Hello, it’s Laurel the shoe girl today. We’re
talking about platform shoes. And I’m showing you how to draw different designs for platform
shoes. And I’ve showed you so far a bunch of big, bulky, chunky, platform soles, but
these that I’m going to show you right now, are Platform Mary Janes. And the name platform
with these, also means that this part of the shoe, that’s the platform. So it doesn’t have
to be a big, thick, chunky six inch wedge across. The platform part can be as little
as an inch, or two inches, and the fact that the shoe and the foot is resting upon a platform,
and then goes to the heel, that’s what makes it called a platform. So I’m going to show
you how to draw this, in Platform Mary Janes right now, and we will get going. In our first
step, is to decide what sort of platform we want on them, and since they’re Mary Jane’s,
I’m making them more delicate and feminine, as opposed to big, wedge, chunk, of a platform.
So I’m going to outline the bottom of my foot, like I always do. That just gives me my sense
of a starting place. You can find your own, and you probably will. It will be different,
just experiment, and then I’m going to have my platform full. Go like this, and then work
up to the heel, and then decide how you want your heel to be. Draw that in, and then since
they’re Mary Jane’s, the top part of the shoe is pretty much set in stone, that it’s going
to be a regular, old, pump style, with a strap across it. That’s what a Mary Jane shoe is.
There’s different variations, and you can play with the platform part of it, or flats,
heels, whatever, but a Mary Jane does do certain things all the time. The certain things are
the covered toe, unless it’s an open toe, but they’re the exceptions to every rule,
and then make sure that across the top of the foot you have a strap, and then you’ve
got your Mary Jane.