Week 31: Use the width tool to create your Own Curvy Letter

We are going to use and get familiar with the width tool while creating your own curvy letter with flowing smooth add-ons.



Draw one letter.



Spice it up. Give the letter a colour fill or gradient, and place it on top of a background that makes your letter stand out.



Not just one letter… continue and create a whole word!

Time Allocated


20 minutes for sketching. After that, allow 30 minutes for Beginner, 45 minutes for Intermediate and 90 minutes for Advanced.

Design Goals


Create smooth flowing curves.



Use Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. Keep the animation short, max 10 seconds.



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    Adobe Illustrator

    Width Tool, Curvature Tool, Smooth Tool, Shape Builder Tool



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