It is no surprise to tell you that a shiny bow is an incredible fashion when it comes to your blouses, dresses, and hair accessories. In this article, we will tell you step by step how to draw a box using two different techniques.
The techniques we will show you requires careful consideration of each step because this way you can draw a fancy and attractive-looking bow. First of all, you need to understand that you can draw a bow in 5-10 minutes depending on how accurately you follow the steps. Also, you need a drawing paper, a marker, a pencil, and soft pastels.
Here are the steps you need to follow to draw a bow using the first method.
First, you need to draw the base of the bow. You can start by drawing a square. Then, add two triangles to the square. Make sure the triangles are on both sides of the square. Do not forget to draw equal size triangles on each side of the square. You must not make them too long and thin. At the same time, avoid making them too bulky and short.
The second step requires you to draw the ribbons of the bow. Again, here, you need to draw a square shape. Make the directions of the ribbons accurate. Draw them and finish open triangle-type shapes at the bottom. Make sure you have two guidelines that allow you to make symmetrical triangles.
The ribbons of the bow are not the same in terms of width and from one end to another. The ribbon starts narrow and you need to make it wider toward the ends. So, you must do this for both the ribbons.
You need to transform the shape of the knot. To do this, you need to make the knot of the ribbon slightly realistic. So, make a wavy square from the top and the bottom side. Now, you need to transform the ribbon bow. You must do the same to the triangles. Make a soft and irregular outline that mimics the fabric. You must not make it stiff.
Now, you need to add some depth and the color base. First, draw a few lines where the square and the triangles meet. This way, you have added some depth to the bow. Next, you need to add the color base. Make sure you choose the right color. Otherwise, your perfect drawing is pointless. Don’t make it look boring and flat. Add some nice shading as well as a layer of color all over the bow.
Once you have laid a layer of color over the bow, you need to add some shading. Make sure you add this in the depth line. The shadow must touch the outline. Also, add some shading to the ribbons of the bow as well.
Knot shading is the next step of the drawing process. You must add shade to the knot separately because it has a different shape. Cover the bottom half part with a shade that looks darker than the shade of the base color. You must make the shape a bit diagonal.
If you make it horizontal, your drawing will not look realistic. Now, add a highlight to your drawing. We consider this an essential step. The highlight will make your drawing appear realistic and shiny. For this, you can add a lighter color to the bow center as well as to the outer side of the triangular shape and around the depth of lines.
The second method involves drawing a realistic bow on the grid paper. So, before we tell you the steps, you need to draw a rectangle, which defines the boundaries and conditional proportions of the bow.
Once you have drawn the rectangle, you need to draw one horizontal and one vertical line from the middle of the rectangle. Both lines are equal in length and size and must divide the rectangle shape.
Now, divide the upper half of the shape by drawing another horizontal line. Likewise, you must draw a line that divides the lower half of the rectangular shape.
Next, you need to draw a vertical line to divide the left side of the rectangular shape. Again, you have to draw another vertical line that divides the other half of the rectangular shape. These steps look easy and simple.
The next step requires you to make off the height and width of the bow. For this, you need to draw a guideline. Make sure you draw lighter lines so that they act as proportions. Draw the knot by making smooth lines as well as the ends of the ribbon to set the direction.
Outline the shape of your drawing and draw the ends of the ribbon. You need to concentrate on the components of your drawing. All parts must be drawn accurately.
Now add some thickness to the drawing by adding highlight. Erase the guidelines and add some detail. Now, color the drawing. The choice of color depends on your personal preferences.