Basketball Drawing - How to Draw a Basketball

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.
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Draw a straight vertical line.
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Draw two curved vertical lines.
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Color the draft.
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Method2: Realistic Basketball

Begin with a sketch of a perfect circle outline. Use your pencil to lightly sketch a perfect circle.
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Add lines to show the actual shape of the ball. You can show a sphere by adding the perspective.
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Start coloring the draft. Choose the basic color in beginning the coloring.
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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.
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Blend the colors.
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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.
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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.
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Color the background.
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