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...
Members of the Chicago area gang the Latin Kings explaining their language of symbols and codes expressed through graffiti.
We don't remember much about the 1984 movie "Gremlins," but we do remember the adorable protagonist/lead Gremlin Gizmo! Who can forget his big, pleading eyes, doll-like stature and chubby tummy? Our four-year-old selves swooned over the fantasy that we could own our very own Gizmo as a pet. Unfortunately for us, our pipe dreams went bust when we discovered that Gizmo shockingly wasn't real, but at least we can still recall the tender days of yore by drawing this Gizmo character.
Contrary to popular belief, graffiti doesn't have to be all tough names, tough tags, and tough gansters. In fact, you can draw just about any subject you want using the graffiti style in order to make it look cooler and more street beautiful. But don't take our word for it.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw smile now cry later clowns. Start off by drawing a large laughing mouth with the tongue inside of it. Next, draw the eyes and then the nose and chin. Draw the eyebrows on the clown so it looks like a clown, with makeup on the eyes and face. After this, add details to the tongue and fill in the back of the mouth with black shading. After this, draw neighboring clowns the same way as the first, just changing up facial features to make them different. This ...
Are you still one of those boring folks who use duct tape only as it's recommended, i.e. for taping stuff together? Well, get ready to be enlightened - while organizing your life a little bit - by watching this innovative duct tape tutorial.
Share your Mexican pride or simply make a cool graffiti tag of your friend Mex by watching this graffiti tutorial by Wizard. Wizard shows you how to do a basic graffiti version of the word "Mex."
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!
The spraycan is the most important tool in most graffiti artists arsenal, and is often depicted in the tags themselves. This video from graffiti master Wizard demonstrates how to draw a skull / spraycan / pimp character with a menacing sneer on its bony face and a cane in its hand. Follow this demonstration done in black marker to improve your tagging skills before you take it to the street.
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.
This is a simple video on spray painting a moon.
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...
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.
Step 1: Draw Horizontal Lines for Uniform Size Overall Hi, This is a tutorial video to write your name in Graffiti.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a gangster graffiti ET character. Start out by drawing the eyebrows and the hat, then draw down to make the eyes. After this, draw in the details of the eyes, then make the nose and the mouth. From here, create the head and the neck, as well as the rest of the body. Draw on large pants that look baggy on the legs and a large collared shirt. One hand should be in the pocket and the other should be facing out with a finger on a spray paint can. From here, ...
You've probably seen millions of caricatures, or drawings that exaggerate reality by either over or under emphasizing a person's traits (so former president Bill Clinton would have a really big chin and Christina Ricci would have a really prominent forehead).
How about dem apples? Well, according to graffiti artist Wizard, who shows you how to create a graffiti tag of "dem," dem apples are pretty good looking.
Tattoo hearts show you're tough and street smart but are secretly a cuddly teddy bear. Toughen this eternal symbol of love by watching this drawing tutorial on sketching a tattoo heart originally drawn by Ice T (Reckless). With thickly loaded spikes and a smaller heart formed by these spikes below the main heart, this is one guarded spring of affection.
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!
Graffiti isn't all about words and numbers, the style can also be used to draw cartoon characters. There are different ways to help tell when something is a graffiti styled cartoon. So check out the tutorial above to find out more on how to draw a graffiti style devil. Enjoy!
We've seen several examples of light graffiti on WonderHowTo (1, 2, 3), but this one is truly eerily beautiful. Australian photographer Denis Smith pushes the envelope with his project Ball of Light.
This video by Wizard demonstrates how to draw a graffiti design that he specifically describes as easy. For the novice tagging artists out there, this video is a great place to start improving your design and drawing skills in pen. Get to practicing!
Wizard is back in the house once again, this time teaching us how to draw a skull spraycan, or what it might look like if one of your spraycans was possessed by a demon other than yourself. Quick, simple, and stylish, practice it and watch your tag skills improve!
The enigmatic, the inimitable, the sublimely talented Wizard is in the house, this time demonstrating for us how to draw a beautiful Latina kneeling with her arm on her elbow. This type of figure is somewhat atypical for Wizard, but his graffiti penmanship knows no limits, and he executes the work with all of the style and virtuosity that we have come to expect from this master of his craft.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to get more out of your spray cans. This is useful if you want to make the most out of the money spent on these purchases. These spray cans are very useful for painting objects that would be harder with the traditional bus. First, follow the directions on the spray can. It should say to turn it upside down and spray it until it runs clear. This keeps the tips clear. If the can is old, you can carefully remove the tip from the can and drop it in paint t...
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!
This is just telling you how to make the Krylon 360 spray paints spray in a dot instead of in lines so that you can use them for your spray paint grafitti art. This is a crucial tip for grafitti artists, craft queens and anyone using spray paint that could use a dot spray.
Basic airbrushing techniques are demonstrated in this video. These little tricks will help you master airbrushing.
Check out this video that will teach you how to make a double meaning sticker from reflective tape. The hidden message is barely visible with the naked eye but is illuminated with the flash of a camera.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a scary character. First, draw the outline with a hat and a cape. After this, use your pencil to color the inside of the hat and the face (except the eyes) completely black. From here, you will shade in the hat by blending in the pencil with your finger. From here, you will color in the bow on the front of the cape and then shade in the sides and the top and bottom of the cape. Use your finger to blend in the pencil and then smudge it around the front of...
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...
In this video, we learn how to draw a graffiti character. Start out by drawing two large eyes with small pupils at the bottom of them. Next, you will draw a nose and a mouth with pointed teeth. From here, you will draw the head around this and the jaw line for the mouth. Shade in the mouth and add lines to the face, then draw graffiti letters for the name of the character right underneath it. When you draw the letters, make sure to drag the letters out to make them flare more and stand out. W...
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a gangster graffiti couple. First, draw in the eyes on the piece of paper. Then, draw in the nose and the mouth, adding in details to make it look more realistic. Draw in the hair for the woman, then draw in the details for the man's face right next to the woman's. Draw in the rest of the face, then add in the hair with a band around the head. Draw an arm coming from the side of the woman and another on the neck of the man to show them hugging. Add in de...
In this tutorial we learn how to draw graffiti. Graffiti can be done in hundreds of different ways, depending on your taste and your abilities. Remember when you draw on graph paper that it will help your letters stay to scale so you have a more even looking word or letter. Also, when you draw your characters you want to draw them with large features and exaggerated clothing, so it gives the gangster loose clothing look. Use a brush pen to create a flared effect and shade in around the letter...
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.
How can duct tape be magical? When it you turn it into a magical duct tape wallet. The "magical" part of the wallet is that it can be flipped around to reveal a secret compartment.
South African born artist Robin Rhode combines street art with optical trickery, resulting in a cumulation of performance, graffiti, drawing, film and photography.
Forget about art imitating life; abstract and caricaturized expression is the way to go (and definitely the wave of the future).
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a smiling graffiti style face. First, start off by drawing the nose, eyes, and eyebrows. Then, draw the large open mouth and hair at the top of the head. Make sure to add in ears and large teeth when you draw the character. Then, shade around the individual teeth so it looks like gums. Then, fill in the eyebrows and hair individually. After this, make two lines underneath the nose so it looks more realistic, then sign your name next to your graffiti face...