Learn how to draw a great looking Ribbon with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Ribbon.
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Have you ever seen someone wearing a colored ribbon pinned to their lapel? Or perhaps an image of such a ribbon on a brooch, a t-shirt, or a car decal?
You can learn how to draw a ribbon and raise awareness for a cause that is meaningful to you.
Awareness campaigns, including the display of colored ribbons, gained popularity during the 1960s.
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They often shed light upon and help people learn about diseases or problems in the world.
Awareness ribbons can also be traced further in history. Soldiers, for instance, often wore sashes or neckerchiefs of a certain color, such as yellow.
Their families back home might display a yellow ribbon to mark their absence. A marching song from the early 1900s notes:
"Around her hair, she wore a yellow ribbon.
She wore it in the springtime,
In the merry month of May,
And if you ask her why the heck she wore it,
She wore it for her soldier who was far, far away."
What cause will you support? Draw an awareness ribbon to get started.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Scroll, Candy Cane, and Easter Basket.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Ribbon
How to Draw a Great Looking Ribbon for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a curved line to form the top of the ribbon.
Easy Ribbon Drawing - Step 2
2. Continue the line on one side, forming a shape like a partial letter "S."
Easy Ribbon Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw a second line parallel to the first. It should nearly touch the top of the ribbon without intersecting it.
Easy Ribbon Drawing - Step 4
4. Connect the two ends of the ribbon with a curved "V" shaped line.
Easy Ribbon Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw two overlapping curved lines to form the loop at the top of the ribbon.
Easy Ribbon Drawing - Step 6
6. Complete the outline of the loop using a curved line.
Easy Ribbon Drawing - Step 7
7. Extend a long curved line to begin the final portion of the ribbon.
Add More Details to Your Ribbon Picture - Step 8
8. Draw another curved line parallel to the previous line.
Complete the Outline of Your Ribbon Drawing - Step 9
9. Connect the ends of the ribbon using a curved "V" shaped line.
Color Your Ribbon Drawing
Color your cartoon of an awareness ribbon. In our illustration, we've shaded it pink, which stands for breast cancer awareness. Other awareness ribbons include:
- Red for substance abuse awareness
- Maroon for multiple myeloma awareness
- Orange for COPD, chronic pain syndrome, kidney cancer, gun violence, leukemia, malnutrition, multiple sclerosis, self-injury, and cultural diversity awareness
- Yellow for military support, suicide prevention, and endometriosis awareness
- Bright or lime green for lyme disease, hon-Hodgkin lymphoma, and climate change awareness
- Green for bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, depression, mitochondrial disease, and mental health awareness
- Jade green for hepatitis B and liver cancer awareness
- Teal for cervical cancer, sexual abuse, ovarian and uterine cancer, tsunami, and post-traumatic stress awareness
- Turquoise for addiction recovery and Native American awareness
- Light blue for childhood cancer, men's health, and prostate cancer awareness
- Blue for Autism spectrum, fallen police officers, chronic fatigue syndrome, freedoms of speech and press, and Parkinson's disease awareness
- Dark blue for arthritis, child abuse prevention, and colon cancer awareness
- Purple for domestic violence, Alzheimer's, opioid abuse, epilepsy, lupus, and pancreatic and thyroid cancers awareness
- Periwinkle for eating disorder, esophageal cancer, and pulmonary hypertension awareness
- Lavender for epilepsy and general cancer awareness
- Silver for schizophrenia and brain disorder awareness
- Gray for brain tumor and diabetes awareness
- White for bone cancer and lung disease awareness
- Black for melanoma and prisoner of war awareness
- Zebra stripes for rare disease awareness
- Pink and blue for premature baby awareness
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