Great 3-D Effects
What you need:Pitt Artist Pen in black or any of the 48 colors. Different nips sizes and forms allow special effects and unique results. Enjoy!
Exercises for Beginners
Exercises for Advanced
Here's an easy step-by-step tutorial to help get you started with your own 3-D lettering. Give it a try!
Start by sketching the letters. We chose a script font for a modern twist on a traditional style of type.
Draw a bubble around your letters, and fill it in with a medium shade—you can use any art tool, from colored pencil or marker to paint or inks.
Imagine in which direction the sun would be shining on your letters. Follow the lines around the letters on the side that is opposite from your imagined sun. Fill this area in with a dark shade.
Add white lines around the dark curves of the shading to create even more depth.
After completing the shading, you can add extra flourishes if you like—or in this case, some extra "jazz!"