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Learn how to draw 1 basic curved banner.

Learn how to draw 1 basic curved banner

Hey there my creative friend,

For a while now, I have been wanting to post about how to draw banners. Banners is a major part of hand lettering and it can make such a difference when drawing a design. It is a lovely way to romanticize a drawing that you are making. Or just to fun up a card! You can use it when drawing quotes or when making lovely board signs. So let’s take the hand lettering a step up by learning how to draw basic curved banners. With this easy tutorial and my tips and tricks, you will definitely succeed at making beautiful banners.

Materials

  • Any marker will do
  • Any paper will do! (If you are in a restaurant, you can even use a napkin.)
  • You can use a compass if you really want straight lines

That’s all you need!

How to make a curved banner

  • Step 1

Let’s start!

Draw a curved line. This will be your roof of your banner. If you find it hard to measure the word you want to write in the banner, you can always first write the word and then create the roof above the word. This way you won’t find your banner to be too small for the word you want to insert. If you like real straight lines, you can use a compass. I love using my Edding brush pen to make my banners.

 

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  • Step 2

Now you draw the legs going straight down from the roof. I know most people first make the floor of the banner but I think it is easier to get nice parallel lines if you first draw the legs. You can try out both ways of course to see what works the best for you!

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  • Step 3

Now you draw the floor. Do not worry if the lines are not super straight, or shaky because it is after all art! If you would like to have perfect straight lines, take the compass and make a line from one base of a leg to the next one. It’s really starting to take shape!

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  • Step 4

Now make two lines going straight down. Depending how big you want the “flags” (which we will draw in a little bit) to be, you can draw them anywhere below the floor. Just keep in mind that they somewhat symmetrical on both sides. Again, do not worry about perfection! A banner in real would not have perfect symmetry either!

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  • Step 5

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. Almost there!

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  • Step 6

Draw the base of the flags of your banner. I always like forms so I give them a little swing downwards but you can make them go straight out, if it’s more YOUR cup of tea!

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  • Step 7

Start out about halfway down the legs of your banner and make a parallel line with the lines your just added to your banner. It is starting to look pretty awesome now, isn’t it?

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  • Step 8

Finish off your flags. Make a v shape between both endings of your flags you just drew. Now the flags are all done! Your banner is almost done! YAY!

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  • Step 9

Just add the word and your banner is all done! Well done! Wasn’t this easy?

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Have fun with the banners, let your creativity go wild and if you make some banners and post them on a social network, please add #bysasdesigns to it so I can see your art.

Some more examples of basic banners

 

I had such a terrific time making this tutorial! I hope you had just as much fun making a banner!  Shortly I will share a post how to make square banners. Sign up for my newsletter to make sure you do not miss out on any new posts!

Have a wonderful day!

Xx – Sas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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