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How to make subway art on wood

This is for a request that was posted. These are the basic steps to follow. As for paint there are so many possibilities with this project you have to choose your own. I did this one with markers.

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Depending on the size of your board you can use from markers (tips ruin easily on wood), brush/paint, spraycans & even string. It's your choice. I tried using video clips but my cam got stuck, sorry.

As a quick guide I used a small piece of wood I found.  I used sharpies for this guide but depending on your scale you choose whatever you wish.

As a quick guide I used a small piece of wood I found. I used sharpies for this guide but depending on your scale you choose whatever you wish.

Now you can choose to do yours landscape or horizontal depending on board size and space to be placed

Now you can choose to do yours landscape or horizontal depending on board size and space to be placed

I chose landscape.  I decided to leave a border/frame on the edge.  Choice is yours

I chose landscape. I decided to leave a border/frame on the edge. Choice is yours

Being that it's a small board I left a 1/2 inch border all around

Being that it's a small board I left a 1/2 inch border all around

Border

Border

For the lettering you have so many choices but for this request I used a simple readable street style type of font. I normally write out whatever it is I'm going to use to make sure it fits

For the lettering you have so many choices but for this request I used a simple readable street style type of font. I normally write out whatever it is I'm going to use to make sure it fits

Here you see how they start to take shape.

Here you see how they start to take shape.

Continuing with the "A"

Continuing with the "A"

"AN"

"AN"

"LOS ANGELES" complete

"LOS ANGELES" complete

With letters you have many choices to use.  Here I show you how they would look with just the shadow

With letters you have many choices to use. Here I show you how they would look with just the shadow

See what I mean \ud83d\udc4d

See what I mean 👍

Here it's all traced out with a small shadow effect

Here it's all traced out with a small shadow effect

Colored in border with black sharpie marker

Colored in border with black sharpie marker

Added some more detail.  Like I said, with letters there's so much you can do.  Just need a little imagination \ud83d\ude0f\ud83d\udca1

Added some more detail. Like I said, with letters there's so much you can do. Just need a little imagination 😏💡

Added even more detail to it.  Just make sure you don't get carried away.  Sometimes simple is better

Added even more detail to it. Just make sure you don't get carried away. Sometimes simple is better

This is how I left it for this guide. Didn't want to color in with markers because I like my markers having a nice tip. Like I said the choice is yours. Hope you guys like this

The creator of this guide has not included tools