Graffiti-how-to

Street Art 101 : How to Make a Wheatpaste Poster

Itching to make your own guerrilla-style street art on the side of buildings, freeway overpasses, and abandoned billboards? The beauty of street art is that you don't need an expensive canvas or frame to display your creative expression. Computer paper, masking tape, and oil- ...more

How To : Remove Spray Paint After Your Car Gets Tagged

There are some really talented graffiti artists out there. Some of them are good enough that businesses hire them to paint advertisements, rather than hiring someone to scrub their work off the side of the building. Then there are the taggers who just go around painting their ...more

How To : identify gang graffiti (P1)

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

News : DIY Clap-Off Bra

If the whale tail cookies and edible undies weren't naughty enough, you've still got about 24 hours left before Valentine's Day to whip up one of F.A.T. artist Randy Sarafan's step-by-step clap-off bras. Inspired by the electronic singing panties and remote-controlled bras of ...more

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 ma ...more

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, bu ...more

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 i ...more

How To : Choose spray paint tips for graffiti

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.

How To : Draw letters

Drawing is easy for some, harder for others, but drawing letters is pretty simple for both the pro and novice artist. There's all kind of text styles you could conjure up, and they don't have to be boring fonts. Fire up your imagination to create different styles for drawing n ...more

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 possib ...more

Street Art 101 : How to Make Moss Graffiti

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

How To : 8 Ways to Get Started as a Guerrilla Street Artist

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a gallery space or expensive art education to share your art with the rest of the world. Take a cue from today's innovative artists who share their creative experiments directly out on the streets and in public spaces for the everyday ...more

How To : Create a Tinkerbell inspired eye makeup look

Do you believe in fairies? Well, even if you don't you can look like Disney's most popular fairy, Tinkerbell. Learn how to create a Tinkerbell inspired makeup look with this tutorial. You will need Urban Decay Primer Potion as eyeshadow base, MAC Cream Color Base: Luna shadow ...more

How To : Draw graffiti lettering

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

How To : Draw graffiti letters

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

How To : Tag your name using LED light throwies

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 ne ...more

How To : Draw a cool graffiti design

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

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 ...more

How To : Make dripping ink street art

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 n ...more

News : Trade in Your Grill for Japanese LED Teeth

In the far away land of Japan, gold is out, glow-in-the-dark is in. LED "grills" were recently conceived of by two Japanese designers/hackers for a winter advertising event at clothing store Laforet Harajuku. The LED teeth attachments quickly became a hot item. Foreseeably, on ...more

How To : Draw a graffiti artist holding animated spray cans

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

How To : Laser tag graffiti

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.

News : All of the Other SCRABBLE Prints & Posters

This is my fourth (and final) installment on SCRABBLE adverts. I'm sure there's a lot I haven't found, but that's for another day. But this post features all of the remaining SCRABBLE advertisements (prints and posters) that haven't already been listed in my previous posts: O ...more

News : The Latest and Greatest Kinect Hacks

Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't ...more

HowTo : Annihilate Your Enemies With Light Warfare

You may be familiar with the graffiti art practice of light painting, or light writing (1, 2, 3, 4). Essentially, it is a practice that employs the manipulation of light, photography and stop motion animation. WonderHowTo's latest favorite light painting guru, freddiew, breat ...more

How To : Draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character

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

How To : Make a graffiti paint marker

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

How To : Draw a graffiti crown

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!

How To : Draw the word Real in graffiti bubble letters

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!

News : 10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

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

News : Magical Orbs of Graffiti Light

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

How To : Draw, shade, and outline graffiti art

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

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 ...more

News : A Complicated Solution for a Simple Act of Vandalism

Swedish graffiti artist Akay's latest “Instrument of Mass Destruction” is Robo-Rainbow, self-described as a "complicated technical solutions to aide in a simple act of vandalism.” Translation: an awesome bike modded to graffiti rainbows on-the-go.

How To : Graffiti a brick wall digitally in Photoshop CS3

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

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/09 - 05/15)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Blend colors with your graffiti markers

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

How To : Draw a cholo graffiti character

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

How To : Draw a gangsta graffiti can character with Wizard

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

How To : Draw the graffiti alphabet

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

How To : Draw a gangsta graffiti spraycan holding a gun

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

News : Will Kidult Wage a Graffiti Civil War?

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

News : Trippy 3D Illusion Graffiti

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

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 ...more

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 ...more

How To : Use LED throwies to add color to your neighborhood

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. LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surf ...more

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