Things You Will Need
- Paint of any color
Paint splats are usually the sign of sloppy work, but when artfully crafted they can be a desirable design element. Nickelodeon Networks based their logo on a paint splat for many years, and Jackson Pollack made an entire career in art with spattered paint.
If you have a spot that needs a messy accent, draw a paint splat to catch your viewer's eye.
- Draw a guideline circle for your splat. To make it appear that the paint hit the surface straight on, draw a perfect circle. For paint hitting the spot at an angle, draw an oblong shape.
- Mark the central point of the paint's impact. Draw radial guideline spokes of various lengths from the center beyond the edge of the circle.
- Draw smaller circles at the tips of the longer spokes. Draw curves to round out the edges where the center circle and the small circles meet the spokes.
- Draw in the outline. Erase the inner guidelines. Fill in the shape with colored paint of your choosing.