This Art Attack is a really easy way to create big, bold lettering for posters and the front of books.

You will need:
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Felt tips or coloured pencils
Starting in pencil, as a guide, draw some simple, chunky block lettering.
If you're not sure how to do block lettering, just draw normal letters, and then thicken them up!
When you're happy with the rough pencil letters, go over them in pen.
Now rub out the pencil lines, and you should be left with some chunky lettering like this.
Add a dot above the middle of the lettering.

The dot needs to be the same distance above the lettering as the height of the actual letters.
Use a ruler to join all the top corners of the letters to the dot.
When you've done all the top corners, do the same to all the bottom corners.

But take care not to go over any of the lettering itself!
The effect is really interesting - you get really long, everlasting letters that look as though they're going off into the distance.
Next, shade down the sides of the letters.

That's it - finished.

It's a good effect, isn't it?
Here are some other ideas.

Place the dot lower, but still shade between the letters... the dot to one side...
...or underneath the letters, like this poster.
And with practice, you can even do curved lines going towards the dot!

Try it youself!