A shoe designer's bible

Nalini Arora

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to meet a team member from Fashionary via Instagram. I was gifted their shoe design book, and a shoe sketch book which I don’t think they make anymore.

After a few years I still use this shoe design book regularly. I like to call it my little  “shoe “ bible. When you’re designing for so many years,  you get into the groove of drawing a side view only. Or for time, you rush thru your sketches, and don’t give enough views in your tech packs.  This book is a great resource to practice different shoe views. It also has a shoe encyclopedia, shoe style library, spec sheet examples, and much more.

Fashionary also has a bag design book which I used recently to help with some sketching views for handbags. I also use this book and this one regularly. I love using these books to improve my drawing and marker rendering skills.  I’m a believer of always improving and learning new skills.  

Happy Learning!