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The Art of Graffiti: Create Basic Graffiti Letters

FIEST Loves You °—·°, Graffiti & Street Artist in LA.

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6 Videos (32m)
    • Overview

    • The Culture

    • Selecting A Graff Name

    • 3 Tools Optimized

    • Bar System

    • Following Thru


About This Class

In this class you will learn the first step to creating a real, on-wall graffiti piece by learning how to create basic graffiti letters.

I will show you basic letter structure, how to balance the flow of your letters, add funk and effects to arrive at a climactic finished outline. But no graffiti course would be complete without an introduction to the culture and origins. We will quickly cover history, terminology, ethics (or lack there of depending on where you stand socio-economically) and street etiquette.

So put on your hoodie, tie your moms scarf around your face, grab a marker and lets do it!

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As a brush letterer and typography admirer, I'm always so impressed with graffiti design in Los Angeles and other cities. This is a great intro into the skill of it. It's rare to find a tutorial on it in the mainstream craft/art community! Thank you!
Many will probably consider this very basic, but for those looking for very basic, it nicely rounds up an intro not only to drawing but to idea and culture too, inspiring you to think in "graffiti way" before you draw your first line. Then it takes you through process of drawing, again highlighting the approach and philosophy rather then the technique itself.
I thought graffiti was nonsense but it is an art. Thanks.





FIEST Loves You °—·°

Graffiti & Street Artist in LA.

Designer, Illustrator, Artist.


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