How to Draw a Block Letter N

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

Fill in the letter or decorate the inside with a pattern.

Using block letters is a quick and easy way to make a handwritten note special or to make a poster grab people's attention. It's easy to learn how to draw block letters -- especially the letter "N." Just practice a few times on a piece of scrap paper before beginning to work on anything special. Remember that you can always use a pencil, erase any wrong marks, then go over the letter in marker.


Step 1

Draw a straight vertical line. This line will determine the height of your "N," so make it as tall or as short as you want the letter to be. Let's call this Line A. (You can use the ruler to draw these lines if you'd like.)

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Step 2

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Draw a horizontal line beginning at the top of Line A. This line should be about 1/4 of the height of Line A.


Step 3

Draw a diagonal line beginning at the right-most point of the horizontal line. The line should stop about 3/4 of the way down Line A.

Step 4

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Draw a vertical line beginning at the lowest point of the diagonal line. End this line when it reaches the height of Line A.


Step 5

Draw a small horizontal line beginning at the top of the right-most line. This line should be 1/4 the height of Line A.

Step 6

Draw a vertical line from the right-most point of the letter. It should be parallel to, and the same length as, Line A.


Step 7

Draw a small horizontal from the bottom right corner of the "N" to the left. It should be about 1/4 the height of Line A.

Step 8

Draw another diagonal line beginning from the left of the line you just drew. Make sure this line is parallel to the other diagonal line. Stop this line about 1/4 of the way from the top of Line A.


Step 9

Draw a vertical line down from the top of the diagonal line you just drew. It should be parallel to Line A. End the line when it is flush with the bottom of Line A.

Step 10

Finish your "N" with a horizontal line connecting the two unconnected points at the base of the letter.


If you are just beginning to write block letters, it may help to first draw a rectangle to contain the letter "N." Use a pencil, and you can erase it when you're done. If you use this rectangle, use the left side of it as Line A and the right side as the opposite side of the "N."



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