Fancy lettering


My last post about lettering was very popular, so I thought I would continue and write about one of my other favourite ways to illustrate lettering. I am excited that people other than me are actually interested!
The only materials you need are a pencil, eraser and paper, but I thought I would add colour to this post, so I will add markers to the list.

Step one
To draw this style of fancy lettering, you need to first VERY lightly write your words. Be sure you have enough room for all of your letters, leave room between them, and try to make the letters the same size too! You will be erasing all of the pencil lines so draw lightly.

Step two
Then, to make this kind of lettering, make all of the vertical lines thicker by adding another line. This is why it is important to leave space between each letter.

There are many different ways you can do this, especially when it comes to rounded letters. You can draw straight lines, like I did in the words, How to Draw Or, you can curve the vertical lines, like I did in the words, Fancy Lettering.

Step Three
To end each line segment, I draw a straight line across. I think the pictures will do a better job than me to explain…

Here are some of the more difficult letters to draw, but really, there is no right or wrong way! Just try to be consistent. If you do a B a certain way, the next time you draw a B, do it the same way.

Step four
I decided that these letters needed some more colour, so I outlined the letters in black, and erased my pencil lines.

Then, I coloured in the letters with patterns and designs.


Here is a summary…


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