Learn how to draw a simple golf cartoon illustration featuring a ball that looks pretty realistic. For this tutorial, using a vector application is highly recommended. Most digital effects can be done by hand, but it will be a long and tedious process if you do so. Vector software are filled with simple tools that can make your life easier and help you create realistic cartoon images quickly and easily. Ready? Let's draw!
A golf ball is usually covered with several small holes that are added to help the object go further on a golf course. For this first step, let's draw one of these holes using the technique found below. Start by sketching a circle filled with color gradients (A). Then, add a white circle inside the main one and make sure this one is colored in white (B). Make the top of this shape partially transparent. Now we have a circle that we can use to create all these little holes (C).
Now that we have what we need to work on our golf cartoon illustration, simply duplicate the original circle to create a whole bunch. In this case, I have created a pattern with rows and columns featuring twelve circles. That's it for now! Let's move to the third step ...
To create a little bit of perspective, it can be a good idea to modify the size of most of the circles as shown in the illustration below. Our goal is to create a pattern that is visually appealing and still very easy to read.
All four circles in the middle must be the biggest ones. Then, as we are getting closer to the edges, circles are getting smaller and smaller. All green squares are not needed for our illustration. These are just guidelines.
If you are using Illustrator, then you can use an envelope to change the shape of all circles created previously as shown below. The green circle is used to display the shape of the final golf cartoon ball once this effect is added. You can crop the envelope to get rid of all circles that are visible outside the green circle.
Now that all circles are integrated to the object, you can add a little bit of transparency to the set of small circles. As you can see below, these small circles are almost invisible on top. Then, you can draw a large shadow on the bottom of the ball (in red). Finally, create another large white circle (that must be slightly smaller than the main shape) and make the bottom of this new shape transparent (in blue).
Below you can see the object once all effects are added. It might seem like a simple cartoon object to illustrate (because you mostly need to sketch circular shapes), but getting all these effects right is a little bit more challenging if you are not familiar with vector drawing. I hope you enjoy this lesson and remember that all the tips found in this lesson can be applied to tons of other similar subjects. :)
Good news! You can now get your hands on more than 1300 adorable illustrations from this site to create all the products and copies you need. Enjoy a wide variety of cartoon animals, characters, objects, food and misc images perfect for any project of yours. All files are delivered in high quality JPEG and transparent PNG format.
See all illustrations now! (new price!)
Learn how to draw a troll that looks cute, funny and adorable.
Learn how to draw a bone made from simple shapes and colors.
Learn how to illustrate a cartoon pirate using a few basic shapes and plain colors.
Learn how to illustrate a cute cartoon swan using this adorable step-by-step drawing lesson.
Learn how to illustrate a simple cartoon girl using a step-by-step lesson featuring an adorable cartoon character.
Learn how to sketch a cool killer whale cartoon in just minutes using a simple video and a fun step-by-step tutorial.
Learn how to draw a koala clip art using this simple step-by-step lesson featuring a nice video version.
Create a beautiful cloud clipart using this simple step-by-step lesson. :)
Learn how to illustrate a simple ice cream clip art using a step-by-step lesson and a cute video tutorial.
Sketch and draw cute vampire pictures using this simple tutorial as a reference.