In this very simple step-by-step drawing tutorial, I will show you how to draw a sword for beginners.
Scroll down the page to get a PDF version of this drawing tutorial with additional worksheets.
This tutorial on how to draw a sword for beginners will be extremely useful for those who want to be able to draw clear and straight lines. In addition, here I will try to tell you how to make lines not only straight but also parallel.
It’s no secret that the sword was one of the most used weapons among knights. But in those ancient times, the sword was not only a weapon but also an insanely expensive accessory that only a very rich person could afford.
So, as you can see, the instruction is very simple and consists of only nine steps. Scroll down the page, grab your art supplies, and start drawing!
- Coloring supplies
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Sword for Beginners
- Draw the upper edge of the blade.
Begin with the blade of the sword. Firstly, draw a straight horizontal line as a guide for the top edge of the blade.
- Draw the lower edge of the blade.
Draw the exact same horizontal line just below the line from the previous step.
- Draw the tip of the sword.
Connect the lines using two short lines at an acute angle. In fact, we have already sketched the blade of the sword.
- Draw the fuller of the sword.
Draw the third straight line starting from the point of the sword and passing right through the center of the blade.
- Draw the guard of the sword.
The guard – is a detail designed to protect the hand from enemy weapons. So draw it using a vertical rectangle.
- Draw the grip.
Draw the grip right behind the guard. The grip can be short, as in my example, or long.
- Draw the pommel.
The pommel performs two functions: it serves as a counterweight, improving the balance of the weapon and keeps the hand from slipping.
- Add some finishing touches.
Check your drawing and compare it with mine. Find and correct mistakes, if any.
- Color the sword drawing.
The grip of the sword is usually brown or black, and the blade itself can be painted in light gray or light blue.
We have drawn a sword which is often called a short sword. This sword is light enough to hold in one hand, freeing the other hand for a shield or other weapon.
And by tradition, I add a shortened version of this drawing lesson (which you can also find on Pinterest). You can save this picture on your device, publish it on your social networks (I would be grateful if you add a link to my site), or share it with your friends.
And here is the promised free PDF version of this drawing lesson. In addition to the steps of the instruction, in this PDF file, you will find a coloring page, tracing worksheet, and grid drawing worksheet.
In the following lessons, I will show you how to draw other objects related to history and culture. If you want to learn how to draw something more difficult, then try visiting my article on How to draw a face for beginners.
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