How to Draw Bubble Letters

Three Methods:Sample AlphabetsMaking Thick BubblesMaking Thin Bubbles

Bubble letters are expressive and fun. By using the following method, you can learn to draw bubble letters that reflect your own funky style. This is a great way to learn typography and it is also an excellent way to enhancing posters, fliers, brochures, art classes and school projects.

Sample Alphabets

Sample Thick Bubble Letter Alphabet

Sample Skinny Bubble Letter Alphabet

Method 1
Making Thick Bubbles

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    Draw a letter with a single line. We'll start with a simple capital letter: "A"
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    Draw an outline around the letter (lightly with a pencil), and make sure to do two things:
    • Make the outline with no sharp corners or angles, for now. Later, you can experiment with making corners here and there to give the bubble letters your own unique twist.
    • Make the outline the same distance from the actual letter, all the way around the shape of the letter.
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    Keep making outlines until your bubble letter is as big as you want it to be.
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    Erase all of the interior outlines, as well as the initial letter. Make sure you erase all the inside so there are no visible marks.
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    Color in the letter if you would like.
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    Trace the remaining outline with a marker.
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    Practice and experiment with colors, patterns, and the roundness of your outlines.

Method 2
Making Thin Bubbles

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    Draw the common first alphabet letter “A”.
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    Draw or make a border of the letter using a pencil (with thin lines) but giving ample space to have an embossed effect.
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    Draw more border lines up to 3 going outside the letter and also 3 going inside the letter.
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    Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary sketches.
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    Color to your liking! You may want to add other letters like B or C by following the same procedure and then color to your delight!

Tips

  • Try adding points to the tops for a different graffiti-type letter.
  • Make sure you initially write lightly so it's easier to erase. You can finalize it and make it permanent if you choose to color or decorate.
  • Try to draw lightly so you can easily erase your mistakes.

Warnings

  • If you use gel pens or smudgeable ink, wait until it is dry before you touch it.
  • Be extra careful with Z, S, R, X, A and sometimes a K or Y. Letters with lots of corners and sharp angles are a little more difficult to navigate, and can end up looking like an indistinguishable blob!

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