Friday, July 06, 2007

EDM#1 draw your shoe

I have completed this challenge before. I just decided to revisit it. Also, I'm embarrassed to say, over the last week I accidentally bought four pairs of shoes. I say 'bought' but I actually mean ordered them from my catalogues. It's like buying, but in denial. These lovely black pumps are replacement for my old battered ones. They are SO comfortable. Maybe I'll draw the others soon.

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Blogger ksklein said...

wow. this one looks almost like a photograph!

11:11 AM  
Blogger MIguel Herranz said...

Really elegant, the shoe and the way it's drawn.

11:42 AM  
Blogger drb said...

Your blog is delightful. Is there some way I can get automatically updated using atom/feeds? I might have overlooked it, but I think it must be turned off on your blog.

2:39 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys, I am pleased with this one and glad you like it too.

drb, I've just had a look at my settings but to be honest I'm not sure what I'm looking for (would it be 'Pings'??) If you have any advice I'd be grateful for it - as you may tell I'm not much of a techie!


2:50 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Another beauty!! So photorealistic. I have a daughter with a shoe fetish. Hmm, sounds a lot like you :)

3:06 PM  
Blogger juj said...

BEAUTiful shoe andrea - I love the way you captured the softness and the folds. You always manage to strike that delicate balance between photoreal and drawing. Nothing is ever overworked. It's just lovely to see.

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4:00 PM  
Blogger Nina Johansson said...

Fantastic, as always! I´m so amazed at your drawings, they are all so soft and yummy and lovely! Lucky thing you have a blog so I can check them out! :)

5:45 PM  
Blogger John said...

Another beauty! You get such an incredibly soft shading with your crosshatching! Thanks for sharing your drawings and inspiring us!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

what they said :-) its the crosshatching of those tiny little lines - just produces such a soft drawing - you can feel that shoe. just lovely

10:11 PM  
Anonymous mistress of longears said...

Now you know what Freud said- There are NO accidents. :-) I've been in shoe-buying mode myself lately.
By the way, the language divide has finally struck. In American English we call this a flat or ballet slipper. A pump is a high heel. You know what they say about you and us - divided by a common language!

1:39 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I am constantly in awe of your incredibly detailed work. This one is just amazing.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I was going to say this looked like a cross between a ballet slipper and a flat to me, but Jeanette beat me to it. Not what I know of as a pump, anyway. What I do know, is that this is a gorgeous drawing!!

3:14 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

AWESOME!! Beautiful rendering!

4:04 AM  
Blogger Joan Yoshioka said...

How the heck do you do this!! Your cross hatching ... so perfect ... colors delicately laid ... always senstively drawn! So cool.

7:37 AM  
Blogger MILLY said...

Just found your wonderful drawings.I am curious about the EDM , wonder if you could explain.
Thanks Milly

10:24 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Aaaw thanks guys.

Cheers Juj for the info That's useful and something I did not know either.

So pumps are high heels in the US?? That just sounds wrong! These are actually ballet pumps here. Maybe I'll change the title on Flickr!

Milly, EDM stands for Everyday Matters which is on online drawing group (you can find the link on my blogroll). They set weekly challenges (eg, draw a shoe, chair, something green etc)to memebers. There is a list of the challenges on the 'links' page on the site. It also has folders for each challenge so that you can see the drawings people have made in response to the challenges set. I kind of do them randomly - every now and again. You can see my set so far if you go to the yellow pencils and click on the link there. Hope that helps.

Thanks everybody for the kind words. Love, Andrea.

10:51 AM  
Blogger suzanne said...

Love, love love....gosh, you got the fabric down perfectly! This looks awesome and I wish I had these shoes!!!

10:30 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

Beautifully drawn! And they look so comfy too, looks like you enjoyed this one Andrea!

And you have, with many apologies, been tagged ... please check my blog.

5:23 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers Suzanne and Mariana.
I did enjoy this drawing a lot - it's actually one of my own personal favourites.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

This is one of my favorites of all times of yours. I love the way it looks soft and stretchy and lived in.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Delboy's Daughter said...

Ha I did an in denial thing like that on ebay. SOB

12:45 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers Jana, it has become one of my own personal faves too. So thanks for that.

DD, Ebay is lethal for that! Something takes over you and you just have to keep on bidding.


9:45 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

You've caught the shine so beautifully

2:48 AM  
Blogger phthaloblu said...

Beautiful job. Your style is really very intriguing. Love your smooth even shading.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

I love this little shoe! It's got such personality and nerve!

7:11 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...


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10:39 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Test post from Kathleen

10:44 AM  

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