How to Draw the Backs of Shoes

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How to Draw the Backs of Shoes
The back of a shoe is drawn with an outline of ovals and circles. (Viewstock/Photodisc/Getty Images)

If you are drawing a picture of the back perspective of people, you need to learn how to realistically draw the backs of shoes. You must learn how to draw the backs of two different categories of shoe, high heels and flats, to cover most female and male drawings.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Sketchpad

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Instructions

    High Heels

  1. 1

    Draw a circle for the back heel of the foot.

  2. 2

    Draw an oval underneath the circle for the ball of the foot. In high heels you can still see the back of the ball of the foot. Connect the two shapes with lines from the outside edges.

  3. 3

    Draw the heel of the shoe with two narrow parallel lines from the middle of the heel to the ball of the foot. Darken the lines you want to keep with a pen and erase the pencil marks.

  4. 4

    Repeat steps one through three for the other foot.

    Flat shoe

  1. 1

    Draw an oval for the ball of the foot.

  2. 2

    Intersect the bottom of the oval with a small rectangle that is the width of the oval and a third of the height. The rectangle will be the sole of the back perspective.

  3. 3

    Darken in the outside lines and the top line of the rectangle with ink. Erase the pencil marks.

  4. 4

    Repeat steps one through three for the other foot.

Tips and warnings

  • To simulate feet walking, you can alternate drawing the heel and ball on one foot and only the ball on the other.

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