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How To: Make dripping ink street art

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.

How To: Draw a graffiti character

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...

How To: Draw a graffiti alphabet

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...

How To: Draw a graffiti-style clown

Wizard is back, and manages to outdo himself in this virutouso display of graffiti skills. In this video he turns his tremendous skills to drawing a clown head, but ups the ante by eschewing his usual technique of pre-drawing in pencil and going straight to permanent inks (sharpie and fabric pen). Rembrandt would be proud.

How To: Draw graffiti

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...

How To: Draw a graffiti character

This video illustrate us how to draw a graffiti character. Here are the following steps:Step 1: First of all take a paper and start drawing a semi circle and then from this semi circle draw another semicircle bigger then the previous one.Step 2: Now draw two oval within the semicircle and one small square showing the face and the belly of the character.Step 3:Now draw two lines sideways to the character and draw a small circle on these lines showing a tree.Step 4: Now write free hand letters ...

How To: Draw a spikey, mischevious graffiti character

In this video, we learn how to draw a spiky and mischievous graffiti character. Start off by drawing the face and head, giving spikes for the hair. Make an angry face on the character, then draw him holding a spray paint can out in front of him. Draw the rest of the body, then make another spray paint can in the other hand. Next, draw the legs with baggy pants on them, and a loose t-shirt. After this, add a small pointy goatee to the chin and shade in darker areas on the shirt and face. Finis...

How To: Make a long stem rose out of duct tape

Learn how to put that roll of duct tape to use with help from this tutorial! In this video, learn how to make a long stemmed rose out of duct tape... Perfect to surprise a girlfriend or boyfriend with to show them how much you care. Make unique duct tape gifts and hone your duct tape skills with guidance from this instructional!

How To: Draw graffiti, step by step

If you want to learn how to be a real graffiti artist, it can be a challenge to know where to get started. This tutorial video walks you through some of the beginning steps. Presented as a text slideshow, it's very basic but contains some sound information for aspiring graffiti artists.

How To: Draw a graffiti spraycan

In this video, we learn how to draw a graffiti spray can. Start out by drawing the top of the can with the nozzle on the very top. Use a half circle with a thick line under it to make the top. Next, draw the rest of the can creating a face on the side of the can with a mouth, nose, ears, and eyes. Then, draw in the bottom of the can using a circle shape and filling it on black so it looks sealed. Add in some lines to show the can spraying, then write in graffiti letters underneath to finish!

How To: Draw a cool graffiti design

Talented graffiti-artist-for-hire Wizard here demonstrates a user-requested drawing of a cholo figure and some very elaborate script. As will most of his demonstrations, he works in pencil and black ink on grid paper, creating small and somewhat austere designs with undeniable virtuosity and charm. His demonstration services are quite a bargain at only $5!

How To: Draw a gangsta character

Graffiti master Wizard spit some more knowledge at us with only his hands, drawing a gangsta figure for a viewer named HQ in his signature style, working quickly in sharpie on graph paper to create something that the more clumsy-handed among us couldn't produce with a lifetime of effort. If you think you're up to the challenge though, copying Wizard's techniques on paper will greatly improve your skills before you take them to the streets, so that when you really want to leave your mark you w...

How To: Draw the graffiti alphabet

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!

How To: Write a name in graffiti letters

In this video, we learn how to write a name in graffiti letters. Start off by outlining the letters, make sure to draw them thick so they look 3D. Add in different shapes edges to the letters to make them look more like graffiti. Make sure they are all touching and overlapping as well. Then, use the pencil to draw in the areas in between the letters and in the middle of them. Once you do this, you will be able to add in additional lines and shading to each of the individual letters. You can a...

How To: Identify gang graffiti

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...

How To: Draw a BMAC graffiti tag in pencil and pen with Wizard

Drawing graffiti tags is an art form like any other, full of history, conventions, and styles that have to be learned before an aspring tagger can have their work taken seriously. Copying the videos of established graffiti artist Wizard is a great way for all the taggers out there looking to improve their skills to do just that. This particular video features Wizard demonstrating his creation of a custom script design of the name BMAC. He uses a light pencil underdrawing followed by Sharpie p...

How To: Make a stencil with a manila folder

This video gives instructions on how to make a stencil from a manila folder and a number of additional supplies. Supplies required aside from the manila folder include an X-acto knife, a pencil, an eraser, and a cutting board, the cutting board and manila folder are recommended. First step to producing the stencil is to draw an image to serve as the stencil pattern. After making the design, cuts must be placed in the design known as 'Bridges', bridges are links in the design which holds the p...

How To: Recycle plastic bottles and make decorative flower art

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...

How To: Draw a gangster graffiti character

In this video, we learn how to draw a gangster graffiti character. Start out by drawing the eyes and the top of the head. After this, draw on the nose and mouth, with sharp teeth coming out of the mouth. Also, draw in the eyebrows and a scar on the top of the head. Continue down the body to draw the chest and arms, with one arm holding a spray paint bottle. Next, draw very baggy jeans on the legs, then raw over-sized shoes onto the bottom. Make sure to add in further details to make the drawi...

How To: Draw a gangster graffiti ET character

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, ...

How To: Get more out of spray paint cans

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...

How To: Make linoleum asphalt mosaics with Craftzine

Linoleum asphalt mosaics, also called Toynbee Tiles, are artworks permanently embedded in pavement. In this video I'll show you how to construct your own from inexpensive materials. You can get real linoleum (don't use vinyl flooring) for this project by ordering free samples online. By cutting out a mosaic design in the linoleum and sandwiching it between layers of paper, wood glue, and asphalt crack filler, you can affix the mosaic very permanently to an asphalt surface, such as your drivew...