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How to Draw a Long Sword

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Welcome to DrawingForAll, dear readers! In this drawing tutorial we will show you how to draw a long sword. The long sword has an average length of 90cm, it is longer than short sword and shorter than greatsword.
During the long years of the Middle Ages, people invented many varieties of long swords, and of course, using this article, you can depict absolutely any kind of long swords.


Step 1

We start with a single straight line. This line will make our sword as even and proportional as possible.

how to draw a longsword

Step 2

At the very end of the line draw a circle as a guide for a pommel, which of course can be not only round, but also of any other shape.

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Step 3

Proceed to the grip of the sword. Draw the grip using in a shape of a cylinder. The grip can be made slightly convex in the middle.

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Step 4

At the end of the grip draw the guard that can be straight or slightly curved as in our example. Gard can also be more sophisticated form.

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Step 5

Draw the blade. The blade should be slightly wider than the handle and slowly taper closer to the tip.

learn how to draw a long sword step by step

Step 6

Erase the guideline that we have drawn in the first step and draw the fuller in the center of the blade.

how to draw a long sword

Step 7

And at the last step of the lesson on how to draw a longsword add some shadows using light hatching.

how to draw a longsword

The long sword is the most common type of swords in the world, such swords owned by the knights and warriors of the ancient and medieval worlds. We hope this drawing lesson was interesting and informative for you. Don’t forget to share this lesson and subscribe to us in social networks.


  1. Well it was tricky but we got there in the end! (I kinda just drew my own one) but it was good because even though I drew my own sword it looked a lot like this one and if I knew how I would even send a picture of it!

  2. Thanks for the great tutorial but i believe that’s not a longsword its an arming sword.

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