Knives are one of the most important and versatile pieces of cutlery that we use pretty much every day. Knives can come in all manner of different sizes and shapes.
They can be used for all sorts of different purposes, from chopping food ingredients to opening boxes or even carving woodwork statues.
With how many different kinds of knives you can get, it can be fun to learn how to draw a knife so that you can design your own variations.
By the end of this guide, you will know everything you need to create your own cool knives!
We hope you have a great time with this step-by-step guide on how to draw a knife in just 6 steps!
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- How to Draw A Knife– Let’s Get Started!
How to Draw A Knife– Let’s Get Started!
For the first step of this guide on how to draw a knife, we will be starting with what is arguably the most important part of the knife: the blade!
To draw the blade we will be using a line that curves in on itself to form the shape that you see in the reference image.
There will also be a sharp point at the end of it, and there will be an empty space on the other side where we will be drawing the handle later.
Step 2 – Next, draw some more detail for the blade
In this second part of your knife drawing, we will be adding some detail to the side of the blade. First, start by closing off the gap that you left on the right-hand side.
You can do this with a curved line on the bottom of the blade that leads to a straight line where the blade will connect to the handle later on.
Be sure to refer closely to the reference image so that you see how it should look!
Then, add a very slightly curved line going down the side of the blade, and then add some more linework to the part that connects to the handle. Then you’re ready to start drawing the handle!
Step 3 – Start drawing the handle of the knife
It would be hard to use a knife without a handle, so we shall start to draw one in this step of our guide on how to draw a knife.
The knife will be made to look as if it is made of tied leather, and we will represent that look by using lots of bumpy lines connecting to each other.
First, we will draw a sort of hilt for the knife using a slightly longer shape before the handle properly starts. Then you can start drawing those thin bumpy lines that we mentioned earlier.
Once you have it looking as it does in our reference image you’re ready to keep it going in the next step!
Step 4 – Now, draw some more of the handle
Now that you have started the handle of your knife drawing, we can draw the next section of it in this part of the guide.
To do this, simply keep on using the same bumpy lines that you used for the start of the handle to continue down to the middle of the handle.
With that section of the handle done, you’ll be ready to add the final elements and details in the next step, so let’s move on!
Step 5 – Finish off the final details of your knife drawing
We will be finishing off the drawing in this step of our guide on how to draw a knife, and then you’ll be ready for some amazing colors in the final step!
First, we will finish off the blade of the knife. You can do this by continuing those bumpy lines that you’ve been using for the leather-covered handle, and they will end in a flat edge for the handle. With the handle complete, you are ready to move on!
Before you do, you could also add some details of your own to put your own spin on this drawing.
Perhaps you could add an engraving onto the blade of the knife for one idea. Or maybe it could be sitting on a map with a compass to show that this knife belongs to an explorer!
These are just a few ideas you could go for, but what else can you think of to finish off this knife drawing for the final step?
Step 6 – Finish off your knife drawing with some color
You’ve worked hard on this knife drawing, and now you can relax with some coloring fun to finish it off properly!
In our reference image, we went with some grey shades for the blade along with some browns for the handle.
These can give you some inspiration for your own image, but you should also feel free to use any colors that you want for it!
You could also experiment with different art mediums depending on the kinds of colors that you would like for this image.
Perhaps you may want a bright image by using some acrylic paint and colored pens, or you could keep it more subdued with watercolors and colored pencils.
Whatever you choose will look great, and we can’t wait to see what you end up going for!
Your Knife Drawing is Complete!
That finishes off this guide on how to draw a knife! In this guide, we aimed to break this drawing down into simpler steps for you so that you could focus on the fun of drawing with no frustration.
We hope that we achieved this goal for you and that you had a great time working on it!
We outlined a few ways for youtube put your own spin on this drawing, and now you can show us how creative you can be!
Whether you add some details, create a background, experiment with colors or even design a new knife, you can have an amazing time getting creative with it.
Then, when you’re ready for more drawing fun, we have plenty of awesome guides on our website for you to enjoy! Be sure to visit us often as we upload new ones all the time.
We would love to see your creative knife drawing when it’s done, so please remember to share it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to enjoy!