In this video, I’m going to show you how to draw those cool multi-stacked, layered banners like a pro. Looking for a beginner’s guide to banners? Check here instead.
- How to draw a super simple straight stacked banner
- How to draw a diagonal stacked banner
- How to draw a wavy stacked banner
- How to draw a wide stacked banner
- How to embellish your banners
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
First Things First…
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Now let’s get started!
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So how do you draw those extra fancy banners?
Super Simple Straight Stackers To Start!
Step 1: Draw two sets of parallel lines
Step 2: Close off the ends
Step 3: Add in the back overlapping pieces
Step 4: Connect the center
Keep in mind, all of the lines you draw at their respective angles should be as parallel to each other as possible! They don’t need to be perfect, just as close as you can get them so they stay visually appealing.
And for variation…
Step 1: More parallel lines!
Step 2: Only close off the middle one
Step 3: Close off and add angles on opposite sides
Step 4: Connect the centers
Aaand one more…
Step 1: Offset parallel lines
Step 2-4: Repeat same as above
Next, Some Diagonal Doozies!
Step 1: Draw parallel lines, diagonal from each other
Step 2: Connect the lines
Use a ruler here if you need to!
Step 3: Draw two more boxes
Step 4: Make the connections
For these, they DON’T need to connect at equal parallels (see below).
And for variations…
Step 1: Draw your parallel boxes, at different lengths
Step 2: Add a third, small box similar to the first top one
Step 3: Draw your first angled connection
Remember, the rest of the connections will follow that same direction.
Step 4: Draw your back flags
Follow the same angle!
Moving On To The Wavy Ones…
These don’t require as much precision, but still definitely need lines to be as parallel as possible.
Step 1: Draw a single wavy line
Step 2: Draw your connections first
Note: Remember to keep them similar lengths. Count the squares in the graph paper to help!
Step 3: Following the top wave, draw in the bottom one
Repeat steps 1-3…
And finally, add in your flags and follow the roundness of the shape to add your middle connections
Some wavy variations…
And Finally, The Weird Wide Ones
If you’re working on a landscape paper, a really long envelope or a chalkboard, wide banners come in handy!
Step 1: Draw a bunch of wavy lines
Step 2: Draw lines of the same length, coming down
Step 3: Close off your boxes
Make sure to mimic the top curve as you close off them off.
Step 4: Draw in your flags
Step 5: Close off the backs
And some variations…
You can refer back to my beginner banners video here and get this result!