At first glance, I know this shoe subject matter might look a lot more difficult than drawing the cup in lesson 1. And yes, it is, but please don’t be daunted. Trust the process. Take your time and follow the steps. It’s all just about looking, seeing the lines and shapes and recording them. The grid will help you with doing that. I’ve provided source images for you, but if you want to simplify then that’s fine – find a simpler shaped shoe if you prefer, maybe a sandal, pump, even a flip-flop! Trust me though, those laces in the trainer are lovely to draw once you become familiar with them.
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You’ll notice this video is really long because I wanted to guide you through the process in as much detail as possible. You might decide to tackle this drawing over several sittings rather than in one go. Here are some time stamps in the video to help you skim through to the section you need:
Warm Up 3:03
Line Drawing 20:36
Adding Shading 59:14
Click on the reference image thumbnails below to view a larger version you can save and print.
You will need:
To work along with Laura you’ll need:
Your sketchbook or drawing paper
Pencils in at least three grades
Print out of your reference image