By Mariana AbramovicArt is everywhere and it’s all art, says art critic Mariana Abramovic, but there are plenty of things you can’t do with the tools that come with the art.
“If you can paint graffiti, you can do a lot of things.
You can create a beautiful piece of art,” she says.
And if you’re a graffiti artist, you’re going to need a lot more than a paintbrush, because you’re painting with words, not paint.
“You’re creating a message, and you’re saying something that people will take seriously,” she explains.
“Graffiti can be very dangerous because you could hurt yourself, or someone else could be hurt.
You have to be aware of your surroundings.”
In the wild, you’ll need to have your paintbrush handy.
“I would recommend a big brush, like an electric toothbrush,” says Abramovich.
“It’s like an extension of your hand.
You hold it out and say, ‘Here, you need this.'”
She also recommends using a paint brush for graffiti art, not the paintbrush that comes with your smartphone.
“For the most part, you don’t need the smartphone.
The phone is a great tool,” she adds.”
There’s a lot you can get away with in the street, but you have to have a really good eye and be aware that you’re putting yourself at risk.”
You can get started with spray paint and watercolor techniques, but they won’t help if you need to cover up the message you’re trying to communicate.
“This is a way of putting the message in, not just putting it on the canvas,” says Alisa De Vries, a painter who uses spray paint on the streets of Miami, Florida.
“The message is a reflection of the people that live here.”
So, do you know how to paint on your own?
“One of the things you need is a little bit of time,” says De Vues.
“Then you have this little palette, and a paint.
It’s a little trick to try and get it done, but it works really well.”
You may have to do some experimenting to get a feel for the process, but if you get stuck, it’s worth it.
“Some of the spray paintings are done in a way that people can see the message on it,” says Mandy Kuznik, a graffiti photographer who paints murals for graffiti artists in San Francisco.
“Other times, it takes more time and effort to get the message to come through.”
Here are some tips on how to get started, whether you’re an artist or not: