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How to draw fancy letters, initials

Draw Fancy Letters, Initials

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In this guide I tried to explain the steps of creating your own fancy letters/initials. It's kind of hard to explain with pictures but pls try to follow. Practice is always key to everything you do.

Tools as usual

Tools as usual

Start with a basic letter.  In this case an L

Start with a basic letter. In this case an L

Give it the desired shape of how you want it to look.  There's no limits in imagination

Give it the desired shape of how you want it to look. There's no limits in imagination

The basic step is to double up most of the lines as shown here.  You decide on the thickness

The basic step is to double up most of the lines as shown here. You decide on the thickness

I added lines to both sides of the original to make it thicker.  The one marked with "x" will be erased.  Don't need to mark it as long as you know which lines need to be erased.

I added lines to both sides of the original to make it thicker. The one marked with "x" will be erased. Don't need to mark it as long as you know which lines need to be erased.

Original line erased.  Only one line was added to the bottom line as you can see here.

Original line erased. Only one line was added to the bottom line as you can see here.

Start by curving the corners of your letters to change the look

Start by curving the corners of your letters to change the look

You can leave some lines straight.....

You can leave some lines straight.....

Or curve them

Or curve them

Add curves/curls to the ends of your letter.  As to the shape and length that's up to you

Add curves/curls to the ends of your letter. As to the shape and length that's up to you

Doubled the lines and added curves/curls

Doubled the lines and added curves/curls

Added more curves/curls.  Now it's taking shape

Added more curves/curls. Now it's taking shape

Decide if you want the curves/curls to show on top or below the letter and erase as needed

Decide if you want the curves/curls to show on top or below the letter and erase as needed

Here I added extra design by splitting the longer part of the L. Remember, no limits to creativity

Here I added extra design by splitting the longer part of the L. Remember, no limits to creativity

Extra design

Extra design

Looking nice huh?

Looking nice huh?

Curves/curls going over and under

Curves/curls going over and under

Here I'm wrapping a curved line down the L.  Always draw light so it's easy to erase if needed

Here I'm wrapping a curved line down the L. Always draw light so it's easy to erase if needed

More design added

More design added

Curved line will go over and under

Curved line will go over and under

Think this should do it but lots more can be added \ud83d\udc4d

Think this should do it but lots more can be added 👍

Give it a frame.

Give it a frame.

Doesn't matter if letter goes out the frame.  Not everything needs to be centered

Doesn't matter if letter goes out the frame. Not everything needs to be centered

Done.  You decide if to color, trace or leave as is.  The choice is yours.  Thank you for watching.  A couple of videos to follow

Done. You decide if to color, trace or leave as is. The choice is yours. Thank you for watching. A couple of videos to follow

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