How to Draw an M in Graffiti

Learn how to draw the letter M 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. Let’s start off with the throw-up, also known as the bubble letter. It’s a little more complex with M, so you’re not gonna get that non-stop line that you want. Still you want to tackle most of that letters as quick as you can. So we’ll do a top and we’ll work our way around, same thing as always, your 3D and your fill. We got our letter M, right on the money. OK. Now we’re ready for a block buster M. We gonna start off with skinny cap, nice blocky, squared off both sides of the outer parts of the M, drop right back in and sketch in the center. Fill it in. Better make sure too, that you’re quick with your whipping back and forth as you fill in the pieces if you were to come at these corners a little slower you get build up and get drips. So just a real quick whip back and forth work your way all the way up again not too worried about how nice and filled it is because we are going to be cleaning it up with the outline and re-outline my block buster add my 3D, then it’s just time and time again a very clean inner outline or inner gel is what sets the letter off. OK. Wild style M, getting a little more creative on it starting with our base sketch we’re still taking the elements of the M, not really going too far from it and just adding on to it as you can see. So I’m gonna bend in both ends and fill it in. Add a couple of designs Outline is done. You can add a little 3D coming off the bottom. Really what you’re doing is just finding every point of each corner of the letter, just dropping the line straight down a couple of inches and that’s where you’re shadowing points off of. Boom! 3D done! Two more steps. Starting with our inner gel, and our outer gel also known as the outer outline, seal into deal Boom wild style letter M, there you go.