How to draw front view shoes – I Draw Fashion
This tutorial will teach you how to draw high heels and other types of shoes from the front view, which is the most common pose in fashion illustrations. Follow along and have fun creating beautiful footwear for your models!
How to draw shoes from the front in 8 steps:
Start the line right in the middle of the leg and pull it down to draw the shoe shape. Measure the head of your model and leave the same space from the ankles to the ground.
Step 2: Base shapes
Divide the Centerline into three even sections, and in the lowest section, draw a slightly wider horizontal ellipse. Pay attention to the proportions of these base shapes: the feet should only be slightly wider than the ankles.
Step 3: Draw some toes
Draw a pointed arch that is slightly wider than the rest of the foot and is slightly pointier than the ellipse. If you’re drawing an open toe shoe, the thumb will occupy almost the entire inner half of the toes arch.
Step 4: Drawing the front view shoe
Draw a thin curving around the foot, as shown below, to represent the delicate bump of the toes and to add realism to the sketch. Be careful not to draw the front view shoe curve too deep to the toes, nor too flat and straight.
Step 5: Draw the soles
Side view shoes require lovely heels and soles; different designs will have different styles of soles, but they all follow the same rule: the sole is longer in the middle and shorter at the ends, with a small parallel to the ground section in the middle.
Step 6: Drawing shoe straps
Some shoes and sandals will have straps that wrap around the foot and leg; remember to draw them slightly curved because the body underneath has volume, and some designs, such as roman sandals or ballerina shoes, will have strap ends that must be shown in your illustration.
Step 7: Coloring
Color the shoes and leave a highlight on the toes bump that is a few shades lighter than the base color to give it a little extra sparkle in the middle. Color the shoes and leave a highlight on the toes bump that is a few shades lighter than the base color to give it a little extra sparkle in the middle.
Step 8: Coloring shadows
I hope this tutorial has given you a better understanding of how to draw front view shoes. Adding shadows to the footwear designs is very important. Use a darker shade of your base color and blend from the outside parts in. Don’t forget the straps.
Here are some variations of the front view shoes
Draw the tip of the shoe in the center and slightly towards the thumb; to draw open toe shoes, simply add a curve to the bottom. Leave some space between the leg and the boot to show that it is thick and not stuck to the body; in boots and sneakers, you can exaggerate the toes bump.
Common errors: It doesn’t look right! Common mistakes:
Use the guidelines from Step 2 to help you find the right place for the slightly lower than the shoe curve. It also helps if the outer lines are slightly slanted towards the center. The sole of the shoe is no longer at the center, shorter at the ends as it should be.
How do you draw shoes?
How to make a sneaker drawing.
- Draw a set of planes for the shoe’s framework.
- Draw frames to guide your outline.
- Fill in the shoe’s outline.
- Trace over your sketch with a pen.
- Add details.
- Draw the laces.
- Color your shoe.
- Airbrush to add dimension.