How to Draw a Great Sword

greatsword drawing

Greetings dear readers! Today we will show you how to draw a great sword. Longsword or two-handed sword is a name of various European medieval swords, which are held in both hands. Their weight and the balance did not allow one-handed grip.


Step 1

As in the tutorial on how to draw a longsword draw a straight line which will help us to make the sword straight and proportional.

How to draw a greatsword

Step 2

Draw the pommel that located right at the end of the line from the previous step.

how to draw a two handed sword

Step 3

Draw the grip. The grips of long words can be straight or more complex shape as in our example.

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Step 4

Draw the guard that should be longer than the guards of longsword or shortsword.

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Step 5

Now draw the blade that should be long and tapered to the tip.

how to draw a great sword step by step

Step 6

Ease all unnecessary lines as in our example and make the lines smooth and clean.

how to draw a two handed sword step by step

Step 7

Add shadows using hatching and some glare using a couple of short strokes on the blade.

How to draw a greatsword

In this lesson we have shown you how to draw a longsword. Such two-handed greatswords were popular in the Middle Ages, you can see them in many movies and games in the RPG genre. Share this lesson and subscribe to us in social networks.

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