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How to Create a 3D Effect with Graffiti

Learn how to create a 3D effect 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 Ok so now i'm gonna use this arrow here to kind of demonstrate some 3D, we really gotta pick what direction you want your 3D to fall or lean towards so imma bring it just right down, left and bottom. Pull off, same direction, all the way around and we'll come back in and fill this in, couple of tips on 3D's is, definitely use colors that are complementing to the color your using for your 3D to highlight, that's always gonna give it more depth and always kinda do your 3D before you do your final outline of your piece. It's better to have, if your doing the type of mural, that your lettering is gonna have an outline, that your using that outline to clean up the line in between the 3D and in this case arrow itself, so put back to the color, I got this dark purple going on, so i'm just gonna go and fade in, some of this light purple, right in the center area of this part of the 3D, this bar of it, i'm all the way up and right up in here, fade that up, holding the can a little bit away from the wall. So as you can see the 3D's popping out and lot of that's already over lapping the green, thats why we do the outline afterwards, take that outline and use it to clean up. Here you have it, a 3D that's kind of falling off to the left of it, very simple to do, its all about keeping everything in the same direction and there you have it.

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