Oct 4, 2008

The Shoe

This is my fist EDM challenge. Draw a shoe. I did not know if I should start the challenges where I would be at if I started at the beginning of the year or not. Well I started at the beginning and will hopefully catch up. If not then that is OK, at least I am doing one of the challenges once a week.

This is not an exact representation of my shoe but it is close. I found it to hard for me at this stage to put in all the stitch work. I think it looks good any way. What do you think? Is it ok to smudge graphite? I have seen some artists that do and there art is astoundingly realistic. Others (like the art course I am presently taking) say absolutely not!!! Never!!!! What do you think? Is it OK to smudge graphite?

EDM 1

Drawn with graphite B2, and Charcoal.

10 comments:

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Nicely done, Steven! You have nothing to be afraid of...

Ann said...

Great shoe drawing! Your dog is awfully cute - I recognize that couch-potato pose!
On smudging graphite I would say beware of art instructors stating rules for making art. And smudge away if that's what you want to do :)

kazumiwannabe said...

Totally with Ann on this! And your shoe looks perfect to me!

Betty said...

Welcome, Steve!! Your shoe is terrific!! Smudge away :-)

Mark Kwasny said...

To smudge or not to smudge... that is the question. And my answer is... WHO CARES?? Ugh! Don't we have enough rules already???

Okay, my work here is done...

Mark

Carol said...

Great drawing!!
I agree with everyone else. It's your drawing you should smudge if you want to.

freebird said...

They sell paper rolled up tightly and I think they are called stumps. They are to help you smudge without getting your fingers dirty! Smudge away, it's your art. If it works for you then it's okay.

The Victorious place said...

Thank you. Yes I did smudge on this. I used a stump. :)

Sandy said...

What a nice drawing! I've often thought of doing the EDM challenge, but haven't so far.

The Victorious place said...

Thank you Sandy. All the wonderful encouraging comments make me want to draw more. This group is absolutly wonderful.