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Uploaded: November 18, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 4
Updated: August 26, 2010
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Hello everyone welcome back to another fun filled drawing tutorial here on Yesterday was a busy day because I wanted to do tutorials on some really cool stuff. I decided that it was time to do another drawing lesson on a weapon, but this time the weapon I am going to show you how to draw is a gun called the XM-29 OICW. The abbreviation of OICW is short for “Objective Individual Combat Weapon” and these guns were considered assault rifles with an integrated removable grenade launcher. This is a super cool rifle that was introduced in 1995 and it was a proposed weapon to replace the M-16 in an attempt to retire the old weapon that has been in use since the 1960’s. The XM-29 was developed by a company called Alliant Techsystems/Heckler & Koch. The main feature to this newly designed piece of machinery was the combination of a lightweight 5.56mm assault rifle joined with a 20mm six round grenade launcher. The newly designed rifle looked almost exactly like the German HK G36. The XM-29 used 5.56x45mm ammunition from a thirty round boxed magazine. But that’s not all; the rifle also had a top-mounted computer-assisted scope system with laser rangefinder, thermal vision, and night vision capabilities. This legendary weapon had all the glitz and glamor that you could ask for in any kind of machinery. Unfortunately the development of the XM-29 didn’t last too long and all initial proposals for the assault rifle halted. In October 2005 all proposals where ended. But still this weapon will always be mentioned once in a while in Gun & Ammo Magazine. I chose this gun to sketch out because it looks so cool and because it featured a 20mm airburst round action. I did the best I could using a photo as a reference guide. The hardest part was the coloring of the gun because I was really trying to make it look like metal just like other rifles and hand guns. This tutorial will show you "how to draw an assault rifle" step by step. I tried making the tutorial steps simple to follow and as always the instructions are easy to read. I know you will have fun with this online drawing lesson because it was a fun challenge for me. I will be back on in a bit with four more tutorials for you all so stick around gang there is more on the way.