How to Draw Ballerina Shoes

Updated April 17, 2017

Drawing ballerina shoes can come in handy, especially if you know a ballet dancer. It is also helpful if you know a little girl. Knowing how to draw ballerina shoes will not only impress, but is useful as original artwork for making custom greeting cards or note cards. You can turn your design into other things such as T-shirt designs, sticker designs or stationery designs. All of these ideas can be great gifts, and it starts with learning how to draw ballerina shoes.

Start with the basic shape. The basic shape to a ballerina shoe is an oval.

Create a more specific shape, as in the example image. It is still very similar to the first ovals, but is shaped more like a foot.

Create the opening for your shoes. This will be similar to narrow ovals inside of the shoes. Make sure you leave extra room at the bottom of the shoe for the toes.

Start drawing the straps. They will crisscross.

Draw the strap on the other shoe.

Color your ballerina shoes. Pink is the most common colour for ballerina shoes. Light on the outside and dark on the inside creates a 3D effect.


You can elaborate on the design by adding extra straps and bows. Feel free to get creative and add beading designs or different colours.

Things You'll Need

  • Pen or pencil
  • Markers or coloured pencils
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About the Author

Naomi Valdivia is an illustrator, designer and crafter who began writing professionally in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in communication arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.