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
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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
Jane Aldridge, the author of popular fashion blog, seaofshoes.com hosted an art contest. The task was to create an illustration inspired by a Spring 2011 designer look. This particular contest spoke to me because of the intertwining art and fashion elements. There were no prizes involved just the opportunity to have your work showcased on a high traffic site. It was nice to draw something by hand for a change (Illustrator is quite addictive). Lets just say I had fun and I might do more of these in the near future.
For my entry I went with Victor & Rolf’s Spring 2011 ready-to-wear runway look. I also incorporated some elements based on the acclaimed Piet Paris’s set design.