Basketball: yarn ball and string 3D pen art | 3D Pen Tutorial

Create a Basketball!

  • 45 Minutes
  • Intermediate
Follow this tutorial to create a basketball. Celebrate the history of the sport and design with friends!
Specifically designed for 3Doodler Create+ Logo PNG

1 Begin tracing!

Gather the stencil, a DoodlePad, and your Create+ 3D Pen. Begin tracing each element on the stencil using a back and forth motion.

2 Attach the shapes.

Take the 3 half circle shapes and one by one attach them to the circle shape. Attach the first half circle to the middle of the full circle. Then, space the last two half circles so they are at an equal distance from the center. Repeat this step with the second set of shapes.

3 Fill in the shape.

Now, using a criss-cross motion draw the pen across the shape to fill in the open spaces. Continue this motion to adequately fill in the shape. Repeat this step with the second half.

4 Attach the halves.

Take each half sphere and hold them together with one hand. With the other hand, doodle the pieces together. When done you should have a ball.

5 Finish the basketball!

Now, using a different color filament, add detail to the ball to make it look like a basketball. Draw a single line around the diameter of the ball and repeat this step. There will be two circle outlines when you are done. Take the ball and add a circle shape to the left and right of the diameter. Your basketball is complete!

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