Hello everyone!!!! I'm finally getting around to being active, so I figured what better way than to post a tutorial on... you guessed it... POKEBALLS. Before I begin, however, this tutorial, though written by me entirely, is based off of the way a very close friend of mine makes his.
You'll need to gather the proper materials before you start, it's quite inexpensive actually. (See
1x Can of White Spray Paint
1x pack of PUFFY brand fabric paint. If your making every pokeball, which is my current task haha, I'd recommend the bigger packs
1x pack of racquet balls(The Blue Ones. Regular tennis balls are too fuzzy)
1x paint brush
Step One: Creating the Base (See File BILD0018.JPG BILD0020.JPG
I, personally, recommend taking a lot of time on this step. It helps later on in the pokeball's life and cover any blue from the racquet ball that shows through on your first spray.
Set the pokeball on a flat surface, probably a smarter idea to put it on newspaper, where as I just kinda set it down, and spray a nice healthy layer on the racquet ball.
Step two: Waiting
Go read a book, listen to music, or play a game. Depending on how thick you put on that first layer of paint it will take between a half hour to an hour, maybe more.
Step three: Painting! Yay!(See File BILD0025.JPG
After the base is nice and dry, no wet spots and preferably a solid white all over with no spots thicker or thinner, it is time to begin painting. I personally start by painting the circle in the middle of the pokeball, then the black line around it. Let that dry and paint the top. I was making an Ultra Ball at the time of taking pictures for this tutorial, but it depends solely on the type your making what paint you wanna use. To make a raised design take the bottle of paint and draw it on, really quite simple lol.
Step 4: Finished ^.^ (See File BILD0026.JPG
Well your done making your very own pokeball, I don't think you could really catch one with these, but you can bounce it around for sure lol.
And with that, fellow pokemon and pokemon trainers, is the end of a tutorial for pokeballs. If something needs more detail or more clarifying please let me know and I shall do what I can to fix it. Yes this IS the first tutorial I've written, so any criticism is welcome.
Tutorial written with permission by
Gavin P Fitch