I plan on creating a mobile game in which the player controls a rolling ball. I created a "sprite sheet" of the ball in question along with a couple "leaning" frames that for some reason I thought were a good idea, but I'll most likely remove. My problem is that as an amateur I can't think of a way to convincingly show the ball rolling. I've looked at other games with red balls and they all just rotate the sprite, creating an unconvincing effect where the light spot rotates along with the edge of the ball.
Is there any way I can animate this ball rolling, or will I have to add a feature to the ball (maybe a horizontal stripe) that can be seen rotating?
Thanks for reading my stupid question.