Nike Huarache Drawing

Nike Huarache Drawing

Here is my first drawing of the ‘Nike Huarache’ shoe. I wanted to draw out the shoe instead of just getting an image off the internet because I wanted to show off my ability to be able to draw things free hand. After I drew this I scanned it into the computer (as you can see) and started to edit it on photoshop. I chose to use photoshop because It was easier to manipulate the image instead of drawing out another shoe to then ruin it by accident and having to start again. I could just simple ‘step back’ if I made a mistake on photoshop which takes no time at all. I did also photocopy this drawing and colour another two in purple and blue which you will see further up my blog.

Basic Drawings




Here are a few really quick and basic drawings of a few different types of shoes. I don’t think i’ll use these for anything it was more practise on drawing a shoe than the process of creating a final piece using on of these. I thought I might as well upload then to wordpress to show that I have been experimenting and practising.

Product Photography

I can also use photography as well as illustration for my project to create an advert for a shoe in a creative and unique way. Here are some photos of shoes that have been used for advertisement purposes.

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Here are two shots of a pair of shoes and they have adjusted the background colours to match the colours on the shoe.

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Here are some more shots but they have used low key lighting.

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Here are some high key shots

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Here are some shots using a background, this makes the photo more interesting but can sometimes not work that well

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Here are some shots of both the shoes laid out in a more creative way than just side view.


Typographer and Illustrator Research

1. Charles Williams (Illustrator and Typographer)

Charles has a very bright, colourful and abstract approach to his artwork with a unique and creative flare that makes it very interesting to look at. Charles work has inspired me to use bright colours in some of my work. I also like how he’s work is made up of loads of different shapes to create the whole image as you can see from the portrait and the parrot. The typography is interesting as well considering the word that i’ve shown uses the whole page so it’s not just a boring black background.

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Here are two links to some of his work.

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2. Chris LaBrooy (Artist/Designer)

Chris is a London based designer designing pieces for nike and London transport. He’s work is also very abstract and different from other peoples which makes it so good. Chris’ work has inspired me to incorporate typography into my drawings and designs and to also think about using different materials to build up my design. As you can see chris had used what looks like fluffy pipe cleaners to create a shoe. I will take this and make my own shoe design based on using materials you wouldn’t normally use for a shoe.

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Here are two links to some of his work

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3. SAWDUST (Graphic Designer)

SAWDUST is another London based designer who is very simplistic and creative with his designs. SAWDUSTs typography is very very good. I love how it’s so simplistic and a clear instead of being very detailed and clustered and hard to make out what the words say. He has inspired me to keep my typography simple yet unique. The simple look will work really well on my shoe poster because of the fact it is so clear and easy to read. Below is a photograph of a pair of Jordan’s that has he’s logo for Blake Griffins basketball shoes. This is interesting because he has a photo of the shoe on again another simplistic background but works really well. I think I will put my shoe drawings on a background like this along with some typography and information to create and simple yet affective advertisement piece.

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Some of his work.

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4. Alex Trochut (Typographer and Designer)

Alex has done work for Addidas, Nike and Puma which is good for me considering I’m doing my work based around a shoe. He has incorporated parts of the shoe into the words and also incorporated flag colours into the shoe. This is good inspiration and has given me a few ideas. I like he’s logo and how he has created the letter ‘A’ out of what looks like a crystal formation which is interesting. I think I may try something like this for a logo to go onto my finished piece.

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Some of his work.

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My Idea

I want to design a poster for a shoe. I will draw out a shoe and do some typography to go with it so that covers the link between words and images. Obviously the typography will link with the shoe in someway whether it’s through colour, design or word itself. I will do a few different layouts to try find the best look. I may gather a few images from the internet that I will use with my design but I want the majority of it to be my own design.