As I have begun studying footwear design this semester I have been looking for excuses to draw more.
I am participating in Jake Parker's 2019 Inktober challenge and have designed a shoe every day of October based around the challenge's vague daily prompts.
Day 1: Ring
My first attempt at footwear and a copic marker rendering.
Whats more mindless than putting on a slide? Imagine one 12 in tall.
Day 2: Mindless
Laces tighten on this boot with a knob at the front of the tongue.
Day 4: Freeze
Gum sole + suede upper with various fasteners to prevent flooding.
Day 3: Bait
Considering interactions between the sole and upper.
Day 6: Husky
Day 5: Build
Taking visual cues from science fiction and design opportunities from rain.
Day 8: Frail
Considering the impact of colorway + graphics.
Day 7: Enchanted
Attempting different material finishes.
Day 10: Pattern
Bigger toe kick, bigger heel kick. Rocking motion encouraged.
Day 9: Swing
Sole inspired by lizard bellies. Felt scales were too obvious.
Day 12: Dragon
Playing with sole sculpting.
Day 11: Snow
Felt new waves approaching.
Day 13: Ash
Day 14: Overgrown
Investigated the cell structure of plants as inspiration.
Day 15: Legend
Playing with material layering.
Day 16: Wild
Thick and chunky.
Day 17: Ornament
Unisex dress shoe
Attmepted texturing with monochromatic colorways.
Day 18: Legend
Starting to become more comfortable rendering white.