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Uploaded: February 24, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: February 24, 2008
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This is going to be a tutorial on how to draw a musket. I chose the musket to sketch out and draw because of the recent conversation that took place between one of my good friends and myself. We were trying to depict at what year the musket first took notice and weather or not it was that big gun that had a round muzzle at the top part of the barrel. So because we were unsure of the answer to the questions we had I looked up some facts at the library the next day. What I found out was that muskets are long narrow guns that are loaded from the muzzle; because of the way these guns are loaded they are ment to be fired over the shoulder. There isn’t one place that the musket is known to derive from “like place of origin” but we do know that they have been around as early as the 14th century where they are mentioned in Chinese military books. Though the musket was designed to be used by infantry only, many commoners owned a musket for protection of their homes and belongings. By the time the 1800s came around, these guns where introduced to rifling which where then called muzzle loading rifled muskets. These weapons became increasingly obsolete by the 19th century when cartridge breechlaoding repeaters took their place. A typical musket had a range from 12mm to 20mm, another words it could pierce the body of a man from 218 yards away. Soldiers around the time muskets where being used where labeled as musketeers, see now you know where that term came from. Muskets have been apart of the United States history for hundreds of years as well as other countries. We sometimes tend to forget just how far along we have come as people and as men, not only is our technology way more advanced, we also have massive fire power in all shapes and sizes. This tutorial will teach you how to draw a musket step by step. The easy to read instructions make drawing out the musket a breeze. So grab your favorite pencil and a clean sheet of paper and start your sketching Now!

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How to Draw a Musket

how to draw a musket step 1

STEP 1.

This is your first step, and what you will do here is draw out your basic guidelines to help you draw a musket a lot easier. Starting at the butt, draw a paper towel roll looking shape with 6 lines going down. This is the beginning frame work of the rifle.
 
how to draw a musket step 2

STEP 2.

Now what you will do in this step is draw out the actual shape of the musket by curving up the handle and shaping the nozzle to give it that realism look and feel. After you do this you can go ahead and move to the next step.
 
how to draw a musket step 3

STEP 3.

As you can see so far the musket is a very simple weapon to draw because there is no actual real details that exist. All it is, is a big long narrow shaped gun powder filled gun. This step you will detail the musket some more by drawing out the hammer, and trigger. At the tip of the gun make sure not to forget top draw the metal detailing that sits along the guns barrel.
 
how to draw a musket step 4

STEP 4.

This is a very short step. All you need to do is detail the metal parts of the gun way at the top. Draw out the hammer and detail the brass. After you complete this short simple step erase all the guidelines that you drew back in step 1. Now is a good time to move down below.
 
how to draw a musket step 5

STEP 5.

And here is your final sketch of the musket. All you need to do is color it in and call it yours. That was short, fun, and sweet. I will see y'all next time ya hear.