Draw Common Bubble Letters: A, B, E, G, M, N, R, Etc.

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Drawing bubble letters is a fun way to show your creativity. If you want to draw the most common bubble letters: A, B, E, G, M, N, R, etc., you have come to the right place.

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Knowing how to draw bubble letters is a useful skill if you need to create posters by hand but it can also be useful for making fliers or signs. Bubble letters are the best style for turning informal writing into something conveying fun.

Like any other skill, learning bubble how to draw bubble letters takes some time and practice. The good news is that as long as you know how to write letters, you should be able to turn them into bubble letters with just a bit of practice. And, not only that, you should be able to write in different styles. For example, if you know how to write cursive letters, you should be able to combine that with bubble writing, if you want.

Believe it or not, there are many possible styles for bubble writing. You can even make your bubble letters into something resembling 3D letters, simply by using a shading technique.

May God forgive me, but the letters of the alphabet frighten me terribly. They are sly, shameless demons – and dangerous! You open the inkwell, release them; they run off – and how will you ever get control of them again! – Nikos Kazantzakis.

But, let us keep simple for now.

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The Bubble Alphabet

Before you start thinking about different styles or more complex techniques, you need to master every letter first. After all, you can develop your own style just by practicing later.

You will learn how you draw the letters individually or learn the whole alphabet at the same time. If you want to, you can focus on the most common letters: A, B, E, G, M, N, R, etc.

But the technique for drawing all of the letters is exactly the same.

Whatever you decide you do the first step is to draw all the letters you want (i.e, the whole alphabet, the most common letters, or single letters) lightly with a pencil. Do not try to make the bubble-like yet, just draw them clearly any way you like or as you would normally draw them. If your handwriting is not as steady or clear as you would like it to be, you can always use a ruler to draw them and fit them into rectangular boxes in order to ensure that all the different letters are consistently the same side. Just make sure that you draw them lightly and with a pencil as you will need to erase them eventually without leaving any traces.

It is important that you leave plenty of space between the different letters.

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Turning Regular Letters Into Alphabet Letters

Once you have written out all your letters and want to turn them into alphabet letters you will begin to work into giving them a bubble shape.

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The easiest way to do that is by tracing a rounded shape around the letter making sure that your trace does not touch any part of the letter in question. You can make different trances until you achieve the right size. If you choose to do that, make sure that you start small and make every trance larger until you get to the right size.

If you are drawing the whole alphabet or several letters at the same time, you would additionally make sure that there is still space left between the letters even after you have traced around them.

The letters can have any shape as long as it is rounded and there are no sharp corners. The main thing is that the letters all have the same consisting style and that they are all roughly the same size. But, remember, the letters have to look fun so do not worry if they are not exactly the same size. They should be as much fun to draw as to look at.

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If you mess up too badly, you can also erase them and start over until you are happy with them. The more you practice, the better you get at it but do not try to make them look perfect.

Once you have achieved the shapes that you wanted, you would need to erase the actual letters inside the rounded the shapes (i.e., the original letters) and any internal traces that you discarded. That is why it was so important to draw everything lightly using a pencil.

Bubble Letters Are Fun

Fun should be at the core of writing bubble letters. One way to make bubble letters fun is by adding some shadow lines inside the letters. This will add some additional depth and dynamism to them.

If you want to make them even more fun, you can add some small ovals to the inside of the letters. This will work better if you add those little ovals to the left side of the letters only.

These are just suggestions to make them more fun. But here you can use your imagination and play with any additions that you think will make each of the letters more fun. The only rule is that you keep it consistent so whatever you decide to add, you would have to add to each one of the letters you use.

You can also choose to color in the letters. You can color in each letter in a different color or choose two colors and alternate them. That is entirely up to you.

Once you have mastered all the main letters (or the whole alphabet), you will be ready to put words together by combining the right words. When you do that, you will need to ensure that you leave enough space between each one of the letters. But if you have followed this tutorial, you would have developed the right skill to do that.

And never forget that the whole point of bubble letters is to have fun. So, have fun!

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Juan Ramos, MA. Draw Common Bubble Letters: A, B, E, G, M, N, R, Etc., Science Trends, 2018. Available at:
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