How to Draw a Folding Ribbon

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How you will draw a folding ribbon depends entirely on how that ribbon is folded in the image. Learn how to draw a folding ribbon with help from an artist who teaches art to children and adults in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Patricia, I'm an artist. And I'm going to show you how to draw a folding ribbon. So we have our ribbon. It's going down here and then you can fold it over. Now depending on the fold it's going to look something like this. Again here and then we are going to fold it over again. So there's your folding ribbon. Now you might have it folded in a different way. It might be kind of bent like this. Then here's the ribbon. But then it's over on top of itself and you have it underneath. So there's a different way to do a folding ribbon. And you know you can shade this in if you'd like cause it's underneath. Again let me do that one. So it's somewhat folded over but you know how ribbons are they are not always bent. And you know what you can actually depending on how thin the ribbon is. Like you have, you'll see the ribbons hanging the trees, this is another way to fold the ribbon. And you'll see these ribbons, this one could be for breast cancer. You'll see it on somebody's lapel. So this is another way to fold a ribbon. And we have the ribbon back here. Let's fix this up a little bit. Let me get that fold in there. It's too rounded at the top. Again this is back a little bit so we can shade that in. So here's another type of folded ribbon. So there you go. There's some different ways to draw a folded ribbon. Enjoy.


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