Learn how to draw a great looking Dagger with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Dagger.
Highly decorated daggers often served ritual or ceremonial purposes. Some were even used for dining. Ancient daggers were made of bone or stone; later, they were made of metal.
The dagger was often selected for battle or dueling because of its convenient size. Unlike an axe, a dagger could be hidden beneath one's clothing and drawn quickly from its scabbard. This gave rise to the term "cloak and dagger," meaning "an activity...that involves espionage, mystery or secrecy."
The dagger has taken on different symbolisms in different cultures. In Western culture, it is often associated with assassination and murder.
One example is the murder of Julius Caesar by his companion Brutus, both historically and as part of a Shakespearean play.
In other cultures, daggers are a symbol of attaining manhood. Some military divisions use a dagger in their insignia.
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Would you like to draw a cartoon dagger? This easy, step-by-step cartoon weapon drawing guide is here to show you how.
All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dagger
How to Draw a Great Looking Dagger for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing two square shapes. Position the shapes on a diagonal slant, one on top of the other. Notice that the sides of each square curve inward. This begins the handle or grip of the dagger.
Easy Dagger Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw two more squares with concave sides, stacked on top of the existing squares. This continues the length of the handle. Contour the handle with short, curved lines.
Easy Dagger Drawing - Step 3
3. Use curved lines to draw a parallelogram-like shape at the end of the handle. Then, stack a pentagon on top of this. This forms the pommel of the handle.
Easy Dagger Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw a rectangle at the base of the handle. This begins the outline of the crossguard or quilon, which protects the hand.
Easy Dagger Drawing - Step 5
5. Erase the ends of the crossguard. Extend each line using a curved line. Then, connect these lines using a curved line.
Easy Dagger Drawing - Step 6
6. Erase the center of the crossguard. Draw two curved lines that meet at a point, creating a decorative element. Then, draw a small circle beneath this point.
Easy Dagger Drawing - Step 7
7. Next, draw the blade. Extend two long, straight lines from the crossguard, angled slightly towards one another. Do not allow the lines to meet. Then, extend another curved line from the end of each, setting them at a slightly greater angle. Allow the lines to meet at a sharp point. This creates the end of the blade, called the debole.
Add More Details to Your Dagger Picture - Step 8
8. Draw two straight lines in the center of the blade, originating from the crossguard. Then, draw two short, straight lines to connect each of these at a sharp point. This gradation of the blade is called the fuller.
Complete the Outline of Your Dagger Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw a straight line from the tip of the fuller to the tip of the blade.
Color Your Dagger Drawing
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