IMG_2206SmallFileSuccess in drawing high heels depends on the template you are using and your understanding of how the leg and foot work together as the heel height raises.  To help my students understand this, I made this “puppet” style template that you can build yourself.  Notice how the angle of the legs changes as the heel height increases.  The tilt of the pelvis, rib cage and head also changes with the higher heel.

It is important in drawing shoe models to show the leg to the knee to see this relationship.  This template by nature is rather general, so you will have to fine tune the anatomy of the foot drawing for the higher heel.

For more high heel drawing lessons also see my other blog post on the topic


IMG_2207SMallFileFor more “body part” templates also see my E-book – DRAWING FASHION: BODY TEMPLATES.  Sold through my LULU STORE  IMG_2208SMallFile IMG_2210


About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products
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One Response to DRAWING HIGH HEELS #2

  1. Susan Schumacher says:

    Thank you so much, Justine! Your work is amazing and inspirational!

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