Graffiti Lettering Part I

Directions

What you'll need:

 

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Markers

Graffiti and street art can be found all over Indianapolis. You can often find a lot of stylized lettering with eye-popping colors. We're about to walk you step-by-step through a couple of examples of word art that you can try at home!

Pick a simple word to start with. Lightly draw it with a pencil, leaving space in between each letter. 

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Draw a border around each letter and erase the lines inside. Now you have block letters!

Erase a line that closes up the end of a letter.

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Turn the end of that letter into an arrow by drawing a triangle on top.

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Add a few more arrows to other ends of letters.

Now we'll make our letters look 3D.

Add diagonal lines going the same direction to the corners of letters.

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Connect those diagonal marks with lines that follow the shape of your letter.

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Do this on the left side of each letter.

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Outline your word in marker, erase extra pencil lines.

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Next, pick a color and divide your letters in half with a crazy line. 

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Fill in the top half of your letters.

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Select another color to fill in the bottom of your letters.

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Select a third color to fill in the 3D sides.

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