Print the English Alphabet
Hotelier, Amanda, Eng
A through N
Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. Today, we have a two-part tutorial on how to print the English alphabet. This is part one of two. We will be printing the capital and the lowercase forms of the first fourteen letters. Most of the letters sit above the line, but some of them do go below the line. These lines are called "ruled lines", and are represented in our tutorial in blue.
Let's start with the letter "A" in its uppercase form.
Begin on the ruled line and draw a straight line moving upwards at a slight angle. This line slopes to the right.
Peak and draw a line that moves back down.
Stop drawing when the line meets the ruled line. This shape should be symmetrical.
Cross the "A" in the center.
Now let's create a lowercase "a".
The lowercase "a" is about half the height.
The top of the "a" might be about as high as the crossbar on the uppercase "A".
Start at the top, curve slightly up and out to the left.
Continue the curve down, along the line, and back up to the right.
Join the working tip of the curve to the starting point.
Draw a line straight down from the starting point, and wing it out slightly to the right near the ruled line.
This letter looks a bit like a circle with a flat backing and a tail moving off to the right side. Now let's make the uppercase "B".
Draw a straight, vertical line that runs from the ruled line upwards.
Curve out, and into the center of that vertical line.
We want to just meet it, not go past it.
Repeat the previous step, meeting at the bottom.
We will join up with the very bottom of the "B" as well as the ruled line. Now let's do the lowercase "b".
Begin at the same height as the top of the uppercase "B".
Draw a line straight down to meet the ruled line.
Make one curve, on the right side of the bottom half of the "b".
This looks a lot like the uppercase "B" without its top curve. Now let's draw an uppercase "C".
Start at the top right, and begin a curve moving up and slightly to the left.
Continue the curve down to the ruled line.
Continue the curve, coming back up a short distance.
Do not complete the circle by meeting the starting point. Let's write the lowercase "c". It looks the same as the uppercase "C", but it is a smaller size.
Repeat the steps for the uppercase "C", but begin at about half the height.
Let's move on to "D".
Start at the ruled line and draw straight up.
This is just like our first step for creating the letter "B" in either case.
Create one large curve.
The curve swings to the right and meets its start point. Again, this is a bit like the "B", but with only one curve. The lowercase "d" also looks similar to the lowercase "b". The difference is that we will curve out to the left.
Draw a straight line from the top to the ruled line.
Start the line a little bit farther to the right than we might have otherwise, since we will be curving left, back towards the uppercase "D".
Retrace the straight line about one third of the way up and then begin curving to the left.
Continue the curve down and back in to meet the bottom of the letter's stem and the ruled line.
Let's make a capital letter "E".
Start at the top right.
If each uppercase letter were drawn tightly in a vertical rectangular box, we would be starting from the top right corner of that box.
Draw a line straight to the left.
Stop at the top left corner of that imaginary box.
Draw a line straight down to meet the ruled line.
Draw a line straight out to the right.
This is parallel to, and matches, that top line we made.
Starting from the center of the vertical line, draw a third line moving to the right.
It often does not extend out as far as the top and bottom lines, but it can.
For the lowercase "e", start with the center line.
This goes straight across, and is made at the same height as, or lower than, the center line of the uppercase "E". Move from left to right.
Now add a "c"-shaped character.
Go up, curve back around, meeting and passing the left side of the horizontal line along the way. Do not meet the right side to make a circle.
Capital "F" will look similar to capital "E", but without the bottom horizontal line.
Let's review the steps. Start from the top right, and draw straight to the left.
Draw straight down to meet the ruled line.
Add the center line, just like the one on the capital "E".
Again, it often does not come out as far as the top line. However, it can. Let's draw a lowercase "f".
Start from the top right side.
Curve up slightly to the left, then draw straight down to the ruled line.
Draw a horizontal line across the center of the vertical line.
This is a fairly short line, extending a bit on either side of the vertical line. Now let's create a capital "G".
The capital "G" looks similar to the capital "C".
In fact, it begins with one. Create one capital "C". Remember to start at the top.
Add a small line going straight to the left.
Do not connect it with the curve.
Retrace this line back to its starting point and then draw a short line straight down.
This squares off the edge a little bit, so that it doesn't look like an uppercase "C" that just got curled in too far.
Begin the lowercase "g" the same way that the lowercase "a" began.
Stop when the two points meet, creating a circle.
Draw a line straight down.
Continue it below the ruled line.
Curve slightly to the left.
The length that it extends below the line should be similar to the length of the stem on a lowercase "d" or "b". The width of the curve should be similar to the width of the letter.
Draw two parallel vertical lines to begin the capital letter "H".
Join them at the center with a horizontal bar.
Draw a third parallel vertical line to begin the lowercase "h".
Draw from top to bottom.
Retrace the line, not quite halfway up the stem.
Begin to curve out to the right.
Do not curve down and back to the starting point the way we do for a "b".
When the curve begins to fall, draw a line straight down to the ruled line.
This part of the letter looks like an upside-down "you", or a lowercase "n".
For the uppercase "I", make a single straight line.
Move vertically from the top to the ruled line.
Draw a horizontal line across the top of the vertical line.
Extend out an equal distance on the left and the right.
Repeat this step across the bottom of the vertical line.
These two lines should be of equal length. Let's create the lowercase "I".
Starting at about half the height of the capital "I", draw a vertical line down to the ruled line.
Instead of crossing it, place a small dot above it.
Let's draw a capital "J", which will rest on the ruled line.
Draw a vertical line running straight down towards the ruled line, and curves to the left just as it meets the line.
Extend the curve up just a bit.
Place a line across the top of the vertical line.
This is just like the line across the top of the uppercase "I". The lowercase "j" will have the same form, but it will be uncrossed. It will also rest below the line.
Start slightly above the ruled line.
Create a smaller version of the body of the capital "J", moving below the ruled line.
This is similar to our lowercase "g".
Add a dot above the letter.
This is just like the dot we placed over the lowercase "I".
To make a capital "K", start from the top and draw a straight line going down to the ruled line.
Start at the top right corner.
Again, imagine that this letter is drawn tightly fitted into a vertical rectangular box. We want to place our writing utensil in the top right corner.
Draw a diagonal line to the center of the vertical stem of the "K".
Draw a line that comes back out to the bottom right corner.
This diagonal line mirrors the top diagonal line. It also connects with the ruled line.
For the lowercase "k", draw the same straight vertical line that we used to begin the uppercase "K".
This letter is going to look very similar to the uppercase version, except that the sideways "v" shape, or "<", is smaller. It often connects a bit below the center of the vertical line, and the diagonal lines often don't extend out as far.
Draw a smaller set of diagonal lines to complete the lowercase "k".
Draw a line straight from the top down to the ruled line to begin the capital "L".
Draw a shorter line going straight out to the right.
This is a lot like the capital "E" without the top two horizontal lines. Now let's draw a lowercase "l".
Simply draw one straight up-and-down line.
This is the lowercase "l".
To make a capital "M", begin at the ruled line and draw straight up.
Draw a short line diagonally downwards and to the right.
This can come as low as the halfway point of the stem, but may not go that low.
Draw a short line diagonally upwards and to the right.
This should be the mirror image of the first diagonal line.
Make another line straight down to meet the ruled line.
The lowercase "m" looks the same, but instead of pointy peaks, it has curves.
It is also half the height, as is typical for a lowercase letter. Start at the same height as the middle of the uppercase "M" and draw down to the ruled line.
Retrace this line back up.
Make one curve, moving to the right, and connecting or almost connecting with the ruled line on the downswing.
Repeat this curve a second time.
This second curve should definitely connect with the ruled line.
For the uppercase "N", start at the ruled line and draw straight up.
Draw a diagonal line that moves downward and to the right.
It should connect with the ruled line.
Draw a line straight back up.
This line should be as tall as the first line.
The lowercase "n" looks like the lowercase "m" but with only one curve.
Again, start at about half height and draw a straight line down to the ruled line.
Retrace that line up, and draw a curve to the right.
The end point of the curve should meet the ruled line.
This concludes part one of today's tutorial.
We have shown you how to print the first fourteen letters of the alphabet in English. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Print the English Alphabet A through N
O through Z
Hello, and thanks for watching VisiHow. Today, we have a two-part tutorial on how to print the letters of the alphabet in English. This is part two of two, and we will begin with the letter "O".
To make a capital letter "O", just make a large vertical oval.
To make the lowercase "o", make a circle about half the height of the uppercase "O".
For the capital "P", start by making a vertical line from top to bottom.
Trace the line back up to the top.
Curve up, out to the right, and back in, meeting the stem near the halfway point.
This is like a capital "B" without the bottom curve.
The curve of the lowercase "p" will rest on the ruled line.
Start above the line, about halfway up or a bit lower. Draw a vertical line down, through the ruled line.
Trace the line back up to the top.
Make the same curve.
The bottom of the curve will meet the stem of the "p" as well as the ruled line.
"Q" looks like "O" in its capital form.
Start by making an uppercase "O".
Add a small diagonal line in the lower right corner.
Lowercase "q" looks a lot like lowercase "p", but its curve is on the opposite side.
Start from the top and create a small circle. Move counterclockwise.
From the top of the circle, draw a line straight down.
Curve up slightly to the right side.
Capital "R" looks like capital "P", but with an additional line.
Start by making a capital "P".
Add a diagonal line going down and to the right side.
A lowercase "r" begins with a small vertical line.
The height is about half of the capital "R".
Retrace the vertical line most of the way up.
Curve slightly out to the right.
Capital "S" will start from the top right and curve up a bit and to the left.
Curve back down and over to the right.
Continue the curve back to the left.
This bottom curve is a bit larger than the top curve. Curve a bit up at the end on the left side.
Create a lowercase "s" by drawing the same form, but as a smaller letter.
To make a capital "T", draw a line from the top to the bottom.
Draw a line at the top moving straight across.
It should extend out equally on either side.
Begin the lowercase "t" with another straight vertical line.
Cross the line in the center with a shorter horizontal line.
For the uppercase "You", start at the top and draw straight down almost to the ruled line.
Curve onto the ruled line, and then draw straight back up.
Make a lowercase "you" by drawing a smaller version of the same form.
"V" looks similar to a "You", but it is more angular and pointed. It's also like an upside-down capital "A" shape, but without the cross.
Start at the top left and draw diagonally down to the right.
Stop at the ruled line.
Draw back up diagonally to the right.
Make the lowercase "v" by drawing the same form, but half height.
For the capital "W", start at the top left and come down on a slight angle to the right.
Draw a diagonal line going about halfway up and to the right.
Draw a diagonal line going back down and to the right.
Draw a line going up and just slightly to the right.
Create the lowercase "w" by drawing the same form, but half height.
For the capital "X", start from the top left and draw a diagonal line straight down.
Go to the top right and make a line that crosses it.
Draw the lowercase "x" by drawing the same character as the uppercase "X" at half height.
For capital "Y", draw a lowercase "v" that sits about halfway up off the ruled line.
From the point at the bottom of that "v", draw a vertical line down to the ruled line.
Start the lowercase "y" by making the left half of a lowercase "v".
From the top right, draw a longer diagonal line.
This line starts as high as the first line, but extends about double that length below the ruled line.
For the capital "Z", start from the top left and draw a horizontal line straight to the right.
Draw a diagonal line going back to the left, meeting the ruled line.
Draw a horizontal line back to the right.
This runs along the ruled line.
For the lowercase "z", draw the uppercase "Z" but at half size.
This concludes today's tutorial on how to print the English alphabet.
This is part two of two dealing with the last twelve letters of the alphabet. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Print the English Alphabet O through Z
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