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!
Dangers abound in the world of srteet art, however one danger stands out as increasingly dangerous. Gangs around the country use graffiti to mark their terriotory and do not take kindly to street artists. In several parts of los angelos gang members will stop you in the middle ...more
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, bu ...more
Whether you are interested in graffiti, graffiti-style fine art, or just looking to learn more about spray painting this video is for you. It gives a quick overview of the several spray paint tips and the different lines they produce.
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 ma ...more
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 i ...more
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 possib ...more
Feeling the need to creatively express yourself in a public space? Make an artistic statement with some DIY moss graffiti using moss, buttermilk, beer, a paintbrush, and some imagination. Simply gather your ingredients, blend until desired consistency is reached, and paint yo ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti lettering. To do this, you will use a pen and draw out your letters adding a graffiti flare to them. Do not draw regular letters, these have outlines and a flare out to the ends of them. This is very similar to the graffiti you w ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Graffiti is a great way of getting your message out to the masses. The earliest known graffiti dates back to 30,000 years ago and used the traditional apply-paint-to-wall technique. Though our paint now comes in cans and not from scavenged berries, the actual graffiti process ...more
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.
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 ...more
SUBMIT : Ingenious Application for LED Graffiti by June 20th. WIN: Tagging Kit of the Future [Closed/Winner Announced]
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
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 ...more
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!
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character. First, make a circle, then draw long triangles for eyes and a mouth plus a rectangular shaped body with very large feet. Then, draw in the arms with large hands and draw a hat on the top of the ...more
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!
SCRABBLE: 14 points; GRAFFITI: 15 points; MARRIAGE: 11 points; YES: 6 points. When playing a game of Scrabble, those are the minimal amount of points for each of the given words (not including blank tiles). But for 28-year-old Jeff Gurwin, it's more than just 46 points on the ...more
We've seen several examples of light graffiti on WonderHowTo (1, 2, 3), but this one is truly eerily beautiful. Australian photographer Denis Smith pushes the envelope with his project Ball of Light. "The Ball of Light is a mysterious portal into my world. It, and its friends ...more
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.
Tagging real walls can get you in a lot of trouble. So why not let out your creative urges in Photoshop? This Photoshop CS3 tutorial shows you how to make digital graffiti on a digitally made brick wall. Watch and learn how to use layer effects and lighting to create graffiti ...more
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 ...more
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 a ...more
MOCA's Art in The Street gallery was one of the first large scale street art related museum shows ever. It's not a point of debate whether this did or did not bring street art to a much wider audience, it most certainly did. It united the old graffiti artist of the seventies w ...more
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. Watch this tutorial to ...more
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 ...more
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. Glori ...more
Paper Donut is a collaborative graffiti project between Justine Ricaud and Alexis Facca. The French duo paint geometrical illusions as urban art (with the exception of the gallery installation below). They've also posted some detail shots that give you some sense of how it was ...more
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 s ...more
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 ...more
Mimmo Rubino applies the art of brain melting to the streets with his perspective-distorting, optical illusion graffiti art. The coolest part is Mimmo includes links to Google Maps for some of the pieces, so you can go take a look for yourself (if you happen to be in the vicin ...more
Learn how to spraypaint an old school denim graffiti jacket. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint a graffiti jacket. Part 2 of 2 - How to Paint a graffiti jacket.
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 ...more
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.
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. In this tutorial, learn how to draw a graffiti style skull on paper before you try to master it with ...more
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). But while many p ...more
In one of his simpler videos, Wizard teaches us how to draw a vaguely Italian-looking graffiti character holding a spraycan in each hand. A good place to start for the novice graffiti artists among you to word on your tagging skills.
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 ...more
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. Watch this tutorial to learn how to animate a plain old graffiti spray ...more
Learn how to draw the word "love" in 3D graffiti, in nine steps! The tutorial, composed of quick and concise lesson steps, demonstrates sketching, drawing and coloring. Each individual stage can advance only whenever you click play, so you won't lose track of it! Draw the word ...more
This video from online graffiti master wizard features him demonstrating the drawing of two characters, facing away from each other and wearing headbands. It may even be a self-portrait! Drawing faces in a tag can be tough, but this video will show all you taggers out there on ...more
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 ...more
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 do ...more
Want to turn any photo into a stencil for graffiti? This video will show you how to apply effects in Adobe Photoshop and print and cut out the correct pieces so that you have a perfect stencil for making great graffiti art. Stencil graffiti art in Photoshop. Click through to w ...more
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. While Wizard demonstrates how to complete the name "Richa" in graffiti, the techniques for ...more
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 ...more
LEGO knows no boundaries. We've seen it all- a life-sized LEGO house, LEGO runway fashion, puzzle solving LEGO-bots, a working LEGO V8 32 valve engine, LEGO animation, and more... This time LEGO goes wild, graffiti-style. LEGO Graffiti Styles Convention 2009, via Flickr mem ...more
Do you remember the Snorks? If not, they were a cheap knock-off of the Smurfs, but the setting took place in the ocean and they had long tubes at the top of their heads. Why is this important? Well in the tutorial above, you'll find out how to draw a character with graffiti bu ...more
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 t ...more
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 graffit ...more
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. Al ...more
This tutorial shows you how to take a regular drawing or sketch and turn it into a piece of graffiti art using Illustrator. You will need to have a good understanding of Illustrator to follow this.
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. Start ...more
This tutorial video should help you make a "graffiti pen" with: a felt tip marker (not dried out), pliers, a hollowed out pen, and some paper. This is a great makeshift idea if you're trapped in school and don't have any sort of graffiti implement but you still want to fight t ...more
If you've ever heard of a little artist named Banksy, you know that street art has the unique power of combining whimsy with sociopolitical commentary, all done with mind-blowing efficiency. Learn how to produce your own aesthetically powerful graffiti statements by watching ...more
Members of the Chicago area gang the Latin Kings explaining their language of symbols and codes expressed through graffiti.