So it has been a while since I’ve done a Shoe Sketch Update. But the weather is really motivating me, so I thought I’d share. For this installment I’m going with a sandal. Quite fitting for the weather we’re having. It’s a perfect combination of ornamentation and bright colors…and it’s flat.
This is one of my first sketches & one of the few sandals I’ve drawn. You’d think being arch deprived would steer me away from heels. But the contrary is true. Maybe it’s a case of wanting the inaccessible. Who knows.
I really like these due to the eye-catching colors and the heavily styled strap. Although it’s not quite visible, there are bright green straps on either side connecting the top part to the sole of the shoe.
Ventilated toes, ornamentation AND comfort. What more could a girl wish for?
So I’ve overcome the blight and pestilence otherwise known as the flu to bring you another shoe installment. This is one of my faves, because of the colorful yet simple design and the transparent heel.
Description: title says it all
Ingredients: patent leather, lucite and rubber
Technic: you guessed it, good old fashion Photoshop
Description: Nature makes room for human progress.
Ingredients: Suede, Wood and Plastic
Technic: Good old wholesome Photoshop
In the coming days I’ll be posting some of my older illustrations, drawings and sketches leading up to my present work. I think it is important to document one’s journey and take note of progress. It should be interesting to see how this story developes. These earlier drawings (sounds like an archaeological find) are what I would call a quick documentation of an idea. Not really concentrating on perspective, just wanting to get it out of my mind and down on paper as fast as I possibly can.
I make theses shoes of paper because it makes me happy, brings me joy or should I say Glee. I draw them because I want them to one day become real. And sharing them with you is step one .
It was a few months after graduating that I’d discovered a love for designing shoes. Like almost every woman I love shoes but it had never even crossed my mind to actually design them. And then without any warning I just started and couldn’t stop. Long story short it is this that made me reconsider my self as a graphic designer and it was from that point on I knew I couldn’t just be that.
First up. Pink Zebra, a not so poised ballerina made tame by an ornate broach.
-Technic: Pencil & Photoshop