Also, happy National Day of Prayer! I hope you are all safe and well.
I have been rather scant in posts lately, but I’m a comin’ back. I have been doing lots of letter art and lettering in general, and it crossed my mind that I haven’t done that many lettering posts.
#1 Basic Dropshadow
#2 A Bit More Plump
The next one is one I do often.
Instead of a regular pen, I’m using the Tomdow fudenosuke hard tip (My favorite. I use this most every day!) to do the drop shadows. This will create a more thick line without it being too thick.
Start again from the top of the downstroke, and head down, jumping over any line intersections.
It’s a bit more of a bold look, I like how it looks like a shadow. This can be done with any tools, too, which is a plus!
#3 A Bit More Fancy
This is what I most use when it comes to drop shadows, I love how the shadows… scroll for more!
I’m back to the Pilot Frixion pen, but you can use anything(:
Start by doing the same thing as the other two, draw the drop shadows along the edge of the downstrokes.
Once you’ve done that, go back to the first letter and start your line on the top of the entering line.
Continue that line over where you intersected the lines and up into the loop. Don’t go all the way around, your new line should stop under where the other one started.
Start again on top of the next line. End mid-arch, never overlapping your first set of drop shadows.
Next to the loop going into E the same way. Also to the loop on e. Continue this way until you’ve reached the end.
Yay! This is my favorite way to do drop shadows. It’s so fun and easy!
#4 A Shade Lighter Than The Rest
This is a subtle and fun way to add dimension to your lettering, and it’s easy and fun, too!
Pick a color, any color, then find a lighter one, probably 60% lighter. If you do black, find a light grey. Navy, find light blue. I did blush pink/mauve, so I found a faint/baby pink.
Take the brush side (or however you can make a thick stroke on the pen you use) and do the same as the first two, start at the top of the downstroke and go down.
Done! It’s a subtle way to add depth and dimension, and the outcome is really pretty!
As a little bonus onto this style, you can take a black pen (I’m using the Frixion one again) and line the downstrokes close to the original letter.
#5 A Different Hue
I picked a envelope with a medium color, turquoise, and I wrote in an equal tone.
Instead of black or pink or grey, grab a white, silver or gold. I’m using my white Uni-ball Signo broad gel pen. (Ammaazziinngg)
Start like before, starting at the top of the downstroke and going down.
Then, like #3, line the inside of the upstrokes.
I love how this creates more of a highlighted look than a shadow. It’s so pretty on toned paper such as this.
I hope you all enjoyed this little tutorial! Let me know what you thought!
Have a happy Sunday!
Which was your favorite, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5? Do you like tutorials like these? Want more lettering posts, or something else (what else?)? Do you like bradford pear trees? Snails or worms? XD