Footwear design has interested me for a long time. Shoes are a product that everyone can connect with. We all wear shoes, and many people have large collections of them. This universal appeal is great, because you know the user is really going to appreciate the end product.
Shoes are also a blast to sketch. There are fast lines, dramatic value changes, and interesting colors. I love exploring different methods and styles of rendering a shoe that creates and emotional connection and successfully describes the design.