Learn how to draw 1 basic square banner.
A mere week ago, I posted a tutorial about how to draw a basic curved banner. Today I thought I would teach you how to make another basic banner; the square one! Banners are so much fun and can really jiffy up your card, quote, envelopes, illustrations and other hand lettering projects. What I really love about banners is by using it, the viewers eyes automatically pulls to the banner. Just try it out and you will see yourself! So to enhance a word, make it real important, use a banner! So let’s go on to the tutorial.
- Any marker will do.
- Any paper will do! (You can even use your tissue you have in your pocket! As long as it is not used because boogers and stuff… IEUW!)
- For the truly perfectionist, a ruler would come in handy! I however, am trying to stray off my perfectionist path and decided NOT to use one! Cause hey… imperfections is perfection to a beautiful perspective. (No clue whose brilliant mind came up with this.)
Yeah, that is all you really need!
How to make a square banner.
So let us have a go at this fun project! If anything is unclear or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask me via the comments below! I will mostly answer within an hour, unless it is in the middle of the night over here and I will be sound asleep.
Draw a straight line. You need to make the line a little bit longer than the word you want to use. If you want really straight lines, use a ruler! This way you can also measure out that you get a perfect square. Me on the other hand, do it by eyeballing.
Again, the marker I love to use for my banners is the Edding brush pen.
Draw a parallel line below the roof. This will be the floor of your banner.
Draw the legs of the banner. Just connect the roof and the floor by drawing two lines straight down, like this!
It is really taking form, although it’s a bit square. Let’s continue on and finish this baby.
Now draw two straight lines starting from the floor of your banner. Depending on how big you want your “flags” to be, draw the lines on a symmetrical space from the end of the floor lines. If you do not really know how big you want the flags to be, maybe it is a good idea to work with a pencil now. You can at the end always trace the pencil lines over with your marker.
Now add the support lines, making a triangle out of the lines you just drew. Draw the line starting from the base of the line you just drew up to the edge of the banner. Would you just look at that? We just made a 3D table!
Draw the base of the flags of your banner starting at the “v’s” we made in step 5. If you like forms you can give them a little swing downwards but you can make them go straight out, if that’s more YOUR cup of tea!
Start about halfway down the sides of your box, which you drew in three. Make the lines symmetrical by making the same line on the other side of the box! Give the lines the same slant as you did in step 6. Isn’t this fun?
Finish off your flags. Make a v shape between both endings of your flags you just drew. Now the flags are all done and so is almost your banner! Just one more thing remaining now…
Add your word into the square and you are all done! Did I not say it was fun?
If you use my method in social media, would you mind #bysasdesigns so I can see what creative fun you have made to your banner?
Xx – Sas
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