How To: Control A Graffiti Can

If you are an artist, when you look at cool graffiti on walls, you probably think, “Wow, that is great artwork, but I could never do that.” Well, it’s true, it is not that simple really; however, if you really want to learn, there is information available that can teach you how to do it like the professional artists.

Graffiti is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is any type of public markings that may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

In modern times, spray paint, normal paint and markers have become the most commonly used materials. In most countries, defacing property with graffiti without the property owner’s consent is considered vandalism, which is punishable by law. Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions; to others it is merely vandalism. Graffiti has since evolved into a pop culture existence often related to underground hip hop music and b-boying creating a lifestyle that remains hidden from the general public.

Here is a tutorial that I found made by a graffiti artist on the basic technique of controlling the can of paint. He says if you can’t control your can, then you will have a much harder time creating even the simplest of graffiti art.

How To Control A Graffiti Can