Skyward Sword Link's Sheath~
Starting off with the pattern, just like all my props, I used several reference pictures, to draw a life size version.
This stage is the most time consuming, because I need to measure every detail several times to have it proportioned to my height and size. This one in particular took much longer to complete...
Have you ever measured Link's Master Sword compared to his size? It's -RIDICULOUS-. I would be able to stab someone across the room with how long that thing is. Not to mention the hassles of trying to get decent pictures where you see the whole sword. Suffice to say, I decided it would be best to cut a couple inches, so it looked a little more natural. Still a huge sword, but it did help a lot.