How to Draw a Soccer Player

Alina Bradford

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser

Soccer players are usually moving, so a drawing of a soccer player must also show movement. This is best accomplished by drawing a stick figure frame to build your finished drawing upon. Using this strategy, clothing and details can be quickly rendered while still showing action. Here is how to draw a soccer player kicking a ball across the field, though this method may be used for drawing any person in action.

Stick Figure

Draw a stick figure. Draw the front leg as a 'v' shape extending from the body. Make a straight line coming from the leg for the foot and end it as a 'v' shape for the bend in the ball of the foot. The back leg should extend behind the body with a slight bend in it. The foot should be a straight line extending from the leg. Draw the arms as 45-degree angles coming from the trunk.


Draw clothing onto the stick figure. The curves of the clothes should be drawn away from the stick figure lines, but still follow their shape. Draw the sweat pants baggy around the legs and ankles.


Draw the details, such as the face, hair, arms and hands. The arms should be drawn much like the clothing. Imagine the stick figure as bones, and draw the arms tapering around the lines. The fists are drawn as spheres with ridges along the knuckles.

Finished Drawing

Erase the stick figure lines and draw a circle by the front foot for the ball.

About the Author

Since 1998 Alina McKee has written for dozens of traditional and online beauty, fashion, health and parenting publications including, Mama Health and Real Beauty. As a professional artist, her articles about these subjects have been used in magazines and websites around the globe. McKee has a diploma in fine art from Stratford Art School.

Photo Credits

  • Alina Bradford