How to Draw an H in Graffiti

Learn how to draw the letter H in graffiti from graffiti artist Paes 164 in this Howcast video.

My name is Paes164 and I’m a professional artist. I’ve been painting since a teenager, and I’ve been doing it for 20 years now. Find me at Paes164.com (p-a-e-s-164.com) My Facebook is facebook.com/paes_art. Now we’re on to letter ‘H’. Starting off with our little throw up here, we’re going to start with one line, work our way around, come off with another line. Oh and so simple, do it 3D and work in our shading. Again, you can kind of change the style up, but to really keep it a blockbuster or bubbled style throw up, it’s all about just kind of non-stop creating that smooth bubbly letter and continuing that style through the letters. You know, to just really get up on the street and get your name out there. Next will be a blockbuster ‘H’ and start off with our basic shapes of both straight sides of the ‘H’. So, just keeping it in that blockbuster shape of the blocky letter. Take that same color we sketch it in and fill it. Come back with our darker color and outline a little bit of 3D, then an inner outline. Yeah, these inner outlines are definitely going to be the brighter color that’s going to make the letter stand out and give it that good graffiti feel. Okay, last but not least, we need a little wild style ‘H’. Taking our basic shapes of the ‘H’ and bending them out a little bit. A lot of the times it’s not only the shapes that make it a wild style or make it all creative but maybe little additions. So maybe with this ‘H’ it would be cool to do a little crown. Take our basic fill and hit this nice and solid with this green. Just about anything you do, you know, take any shapes, any colors, and be real creative with the fill in. Again, I’m just kind of taking my can, starting off against the wall and whipping it down to give it a fade across the bottom. Opposite would be whipping it up. Get everything nice and colored so we’re not having to come back and backtrack and move forward with the outline. Rockin’ and rollin’, we got our fill done. We’re going to come back with our outline now and work our way all the way around the piece to knock this outline out. Outline in 3D done, so we’re going to move to an inner outline and again you know, the wild style can get as wild as you want it to get as long as you keep the basic element of the shape of the letter, you can kind of go to town from there. Inner outline knocked out. You can see how I left this line not inner outlined to give the look of the crown sitting on top of the ‘H’.