The soccer star retired from the sport last year and although he's still busy with a number of projects - including his new Miami-based Major League Soccer (MLS) side - he's believed to be looking to fill up some of his free time by following in the footsteps of graffiti artists such as Banksy.
A source said: "Having dabbled with classic painting in the past he now wants to do street art style."
The 38-year-old sportsman will use his fashion designer wife, Victoria Beckham, as his muse for his first piece but will also take inspiration from some of his favourite artists.
The source told the Daily Star newspaper: "First he wants to portray his wife. He's been inspired to take a more edgy approach by his vast art collection, which includes works by Damian Hirst and Tracy Emin.
"It was his new year resolution and he's finally getting round to it."
Meanwhile, David and his four children, 14-year-old Brooklyn, 11-year-old Romeo, eight-year-old Cruz and two-year-old Harper, supported Victoria, 39, at her Spring/Summer 2014 New York Fashion Week catwalk show at the weekend and wrote her a touching note saying "Good luck, Mommy."
The former Spice Girls singer was so touched by the note that she posted a picture of it on Twitter accompanied by the caption: "Beautiful message from my babies x vb."