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How to Draw an N in Graffiti

Learn how to draw the letter N 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 So next up is the letter N. I'm gonna start off with a bubble letter throw up and run it right through. Just kinda come in and whip it out, you know, you wanna get it nice and bubbly quick, typically with fat caps. Run it through and doin' the 3D's, a lot easier not having to fill 'em in, but we'll come through with a skinny and just outline the 3D and kinda whip back and forth, shade it up. You get through a couple of these letters and you'll move fast. Alright blockbusters, coming up to the letter N, keeping it in that frame of the block, just gonna come and rock this out. Start up what a nice sketch, both outer pieces of the N. You know outside of that block, you can really kinda stretch the letter out, however you want, however wide you need. I'm just coming in with the same color that we sketched it out in, whip back and forth, fill it in. Making sure that you're not taking your time and slowing down in corners too much to create too many drips. So, just come back with an outline you know, and followed by a little bit of a, some 3D action definitely makes it pop. Same thing, just kinda whipping back and forth to fill in. The pressure the paint doesn't stop when you put your finger on the nozzle so it's not gonna slow down. You just gotta be on top of it to avoid drips. Then you always come back with that bright color, in this case yellow, and we just come and inner outline the letter and make it pop, also known as an inner gel, boo yah, blockbuster letter N. So now, we're gonna come with the wild style N, basically take our same N and twist off the corners and give it a newer, cooler look. Just kinda have fun with the letter. It's always good to kinda sketch your letters out with either the extra paint you're wasting, or the same color you're shading with. Switch out my colors a little bit, change up the fill, gonna come around and fade this yellow around. And again with the fill-in, just have fun. Do whatever patterns you want. You'll be kinda surprised after you're done inner gelling and out gelling how cool it will look. K, time for our outline, and we'll do the 3D coming off the right this time, 3D done. Inner gelling our letter, inner outlining all the lines except for portions that overlap. That's why we're not closing these in. We really just try and make it appear like it's slapped over the bottom of the N. Outer outline, also the outer gel, give it a good, clean, bright outer outline. Boom, the letter N, wild style.

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