I was recently commissioned to create the above graffiti style painting of the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way". My client Kristy had seen a similar painting in a local gallery, but the size and price were not right for her, so I took the challenge to paint her one for her living room.
I got a 48x48 canvas at the art supply store, and using my acrylic paints and medium created a spatter/drip background painting.
Next, I used a blue paint pen to begin drawing on the bubble font letters to the words of the song.
Then, I began painting in each line of the lyrics in the negative space created by the lettering.
This step was the most tedious. I added some paint texture to the top of some of the lines, and used some oil-based paint pens to outline the lyrics when I finished coloring in the lines. In total the painting took me about 30 hours to complete.