how to draw a pistol

How to Draw a Pistol

Step 1.

There are only five drawing steps and one line art step to this tutorial on "how to draw a pistol". You will first need to draw out the outlined shape of the pistol you are about to draw. This includes the whole top half, and then the hand grip. Once that is complete you can draw the rounded line for the trigger guard.

Step 2.

You will now draw the detailing lines that will be for the slide and the ejection port. The slide is the whole top half of the pistol that gets slid back to cock the gun. The ejection port is the notch you see right in the middle of the gun. Once that is done you can then draw the detailing lines for the front of the barrel and then draw the vertical lines that are close together near the rear of the pistol.

Step 3.

You will now start drawing the shape of the rear sight and hammer as you see in the back section of the pistol. Once that is done you can then draw the detailing lines on the rear sight, and then draw the muzzle of the gun in more detail. Once completed you can then draw out the shape ans style of the handle, and the trigger guard. One last thing, right at the tip of the guns barrel you will notice a small piece of metal. That is the front sight and you must also draw that is as well.

Step 4.

SInce you are almost done with this tutorial, you will now need to sketch out the trigger, and then add some pistol defining details as you see here. Once complete you can then move to the last drawing step.

Step 5.

Draw in the small shape for the slid lock safety latch and then draw the lining that will add detail to the handle of your new pistol. Once that is done you can start erasing some of the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 6.

Here you have it, your finished tutorial on "how to draw a pistol step by step". Color in the weapon and you are all done. Great work guys!

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Uploaded: December 3, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: June 4, 2010
P.O.V: Side
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Artist comments

I have another lesson on a weapon that I will submit today. I figured since I haven't uploaded any new gun tutorials lately, I should probably do one now. As you know there are a few submissions that I have on different hand guns and riffles. Today I will teach you "how to draw a pistol". Pistols come in all different shapes and sizes and they also come in all forms of calibers and power. The guns that we know of today are usually not called pistols. In stead we refer to them as hand guns. Another form of hand gun is the revolver. These weapons look like they just came out of the western years. In all reality there are many modern revolvers that are used and collected today by gun owners and enthusiasts. A revolver is different then a pistol and I will tell you why. Pistols are usually hand guns like the Glock 17 and the GP 35. Both guns hold their bullets with a clip that is inserted under the hand grip of the gun. Revolvers on the other hand, hold their bullets in what you call a cylinder chamber, and sometimes they are called six shooters. They have one barrel that houses the ammo, and a good example of a revolver is the Nagant M1895. Both weapons are exceptionally good, it really all depends on what you prefer as a gun collector. Nowadays, people are stocking up on guns just to have them for home protection. And that's not bad at all. I mean can you really go hunting with a pistol or revolver? I don't think so. Anyways this tutorial should be fun for all you gun lovers, and learning "how to draw a pistol" step by step should be a breeze. I will be back with more drawing fun so stay tuned in and keep a look-out for more to come. Peace out people!