 81 » originally from the Netherland: South of Holland.
NAME, CREWS, BACKGROUND :
Erik the Druid, Million DollarBoys, Crash and Burn, Wildboys.
From the South of Holland.
1ST PIECE (when, where, how) :
I did my first real piece in 1997 at the age of 16 on a wall next to a basketball court. It was a "Rize" piece that had a yellow, white and green vertical fade. Alongside it was a character of an Angel and Devil head. I started it after midnight and when I was finished it was already starting to get light again. I didn't know about the fat cap back then, so I just fill it in with the standard cap that came on the sparvars. All the paint got soaked into the bare bricks. I did my outlines first and the fill-in later. I was so proud and showed it to my classmates whenever I could haha.
I love graffiti ! There are so many styles and flavors that I can't get tired of looking at it. My first memory of graffiti is me trying to read all the new symbols and writing on the doors of my school when I was 8 years old. That was the moment I got hooked on graff and it never stopped.
I used to read a lot of books. Nowadays I read YouTube comments for entertainment.
DRINK AND FOOD :
I love having a cool iced coffee on a hot day accompanied with a Bahn-Mi pork special.
Try to create something nice and you'll get to see something nice in return.
My recent favorite movie has to be Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. The visuals are stunning.
And all time favorite is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Secret of the Ooze. Super Shredder is so cool, it's a shame he gets killed so quickly though.
When I see my friends and family are healthy and are doing well.
When I struggle with a piece and finally find the solution.
When I manage to complete a 5x5 squat workout with added higher weight.
Old people who try to cut in line at the supermarket checkout.