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How to Draw a Z in Graffiti

Learn how to draw the letter Z 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 Nice little throwy 'Z' here, just in case your nickname is Zorro. A little bit of 3D, it's kinda just a mirror image or your letter, just a couple inches over, work our way around and get the 3D filled in. Switch that up, to a blockbuster. So we're just going to come with a very squared off letter, just like I said it's a block-buster, fill it in with the same color you sketched it out in. So we're working our way up filling this in, making our hand movements very quick with this skinnier outline we want to make sure we don't have drip build up by going too slow. But, using a lot fatter tip, be able to fly through that a lot quicker, get more coverage, but you still want to come back with your outline tip to come and outline the letter. Definitely a good block buster, a good graffiti piece needs to have good clean lines so when people see it, even though they might not always be able to read it they're definitely going to know it's done very well and people you want to read it will definitely be able to read it. I'm going to come back around, one more last color, and inner outline everything. You can actually come and do some of the same cracks I did wit the outline with the inner outline, and there you have it, there's a block buster 'Z'. And, a little more wild style 'Z', we'll take that same base shape of the 'Z' and we'll twist it up. Going to work a little pattern of rectangles, a little basic fill in. Just come back and outline, again cleaning up all those little spits of paint and inconsistent lines of your sketch, a nice clean outline at the end and tighten everything up. Come through with a little bit of 3D. A nice solid look for our letter 'Z'. Take the same pink and inner outline, inner gel, sometimes if doing some of these longer lines is, too hard, just kind of feel the line out before you do it kind of just work the motion of your hand so you can just follow through and have it done in one shot nice and clean. The last thing we wanna do to our 'Z' is an outer outline. Now you have it, wild style letter 'Z'.

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