How to Draw a Sword

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.

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.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Crown, Cartoon Car, and Sugar Skull.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Sword

How to Draw Sword: Step 1

Draw a narrow rectangle diagonally on your paper.

How to Draw Sword: Step 2

Add a smaller rectangle to its right end.

How to Draw Sword: Step 3

Add another small rectangle.

How to Draw Sword: Step 4

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.

How to Draw Sword: Step 5

Draw small arcs in the ends of the cross guard and a tiny rectangle at the root of the hilt.

How to Draw Sword: Step 6

Draw another tiny rectangle in the cross guard and add some arcs to the hilt for decoration.

How to Draw Sword: Step 7

Sketch curving lines around the tiny rectangles in the cross guard.

How to Draw Sword: Step 8

Erase the ends of the tiny rectangles.

How to Draw Sword: Step 9

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.

How to Draw Sword: Step 10

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?

How to Draw Sword: Step 11

Clean up and color your cartoon sword.

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