For two weeks, New York Central is having a sale, offering 50% off on some of their items. Despite living in the same neighborhood for two years, I've never been there before. However, I'll go anywhere for a good discount. And since Fight Night is coming up. it seemed like the perfect opportunity to grab supplies. Time to stock up!
I went on Friday, a week into the sale, and there was only one paint marker available. The clerk then informed me that the warehouse around the corner – also a part of New York Central – might have some more. I checked out the warehouse and unfortunately, they were cleared out.
To be honest, I was a little bummed at first but then my attention went to a stack of Montana spray paint cans, on sale of course. I was sold. I never used spray paint before but why not? – I'm getting into large scale drawings, with hopes of doing murals soon. I bought four in black, one in lime green.
I tested the cans out today on some drywall and learned how much I have to learn. It was difficult starting out because I'm used to holding a writing utensil tightly to create. You lose a lot of control with that transition – think of using your fingers and wrists vs. your whole arm. Also – another thing with spray paint is that there are a lot of techniques to remember. Needless to say, the desired effect you're going for will be much different than the outcome, at first. That's not a problem though and it was still fun, nonetheless. I'm learning something new, which will open doors to other projects I didn't think were possible. Playing with spray paint is definitely opening my mind.
The best part? I'm going to further develop my style with a new medium. In the process of spraying paint, I'm learning how to be more recognizable, but different from my peers. Thanks Crack Store....I mean New York Central!