How to Draw Graffiti and Create Your Own Style

Today, I would like to teach you how to draw simple graffiti. I am by no means encouraging you to break the law or get in trouble. Let’s rather start the practice on paper. As with any other art form, it takes practice to draw well and to have your graffiti look the way you want it.

1. Draw the Outline

Decide what word you want to use and draw it on a piece of paper. Generally, bubble letters work best, but this is your time to be creative. If you have created a tag for yourself, practice with that word and try different designs.

2. Outline with a Marker

When you are happy with your word and its basic outline, go over the outline with a marker to make it stand out. You don’t have to use a normal black marker. You can use whatever color you feel like.

3. Add Splashes and Dots

Now, use your marker to add splashes and dots to the outline to give it an edge and some character. Splashes and dots can be added to the top, sides, bottom, etc. Play with it. If you like what you have created, you can stop at this stage and start another one.

4. Add Shading

If you feel your word needs more work, then add shading. You can do this by simply making the lines underneath the word a bit thicker. As you get more experienced, you will find other ways to create shading and create 3D words.

5. Add Color

The last step is to add some color if you want. You can color the whole thing or you can just add some coloring to certain parts. It is your masterpiece and your time to be creative.

Creating graffiti takes time, but if you are really passionate about it, you will keep practicing. You can use your art to mark your books, create invitations, or even one day sell it to marketing companies. Enjoy!