It is my aim to build a huge collection of graffiti letters in many different styles.
I am currently offering over 150 graffiti letters. Click the letter-buttons to filter the graffiti alphabet and display the collection of the requested letter.
How to draw graffiti letters step-by-step
I created a graffiti app for Android-smartphones.
In this app I just want to focus on how to draw graffiti letters step-by-step and the step-by-step drawing process of graffiti, like seen in the example next to this text.
There is a tutorial for every letter of the alphabet.
So, you just have to grab a sheet of paper, a pencil and markers, and follow the instructions step-by-step.
The creation process of a graffiti piece usually starts with a tag/handstyle. The letters are constructed around the tag.
Constructing a letter is quite similar. The following steps describe the steps shown in the image above.
- Step: Start just with lines
- Step: add blocks around the lines
- Step: style the blocks by adding serifs and enlarging elements of the letter
- Step: add a gradient fill-in
- Step: add blocks to make the graffiti look 3D
- Step: add the keyline, bubbles as background effect and highlights on top of the fill-in
Event though the design process is not exactly the same every time. You can use it as a guideline and vary fill-in, backgrounds, the type of 3D-effect, shadows etcetera etcetera.
Graffiti Alphabet Blank Templates
The easiest way to create consistent graffiti alphabets in a similar style and composition is to use grids.
This is way I decided to provide two printable blank templates for both – graffiti letters and numbers.
I hope it helps to improve your style.
Download the grid templates by clicking one of the images bellow or via those two links:
Graffiti Letters Videos
I love to sketch on paper as well, but drawing on iPad offers lots of additional possibilities.
The app is offering hundreds of free brushes. You can additionally create brushes on your own. There are a lot of people already selling brushes for tags, handstyles and graffiti lettering in general as well.
Bellow you will find a growing collection of timelapse drawing videos of graffiti letters done with Procreate.
I hope they inspire you! Which one is your facourite?
Tip: The “normal” iPad (not the pro-version) and the first Apple Pencil are good enough to start out with iPad lettering. They are way cheaper than the Apple Pencil 2 and iPad Pro and definitely good enough for drawing with Procreate.
Now It’s Your Turn
Grab a piece of paper and markers.
Or take your iPad and start Procreate
I hope you are inspired!
Do you have any questions or requests?
Or maybe you have a cool tip that I didn’t include here.
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.