Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby Sain » January 26th, 2012, 8:13 pm

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Thanks to NMaloy and his awesome work with his handmade shoes. I'm working on a making handmade footwear this quarter as a side project. Here's one of the main directions Im looking at moving forward with.
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Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby junglebrodda » January 26th, 2012, 8:25 pm

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styleRIZAL wrote:junglebrodda: i totally agree. there are times where i see a sketch and wonder, "how much experience must one have in order to be able to bend certain rules and have no one call you on it?" i mean, i have no experience, so i can't say anything, but you're right, i guess it depends entirely on your subject and audience...i just wish it could be less subjective and more objective.


not sure it is an experience thing, it maybe a knowing your audience type of thing (i'm always forgetting this!), but it is DEFINITELY a "practice makes perfect" thing. and a R kind of stated, it all prefaced by whether or not the designs are interesting enough, rendered well enough, or thoughtful enough to matter.

related to that is that there probably isn't a 'sole' (pun intended!) thing that will effect how people see your design(s), in a way it is the sum of its parts. is it a cool idea, present an insightful or even novel solution? maybe the proportion isn't as important. rendered exceptionally & well proportioned, maybe the design (hey, being honest!) isn't as scrutinized. create an crazy interesting story around or case for your product, then maybe nothing else matters? of course, ideally all those things would to be done highly proficiently...

design isn't a science, so there will always be varying degrees of subjectivity involved (though if the intention was for some/all of these to be lows, you are prolly going to want to tweak your silhouette some) you really just want your design to be understood (Ex: low, mid, or high; basketball, boot, or running; ; breathable, flexible, or supportive). it is easy to forget in the quest to draw some supa dupa cool ish, that you are trying to communicate the idea(s).

pretty dope sketch sain!
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Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby rkuchinsky » January 26th, 2012, 8:39 pm

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junglebrodda wrote:
styleRIZAL wrote:junglebrodda: i totally agree. there are times where i see a sketch and wonder, "how much experience must one have in order to be able to bend certain rules and have no one call you on it?" i mean, i have no experience, so i can't say anything, but you're right, i guess it depends entirely on your subject and audience...i just wish it could be less subjective and more objective.


not sure it is an experience thing, it maybe a knowing your audience type of thing (i'm always forgetting this!), but it is DEFINITELY a "practice makes perfect" thing. and a R kind of stated, it all prefaced by whether or not the designs are interesting enough, rendered well enough, or thoughtful enough to matter.

related to that is that there probably isn't a 'sole' (pun intended!) thing that will effect how people see your design(s), in a way it is the sum of its parts. is it a cool idea, present an insightful or even novel solution? maybe the proportion isn't as important. rendered exceptionally & well proportioned, maybe the design (hey, being honest!) isn't as scrutinized. create an crazy interesting story around or case for your product, then maybe nothing else matters? of course, ideally all those things would to be done highly proficiently...

design isn't a science, so there will always be varying degrees of subjectivity involved (though if the intention was for some/all of these to be lows, you are prolly going to want to tweak your silhouette some) you really just want your design to be understood (Ex: low, mid, or high; basketball, boot, or running; ; breathable, flexible, or supportive). it is easy to forget in the quest to draw some supa dupa cool ish, that you are trying to communicate the idea(s).

pretty dope sketch sain!



Well put. Just as a example of this, here's a sketch (not done by me - found it in a designers portfolio a long time ago on coroflot - if anyone can attribute it, please do- I'd like to give the designer credit if possible) that doesn't have "100% correct" proportions but a cool idea and it gets across the type/style of shoe. Also note with the variety of views, sketches it helps tell an interesting story so you don't worry about proportions. As a looser sketch proportions are also less important.

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PS. Also always a great idea to collect sketches of others. Can give you new ideas for presentation, style, etc.
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Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby daaphearthrob » January 27th, 2012, 8:26 am


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Those sketches were done by Kevin Dohn while he was at Puma. I think he's at Alpine Star now. He was a few years ahead of me at Cincy. Some the all time hottest sketches I've ever seen were done by that guy.

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby Sain » January 28th, 2012, 12:36 am

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Just updating an old concept I did awhile back.
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Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby Em1 » January 28th, 2012, 12:48 am


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Did not want to waste a thread on this, any recommendation for how to dye or paint old sneaks? Nothing crazy just basic colors to pass some time.

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby styleRIZAL » January 28th, 2012, 4:12 pm

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Em1 wrote:Did not want to waste a thread on this, any recommendation for how to dye or paint old sneaks? Nothing crazy just basic colors to pass some time.


Go over the parts you want to paint with some nail polish remover to remove the glossy coat. Use a cotton ball to apply the nail polish remover until the texture of the leather goes from slippery and glossy to feeling like suede or nubuck.

Mask off the parts you don't want to paint with some masking tape.

Use Angelus Leather paints and apply the color you want. Depending on the color you're painting over, you may need to apply multiple coats. Let dry and repeat until.

If you're applying color to a material that's already absorbent and flexible like suede, then you can even go with regular acrylic, mixing it with nail polish remover in a 2:1 ration.

Here's some of the more recent stuff I've done with that technique:
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Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby Em1 » January 29th, 2012, 12:19 pm


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Thanks for the reply and info. Appreciated. What about the soles? Will that paint work on them?

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby styleRIZAL » January 30th, 2012, 12:14 pm

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Em1 wrote:Thanks for the reply and info. Appreciated. What about the soles? Will that paint work on them?


midsoles are tougher since not only do they bend and flex, but are bare the brunt of a lot of impact and scuffing. for the most part, i would suggest against painting the midsole, but instead finding a shoe with a midsole already the color you are looking for, and then customizing that.

...but, if you are adamant on painting the midsole, i've had decent success with a 1 to 1 mix of acetone and acrylic paint, and awesome success with spray paint. just make sure to mask off and have the proper ventilation.

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby emerique » January 31st, 2012, 2:20 pm


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Hi my name is Emerique Tousse from Cameroon here is my new design for this year 2012 in memory of the former footwear Designer Thinker Halfield. this is my new AIR MAX ROYAL. tell me things I still need to improuve on that .
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Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby yo » January 31st, 2012, 6:35 pm

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Fun sketch! Tinker is still a footwear designer.

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby styleRIZAL » January 31st, 2012, 6:43 pm

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yeah...i got really scared with that wording and did both google and yahoo searches.

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby rkuchinsky » January 31st, 2012, 6:45 pm

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styleRIZAL wrote:yeah...i got really scared with that wording and did both google and yahoo searches.


Ha. Me too.

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Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby crewkid » February 1st, 2012, 10:01 am


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ha ha glad to see I'm not the only one.

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Postby emerique » February 1st, 2012, 1:20 pm


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Hello it is Emerique Tousse just to ask you to excuse me for my word on the first postet message when I said my AIR MAX WAS IN OMAGE TO Mr Thinker Halfiel, I have forgoten to mention that I just try myself English. so in fact I speak Fench because in my country we all speak French , so that word was just a confusion because I was trying to say that my Design was in onore to Mr Thinker Halfield, so excuse me all people. in fact I am a young designer willing to learn to becaume a professional please i would like you to give me feed back on my work

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