In this instructable I will show you how to spraypaint like some of the things you see on trains. After reading this you aren't going to be a professional but hopefully you will be able to spraypaint your own graffiti tag.Make sure you have plenty of spraypaint, an old sheet, somewhrere to paint, and your imagination.(that last one was sarcastic.)
Oh yeah rember, we are doing this on a sheet, not a building or train or anything else that isnt yours.(wink wink)
I am not responsible for anything you do using spraypaint that is bad.This is for information only.
Step 1: Prepartion
The first thing you need to do is decide what you want to spraypaint.
What are you going to write?
What color is going to be?
Will it be 3d?
Will it have a shadow?
for some examples, you can create simple tags at :http://www.graffiticreator.net/index.htm
Making up your graffii name can be fun.Mine is Tiny, because I am small.Be different!
If you have never tagged before, try to keep it simple. Once you have something in mind, practice drawing it on paper.It doesn't have to be perfect!I ended up with a different tag then my drawing, but the drawing still helped alot.
After you have decided on what you want, prepare the sheet by hanging it up somewhere it won't matter if paint bleeds through or gets on stuff.I hung my sheet up on an old van with paint already on it.I held it up by a rake thingy on top of the van.
Step 2: Coloring
Start spraypainting each letter touching each other with the main color.Make the lines thick by keeping the nozzle about five inches away from the sheet.
Once you are happy with the outline you can start filling in the letters.Use a sweeping motion slowly so that the color looks pretty even.Don't get the can to close to the sheet or the color will look kinda blotchy.
Your finger you use to keep the nozzle pressed will probably hurt by now so take a break.
Some nozzles work way better than others so look out for them and keep them, thats what i do.
Step 3: Outlining
Once the letters are colored it is me to re outline the letters in black or another dark color.Go back over the kinda visible lines of before slowly to make sure there isn't many mistakes.Do one letter at a time.
Step 4: Detailing
I added an extra outline to mine about an inch away and a zigzag part on top.
i messed up on the zig zag part.Be slow and careful as you start finishing up!
Here is me adding the last outline.
Step 5: You Are Finished!
You are done!
After all the paint has dried you can do whatever you want to it! Just remember it flammable!
I like to cut mine out and hang them on my bedroom wall, but i let them sit out a couple days because they smell bad.