How to Draw a Ribbon

Two Methods:Basic MethodAdvanced Method

A ribbon is a strand of any material such as cloth, a paper or a plastic that is used to tie packages. It can also be used as an ornament on dresses or polo shirts or even to tie women’s long hairs. To learn how to draw a ribbon, follow then this tutorial and learn how to draw a ribbon containing polka dots.

Method 1
Basic Method

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    Draw two drop shapes horizontally, the tips should be pointing to the center.
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    Add the tails and a second set of curls.
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    Once you draw yet another set of curls draw an oval covering the tips of all of them.
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    Add some details, like folds.
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    Finally use whatever color you prefer. Here, red was used.

Method 2
Advanced Method

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    Draw two irregular shapes overlapping each other or you may just copy the accompanied illustration to help you in drawing the shapes.
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    Then on the right and left side of the shapes, draw the bows. Draw the bows by imagining a horizontal triangle without its point.
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    Next is to draw the ribbon’s loose ends, draw the tails by sketching an inverted “V” on their ends and overlapping the shapes over the ribbon’s bows.
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    Add now small circles for the ribbon’s painted polka dots.
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    Finally sketch some lines to emphasize the cloth folds on the ribbon.
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    End you’re drawing by outlining or inking over your pencil sketch using a pen or marker. And then don’t forget also to erase your penciled sketches to clean up your drawing.
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    You can now color your drawing. Color your ribbon purple with the polka dots white but you can also deviate as with the accompanied illustration by coloring your ribbon pink and the dots green or you can color it any color you want.

Tips

  • You can also draw a simpler ribbon with just one or two sets of curls.

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