Interested in drawing and rendering shoes like a pro? In this tutorial, Mark takes a basketball shoe design and walks you through his digital rendering technique using Sketchbook Pro 2. Starting with an introduction to shoe terms and proportions, how to sketch over a last (shoe form) and how lines translate to the bottom outsole design. Applying meshes, textures, carbon fiber and even creating a custom lace brush. Adding details like backgrounds, shadows and reflections. This video has it all. Apply this technique to any design field your in. Learn at your own pace in this easy to follow step-by-step video tutorial. A must have for anyone looking to become footwear designer.
Mark studied transportation and product design at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit Michigan. He's worked professionally for major footwear brands like Reebok, Converse/Nike, Under Armour, Deckers and Burton. He's worked closely with, and designed signature shoes for pro athletes Venus Williams, Chris "MACCA" McCormack and Dwyane Wade.
He founded Render Demo in 2008, so that all designers could benefit from video demo's by industry leaders. Ranked one of the top design sketching and rendering resources online, It's been used by designers all around the globe including footwear designers at New Balance, Adidas, Nike and more.
Mark currently runs his own freelance design company "Render Demo Design Studio"