Thursday, January 12, 2017

3 Killer Tips To Learn How To Draw Graffiti Safely

Not Everyone Gets A Cool Tunnel For Learning How To Draw Graffiti 
Right now there are a lot of people sitting around trying to learn how to draw graffiti. This is the same story across the inner cities of the United States, as well as the world. You may be reading this and think that it would be cool to learn how to draw graffiti. I’ve thought about in the past, and only now am I starting to get good at it. While you may find yourself tempted to practice in real world settings, you will soon find out that it’s a little difficult to just find a wall, and post up. Whether you’re a gifted artist or not, it’s not recommended to just find empty walls and throw tags up. This will get you arrested, and in some instances, beat up badly. Don’t do it. Instead, focus on a few simple tips to help you stay safe while learning how to draw graffiti today.

Buy Cheap Canvas

There are two major ways that you can procure canvas today. The first one is simple, go to a Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or any other type of art store. Often times, they have surplus and even damaged canvas. Buy them in bulk, or just buy them during their BOGO sales. These are often. You can get away with purchase small canvas to start learning how to draw graffiti, then build up to something larger. The other way to go about this is to ask your local schools, and art centers. I went to the Art Institute of Los Angeles, and they had surplus canvas all the time. It’s fascinating what you can get by just asking.

Get Some Cardboard

If you don’t have any money, like no money at all, but you still want to learn how to draw graffiti, then this tip is for you. Get some cardboard. No joke, get yourself some cardboard by dumpster diving or simply looking online for free moving boxes. In Seattle, I was able to fill my car up with cardboard boxes from someone that had just moved. I used those boxes to learn how to tag, even though I sucked at it. Whatever the case is, you can find a lot of free cardboard around town, especially if someone has recently moved.

Your Walls Are The Canvas

Going back to a tip that could very well keep you safe, and one that I’ve tried in the past, is to use your walls. If you own a house or are renting an apartment, put down some plastic at the base of any wall, and go nuts. Make sure that the area you’re going to work in is well ventilated, and don’t just tag things up without any sort of plan. Plan things out, use light pencil marks, use different markers, and caps, and then test out small areas. Once you are comfortable with small areas, you can work on learning how to draw graffiti safely, and without worry. Now, when you move, make sure that you paint your wall completely, or you’re going to lose your security deposit and your landlord is going to be mad. If you own the house, who cares, right?!

There you have it. There are some simple ways that you can learn how to draw graffiti and stay safe. Staying away from the police, and trespassing is a good thing. Now, there are some artists that will defy that, and I have in the past, but if you’re just learning how to draw graffiti, it’s important to not push the limits. Wait until you’re skills are fast, and you can start to inch your way towards civil disobedience.

Here are some graffiti resources for learning that you can use today. 

Learn Graffiti Guide - A guide to learn graffiti in PDF form. 

Spray Paint Art - Make money learning how to do serious spray paint art, beyond graffiti. 

Amazon's Listing of Books - Amazon has a ton of books on graffiti, click here to find them as low as a penny each.

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