Need a little inspiration and lesson when it comes to drawing graffiti and cool lettering? In this great tutorial, learn, step by step, how to sketch goo dripping cool graffiti letters. Good luck!
In this tutorial, learn how to make paint for a graffiti style paint marker. This can be done with paint you have left over in your house and a bit of rubbing alcohol. Using a paint marker allows you to draw much more accurate and detailed graffiti. Throw a little ink into the mix and make your own custom colors so you can leave your mark all over town.
Members of the Chicago area gang the Latin Kings explaining their language of symbols and codes expressed through graffiti.
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...
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.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti cartoon character on paper. First, draw the outline of the head and then draw in a waved line for the mouth. From here, draw a circle nose and then round eyes with curved eyebrows. Draw big round ears on each side. Then, draw in the hand holding a spray paint can and draw the body around this. The character should be wearing a short sleeved shirt and the other hand should be flipping off the screen. Draw in the pants and shoes, drawing lines o...
For the urban artist, this video shows how to leave your own personal touch to whatever you desire via a sticker. While there is no verbal instruction, the music is relaxing and the text messages provide clear directions. Get out there and make your mark!
Wizard is back in the house to teach us the fine art of graffiti drawing one image at a time. In this installment, he draws us one of his standard gangster figures with both middle fingers proudly raised to the viwer and some names around the side of him. Wizard's skills are so nasty, I would rock that t-shirt the character is wearing his his name on it any day of the week.
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...
Street artist wackojacko54321 teaches you how to draw "wild style" graffiti. There is no definite technique or way of drawing wild style. Wackojacko54321's interpretation involves starting with a simple piece with connecting letters (of which he provides an example) and possibly arrows. Add more basic arrows and connections to unify the piece more. Connection points of the arrows are important. Attach them to the ends/corners of letters or other letters/connections. Spice it up with more adva...
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti letters. When you are drawing these letters, you will want to use as much imagination as you can. Make sure to add in your own personal flare to give each of the letters a special touch. Now, you will draw the letters making them into a large 3D letter. Add in swirls and lines to the edges of the letters to give them a wet look and then add in shading to the side to make it look darker. Add in more shading and darker outlines, then when you are ...
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!
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 detailed tutorial on dabbing, color layering and overall spray techniques for spray painting space scapes.
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 is a simple video on spray painting a moon.
Wizard is in the house, drawing a half-bullhorn half-man creature surrounded by spraycans. The level of fantasy in this design is unusual for Wizard, but like every other time he draws anything he draws it with great aplomb and a clean, traditional style. Beginners, copy this thing down and your skills will improve dramatically.
Wherever you sit on the debate of graffiti, one thing is certain: it takes someone with a great sense of skill. There are so many different variations when it comes to graffiti or tagging there isn't right or wrong way. But people can tell when it comes off as sloppy and lazy so making sure it looks nice and clean is pretty important. This tutorial shows you how to get better at writing graffiti letters. Enjoy!
In this tutorial, learn how to make a super cheap "mop" out of household items. This device can be carried around in your pocket so no one will see it and it is ready for tagging at a moment's notice. If you have trouble with spray cans and need a new way of writing, follow along and try and make this mini-mop.
This is a video tutorial on how to use stencils to airbrush amazing skulls. It's super easy!
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to add 3D effects and shading to graffiti letters. To start, you will draw a simple letter with a pencil. Then, take one point under the letter in the middle and draw a darker outline. Next, you will draw an outline around the first outline to make it look 3D. Next, you will shade in the area in the middle of the letter and anything that is in between the first letter and the second. After this, you will add in lines and additional detailing to make the letters ...
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 ...
Duct tape can be used for just a lot more than taping your eBay packages shut. In fact, duct tape has a whole lotta urban crafting potential. Don't believe us? Just check out this duct tape tutorial.
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 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...
Laser Tag is using lasers and projectors to tag buildings with light! This is a joint project between Graffiti Research Lab and Make Magazine's Bre Pettis. Tag with lights. It's reversible and non-destructive.
This is a complex process, but the guys at Graffiti Research Lab have armed you with detailed written instructions and this video on how to create a night writer. This is a more complicated version of their LED throwies that allows you to catch a tag in lights. You'll never need an airpline skywriter again!
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.
This video drawing tutorial shows a technique for sketching out people in a style reminiscent of graffiti. This video lesson will provide inspiration from street art into your own artwork. Follow along with the demonstrator, experiment with the new ideas, and learn how to draw graffiti style people in a way you like.
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...
If you're interested in learning how to draw graffiti art, this tutorial can help you out with it. In this video, you'll find out how to draw, shade, and outline graffiti art following this video. It's easy to understand and can be practiced over and over again. So good luck and enjoy!
To spray paint graffiti, you will need the following: 2 cans of spray paint and a mask. You will need to have an idea of the design you want to paint, before you begin this project, because you will need to work quickly. Put on your safety/protective gear. Paint an outline of your design, first, with one can of spray paint. Then, you will want to strategically fill in the design. One can is primarily for filling it in and achieving light and shadow. Therefore, you will need a dark shade and a...
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 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...
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?
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!
Although many may consider it disgusting, there are still people out there who see graffiti as an art form. It requires skill and the right type of materials in order to write anything in graffiti style. Now doing it on other people's properties not so good, but on a piece of paper, that's much better. In this video tutoria, you'll see how to write a name in an old school graffiti style. So good luck, enjoy, and please don't break the law by tagging up things that don't belong to you!
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.