If you think about how e, m and w are often written, with shorter middle sections, you can see how this makes sense for all three letters. Therefore, as you will see if you crane your neck round through ninety degrees left and right, 'e' all by itself pretty much tells you how to draw bubble letters 'm' and 'w' too you just rotate the form and move the highlights/shadows. Still, the three letters all show slightly different characters, because of their different orientations. Bubble-letter 'e' to me looks a little frowning but at the same time quite jolly underneath. Perhaps he is wondering where he left his beer, or else she is telling off her nephew for being cheeky while actually thinking it's quite funny. 'm on the other hand, looks a little shy. At least, i think it looks shy, hence the soft pale unaggressive blue.
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This is because 'z' is characterised by a strong, straight diagonal whereas 's' is very much defined by the sales horizontal tendency in the middle of its sinuous bend. The different hours angles on the internal triangles are clues that help the eye recognise and read the different letters. I hadn't realised that working out how to draw bubble letters would also teach me about basic typography in the roman alphabet :-). Having seen how to draw bubble letters 's' and 'z' you can see clearly how 'n' works. It's just a z rotated through 90 degrees. The internal triangles and dividing line define a strong diagonal line in the same way so that the letter is easily recognisable. Now we can go one stage more complicated again, and look at 'e 'm and 'w'. By looking at their ordinary printed forms, you'll see they each have three protrusions. So, lots of little blob shapes coming. The important thing to note while drawing these three letters is that the little central blob does not extend as far as the construction circle. It is a small circular form tucked in between the two longer arms.
It's not too clear on the diagram above but what I did in 2 was to place a dot on the bottom-left-to-top-right diagonal, halfway between the centre and the outer edge. The little triangular holes that define the s-shape should be positioned with their innermost edge centred on those dots. Notice too how the triangles are defined further by the two entry horizontal lines added in step. That horizontal is what makes the nice bulgy, bubblish 'chest' and 'back' of the letter, and makes it recognisable as an 's'. Yes this does look like a bendy. It reads just fine as a 'z though. Notice that although this is very similar to a backwards s it is not quite the same. The dividing lines emerging from the little internal triangles point down to the left and up to the right, not straight across. As a side-note on this, i tried constructing the 'z' as a straightforward mirror-image of the 's' and it didn't work.
And that's the end of the alphabet and of my thoughts on how to draw bubble letters that genuinely look like bubbles. Thank you for reading this far and I plan hope you have had fun. Return to 'bubble letters' (overview and other links return to 'fancy lettering return from 'how to Draw Bubble letters 3' to the calligraphy skills homepage). as mentioned in part 1, it's worth knowing how to draw bubble letters because of their fun appearance, simplicity (once you know how) and usefulness for all kinds of cheerful lettering purposes (party invitations, 'keep Out' signs, totally upbeat and legal graffiti, etc.). This page continues with my own method showing how to draw bubble letters based on a circle, so that they look very bulgy. The image comes first, then some notes on how to draw the letter. (In case you haven't seen the first page, it explains more about this alphabet and shows you the instructions for the simpler letters. . Here we go with some slightly more complex bubble letters containing lovely puffy diagonals s, z and N: This bubble-letter 's' is cute, i think, with its little blobby nose and tail. The important steps are 2 and.
K., you say, but there's too many little dots. The central dot is the one your compass-point made while drawing the circle. Draw a vertical line through. Halfway between the centre and the circumference, on the vertical line, draw another two dots, one above, one below. And in between the centre and the upper-halfway dot, draw one more dot. (you only use three of them in actually drawing the letter; the upper-halfway dot is just there so you have a guide to find the fourth one.). Third and final apology of the page: sorry for the different sizes of image. Some of the instructions are four circles across, some three, but I managed to save them all to the same number of pixels.
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I hope you can see the construction principles. Draw a presentation vertical line bisecting the original construction circle. Then, as if the circle is a clockface, work out where one o'clock is, and draw a line from one o'clock through the centre. Find the halfway points between the centre and the circumference and draw lines from them to meet the one-o'clock line at right angles. And that.
Everything else is just filling in the curves. The triangles have to be slanted senior because the letterform just doesn't work as well if you draw the triangles using horizontal lines. If you've already worked through the instructions on how to draw bubble letters 's 'z' and 'n' you will recall that the angles of the triangles in 's' and 'z' make all the difference between suggesting a horizontal in 's' and a diagonal in 'z'. It's a similar principle here. Compare 'j if you look carefully, you'll see that 'j' is just a 'g' flipped horizontally with a straight back, swollen head and a tiny fist.
Additionally, i then make sure the little white highlights are different sizes smaller and rounder on top, larger and longer on the bottom leg. This strengthens the idea that the lower, horizontal leg of the 'l' is the one that the letter is sitting on, and so helps it look more 'l'-like. Now for 'x which is composed of four little bulges, like the stems on 't' and 'y' but set out diagonally opposite each other: A simple bubble-letter, yes? The challenge is to get all four curves relatively equal and symmetrical. Bubble-letter 'x' also doubles as a bubble-flower or possibly, in the above case, a bubble-butter-sculpture. Here now is 'k which combines elements of both 'l' and 'x i know; the dividing lines look annoyingly fiddly to position.
It's the same problem with this letter as with 'r' and 'u' too many leggy bits sticking out inside the construction circle and getting in each other's way. But I think in terms of how to draw bubble letters that do fit inside a circle, this is the best that I can manage for 'k'. It does read legibly. You could try narrowing the back to give more room for the diagonal arm and leg, but it makes the whole letter look rather thin and un-bubble-like. On to the last two letters of the calligraphy skills how-to-draw-bubble-letters free online tutorial. They are 'g' and 'j both quite complex, but interestingly similar to one another: I had the most fun designing 'g and I think it's still my favourite. It looks like a nightclub bouncer waving one fist.
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The second difference between 't' and 'y' is less obvious but just as important: the angle of the curve between the stem and the arms of the 'y' is wider than on the 't'. The curve springs upwards more readily, giving the viewer no sense of a horizontal line. This is of course because the arms on a 'y' are diagonals, whereas a 't' is characterised by one long horizontal. Moving swiftly on to 'l 'x' and 'k you may supermarket ask why 'l' is included here, as it does not contain the diagonals of the other two letters. Well, 'l' is like an expanded version of one section of the other two letters: It contains two long, shallow curves on the left and at the bottom, to represent the straight lines that make up an ordinary 'l and then the middle is composed. It is basically a bubble heart tipped onto its side. Where you have to use your judgment is in how deep to take the division. As you can see, i use the centre-dot as a guide for the depth of the division line.
As you can see, 't' is not that complicated but it is a new kind of shape. To get it to look legible, you need to think a little about the way the top bulges out of the stem. It should be both bulgy and summary smooth enough to look properly 'inflated and also contain a hint of a horizontal line, so the eye can read it as 't'. If you draw the undercurve of the 'cross-stroke' too low (too close to the stem it will look droopy instead of bubbly. If you draw it too high (too big a gap between stem and top) the letter will stop looking like a 't' and will just resemble a blob. Basically, if it comes out looking like a mushroom, it is probably about right :-) 'y' is very similar indeed, with two differences. The first, most obvious difference is the triangle-and-dividing-line in the top, to make the two upper branches of the letter. If you have already seen how to draw bubble letters d, b, etc, this will be familiar.
you how to draw bubble letters t and Y; l, x and K; and j and. It's not as random as it seems these letters are more complicated to draw using this 'fill-the-circle' method than the other letters of the alphabet detailed on the first and second pages. They're grouped according to similarity of construction technique, so if you learn one of them, you can draw the others in the group easily too. If you're looking for a simpler method to create balloon letters that are still fun to read but skinnier and less characterful than these supercurvy specimens, you might prefer either the 'outlines' or 'ovals' methods of construction. I designed this alphabet because i wanted to work out how to draw bubble letters that really bulge. Hence the use of a circle as the basic construction outline. As on previous pages, the images that show you the step-by-step instructions appear first, followed by a few notes on individual letters. Here are 't' and 'y' to start with.
A h, part 2 is a little more complicated:., part 3 is very slightly harder again:. J g, of course, if we are going to be strict about definitions then bubble letters of any kind are not really a form of calligraphy. Calligraphy is writing that is created using particular pen-angles or brush-movements, so that the form of the letters reflects presentation the character of the tools and materials used to make them. By contrast, bubble lettering is a type of hand-lettering fancy letters that are drawn using a simple outline, and then shaded or coloured for a special effect. Anyway, i include bubble and balloon letters on this site because all kinds of hand-drawn letters have been part of scribal practice and illuminated manuscripts since time immemorial and also just because i like them. If you are a very dedicated bubble-letterer and the above is not enough, you might be interested in Linda Scotts book, how to be the best Bubblewriter in the world ever. It illustrates more than thirty bubble alphabets and ideas for new designs, from cakes and cacti to robots and rainbows. Linda also provides blank lines for practice, and ideas for how to use bubble and balloon writing in posters, comics, and other arty projects.
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Bubble letters are great fun. . Sometimes, the essays term is used to refer to any 3-D letterform but to me, the bubble in the name means that the letters really should look like bubbles or balloons: rounded, bulging, colourful and shiny. This kind of bubble writing is playful and friendly-looking, so its usually most appropriate to use for cartoons and humorous titles, posters, logos, graffiti designs, or celebratory party-style texts. My own method :- when I couldnt find any free bubble alphabets that looked the way i wanted for this site, i decided to design my own. (The 'b' above is taken from.). The basic principle of my bubble alphabet is to draw each letter to fill a circle as nearly as possible. I then turned each letter design into a step-by-step method that you are free to print and use (but not sell). Hopefully you can invent your own, even better alphabet! My 'how to draw bubble letters' is laid out according to how fiddly the letters are to draw and how similar they are in structure: Part 1 contains the simplest ones.