How to Draw a Compound Bow

Artist: Dawn / May 19, 2014

Step 1.

We will be begin by drawing the part of the bow that is known or called the 'bow riser'. Make a simple curved line which is also arched.

Step 2.

Continue on with drawing the bow riser which is also the area or part of the bow that houses all the mechanics of the design. The two caps at the ends of the outer part of the bow are called the limb pockets, and the caps at the ends of the inner par   

Step 3.

Next, draw in the top limb of the compound bow as well as the bottom limb. These two limbs should be the same in length and depth.

Step 4.

Now you can begin drawing the hollows on the bow riser. These hollows all serve a purpose like the sight window, arrow shelf, grip, and stabilizer mount. When the hollows are drawn out you can move to step five.

Step 5.

The parts you will draw now is a combination of things. Like the cable rod and spring suppression system. Once all the additions are drawn in, you can proceed to step six. Make sure to take your time because you do want the parts of the compound bow    

Step 6.

You will now draw in the idler wheels and cam which at at the ends of the top and bottom limbs. Take your time and add the hollowing like you see it done here. These are also known as the pulleys.

Step 7.

For the final step all you have to do is draw the cables. This can be tricky because even though they look tangled, the cables are actually supposed to look the way they do. When you are finished you can erase the mistakes.

Step 8.

That's it, you are all done with drawing a compound bow. All you have to do now is color it in and show off your work.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: May 19, 2014
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Description: Well, hunting season is almost here which means folks will be up in the woods trying to get themselves a deer, bear, moose or what have you. The lesson you will be shown today is on "how to draw a compound bow", step by step. I chose to do this tutorial because my brother has a crossbow but he really wants a compound bow. These types of bows are more of an upgraded version of bow from the standard long, and recurve bows. They where made for a much more efficient way of hunting and it uses a system made up of pulleys and cables. Compound bows also use a levering system and it was a gentleman named Holless Wilbur Allen out of Missouri who developed the bow back in 1966. Tackling this lesson may be challenging for those of you who have trouble with drawing straight lines, but if you take your time I'm sure you will pull through and become success with drawing a compound bow. I shall return people so be sure to stay tuned in.