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Make a Christmas Bow: How to draw (easy step-by-step)


Make a Christmas Bow: How to draw (easy step-by-step)

Make a Christmas Bow: How to draw (easy step-by-step)
Drawing Christmas bows on your greeting cards and gifts for the holidays can add a lot of character … and they’re so easy to do! I think you’ll probably find it’s a lot easier to draw the perfect Christmas Bow … than it is to make a real one. Way less expensive too!
First, draw a small circle. This will be where the bow is tied in a knot. Make two or more fat triangle shapes for the bow. To create more of a 3D feel, add the bottom of the bow turning back into the knot/circle where the bow starts.

Draw a curving line out from the knot of the bow. Draw another line that goes parallel with the curving line. This will be the ribbon. Add as many ribbons as you’d like! Closely follow this part of the video to see exactly how I did this.
If you are drawing on paper, color in the ribbon with a base color.
Use a darker shade to add more depth to the ribbon’s layers. Highlight the ribbon with a lighter shade, or white color, on the tops of the ribbon. Adding highlights will bring out parts of the ribbon while the darker areas will add even more contrast to the eye.  And then the whole image will … pop!
There … you’ve created a Christmas work of art without having to drive down to your nearest Arts & Craft store!
Happy Holidays!
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Draw a Christmas bow

If you are considering becoming an Animator, it’s a great practice to make up random 5-10 second long animations. When I was in school, the teachers asked the students to constantly create short stories. Some students found it difficult to keep their stories short and simple, receiving failing grades in some cases because they got too lost in their stories.

Tips on creating short stories:

Starting the story as close to the end as you can.
Including at last one character the viewer can strongly identify with – either negatively or positively.
Reveal character motivation or traits essential to the story.
Ensuring that each character included needs something to do – even if the action was simply deliver a newspaper.
Metaphors are a great tool – but keep the related to everyday life – or you will lose your audience. In animation, you can be very creative in how you express your point of view in the story. You can be very literal or “trippy” depending on who your audience is.
Know your basic audience and avoid alienating them. Appealing to what people can relate to is an important foundation if you want people to watch your videos.
Keep a notebook at all times! A quick note now can be a great story tomorrow.
Have fun with it! If you are not having fun, take a nap. Ideas have to marinate and evolve within you, so relax, have fun and let them flow.


More videos below:

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EmCartoons Owner and Founder of Animation Station. Animation Station is a website that showcases Artists Artwork from around the world. Each artist has a background ranging in animation, live action, traditional, graphic design, audio, and any form of art connected to animation/digital media.


    1. Awe!! You don’t know how happy that makes me! Tell me any more video subjects that you’d like to have me do- and I can do them asap! 🙂


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