How to Draw Graffiti Letters – Write Your Name in Graffiti

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Learn How to Draw Graffiti Letters – Write Your Name in Graffiti. Drawing graffiti Letters is cool! What to write may be the very first question you ask yourself when you want to learn How to Draw Graffiti Letters Write Your Name in Graffiti and adapt this lesson to your own name or graffiti tag.

Why turn your own name into an expressive lump of graffiti art? You may want to create the name “Michael” from the lesson and then use what you have learned or just be bold and begin with your name from the beginning. The technologies from the lesson can be used with any name or word.

Recommended art supplies: paper, pencil, colored pencils or markers. For digital drawing a computer drawing tablet is recommended.

Now let’s get embarked with “How to Draw Graffiti Letters Write Your Name in Graffiti.”

Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters 1:

Begin your graffiti name drawing by sketching your name expressively on chunk of paper. Draw lightly as you may want to adjust some of the letters. With my name, Michael, I attempted to add some symmetry to the design by adding an extension which hooks off the letter “M” and mirrors the way the letter “L” is shaped.

Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters Two:

Using your sketch as a guide, draw 2D letters around your sketchy letters. Look for interesting ways to connect letters to each other. For example notice how the “M” connects to the “H” and also how the “C” connect to the “H” as well.  The “H” and “A” also connect to the “E”. This may take you several attempts. If you determine you are not blessed with the way your design is going, set it aside and attempt another variation. Keep each attempt and borrow ideas from them. Graffiti artists often trace of copy parts of design sketched that fit well together.

Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters Three:

Add arrows and splits to your designs.  Splits look like chunks that may have cracked off your letters.  Arrows, well you most likely know what an arrow looks like. Where you add the arrows depends a lot on the letters you are using. You indeed can’t do this this wrong. you are the designer so experiment with what looks and feels right in your design.

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Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters Four:

Add a shaded edge to your letters. This is accomplished by copying the right edge of your of your letters slightly offset from the original letter. Use brief lines to connect this fresh letter edge to the original letters. The lesson How to Draw 3D letters shows this clearly with some letters that are more plain that this name. Check it out if you are not sure about how to do this step. I have colored the edge orange to help it to stand out and be seen clearly. Take your time, because this can get a bit complicated.

Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters Five:

Before completing your letters it is a good idea to determine if you are gong to have a background for your design. backgrounds can take the form of clouds, brick, blocks, bubbles or blobs. I find that determining on my background helps me to think of the design as a entire lump of art. One could finish the letters very first. It is a matter of preference.

Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters6:

Pack your background with a color if you feel ready too. You can put this step off till later if you choose

Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters7:

Thicken the outside border of your letters and add horizontal shading lines to your edge. Lines drawing close together have the effect of darkening an area. Usually this is done more in areas that may be shadowed if the letters were actually dimensional. Extra lines near the centers of the edges mimic possible reflections that a shiny dimensional letter might pick up.

Write Your Name in Graffiti Letters8:

You can attempt different colors on your design. here is the same design in Green

How to Draw Graffiti Letters – Write Your Name in Graffiti

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