How to make your sneaker sketch stand out with a simple shadow |TIP57

TIP 57 Make your object levitate adding a distant shadow on the ground

A 6 minutes video to see my sneaker drawing process. I love making my objects levitating. It adds some lightness to them. Somehow you may feel that you could grab it in your hand.

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CHOU-TAC CHUNGADIDAS SNEAKER CRAMPONS ( I twisted the original blue color on Photoshop)

I learned this simple and so cool trick from an inspirational guy.
A bit of a story. When I was a student, I was browsing websites of Sneaker designers. One pops out from the rest.

It is Arsenrock, a french designer from Marseille (South of France). His rendering is so innovative and realistic!

Having heroes that you want to reach their level is a great motivation to progress.  I studied hard to improve my skills experimenting with a lot of things. I build up my own techniques and I started to get quite a few designs. I made a compilation to add to my portfolio.

Arsen Rock The Cosmic Original sneaker design

Arsen Rock The Cosmic Original

Later on, I had an internship interview with the CEO of  Airness, a french sports brand that was looking for designers. A few days later, they welcomed me as an intern to design sneakers! It was an amazing feeling. My effort was getting results. Then, on the first day of work, I was actually introduced to Arsenrock.

The hero I only knew from the Internet would become my superior. It means my mentor! I felt so lucky!  It was like winning at the lottery. Ahah!

Arsen Rock sneaker designer the original cosmic denim with Ulrich AK

Arsen Rock sneaker designer with Ulrich AK

From that day we are friends and both carry on our path of learning. Being a designer is a lifetime learning process. Arsen Rock is a fascinating person. Hey, how about I ask him for an interview to share his experience with you guys. 🙂

See you guys at the next TIP OF THE DAY!

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About The Author

Chou-Tac

Hello! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a Product Designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : )

2 Comments

  • Christine

    Reply Reply November 7, 2014

    Hello, I really like your sketches . And I would like to know why I can’t have my free book designer starter kit .
    Thanks

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