Learn how to draw a great looking Sword with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Sword drawing.
"The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute."
- Charles de Gaulle, 20th-century French statesman
Swords are among the oldest weapons known to man. Swords typically consist of a long metal blade attached to a handle or hilt.
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Today, military officers may carry swords, and special swords are used in the sport of fencing.
The katana is a curved sword that was used by samurai in feudal Japan.
Swords have played a major role in many stories, including The Sword in the Stone, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The Princess Bride, and even Disney's Mulan.
Swords inspired the lightsabers wielded by the Jedi Knights in Star Wars.
You, too, can draw a cartoon sword. It's easy with our easy sword drawing instructions!
Simply follow the shapes and lines prescribed in each step of this cartoon drawing tutorial.
Have your pencil and an eraser handy.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Sword
Sword Drawing - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a long, narrow rectangle slanted at a diagonal angle. This will help you to sketch the blade of the sword.
Sword Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a smaller narrow rectangle at the base of the first, at a perpendicular angle. This forms the guard or cross-guard of the sword's handle.
Sword Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw another small rectangle in line with the first. Notice that this rectangle is not as wide as the blade. It forms the grip of the sword's handle.
Sword Drawing - Step 4
4. Add detail to these basic guide lines. Draw two straight lines at the top of the blade, enclosing a triangle to form the tip.
Then, draw a straight line down the middle of the blade, from the tip to the handle. This is called the fuller, and its thickness strengthens the blade.
Draw a curved line at the top of the cross-guard and at the bottom of the grip, forming the pommel.
Sword Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw curved lines within the rectangle at the sides of the cross-guard. Outline a small rectangle at the top of the grip.
Sword Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw a narrow rectangle at the base of the blade, and "U" shaped lines around the pommel.
Sword Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw curved lines across the top of the cross-guard and at the ends of the rectangle on the grip.
Sword Drawing - Step 8
8. Erase guide lines from the sword's handle as pictured.
Sword Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw curved lines across the grip, at the bottom of the blade, and along the bottom of the cross-guard.
Sword Drawing - Step 10
10. Erase the remaining guide lines from the blade and handle, as pictured.
Sword Drawing - Step 11
11. Color your cartoon sword. Will it be rusty, shiny, or stained with blood? Will its handle be of gold, silver, or brown wood? The choice is yours.
If you liked this step by step sword drawing, you might also love to draw a hand holding a sword with this sword drawing tutorial.
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