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How to Draw a Soccer Ball

Easy, step by step Soccer Ball drawing tutorial
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Soccer or football is considered the world's most popular ball game. "Folk football" had been played in Europe since medieval times, but the modern game was developed in Britain during the 1800s.

The soccer ball or association football ball (not to be confused with an American football) originated as stuffed animal bladders or stomachs. These fell apart with use and were eventually replaced with leather and rubber.

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Standard soccer balls have a diameter of 8.66 inches (22 cm) and weigh about one poun

How many panels does a soccer ball have? The 32-panel ball was developed in 1962. In recent years, 24- and 42-panel balls have also been used.

Some have exteriors different from the classic pentagon and hexagon pattern, perhaps resembling a volleyball.

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If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Hockey Sticks, Golf Ball, and Tennis Racket and Ball.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Soccer Ball

Soccer Ball drawing - step 1
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin by outlining the ball with a large circle.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 2
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Draw another, slightly smaller circle within the first. Notice how it is closer to one side of the ball than the other. This line will serve as a guide for placing the ball's panels.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 3
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Draw the first panel, erasing the guide line as necessary. Use curved lines to craft a pentagon along the side of the ball. Two of the points of the pentagon should lie along the guide line.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 4
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw a second curved pentagon along the guide line. Notice that a space is left between the first and second pentagons, allowing the space between to indicate another plate.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 5
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Draw a third pentagon along the guide line, erasing as necessary.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 6
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw another curved pentagon along the guide line, erasing as necessary.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 7
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Draw the final pentagon along the edge of the ball, erasing the guide line as necessary.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 8
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Use slightly curved lines to draw a pentagon shape in the middle of the soccer ball. Notice that it is aligned so that its points face the five pentagons along the edge of the ball.

Soccer Ball drawing - step 9
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Draw a line from each point of the central pentagon to the points of the shapes along the edges. This completes the outlines of the remaining hexagonal plates.

Complete Soccer Ball drawing
Soccer Ball step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your soccer ball. Most are black and white, but some come in bright colors or are printed to match team colors.

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