How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda

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The Legend of Zelda is full of memorable characters like Link and Princess Zelda. It also contains some interesting objects, like the Master Sword and Hylian Shield.

What is so special about the Hylian Shield? "Unlike Wooden Shields, the Hylian Shield will not burn upon contact with fire. Though it is made of steel, it is light and sturdy, an optimal weight for a fighter with a one-handed weapon."

The Master Sword was crafted by a goddess and chooses its owner like the legendary Excalibur. It is also called the Sacred Sword and Sword of Legend.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon of the Hylian Shield and Master Sword from the video game The Legend of Zelda? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and something to color with.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 1
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 1

1. Begin by outlining the shield. Use four curved lines to enclose the elongate diamond shape. Then, begin outlining the border of the shield. At each of the three upper points, use three straight lines to enclose an open trapezoid shape. Then, connect these shapes using curved lines.

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 2
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 2

2. Complete the border of the shield. Use straight lines to draw three more incomplete trapezoids, then connect them with long curved lines. Within three of the corner notches, draw a small circle. Draw small triangles in two more. At the top of the shield, draw a diamond and two triangles.

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The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 3
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 3

3. Draw a triangle in the middle of the shield. Inside it, draw another triangle. This symbol is called the Triforce. It epitomizes the power, wisdom, and courage of the Golden Goddesses. Then, use a series of straight lines to draw an "S" or "5" shape.

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 4
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 4

4. Use a series of straight lines to enclose a mirror image of the "S" shape on the opposite side. Then, begin drawing the crimson loftwing. Use curved lines to enclose a curved diamond and a pointed hourglass shape.

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 5
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 5

5. Draw the wings of the loftwing. Use curved lines to outline the top of the teardrop-shaped upper wing. Below it, extend rays consisting of two straight lines, connected by a short line at the bottom. Complete each wing by connecting the tops of the rays.

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 6
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 6

6. Begin drawing the sword. Extend two curved lines below the shield and allow them to meet at a point, forming the tip of the blade. Above the shield, extend two short straight lines. Draw a small rectangle at the top of each. Then extend a straight line from each rectangle and connect them using a curved line. Finally, draw the loftwing's feet. Use a "U" shaped line and several curved lines for each foot.

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 7
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 7

7. Draw the sword's chappe or hand-guard. Sketch a small diamond with a large crescent moon shape behind it. Then, use curved lines to enclose the first sections of the hand grip.

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 8
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 8

8. Decorate the guard, erasing as necessary. Draw zigzag lines connected by curved lines. Band these shapes and the crescent moon with additional curved lines.

The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda drawing - step 9
How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 9

9. Draw the sword's grip and pommel. Outline the grip using a pair of straight lines. Embellish it with small diamonds. Then, use curved lines to enclose the two segments of the pommel. Draw a curved line across one to contribute to the three-dimensional appearance.

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How to Draw The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda: Step 10

Color your cartoon of Link's Master Sword and Hylian Shield. The shield is typically dark blue with a silver border, red loftwing, and brown Triforce. The sword's handle is dark blue or purple with a green grip and gold elements.

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