Sometimes I like to imagine that letters are vertical, stand-alone figures that can cast a shadow. Here, in Short Shadow, they look like they do.
Write this in four stages;
- First write the simple black letters [here they are Roman but you can choose any style].
- Add a pencil guideline halfway up the letter height.
- Add pencil lines at an angle (60° here) so the shadows will all follow the same slant.
- Write the slanted lines using gray ink.
If your black ink is water-soluble, or if your gray ink is opaque, you may need to reverse the sequence.