Ribbons are not that difficult to paint. However, I know that some of you will still feel a bit uneasy while painting them. Don’t worry, I’ve been there, and it bothered me as well. That’s why, I took my time, and studied a few tutorials on how to paint ribbons. If these tutorials could help me get rid of that uneasy feeling, there’s no reason as to why they can’t help you.
You can paint ribbons in two ways. There’s the simple way, which is basically done using acrylics or watercolors, or even with computer software like Adobe Illustrator. Then there’s the comparatively harder method, which is the acrylic pouring approach. The acrylic pouring method can be a bit tedious, and slightly difficult, but the results are quite aesthetic, and phenomenal.
In this tutorial, you'll be introduced to the absolute basics of painting ribbons. It's a simple technique that can help you paint ribbons in any style or shape that you want. It's a relatively simple process, and involves easy painting techniques. Although it's done using acrylic paint, you can use watercolors or even oils if you want.
In this tutorial, the artist will show you an easy one stroke process of painting ribbons. You simply put paint on the canvas, and give a swirl over it with your paint brush. That’s all there is to it. There’s absolutely nothing complex about this process. It’s very easy, and perfect for beginners. There’s nothing to learn here really, but you do need a bit of practice before you can perfect it.
In this abstract artwork, the artist demonstrates how to paint ribbons using acrylics. These ribbons are intertwined with one another. You can call this an entanglement of ribbons. The coloring is quite nicely done, and the shades are also perfect. This is why this painting needs to be done by someone who knows how to use color shades properly. Otherwise, you can’t bring out the true appeal of this amazing artwork.
If you enjoy aesthetic painting, you're going to love this. It's a video demonstration of ribbon painting using the acrylic pouring method. It's a very nice painting, and quite difficult to work on as well. The ribbons here are pretty much done in a freestyle manner, meaning that the patterns you see will vary each time you paint this. Give this a try only if you're experienced with the pouring method, and have the colors to spare.
This video demonstration will show you how to paint a ribbon that’s been tied to a Mistletoe. It’s a simple painting, but it looks really nice. It’s also been done with watercolor, and that allows you to play with the color blends a little. If you want, you can add a bit of your own creativity into the mix. It’s a pretty easy painting to work on, so don’t be afraid to experiment with new ideas.
This video tutorial will show you how to paint decorative leaves with a ribbon tied to them. It’s a pretty simple artwork, and doesn’t involve any complexity whatsoever. The coloring here is done in acrylics, and it’s done pretty nicely. You’ll also notice some subtle color shades in this painting, but it’s not perfectly done, and you can tell that the transition from one shade to the other is completely missing. But we can ignore that, given this is a beginner’s level tutorial.
This is another video demonstration which focuses on the acrylic pouring method, but this one's a lot easier to do. That's mostly because it's a random parade of colors that's been swirled over the canvas to form the ribbons. This one is much more suitable for beginners. It's a lot less complicated, and quite enjoyable as well.
This drawing is basically a ribbon turned into a bow. It’s a simple yet beautiful drawing. The steps here are pretty easy, and doesn’t require any complex drawing or sketching skills. The video will help you through the whole process of drawing this. If you want, you could later color this drawing with acrylics or watercolors.
This video demonstration will help you draw old fashioned ribbons in an easy and simple way. These are ribbons you'd see in various crests or logos of universities or colleges. They're basically like banners, but much more compact. Drawing these ribbons is quite easy. You just need to make sure that the symmetry is perfect, and the rest of the drawing will look fine.
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most widely used illustration software. It’s easy to use, and you can do a lot of things with it. Plus, the tools and resources that are available for this software can make your digital painting experience quite enjoyable. That being said, to paint these ribbons in Illustrator, you don’t actually need to be an expert. But you do need to be familiar with the software, and its tools. Otherwise, it could be very difficult for you to understand what you’re doing, and why.
My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!
Jimena & Iñigo