How to draw a sphere? And spot the XYZ axis |TIP 166

Hi guys,

Last time we saw how to draw a circle (ellipse) in perspective. Today it’s time for a bit more advanced tutorial where we’ll draw a sphere with a minimum of lines.

If you like challenges, your goal will be drawing the XYZ axis from a sphere!

Before starting, make sure you have been through the lesson about the ghost drawing and circles. You can find more info in the videos and book from the Designer Starter Kit, it’s free.

 

 

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 1

STEP 1| Draw a circle

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 2

STEP 2| Draw 2 ellipses (90º from front view)

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 5

STEP 3| Draw the Minor axis for each ellipse

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 6

Minor axis = the shortest distance of an ellipse

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 7

But also the symmetry axis!

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 8

This is true for all ellipses.

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 9

Can you spot the XYZ axis?

How to draw a sphere - The Design sketchbook Step 10

This is what represent the 3 dimensions of space.

How to draw a sphere z

Take a pen, some paper and have fun!

Hope you like this tutorial, if yes – say hello to me in the comments or like the article 🙂

See you for the next one!
Cheers,
Chou-Tac

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Chou-Tac

Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

2 Comments

  • Louis Dal

    Reply Reply April 9, 2016

    Hi, how to have the guides 2, 3 and 4 ?
    in advance, thank you

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply April 10, 2016

      Hello Louis,

      Sure, please check your emails in few minutes 🙂

      Cheers,
      Chou-Tac

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