Smiley recently said something that I had kinda been thinking for a while.
A lot of the One Drop splashes seem to have a particular “formula”, where it’s a base color with two colors splashed across it, e.g. the three yo-yos at bottom left here on their latest release, the Virtuoso:
Or here, with the Dang 2
I tend to agree that this particular formula gets … monotonous.
Now, this isn’t a global criticism of all onedrop splashes – and as Smiley pointed out, their combo acid wash + splashes are excellent, as are the fades.
They also sometimes do unique splashes, which are awesome. Check out this very cool one they did for a Hungarian yo-yo store recently, and compare it with the “formula” splash …
And I’ve always loved this rare “Belmont” splatter:
And who can forget these awesome (presumably gruntbull) swirls?
So I guess this is my call to One Drop – can we see more unique splashes / acid washes / splatters from y’all and maybe a teeny tiny bit less of the “two splashes over a base” forumula one?