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How to Draw a W in Graffiti

Learn how to draw the letter W 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 Okay, here we go. Our next throw up letter's gonna be the 'w'. I'm gonna go ahead and start and whip it over. Right, you guys like those sound effects. Just like that, you got a nice 'w', something nice and quick to get up. Follow it a little bit of 3D, there you go, 'w'. Okay, now we're gonna do the letter 'w' and we're gonna do it in a blockbuster style. Something very simple, very self explanatory, it's made of blocks and it's something to get everybody's attention. You know, you see big areas that you are allowed to paint and you want your name to be seen from afar then a really cool blockbuster style would be what you want to do. So if you're doing something big and quick, you're not gonna be able to get it done the way you want, so you definitely need a nice outline to...which is what I'm doing now in a much darker color. So, we'll take one more color, finish off any with blockbuster with a really nice outer outline. Okay, next we're gonna do a wildstyle 'w'. Isn't that perfect, wildstyle! So, let's take some of this silver, keeping the essence of the 'w' alive, we just kind of bend and tweak it. Let me fill this in. Using that same color I sketched it out in. Okay, got that nice silver fill done. Come back get another color, add a little more fill to it. So I'm just coming down to create that fade and starting with the tip of my can and whipping it out. Just to make those points look super sharp, I'm gonna cut over them. Im gonna actually just hit it with a line and then i'll just cut over the existing paint to give it a cleaner, sharper point. Come through, make this nice dark purple, work my way around. Got that outline out of the way, let's add a little bit of 3D. 3D done, let's follow that with an inner outline, work my way all the way round the letter. And last, i'll take this light purple and do an outer outline. Bam, just like that, wildstyle 'w'.

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