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Uploaded: May 18, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: December 9, 2009
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Now that I finally submitted my first lesson on Barack Obama I can now move onto more lessons that have been requested for some time already. For my second tutorial I will be showing you “how to draw a football player step by step”. Football is a sport that is loved by many and worshiped my many more. There is a total of thirty two NFL teams that we as people are fans of and they are; the Arizona Cardinals, the Atlanta Falcons, the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills, the Carolina Panthers, the one time famous Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions,Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, and the Washington Redskins. Every football player on a team is needed in some way, shape or form. There are two parts to a team, offense and defense. With the football players that make up the offensive line-up there is five positions that make up a offensive line and they are called; the center, right and left guard, right and left tackle, tight end, wide receivers, running backs, and quarter backs. For the football player defense there are also several different parts, and they are; defensive line, nose guard, defensive tackles, defensive ends, linebackers, cornerbacks, and safety. But there is still some important football players missing that make the game complete and without them you wouldn't have a solid team. The other players needed on a football is the punter, field goal kicker, place holder and long snapper. All in all these men that play football whether it be professional, high school, or minor leagues, they all have to be physically fit, strong, agile, and fast. This tutorial will show you how to draw a football player step by step. All the instructions are easy to follow and simple to read. I hope you have fun i have to go so I can upload more tutorials for you all. You can also choose to keep yourself busy while you wait for my return by tackling this tutorial on How to Draw a Football. Peace out and keep drawing.

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How to Draw a Football Player

how to draw a football player step 1

STEP 1.

Draw a circle for the head and then add a vertical line for the helmet. You will then draw out the shape for the shoulders of the football player and then add the limb guidelines which is for the arms, legs and shapes for the feet, knees, and elbows.
 
how to draw a football player step 2

STEP 2.

Now in this step you will start sketching out the shapes and parts of the football helmet. Next sketch in the shape and detailing to the football jersey as seen here and make sure you add the crease and wrinkle lines.
 
how to draw a football player step 3

STEP 3.

Now as you can see you will start sketching the helmets face grill and then sketch out the shoulders with detailing and definition. Next start drawing out the arms and then the hands. You will also need to add some skin detailing as well. Draw the number five or your favorite football players jersey number.
 
how to draw a football player step 4

STEP 4.

Draw out the shape of the football and then start sketching out the shape of the players legs. Add definition and detail to the football uniform and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a football player step 5

STEP 5.

Now because I wanted to keep the football players face a mystery, I left the inside of teh helmet void and colored it black. You can choose to sketch in your own face if you like or leave it the same way. Draw out the bottom part of the legs which is the shin and calf. You will lastly draw out the cleats and then add a sock line if you like. I know they typically have full length socks but I wanted to be different. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a football player step 6

STEP 6.

This is what your sketch should look like when you are done. Color in your player and you have just learned "how to draw a football player step by step".