I L L U S T R A T I O N S : Footwear Illustrations for Metro Velvet


F E R O C I U O S   C O L L A B O R A T I O N

The few days leading up to Art Basel Miami 2013, I found myself doing what I love most...drawing shoes. If you cant have them, might as well draw them. My task was to re-create three over-the-top-gorgeous shoes to serve as the focal point in a METROVELVET article. For the Animalier Tendencies, I drew a Fendi ankle boot, Givenchy boot, and Sophia Webster heel. All three shoes incorporated animalistic qualities that were expressed through materiality, pattern, or overall look.

 A few people have asked me what was the most challenging aspect about illustrating such unique footwear. For me, personally, the most challenging part in creating these drawings was capturing the expressive qualities of each material, especially fur, in a way that looks 3-dimensional on a 2-dimensional surface. However, at the end of the day, the most complicated pieces usually turn out to be the most astonishing! Below you will find a snap shot of the final article, a few process images, and the three scanned illustrations without editing. 

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Luxe boot by Givenchy



Fall/Winter 2013 ankle boot by Fendi


Sienna Mandarin by Sophia Webster



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