How to Draw a Bow and Arrow

Artist: Dawn / September 18, 2008

Step 1.

This is a very simple tutorial and this first step is very easy. You will first draw the shape of the curved bow handle and then draw the shape of the hand grip. next draw a straight line for the pull string and then draw the perfectly straight linin   

Step 2.

You will next start sketching out the actual thickness of the bow as shown. Make sure the ends bend inward and then out again. On the arrow you will draw the triangle tip and then two simple slanted lines for the feathered tail.

Step 3.

In this next step you will cap off the end tips of the bow and then detail the hand grip with curled in lines to make it look like it would fit between your fingers. For the arrow you will detail the tip and then finish off the shaping of the feathe   

Step 4.

You will then start this final drawing step by lightly detailing the hand grip with definition lines as well as placing grooves in the feather on the middle part of the arrow. You will also detail the diamond shaped end tip as well. Erase the line th   

Step 5.

This is what your final step should look like when you are completely done. All you have to do now is color it in and you are done. That will end this tutorial on how to draw an easy bow and arrow step by step. Be back folks.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: September 18, 2008
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