How to Draw a Football Helmet

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The football helmet is one of a football player’s most important pieces of equipment. It protects his skull and brain from serious injuries, such as concussions.

Football helmets have four main parts – a hard outer shell, thick interior padding, a metal facemask, and a chinstrap to keep it in place.

Some football helmets also have visors to protect the eyes, radio transmitters for communication, or sensors which record information when impact occurs.

While different forms of football have been around for hundreds of years, the football helmet did not come into use until the 1890s.

Early football helmets were made of leather. Plastic helmets were invented in the 1930s, and became the rule in professional football by the early 1950s.

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Around the same time, teams began to display their logos on their helmets. The first team to do so was the Los Angels Rams. Their logo was a ram’s horn. As of 2018, only one NFL team, the Cleveland Browns, abstains from using a helmet logo.

The helmet itself is also a logo, representing professional, college, and high school football.

Fall leaves and football helmets are often pictured together. It is especially prominent on clothing and party supplies during the Super Bowl season in February of each year.

Would you like to draw a football helmet and color it to match your favorite team? Doing so is easier than ever with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. Don’t forget your colored pencils, markers, or crayons as well.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Football Player, Playground, and Basketball.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a Football Helmet

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will help you to outline the shape of the helmet.

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 2

2. Use a long, curved line to give the football helmet a more detailed shape. Notice how the line winds in and out of the circle to form the shape.

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 3

3. Erase the guide lines left by the original circle.

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 4

4. Enclose a rounded rectangle at the front of the helmet, just above the opening. Then, use two curved lines to craft a stripe running across the top and front of the helmet.

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How to Draw Football helmet: Step 5

5. Use curved lines of various lengths to begin crafting the face mask. Use one set of lines to enclose a portion of the mask above the opening. Notice the rounded area where the mask connects to the helmet, and the wires of the face mask extending towards the opening.

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 6

6. Use pairs of long, curved lines to craft the wires of the face mask. Continue the lines that ended at the edge of the helmet. Note that an additional line extends from the point where the face mask connects to the helmet.

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 7

7. Continue to enclose wires of the face mask using pairs of long, curved lines. Note the rectangular shape that some of the wires form, and how others appear to end as they curve away from the viewer.

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 8

8. Continue to draw the face mask on the far side of the helmet. Again, use a pair of parallel lines to craft each wire.

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How to Draw Football helmet: Step 9

9. Use curved lines to sketch the far side of the helmet. Add additional detail to the areas where the face mask connects to the helmet – a crossed circle at the side and two small rectangles at the top of the face mask. Erase guide lines as necessary.

How to Draw Football helmet: Step 10

10. Color your football helmet. What are the official colors of your favorite team?

Check out our people drawing guides and object drawing guides for more football fun, including a football player and a football.

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