How to Draw Graffiti

Friday, May 16, 2008 |

Learning how to draw graffiti is an artistic skill that is actually quite desirable. While it is usually associated with vandalism, graffiti is commonly used to paint murals on city walls and presented at urban art shows.



If you want to know how to draw graffiti so you can paint the sides of walls and trains, please don't. It is against the law. But if you just want to know how to draw graffiti so you can make your notebooks look cool, than by all means follow these steps:

  1. Write out your name or word and leave a lot of space between the letters with a pencil.
  2. Start experimenting with different shapes and sizes of the letters, using round and sharp corners.
  3. Once you have your basic form down, make the edges stand out by making the lines thicker, and use varying sizes. Use thick lines on one side of the letters and thin ones on the other side to give it a 3D look.
  4. Add more design and detail to the letters and edges to give your art personality.
  5. When you are satisfied with your graffiti, make the image permanent by using a heavy black marker to outline the edges. Color the rest in with marker or colored pencil.
The first step in learning to draw graffiti is to actually learn to draw regular stuff like cars and houses etc... You may think this sounds stupid, but if you know how to draw cartoons, you know how to draw graffiti letters.

Don't think for a second that graffiti is not a form of art, IT IS, and to learn any art you have to start with the basics.






107 comments:

Sefo1349 said...

W00T...First comment....

Where did you buy the pencils...or do you know where can i order them ....cause i duno


send me an email on: andrej1348@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

where can you get those kind of markers?

mason said...

beast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i can do better than that it only looks good because of the markers I i had those markers i would be beast by the way i waz nice

Slimehead said...

AWESOME

Anonymous said...

you know.. i can do lot better than that... thats a really really very simple style with nothing really special in it

Anonymous said...

wow....that kindda sux, but cool markers

Anonymous said...

The design was very basic but the markers really gave it a good effect

Could you tell me where i could but or order those markers

Email me at Swolf387@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

it is so cool
idk jk

Dave said...

Hey man, I filled out that stuff and made some money!!! I can't believe it - thanks bro!

Anonymous said...

where can i buy those markers

Anonymous said...

i think those markers r deco's

Anonymous said...

hey. this is for the anonymous guy that thinks he can do better than everyone, unless he has those marker things. if he was really good, he would have markers

Anonymous said...

nice artwork man !!!

Anonymous said...

Markers are PRISMACOLOR. GET THEM AT A HOBBY STORE.

Anonymous said...

They're Prismacolor Markers...

I found me a black one at Michael's

Look for a hobby or art supplies store

Anonymous said...

yo man that shit was dope son! good music 2 man it went good wid dat

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Anonymous said...

epic fail...shits wack...everything is hells shitty...markers are dual sided prismacolor, buy em off of dickblick.com
use normal pencils dumbass

Anonymous said...

www.PureG.net for touch twin markers they have the best prices any art store online and give away free stickers and stuff with your order, black outline markers for outlining your graffiti sketches and classic black books plus lots more graffiti supplies.

peace

ERSIK said...

All y'all who think that yo such a great graffiti artist show me one of ya pieces on the street then i'll tell u if yo any good.

Peace

ERSIK

Anonymous said...

This is the most retarded website ever no affence but how the hell does this teach u how 2 draw

Anonymous said...

hey im back and by the way this wbsite is still retarded

Anonymous said...

sick...

Anonymous said...

dis rubbish my nan cud do betta

Anonymous said...

markers at: www.PureG.net

TOUCH TWIN MARKERS WERE USED.



www.PureG.net for touch twin markers they have the best prices any art store online and give away free stickers and stuff with your order, black outline markers for outlining your graffiti sketches and classic black books plus lots more graffiti supplies.

peace







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Anonymous said...

wow thats such a toy

Anonymous said...

BTW laws were made to be broken

Anonymous said...

That is really cool! And the makers made it look awesome!

Anonymous said...

how do you connect the graffiti?

Anonymous said...

awesome!but you should of used another font

Anonymous said...

Just because you can draw cartoons dose not mean You can write.

Graffiti is illegal street art!

It's way different on the streets & can control has nothing to do with markers...Your bubble letter "marker art" is toy by the way.

Don't listen to this guy...go grab a piece of plywood and a can of spray paint and then try to create something with that, you might gain an unknown respect for street artist's.

Anonymous said...

omg that is sooooooooooo coool

drodizzin said...

my nuts itch

Anonymous said...

gayyyyyyyy

hiphop_ajax said...

these mann are all toy in im tags, go and email me and ill send you some good grafitti. hiphop_ajax@rocketmail.com

Anonymous said...

OMG I DON'T KNOW WHATSTTYLE 2 DO! ITS KILLIN ME

Anonymous said...

That is what people call a Toy. He had no flow to it, he just put some letters together, rounded the edges a bit, and called it graffiti.

Anonymous said...

help need more friggin styles!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats soooo awesome that rocks

Anonymous said...

wow you guys are nice it may not be good but i still think its A-M-A-Z-I-N-G since i cant do any better... or close to better. and cool markers!

Anonymous said...

Dam thats sit is awesome

Anonymous said...

Sickkk I tried it and i suckkk lol oh wellll
i drew emo people holding hands and they look soo cute :)

Anonymous said...

dont ya wish ur girlfriend was hot like me babey f*** me!!

Anonymous said...

bbboooggggeeeeyyyyssss hahhhahahahaha my bum is itchy hahaha and my bum hair has nits1!

Anonymous said...

i need help on how to draw graffiti hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllpppppppp mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Anonymous said...

oh that is so cool nice work how did you even learn how to do that thats soooooo good i wish i could do that!!!!:)

Anonymous said...

yes but how do i do it biatch

Anonymous said...

This is cool! :P
The drawings are cool too

Anonymous said...

Where did you learn to draw Graffiti at dude. Because that is awesome.

Ampersand said...

Yeah, the pencils are Prismacolor. They go on real bright and solid, but blend really well. I used them on a fish graffiti project, and they look great.

Anonymous said...

compaired to what i can do...thats great.. i have never been good at graffiti..

Anonymous said...

this is absolute bollox in a accent

Anonymous said...

stars make everything ghey.. but i dont see you guys posting videos. stfu and draw

Anonymous said...

that is so cool

Anonymous said...

i could way do betta exept 4 da 3d

bit

Anonymous said...

wicked

Anonymous said...

AWESOME

Anonymous said...

WHOA

Waffles said...

Hey where can you get those prismacolor markers i want those

Anonymous said...

hoollyy shit freakn awesome

karly said...

wow thats awsome

Anonymous said...

dude that is a bloddy sik drawing good job

Anonymous said...

Anyone in here talking shit, if you were real artists instead of tearing down his work and talking shit you would be telling him ways to improve his form. SO most of you kids are bustas anyway.

Anonymous said...

Ya boyz got a point. Its hella hard to draw dis stuff, and someone who is tryin to do it and doing it good, should not get put down about that. So all yall HATERZ out there, LICK A NUT HATERZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was pritty good. like the coulours and the paint splaches

Anonymous said...

wow... thats sooo crap i can even do that and im 12yrs old

Anonymous said...

random person 3 people up^^^ 100% completly true.

Anonymous said...

and little 12 year no you cant.. lets get real i doubt you've ever gotten up,or make stickers,posters any of that shit...

Anonymous said...

12 year old****

Anonymous said...

wow i cant do that i try and try but i just cant

whateva said...

Whoever anonymous is has a lot to say maybe you should post some of your work and see who wants to comment on it you can't even type straight let along writing or drawing. Why don't you think of a few good comebacks and try try again. Cause you gettin' old.

Anonymous said...

Fkin bitchs saying its not good, osom work dude.
I started learning grafitti writing using this vid, i also don't really like the font but yeah, everyone their own style.

Anonymous said...

that isnt graffiti

Anonymous said...

U ALL SUCK AT EVERYTHING

Anonymous said...

he s beast at that post more videos

Anonymous said...

iMean I Guess Yourr Good,buht I Coould Do Betta Dhan Dhat All I Would Need Is Dos Markers! Buht Looks Good!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! this is really good!!!!! the markers are awesome too! i thought it was good before you even started using them but it really completed the picture!!!

Anonymous said...

woot first to comment hello everyone..

Anonymous said...

what the hell was that

sweet said...

wow. if u no how to draw graffiti u shouldnt b on here. and if u want markers go buy some and stop admairing em. so if u wanna hate go fuck yourself

peace

Anonymous said...

thats cool

Anonymous said...

Just buy a bunch of deco's and a shot of paint and u can do the same thing with absolutely NO experience lmao

Anonymous said...

Dang!

Anonymous said...

12 random people up...im 12 and i JUST started drawing graffiti. so shut the hell up.
and that was AWESOME! i wish i had those markers thou they would help.

Anonymous said...

realy cool...........awesome......

Anonymous said...

I would love to try it out . Its a great way of doing artwork!!

Anonymous said...

Hey I am twelve years old too . Graffiti artwork is mainly easy once you get the hang of it.

Anonymous said...

wat's the name of font

Anonymous said...

the dude who says that this is bad is a prick and should leave people alone just cos he has no life but if he did it would be terrible someine has a hobby so leave them alone you little ass

Anonymous said...

what

Anonymous said...

fuck u

Anonymous said...

ur a fukn toy wak as style nikka fuk ur shit

Anonymous said...

YEOO IF UR GOOD AT GRAFFITI HMU @ Devonntelovesha@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

no need to be rude guys sayin i can do better probably doesnt make this guy feel very good. if you have nothing good to say dont say it... AMAZINGG!! VERYY COOL WORK BRO.

Anonymous said...

one word = shit

Anonymous said...

wow you guys are so fuken gay like get a fuckin life crying when none of use even know each others work and what it looks like yall are some wack ass muther fukers bitchin over the internet shit use are all just bitch made and faker then fuck :)

Anonymous said...

thats fucking rubish

Anonymous said...

Oh Comon. Its really good but some of u guys r like sayin that its fuckin rubbish! Give this guy some respect, I mean, he made the effort to produce this artwork!

Anonymous said...

very cool. i need to try this! btw all u assholes: SHUT THE GODDAMN FUCK UP WE DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR WORK LOOKS LIKE SO SHUT UP!!!! JUST FUCKING SHUT UP, OK? GOT THAT?

Anonymous said...

i can do better n im barly 13 AND im a girl!

Anonymous said...

a 2 people above me. stfu nobody asked asked your sex, and your age

Anonymous said...

it is shit my mum can do better whilst having sex

Anonymous said...

toy

YourAssSuck said...

Why are you guys hating on this person if real art hit you in the face you would not even known it cause u guys are not smart this person is beast so respect the drawing idc about you can draw better

Anonymous said...

toooooooooooo FAST

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