In this video, we learn how to draw a cholo graffiti character. Start out by drawing the hat, then draw the face underneath the hat. Draw a mustache and beard around the mouth and hair on the back of the head. Next, draw a neck going down from the face, followed by an arm and the chest wearing a tank top. Make the hand on the arm hold a spray paint can on the top and the other hand hold the can at the bottom. Next, draw a belt and jeans onto the character. Draw jeans that are oversized for th...
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...
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...
In this tutorial we learn how to draw a graffiti alphabet for beginners. To draw the graffiti letters, you will first need to have a visual to look at while you are drawing them. Each of the different letters have a different look to them. They may be hard to read at first, but they each have a unique look. You will make the letters bubble letters, but have an edge to the bottom and top of each of them. To practice this further, you can trace along different letters to get a feel for how the ...
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.
Wizard is back to spit some knowledge on all you graffiti students out there. In this video he is demonstrating how to draw the word Real, his last name, in bubble letters with a pen. Practice this one on paper then get to tagging!
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!
Slap tags, or sticker tags, are faster, and less risky, than freestyle graffiti or stencil tags. You can design your slap tag, and put them up inconspicuously wherever you go. This how-to video shows an easy method for designing your slap tag, and even offers a tip on getting stickers on the cheap.
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...
Hard-working, request-taking graffiti artist Wizard spits his game all over this design, a script tag of the name of viewer Serk. It bears all the earmarks of Wizards clean, traditional style, and as with all of his work would make a very rewarding exercise for any aspiring graffiti artist.
Maybe it's just us, be we think that graffiti characters that aren't in some way colored or shaded in just look like drawings from a coloring book. Of course, if the coloring book were rated R.
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.
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).
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tattooing is not a job for the weak, but it does take precision and a delicate touch. But you don't have to pierce skin with needles to enjoy the art of tattoos. Anybody with a few pencils and markers can design their own tattoo creations, but to help get you started, try out this tribal heart tattoo sketch. Watch the video to see the whole process of daring a tribe-style heart, and follow along to create your own. Perfect for beginning artists.
When it comes to drawing graffiti-inspired artwork, almost anything can be animated, from a piece of paper to, in this case, a graffiti spray can.
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...
Spray cans are to graffiti artists what paintbrushes and paint are to artists. As a graffiti artist a spraycan is efficient because it allows you to quickly slather on a tag and then run away before the Po Po come, and also offer a sleek, rough finish.
Clowns are the stuff of the most horrible nightmares for us, but if you're one of the few who either find them funny or find them entertaining in a really creepy way, then this is the perfect drawing tutorial for you.
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...
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.
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.
This is your basis step by step on how to do graffiti on walls - in your house for decoration, of course, not on the streets for vandalism! The best spray paint is made with krypotnite added into the paint. While you will want to paint directly on the surface, you don't want to be exposed to excessive winds or temperature when doing your graffiti, so you may be somewhat at the mercy of mother nature. Start by sketching your design with pencil, making sure that it takes the maximum amount of s...
The master of online graffiti design videos Wizard is working his magic on another user-requested design, this one of some very elaborate script. He does work with a pencil underdrawing this time, but this does little to downplay the sheer skill necessary to draw something like this so quickly.
Remember the magical LED graffiti video "paint"? Here's another cool LED graffiti design by Aissa Logerot.
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...
Interested in the art of graffiti? Get started drawing in an urban graffiti style with help from this video. Learn how to draw a graffiti male character with these step-by-step instructions.
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.
Graffiti is a well known art form that some people really don't consider an art. It can be a very difficult art form to practice that requires time and patience in order to create a great looking piece of work. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to draw and shade the west-coast style text. So good luck and enjoy!
For those among you looking to improve you small-scale pencil-and ink graffiti skills, you could not ask for a better silent teacher than Wizard. His viewer-requested drawings always demonstrate a high degree of skill while being simple and slowly-done enough to allow his fan to emulate him and improve their own art. His trademark well-chosen electrofunk soundtracks are perfect background music for the graffiti creation process.
Popeye is one tough-as-nails lad as it is who can fend for himself on the streets just as well as on the seas. After all, when your forearms are the size of your midsection, you're packing quite a bit of black eye punching power.
What's an LED Throwie? Watch this video and find out how to light up your neighborhood using colorful LED's and magnets! Yet another great idea for creating neighborhood art from Graffiti Research Lab.
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.
Leon Rainbow demonstrates the basics of Graffiti. Leon Rainbow is a graffiti artist here to instruct on the history and basic techniques & skills of graffiti. If you are new to graffiti, this is a good introductory video.
Watch this video to learn how to make a stencil for graffiti and attach it to a public place with wheatpaste.