Learn how to draw a ribbon banner
So last time I made a post about a banner, it was a banner quite similar to this one we are going to make today. Only this one has an extra swirl and no flowers!
This banner is actually one of my favorites to make because you can spiffy it up however you want! You can make it look romantic, old and weary or even make it piratey looking if you’re making a banner with such a theme! (To name a few.) Just take a look on my previous post where you can see an example of a bit of a piratey ribbon banner. Come to think of it, would you like that to be a separate tutorial as well?
If you get caught up in a jam, don’t hesitate to ask me! You can ask a question by sending me an email or by leaving a comment. You can also take a look at my previous banner tutorials.
- You can use any marker you like to draw with. I personally love to draw my ribbon banners with either a Faber Castell artist pen – F or the marker which I have used for this tutorial. This would be the Edding 1340 brushpen. I will put these markers in a link at the bottom of this post so you have less hassle if in need of getting a new marker!’
- Any paper will do.
- A pencil and an eraser might be a good idea cause this banner is a bit tricky.
Now let’s do this!
How to draw a ribbon banner
Start out by drawing the roof of your ribbon banner. Make it a curved line just as in the picture below
Draw the floor of your ribbon banner. Make it parallel to the line you drew in step one.
Connect both sides of the floor and the roof. This was the easy part! Let’s head to the more difficult part of how to draw this ribbon banner.
Draw a swirl going from the right upper corner and outward.
Connect the folds to the swirl. Like this!
Draw a line going downward starting at the top of the beginning of the first loop and eyeballing it to about halfway the right side of your ribbon banner.
Make the first fold by eyeballing halfway the right side and drawing a line towards the line you make in step six. You are almost done with the right side!
Do the same with the last loop. Draw a line going about halfway down the fold you finished in step 7. Make it parallel to the upper line of your last fold. Finish the right side off by making a small flag at the end of the fold. Did I not tell you this is fun?
Now onward to the left side of your awesome looking ribbon banner!
Make the same swirl as you did in step four, but start the swirl going from the left bottom side of your banner. Like this!
Connect the swirls. Can you start making out the folds yet?
Draw a line going upward from the top of your second loop. Draw the line about halfway up the left side of your banner.
Finish the first fold on the left side by making a line about half way down the ribbon banners left side and connecting the line to the upward line you drew in the previous step.
Just as you did in step 8, you are going to do at this side as well.
Draw from halfway down the last fold a line going parallel to the line below it. Finish your banner off by making a flag on this side as well!
And VOÍlA! You have just drawn a beautiful ribbon banner! But we are not done quite yet. Sorry!
Add some shadows to your ribbon. Making it look as if it is truly floating.
And don’t forget your text!