How To Draw Tennis Ball

How To Draw Tennis Ball

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a tennis ball? It’s not as hard as you think! All you need is a few simple supplies, and a bit of practice. With a little bit of patience and practice, you’ll be drawing tennis balls like a pro in no time.

Step One: Sketch Out the Shape

Start by sketching out an oval shape. Make sure it’s not too perfect–you want it to look like an actual ball! Use light strokes so that it’s easier to fine-tune and make any adjustments later. Make sure your strokes are smooth, confident, and fluid–panicking and making many abrupt changes while sketching won’t get you the results you’re looking for.

Step Two: Add in the Textures and Highlights

Next, we’ll add in some textures and highlights to the ball. Using the same light strokes, add in rounded bumps and contours, giving the ball depth and dimension. For added realism, add in some areas of light and shadow. Pay attention to the highlights, as they will make the ball look more three-dimensional and will really give it that professional touch.

Step Three: Colorize

Now it’s time to give your ball some color! Using a light shade of yellow or orange and a darker shade, color in the ball. Start by coloring the ball with the light shade, then focus on adding more of the dark shade on the contours and bumps of the ball. Finish off the ball by adding a few white highlights and light streaks to give it a more dynamic look.

Step Four: Final Details

To complete the ball, all you have to do is add some more details. Using a thin pen or pencil, add some more lines, streaks, and other details to the ball to give it a more realistic feel. Make sure each line is distinct and clearly visible, as this will help make the ball look more 3-dimensional and give it that professional touch.


Drawing a tennis ball is a lot easier than you think! All you need is some practice and the right supplies, and you’ll be drawing perfect tennis balls in no time. So grab your pencils and paper, and get drawing!

Julia is an artist and musician, who grew up in a small town in Ohio, where she played in local bands and painted murals in free time. She moved to NY City to study art at the prestigious Pratt Institute, and then relocated to LA to pursue a music career. Julia loves sharing the knowledge she gathered during the years with others.

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