This is one of my favorite projects to do with the 7th grade students. We work based off of a graffiti artist from San Paulo Brazil named Highraff. He uses a lot of organic shapes in his work that we bring to our own work. The background is done with color pencils and I ask the students to choose warm or cool colors to fill the background with. Once the background is done the students get another piece of paper and draw out more organic shapes and color them with markers. After that is done we talk about overlapping shapes and floating some on top of one another with smaller pieces of paper.