How To Draw Graffiti Simply


Graffiti has given us poor artists a bad rap (which is not really cool) with this developing art form.

Graffiti was originally a Greek word "to write" and was used quite a lot in the old Roman days. Today, tasteless Graffiti vandalism is out and creative Graffiti is in. You'll find graffiti on greeting cards, tattoos, fabrics, t-shirts, mugs and anything you can think of.


Graffiti has given us poor artists a bad rap (which is not really cool) with this developing art form.

Graffiti was originally a Greek word "to write" and was used quite a lot in the old Roman days. Today, tasteless Graffiti vandalism is out and creative Graffiti is in. You'll find graffiti on greeting cards, tattoos, fabrics, t-shirts, mugs and anything you can think of.

How to Draw Graffiti is fairly simple once you are familiar with a few basic guidelines but we're going to practice on paper, not your local wall.

There are many ways to draw graffiti like any art form as specific styles have evolved over the years. You've probably see graffiti wherever you have traveled from Cairo to Timbuktu and any other remote places on planet Earth.

The Bubble font is the most popular graffiti style (rounded letters) and probably the easiest to do. See an example below.

The first step here is to write down your name on paper (keep it short) Print as large as your paper will allow, all in caps. Draw a single line for each letter and leave space between each letter to enlarge it later. Don't be timid so go wild with your style, that's what Graffiti is all about, a personal style, your style! Here is a video clip to give you an idea of where to start.

Once you have your outlines in pencil it is time to get out your black marker, nice and thick. But you can vary the thickness to make it more interesting. One important point here: Most lettering, to give a 3D effect, will have a light source (mostly) shining from the top left which gives your shadow at the bottom right. See examples here of various styles: 

You can have an enormous amount of fun playing around with this creative form of art. Copy a few Google graffiti images to get the hang of it then branch out in your own personal style.

Check These Graffiti Sketches Here; Some are Quite Creative 

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