Graffiti maestro Wizard performs one of his trademark user-requested graffiti demonstrations. In this video creates an even more compact design than usual, creating the word UZI in fairly standard graffiti-script and elaborating it with some splatter patterns and a hatted figure popping out from the corner. His speed and technique, especially working without a pre-drawing, are simply remarkable.
In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle plastic bottles and make decorative flower art. Start out by cutting around the cap of the bottle until the body is cut off. Then, cut small slits in the bottle until it's completely cut up. From here, you will spread these out so they are opened up like petals. Take different colored plastic bottles and repeat this process. When you're finished, you will then attach these together using heat and use them as decorative art for your wall! This is great...
By now we all know the slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." And many of us do just that every Sunday, visiting the recyling center to dump our latest fill of glass and plastic bottles.
This is a video tutorial on how to use stencils to airbrush amazing skulls. It's super easy!
Want a street smart and urban chic piece of art that absolutely no one else will have? Then either attempt the graffiti name tag in this tutorial or send it over to an artistic friend.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti alphabet. If you aren't familiar with drawing graffiti, this is a very personal type of drawing that you can do anyway you would like. Make the letters close together, but give them wide arches so they look bold. When you write out the alphabet, you will color the space between them black, and then shade the inside of them. It may be hard to see exactly what the letters are, but that is the fun with graffiti. Make it completely unique to you a...
To prepare a bedroom for walls to be painted, remove as much furniture and objects from the room. You can leave the larger furniture in the center of the room, covered. Fill in any holes or cracks in the wall with a patch. Also, remove any hardware or outlet plates from the wall. Next, place masking tape at the base boards so you can paint below the carpet level. Tim suggests using a drop cloth rather than a plastic cloth to cover the floor. Drop cloths last much longer and are more convenien...
A pretty cool graffiti character is a skull. It is intimidating and complex to draw. Skulls have been popular tattoos and tags for decades and are a perfect symbol for anarchy.
While it's debatable that this video will teach you to subvert consumerism and make people think for themselves, it is a handy guide to learn how to flypost, wheat paste, put up posters, or whatever you want to call it. Get your message, be it political, artistic, or anything else worth sharing with others, by pasting posters out on the town where people will see them and maybe even think about them. These guys might be anarchists, but you don't need to be. Watch this video urban art tutorial...
Here's how to make the new Krylon cans spray like the old cans did so that you can tag, spray graffiti and do space paintings. The can's new nozzle effects how the paint sprays and can interrupt your art.
Cool hats are one of the most effective ways of drawing attention to oneself, and this one is sure to do that. Plus, you make it yourself, which makes it even cooler. This video will show you how to make a cool cap out of duct tape, cardboard, and newspaper.
In this tutorial, we learn how to create stencil graffiti. First, take a picture and then separate into four layers. After you do this, you will draw out each layer and then cut each of them out. After you do this, synchronize all of the layers. Next, spray paint the background color. Last, you will add color to the actual picture then wait until it dries. This is a great idea for wall art for your home, and it adds a unique touch. Make sure to take your time with this when painting on the st...
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a gangster M&M graffiti character. Start out by drawing the eyes and the mouth for the character. Fill in the eyes and the mouth, then add in more details. Next, add in eyebrows to the M&M, then draw the body around the face. Draw a beanie hat on top of the head, then draw arms with a spray paint can in one of the hands. Add in the additional details for the hands and arms, then draw in the legs on the bottom. Add in the shoes, then finish with additiona...
During a Laneway Revitalization project some gang graffiti was encountered and replaced with vibrant art work. The event organizer is a Toronto Police Officer who volunteers for the not for profit organization-The Ontario Gang Investigators Association. In this video an explanation of gang graffiti is offered. The organization Notogangs.org is comprised of sworn members of all areas of law enforcement who network regularly in the mandate of the prevention, intervention and suppression of crim...
Want a slick school binder to set yourself apart from your friends? Check out this sweet little tutorial and learn how to make a school binder out of duct tape. You'll need a roll of duct tape and a passion to create.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a graffiti mop. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. The materials required for this task are: a small bottle, syringe, whiteboard rubber and ink. Begin by placing the ink in the small bottle using the syringe. Then roll up the whiteboard rubber and place it in the small bottle. Make sure that the whiteboard rubber completely covers the top of the bottle and fits tightly. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy art and drawin...
In one of his simpler videos, Wizard teaches us how to draw a vaguely Italian-looking graffiti character holding a spraycan in each hand. A good place to start for the novice graffiti artists among you to word on your tagging skills.
Wizard quite simply refuses to stop being online video's premier pen-and-paper graffiti artist. His prolific video output manifests itself here in a thick-pen drawing of the grandaddy of the the graffiti artist's toolkit: the noble spraycan. This particular can looks even meaner than most! Even his splatter highlights are remarkably precise, and as always the quality of his work inspiring and unimpeachable.
To some, graffiti is an art form that can only be expressed on the streets to share with everyone around there. To others, it's nothing more than a stupid way to deface property and cause the city to spend thousands of dollars to clean up. Either way, it take a certain skill set to come up with some great looking graffiti. This tutorial will give those aspiring taggers or artists an idea of how to draw the alphabet graffiti style. Enjoy!
Graffiti even Grandma would approve of (ok, for some of you maybe that's a turn off...). How about... graffiti that is good for the environment and you (non-toxic), as well as preservative of the past (architecture, etc).
Just a few years back, spray cans glorified their artists, writing reputations in stone with florid colors and extreme street stylization. These days, though, graffiti artists are increasingly glorifying spray cans, the very tools of their art and, for some, livelihood.
Do you remember the Snorks? If not, they were a cheap knock-off of the Smurfs, but the setting took place in the ocean and they had long tubes at the top of their heads. Why is this important? Well in the tutorial above, you'll find out how to draw a character with graffiti bubble letters. That character happens to resemble that of a Snork. So good luck and have a snorky day. Enjoy!
This how-to video tutorial shows how to make a placard or card out of PCB copper board. Learn how to remove the copper from a piece of PCB leaving behind the desired text in the copper finish for a fancy text.
Swedish graffiti artist Akay's latest “Instrument of Mass Destruction” is Robo-Rainbow, self-described as a "complicated technical solutions to aide in a simple act of vandalism.”
Paper Donut is a collaborative graffiti project between Justine Ricaud and Alexis Facca. The French duo paint geometrical illusions as urban art (with the exception of the gallery installation below). They've also posted some detail shots that give you some sense of how it was done.
If you've ever sewn or worked with fabric, you know what no matter how great that shirt turns out it must be hemmed (raw edges sealed with a stitch) in order for your work to last. The same principle goes for delicate duct tape art.
What do you get when you comebine graffiti, a spray can, and a lean and mean street urchin? Well, according to graffiti artist Wizard, you get a very gangsta looking spray can with an arrow-shaped goatee.
This video demonstration shows established graffiti artist Wizard creating a tag of the name SESA. It features a figure in the background sticking his middle finger thorough the second S in the name. The elaborations around the letters and the types of curves he used in this particular design have little bit of a Japanese flair to them, a different sort of style for Wizard, but one that this master of graffiti tags handles with the same skill with which he handles all of his other tag designs.
Remember the magical LED graffiti video "paint"? Here's another cool LED graffiti design by Aissa Logerot.
This is how to airbrush the rivet effect.
This graffiti/drawing tutorial finally gives spraycans, the weapon of choice of graffiti artists everywhere, the respect they deserve. With the power to make a beautiful picture on what would otherwise be an ugly concrete wall or to create a sociopolitical statement that changes the world, spraycans are integral to a graffiti artist's success.
This video demonstrates painting a surreal fantasy space scene with spray paint. It also focuses on spray casso, a wet on wet spray painting technique, and explains it in depth in this video tutorial.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character. First, make a circle, then draw long triangles for eyes and a mouth plus a rectangular shaped body with very large feet. Then, draw in the arms with large hands and draw a hat on the top of the head. Then, fill in the color for eyebrows and fill in the pupils. After this, outline the character with a darker pencil or a black marker and fill in details for the outfit, like pants and a long sleeved shirt. To fini...
If you're interested in doing more with your graffiti, this tutorial can be one way out of many. In this video tutorial, you'll find out how to blend colors with your graffiti markers. It can make for a more colorful and interesting piece of work that is sure to stand out. So good luck and enjoy!
Spraycans filled with paint have been the graffiti artist's chosen medium of artistic creation since the street/urban art form began. Graffiti artists utilize spray cans daily to create sociopolitical commentary and to animate their work, so why not give these important tools a chance to shine on their own for once?
Cholowiz13 demonstrates how to draw an anamorphic spray can character, which can inspire your own cartoon characters for any artistic purpose. Without using any words, Cholowiz13 demonstrates the creation of a cartoon spray can character by starting with the eyes and mouth. He keeps the face simple and adjusts the body of the spray can to show action while fitting the face. A few simple curves form the hands and fingers. But for the best expression, add shading (especially inside the mouth, a...
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti lettering. To do this, you will use a pen and draw out your letters adding a graffiti flare to them. Do not draw regular letters, these have outlines and a flare out to the ends of them. This is very similar to the graffiti you will see written outside, but used with spray paint. Fill in the middles of the letters, then draw lines around it to make it look like it's standing off of the paper. use a marker to outline the sides of the letters so e...
Whether you are interested in graffiti, graffiti-style fine art, or just looking to learn more about spray painting this video is for you. It gives a quick overview of the several spray paint tips and the different lines they produce.
Learn how to turn your street art alive using dripping ink in motion and some basic computer equipment. Graffiti Research Lab is an amazing resource in NYC that promotes and organizes graffiti art and artists. Hats off to these guys! This video is a great watch and you don't need to be a graffiti artist to appreciate or enjoy it.
Need a little help drawing a king's crowns? In this graffiti tutorial, learn how to draw an animated crown for your next graffiti masterpiece!