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Uploaded: May 19, 2014
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: May 19, 2014
P.O.V: Side
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This is a drawing that I really like. Since I don't have a lot of lessons on Dragoart that are knife based, I figured making a tutorial on "how to draw a butterfly knife" would be something that a lot of knife enthusiast would appreciate and have fun with. The butterfly knife is banned in a lot of states and countries because of how easy they are to access and use as a weapon. Butterfly knives are also called balisong and fan knife. The one you see here has green handles and a wide blade. If you are familiar with this style knife I think you will enjoy drawing a balisong or butterfly knife. Adios amigos and happy trails.

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How to Draw a Balisong, Butterfly Knife

how to draw a balisong, butterfly knife step 1

STEP 1.

Begin by making one part of the handle for your butterfly knife or balisong. This is a simple shape which is oblong in structure.
 
how to draw a balisong, butterfly knife step 2

STEP 2.

The second part of the handle should be drawn directly on the opposite side in a closed manner.
 
how to draw a balisong, butterfly knife step 3

STEP 3.

Here you will draw the design on the knife's handles which are sometimes made of ivory or even marble. The plates aren't as long as the handles, they just cover a portion in the middle. Add the screw or rivets like so, then add some detailing to the base and top portion of the knife's design.
 
how to draw a balisong, butterfly knife step 4

STEP 4.

Now we can draw out the shape of the blade. This should be a wide shape that ends with a very pointy tip. The base of the blade fans out at the side as you can see so make sure to add those two nods.
 
how to draw a balisong, butterfly knife step 5

STEP 5.

Define the blade by adding the indent which makes up the sharp end of the knife. If you want some blood on your knife blade draw in the messy swirl along the edge.
 
how to draw a balisong, butterfly knife step 6

STEP 6.

For the last step draw in a small pool of blood that the knife is laying on like so and a few splatters. Erase whatever mistakes you made along the way.
 
how to draw a balisong, butterfly knife step 7

STEP 7.

Here is the line art when you are all done. Now you can have fun choosing the shades you would like to color in the balisong or butterfly knife.