Step 1

Draw a curved line for the bottom of the shoe. For this example I am drawing a sneaker, so the bottom edge of the shoe is just a curved line.

how to draw a shoe step by step, step 1 drawing the sole of the shoe

Step 2

Next, add another curved line for the top of the shoe. This line goes from the top edge where the opening of the shoe is, to the bottom sole, covering the toes.

how to draw a shoe step by step, step 2 drawing the top of the shoe

Step 3

Next, draw the opening of the shoe with another curved line. This line starts where the top of the shoe line ends, and lines up with the line for the bottom of the shoe.

how to draw a shoe step by step, step 3 draw the opening of the shoe

Step 4

Add a line for the back heel area of the shoe. This should be a line that’s just slightly curved. If you look at the shape of your own heel on your foot you will see that it’s just a little bit curved, too.

how to draw a shoe step by step, step 4 draw the back of the shoe heel

Step 5

Now that our shoe is beginning to shape up, we’ll add some detail to it. Add a line that’s parallel to the curved line of the bottom of the shoe. This line will suggest that the shoe has some sort of rubber on the bottom for the sole.

how to draw a shoe step by step, step 5 draw the sole

Step 6

Next add some shoelaces to your shoe. This is the simplest way to draw shoelaces on your shoe: simply draw three parallel lines going across the top of your shoe. Notice that the angle of the lines to the rest of the shoe helps to give it a little bit of dimension.

how to draw a shoe step by step, step 6 draw shoelaces

Step 7

Now that your shoe drawing is complete, you can color it in! What color will you make your shoe?

how to draw a shoe step by step, step 7 add color

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Shannon

Hi, I'm Shannon, the mom behind Drawing Studio. I studied visual arts and design at Massachusetts College of Art, and have been a freelance website designer/developer for over ten years. I love drawing with my two cool, creative kiddos!

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