How To Draw Cool Letters
A person can always have a skill in drawing if there will always be a step-by-step procedure. Show off and practice your skill as you watch this 6-minute video on how to draw cool letters and prove that you can also do it with your name as well.
Okay, I'm going to show you how to draw cool letters and I'm going to use my name to do it with. Okay, you're going to need a ruler and a pencil, and I suggest you have a rubber on standby. First of all, we're going to draw two horizontal lines across the paper.
We've made it quite large, I think - that's it - and then some lines running down. Now, my name has only got three letters in it which is nice and easy. So we're just going to mark out those three letters inside.
You will find you might need to adjust where this for as you go along so just draw them lightly in place. Okay. Now, I'm going to look at the first letter which, for me, is going to be an "L".
So, I'm going to draw a curving line downwards. Use the top for the top. Draw a curving line in and then I'm going to do a nice arch for the bottom.
Let's make it as interesting as possible and a nice rounded shape like this for the "L". We're not quite finish yet though, we're going to give it a bit of edging, make it a bit more exciting, and we can write this on the end again to make it a bit more interesting to look at and then we're going to give it a fake shadow to give it a more 3D effect. So, I'm going to draw repeat line on the outside.
A little bit shadowing underneath here, here and here and then, because we're just doing it in pencil today, I'm going to shade this in. But if you're doing it on color, you might want to leave it and color it with a different color. So, that's the "L".
Now, I'm going to do it so the "Y" kind of tucks in under the "L". First of all, I'm going to do the top part of the "L" and I'm making it as bendy as I can and that makes it more interesting, really. Okay.
Then tuck the other part of the "Y" behind the first one. Can you try to make it as wacky as you can, really, as fun as you can? Okay, and then the other side coming down right there, give it a bit of edge there and then another arch on the bottom to mere the "L". That way, you get to start some styling in place.
Then, just like the "L", I'm going to write some extra bits on the edge to give it a bit of character. Really large extra bit, actually, like that, and then the shadowing again, a little bit underneath there and then just shade those bits in. So, it's looking quite mad at the moment.
You'll be able to see the letters more clearly once you got rid of the guidelines. Next, we're going to do the "N" and because we're doing it a slightly tapered design, I'm going to do the same thing again. I'm going to taper this down.
Bring it across, I think, and then taper it down again so it can be as narrower at the bottom than it is at the top, basically, and then we're going to do the top part. And because we've kept this quite narrow here to keep the styling the same, I'm going to do the same to the end. I'm just going to do a tiny, little shape like that to indicate the middle and the end, and then come down with that type of shape.
Maybe I'll separate it towards the bottom. And then just like the rest, I'm going to add some extra bits to give it a bit of character, so put on a bit side like this and then we'll add a bit chunk to the side of the end there. Then, we're going to write the shadowing again.
Now, obviously, not everybody out there is called Lyn. Experiment with the letters in your own name on a separate piece of paper and see what kind of wacky shape you can come up with and then just use this simple box guide where you're actually put in the letters together. Okay, so what I'm going to do next is rub out some of these guidelines.
It's kind of loosely based on graffiti art. Then, we'll rub out the guidelines on the outside. There's just one more thing I need to do actually, and that's just to fine the top of the "Y".
Okay, there we are, my name in artfully cool letters. .