The 3D beam, or "shadow effect," as the title of this article goes, is a great typesetting effect. This article will show you how to draw it.
Method 1 of 1: Draw a 3D Shadow Effect on Block Letters
Step 1. Start by drawing the letters you want
Make the lines as straight as possible, or you can use a ruler. Make sure the line is smooth, as you're only using it as a guide and will delete it later. (Note: the lines will appear dark on the illustration as a visual.)
Step 2. Draw the outline of the letters
Don't forget to draw "holes" on the letters A, B, D, O, P, Q, R, etc.
Step 3. Draw a line on the right, left or bottom facing the corner of the letter, making it the same length
(Don't forget the inner hole!)
Step 4. Connect all the lines as in this image
Step 5. Delete the guidelines you described in step 1
Draw it on paper first.
Step 6. You can finish here if you want, or you can shade the sides and/or outline the edges, as shown here:
Step 7. Done
- Creating effects on curved letters like "S" can be very difficult, especially for inexperienced beginners.
- Start your drawing subtly with a pencil. This way any mistakes can be easily erased, but if you are satisfied with the result, you can use a pen or marker.
- Work on the shading on the sides for a more 3D effect.
- Make a rough draft before making the real one.
- You can do this in the opposite way. Make it for different dimensions.
- If you have free time in class, you can always draw it with a pencil in the book!
- "Shadow effects" can be drawn from any direction, experiment!
- Make a few rows of arrows or other shapes.