In this video, I’m going to show you the exact steps for drawing the perfect banners to use in your artwork. Looking for a more advanced tutorial? Check out this one here. And don’t forget to download the FREE worksheet at the bottom of this tutorial!
- How to draw a straight banner
- How to draw a curved banner
- How to draw a wavy 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 nail the perfect banner? It starts with the three basic ones.
Layer on a sheet of marker paper over a sheet of Rhodia graph paper.
Note: You’ll see I use different coloured Tombow TwinTone markers, but you can really use any brand, even a pencil. I’m just using different colours to help differentiate a few of the steps in this tutorial.
Step 1: Draw two parallel lines
Step 2: Close off the ends
Step 3: Draw two sets of parallel lines coming off the rectangle
Step 4: Add the angles edges and close off the shapes
Step 5: Add angled connection
A slight variation with the folds going a different direction…
Note: Keep the curves to a minimum to avoid your banner looking awkward.