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Guns Mini-Tutorial: Shapes by PhiTuS Guns Mini-Tutorial: Shapes by PhiTuS
I've gotten a couple complaints that my tutorials don't actually teach you how to DRAW guns.

I don't know what else to explain so I'll just break down every type of gun I've explained into simple shapes and color coding.

There is no one way to draw guns, and they come in many many different shapes and sizes. This is only the basics.

If you want to learn about every gun, I suggest using google images to reference and/or looking at this site: [link]

Remember, references are your friend. REFERENCE.
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:iconppshadowcat:
ppshadowcat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Filmographer
This is so useful! Thanks alot!!! <3
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honeycombmilk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit, this is helpful.
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. If you havent already, check out my other gun tutorials as well.
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Leira15 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
This type of tutorial is great, it lets the artist's imagination "run wild", and helps the process of imagination by giving the artist a basic shape and structure to work with...I like it, good job!
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! This is but a small taste of an entire series of gun tutorials I've made though. It's important to understand their function in order to know what is you're drawing, for the sake of believability.

So if you haven't already, I strongly recommend taking a look at the rest of the gun tutorials.
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:iconleira15:
Leira15 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome, and I'll take a look at your other tutorials.
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Hiroshira Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Writer
i like references XD

so what parts are in a anti material rifle.

or WW2 anti tank rifle?
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
They're basically large scaled sniper rifles.
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:iconhiroshira:
Hiroshira Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Writer
partailly XD.

can you tell me what you think? [link]

trying to base it off the russian STVD from ww2.

unfortunatly i had no references at the time.
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think you mean PTRD.

Regardless...it's pretty bad. I can't see the bolt action or where the magazine goes and the trigger seems to be curving backwards for some reason. The scope is missing adjustment knobs and should be elevated more.
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:iconhiroshira:
Hiroshira Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Writer
well i've never drawn a scope before so i can change that...


and i've modified it so the clip feeds into the right side.... and i couldn't figure out how to draw the bolt action.

mmm.... i'm planning on re drawing it....

yeah i screwed up the trigger.

thanks i'll try to work on it.

*brreaks out ww2 book of weapons*
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I suggest looking at my sniper rifle tutorial if you haven't already.

What's this person doing with an old-ass gun anyways?
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:iconhiroshira:
Hiroshira Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Writer
it's based off of. the design that is.

it's a character in the game i'm making. it's been modified to shoot 20mm rounds.
and by the time of the game the weapon is 13 years old from when she fought in a war. the only thing up to date is her ammunition and small arms.

I try to look. i think i missed it XD
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I suggest googling "bullpup bolt action" too. Though I've never seen a 5 round 20mm magazine that's behind the trigger. Maybe 'cause it's too freaking huge to go back there. In which case, the magazine should probably be in front of the trigger.

Your rifle's grip doesn't even have space for the thumb to go through, by the way.
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XBakaNinGyoX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you know railgun??
i want a reference of it :(
and a cannon .
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Here, just look at these for now:

[link]
[link]
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:iconrikutida:
Rikutida Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I love this, I know this will be one of the most useful tutorials I've ever faved

Thanks for sharing!
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I suggest looking at my other gun tutorials too.

By the way, nice USP avatar.
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:iconrikutida:
Rikutida Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I will

and hehe, thank you, I can tell you know about guns n stuff :)
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:iconkingkento:
KingKento Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
How do your tutorials NOT help you draw guns? Hell, you did this in the tutorials, and animated the action as well.

Oh well, yay for more resources.
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I KNOW RIGHT? SERIOUSLY.
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Ninja-Kow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Very nice, concise and adaptable.
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:iconjerkdouglas:
JerkDouglas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
besides, your tutorials cover perspective AND mechanics at the same time, so if people can't figure it out from that then I dunno what they want!
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
SERIOUSLY...THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT TOO.
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:iconjerkdouglas:
JerkDouglas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Imagination suits me fine, half of my guns shoot pies and cats out of them, anyway.

I dunno, teaching the mechanics of the gun is way more useful anyway. Drawing the gun shape won't really do much to let you draw it moving mechanically, or in perspective which I'd say is the most important part.
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:iconmelancholychimera:
melancholychimera Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Oh how I love you. Immensely.
People better be thankful. :3
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Also, your avatar makes me uncomfortable.
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:iconmelancholychimera:
melancholychimera Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
L-M-A-O!!!!!
Well at least its just a 50x50 size avatar and not 100x100.
I think you'll survive. ;3
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I hope so.
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:iconmelancholychimera:
melancholychimera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Is my icon better now? lol
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Oooo, F-15 Eagle.

Yeah that's good.
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:iconmelancholychimera:
melancholychimera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
You can still tell even with the crappy resolution? You're good.

Got to see the jet at an airshow yesterday. I fell in love every time it flew by. haha!
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I used to have a lot of model jet fighters and played ace combat a lot.
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks.

You can check the other gun tutorials if you want a more in-depth look.
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:iconmelancholychimera:
melancholychimera Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
You are pretty good at explaining. I don't see why its so hard for some people.. but I guess everyone is different. :3
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GreySidewinder Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
DAMN, SON.

The gun shapes are tricky at first, but once you get used to them, they aren't too troublesome. It's the gun detail that's a killer.
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Devonition Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   General Artist
references are your friends. Gotcha, although i gotta admit, your pictures are so much more simpler then looking at the actual thing. It's "easier on the eyes"
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Good, 'cause I want to go for basics.

Hopefully, you'll be able to identify the right parts when looking at a real gun.
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:icondevonition:
Devonition Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   General Artist
hopefully :thumbsup:
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:iconfallen-sun:
Fallen-Sun Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
maybe i WILL do this tutorial... in the next 2 or 3 hours
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Sure, by all means. Go ahead.

If you're still committed to it.
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:iconirthepwn:
irthepwn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know all this by memory?
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:iconphitus:
PhiTuS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yes.

And you should too.
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:iconirthepwn:
irthepwn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You crazy, nigga. I see my feet all day and I don't even know how to draw feet properly by memory haha.

Still, it's pretty impressive that you can remember all the details of a bunch of specific guns. I still need to work on familiarizing myself with Leon's revolver.
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