The Dos and Don’ts of Painting a Mural with Meggs

At this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, we met up with Melbourne-based graffiti artist Meggs, whose real name is David Hooke, to marvel at his live painting skills and learn the Dos and Don’ts of creating a mural. With a background in drawing, cartoons, sci-fi films and skateboarding, Meggs’s creations successfully merge these childhood fascinations with the travel and cultural influences he’s accumulated over the years.

Easily one of Australia’s most progressive and committed street and contemporary artists, Meggs’s 10 tips for painting a mural are valuable for rookies and veterans alike. Read on for Meggs’s expert advice.

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