- Step 1: Draw simple shape Draw a rectangle, narrowing one end to establish the side view of a basic shoe, noting that most types of shoes fit into this boxy shape.
- Step 2: Refine the outline Refine the outline of your shoe, making sure to clearly reflect the curve where the shoe surrounds the ankle.
- TIP: Add character to your drawing by capturing subtle signs of wear.
- Step 3: Add heel and outsole Draw a short rectangle for the heel, positioning it below the left edge of your original rectangle. Add a thin rectangle from the toe to the heel, connecting them.
- Step 4: Add details Add details, including stitching, laces, lace eyes, and decorations such as buckles, straps, and fabric design.
- TIP: Shoes are typically sewn together at the toe joint and the heel-ankle joint.
- Step 5: Erase guidelines and shade Erase unwanted guidelines and shade shadowed areas of the shoe. Now, to make sure your drawing is more than a footnote, frame it!
- FACT: Scientific evidence shows humans wore shoes 40,000 years ago during the Middle Paleolithic period.
You Will Need
- A graphite pencil
- A simple low-heeled shoe
- An eraser