American football is one of the most interesting and probably unusual ball games, requiring from the player not only speed and agility, but also great strength.
We will draw a football player on the move, and start with the skeleton. First of all, sketch out the oval head and the line of the spine. On this line sketch out the chest and pelvis. With the help of simple lines sketch out the arms and legs. By the way, in order not to be mistaken in the proportions, visit our lesson on how to draw a man for beginners.
Now let’s add some muscles and flesh to the body of our football player. First of all, we draw a line for the eyes. Next, sketch the neck and outlines of the torso tapering at the waist. With the help of simple geometric figures sketch out the arms and legs.By the way, all the lines drawn in the first three steps should be drawn using the lightest lines.
Let’s now add some basic details to our drawing of the football player. First, let’s sketch out a large helmet as in our example. Next, sketch out the details of the clothic with large shoulders. In the left hand sketch out a characteristic elongated ball.
As we have already said, in the first three steps we used very light lines. And from this step we will use dark and clear lines. Draw contours of the round helmet with a face mask in the front. Next, draw out the outlines of the nose, mouth, chin and eye. Be sure to erase all unnecessary guidelines from the head.
Now let’s move a little lower and start drawing the details of the torso. First, draw the neck and outlines of large shoulders. Next, draw the contours of the torso as shown in our example. Using short strokes draw the folds in areas where the fabric is compressed or stretched.
So, now let’s move to the arms of our football player. First of all, using clear and smooth lines, carefully draw out the outlines of the arms. When drawing arms, be sure to take into account the outlines of strained muscles as in our example. Also draw gloves and add the necessary folds. By the way, visit our lesson on how to draw hands in order to learn more about this.
A fairly easy step in which we will draw the legs of football player. Using long and smooth lines, carefully draw out the outlines of the legs, taking into account the outlines of the muscles under the clothes. Draw out the shoes with spikes on the sole. Erase unnecessary guidelines from the legs and draw the necessary folds of the fabric.
So, the tutorial on how to draw an american football player is almost complete, and now we only need to make it more voluminous, by adding shadows. First of all, we need to imagine where the light comes from. Then, taking this into account, draw the outlines of the shadows with the help of smooth lines and hatch these areas using hatching of different density.
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