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Al-Bachacha / آلبخاحة (The Spray Can): 1

This is the first in what I hope will become a regular format.

The last post on this blog briefly describes my first time to use only spray paint to create artwork in the framework of a workshop inviting some of the best and the greatest in Egyptian and German Street art.  Somewhere along the line, watching those two masters of cans, El Seed and Case, I realised that practice must make a lot better, even if the light colors by German Monatana paint is too thin.

Since that time, I've been engaging in mad amounts of practice, forming lines and shapes and beginners luck.

So, in celebration of the fun had with cans in the privacy of my flat, have some abstract shapes and colours (and a couple of stencils):


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