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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Drawing a Detailed Sword Handle

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

This is an 1864 light cavalry saber with several unique drawing challenges. The man-made shapes need to be rendered with some type of mechanical assistance if the finished drawing is to be realistic. That’s not to say it can’t be drawn freehand and kept more sketchy, but if you choose to make it as real as possible, French curves and rulers are recommended. The different metallic surfaces, some shiny and some matte finished, are also a challenge and require different pencil strokes.

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Reference Photo

1. Make a Line Drawing

The sword was drawn freehand and the guidelines erased. Copy ...

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