The red splatter is supposed to be blood flying, because he's a bear with chainsaws for arms. I don't entirely understand what people are saying about the abstract work. It's non-representational for the most part. I'm creating the work in real time. I make conscious decisions that effect the outcome. I get unpredictable results sometimes, but that's part of the media and the technique. I know how to do certain things to get certain outcomes and my intuition is the judge of what goes on. With that said, almost every piece like that is an experiment of what I can do with it, but if it's not interesting to view, that's something else.
Working with 99% spray paint, I throw some of those effects into the background of other pieces to make them interesting and to add a little style. The Jimmy Fallon portrait, for instance, doesn't have a lot of splatter but it's there, and it may give or take to the image, but I didn't want a plain, splotchy metalic-blue background on it. I was working with the materials and paint provided to me on that commission though. I'd have gone for a lighter grey and a flat blue.
I do need to work more on my composition and my color use should be getting better now that I've got the excess funds to stock up an a variety of paint. The transition between design and traditional (as traditional as stencil art on canvas is) is a little weird at the moment, but I'm trying to use both of them to improve my comprehension and ability with the other.
My latest piece...