Becoming a soccer player is the ultimate dream of many boys and grown men alike. if you are one of them or just a football fan, then this drawing tutorial is for you!
We have created a step by step process on how to draw a soccer player, summarized in 9 quick and easy steps.
each instruction is paired with an illustration that serves as a visual guide as you follow the steps one by one.
The fun of this drawing tutorial is that you can customize the soccer player, including his appearance, uniform, and more. you can even make it look like you if you want!
Have fun and use your artistic skills!
how to draw a soccer player – let’s get started!
Start by drawing the outline of the football helmet on top of the paper. this ensures that there is enough space for the entire body of the soccer player.
The shape of the hoof should be rounded at the top and flat at the bottom, as shown in the illustration above. this creates the football helmet shell.
make sure the hull outline is drawn in the right place by creating reference lines. simply draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line and use these lines as a guide.
The vertical line above the horizontal line marks where you should draw the football helmet.
Step 2 – Create an Outline of the Football Helmet
draw an irregular square with no bottom line in the bottom half of the helmet outline. this forms the opening of the helmet where the football player’s face is.
The opening of the helmet must cover its lower half.
Step 3 – Finalize the Structure of the Football Helmet
Draw connected thin line figures that cover the opening of the helmet. this forms the face mask, which helps provide additional protection for the soccer player.
As you can see in the illustration above, the lines at the top of the facemask are slightly curved downwards, while those at the bottom are curved upwards. feel free to use the illustration as a guide!
don’t forget to erase any part of the outline that overlaps with the face mask. this helps keep your drawing clean and tidy, and most importantly, polished.
Step 4 – Next, Draw the Sleeves of the Football Jersey
continue to draw a v-shaped line just below the middle of the football helmet. this forms the neckline of the jersey worn by the soccer player.
then draw a short sleeve on each side of the neckline. this forms the left and right sleeves of the soccer jersey.
Step 5 – Draw the Player’s Hands Holding the Football
draw an arm with a hand coming out of the right sleeve.
then draw an irregular oval shape with tapered ends to create the soccer ball. make sure the soccer ball is under your hand. when drawn correctly, it should look like the hands are holding the soccer ball.
don’t forget to draw four fingers on the left side of the ball to form the fingers of the left hand, thus completing the arms and hands of the soccer player.
Step 6 – Then, Draw the Legs of the Football Player
Complete the top of the shirt by drawing the hem of the shirt. then draw a pair of shorts under the jersey to complete the jersey uniform the soccer player is wearing.
make sure to add a short curved line to form the crotch of the shorts, to make it look more realistic!
Step 7 – Afterwards, Draw the Football Player’s Feet
Continue to draw parallel lines just below the left leg opening of the t-shirt shorts. then draw a shoe facing the right side. then add a line to enclose the toe box and another to form the sole.
repeat the same step on the other shorts leg opening to create the right foot.