From the World Cup and the Champions League to your little league, at the end of any soccer competition, the winner gets a football trophy. The trophies are awarded as a reminder of a specific achievement. The only difference between the trophies is the size, design, and value. In our lesson for today, we will be learning how to draw a football trophy.
This article explores the step-by-step instructions for drawing a football trophy for kids. Learning how to draw will improve your vocabulary and knowledge of the things you encounter in your daily life. Let’s start by looking at what you will need in today’s lesson.
What You Will Need
- A pencil
- An eraser
- A drawing piece of paper or sketching app
- Coloring supplies
- 30 minutes
How to Draw a Football Trophy
We are focusing on a very simple drawing. This is because we want you to grasp the concept so that later on you can be able to draw a trophy from a real photograph or a real trophy. The below image has all the steps we will be following. Study the steps keenly so that you understand what we will be doing throughout the drawing process.
Step 1: Draw the Topper
The topmost part of a football trophy is known as the Topper or the Figure. This is the part that distinguishes the different trophies. In our trophy, the topper is a Cup. This is what we are going to draw first.
To add the topper, the first thing we are going to do is position our drawing paper vertically and then draw an oval shape close to the top of the drawing paper. Next, close to the middle of the oval shape, we are going to add a line that cuts through the middle, horizontally. We are then going to erase the part of the oval that sits above that line. To complete the drawing of the cup, we will add a rum above the horizontal line we added earlier. Our trophy should now look like this.
The topper should not be too big. Keep in mind that we need ample space to add the bottom part of the football trophy.
Step 2: Draw the Neck
Now that the topper is ready, the next thing we are going to add is the neck. This is the part that comes immediately after the topper. The purpose of the neck is to elevate the topper and offer a place to hold the trophy. Not all trophies have a neck. This is because there are many designs available on the market.
The neck of a trophy is more like the stem of a wine glass. It can be smooth or have some decorations. In our case, the neck has some added details. We will start by adding curved lines starting from the bottom of the topper and curving outwards so that the base is wider than the top. Next, we will add some shapes in the middle of the neck we have just drawn. Once you are done, erase the parts of the curved lines that cut through the decorating shapes. Here is what our drawing looks like.
Step 3: Draw the Pedestal
The pedestal is the support or base on which the topper is mounted. This is part of the trophy because it is what gives a football trophy its unique design. As you may have guessed, there are many designs used when creating the pedestal. However, to make it easy for you to draw a beautiful trophy, we will be adding a very basic pedestal.
Below the neck, we are going to add two horizontal rectangles stacked on top of each other. The bottom-most rectangle should be slightly bigger. To make the rectangles appear rounded, we will start by erasing the corners and making them rounded. Next, we will curve the bottom line of both rectangles slightly downwards. Your trophy should look like this.
Step 4: Draw the Base
The next thing we are going to add now is the base of the trophy. This is the bottom-most part of the trophy that gives the trophy stability. It needs to be wide enough to give the football trophy a strong base.
To add the base, we are going to start by drawing a horizontal oval shape beneath the pedestal. The oval shape should be slightly flattened with the top part cutting through the bottom part of the pedestal. Next, we are going to add two diagonal lines starting from each side of the oval shape. The line on the left should slant toward the left while the one on the right should slant toward the right. Make the two diagonal lines the same length before connecting the bottom parts with a curved line.
Our football trophy is almost done. Use your eraser to remove the line of the oval shape that cuts through the bottom part of the pedestal.
Step 5: Draw the Handles
To make it easy to carry, a football trophy usually has handles. The handles are usually ornate to make the trophy more beautiful. We are going to start by adding the bottom part of the handles.
For this, we will start by adding two parallel lines starting from the right side of the neck and rising diagonally towards the right. The lines should be cut close to the bottom of the topper and shouldn’t go higher than the bottom half of the topper. Connect the two lines with a line then add a flame-like shape on top of the parallel lines. Add a similar shape to the left part of the trophy. Your drawing should look like this.
For the middle part of the handles, we are going to use a different design. For this, we will again start with the flame-like shape we added on the right. Add a line that curves upwards and bends towards the top part of the trophy near the rim. We then need to add another similar curved line to the left side of the first line. For beautification, we will add a serrated shaped shape at the bottom of the new curved line and a curved shape at the top. Add a similar structure to the left part of the trophy so that you have a design that looks like this.
The final step involves connecting the handles to the top part of the football trophy. We are going to use curved lines for this. Here is how our trophy looks. Beautiful, right?
Step 6: Draw the Logo
To distinguish a football trophy from other trophies, the trophy usually has a logo on the side of the topper. The logo is mostly that of the league. In our case, we will be adding a soccer ball as the logo.
Start by drawing a circle that fits inside the side of the topper. Try and make the circle as smooth as possible. Next, add shapes inside the circle so as to turn it into a soccer ball.
Step 7: Refine Your Drawing
Our football trophy is ready. Your drawing should look like what we have below. Don’t be discouraged if your drawing is not as good as ours. There is always room for improvement. You will notice a significant improvement on your second attempt. The key is to keep practicing and never allow frustrations to get the best of you. Making a few adjustments to your current drawing can also help you advance it. That is why we added an eraser to the list of items we will need.
Take the Drawing to the Next Level
You will certainly be excused if you choose to leave your drawing as it is. However, it is not advisable to do so. You want to be a great artist, don’t you? To achieve that goal, you must be willing to go the extra mile to advance your drawing.
Add Some Details
One thing you can do to advance your drawing is to add more details. Some of the things you can do include adding a nameplate on the pedestal. Write any name you want, including your name. You can also add some books on the side of the trophy or a soccer ball in the background. Let your imagination run wild.
Color the Drawing
To help your drawing pop, you need to color it. This is the most exciting part of drawing a football trophy. Take out your coloring supplies and add the colors you love. Here is how we colored our trophy.
While it may seem intimidating at first, drawing a football trophy is pretty easy. You simply need to follow the right steps. In our drawing, we started by drawing a cup to serve as the topper then added the neck, pedestal, and base. We advanced our drawing by adding beautiful handles and a soccer ball logo. To bring our trophy to life, we colored it.
You can use these steps not just to draw a football trophy on paper but also on your sketching app. Following our steps will also help you draw a trophy from a real trophy and from different angles. All you have to do is to keep practicing and within no time, you will be a great artist.
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