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How To Be An Aerosol Artist - Spray Painting, Paint-Artstic Art!
Stumbled-Upon Work of Art!
I love art, and I'm always intrigued by any work of art, especially if they are done in the spirit of good art. So, the other day I stumbled upon this video on YouTube featuring a guy doing some painting.
I watched as this guy proceeded to paint this extraordinaire painting of space objects using a bunch of aerosol spray paints can, some household objects, on blank white paper. The result is a breathtaking quality work of art, with vibrant colors, and interesting textures. I discovered Spray Paint Art!
What Is Spray Paint Art?
Spray Paint Art is the product of a collection of talented aerosol artists who shows their extraordinary God-given talent on paper, making beautiful paintings with spray paint, paper, and their imagination. It's painting like you've never seen before.
Make no mistake, this is not graffiti, as graffiti can sometimes be mindless ramblings of hands on walls and objects meant to diminish in value. This is real art that is carefully thought through and carried out with great precision and speed. This is art that adds to the value of the object it is painted on. If I could get down and dirty, I tell you, I'll be doing spray painting right now. And I just might!
How Do You Become An Aerosol Artist?
By practicing, of course! It's more than having the ability to hold the spray can and targeting it unto your paper or canvas. You first need to have a vivid image of what you want your outcome to look like. Then, using your choice of spray paint colors, and your mental image, you begin spraying on your platform.
You work your way up from your base paint to a mixture of other paint colors, manipulating the paint layers as you go. This usually means you employ all necessary tools, your hands, gloves, a brush, you name it, to define and bring your art to life. All this is done while the paint on the poster board or canvas is still wet. Which means, you've got to be fast and focused. It's a dirty job, but it's all worthwhile in the end.
Tools for Spray Painting
Every trade has its own tools needed to accomplish needed tasks. Spray painting is done using specific tools and materials. If you're going to be an aerosol artist, be prepared to invest in the following tools of the trade:
- Poster Boards (This is the base for every spray painting art produced)
- Face Masks (Got to protect yourself from those aerosol fumes)
- Vinyl Gloves (For skin protection)
- Foam Brush
- Box Cutters etc., and of course,
- Aerosol Paints, in different colors
These are just a few of the tools you'll need, plus your imagination!
Time To Vote!
Is Spray Painting Something You Would Consider Doing?
Is Spray Painting for Everyone?
Spray-painting is a great form of expression through art. There are those who are born with the talent, such as a graffiti artist, who can quickly master the art of spray painting. But for some of us, it may take learning from a master aerosol artist.
One thing I have observed, is that Spray-painting is an art form suitable for the young at heart. It brings out the kid in you, and lets your imagination run wild!
Is spray painting something you think you might be interested in learning? If so, you might need to ask yourself a few questions, such as,
- Do I mind getting dirty while working?
- Do I have a tolerance for aerosol paints?
- How am I with blending colors?
- Do I have the a great sense of imagination?
- Am I fast in my thinking and planning, and executing?
- Do I have the ability to make something out of nothing?
- Do I have the work space for spray painting?
Once you've determined that spray painting is the way to go, then It's time to find out how to start. There are several communities of aerosol painters that will be glad to show you all you need to know to get started. You can learn more about the art and some of these aerosol artists on this site.
Check out this 39 second spray painting of a great aerosol artist, Brandon McConnell.
Watch An Aerosol Painter Do What He Does Best
If this is something new that you've learned today, feel free to comment and vote below.
Author: Comfort Babatola - June 2012