Something we designed for a client called The Sole Broker – a sneaker re-seller locally here in Staten Island NYC who came looking for his artwork recreated.
Nothing against hand-drawn art in any way, I’m an artist by hand before I ever got into digital, but the perfect proportions you can achieve tracing something out digitally leave nothing to be desired in that aspect.
When a client is looking for a design with something as iconic as the Jordan one silhouette incorporated, it’s better to go with something digitally traced in my opinion unless you have an artist with a crazy style that you love.
How to get make stitching for sneakers in illustrator
Noticing the intricate stitching patters i used to get the most realistic digital version of the shoe? Well, here’s how to do it.
- Create a path using the pen tool along the same seam you see in the picture you are tracing.
- Set the stroke to something around the same thickness based on your picture.
- Go into your stroke settings and set up you stroke as a “dashed line.”
- Mess around with the spacing between the lines and the length of each segment in the spaces below.