Some girls love color. Some prefer black and white. I’m definitely a black and white kind of girl. Black and white is a current trend. This trend will continue strong for Spring 13.  I found these two tear outs in  Lucky & Nylon  mag, and was inspired to sketch out some shoes.

I love the brush stroke stripes. It adds a natural feel to a graphic look. I took that idea and started to play with my watercolor set to create a similar feel on a ballet flat. Stripes are fun but I tend to like them more when they are not so perfectly horizontal or vertical.

The wedge is a perfect place to play with placement. Perhaps its stripe binded leather? Stripe leather stitched and turned? How about a raw edge stripe for a more natural feel? I like the idea of a natural feel on stripes. It’s a bit contradictory, no?

Photo Source: Lucky  & Nylon
Sketches drawn by me. Ballet on watercolor and wedge in marker.