FAQ: How To Draw Someone Holding A Sword?

How to Draw a Hand Holding a Sword

The sword is one of the most famous hand weapons in history, and all you need to draw a hand holding a sword is a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. Click HERE to download a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Hand Holding a Sword

Sketch the arm, hand, and hilt with a pair of short lines. Outline the top and bottom of the hand with a pair of short lines. Sketch the fingers and connect them to the sword’s hilt with a “C” shaped line.

How do you draw hand clutching?

Draw the palm and the base of the thumb first, then the overall shape of the fingers, the thumb base, and finally the thumb itself. Draw the bag after you’ve completed the rough sketch of the hand, and then each individual finger after that.

How do you draw a good sword?


  1. Make guidelines with a light pencil to help visualize the sword’s length, bend, and handle.
  2. Make a rough sketch of the sword’s shape, handle, and guard (if any).
  3. Add finer details with a sharper tipped pencil or sketching tool.
  4. Draw the final outline over the sketch.

What does it mean to draw a sword?

This expression comes from the proverb “He who draws his sword against his prince must throw away the scabbard,” which implies that the person in question has no other option but to fight.

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