Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Shoes

Here are a few views of my new Keens.  I edited out the mud that is already working its way into the bottom part of the strap, but now I'm going to scrub them with saddle soap, polish them with neutral polish, and snow-coat them for good measure.

When I was drawing them I remembered that drawing one's shoe is the first project in a good foundational Drawing I class.  Drawing a shoe is a perfect way to begin to bypass your brain and really begin to see what is in front of you.  If you want to learn how to draw, start drawing your shoes:  measure with a pencil, compare, drop plumb lines, shoot horizontals .