This is a tutorial that teaches you how to draw a basketball. You will learn how to draw a simple basketball icon design and a more realistic basketball. Let’s begin!

### Method1: Basketball Icon Design

**Draw a perfect circle.** You can use a protractor or a compass to guide you in drawing a perfect circle. Sketch a circle using a pencil first, and then trace the line using a marker.

**Draw a straight vertical line.**

**Draw two curved vertical lines.**

**Color the draft.**

### Method2: Realistic Basketball

**Begin with a sketch of a perfect circle outline.** Use your pencil to lightly sketch a perfect circle.

**Add lines to show the actual shape of the ball.** You can show a sphere by adding the perspective.

**Start coloring the draft.** Choose the basic color in beginning the coloring.

**Continue coloring.** Choose a color that is lighter than the basic color. Put it where the brighter areas should be shown which means that is where the light is being reflected.

**Blend the colors.**

**Add the darker shades.** To show a more realistic approach to the drawing, add the shades and shadow. This way, the basketball will appear like a sphere.

**Draw four lines on the ball.** Two lines which are a vertical and a horizontal line in the middle simply follow the shape of the ball. The other two lines are curved lines conforming to the shape of the ball.

**Color the background.**