Drawing a cartoon baseball is not too difficult to accomplish! You just need to draw a big circle and add a couple of stitches! But to make it look a little bit more realistic, you need to pay attention to some important details! Let's try to draw a nice baseball using only a circle and a few lines!
First, let's draw a big and nice circle. Even if it's not a perfect circle, it doesn't really matter. After all, a baseball can be quite damaged after being hit several times!
Next, add four small circles just like shown in the illustration above. They will be used to illustrate the small bumps caused by the stitches.
Work on the outline of your ball and join all four circles to the body of your ball.
Draw two lines by making sure that they don't touched themselves.
Apply the stitches on each of the two lines. The stitches should be bent and you can add a small circle on each end of each stitches.
Add a subtle shadow on the ball. You can also draw shadows under the stitches. And you are finished! You've just created a nice baseball with a few effective shadows.
Like you can see, drawing a baseball (if you pay attention to small details) is not a very tough challenge! Have fun and don't forget to come back for more tutorials!