CROSSING ALL OVER
METHODS OF APPLICATION BY ANTISTATIK
The internationally renowned artist lives in Strasbourg, completing assignments and holding exhibitions in France, Germany, Belgium and Great Britain.
The main focus for his work on wall and canvas is on experimental Graffiti, an art form also known as Graffuturism.
The more I am transcending different genres of art, the more I have to be able to rely on the tools I´m using. In the course of my ongoing career as an artist I found out that MOLOTOW™ products are not only as superior in quality as promoted but also offer a multitude of application-possibilities which one wouldn´t think of in the first place. In this specific tutorial I want to show you by a single example what can be done when you keep your mind open and your creativity flowing.
But first things first – for this work I used MOLOTOW™ PREMIUM special paint, TRANSFORMER™- and Dripstick™-markers and ONE4ALL™-, TRANSFORMER™-, Dripstick™- and Masterpiece™-refills.
An unexpected lineup you might think, but perfectly fitting for what I was heading for. Maybe I should explain that these products are mixable to some degree – especially MOLOTOW™ PREMIUM can be mixed with many other inks and acryl-colors (not from other spray-cans though). To find out what goes with what takes time and the resulting experience data – therefore I always recommend to make some test runs when mixing different paints and inks to avoid unwanted results. I assure you that the endeavour will pay off sooner or later since it´s likely that you´ll learn tricks no one else will have in his sleeve!
Before I get started I always make sure that the surface is clean before applying the base coat. I also add spray paint only in thin layers to avoid unwanted drips and to make sure that the canvas is rollable when I´m done. Keep in mind that different paints need different amounts of time to dry! So much for the basics... .
Let´s go to the canvas:
As you can see I´m using MOLOTOW™ PREMIUM special paint to sketch my scene as well as to add the dominating colors I want in my final picture – a very fast way to work, which suits my methods perfectly (fig.1)! Don´t forget to shake the can before you use it.
In fig.2 I apply by hand TRANSFORMER™-ink to create a shadow. The still wet PREMIUM paint and the ink blend just perfectly – a very natural way to work with these products to me!
This detail needs an alternating pattern, the Dripstick™-marker with its fat drips provides for that... .(fig.3)
Let´s spice it up a bit. With a mix of Speedflow™- and red TRANSFORMER™-ink I create my own custom „deep red“ which gives the picture an almost 3-dimensional depth. (fig.4+5)
Do you see what a little bit of MOLOTOW™ PREMIUM can do? Such a great, yet easy to achieve effect! (fig.6)
Did you know that the ONE4ALL™- 30ml refill bottle can be used as a mini-dripstick? Here I´m going freestyle with it. I love how great the ONE4ALL™ paint covers - just look at these yellow and white lines! (fig.7+8)
A few more contrasting lines to outline the details and I´m done! (fig.9+10). All done in a heartbeat with the Dripstick™ charged with Speedflow™-ink.
Well, that´s it for now. Hopefully I was able to give you an idea of what my craft is about, to inspire you to get creative by yourself and to show you what MOLOTOW™ products can enable you to do!