This video tutorial shows how to draw a katana (Japanese sword) in eight steps. It starts out with a line drawing which is then followed by some basic coloring and shading.
The video is based on the original tutorial linked below:
This tutorial features slightly updated art and an extended and more detailed breakdown of the drawing process with a coloring/shading portion (as already mentioned). However, the original has much more detailed instructions. For this reason it’s recommended that you look at both (if you have not already done so).
For more on drawing anime and manga style weapons also see the following:
- How to Draw a Shuriken (Ninja Star) Step by Step
- How to Draw a Shuriken (Ninja Star) Video Tutorial
- How to Draw a Kunai (Weapon) Step by Step
- How to Draw Kunai Video Tutorial
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