Premium Tutorial: Football with Flames

football with flames

In this tutorial, we will explain how to illustrate a burning American football. We will create the flame located at the end of the football in an appealing way. In this illustration, you will also learn how to create textures and perspective patterns on the ball. So, let’s get started!

Difficulty: Easy
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

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    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a football with flames

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35. Draw a jagged shape using the Pencil Tool and fill it with orange.

football flames

36. To create the appropriate blur, use the Radial Tool, as shown in the image below.

football flames

37. To create the lighting of the flame, add the other forms to the last shape and to the right side of the flame.

football flames

38. Add the other shapes to the right side of the ball using the Pen Tool.

football flames

39. Partially blur the previous shape using the Effect Blur and put it under the orange lighting (Object > Arrange > Send Backward). Draw the other flames using the Pen Tool at the end.

football flames

40. Fill them with orange and blur them partially using the Radial Blur Effect and Gaussian Blur.

football flames

41. Copy the last drawn shapes, and fill them with yellow. Put them on the drawings. You’re done!

football flames

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About The Author: chrisflynn

Chris Flynn is a part-time freelancer who loves writing design tutorials. He has knowledge and proficiency in writing vector, Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials and writes for niches such as online marketing, SEO, social media and more.

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