Learn how to illustrate a football clipart using a simple step-by-step tutorial and a short video lesson. No doubt that this sport is not recommended for those who don't like physical contacts. Football is a rough sport filled with thrills, excitements and surprises. In this simple lesson, I will show you how to create a basic template to draw a nice cartoon football using only plain colors.
Before proceeding with the written version of this tutorial, you can take a few minutes to watch how this fun illustration was created. It's not such a difficult object to work with, but seeing it all in action is a good way to learn all the steps quickly and effectively.
First, we need to create a template that will be used to form the shape of the object. Start by drawing a short vertical line and near the middle of this line, add a horizontal line as shown below. Then, draw a few oval shapes all around these lines to create the football. Two stripes can be drawn on both sides of the object.
Now that we have a simple template to work with, it's time to draw the object using mostly long curved lines and short straight ones. The most difficult thing to do when working freehand is draw the shape of the football. For the laces, only a few small rectangles are needed.
Once all lines and shapes are created, you can erase the template created earlier (the gray lines). The object is not perfect, but it's definitely recognizable. Adding colors will improve the visibility and readability of this illustration.
For this part of the tutorial, you will need three different brown colors and two gray colors. A saturated brown color is added all over the object. A darker version of the same color is used to create shadows. Then, a brighter version can be added to form reflection. Good work! The final cartoon football should look like the one found below.
Below you can see all steps required to illustrate this football clipart. If you want to go one step further and try a more challenging drawing lesson, then you can have access to a tutorial filled with great digital effects. You can also work with a cool football player in this lesson that remains relatively accessible. Have fun drawing more football and don't forget to practice as often as possible! :)