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Three-dimensional blocklettersare great for use in headings and title pages and also posters. The key to making them look3Dis to give the impression that light is shining on them and casting a slight shadow. It can be a little tricky to master, so heres a breakdown on how to create this effect.

Begin by sketching a thick lettering of your word or name in the middle of your paper.

On any space of your paper mark an X on the left or right-most upper part of your word on your paper. Then draw lines from letters of your word or name to the X mark. Remember also to draw the lines from the corners of the letter.

Then after creating the lines, use them as a guide to create a thick dimension on the letter.

Keep applying the steps, until you are able to finish each letter. In this case, the number 3 is the last letter or number to 3D. Remember also to carefully erase the lines once youre finished with one letter to help you easily draw the effect.

Outline your drawing with a black pen or marker and erase also your pencil marks to clean-up your drawing. Draw also a thick line on the contours of the word; use a pen with a large point.

Use one color with a light and dark variation such as on the illustration purple and dark violet.

Start by writing theletteryou want to draw.

Outline the letter with ONE thin line.

Connect the ends of the inner letter to the corners of the line around it.

Decide where your light source is going to be. You candraw a circleorsquareor some other symbol that will let you know where the light is coming from.

Pretend you are looking at a real block letter sitting in front of you. Shade in the spots that light isnt shining on.

Write the letter A normally, then outline the shape and erase your original lines.

Write the words with spacing in good cursive handwriting. Outline with 5 mm spacing on both sides and erase the writing inside. You can fill color to make an awesome piece of art.

How do I draw a block letter O or Q?

Using third Angle projections. Using clock-wise curves. In regards of the Q block letter, there is an outward projection on the forth quarter of the proportion.

What is the proper scale/ratio of height to width?

How do you draw a block letter B and R

How do I draw 3D letters connected but not cursive?

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You might want to start with apencil, and then use a trace for the shading.

If your letters will be shown on a computer display, the light source should be on the upper left. This is the convention that all computer programs try to observe. If you dont do this, your letters may look hollowed out.

Experiment with differentlettersandwordsand shadows. See what you can come up with!

When drawing, use an H pencil so that when you erase the guideline you might also erase the lettering.

Shade in the background around the letter to make it look better.

Use a pencil first so if you make a mistake you can rub it out .

Dont use too thick of a marker if youre tracing it so it wont cover details.

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