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How to Draw a D in Graffiti

Learn how to draw the letter D 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 ( My Facebook is Next letter, the letter D. Let's do a throw up. Throw up nonstop to get the line. Get your outer shape of your letter down. Get it defined with a little something into it 3D. You know kind of creating like a box shape off the letter. Now when you come through each letter and spell your name, this 3D can run continuous, continuous, continuous, throughout the whole name. You know get that down, cut back in, shade in your 3D, put a little smiley face, get a high five from your neighbor, and you're done. We're going to work our way through a block buster D, basically dealing with two blocks of the letter. So we break down the first and you know block buster is pretty simple but definitely doesn't mean you can't add style to it. We got our blocky D in place. I'm going to start filling it in. Keeping it with a good outline tip in a dark color now we're going to go to the outline in 3D of our blocky D. And a lot of times if you just want to get this done even quicker on a larger scale switching from an outline to a fat cap will give you like a four feet of spray and you can just blast it through. Let's finish this off with a pretty inner outline or inner gel and there's your D for a downright sexy block buster. Now we're going to take it to a wild style D. Just breaking your D down once again in the basic shape that the letter D is, and just kind of elaborating off that.Adding bends and curves, maybe even kind of working your letters together so they almost build together like a puzzle piece. And actually a wild style is about being just really creative and combining the crazy shapes you can to create a letter. And as we do our outline we're going to work our 3D the same color. Aha. So we got our outline 3D done of our wild style D. We'll come through and add an inner outline, a inner gel, always crucial in making your letters pop. Now we're going to finish our D off with an outer outline in a bright yellow. Here's another thing about outer outlines, you can always build up bubbles and stuff around your piece that kind of pop off that outer gel. So you'd actually want to start with doing your little bubbles around your piece being clean and close to your 3D, but then when you come back and actually do your outer gel they will connect it together so it appears the outer gel is bubbling out around your letter. Another little cool trick of the trade. And as we get done you know we have a wild style D.

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