We all have to learn the letters of the alphabet at some early point in our lives, and A is probably the first letter we will begin with.
It’s the obvious choice, given that it’s the first letter of the alphabet. It’s also one of the most commonly used letters in the alphabet, so learning it is very important.
The lowercase version of the letter is small and rounded, whereas the capital version is tall and angular.
This difference can make it tricky to learn at first, and this is especially true when you try to make it more stylized. When learning how to draw a fancy letter A, it can be easy for it to end in frustration!
That’s why we created these 7 steps to show you just how fun and easy it can be! Once we’re done, we will also go over a few ideas for how you can make it look even cooler.
Let’s Get Started
Before you begin, there are a few ways you can make things easier on yourself. First, we recommend studying the final image of the guide closely to see what you’re aiming for.
Then, we would suggest taking a pencil and drawing a large line letter A that is vaguely shaped like the final product. We will add the final lines over this pencil drawing later.
With that out of the way, we will draw the first flourish of the letter, which will go near the top left-hand corner of the letter.
Carefully draw a curved line that creates a swirl going in on itself. There should be a small gap at the end on the right, as this is where it will connect to the main part of the letter.
We will take care of that in the next step, so let’s move on when you’re ready.
We will be drawing a lot in this second step, so be sure to take it slowly and consult the reference image closely as you draw. We will go through each part individually to make it easier.
Let’s start where we ended off in the previous step. You can add a curved, pointy section connecting to where the swirl from step 1 ended.
This pointy part will extend down in a wavy line that will form the right-hand side of the A. It will end in a pointy tip, and then another wavy line will extend back up.
Next, draw a flat, horizontal line that will connect the two legs of the A. Another line will extend down from that horizontal part and extend left into another large swirl.
Finally, we will add another curved line coming up from the swirling shape we just drew. Add another pointy section halfway up, and then finish off with another curved line that will complete the outline.
It’s a lot to get your head around, so be sure to draw slowly while consulting our example. Don’t worry if it takes you a few tries!
When you’re happy with how the outline looks, we can then move on to the next step.
The outline is complete, and now we will add a hole in the center of your fancy letter A. After the previous step, things will get much easier from this point onward!
As you can see in our reference image, this hole will be shaped a bit like a bullet. You can start by drawing a flat line for the base of the hole.
Then, we will have two slightly curved lines extending up from the base. Each one will move inward as you draw up, and they will meet at a pointy tip at the top.
Try to draw it at a bit of an angle, as we did in the reference picture. When you have this drawn, all of the most difficult parts are finished!
In the next few steps, we will focus on adding some interior details to the letter.
From this point onward, we will be showing you how we would choose to decorate this letter. You can do what we did exactly as we did it, or you can choose to customize it a bit!
For now, let’s focus on the pattern we chose. As you can see, we drew short lines along all sections of the letter.
This looks great, but there are many ways you could fill the letter with a pattern. You may prefer to draw little shapes or have the lines closer together.
The possibilities are endless, and there are so many ways you can make it look more unique and suited to your tastes.
Next, we will add some more flourishes to the letter to make it look even fancier.
In this fifth step, we will be adding to some of the flourishes you have already drawn. To do this, we will be adding some twirling lines on some of the points of the letter.
We shall start with the pointy section right at the top of the letter. You can draw a thick line curling in on itself from that pointy tip.
Then, we will add another curled line extending from the bottom right-hand side of the letter. Finally, add another small curl on the swirly tip on the inner left-hand side, and you will be finished with this step!
Feel free to add any more curls and swirls that you may like for the design before we proceed.
Before we add some color to your drawing, we will first add a few more fun details and flourishes. This is a step where you can really let your creativity flow and add some ideas of your own!
For our design, we added a series of small dots around certain edges of the letter. These start off small and then get larger with each dot following it.
We also added some small leaf designs around other portions for some variety. This is what we chose, but you can take it much further!
For instance, you may want to add more of these dots and leaves to make it even more detailed. You could also go even further and add a background.
This could be a simple pattern with shapes, or you could create an actual background setting. If you learn how to draw other fancy letters, then you could also spell out a word or a name.
After the final step, we will go over a few more ideas, so keep thinking in the meantime!
Now you’re ready to finish up your fancy letter A with some color. This is another step where you can get creative and add some of your own choices.
For now, let’s stick to the color we chose. We colored our letter using a rich, golden yellow.
This helps to make it even a bit fancier than it already is! Of course, there are many other ways you could color it in.
It is separated into sections, so you could make different sections different colors. If you filled the letter with a different design, then the colors you choose may depend on that.
You can also use crafts and drawing tools like metallic pens, glitter and beads to make the fanciness of this letter increase even more!
Whatever you do, make sure you have fun and let your creativity flow. We would love to see how your awesome drawing turns out!
My Final Tips To Make Your Fancy Letter A Drawing Even Better!
Before we finish off this guide, we will first give a few more ideas on ways that you can finish off your picture.
We’ve already spoken about how you can color your drawing in fun and creative ways, but you don’t have to stop there!
You could also add some creative flourishes and details along with the ones we chose to give it a personal spin.
If you’re feeling creative, you could also use words that start with A and write it out. You could write out the word ‘awesome’ to try out other letters and describe your drawing!
Another great way to write out words would be by writing out people’s names. If you know someone with a name that starts with A, you could write it out.
They will surely be pleased to see their name depicted in such a fancy font! These are just a few ideas to get you started, but you can let your mind run wild with the possibilities.
How will you finish off this amazingly awesome A artwork?