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  Top graffiti tips from the expert!
Updated 05 August 2002, 16.16
David Fenton: he's no toy
David Fenton's illegal graffiti'ing days are behind him.

Now he's an aerosol artist and shows kids how to use art positively instead of just messing up bus shelters.

Here are his top tips on making sure yours isn't whack.


  • Can control is everything. It's tough to learn but it means no drips.

    Showing it how it should be done

  • How do you get thin lines? Pull-back - a light touch on the pressure is the hardest thing to learn but then everything is much easier to do.

  • Not too small. You have to think big with spray paint. Do it on something (preferably a board) at least 8ft by 4 ft.

  • Use bold colours.

  • Don't always use "real" colours. Black hair can always be blue.

  • Tagging used to be called bombing.

    A shine

  • Piecing means your work as in masterpiece.

  • Shines: these look like stars. You spray a circle then vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines through it.

  • Practice practice practice: otherwise it'll be whack and people will know you're a toy.


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