There is nothing extraordinary about shoes. They’re worn almost universally to keep feet warm and safe from injury or cold. Shoes, on the other hand, have evolved into much more than just footwear for walking. Shoes have become popular as fashion accessories and status symbols in their own right. There are a lot of people who wear tennis shoes, which are also known as sneakers. Originally created as running shoes, they’re now popular for everyday wear as well. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to draw shoes.
An eraser, a piece of paper, and a pencil are all you need. You can shade your sneakers in bright colors using crayons, colored pencils, markers, and paints if you have them. To make it as simple as possible, we’ve put together this how-to guide that shows you step-by-step how to draw shoes.
Draw Shoes Step by Step: 4 Methods
Method 1: Daw a High-heeled Shoe
Draw the grid yourself or printing the construction baselines will allow you to trace them on paper.
Draw dimensions for the drawing. Draw a line to indicate where the heel should go.
Create a sketch of the shoe based on its shape. You will need to add a line that symbolizes the shoe’s center.
Draw lines for the upper part of the shoe and the heel.
It is important to outline the heel and the sole of the shoe.
Shoe shape is important, especially the heel and toe.
Make the toe more attractive by drawing a smooth line. The inner part of the shoe should also be finished, as well as the front part must be illuminated.
You should experiment with the thickness and darkness of the line for the high heel shoe outline. Detail the flooring and refine the details, if necessary. Remove all guidelines.
Method 2: Easy to Draw Shoe
Draw a rectangle to begin. Use this rectangle to guide the shape of your shoe.
Along the bottom of the rectangle, trace a long, straight line. Your shoe sole will be formed from this line.
Outline the shape of the shoe’s top by drawing a long, curved line from one side to the other of the rectangle. The shoe is characterized by the mountainous crests on the back and tongue and the curved part of the toe.
Outline the shoe in detail. Draw curved lines starting at the shoe sole and ending at the toe. In the heel and back of the shoe, draw a few short, curved lines. The depth of the drawing is achieved by adding a curve from the shoe’s back to the interior.
Remove the guide lines from the original rectangle. Your shoe outline should now be clear.
You can add stitches to the shoe body. Use a curved line to enclose the toe. To illustrate the shoe’s tongue, you should draw a slight curve from the top to the toe to represent the laces. Lastly, draw a curved line between the tongue and the sole.
You can draw the laces now. Using short, curved lines, surround a small, circular shape for each lace.
Get rid of the guidelines on the laces.
The last step in stitching the shoe is to add some final details. Along the tongue, toe, tongue-to-sole, and opening of the shoe, draw a curved line that is parallel to the straight line.
Your shoe should be colored. Choose whatever color you want for your tennis shoes.
Method 3: Draw Pointe Shoes
Begin by drawing a straight line up and down, you may use a ruler for this or just draw the best line you can once you have your line you’re going to create a second line parallel to the first one.
So it’s up and down straight lines once more. Now we’re going to draw another line that’s about the same length as this one. It doesn’t have to be perfectly straight, just as straight as you can get it. Finally, we’re going to draw one more line that’s a tiny bit wider than this one, but not by much. You can draw this line with a regular pencil and erase it later.
Now let’s draw a line going the other way, which will be the bottom of our shoes.
About halfway through, we’ll draw another line.
Once you have all of these lines drawn, you can start designing your shoes by starting at the top and working your way down to the side and back up to the top.
Then, as you approach the edge, keep it straight and start curving it in.
So, here’s the bottom of our shoe, and we’re returning to our rectangular piece here, and at some point here start turning out, and this line will run up here, and then out between these rectangles will be the leg leading to our shoe.
Here is where things become tricky since the second section is behind us. We’ll start and follow this line but go in a little bit because there is a lot of pink lines and we’ll switch to a pencil soon. Then go out again and start rotating.
So this turns in and then comes back out as shown above. If the heel is too pointed, we can make it more rounded in here like this. Okay, that’s it for the basic shapes!
With an ordinary pencil, I’m adding definitions and features to one side of this wall. At some point, you want to start turning in and making a u-like shape so that it appears like the front of a shoe.
Second-line added, now for the ribbons. To this, we’ll add a crisscross to this, and the other sides will begin right above, go around, and then go beneath.
To finish off the ankle, we’ll need a ribbon that crosses over and then crisscrosses behind the shoe like this.
Now that we’ve returned from behind the leg, we’ll add a ribbon of about the same width so that the top ribbon will be visible down here and the bottom ribbon will be hidden beneath it.
let’s sketch the shoe; the toe should be aligned with the heel around here, and the heels should be about here as shown.
Then we have a curve here right about here. I like this curve here around the heel. And you can see the bottom of the shoe somewhat with the leather on it. Also, we should add some folds here because the fabric folds here a bit.
Now we’ll add the strap that goes in front, so right there we’ll add that, so this is the outline of the ballet slippers.
Now, we need to add a bunch of shading to make them look realistic and 3D. After that, erase all of these pink lines, and we are done. If you need more assistance, you can watch the video below.
Method 4: Draw Converse Chucks
To begin, I will draw a line that crosses my page and then curves up a bit.
A third of the way down the line, we’re going to cut off with a line going up. That’s the part with the ragged part, and another is the part with the black stripe.
Then draw a parallel line to the bottom line, but not all the way through since the all-stars sign is above our heel, and then it bends around the back of our heel, and you can see maybe as and an e for the converse, and then sort of twisted.
Daw halfway along this line, we have the black stripe.
Here, I am drawing a few diamonds. I may fill them in with markers later. The part that goes around the toe box like this is straight white, and it curves up slightly higher than the line going around the heel.
Then above this, we have the black stripe that goes around the shoe, so draw a line here, and you’ll color it black later on.
This black rubber is in the front, so we’re going to go up a little, curve, then come back to the front, so this is the white rubber part.
As we build up the canvas part, we’ll draw two small circles for the metal rivets in the center of this.
As I rise, there is a slight bend up, so I’m leaning a little bit and then curving so that’s my heel
There is a seam here, so we’re going to curve down a little bit and then go straight to the side, and we’re going to draw a line behind it to show where the foot goes. This curves out and goes straight up.
Since I’ll also have to add the shoelaces going over this curve, then about here it comes down, then the second seam, then I’ll draw a very light line.
You have lace holes like this on the outside of the holes, and they end right before this one, like this.
As we move forward, our tongue will pop out and curve up a little more, and then it will come into the shoe about halfway. I am going to draw it like this now, or more like this, actually.
On the ankle area, we have the logo, so for that, I’m going to draw a circle and inside draw a five-pointed star that’s not perfect, but ok.
Since we’re going to have the lace extending from here to the ground, we’ll need to draw two circles to represent that. The second circle will be located next to the first one, and the third circle will be drawn as a moon-like shape. This will be because the lace folds, as you can see, so I’m going to do it like this, then fold it again about here. Finally, the lace extends down and ends with the plastic point thing like so.
We will insert a lace into this hole, which looks more like a moon than a circle. You can see how the lace is pulling on it, and it goes towards the tongue. However, we already have the other part of the lace crossing over it, so let’s draw this lace so that it goes to the back like that, and we can see a piece here, and this one is under here, and then we can see it.
Let’s add two more.
The next step is to draw the logo, add names and other details.
Ok, now we’ll color the picture using markers. We are finally done! Watch the video below for more assistance if you need it.
As a helpful guide, use these steps for drawing shoes but keep in mind that the tools and techniques you use will depend on your style. Whatever your style, whether it’s a meticulous digital drawing, a fashion sketch, anime, or manga, the choice is yours. In making this guide, we’ve broken down the process into many steps to make it easier for you to understand. We hope you enjoyed drawing along with us in this step-by-step tutorial on how to draw shoes!