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Drawing a sword is very easy. This drawing tutorial is suitable for kids and anyone who wants to learn to draw. In the bottom of the guide, you’ll find a downloadable PDF with step-by-step drawing instructions and video tutorial on how to draw a sword.
We will use basic shapes to help us to outline the sword shape. Draw very lightly as we’ll erase many lines from the early shapes before we’re finished.
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In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Sword
Draw a narrow rectangle diagonally on your paper.
Add a smaller rectangle to its right end.
Add another small rectangle.
Draw a V-shape at the tip of the sword and long line that runs down the middle of the blade. Add a curve to the cross guard and another one to the end of the hilt.
Draw small arcs in the ends of the cross guard and a tiny rectangle at the root of the hilt.
Draw another tiny rectangle in the cross guard and add some arcs to the hilt for decoration.
Sketch curving lines around the tiny rectangles in the cross guard.
Erase the ends of the tiny rectangles.
Erase the extra line at the underside of the cross guard. Draw curving lines on the top-side of the cross guard. Add curves to the hilt to give it more detail.
Erase the extra lines at the top side of the cross guard and from the tip of the blade. Your cool sword drawing is ready. That was easy, right?
Clean up and color your cartoon sword.
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