The letters of the alphabet are also sometimes called "characters". Large letters are also called "capital letters" or "capitals". Small letters are sometimes called "lower case" and large letters "upper case". This is because in the old days of printing, before computers, the metal blocks for setting type were kept in two different boxes or "cases": small letters in the bottom or lower case, large letters in the top or upper case.
Font Styles Printed letters of the alphabet come in different styles or designs. Each style is called a "font". Save You're getting ready to leave for a birthday party and suddenly realize, d'oh! You still need a card! You've got two options: You can run to the store and grab the first non-terrible card you see, or you can grab some paper and produce one yourself. Which option is more fun, more personal and much more likely to make it into the keepsake box?
You guessed it. But if you want your card to look like you put some love into it, you'll need great-looking lettering — which you can do in minutes once you learn how.
In fact, block letters are among the simplest feats of artistic wizardry you'll ever pull off. Here's a quick lesson on each to get you blockin'. The Freehand Method This is a simple way to create block letters that showcase your own handwriting.
You can make the letters upper or lowercase, whichever you prefer. You can make the edges blunt true block letters , or give them a more rounded shape if you're a fan of the block letter's cousin, the bubble letter. Trace with Ink Now your pencil sketch is done. Do what you would with any other pencil sketch: Add ink, color the shapes in with paint, or whatever you like. Use whatever seems more convenient to you. It does not belong to the basic form of gamma any more than the serifs at the end of the horizontal bar of a capital T belong to it.
When we write, we usually do not mark the serifs. Not really different, the two ways depend on where you make the crossing point. Making it higher than the notebook line first way is more convenient in handwriting. Making it right at the line second way is more like the printed letter. An alternative order to draw the strokes is just as in A, with the horizontal line 3rd stroke being the base of the triangle. When written quickly, the angle at the top-left usually comes out as a curve.
Same as Roman E. Same as Roman Z. Also, that line is sometimes slightly curved like a wide-open bowl. The hook at the bottom can be more closed or more open.
It does not belong to the basic form of gamma any more than the serifs at the end of the horizontal bar of a capital T belong to it. Drawing the strokes in the given order makes it a bit more cursive preparing for the next letter. The Freehand Method This is a simple way to create block letters that showcase your own handwriting. Making it right at the line second way is more like the printed letter. Some Greeks, however, write it just like a common hand-written version of the Roman a, as shown on the right.
The second form which looks like the Roman u is cursive but quite common — perhaps more common than the first form. Drawing the strokes in the given order makes it a bit more cursive preparing for the next letter. The hook at the bottom can be more closed or more open. You can transfer the letters to your finished piece using transfer paper.
Same as Roman O.
Your word or phrase should be perfectly centered now.
But they can also be written as "large letters" - see below. Another way to see it is as a final sigma or Roman s on top of which stands a lowercase cursive tau see it below. Same as Roman O.
Sketch from the Midpoint Sketch the central character of your drawing exactly where you'd like the center of the text to be. Pick a Method from Above Make your letters by picking one of the two methods described above — insulating or tracing. If you prefer your writing to look more genuinely Greek, use the first way; but if you like the safety of the familiar, you may use the second way. Same as Roman B.