Adding the Fill to Your Graffiti Art

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Graffiti artist Stefan Hauswald demonstrates how to add the fill to graffiti art.

    Stefan Hauswald: Hi, I am Stefan. I am here at State of Confusion Skatepark and I am going to show you how to do aerosol graffiti art. Now that we have done the sketch on the wall, we are going to go to the fill. Now for the fill, I have chosen blues and purples which are complimentary to the back color which is an orange-yellow and to apply the fill, you are going to want to put on a little slightly fatter cap. Some people will use thinner caps, some people will use fatter caps. It's your preference to figure out which one you like.

    I am going to base my fill roughly off my sketch so and the most important part of the fill is wearing your mask because this is when it gets really fumy and you want to make sure you have a mask on. Now when you are doing the fill, of course, just like a coloring book, you want to stay on the inside of the line as best as you can, but it's not important to be too clean because you still haven't put on your final outline yet. Now what I am going to do is I am going to put what's called the force fill around it now that I am slightly into the fill. What I am going to do with this force fill is the color that you put around the graffiti to make your graffiti pop a little bit more off the wall and just like the back color, you want to make sure this color is complimentary, the contrasting to the color of the fill. I chose a pink to make the blue pop out a little bit. Basically, just carefully go around the end or you can do your own little design on the outside, bubbles coming off, lines coming off, face coming out. Here we get a small drip down from your outline on to your piece, just come through the color, just go a real quick over it, just do a little clean up. Now that we are done the main fill, I am going to show you how to do some small detail graffiti work inside of the fill.