CREATIVE FLOW – ARTISTS AT WORK

Headlining today's post - artist FDKL at work

Headlining today’s post – artist FDKL at work

It is a pleasure when one encounters street art and takes a few moments to examine and appreciate it.

Charm City Streets finds there is even more excitement when one comes across the street artist at work and takes the time to observe and study her/him in action. One gains an appreciation for the steps the artist takes: preparing her/his “brick canvas”; sketching the outline; applying the first layer of paint; using colors, fine lines, shading and shadowing  to create depth and dimension in the artwork; etc.

It is fascinating to discover how each step builds upon the previous one. Sometimes you the viewer experience an intriguing aha moment. The artist will add a bit of detail, and you realize “oh yeah, that belongs there; but how did the artist know?”

At the recent Bushwick Block Party in Brooklyn, Charm City Streets spent several days documenting the artists at work and now shares those behind-the-scene images with you:

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The pattern outline of the mosaic by Celso Gonzalez

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Work progresses

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Work on WORK continues

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Celso Gonzalez at work on his mosaic for the Bushwick Collective

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Work and play – a couple dances past the mosaic by Celso Gonzalez

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Damien Mitchell begins to outline his mural for the Bushwick Collective

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Painting on the mural components

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At the end of the first day

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Double-checking the color scheme

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Laying down the last layer

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Adding critical detail

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Damien Mitchell for the Bushwick Collective

Danielle Mastrion at work

Danielle Mastrion at work on her mural for the Bushwick Collective

Danielle Mastrion at work

Who needs a ladder?

Danielle Mastrion photographs her new mural

Given the ephemeral nature of street art, artists document their work.

Mugging for the camera

Mugging for the camera

Danielle Mastrion for the Bushwick Collective

Danielle Mastrion for the Bushwick Collective

Dasic Fernandez

Buffing over Buff Monster – Dasic Fernandez begins his mural for the Bushwick Collective

Dasic Fernandez

Spraying on the next layer of paint

Dasic Fernandez

Doggone, that’s looking good

Dasic Fernandez

Creating street art can be a balancing act

Dasic Fernandez

Dasic Fernandez for the Bushwick Collective

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The outline of the mural by FDKL

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FDKL for the Bushwick Collective

Sketch of Mr. Increditoro by Lola the Illustrator

Sketch of Mr. Increditoro by Lola the Illustrator

Lola the Illustrator at work

Lola the Illustrator at work

Jumping for joy

Jumping for joy

Lola the Illustrator at work

Painting on the next details

A reflection of her talent and art

A reflection of her talent and art

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Nychos and Lolo.ys discuss their next steps

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Lolo.ys spraying on shading and shadow detail

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Mugging for the camera

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Collaboration by Nychos and Lolo.ys for the Bushwick Collective

Sipros

Sipros starting his mural for the Bushwick Collective

Sipros

Laying down the next layer of paint

Sipros

Part of the concept behind his mural

Sipros

The young super-hero is almost complete

Sipros

Work begins on the second half of his mural

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You the man; no, you the man – talking with local legend BG183 of Tats Cru

Sipros

Checking the flow of paint

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Reminiscent of Nipper, the RCA dog

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Almost done

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The teddy bear & balloons complete the mural – Sipros for the Bushwick Collective

 


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