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7 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:33
    • 2. History

      2:41
    • 3. Tagging

      0:56
    • 4. Basic Graffiti Pieces

      21:43
    • 5. Dark Fill Graffiti Pieces

      14:20
    • 6. Lego Style Graffiti Pieces

      14:22
    • 7. Outro

      0:26
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In this class you will learn about the history of graffiti, how to draw 3 different styles, 3D techniques, variety of ways to fill in your graffiti piece's, different cans and spray paint tips and more. It is a hands on class for you to learn the skills to be-able to create your own graffiti.  Sonz1 has been painting graffiti for over 20+ years and has taught hundreds of workshops every where from classrooms, youth groups, youth detention centers and more. He see's the importance of using art as an outlet to help with mental health.

You can see his work at http://www.sonz1.com or on Istagram at @sonz1.  He has worked with such clients as Nike, Lulu Lemon, Coke and more. 

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Jeff Goring

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My name is Jeff, a.k.a. Sonz1. I have been a Graffiti Artist for over 20 years now and have had the opportunity to create art all over the world. I write with the Gospel Graffiti Crew and have been able to learn from some of the best graffiti writers of our time. I have a passion for graffiti and think now is the time to share that passion with others who want to learn.

I developed my graffiti hat businesses (mygraffitihat.com) because I had so many people who wanted custom graffiti for their events, bands and brands. Its been awesome to see this passion for graffiti art grow into something I can offer to high end brands. And now I am excited to pass on my tips, tricks and secrets to you!

Join my courses for your chance to try it out for yourself and I'm sure you ... See full profile

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1. Intro: Hey, what's up, everybody, My name is Jeff Gong. I go by sons, one of FGH Garcia graffiti supernatural as crew had been paying graffiti for almost 25 years now. I love it. I love the culture, I love how it's affected my life and helped my life. Just have in that hour has an outlet. So for you guys with this course, I want to be, I'll teach you guys how to do some nice lattice structures. Had add some 3D, add some bits, add some fades, and just make it. So by watching this course, you'll be able to do a dove graffiti piece. So check it out, guys, are the best pace. 2. History: Hey, what's up, guys? So graffiti has changed so much since when it first started in the mid-sixties. Lot of times people will say it was either started in Philadelphia in the mid 60s with a gentleman by the name of cornbread. Other people will say it started in New York. Some people will say I started in Philly, went to New York and tagging got big by tacky 183 by going all her first guy to be all city. So the cool thing with graffiti and all these guys is that the still alive. So that's the amazing thing with graph is that the history is you can hear it from the guys, from the people firsthand. Well, a lot of the other arts and the Renaissance, those guys who are long gone. So to make sure with graffiti, start doing your history, start looking into it, start getting to know some of these guys. You can support them. You can buy some of their art still. You can buy some of their graphs still, you can. So it's one of the things too well with the amazing thing was confetti is that you can still be looking into it. So it went from graffiti, graffiti stuff, I'd say started in fearfully, went to New York, kinda blew up in the, in the early seventies with the train movement with lot of guys painting for subway cars. And a lot has back in the day it would you would only have one or two types of pain. So you'd have wanted to try to take what the basic the oldest one type of spray paint tip on it. Where nowadays We're nowadays you would have certain companies a paint that would make, they make like 300 shades of colors with a lower pressure, you can get spray paint tips. I'll give you a tip this small to slip and tip, they'll go this big. So it's one of these work, the medium that it's still using, spray paint. But a lot of it has changed and really just advanced where we're at today. Where nowadays, nowadays you have companies like me posting, I've worked with Nike, I've worked at Lululemon. I've done some scene. I've had other people who have done work with Coke. One likewise, welcome Mercedes Benz, where you have made your billion-dollar companies come along say, we wanted to use this art form. So today you're going to be alone at home or two letters structures. And for me personally, graffiti is about lettering. Feed is about, It's about letters where street art, a lot of times they use and more pictures are using characters and when they're due and street are a lot of times they're using projectors. You're using rulers and tape and keeping all these different other little tricks. But where graffiti in its raw form, its purest form, is that all you're doing is you're just using the can with the candidate, with the tips that come with it. So it's, it's changed a lot now, but it's amazing what you can do with it nowadays. So outfile today I'm going to be teaching just straight letters because graffiti is ago taken your name, your nickname, your cruise name, and put it up so you're making it known. So we're going to focus on lettering today, guys. 3. Tagging: I like with graffiti. A lot of it started out with tagging. So I'm gonna show you guys tagging and then went to throw ups were just kind of helps you to pick bubble that is put your name up in the streets quick so people can recognize that. And then it went to pieces and then there's all different styles of pieces. Wild Style, straight letters, bubbles, et cetera. So what we're going to go for, for tagging, basic tag would just look like this. I might sons one, saga of sons Number 1, you get an error and they're, you know, line, whatever you'd like, that would be like your basic tag. Then it will go to a throw up, which is just basically a double letter, a bubble letter. Sometimes guys would add 3D is to add a 3D or drop shadows quick, but they're designed real quick. That up to your neighbor. 4. Basic Graffiti Pieces: Okay, the thing, the thing with doing basic refi letters, it's like treble on there. You all have a bone going through your arm. If you don't. It's tough for high fives, you know, and but we all got a bone gone through this. We're going to do like a structure with a bone going through this first. So for me I'll go, I write sons, I'm going to use the lighter I'm going to fill with these colors will do a three color fade. But I'm going to start with the yellow pea and the lightest color, although so and Z, pretty simple way, nothing fancy, nothing amazing. But this is going to be our bone. This is going to be our structure. And all you're gonna do, you're gonna do that and then we're just going to outline it with the yellow. And the reason I'm using yellow is because this is the color that I'm going to fill with. Majority will go like this, I guess, but all I'm doing is keeping that line right in the middle. Right? So just like that. Okay, nothing too fancy. But then I'm going to color it in yellow up top. We'll do a quick color in job. And I like to use, I like to use chiseled tips much chisel tip markers just because I can use the flat end and they go a little quicker. Like so. So we'll do that yellow and we'll drop down the orange. Then just to make it a little fancier, keep colored it in school. A little stat. There we go. And then for the bottom will block some pink. Just pop it out a bit. So here we go. So this one we just did, we just did a three color fade. Another thing I do a lot of times when I'm actually doing pieces is I'll use three of the same colors as different, but just different shades. So whether it's three different grays do a grayscale, whether it's three different blues starting from LA Times you start from when you actually painting, I'll start from darkest to lightest color. So I'll go dark blue first, light blue and then a really light blue on top. So that's your basic three, That's a basic tree color fill, but we're going to make it a little fancier. So what we'll do is a lot of times when you see people using graffiti, Latin, if you actually look at the pieces, they break them down into shapes. So you can add triangles, squares, diamonds. And they'll do things called little bits. Bits or dude ads for famous guy said that the movie and a movie back in the 80s hot style was. But we'll add some bits. So do that. So we'll do that. We'll get either, we'll just go, we'll add a few triangles. Know that I'm doing them with orange. I kinda looked like Doritos. But we'll go a little on triangles going through. And all this is, is just helping bring in that o and jump into the yellow. So you can do it like that. You could do, and I'll do it the whole way through. And it's with using shapes. You can use it like this. I, you can use any shapes you want. You could do. You could have the yellow drip and down. Another thing you can do, which is simple enough. It's just doing straight lines. I don't have a straight edge here, so that's okay. We'll go straight across and do some pink on over top of it. But you can still see the basic letters that S ON. So you can add little bits like that. I could even, another thing you could do is make the launch. You could have a drip down into the pink. These colors are a little tricky to see. We can have it, so it's not sort of a straight line. Is add a little bit just to help that fade a bit. So or the other you do, you can get your color. I just go over a few times to help it blend in. So I'll tell me now I'm taking the launch vehicle and right over the pink. Just help it blend in a bit. So with that, you can basically you can still see the S ON z signs, right? So you want to keep that even though it's all called in, colored in and this is all we call our fill. So that's how, that's how that's how I do my fill I'm gonna do now is dropped basic outline on it. I'm just going to use a darker color to make it pop a bit. I'm just outlining it. One thing with me is I make a lot of mistakes so I can show you guys how to fix some mistakes. And ultimately, this is your draft, this is your graffiti. So it's like it's your art. So you wanna make sure it's you, right? Like you want to make sure it's original, you want to, you don't want to be fighting up people and biting is just kinda just when you see a COVID isn't just copying up. But we'll all unique, we'll all individuals. No two people are alike. So it's one of those things where it's you wanna make sure that you are represent you. So you can kinda see this helps you when it all comes together. So I'm going to go back and fix this and make this look a lot cooler. And just the basic, I'm trying to do this fast. So we'll go. And even in the if you want a lot like what I do inside my own, I'll do either just a straight line or do an x. But let's do, uh, let's do an x here. I'll make it a little bigger on one end. So you can do an x. I've seen a lot of people use characters. For the inside of that, but there you can still see your basic bubble letters and that just says sons, SON z. So if I were to do, if I was to add a 3D to that, what I wanna do is add a 3D is basically just a shadow. All you're doing is adding a shadow, making letters biggest. There's a few ways of doing it. The classic way is if I was to have a son here, this is my beautiful son. Best sun you've seen all Workshop. So basically if the sun was here, your 3D or your shadow would all be on the right-hand side. So there's a few different ways you can do 3Ds. Those are the classic way where if you have a pencil and a ruler, you could do a dot way off in the distance. And every corner you have, you would do a line weight to that dot. So there'll be a corner there. So the sun's over here. So shadow material is automating the side to a dot here. You do a line like that, going right to that dot. And that will help you get some perspective. For basic 3D does That way to do it. And then you could leave your 3D gone that far. But for me, I don't like to leave my phone. I don't want to have a supermassive to eat. I just want to have if I'm doing a full piece about four inches for a Pete for things. So I'd take that and cut it off here. Signaling that I'd take that line. That'll be another one going down that follow it like that dot right here, follow it might to that dot. And then you just connect them like so that is one way. And then he colored in. That is one way of doing it. Another way is just seeing your son and being like, Okay, this line hits on this side, so it'll be a shadow there. Just doing a little line like this kid line their plate. So that's one way of doing it and then connecting it. The other way is a lot of guys, when I'm doing workshops, I'll just be like guys, say Yo Jeff, make it easy. And people were like, Yeah. I like. So basically it would do is that sons here, all you do is take any line that's on the opposite of your son. Can just make it bigger like that. The sign on the outside. So I just make it bigger, weight that line bigger. Right? So that's one way that we go in and we'll fill it all in quick. Like so. Even on curves, well, it's curved. It go out and they need to follow the curve, follow the peer curved lines, straight, like so. And then fill this in here. So you can use, and if you're just starting now to, you can use your nickname, you can use your initials. You can use your buddies named your teacher's name, whatever. You don't want to go super big. Just because the sheer fact as it takes a lot longer. But so that would be a basic 3D anywhere that's opposite the sun it. So that's like your basic 3D. But now we got to clean it up and we've got to make it look a lot cooler. So one thing, there's a few things you could do in the background. Like again, back when I talk about with shapes, Latin does, you can start using shapes and different sizes. So is if we were to use, Let's use circles. So if we will use circles, I can go to different blues. All you could do is you can go and you can think stretching stuff you get think big and small, different sizes, but you can go. So we'll do a big circle here going in the background. We'll do another one there. Another circle. And we'll do some smaller circles. Like so. Then all you gotta do simple Kelvin a man. And we'll go some smaller ones. And we do them all in the background cell. And there's a few different ways you can color them in. With circles. You gotta watch out. That doesn't look like a bomb. It's cool if it is, I don't mind. But we'll do circles like so. So we did all different sizes. And then there's a few different ways you can color it in. One way is you can go straight, just straight color unit or another thing that looks cool is if you just do lines like cell c. So all I'm doing is line, so we'll do some lines on some other ones we'll color right in. And all I'm using today is you can use, this is just with like Crayola markers or these are just, these are actually, this is actually a highlighter, so I'm actually using a Sharpie highlighted right now. But I find just using a lot of times I like using highlight. It's just because of the bright colors I have. He wanted to be really exact. You could use it. But I'm going to color some of these. Will do a mix. Fill, fill your whole background Latins. When I'm doing full pieces, I actually don't do too much more background than this because I mean, for me, I remember talking to unnoticed by name of media. He's Superdome, but talking to him. And he would say, you want your piece to be the highlight. So go out one more here, which is y. So this is your basic. And all that was just doing some basic circles behind smaller different sizes, switching it up. So it's not all. Besides the whole time. But you could do the same thing with squares. You can do the same thing with triangles. I'm going to just add, will add some triangles into it. So for me, I did triangles if I go, yeah, we'll do some bigger triangles. So all I'm doing is adding some shapes now in a darker color that will go over top of the highlighted. This is just like a kinda stretched our rectangle. Right? Like so. I'm trying to fix up some of my mistakes here. See, I went right over top of some of the lines I did earlier. So there we go in to make it a little fancier and to clean it up. One thing I was talking to an artist by name of bacon, phenomenal artists, one of the top, easily one of the best in Canada for graffiti. And he was saying, what he likes to do is you always have to put a solid at white amount as pieces because it makes it a piece standout. So we'll fix this outline, clean this up, and just make a solid black outline on it before we add anymore. And we'll go right around the outside and you can use any color you want, really, for your airline. For me, I'm using it. This is just basically a permanent marker I'm using to go over top of this here. Like so. And one thing I did to help connect the pieces was I didn't. You can see here for the S where S is about to touch the oh. I just left it. And what the OH, is going into the end. I just left it blank. And a lot of times what I'll do is I'll do either do a few dots just to show that it's going into there. Like so and say with the zed and the end, I just had them overlap in a bit here. And you don't have to do that. You could do. You could just leave it if you want. But for me, I like to make sure my pieces are connected and all it's something as simple as that as just leave in a little little space. So one thing was spray paint too. If I was actually to spray paint as peace and if I was to hold the spray paint can in one spot and go ssh, you'd get a huge drip. So what? We'll add some drips. So and a drip, all the best, easiest way to add a drip. All you do is go, I'm going to do it right here because you have a bump here already. So I'm taking my mistakes and really I'm just doing bits on top of them. I do this a lot of hands of my pieces whenever I make a mistake, I'll figure it out. What could I add there to make it look like it never made a mistake, but I make lots of mistakes. So here we go. Best way to get a drip, just a straight line. And you could do a little bubble just at the bottom, like so. And if I'm doing black, I'll leave, I'll fill it in, but I'll leave a little bit of white there just as like a little highlight. Often spray painting. I'll do the black bit, do the black bubble, that drip. And then I'll spray painting with a myth over top of it. But I'll leave that. And it's like anytime you see a patriot, it kinda comes together at the top. Kinda like so. All right. So just a simple way. Typical straight down. So leave a little bit of white. And you just kinda have it spreads up to your p.sit. So it's almost like a wheel drip way. It comes like this, comes together, thins out and then have a little ball of the head. So that is one way there. The other thing too is you could even do drips inside your pieces if you want, if you want to get, you wanna get fancy. So I have a little bit here that I should still fill in with yellow. So what we'll do here, and it's per kilometer, my dark color Tate do a straight line again at a drip inside the lattice. And a lot of times I'll add a little bit of bumps up top just to show that there's a bunch of paint there. Kind of accumulating. So so there we go. And if you have, if you have paint markers, it's little trickier to do in drawing this out. If you have paint markers or if you have Sharpie, I'll paint markers, they're not the best motto is an actual spray paint ran that sells paint markers, which are really dope Pascals. Another one that's really dealt and they're good for paint markers are good for doing jean jackets, for doing confetti hats, whatever you want. Sometimes I'll use them in lettering because I'll do some highlights over top. So a highlight is just a one-sided letter. You're going to try and make it pop out. And there's a few different ways of doing highlights. You can do the typical kind of classic straight line weight against your 3D. I just like this. I should be doing this in white when I find the WIDA got is not the best, so I'm using silver. But you can do this typical straight line. You could do another one where you just do a few dots and then have it go down to the line. Like so. Another one that I use a lot is all just to kind of build a little bit VD bit just kind of a random shape cone right over top. And I'll, I'll show that in some of my pieces. So like that. And same thing too, with a circle it is follow your line, your outside line. And this is, I teach a lot of workshops like in person. So yeah, so those are basic 3D. The same thing you could add along the top two if you wanted to. But this just kinda helps highlight your piece. Scanner like that. One thing I do a lot of proofreading workshops in, in-person. And whenever I show people this trick in class, you totally just lose them. This was, this was showed me what my buddy named Iraq who paints out a Pittsburgh. So all you do, you get any marker? I can say this is just a Sharpie highlighted. Take my hat off, switch backwards. Take it up, you go close to where you're at. And I'll show you here, go close to where you're at and just blow and gives you a big splatter. So it can only be done on like a like a newer markers. So if you have an old and dry marker, it's not going to work. What you can do, you can go closer to peace and go like that. That just adds a cool effect. And if you, even if you wanted to, like say this is just a black, straight up black permanent marker. Same thing. Go close. And just add that. Just adds a little affects. My seven-year-old does this all the time. And I can totally tell when he's using my markers because you'll just have blue or black ink. I'll always face. So don't go too close to it. You just want to go keep your marker about half a centimeter off the page 3 the way from the marker. And you want to almost like you're gonna go like honestly is spinning while ago. Like that. And with that, you could actually do like, you know how you watch Saturday morning cartoons. I see a cutting smiling and see a little glimpse like that. This is the same type of thing. I did that here. Then I'm just gonna do four lines and like that. Like so. And so, so and that's how you would do you basically feed pieces. 5. Dark Fill Graffiti Pieces: Hey guys, we're going to be switching it up a little bit. So this style before by doing the light three color fade, we're going to be switching it up by doing a dark fill, light colored outlines. So it's a little different ways of doing it. We're still going to go about it with the skeleton structure where you have the bone going through. So let's start off with that. I'm going to go I'll go for like Greenpeace and all Nadu. Same thing. We'll just go S, o, and z. That's why graffiti name sons one. So what we'll do, we'll do that little outline like that. And all you gotta do same similar way. Align it like so where that line is in the middle. I don't like this. So it gets a little tougher to see if you want to do. You can stretch your legs a little bit longer with this, instead of going right at class, what I'll do is I'll go on an angle and do like a little chip in it. Like it's got little chip in the piece. If you wanted to, you can stretch that line out and add a bit more stuff. So I've got like a little ledge going on there. So same similar thing. Like this. Tough to see, little tougher to see what we're doing. And outline and back out. What I'll do on this one. I'll do a few little still keeping that line in the middle to a few little lines coming off. So what do want a dark fill? What we're gonna do now is we're going to still do a 3D and all that, but we're gonna do that first. So I'm going to do my outline a little bit better. And we'll go, since the sun's right there, we'll do a 3D gone down, so I'll pretend that was a sun up here. So my whole shadow will be going down. All right, so we'll go, So that would mean this line I have to align down. Now the line down. And you can connect them. And then I use a chisel tip little faster. Like so, or the other way. Remember the other way we talked about doing a 3D, just make this line bigger. It's at the bottom. My son would be up top. My shadow, my 3D is going down. So I'm just gonna make these lines a little bigger. It's little trickier to see you. You outline this way. But you could do, you could do any colors like pink, so look really good. And I'm gonna do a black fill. So I'm going to use a sharpie for my fill. Like this. Like so. Same thing. I'm gonna do my 3D gone down. So just some lines connect them that there'll be ways to clean it up because the nice thing about doing a dog fail is if item, if I make a mistake and kinda go like like that, I'm just gonna go right over top of it and with a dark fill, you won't even notice it. So let's just put 3D lattice, 3D on these zed, zed, or if you want it in the States zs. Here we go. So it looks a little different, but you can still see your outline. And what, what my buddy, back to what Bacon said to a thicker line. And that's the cool thing with the width graffiti. You can Google and Instagram stuff fall in some of these well-known graffiti guys and just loan and watch and still want to keep to your own style because you want to be, like I say, you want to be original, you want to be. And this is you. And for me, this is my graph. So you really can't come to the point where you can't really care what people think. So unless you're doing something whack. So let's do this now what we'll start filling it in with 3D, a 3D, I'll start filling in the letters here. So I'm going to use a black permanent marker and ulna do outline it. Like so. Fill it in. And this is where you could do even a lot how you can do this in spray paint. But the cool thing is that by doing a dug through dug fill, you could do what's called a cutback. And all it is is making these lines smaller. So see this line here, I'll bring this way down. And by doing a dark color, I'm just going to write over top, white over top of it like WHO and making that line a little skinnier and helps clean it up. So this how the 00, 00, 00, 00 is going over top like this and come right in. Clean it up, just makes it look, just makes your piece look a lot more cleaner. So call it that. I'll fill it in. One thing I was going to show you guys two is by doing a dark fill. You can go. I'll fill the acid. By doing a dark fill. What you want to do, what you could do first is you can grab a lighter color if you want. And you could do you can do everything from like you can make it look like watercolor paint is flashing off by doing the same type of technique way as you would for a drip. Or that. You can do stuff like that and then have a few little pieces coming up, like so tough to see the yellow or the other thing you can do is just go close to it. Like so India bits like that all in the background. Because I'm doing a lighter color and a dark in color fill as you can go right over top of it. So we'll add some. What's something we haven't added? We add, let's add some squares. Sum of squares plus some smaller ones. And some bigger ones. And look around, you could do a lot. And if I'm painting like a massive wall, like 40 foot by four foot wall type thing. I'll do the whole background in massive shapes. What a giant squares, small, small, and just fill it all in a few different colors to help fill the background. So those, if you want, you can leave them blank, even filled in. Like so. Just giving you guys some options. Actually the squares look very nineties wish this was a big, big thing in the 90s. So but you can still make it look cool. You can do little lines coming off of them. Just to add something in the background, help, help you give you peace of bit of depth. So you can see it's a little different than the other way where we filled it first. And did all this last, we're going to pretty much do and are filled last. So I'm going to call it this one in because melanin. One thing I like to do, I don't know if I have another dark orange I don't like to use to mess with the shades. Like if I have a light green, I'll use light green and dark green. Kinda mix it up like that, or light blue and dark blue. Just different shades and colors. So let's keep adding, Let's keep Conan. And once again, it's nice to, this is a nice way by doing a dark fill. Its great way to just kinda clean up your piece. So by doing a dark fill, you can go right over top of the green. So which is nice. So I can bring this y, this y, and when the zed down a bit, if I wanted to add a bit more, bring it in. Like so. I can clean this up a bit. So the other thing too, you can do by using a dark color is you can use a darker green. And this why I like using highlight is two because it's easy enough just to go right over top of them. But you can add a darker green and you 3D, you can add some lines. When I should do first is I should go over my 3D to make it a little bigger. So I'm just gonna go over, go over this, make it bigger. Here we go. Let's add some more dark green inside these. And you don't always have to do lines. I just fine lines look cool. Sometimes people will do bubbles. But all I'm using is a dark color. Whatever top. There we go. Once again, try and do this quick foil. It adds a little bit into the 3D. And when you actually use the spray paint, you could do is, you could do so much more weight, which is cool. You can do missed in top now you can do different colors in the mist. Like I would do something online like this, I would do at a lighter green on the inside there. So. There we go. And one more thing which is good to do when you're using light color things is outline the line. We would call it a force field, we would call it some people call it an outer line. I have when I'm actually paying to call it a force field. But I do a force-field in black, which is the same color we filled with, right? So it would look a little sunlight that's just want an all it is is a thin line around it. And this just helps make the, make it stand out a bit more. And the cool thing with these two is you can literally use any color scheme you want. You could even do half Doug pink as an outline and 3D light pink on top as you outlined 3D, you could switch it around. There's really, there's so many options when it comes to comics. By doing this bloodless thin black outline on it. It just helps make it pop. And I find that just on Doug fills. Right. It just helps like that. And then you could do another little thing I do a lot of times I'll do a little little bits and stuff coming off in the black off of that. So and that's the thing you really, you can just keep adding and adding and adding. So a lot of it is knowing when to, knowing when to stop to nothing. Nothing sucks more than when you add some more and be like, oh, add too much cell. But same thing. So for me, lots and what I would do something like this. I do some little triangles coming off the triangles. And like I say, all different shapes. So these are just some Long Gu, triangles with some smaller ones, right? And this just adds a little bit of effects, will do dads. But you can see it's just, it's not that hard when you break it down. And I just kinda balance them out, make sure I kinda have them everywhere. I need to. And if you have if you do have some paint markers, you have to use and buy paint markers. This is one of the one of the best ones that I use. It's a it's a pilot silver mercury. A lot of times I do have a lot of company doing graffiti hat, so doing jean jackets. This is one of my favorite ones to use just because it's a good metallic marker. Or you could do the highlight. So if you want to, you can even just go. You can even just two small ones. Silver, gold would look nice on this. Just doing a little bit of highlights on the one side. Won't go no-go overkill with this one today. If you want to, you can still go to ANOVA shine over. And that's how you would get to a dark fill with a light airline. Thanks. Yes. 6. Lego Style Graffiti Pieces: Hey guys, but what we're gonna do now, what I'm going to break it down to more of a block style piece. So we're going to do kind of a Lego style type Steve's. So what we're gonna do, I'm gonna do it down here. All we're gonna do is gonna go, we'll do Sons again. So I'll do the same, similar things. Hold us go as 0 and z, like that. And we'll do it instead of, instead of outlining the whole thing, we're going to break it all down into blocks. And let's do a little bit, bring some stuff up here. Let's add a little bit this here. We'll add it back like that. So C, So you still have you, you still have you your basic skeleton structure. But now what we're gonna do, we're gonna do it into blocks. So it's gonna look a little something like this. So I go block here. So this one will go start from the corner of this block. Let's start from down here to another block. Is basically all I'm doing is going around this thing. Doing it all in blocks. Kinda like kinda like Lego when my kids play with a lot of Lego. So those straight like that. And I'll take this corner. So I'll take this corner right here. I'll just drag it straight across. Like so. So that's blocker. Then we'll do another block is coming down like this site. So you can still see what it says. The will has the S. But we're just going to break it down a bit. And even for you get something like an OH, that's rounded till the block with that same thing. Down to a block across to the block class little longitude. And take the edge of that block and I go up with it. So you can still see the S, still see the oh, I did a little hook on the inside. So for this one as well, then go straight down. Like so. I'll do a little block coming off it. So a lot times when you get something like this, when you get a line like this, I'll take the inside of the block here and just take it right down. And then I'll take the top of this, the top of this block and do it like that. So that way it helps keep my proportions. Straight. Shot to block will do another block right here. And wood blocks lot time. What you can do is you can just go straight o'clock straight across like a block to what we do is I'm going to stretch this one out further. And it'll give me a diagonal. And you want to have. And you want to have like fully flow. You want to have flow with your letters if you can. So you don't just want to be doing bits kinda like just out of the middle anywhere. You could if you want. But for me I like to have a little bit of flow with it. So what I'll do with this one, I have a block queue already and a top line. It's like I'm going down there. It's like it naturally wants to keep going. So we can just add another block right there. Right? So there's this block I gotta go up with. It. Will go straight across like that and then we'll add another block here. So that's it in another block. So we'll take the top left block straight. So I call it a kinda call it like a Lego type style when I teach it. Just because the aspect of it just it's all blocks. So we'll do the same thing. We'll start, we'll start coloring it and give it some color. Let's go for let me go blue. So I'll color it in. What I'm going to do, although blue and I'll add some red into it. But I'm going to add more blocks into it with red. Let's hold us go just certain sections. So I'll just go into this with the LED block. When you spray painting. I would do these after. But because we're not using favorite right now, I'm going to do right now. Just add some blocks to install the underside. Doing these wherever, kinda random. Just do it a more graffiti bits. I'm going to do them. Stick with the blocks, thes block style. So it'll keep filling in blue here. And you could add whatever you want into the fill like you could do. I've seen, even seen people do like landscapes or do whatever they want into the field, but it's still has the letters structure around it, right? So totally still classified as graffiti. But still doing. You can do different fades. You can do random colors all over, whatever you'd like. So the tricky part when you start adding all these bits and I mean, I don't really have many bits are burrows or anything coming off it. But the tricky thing is when you do start adding all that stuff, just keeping up with your outline and not lose and you letters. Because like I say, for me, graffiti is originally about lettering. So there we go. Basic filled. But what we'll do now is we'll do the same thing. We'll continue with adding and adding a 3D on it. I'm just going to do black to the simple. Let's see how blue would look. So you see how different it is. There we go. Now I'm now I'm just airline in the piece. To make it all standing is simple enough for me to just add a 3D gone down, which again, I'll do it this way. I'll show you. So and I'll do all the lines. When we talked about with the lines, you realize your 3D. That will add some stuff to this. When you spray painting. When actually it's creepy. Doing long lines like this or a little, little trickier just because a shoe factors, anyway, you move the can, you get a little bit of a different spray? So to keep that whole consistency, you got to move your whole body. Going to do here and do this one I like. So do a thicker blue outline around some place to fix up some of my mistakes. Which since you guys were best friends, you know, I make mistakes. So we've got something like that going on. And now what we could do is we can get a few other colors because I just outlined, because I just outlined the 3D. Or we could do now is get a few other colors and just add them inside here, like so. Go at that. And you could add, once again, you get add whatever you want here. You could fill this with a pattern that looks cool. Sometimes you could fill it with bubbles, you can fill it with lines, whatever you'd like. I'm going to switch it up a little bit. And add, will add a few different colors too. So we'll go to Add what? I'll go yellow. This is just another way you can do your 3D. And I'll like so. And like I say, I got lots of ways to fix my mistakes. See how I got the blue kind of bleeding over into the yellow? Well, we could do here is just using lines. Like so, it takes less focus off it and cleans up your piece. So I got some lines like that. Let's use more lines up here to add it. So I will I got some more of a bleed there. So I'll fix this mistake to get more here. Now whenever you guys see one of my pieces are gonna be like, Man, this kinda makes a lot of mistakes. But it's all good. And a bit more. And that is another way to do type of graffiti piece, just the basic kind of Lego, lego style I call it. So we'll just add a few, will add a few arrows coming off this one just got this easy way to do an arrow. Like that is an easy way to do one Is all I do is I go to lines and just make sure you do too little straight. Keep them consistent. Do a dot out here, and just write to their school, add some, and I'll make it look like it this is going through, so follow this line right through here. So follow it. And that way just gives a bit of depth. So same thing for this one. I'll follow it like that and then I'll just do a little line going down with that. So you still have your arrow. Let's do another one coming down here. So let's go to a dot. Lines going off it. Lying down. It's a little tricky because it's page moves him go. But this is the air. And lot of times what I'll do is I'll try to make it connect back to the piece. So I'll take the bottom piece here, I'll take the bottom line here. You can do it with a ruler if you want, if you got one. And take that weight back into the piece will have this go right to the state. So we'll go over that one more time. We'll do maybe we'll do one down here, one down here. We'll do a little bit of a bigger one. Maybe. I'll go into that little dot. Like so. Still follow it up. It's going behind your piece. Tricky with you. And as one-shot stuff is that if you mess up, it's trickier to figure out how to fix it. There we go just a little. Make it look like that lines the arrows going behind will be one more. And like I said, you could do them all directions. The one go it up. Not just one direction like the band should warned you guys, got last semi serif or a dad jokes. Same thing. Just do a dot del, fall behind if you wanted you to see that line is going through. I find won't follow through because I want to get into that one. There we go. That is how you do some simple arrows in the background. Self. So thanks so much guys. Check it out and let me know any questions or comments you got. Cool. Thanks. S phase. 7. Outro: Hey, what's up, guys, don't wanna say, thank you so much for taking the time to watch this course. I really appreciate it. If you have any more questions or comments, feel free to let me know and if he can help me out, feel free to share, to pass along to a friend or someone who you think can really benefit them because I know what my life personally haven't graffiti and having a nettle it has made a huge impact on my life and really helped me a lot. So I wish you guys all the best and thanks again. God bless.