How To Draw Katana with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
Video produced by channel: HTDraw
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Start by drawing the combined shape of the katana blade and handle. Basically an outline of it.
The blade part of this shape should be slightly curved with the tip pointed in the direction of that curve.
Separate the handle to form a hand-pulled guard blade. As the name suggests, it protects the hand from sliding into the blade.
The hand guard on the katana is usually quite thin and not very wide. Draw accordingly and erase the part of the sword that overlaps it once you’re done.
The blade collar is used to lock the sword in its sheath. From this angle, it will be the same width as the blade, so you can create a simple dividing line to show its length.
The Pommel is located at the end of the barn and is basically a lid on it. In katana, the end cap is usually the same size as the handle. You can simply identify it by a line resembling the neck of a sword.
In this case, we will add a very large edge found in some types of katana. Draw the curve of the edge to trace the curve of the blade.
Katana usually have a braid that resembles a hairpin. To draw this pattern, add a set of evenly spaced diamond shapes along it.
If you are planning to do a rather small drawing then you can skip the rest of the details of the handle cover and stop at this stage. Animators and cartoonists can sometimes do this just to save time.
If you want to create a more detailed drawing of the pen, you can move on to the next step.
Braiding the arms will usually create some folds. You can show folds like in the example above by drawing some lines from the ends of the rhombus facing each other (like in the example above).
Finally, to complete the wrap and the drawing, add some dividing lines from the top and bottom edges of the rhombus.
These lines will end the “packing effect” like in the example above.