The letter C is the third letter of the alphabet, and it’s not that hard to write it. It’s further made easier by the fact that the upper and lowercase versions of this letter look identical, with one being smaller than the otter.
You may think that because it’s an easy enough letter to write, it would be easy to transfer it to a more involved design.
However, you will soon discover that learning how to draw a fancy letter C may not be as easy as you may think! While it presents its challenges, it can be made easier when you know what to do.
In this guide, we will take you through six steps that will show you how to make this cool design. Not only that, but we will also present some ideas for how you can make it even more impressive with your own ideas!
Let’s Get Started
When written normally, the letter C is a simple curved line whether it’s the upper or lowercase version. This will essentially be true for this version, but we will make it a lot fancier.
To begin, we will be drawing a curved line that we show in the reference image. It looks a bit like it could be a regular letter C that someone grabbed and twisted inward.
You’ll see why it extends so far in when we add more to the design later! To avoid getting lost, you can also use a pencil to draw a large, regular letter C that will serve as the skeleton of the final design.
When you’re ready, we can then proceed to the next step.
We will keep things simple for this second step of the guide. As you will see in our example, we will be adding a single curved line to the design.
In the previous step, we drew a line that curved in to the center at two points. This next line will begin at the lower of these two points.
The new line will make it a pointy tip, and it will have a gradual yet significant curve inwards. Then, it will slowly slope up towards the central inner part of the letter.
As it goes higher, it should get ever so slightly closer to the outline. You can try to make it look exactly as we did it, but you can also play around with it a bit.
There will be one final space to fill in, and we will do that in step 3 where we will finish off the outline.
This third step will see you finishing up the outline for your fancy letter C. As we’ve come to expect from this design, we won’t be doing this in an ordinary way!
The next portion will begin where the previous line ended. It will curve up, and then it will head out again to the right.
It may sound complicated, but you can follow the reference image to see how it should look. As you can see, we will be drawing a curved, pointy shape at the end of this line.
This portion will curve in a lot further than the point at the bottom half of the letter. This is a section where we would recommend following the reference image especially closely.
Once it’s done, we have one more flourish to add in this step. Simply add a swirling, curly line extending off the tip of the lower point of the letter to finish off this step.
After that, you can erase any pencil lines you used as a guide, as from this point on we will be focused on interior details.
Now that the outline of this letter is done, it’s time to have fun with some interior details! We recommended following the guide closely before this, but now you can experiment a bit.
There are so many ways you could add some details to this design, and you can either go with ours or do one of your own.
For now, we will stick with our design, and you will see that it involves a sort of zigzagging pattern that you can create with a series of diagonal lines across the shape.
This pattern looks really cool, and it will also allow us to add all sorts of colors when we get to that point later. You should follow your creative instincts here and fill the letter with whatever you like!
Do you think you will stick with our pattern design or try a unique one of your own?
Your drawing is already looking pretty fancy, but we will make it even fancier now. We will do this with more flourishing details to make it look even cooler.
Let’s start with the simpler details, which will involve some dots surrounding the design. We positioned these along the left hand side of the outer outline, and there are some on the inner portions too.
To make it look more dynamic, we changed the sizes of these dots, and you can vary these details as much as you like too.
Feel free to place them on different points of the design as well! Next, we added a line that looks like a twisty branch with leaves on it.
This detail extends off the upper part of the letter, and it adds a lot of life to the design. Next, we drew some more little leaf shapes on the lower spike of the letter C.
We finished off with another elegant little shape near the center of the letter. With that, the design is done and we can move on to add some color!
Before you do, you can add any other details you want. It could also be fun to add some extra shapes, letters or background details to the design.
You can play around with it now or think about it as you color and add them later. We will go over a few ideas to try after the next step, so definitely stick around for that!
Now it’s time to finish off your drawing with some color! This is always the best part of any drawing as far as we’re concerned, as coloring allows you to really feel your creativity flow.
In our reference image, we show you how we chose to color this letter. We chose a bright orange color scheme to make the picture nice and bright on the page.
If you like the way this looks, then you can use your favorite art tools to achieve a similar look to it for yourself. Otherwise, you can show off which colors you would like!
You could stick to one color as we did, or you could add as many colors as you like. The design we chose earlier opens up possibilities for many different color combinations and patterns.
You can also play around with different art tools and mediums to make the colors pop in different ways. Don’t forget that you can color the background and other elements you added too!
This is where you can really show off what you can do, so be sure to have lots of fun with it and see what happens when you let your creativity take over.
My Final Tips To Make Your Fancy Letter C Drawing Even Better!
You may have finished the design and colors now, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be done with the drawing! In fact, there are so many more ways that you can get creative with it.
We’re going to go over a few more ideas now, and you can use them or let them fire off your imagination as you add your own touches and ideas.
First, let’s start by thinking of some words that start with C. You can make a theme around a word, and there are lots that you could choose from.
If you want to keep it simple, then words like cat or car would be good ones to start with. Or, you could make things extra fancy!
For example, you could spell out a word like Champagne in this fancy style. Then you could even draw some Champagne glasses in the background.
Or, you could write out some names that start with C. If you know anyone with a name like Charlotte or Charlie, then you have the perfect place to start.
Your own name may even start with a C, which is even better! If you pick the name of someone you know, you could write out their name and draw something they love.
For example, Charlotte may love roses, in which case you could draw some by the name and give it as a gift!