Learn how to draw 1 fun and easy flag banner.
Yes! I know you have been waiting for this dear reader! Yet another banner tutorial! I just love banners, don’t you? They’re so fun to spruce up your posters, hand lettering work, quotes, cards and all the other things you can use banners for!
This time I will teach you how to draw a flag banner. It is so much easier than what you think!
When advancing a bit in the hand lettering hobby, I realized that I am looking for more challenges to overcome. There are so many in our hobby! So much to learn that it sometimes makes my head spin and I do not know where to start! I tell myself to slow down, stop and breathe for a moment. Don’t do everything at the same time but take it sloooooow… which I am so good at (NOT!).
Enough said! Let’s get to work, shall we?
- Any marker will do.
- Any paper will do! Yes, you can even use the napkin in the coffee bar where you might be sitting right now.
- The marker I love to use for my banners is the Edding 1340 brush pen. (Affiliate link is below the post.)
Yep, that is all you really need!
How to make a flag 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 or send me an email! 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 three swirly waves. (Is that even a word? What would you call them?)
Connect the “waves” with each other by drawing a small vertical line.
Draw longer lines going straight down from the turning point of the waves and one line at the beginning of the first wave. It is starting to take shape! Can you see it too?
At the last wave, draw a line parallel to the line above it. This will be the end of your flag!
Now draw the base for the second “wave” going from the bottom of the second wave and connecting the line halfway the last wave. This is your second fold in your flag.
Add the last bottom line by drawing a horizontal line going from the base of the first wave connecting it to halfway down the second wave. How’s that eyeballing coming along?
Time to finish the flag banner! Add the side-viewed V at the end of your flag banner to get that nice wavering look for your flag banner. Geez, this is so easy and fun, don’t you think?
Add your words into the folds of your awesome flag banner and you are all done! Did I not say it was fun? And easy?
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