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Jolleboi's Gun Tutorial by Jolleboi Jolleboi's Gun Tutorial by Jolleboi
And here it is!! My "How to Draw a Gun" tutorial for the ungifted!

Gun Design: A gun consists of a few simple parts that, when you know where and what they are, makes drawing a gun a piece of cake! The key parts are: The handle with wich you hold the gun, the "reload system" aka the top of the gun that you pull back when reloading, the trigger that you fire the gun with, and the gun barrel from which the bullet so obviously is shoot from. These are the 4 key parts of the gun, but there are more parts that can be fitted to a gun! A real gun usually have a saftey switch and a button that, when pressed, drops the ammunition clip, and now don't forget just that!... the ammunition clip... wery important for a gun but not neceserly needed to be drawn. Let's get to the tutorial then shall we? Does evryone have there ultimate tool of creation? (a pen) and one or a coupple of papers? a ruler? a ereaser then? good! let's begin!

Step 1: before drawing any part of the gun you should consider how large you want your gun to be. When you have decided the size you begin by drawing a square, about the same lenght and hight as your gun. Draw the square with a thin line for easy removal. Now it's time to draw the first part of the gun, the handle that is, to ensure you draw the gun straight you can use the ruler to create a thin help line where the handle meet with the reload mechanism (see step 2). If you wonder why the handle look this way, then it's because it will easier fit in a hand, if you wish to draw your in a hand! then you should draw the hand directly after you have finished the handle. You can also begin by drawing the hand first.

Step 2: This part is easy! just draw these parts:
1: The Reload mechanism, without details such as where the bullet chassing ejects from the gun. Those parts are drawn later.
2: The front part of the gun in witch the gun barrel is fited. Sometimes you may draw your gun without a barrel and just stick with this.
3. "The thing around the trigger", and it's not your finger I mean...
remember that al parts must be straight lenghtwise, using a ruler is recomended.

Step 3: By now your gun is almost compleate. there are just a few parts left:
1: The almighty trigger, not always drawn however due to a finger that often is in the way.
2:The gun barrel, but as mentioned in step 2: not always needed to be drawn!
By now you COULD consider your gun compleate... but let's face it: IT'S NOT! now let's add those important remaining parts and also give our gun a few final touches:
3: The bullet chassing ejection part, aka the part where the empty bullet chase flys out from when a bullet is fired.
4: A part that I ussualy spot on guns, and that i'm afraid I don't know what it is. But it's still a gun part and must thus be included (unless you don't want to).
5: wanna take out the bad guys (or the good guys) from a little distance? Then the aiming sight is important!
6: A little pin that tells how far back the reloading mechanism goes and ofcourse the buton that releases the clip.
7: The ammunition clip... important!
8: You want to have a good and nice grip of your gun... a small woden part should do the trick, sometimes it's rubber or metal tough.
Now you erease the square and, if you did any, helplines. Now you're basicly finished! But let's add some screws and wents as a final touch for your gun...

And you are FINISHED!!! Enjoy your new firearm! hmm? whats that you say? Bullets? they are easy! just follow the mini tutorial for bullets in the corner. Just remember! NEVER DRAW BULLETS THAT ARE BIGGER THEN THE GUN BARREL!

Hope this Tutorial helps!

Note: will make a small lineart for this.

Art & Tutorial (C) Me, ~Jolleboi
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The-Strify Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The ejection port is on the left side of this pistol, meaning its optimised for use by a left handed shooter, though a right handed shooter could still use this style of pistol with great ease.
Jolleboi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
well observed.
Ultramif71 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
looks as if this one is fit for lefties.
55RAE55 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist
coool!!! *w*
lunatheraccoonfurry Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Artist
Twillightstar22 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Thanks a heap! :D Ive never drawn a gun before and they sometimes look kind of complex to draw but this was easy and helpful! Thanks!
Rollinlol95 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This helps a lot!
Alesha-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Wow! Gee Thanx dude! This'll help ALOT!!!
Jolleboi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Glad to be of assistance. Good to know that my tutorial have helped people (though I probobly need to make a new and better looking one)
Alesha-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Ha ha, no way! It's AWSOME!:boogie: I :heart: most of your art works BTW
Jolleboi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I know it's awesome, It could just be more awesome since i'm alot better now. Though It's just my own personal opinion ofcourse.

Thanks for your compliments, appriciate it :D
katie-the-fox Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll try to draw the gun with this tutorial
and in the last pic isn't that shadow? cuz he looks coll with a gun....
Jolleboi Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nha, the one in the last pic isn't Shadow, but rather an OC (called Spark), but I must agree that Shadow looks cool with a gun, even if it sortof ruined they way people look at him a little.
katie-the-fox Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
drawed in computer and got this for my new character [link]
Jolleboi Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Well done, I can see that you followed my tutorial quite well! I see that the gun is really sometthing that stands out in your pic, and I belive that it will drag some eyes towards it, making people miss many "flaws" that otherwise may apear quite so clearly. Still, the gun's not perfect (although mine ain't exactly perfect either), it have some odly placed lines here and there, but nothing major! Hopefully you should get a hang of drawing this type of gun quite quickly, and thus eliminating more and more flaws! When you have goten a good hang of drawing guns sideways, try drawing them in perspective! Which, frankly, is ALOT harder than it seams, but just practice on drawing in perspective and you'll be fine! :thumbsup: Glad to have been of help to you, hope you'll improve further, and i'll wish you good luck in the development of your drawing skills!
katie-the-fox Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Earthquakeonmind Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Very helpful! :3 And I loved the last drawing~

Nice. <3
Jolleboi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Glad it helped, And thanks ^^
Osnic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Tack så mycket, jag kan rita pistoler och sådant, men jag har ingen speciell design som jag brukar använda, en enkel som passar bra. Jag har lite dålig uppfattning om hur en pistol ser ut och var delarna sitter. Och denna här "tutorialen" ger en bra uppfattning om hur en vanlig pistol är uppbyggd och hur den ser ut.
Så tack så mycket!...igen!:XD:
Jolleboi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ingen orsak! X3
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