How to Draw Ballet Pointe Shoes

Ballet is one of the most beautiful forms of dance – but it also requires ballerinas to have the right shoes! In just a few short steps, we will glide our way to the perfect pointe shoes; let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a black pen, and add a slightly curved line to your page.


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Bring this across, up, and then in, and then curve the line up to form the foot and leg.


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Add a double “U” shape inside this for the shape of the shoe.


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Now, add three curved lines to the top of the foot, with a diagonal line crossing over for the ribbon.


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Add two criss-cross sections of ribbon to the foot…


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And then add marks to the bottom and side of the shoe.


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Add the outline of another foot to the right of the first…


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And add the ribbons to the ankles.


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Bring two wavy lines down for the edge of the shoe.


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Add another curved shape to the right…


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Add marks to the back and bottom of the shoes.


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Now, add ribbon to the front of this shoe…


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And more creases, marks, and details.


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Use a pink pen to shade the edges of the shoes, and the ankle ribbon, as well as the details and marks.


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Use a lighter pink pen for the rest of the shoe…


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And a yellow pen for the sole of the right shoe.


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Use a gray pencil to draw a small oval on the yellow section to complete your drawing.


And there we have it – a stunning pair of shoes, just waiting for those opening notes to begin.

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