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Uploaded: July 12, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: July 13, 2010
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Well, I guess you could say that I have been really busy because all I have been doing is drawing, drawing, and more drawing. Not only have I been making new lessons for the site, I am also working on a book. I think I already mentioned that to you in my blogger. For today's first real tutorial, I will be uploading a lesson that is going to show you "how to draw a graffiti character", step by step. Sometimes when I get an idea for a tutorial, I will find a video and upload it to the site, and then see how many hits it gets, and if it does really well, I will make it into a full fledged lesson. I got the idea for a graffiti character because when I was looking at the letters I uploaded, I thought to myself why not make a character that looks like he is using a can of spray paint, getting ready to make an awesome design on a brick building, highway tunnel, or even a cargo train cart. There is an artist in all of us, even if you like spray painting graffiti on walls, or airbrushing art on shirts, and other surfaces. I absolutely love the way this character came out, and I love how I included some helpful tips that will aid you to drawing a better, more animated character then before. If you have always wanted to learn "how to draw a graffiti character" to go along with your graffiti art. I will be back with four more tutorials for you guys to enjoy, so try and stick around to see what I upload next. Some of you may actually enjoy one of the lessons I have in store. Who knows, maybe you can find a buried treasure when you draw it. :) Adios people, have a fun drawing day!

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How to Draw a Graffiti Character

how to draw a graffiti character step 1

STEP 1.

This is a really nice step that shows you some really cool tips and tricks on how you should draw certain parts of a graffiti character. I give you tips on eyes, eyebrows, different shapes for the face, noses, and mouths. Check out this first step to see how you can improve your drawing skills.
 
how to draw a graffiti character step 2

STEP 2.

It's now time to start your lesson on drawing a graffiti character. Start with a circle for the head, and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw a wire frame for the body like so.
 
how to draw a graffiti character step 3

STEP 3.

Using the shapes and lines you drew in step two, you will begin sketching, or drawing the shape of the characters face. The next thing you will do is begin drawing the hair line of this characters hairstyle like so,a s well as the left ear shape.
 
how to draw a graffiti character step 4

STEP 4.

Instead of completing the hairstyle, you will draw out the shape of his hat which is being warn backwards. Once that is done, draw more of his head shape in the back, and then draw the outline of this characters full lips. Color in the hole exposed in the front which is going to be part of his hair.
 
how to draw a graffiti character step 5

STEP 5.

Here you will add the holes for the hat's adjusting strap, and then draw in the detailing lines on the cap as well. Once that is done, draw out the hair which is really curly or wavy, and then draw out the eye, nose, mustache, and small triangular goatee beard. Next, color in the hair including sideburns, and then draw out the beginning shapes of the fingers which is about to press down on the spray can. Lastly, draw the right side of his jacket.
 
how to draw a graffiti character step 6

STEP 6.

Finish the hand, and then begin drawing out the spray can like so. You will then continue to draw the jacket like you see here, and then move to next step.
 
how to draw a graffiti character step 7

STEP 7.

Finish drawing your character by sketching out the pants, and make sure you draw cuffs at the ends of his pants or jeans, and then draw out the sneakers which is a bit exaggerated in size. Draw his right hand, and then start erasing all the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a graffiti character step 8

STEP 8.

When all is said and done, your character should look like the one you see here. All you need to do nos is color him in, and you have just finish ed this tutorial on how to draw a graffiti character.