Sunday, July 08, 2007

EDM#1 - Draw a shoe

well in this case a flip flop
(when i was a kid we called them thongs but that's another discussion entirely now isn't it)
i decided i'd give this one a whirl as my flip flops were right there - just waiting for something to do. I also decided i would like to give crosshatching a go - it is one of those techniques i admire so much but have yet to master. I've been admiring (no, actually i've been staring at with drool coming out of my mouth - remember tracy to shut your mouth) the drawings of andrea joseph for a while now. She does such lovely pen work - the cross hatching is something else! dareisay it... yes, awesome (i hate that word when its not used properly but in this case it is theee only word).

so i set out to give the cross hatching a try. i think my problem is i get antsy - trying to finish and then i get sloppy. Regardless i enjoyed the attempt. its not my best - but that's ok. gives me plenty to shoot for. And i thought i'm gonna be brave and show stuff i'm not absolutely thrilled with - i have to get over my shyness when it comes to showing my stuff, right? (if you all knew how i agonize every time i put something i have done on here... you'd laugh.)
oh yeah. the drawing is in my sketchbook. i used a Sakura Micron 01 pen.

16 comments:

Anita said...

I think your shoe is excellent...and I agree with your comments on Andrea's work!

Babsarella said...

TOTALLY INCREDIBLE!!! This is TRULY FANTASTIC!

Jenny said...

That's a great shoe. You did great with the shading.

Donna said...

I marvel at how anyone could not be thrilled with something like this. If I could do this I would never come down off cloud 9! This is awesome to me Tracy. I love cross hatching too. It's an amazing technique.

mociehocie said...

your flip-flop looks great! I did my favorite flip-flops for my challenge, too!

Shelly McC said...

Wonderful work! Great sketch!

Linda said...

This is really well done -- and the cross hatching looks great!

June Houck said...

This looks fabulous to me. You would not agonize if I drew a flip flop. Of course, my rendering may not even resemble a flip flop...

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow Tracy! What a surprise - I'm really very flattered. I was admiring your drawing, especially the cross-hatching, when I read your post. Thank you so much. And this is a great drawing with lovely lines.

juj said...

Beautiful rendering, and your perspective is just excellent. I think cross-hatching agrees with you.

Joan Yoshioka said...

Great cross hatching Tracy! Bravo! Yep, many of us strive to get a handle on lines like Andrea. But, you're well on your way! Thanks for sharing.

michelle cook infantino said...

i'll tell ya---you got a thing goin' on there with this amazing drawing of yours!!!

biteyourowntail said...

Execellent Tracy - if this is your first attempt at hatching you'll soon be a master.

Jean said...

I just came over to check out what you've been doing and said: OH my G**. That is so good you easily could frame it and sell it in five seconds.

Actually, you don't even need the frame -- people would be tearing at each other to get to that-- it is FANTASTIC!!!

tina said...

I love your drawing- you aren't thrilled? Well, *I* am- is it big enough for my petite feet to fit? We always called these go-aheads when I was growing up, because if you go backwards they fall off ;)

phthaloblu said...

Great drawing and I think your cross hatching is wonderful. I have to agree with you about Andrea's work. I've sat and just stared at her pieces, too. She's so very talented.