Thursday, March 03, 2011
It's been a while since I drew any of my shoes so I thought it was time they were updated. Styles have changed quite a bit since my last drawing! I loved platforms the fist time round so I'm really pleased to see they are back with a vengence! I like this years big platform/lower heel too so you don't have to break your back trying to walk in them.
Taupe is an interesting colour to try and represent in paint or pencil. I had to mix some yellow, brown and a smidge of red until I got something close. Both of these are painted first and finished with coloured pencil. The black shoe is a mix of Burnt Sienna and French Ultramarine, which gives an interesting granulated effect. I used a black Polychromos pencil over that. The paint gave it a chalky surface which felt nice to draw on and really gripped the waxy pencil. The suede areas of the sandal are painted and then lightly shaded with a Taupe Derwent Artists pencil. The rope effect is drawn with a Warm Slate Grey Lyra Rembrandt pencil with a touch of the taupe pencil. On Saunders Waterford HP paper.