Hot Graffiti & Urban Art How-Tos

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: Get better at graffiti letter writing

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!

How To: Draw a graffiti Smurf character

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti Smurf character. Start off by drawing the hat for the Smurf, then draw in the ear on the side of the head. Then, draw in the face and start to add in the details. Draw in the mouth, nose, and eyes. After this, draw in the upper body and the clothing that the Smurf is wearing. Add crinkled lines on the edges to make it look like the pants are too big, then draw in the feet, arms, and hands. Draw a spray paint can in the hand of the Smurf, then ...

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: Draw graffiti style people

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.

How To: Draw smile now cry later clowns

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 ...

How To: Add 3D effects and shading to graffiti letters

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 ...

How To: Draw a gangster M&M graffiti character

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...

How To: Draw a spraycan with big eyes

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.

How To: Draw wild style graffiti

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...

How To: Draw a tribal heart tattoo with markers

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.

How To: Draw a hot Latina in graffiti pen

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.

How To: Draw a simple spraycan character

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...

How To: Draw a graffiti skull spraycan character with Wizard

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.

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 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: Make a homemade graffiti mop

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...

How To: Make a graffiti mop from a repurposed cleaner bottle

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a graffiti mop from a repurposed cleaner bottle. First, you will take stamp cleaner in a small bottle that you can pick up from any craft store and a bottle of Pilot ink (1 oz). Next, empty the stamp cleaner from the bottle and then pour the ink into that bottle using a dropper. After this, place the top back onto the bottle and shake it for several seconds. When done, take the cap off and you will be able to write on a wall now using this bottle's soft ...

How To: Draw an edgy tattoo heart by Wizard

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.

How To: Make decorative graffiti letters from duct tape

This is a tutorial on creating graffiti letters from duct tape to decorate and stick anywhere you like. Not your everyday graffiti, but if you have a lot of duct tape lying around the house, this project's an interesting way to spend an afternoon and stay out of trouble. Starting with graffiti letters from GraffitiGen and GraffitiCreator, this tutorial takes you through the steps to make your own graffiti duct tape letters to decorate just about anything.

How To: Draw a graffiti cartoon character on paper

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...

How To: Draw a graffiti alphabet for beginners

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 ...

How To: Make a slap tag

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.

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...

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