Basic Hand Lettering: Pennant Banner


Here’s another fun embellishment you can use in your hand lettered projects, and it’s super simple to create! Pennant banners are popular as decor in real life, why not add them to your drawings too? Here’s how…

You’ll need:
Markers {I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens for mine}
Paper {mine are on medium weight sketch paper}

Step 1: Draw a curving line.
It’s totally up to you how long, short, straight, or curved your line is.


Step 2: Draw a series of “V”s along your line to be the flags.


That’s it! Then it’s up to you to embellish however you like! You can fancy up the ends by adding the Simple Swirls we learned recently. It’s also fun to add letters to your banner that spell out a word.


Depending on the design, you can make the banner totally straight instead of curved. You can also put your banner anywhere in the image that you want it to go.


Of course, adding color changes everything and makes it more fun!


This embellishment is perfect for any celebratory occasion, like a party or a wedding and looks cute on hand lettered invitations!


What do you think? Grab those markers and see how easy it is to create! Don’t forget to share your progress with us in the One Artsy Mama & Friends Facebook group! And don’t miss all the other posts in the Basic Hand Lettering Series. Have fun!

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  1. Love it!!! My 11 year old daughter is learning to hand letter and Bible journal so the simple stuff with basic step by step instructions is helping her so much. She is really growing in her drawing skills. This will be another awesome one for her too.

  2. Thank you for all your great ideas! I am having trouble with filling in the black lines with colors…the black ends up bleeding and mixing with the color. Should I wait longer for it to dry? Or should I be using a different black marker that is permanent? Thanks!

    1. You will want to use a permanent marker, or at least one that’s not water based. Otherwise, you’ll keep having the problem you described.

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