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How to Flare for Shadowing with Graffiti

Learn how to flare for shadowing with graffiti from graffiti artists Paes 164 in this Howcast video.


"Graffiti Art: Flaring for Shadowing

My name is Paes164 and I'm a professional artist. I've been painting since a teenager, and I've been doing it for 20 years now. Find me at ( My Facebook is It's all about the angle of your tip. Right down here, and spray a golden type glow around that purple. Might have to come back later and cut into it to crispen it up. But unlike spraying it straight on, totally at an angle, almost kinda right at your finger, almost to the wall. So that the spray that fans out, fans down and against the wall. Come in, maybe even a little slower, so you get enough paint, and you see a nice fade. Kinda dust over it a little bit, help that a little bit out. And back to cutting. You want a clean cut, it will take care of all that. That's a good fade right there. A lot of times, fading and stuff, it's good for just writing your name in tags. It's all about your wrist movement. It's just locking that wrist, and popping it up and down, and not using your arm to complete the letter. So we're just gonna take it in a tag, and keep our wrist locked up. Just a little outline tip...just fade it up. Say, if you wanted to create a nice little glow of a star, sparkling off your piece, maybe come out, fade that little circle. iii about that far away from the wall, and just whip it away, whip it away. Your arm is definitely gonna continue making a motion past the point of your spray. So, get that done, maybe a little spray in front. Another good flaring technique for your graffiti piece. And, you know, just like your different colors that you want to build up and stuff. When it comes to flaring, keep it in the area that you need it. And if you're gonna overlap something, make sure it's in an area of the piece that you can overlap. And come back and cut into it fixed, without having to repair the whole piece. So there you have it, there's some graffiti how to's. Thank you. Howcast, and I'm Paes 164. Peace Out. "

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