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11-06-2010, 12:31 PM

Here is the start of my November page-a-day sketchbook.

I have more pages that I have not photographed. These are from life, directly in ink, in an approx. 6x9" sketchbook.

Can you guess my theme? :)

11-06-2010, 07:26 PM
:lol: I have some New Balance very similar, and I reckon I might have slippers like that somewhere too!

Are these anybody's shoes or all yours?! It would take me a while to exhaust drawing all my shoes as I am a bit of an Imelda Marcos with shoes and handbags...... ;)

This looks like it is going to be a fun sketchbook!

11-06-2010, 07:43 PM
Wow, nice job EP! Shoes are tough, especially directly in pen. New Balance were among my favorite shoes when I was a runner (two bad knees ago - :lol: ).

11-06-2010, 09:25 PM
Great drawings especially direct with pen.

11-06-2010, 09:38 PM
very nice. . . when I draw direct with pen I seem more hesitant and don't get such smooth lines. Good stuff EP

11-06-2010, 09:57 PM
Shoes is a wonderful theme. Are these all yours?

11-06-2010, 10:11 PM
Jackie - thank you. Yes these are my shoes. And there will be lots of repeats because I do not have the "shoe gene" :)

John - thanks - New Balance were my shoe of choice for running :)

Elaine - thank you

Rainy - thanks

Debby - thanks - these are all mine and there are PLENTY of repeats to come ... I only have a few :)

11-07-2010, 05:52 AM
Looks like a footwear theme :D Also, in places they look like those kind of drawings you do without lifting the pen off the page. Anyway nice drawings, they look quite confident!

11-07-2010, 06:25 AM
I love it! A shoe journal. Something very essential but often overlooked finally given it's just dues! :D

11-07-2010, 11:19 AM
great start!

11-07-2010, 06:42 PM
Aliyah, WYSIWYG, and Viv - thank you

Next batch:


11-07-2010, 06:57 PM
No shoe gene? O, the agony of de' feet.:lol:
Love the shoes, keep it up! Your line work is very nice. Many of my art friends are into value, tone, etc. and rather anti-line. I love line work.

11-07-2010, 07:01 PM
I don't have a shoe gene either. :laughing:

These are great. The different angles and by ones and twos.

11-14-2010, 04:20 AM
Cool! Are you doing these straight into the ink again EP (no graphite sketch first?) Very well observed - it is quite a difficult aspect with the foreshortening ;)

12-02-2010, 12:39 AM
Candace, Debby, and Jackie - thank you!

Next batch:

12-02-2010, 12:40 AM
And again:

12-02-2010, 12:41 AM
... more ...

12-02-2010, 01:16 AM
Splendid job on drawing shoes, and drawing feet and shoes, and... Very fun stuff.

12-02-2010, 09:57 AM
Thanks Debbie.


12-02-2010, 04:28 PM
what a cool theme. . . nice work on the shoes and feet. I always admire your sure strokes with the pen!

12-02-2010, 05:03 PM
Lovely shoes and feet. I agree with Rainy, your pen work is so sure.

12-02-2010, 11:09 PM
Great contour sketches. :clap:

Joan T
12-03-2010, 12:12 PM
These are so cool, EP!!!! We've had so much practice with footware and feet in the hunts, but it's fun to see a whole collection of them!

12-03-2010, 01:01 PM
Candace - sorry I didn't answer you sooner. Yes I jump right in with ink

Rainy, Debby, Chris, and Joan - thank you.

Last batch:

(the owner of the shoe in Nov 29 moved so I was unable to finish without making something up)

12-03-2010, 01:48 PM
This is such a great theme. And your sketches are so clear with just a few lines.

12-03-2010, 10:07 PM
Fascinating. Terrific idea and all so different

12-04-2010, 11:29 PM
Somehow I didn't subscribe to this thread, so missed several batches of shoes. They are all great! And your style of drawing works very well with this subject matter. Great job!

12-05-2010, 11:35 PM
Cool shoe sketchbook. I like that you are adding shading.Darn those moving people!

12-06-2010, 12:24 AM
Nice shoes and feet, the pen work looks great!

12-06-2010, 05:55 PM
Tough subject and viewpoint at times EP but you came up with a great collection of sketches! Are you going to add any colour to any of them....?!