I have been using spray paint for almost as long as I've been drawing halftones, but for some reason it was not until the end of 2017 that I decided to put the two skill sets together. It turns out that spray paint is a fantastic medium for creating large-scale halftones. I can use it to rapidly create clean-edged opaque lines in a single pass and it dries very quickly. This means that I can easily work back and forth tweaking the thicknesses of the lines to get the tones (or colors) just right. To create the murals, I first sketch an outline of the subject, then I draw the pattern on top and thicken the lines to shade it. Some people have asked me if I used a big stencil or projector... I'm not opposed to those tools but I enjoy the flexibility and control of being able to paint it freehand.
If you like what you see here, I am looking for more walls to paint! An eye-catching mural is a great way to draw customers to your business, and I offer competitive rates. Please contact me if you are interested in commissioning something! I am also interested in live painting at events.
I also create freehand halftones on paper and canvas using the same technique, click here to see them.