and Youths are a controversial topic today and I realize many of my
readers are young adults. My intent is only to show you how to draw
guns for comic book purposes. If you are under 18, please check with
your parents before visiting the handgun websites or continuing with
this tutorial. Please, Help keep Rosie O'Donnell off my back.
The best way
to draw a gun is to look at pictures of guns. These aer available
on most major gun brand websites:
Beats getting the suspicious looks when buying a gun magazine.
Here we have a Glock 26 or "Baby Glock" 9x19
gun down into basic shapes. The more you know about the mechanics
of guns the better if your a detail freak. I like to just get
by. The major parts of a pistol is the Slide, the Frame and the
father's a gun aficionado so he'll laugh his head off when he
sees my lame cross-section and explanation...but it's more detail
than a comic book artist usually needs :)
The handle should be wide and long enough to accomodate the clip.
Pulling back on the slide pulls the first bullet out of the clip
and into the chamber. When the trigger is squeezed, the firing
pin (not shown) smacks the back of the bullet and sends the lead
part flying down the barrel..the brass casing ejects out the top
of the gun. The force of the bullet leaving slams the slide back
and loads the next bullet into the chamber.
Now that we now the basic shap and what components are needed
to make a gun it's time to pretty it up a little with some sleek
lines. The Grey area is the basic shape we already had..the red
sillouette is more or less the actual shape of a Glock26. Only
reference material will help you here...after you get more comfortable
with styles of pistols you can start getting creative with the
lines...just look at Shirow's
Notice I've added a bevel to the slide and put the verticle grips
on the rear of the slide. I've contoured the grip and made the
trigger well a bit more comfortable. Again, reference material
helps a lot. Build up a scrapbook of guns to whip out whenever
Wanna see more?