Home » Articles » Blog » Reskew’s Graffiti tutorial #1 acrylics & paint brush technique Reskew’s Graffiti tutorial #1 acrylics & paint brush technique September 2, 2019 Skye Waelchi 100 Articles, Blog If you’re watching this, you’re probably wondering the same thing that i was wondering about 10 years ago Tags: acc, acrylic, all city crew, art, graffiti, graffiti art, graffiti help, graffiti instructional, graffitti, grafiti, grafitti, hoe, how to graffiti, hvordan, italia, miles wickham, napoletano, napoli, paintbrushing, painting, pittando, reskew, spraypaint, spraypainting, this, Tips, tricks, watching, youre, графіті, Как граффити, как да графити, איך הגרפיטי, どのように落書きのような, 如何塗鴉, 如何涂鸦hvernig graffiti, 落書き, 落書きチュートリアル Previous: CONFUSED? 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Reply #10b61Z5 NPC says: March 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reskew I your tutorial really is helping, My lines are really sloppy and I was getting tired of wasting ink so I looked your stuff up. Thanks Reply CAN Control says: April 1, 2012 at 2:57 am Your dad and you sound the exact same!!! Reply Tina Marie says: April 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm Thank you… that was really helpful!!!! Reply whippet lad says: May 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm i really like it i have never opened my mind to painting with brushes i thought just spray paint Reply evan says: May 11, 2012 at 7:05 am Do smooth curves and and good proportionate letters come with time/experience or is there a trick? Reply paria sinaian says: July 23, 2012 at 7:50 am in graffiti u gotta squeeze letters toghter Reply David Petraz says: August 15, 2012 at 5:59 am Man i like how genuine your videos feel. great help Reply BlackProductionInc says: September 11, 2012 at 11:29 am Awesome, thanks a lot 🙂 It is indeed better to be loved than feared. Reply Myusernameistakenwtf says: September 18, 2012 at 2:49 am wow this is AMAZING. I wanna try. Reply Jose Martinez says: September 19, 2012 at 12:28 am where do u get latex paint from?? Reply Miles Wickham says: September 19, 2012 at 4:29 am hardware stores, like lowes or home depot. regular indoor/outdoor house paint is latex paint. Reply ian shaak says: September 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm what is the cheapest store to buy the stuff that you need or online Reply WAVE FRANKO says: October 23, 2012 at 12:51 am you was really lost at 4:27 wtf Reply Jose Garcia says: November 29, 2012 at 3:25 am Got stuff you should make a tutorial of Wildstyle graffiti Reply Miles Wickham says: November 30, 2012 at 7:48 am Thanks. I do have a wildstyle tutorial with basic ideas. Reply Jose Garcia says: December 3, 2012 at 7:23 am Okay fosho Reply Tex Wilson says: December 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm how long have u been wrighting and when did u start wrighting these techniques are really hepful thenks man apreciate it Reply Tarek Bassem says: December 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm nice man but hey …. iam not really a big fan of brushes and this faculty of arts stuff …. Reply raye Silva says: December 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm do you think that umm you can paint a wall with graffiti of just paint not spray paint. and if so how? Reply Miles Wickham says: December 28, 2012 at 11:19 pm If you dont mind answering, why not? I thought i didnt like brush paints when i didnt know how to use them. Once i figured out how to make good use of them, i came to like them a lot for different reasong. Reply Miles Wickham says: December 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm Yes. A cheap way is to use house paint. If you go to Lowes or Home Depot, they tend to have pints and gallons that were mixed to the wrong color by accident, they call it "OOPS" paint. They sell a pint for $2 and a gallon for $5, which usually costs 15-25 bucks. Stock up on some different colors and buy one or 2 brushes. Id say get a big brush and a smaller one for details. Of course it will take lots of skill and experience to make it look good, but its not different from spraypaint. Reply james Wu says: February 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm This tutorial helped me a lot ! could you make a tutorial on how to add 3d on a piece ? Reply Miles Wickham says: February 23, 2013 at 4:22 am Great! Look through my videos, you will find one on 3D and shadowing. ITs a real simple concept. Reply Le Kon says: February 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm he looks like freddy krüger Reply Nesk Oner says: February 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm Have you ever been caught? Reply Heather Breault says: February 24, 2013 at 5:45 am You know that when you do graffiti art with spray, use a lot of cardboard, metal or plastic pieces, junk to create lines, curves, etc… it is multilpy layers, stencils and using ur finger and the angle of the can. my advice… let go..use other utencils. Van Gogh used a sorts of crazy shit to paint with, including pulling out his hair and making a brush from it. Reply PIET PRADA says: February 27, 2013 at 9:47 am inspiring, btw really liked the painting at the end of that radio thing Reply Miles Wickham says: February 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm Thank you!! Reply Miles Wickham says: February 27, 2013 at 8:22 pm yes Reply Nesk Oner says: March 2, 2013 at 7:22 am so how it's? Did u pay these muthafuckas? Reply Miles Wickham says: March 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm Had to pay a small court fee for every case. The felony charge cost a bit more. Also did a lot fo community service. Usually 5-10 days. 50 days for one case. Reply Joe Gembe says: March 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm Can one use any kind of spray paint? Reply Nesk Oner says: March 4, 2013 at 9:09 am lucky. We have to pay them 1/4 part of average salary, the 2nd time you can visit jail (if u'r 18+) Reply Miles Wickham says: March 5, 2013 at 5:42 am You mean for the rest of your life? Reply desdeja brown says: March 8, 2013 at 1:30 am I did that man Reply Miles Wickham says: March 15, 2013 at 3:53 am Yeah, cheap paint can limit your options to executing your work, though with enough experience, you can make use of it. I just wouldnt trust cheap paint to last on an outdoor wall. I wouldnt sell any work using it either. If the paint fades, youll have an unhappy customer and poor reputation. Reply Derick Yung says: April 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm Question how come u only made a single letter why not the whole name?? Reply Miles Wickham says: April 13, 2013 at 3:33 am nothing more was necessary to share the ideas in this video. Reply Nothing Nice 2 Say says: April 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm the bob ross of graffiti! Reply Miles Wickham says: April 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm I do not know…. Reply edgar castillo says: May 14, 2013 at 4:03 am do you have any tips on sharp/ wildstyle graffiti? Reply Miles Wickham says: May 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm I have a wildstyle tutorial ( #7) which can give you an idea of an approach. Ultimately it will just take tons of practice for you, so you can develop skills, techniques, and understndings so you can explore your self-expression with your own process. When practicing this or any style, have the intention to execute that style or look, but be open to it coming out any way you want. If you do that, youll see why it is helpful in time. If youre attached to an outcome youll end up miserable Reply Miles Wickham says: May 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm Correction: be open to it coming out any way it happens to naturally; let each moment affect your decisions, rather than being too stuck on the idea you had before you started the sketch. Reply qinza khan says: May 25, 2013 at 12:56 am Can u please make more videos? Reply Miles Wickham says: May 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm Haha yes! I have a new "motivational talk" ready to load. Reply Andrew says: May 31, 2013 at 4:34 pm great advice at the end thumbs up Reply NookForBooks LovesBooks says: June 2, 2013 at 2:25 am alright can you please make a video of spraypainting? im a girl and i really love the art of graffiti but i dont know how to spray paint :/ my parents are letting me spray paint on my room but im scared i might mess up!! please help Reply Miles Wickham says: June 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm I have some spraying videos. click my name to see all the videos. I will tell you though that if you dont know how to spraypaint youre not going to be able to do anything masterful on your first try. The spraycan itself takes a lot of practice getting used to. Also, it is HIGHLY TOXIC, spraying indoors is the most dangerous. I suggest you dont do it at all. Practice with spraypaint outdoors, wearing a respirator, and paint your room with acrylic paints. I have tutorials for that as well! Reply Kerwin Teh says: June 10, 2013 at 6:35 am I really love your arts. I hope I can get more advices from you. You speak clearly and you do it step-by-step. Awesome men! Need to learn from you. Reply Kerwin Teh says: June 10, 2013 at 6:39 am Where can I buy caps? I don't know where to buy. Reply Miles Wickham says: June 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm Awesome, i am glad this helps! Check out all my videos, subscribe for new ones, and feel free to ask questions any time! Reply Σαββίδης Σπάρτακος says: July 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm Music please? XD Reply Miles Wickham says: July 13, 2013 at 2:23 am Its in the video description. Reply Saki Akane says: July 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm Great help video… I am wondering do you have some budget brand acrylic paint and brush good use to suggest? Reply Miles Wickham says: July 17, 2013 at 3:46 am THanks! Usually the art-store brands are the best price. I get the BLick, Utrecht and Pearl brands. Sometimes they have better deals when ordering from their websites. just count in the shipping cost. Reply DarkINsides06 says: July 18, 2013 at 10:06 am You given me so much insight, thanks, you're better teacher then most on youtube when comes to street art/graffiti, no b.s. just sharing knowledge. Reply Miles Wickham says: July 20, 2013 at 4:41 am Hey. Thats normal. I have gone through it. Explore more! Push on through the unpleasant experiences. Dont expect it to take you on an exciting roller coaster journey. Things can only bring you rewards when you bring YOURSELF to them fully. Commitment. Try different styles and different mediums. Be prepared to do a lot of work, in which you may feel lost, bored, angry, frustrated. It is your journey that will bring you to fulfillment. Have you watched my new video where i am just speaking? Reply Miles Wickham says: July 20, 2013 at 4:44 am Stop expecting. Trust. Nobody can have a constant high, unless they take a drug constantly, which will kill them fast. Usually these experiences are the gateway to a breakthrough. but how long it will take and how it will happen, we cannot know. ITs unique for everyone. Just dont give up. Who knows, you might find a different form of creative expression you prefer. Dont look for it, just allow it to come through you. I now love abstract painting, and i love acting. Reply Miles Wickham says: July 20, 2013 at 4:53 am Glad to hear it, man!! Thanks! Reply Miles Wickham says: July 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm no, and nobody should tell you what to do. Im saying do it for the process, cus you never know what will interest you next. If you like graffiti, dedicate yourself to it now. I still enjoy graffiti, a lot, though i feel more fulfilled doing abstract paintings for the most part. Thats MY journey Reply madrecka says: August 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm You did awsome Reply hardhead208 says: August 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm I like your outlook on graff…SOLID! Reply Christian Putter says: September 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm Hi when i try and paint it looks very streaky and you can see the white canvas, i do add layers but it still no where near as smooth as like in the video. Do i add more water?? Reply Miles Wickham says: September 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm The paint is transparent? If youre using yellow, red, or some other colors, the lower quality brands will come out transparent. Are you using a synthetic bristle brush or natural? Natural is brownish and rough, synthetic has perfectly smooth bristles. U want to use synthetic for acrylic. Reply Miles Wickham says: September 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm Tell me what brand and what colors youre using, and about what ratio of water:paint you are using. Reply Miles Wickham says: September 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm thanks dude Reply joedylan2020 says: September 8, 2013 at 1:03 am You helped me free my mind of all misconceived notions i had about this art form. Its not about getting things right the first time. its about going with the flow! Thanks. Reply Miles Wickham says: September 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm Great realization! Yeah man Reply tidycat4 says: September 21, 2013 at 2:34 am at the art stores they sell high-pigment ink in colors. 'FW' is the brand i use. it's a similar consistency to india ink, but comes in blue, red, yellow etc. i find that using this stuff instead of water to thin out acrylic paint helps retain the color saturation while working with brushes and paint markers. Reply Miles Wickham says: October 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm Ever make mistakes in life? Lets make them birds. Yeah, theyre birds now. Reply Miles Wickham says: October 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm Thats great, thanks for the tip. I guess i wouldnt have thought of that because i almost always paint really large. One bottle would barely cover 5 strokes in my paintings haha Reply Cintia Kolozsvari says: December 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm what paint do you use? Reply FXTK x says: December 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm Hi, i've currently sketched out a large piece on my wall and i'm also in the making of a mural. I'm probably not going to use spray cans as my can control has never been tested before, can you recommend any other methods? Reply donta smith says: January 2, 2014 at 8:33 am Your art good teach me Reply donta smith says: January 2, 2014 at 8:33 am Your art good teach me Reply DiAna Crawford says: January 13, 2014 at 6:50 am Straight Motivation!!! Your work is dope. I love the small doses of inspiration you spoke in between direction. I totally screwed up a piece because I was trying to get to the outcome, forgetting the experience. I've subbed and will be checking out all your vids! Signed, I'm new to this =) Reply TyRu_ says: June 17, 2014 at 7:02 am You don't need a brush ..just diffrent size caps Reply Mister G says: March 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm Yea Yea Helpful Tips!! Reply TANK's Ego says: June 6, 2015 at 7:41 am This. Is literally the first useful video I've found on YouTube about getting started. Thank you bro lol. Reply Yan Sozonov says: July 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm hey ive been doing graffiti for roughly 2 years. Ive gotten good at throwies and stuff like that, but im having alot of trouble with wildstyle, getting angry when i see other peoples art then thinking mine is crap! If you could give me some tips on wildstyle? Reply Ramona Gutierrez says: August 10, 2015 at 1:21 am just starting my first wall thanks for tips ….close to 60 and my kids think mom has lost her marbles….. emancipate yourself from mental slavery…..imagine Reply I AM SCIENTIFIC says: August 20, 2015 at 11:40 am Hi Reskew. I dig your videos, and am grateful for your sharing these. This video is the reason why I decided to pick up acrylics when devising my Urban Science style, a few years ago. My Urban Science series is urban art inspired by the visual style of cold war propaganda art – and acrylics are great at conveying the crisp clear colors of the two styles combined (vs. the smooth fades of spray paint). Thank you very much! Reply RUB BRG says: September 2, 2015 at 11:38 am dude , any line you draw can lead you to something or to somewhere , keep doing it ! Reply Steve Zack says: March 12, 2016 at 12:03 am Ace video many thanks Reply Chaddyfynn Perkins says: May 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm Really helpful, thx! Reply Boomer One says: June 2, 2016 at 4:46 am Hey, thank you so much for this! I've been thinking of developing my own style, and this really helped on getting to know how to use paints instead of spraypaint. New, stupid, and no mentor, but at least this gave me a start! Reply Hyrum Moriyama says: September 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm This is AWESOME! Just found you, my grade 12 art students are about to start graffiti, so stoked to show them this. Reply Jeneva Patterson says: November 5, 2017 at 8:39 am middle aged mom trying to get her 13 year old motivated – he wants to try… this is REALLY HELPFUL, thanks – Reply Jennie Avis says: November 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm I’m a Mom that is trying to paint Graffiti on her sons bedroom wall for his YouTube channel. Here’s what I got so far. Scared to finish. Any suggestions? IMG_8283.HEIC Reply Matthew Keyes says: July 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm Thank you for making these videos. Very helpful and articulate. I battel perfectionism, this helped me loosen up and be more creative. Reply efdeu licera says: September 14, 2018 at 3:16 am Thanks mate Reply NotYour AverageZombie says: September 19, 2018 at 11:25 am hahaha, nice video broooo ..tnx..and good thoughts too, agreed wit everything u've said Reply Angelica Salazar says: November 4, 2018 at 2:50 am Your work is great, thank you for explaining it the way you do and for telling about yourself and how you deal with mistakes. You are an awesome artist. Reply Bea Agle says: December 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm Breath taking. I don't know why graffiti isn't used all over the world to inspire our day or night. I wish I could do this, I've tried, but I can't reach that point of freedom but I am so glad others can. Thank you. Gloriously elevating every mind that sees it. Reply Alma Martinez says: January 10, 2019 at 9:09 pm What kind of acrylic paint do you use? Student grade paint and paint markers say they’ll discolor in the sun… I’m not a graffitti artist but I’m an illustrator, so bold colors and lines are also up my alley. Reply E boy Esp says: January 23, 2019 at 9:13 pm I hope your better now cuz this is just terrible bro Reply Rob Bosselman says: July 28, 2019 at 10:17 pm Please don’t. Graff starts on the streets with tags guy. Learn the basics you hippie moron Reply Kat's Witches and Brew says: August 21, 2019 at 1:37 am Nice Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.