As I was cleaning our closet last weekend, I came across my son’s old pair of Nikes. His big toe had forced its way through the end of the right shoe, so my wife bought him a new pair.
I have a hard time throwing the boys shoes away because lots of good memories are wrapped up in their dirty torn shoes. Since Stacie and I don’t want the lingering smell of boy foot permeating our home, eventually the shoes find their way to the garbage. But last weekend, I decided I would hold on to a few of my memories by drawing Bradley’s shoe, before it was gone for good.
Coincidentally, “Draw a shoe,” is the first subject on Karen Winters’ EDM Challenge List. I swear I forgot that a shoe was #1, but I’m glad I can now check the first one off the list.
P.S. On Urban Sketchers, and in the book The Art of Urban Sketching, I enjoy reading about what type of materials artists use to create their sketches. In the spirit of sharing with those who are curious, the sketch above was done using a Pigma Micron 005 waterproof black ink pen, watercolors from a Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box, and a Koi water brush, in a Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.