Meet the artist - EERGH
Newcastle artist, EERGH puts their creativity into words, using the classic graffiti style as a jumping off point to create lettering and typography in their own recognisable style. Describing themself as a ‘self-taught doodler’, EERGH’s tag can be found across the city, as well as on prints.
EERGH is one of the artists we worked with to curate and build the Meet The Artist - Graffiti Bundle, filled with 32 markers plus a premium marker pad, so you can take a walk on the wild side to explore graffiti art for yourself!
Meet the Artist - EERGH
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background as an artist
I’m an artist from Newcastle upon Tyne and I go by the name, EERGH. People always ask, why EERGH and if it has any particular meaning. And the short answer is no! Those were my favourite letters to draw back when I started doodling and I thought it looked cool.
I’ve always been into drawing and remember as a kid, trying to come up with ideas and things to draw. Naturally, I started writing my name and then other words and haven’t stopped since! From this I started to notice letters and lettering on anything from shop signs, billboards, road lettering and then graffiti.
What inspires you and where do you look for inspiration?
Being from Newcastle, graffiti was and has always been a big part of the culture here. So, I would say this has been my biggest inspiration, watching other artists and trying to find a style that stands out. I would describe my style these days as a mash up of my love for graffiti and the traditional graffiti style letters, combined with the art of sign writing.
Which medium do you work with the most and why?
From about 2011 I have used markers, and I picked up my first spray can in 2014. I would say about 80% of my work is still created using markers as I find that’s the easiest way to achieve my desired results. Over the years I have discovered a certain way of using markers which works for me, and I feel like I have a process which makes my work stand out as EERGH.
What advice would you give aspiring artists?
My top tip for any aspiring artist whether It be as a graffiti artist, whether doing it as a hobby or as a professional designer, is just to be different and try to stand out as much as you can. Always try new things while staying true to your own recognisable style.
Meet The Artist - Graffiti Art 32pc Marker and Pad Bundle
Includes the complete 24-piece collection of Spectrum Noir TriBlend Brush Markers in a full rainbow of colours.
Each marker holds three blendable shades that will layer and combine perfectly, bringing flawless, realistic depth and dimension to your work.
Create seamless blended transition from light to dark, perfect for ombre effects often seen in graffiti art.
Three brush nibs in each marker, a portable palette that’s perfect for putting pen to paper on the move or wherever inspiration strikes.
Dual Tipped Illustrator Marker in True Black, filled with alcohol-based dye ink for bold, streak free sweeps.
Six-piece ArtLiner set for pin sharp outline work.
Each ArtLiner is filled with quick drying ink that is water-proof and marker-proof - so your work will be smudge and smear free!
Premium Marker Paper pad, the best blank canvas with an ultra-smooth surface to make alcohol-marker colour appear extra clean and punchy.
The Meet The Artist - Graffiti Art 32pc Marker and Pad Bundle includes:
- Spectrum Noir TriBlend Brush - Complete Collection 24-pc
- Dark Red Blend
- Coral Blend
- Burnt Orange Blend
- Gold Yellow Blend
- Citrus Green Blend
- Alpine Green Blend
- Light Green Blend
- Dull Green Blend
- Jade Green Blend
- Green Turquoise Blend
- Blue Turquoise Blend
- True Blue Blend
- Hydrangea Blend
- Purple Blend
- Pink Violet Blend
- Magenta Blend
- Bright Pink Blend
- Gold Brown Blend
- Tan Blend
- Earth Brown Blend
- Brown Grey Blend
- Ice Grey Blend
- Fair Skin Blend
- ArtLiner by Spectrum Noir Black 6pc
- Spectrum Noir 9x12 Premium Marker Paper Pad
- Illustrator by Spectrum Noir Single Pen -True Black
You’ll also receive two Spectrum Noir Pen Trays. These sleek storage devices have been designed to keep your markers visible and accessible as you work, and they will stack up to keep everything organised as your collection grows.
Download a line art drawing here to have a go at colouring one of EERGH’s designs for yourself and share your results to our Community Gallery