Did you complete our lesson on how to draw a soccer goalpost? If you did, today’s lesson will be a walk in the park. If you haven’t, don’t worry. You will not be left out. We will cover the steps again. If you completed the lesson, the first part of today’s lesson will simply be a revision that will help you improve your artistic skills.
The lesson for today involves drawing a ball in goal. This is a ball that has already been scored. As you may have guessed, we will not be able to do that without first drawing the football goal. Let’s begin.
What You Will Need
- A pencil
- A ruler
- An eraser
- A drawing piece of paper
- Coloring supplies
- 20 minutes
How to Draw a Ball in a Goal
To improve your drawing skills and end up with a beautiful drawing, all you need to do is follow our steps keenly. Below is an image with all the steps we will be taking in today’s lesson. Study it so that you have an idea of what we will be doing.
Step 1: Draw the Front Bars
A soccer goal has several bars. The front bars are the bars that make up the ‘mouth’ of the goal. They are the first things we are going to draw.
Using your ruler, you need to draw two horizontal rectangles. The second rectangle should be drawn inside the first one while leaving a small space between the two rectangles. Make sure the rectangles cover the entire width of the drawing paper.
To turn the rectangles into goalposts, we are going to erase the bottom part of both rectangles. You should then connect the bottom parts of the rectangles using a rounded end. This should turn the rectangles into the front bars as shown in our illustration below. You can make the top right and left corners of the posts rounded if you want.
- Draw a horizontal rectangle that covers the width of the drawing paper
- Draw a second rectangle inside the first one
- Erase the bottom part of both rectangles
- Connect the sides at the bottom using a curved line
- Make the top corners rounded
Step 2: Draw the Net Stand
While the goalpost can be used as it is, we need to make it more professional by adding a net behind the front goalposts. Before we can do that, we will start by adding the structure that supports the net.
For the net stand, we will start by drawing a diagonal line starting from the top left corner of the front goalposts. The line will slant slightly towards the left then curve and extend towards the bottom. Add another parallel line so that you can turn the structure into a tube-like post. Do the same for the right net stand only this time slant it towards the left.
- Draw diagonal lines from the corners of the goalpost
- Add a longer diagonal line to connect the stand to the bottom
- Add a parallel line to turn the lines into tube-like structures
Step 3: Draw the Base Structure
To make our goal strong, it needs some reinforcement at the bottom. That is made possible by the base structure that connects all the structures at the bottom.
For this, we will start by drawing a line starting from the base of the left stand, extend it to the base of the left net stand then to the base of the right net stand, and then connect to the front-right goal post as shown. Add another parallel line so that the line we just added becomes a tube-like structure.
To refine your drawing, make sure the lines we added for the base structure don’t cut through the posts. This is because, in a real goal, the structure is welded onto the base.
- Add a line that connects the bottom part of all four posts
- Add another parallel line to turn the line into a tube-like structure
- Erase part of the lines that cut through the posts
Step 4: Draw the Roof of the Net
We don’t want the net to sag downwards, do we? That is why the next thing we need to add is the roof of the net. This will be a straight bar that connects the bent part of the net stand. For this, you simply need to use your ruler to draw two horizontal lines that connect the bent part of the net stand.
- Draw a line that connects the two bent parts of the net stand
- Add another parallel line to turn the line into a shape
Make sure the lines do not overlap. With that, the basic structure of your goal should be ready.
Step 5: Draw the Penalty Area
A soccer field is divided into several sections. For us to be able to draw a soccer ball in the goal, we will first need to draw the part of the field that sits immediately after the goal. That area is known as the penalty area.
To add the penalty area, we will start by drawing a diagonal line starting from the left post and extending towards the left. We will add another line starting from the right post and extending towards the right. The two lines should be of the same length. Use your ruler to connect the ends of the two diagonal lines.
To complete the drawing of the penalty area, we are going to add the penalty arch. This is the semicircle that is connected to the outside of the penalty area. Draw a half circle in the middle of the penalty arch. The semicircle should be on the outside of the penalty area as shown in our illustration below.
- Draw a rectangle with a widened bottom below the front of the goal
- Add a semi-circle on the outside of the bottom of the rectangle
Step 6: Draw the Net
With our goalpost structure ready, we are now going to add the net. We will start with the sides. Using your ruler, start by drawing vertical lines on the sides of the goal. Make sure the lines don’t cut through the bars of our post. You should then use horizontal lines to turn the vertical lines into a net.
We are then going to add a net to the roof of the goal. Again, we will use our ruler to draw horizontal lines on the roof of the net stand. We will then add a vertical line in the middle of the roof then use diagonal lines on either side of the vertical line.
For the back part of the goal, we will use both horizontal and vertical lines to depict the net. Try and maintain the same size of spaces on the back, roof, and sides of the net. Your drawing should now look like this.
- Use vertical and horizontal lines to draw the net
- Add the net starting with the sides, then the top, and then the back
- Make sure the lines don’t go over the goalposts
Step 7: Draw the Ball
With our goalpost ready, we can now add the soccer ball inside the goal. We will do so by first drawing a smooth circle in the center of the goal. Once the circle is ready, use your eraser to remove the lines that cut through the ball.
Next, we are going to add patterns to the circle in order to turn it into a soccer ball. The best way of doing this is by adding a five-sided shape in the middle of the circle and then adding other similar shapes around the first shape. Keep in mind that at the ends you will not be able to draw a perfect five-sided shape so simply use lines. Your drawing should now look like this.
- Draw a smooth circle in the middle of the goal
- Erase the lines that cut through the circle
- Add patterns to turn the circle into a soccer ball
Take the Drawing to the Next Level
Our drawing of a soccer ball in a goal is now ready. It should look like what we have below.
If your drawing doesn’t look perfect, don’t be frustrated. You will notice better results on your next attempt at drawing the same image. To add life to our drawing, we are going to do one crucial thing, color it.
Step 8: Color the Drawing
Adding color to the drawing will make it pop. This is what we will be doing next. Take out your coloring supplies and start adding color to your drawing.
In our drawing, we used a blue color for the goalposts, orange for the net, and green for the green grass in the penalty area. We then used black and grey to color our ball as shown. You can do the same or use colors of your choosing.
Drawing a soccer ball in a goal requires that you first draw the goal. We used rectangles and diagonal lines to draw our goalpost and the penalty area. For the ball, we drew a circle in the middle of the goal, erased the lines of the net that cut through the circle then added five-sided shapes to decorate our soccer ball. To bring our drawing to life, we colored it.
You can use these steps to draw a ball in goal from different angles or even from a real photograph. The steps are also good for drawing both on paper and on your favorite sketching software. The choice is all yours.
Most people don’t get things right the first time. When that happens, never be frustrated. It takes practice to become a great artist. The best thing is that you will always see an improvement on every subsequent attempt. Keep practicing and never forget to have fun.
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