Hello dear readers! In this drawing tutorial we will show you how to draw a rapier. It is long and thin sword of pricking action widely spread in the late Middle Ages. In fact the rapier is a more thin type of the long sword with a modified guard.
At first we draw a long, thin and straight line.
At the end of the line draw an oval as a guide for the pommel.
Draw out the grip with patterns as in our example.
Draw out the guard that looks like a semicircle.
Draw out the knuckle guard that looks like a couple of curved lines.
Draw the quillon that located right behind the guard.
Draw out the long and thin blade of our rapier.
Erase the guidelines leaving a line at the center of the blade.
Add some shadows using hatching and glare on the blade using a some short strokes.
We have just shown how to draw a rapier. In the Middle Ages it was very common weapon that eventually replaced the long sword and the great sword. Rapier as often found in RPGs such as Gothic or Baldur’s Gate.