Montana: Spray Paint Tips And Techniques
In this graffiti tutorial you will learn how to use the spray can to achieve a variety of outcomes like fading colors, highlights, block filling and fat and thin lines. The graffiti artist uses Montana spray paints for this particular tutorial which is a very respected and trusted brand within the graffiti world.
He begins with a large canvas in front of him supported by an easel which allows him to stand with ample space to showcase his teachings for you to benefit. The process of fading when creating your graffiti design is quite structured which is a common misconception when people are just starting out in graffiti art. The artist demonstrates how to fade by spraying out the shape of a circle using four different shades of green Montana spray paint placed evenly in a horizontal format. At this point the point where each different shade of green meets another shade is very defined and this is where the magic happens for you to create a smooth grade between each of the greens.
By selecting the darker shade of spray paint on the desired section the graffiti artist holds the Montana can at an angle pointing upwards and gently sprays along the defined line which connects the two shades of green. He holds the can further away than when he was block filling before hand and uses his artistic licence to determine when the fading process is completed. Repeat this step for the other greens and you will soon have a perfectly blended green circle going from light at the top to dark at the bottom.
Using his black Montana spray paint he holds the can close to the canvas and outlines the circle he has just created. He ensures the can isnít dripping or clogged up by pointing it away from the canvas and spraying it a few times to clear the nozzle before proceeding. The outlines when using the graffiti spray paint should be performed quickly and smoothly otherwise a staggered awkward looking line will occur. He performs the same process for a smaller inner circle in the middle of the green circle. You might be asking yourself ĎHow do you control the thickness of your outlines with the spray caní, well if you are then it is quite simply a matter of distance of the nozzle from the canvas and how much pressure you are putting on the nozzle to produce the flow of spray paint.
He finishes with some highlights by using a light blue Montana spray paint and demonstrates with quick hand actions and nozzle control how you can quickly and effectively produce a reflection on the circle. The tutorial is narrated and his step by step process makes it easy for you to learn how to cover the basic techniques necessary to create awesome graffiti artwork. Like most things in art itís a case of trial and error and becoming confident in your abilities so keep persevering and the results will follow.