How to Draw a Q in Graffiti

Learn how to draw the letter Q 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. Ok, the next letter up is the letter Q. We are going to start off with a nice bubbly throw up. Kind of come in, just as simple a that. Nice 3D with some nice shading. Fill in the 3D. And that is something quick on the street big letter "Q". Take it up a little step and we are going to do a blockbuster now. Keep everything just straight at real boxy look just as simple as the "O" was. Just adding that little kick off for the "Q". Use the same color I sketched it in just go to whip through, shade it up making sure I not going to slow that the paint build up and drips. Now we will out line our blockbuster "Q" Add a bit of 3D kind of coming off the left of the letter. Get that looking good. Finish it using a brighter color creating an inter outline. There you have it a blockbuster letter "Q". Basically, Obviously keeping the same shape of the "Q". Maybe kicking that a littler crazier. Building up same stuff on the corners. Now once you get these letter stacked against each other building up your name and what it is trying to spell out. All these little cuts and corners and add on to each letter defiantly create a whole nother piece that looks crazier when Its is done. Maybe take that color half way up maybe switch color. As I change one color to the next. Kind of pull in my can of spray paint away from the wall as I work down just Give it a long nice even fade. Do a bit of outline. Got a nice germen outline tip on here. Give it that cool clean about as thick as your thumb line. Now I will come with this darker purple outline everything nice and clean. Then start working my 3D in now for a inter outline. Kind of seeing the inter outline leaving a gap as arrows are kind of over lapping little bit so the maybe come in here and do a couple of these things. How about that. Now a outer outline. There you have it. Wild Style letter Q.