Illustration & Drawing Tips : How to Draw Graffiti Letters


Alright folks in this clip I’m going to teach
you how to draw graffiti letters. So, basically we’re going to do a graffiti alphabet starting
with A, and just kind of working our way on down, so. One thing to remember, the best
thing to kind of keep in mind when you’re drawing graffiti, is you’ve just got to make
everything look just a little bit more artistic than it needs to be, basically. There’s no
right way, or wrong way to draw graffiti, there’s no you know, this is the only way
that people draw graffiti letters, you’ve just got to think in terms of, first of all
you’ve got to think like you’re drawing this with a spray paint can, which in and of itself
can present a challenge. So, I”d say the best way to do that is come with a lot of crazy,
swooping motion type things and a lot of kind of funky weird shapes, cause it seems like
a lot of times people in graffiti, they take regular letters and they just sort of distort
them just a little tiny bit to make it not quite normal looking, like A, B, C, I mean
that looks like, those look like the letters we know, but there’s just a little bit of
flare to it. In a way it’s actually kind of creative, they’re creating basically their
own font system. And, you know, there’s really no one that can tell them their doing it wrong,
cause it’s all about the creativity. And, you know, upper case, lower case, whatever.
Allow your mind and your pen just to kind of think outside the box essentially. If you’re
going to be drawing graffiti yourself, first of all, we here at, well, I personally don’t
condone going out and doing any official like vandalizations of any kind, but if you’re
going to be using any sort of graffiti design in whatever project it is you’re working on,
you’re going to want to learn how to do it authentically, and it’s going to need to look
like actual graffiti obviously, so, I would say the best thing to do is just to practice,
you know. Practice on your own. Guess you want to just kind of let your pen wander.
So, I guess we’re not going to end up doing the entire alphabet here, but you’re starting
to see what I’m doing with this. Basically, taking every possible interpretation of a
letter, and allowing my pen essentially to do the thinking for me. Some people have very
specific things that they want to do when they’re drawing graffiti. For me as long as
it looks just a little bit unusual, then I’d say you’re pretty much good to go. So, basically
here you are, think outside the box, use your imagination, allow your pen to find new shapes
to fit those letters into, shapes that maybe you didn’t consider ever using, and now that
is essentially how you do graffiti letters.

100 comments

  • lilhanz010

    even if there was a right and wrong way this would be the wrong way!!

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  • lilhanz010

    Now this is why there r so many toys in this world:GET OF YOUTUBE!!!

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  • Ciara Miller

    This would be much more better if it was actually A-Z!!!!!

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  • Capri

    I don't have a black marker!!!! OH NO!! Wait.. Got one! 😉

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  • PunkRockerDude1

    If anyone is on here, how can you be much better then him? You are looking for ideas to jock, go make you're own graffiti letters.

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  • ally13112

    Go lefties!!! All are born right handed only the greatest overcome it ;D

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  • heyheyhey hi

    im a leftie 2! 😀

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  • Terrell Jeffery

    To Learn Different Ways Go To DaFont and go on graffiti

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  • chubby coon

    I'm left too

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  • Horse

    thank you:]

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  • TropsDePoires

    That squiking is so anoying :p

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  • Eric F

    Toy

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  • NiwellONE

    FUCKING TOY !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Bridget Watts

    is a sharpie 🙂

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  • KeepingIt Underground

    Then just put off the sound, and read the subtitles.

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  • Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling

    Todd white

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  • Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling

    My bad… Sorry I thought I was in the search box! Interesting hand style here, and with a sharpie type marker too. I believe it would have been drawn easier with a Tombo Brush pen, o a Pitt artist brush pen, but to each his own.

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  • haggler88

    Good job at mastering the that toy style. Really shitty letters.

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  • Amzii1231

    I wanted the whole of the alphabet because I'm doing a project and I want to put graffiti in it!

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  • Dn Banh

    can u plz do an N 4 me

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  • MrDvouR

    lol.. toy ass letters if you ask me

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  • Izakokomarixyz

    do not copy these letters they are horrible… take it from a real graff writer… not some stupid hipster like this guy he doesn't know shit.

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  • Izakokomarixyz

    write "bedbug" and draw a bedbug character… easy fame…

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  • Izakokomarixyz

    You are right about graffiti having no actual wrong or right way of writing letters, however, there is a toy way of writing letters… and this… this is the TOY way of writing letters, becuase it's not fast enough, has ZERO flow, and looks UGLY AS FUCK!

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  • Izakokomarixyz

    becuase there is nothing good in this video… his letters are vomit inducing….

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  • Izakokomarixyz

    that's sarcasm right? just checking…

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  • Izakokomarixyz

    who cares what fuckin banksy has to say he was originally a graff writer before he realized he was toy (had no style and sucked overall) so he decided to take photo images and turn them to stencils (jocking Blek Le Rats style), painted them on the streets and bam rise to fame… cheater. and plus he ragged an old school writers (Robbo) piece from the 80's in london… thats "never forgive action"…

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  • Amzii1231

    dont worry I took it from sum1 else

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  • iraesependejo

    Graffiti is not just something you achieve at the first try, not even if you bite it from someone else. Why? Beause graffiti requires a certain hand flow smoothness and dedication. With lots of creativeness! this guys letters might not have been great but his message was right. Graffiti is usuall frowned upon but at the end, its a form of art. 🙂

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  • jrandrade777

    Wtf?

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  • TheZTFU

    this isnt graffiti LOL

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  • yarik bustamante

    you fucking suck at graffiti!

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  • Zahraa

    so not graffiti

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  • Tay Rae

    You write with a left hand! 😀
    like me

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  • Buddha BlessU

    This is great! Check out my page for some wicked videos. Thanks!

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  • SOLRone KGE

    LOOOL how to do grafifiti!?!? wtf you don't learn graffiti any other way then practice and develope your own style

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  • Frank Stein

    its a guide line not a tutorial

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  • Mr.Ordep

    Nigga Thats all A Bunch of Bullshitt, Its vandalism No matter How you Try to sugar coat it down, Itss Destroyinggg, And Ima Writerr,Its a Fuckin crimee, ScoreKtc

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  • toxickiller907

    left handed 😀

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  • Chemztat *TRAP MISTER ACE*

    That marker was driving me FUCKING CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Danny

    Thank you, for agreeing!

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  • Mento Bent

    thx budy im practisin tht looks cool like it 😀

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  • LyricVideosMade4U

    What are you using to draw this ?

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  • Parsa Kanani

    TOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOYTOY

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  • The Berzerker

    @Lyricvideosmade4u

    Sharpie permanent marker 😉

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  • leonardo castillo

    853 people don't know how to draw

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  • mao barzinji

    the man was to lazy

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  • mao barzinji

    how did you now 853 people don't know how to draw?

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  • Andrew Duran

    Your weak AF! , you should be taking lessons before giving them !
    -SERT23R
    L.A—-> NDK UPNc

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  • Aaron

    idiot

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  • bj washington

    awesome

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  • LeAnn Oothoudt

    Do my name? c: > LeAnn <

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  • arslan chamdine

    @leonardo castillohahhahahahahahahdahadgahahdshshahahafhfshfshahahahahdshahahahdsha

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  • Kush Consultant

    Wat about the rest of the letters you idiot

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  • Ricky Ticky

    I don't care whether you're good or not. This video is hell of relaxing and helps me fall asleep.

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  • Mango Pastel

    hahahahaha rite on

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  • victor vazquez

    well im a very good one

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  • Barbarka CP

    Very HARD!

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  • sydnee chenault

    Stop doing that long message

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  • YEET

    Have you noticed the wrote the same message

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  • YEET

    The guy who wrote it

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  • Alexica Stills

    i FUCKIN HATE,when people try to write these insperational massages like the top comment,friggin aggravating.! :ll

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  • Amanda Carey

    Ur really good at these letter

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  • Lil3800jesus

    wtf is this!!!!!!!

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  • Ricky Ticky

    or generic internet comments like, "853 people don't know how to draw". But lets focus more on what we love, instead of bashing on what we hate.<—hah. very true tho

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  • Alexica Stills

    Yeah i know its just so annoying."Graffiti is not just something you achieve at the first try….blah blah bblah…"I really just wanna Punch whoever wrote that in the face.!Shit pisses me off.And mabye i DID Achive it at the firast try!how would he/she know Ok im gonna calm down now i think i got my point across. :))

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  • kecklez

    bomb guys this guy?

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  • kecklez

    i dont think you can write insperational massages. but you can write insperational messages.

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  • Mike Hawk

    TOY

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  • greenbayluvh1

    Serio toy writing

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  • MrTwichy911

    TOY

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  • Ricky Ticky

    ASMR

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  • Maki

    More then 853

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  • SUPER IKO

    make that 874

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  • Ricky Ticky

    mmm, very asmr, very

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  • Kristers Belzejs

    876

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  • Escray adlay

    toy as fuck

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  • JOE MORIARTY

    so shit its not smooth

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  • sofi diam

    twitter.com/ Graffitweets

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  • 4OUR SOUNDS

    I'm trying to do the graffiti where you don't know what it says

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  • Mendez

    That is a very spine chilling noise!

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  • myra hindley

    toy

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  • IZE graffart

    terrible this just brings up the bail from the back of my neck!!

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  • IZE graffart

    authentically FUCK YOU!!!

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  • vermilliondx

    I do hope the people watching this understand that he isn't teaching you how to "motherfuckin' graff yo," but rather, is showing how to draw it on paper, like as a background prop in a comic or cartoon.

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  • Graffiti-Tutorial

    🙂

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  • The Mad Recon

    Toy

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  • Rajat Aggarwal

    What about k to z?

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  • Rajat Aggarwal

    What about k to z?

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  • Máxima Rafael

    a hate you

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  • Máxima Rafael

    fuck off
    ?

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  • Andrei Chiose

    u dbags…this was when he was just starting like 7-8 years ago. look at his art now, he s talented

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  • Adam Vigh

    @expertvillage what is this markekr

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  • Tahera Shaik

    How to write the name "NITIN" ???? Can u show it

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  • MrLaTEchno Reality,Stop Fake News.

    Hee: a leftie great ,a real artist ……lol
    THNXS for your share enjoyed it!!!

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  • MaPee1982

    Lol!!!! What the fuck is this? This is not called graffiti, it's called ugly as shit.

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  • Letterhead Huns

    I'm not sure where on earth Expert Village finds these "professionals" but there are SO many reasons that this lettering is so poorly done… Not to be a dick, but:

    – There is absolutely no consistency in any letters that are being written
    – The line weights are all over the place
    – He is adding weird serifs in places that make no sense at all.

    If anybody wants to learn to draw graffiti lettering properly, I highly HIGHLY recommend taking some formal calligraphy training or courses. You need to understand letter structure before you can start adding any sort of style to it. There is a lot more to it than adding random lines to the basic letters you learned in grade 1… I'm by no means an expert but I sure as hell could write circles around this dude.

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  • GRAFFITI FLOW

    What the F… ☺

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  • Samuel

    one of my first asmr's

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  • DePLoYeR_ G4mes

    The soundd doooddddd

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