How to Draw 3-Dimensional Letters

by Gretchen Fitzpatrick

This guide will give you step by step instructions on how to draw 3 dimensional letters.


  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Draw block letters

    Step 2

    Like with shapes find the corners you will use to draw lines from.

    Step 3

    Draw lines extending at an angle from the corners of the letter

    Step 4

    Step 5

    Draw lines inside the letter also at the same angle as the outside.

    Step 6

    Like this.

    Step 7

    Line your ruler up with the angles of the letter like so.

    Step 8

    Keeping the same angle move the ruler to the side and draw a line

    Step 9

    Repeat this on the top of the letter.

    Step 10

    Also line up the ruler on the inside of the letter.

    Step 11

    Step 12

    Connect all the lines

    Step 13

    Erase any extra line

    Step 14

    Block letters are easier then rounded letters.

    Step 15

    Now here are some rounded letters to try.

    Step 16

    Notice the dots, where I will extend my angled lines.

    Step 17

    Lines have been extended.

    Step 18

    Instead of drawing straight lines you will have to draw curved lines that match the curves of the letter.

    Step 19

    Completed B

    Step 20

    An even harder curved letter "C"

    Step 21

    Find the areas where the letter curves these will serve as your corners. Notice the dots.

    Step 22

    Extend angled lines in those directions.

    Step 23

    Mimic the curve of the "C" onto those angled lines.

    Step 24

    Completed " C"

    Step 25

    Now try one going a different direction. Here is an M

    Step 26

    Step 27

    Step 28

    Step 29

    Find all the angles.

    Step 30

    Erase the extra lines.

    Step 31

    Now try your own and good luck.