It worked for a while but eventually I decided it looked too fiddly and not bubbly enough, and so I redesigned the letter for this simpler form. I began by drawing round a small plastic pot-lid but the advantage of using compasses is that the point leaves that little hole so you can always easily find the centre of the circle as a starting-point for constructing the rest of the letter Ready?
On the left, find where you saved your font and click Install Font on the top right of the window. A, H More reflected-light highlights on the A. So I started drawing my own letters to show visitors what I meant Video of the Day Step Open up Microsoft Word and click the down arrow next to the font list on the toolbar at the top to open up your fonts.
Bubble Letters Drawing Art Lesson 1 Begin your bubble letters by choosing the the word you want to write. D, B These two letters have straight backs in most ordinary alphabets. Erase the inner pencil lines. This helps the eye understand the underlying form of the letter and recognise it for easy reading even though it is distorted towards a circle.
Join the points of the X with short, curved lines bulging inwards. These two letters are fairly simple to work out once you have grasped the basic principle of dividing the circle and drawing internal curves that just touch each other.
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Change the style, color and size as desired. Shading your bubble letters makes them look 3D. Note that the counter or white space inside these two letters is based on a triangle, unlike O and Q which use a four-sided lozenge. They use divider-lines in an even more exciting way than B.
You can draw them anywhere with just a pencil, or a biro, and a little colour. Next, select Appearance and Personalization. J G are on the third page. For this drawing art lesson you will need paper, pencil and a straight edge.
If you have already typed your document, then highlight the text and change the font.
No I have not had time to correct them all and re-upload them. I have added a small circle on the upper left of each letter to indicate a highlight. Imagine a light source so you can decide where the shading should be the darkest.
I prefer to have two separate letters since this is a modern alphabet. The instructions are not in alphabetical order but proceed more or less from the simpler letters to the more complicated. As you can see, an H is just an A with another dividing line at the top.
The rounder, the bubblier, but be sure to give the letters enough form so you can read them. Right-click on the folder and select Extract All.
I have drawn a light bulb and some arrows to show you where my imaginary light source is. KSB art miniatures How to draw bubble letters Why does a calligrapher need to know how to draw bubble letters?Bubble Letters Drawing Art Lesson 4.
Erase your guide lines and clean up your letters. Bubble Letters Drawing Art Lesson 5. Proper shading makes your bubble letters appear more rounded. Imagine a light source so you can decide where the shading should be the darkest.
I have drawn a light bulb and some arrows to show you where my imaginary. It shows how to draw bubble letters based on a circle, so they really BULGE. It's basic, but it works. The instructions are not in alphabetical order but proceed more or less from the simpler letters to the more complicated.Download