Monday, 8 March 2010

Green Shoes (by Alex)

(Click to zoom) on Moleskine 5x8" Sketchbook

Lately I've been obsessed with shoes, I am not sure why. But I came across these weird looking ones from Vibram(I am not kidding, they do exists and they cost $75-$125 per pair depending on the models) called the FiveFingers that encourage people to go barefoot while not hurting themselves when they're running outdoor. I've even tried on a pair in a shop during a trip to New Orleans last Friday and I must say, it's a strange but nice feeling. The grip you get from them is almost gecko-like, I think these would make the best presents for Ninjas in the old days. The soles are really thin so don't expect any cushy feeling when you're walking over pebbles or gravels. I am not going to get a pair as they're not within my budget. But if you love walking around the house barefoot, and feel like doing the same outside but not wanting to get hurt from stepping on sharp objects, and not worried about getting looks or attention from the public, then these would be your best bet to date(but they are not available in green...yet).
It's my 2nd full color pencils, I'm slowly getting used to them. The Moleskine Sketchbook can't take too much pressure from the pencils, I need to apply layers lightly. Thank you so much for all your comments and feedback on my last drawing. I realized that you don't need to fight for just one reason, so we can all fight for both glory AND survival..... plus many more ^^

32 comments:

  1. These shoes are weird. Your drawing of them is just incredible! I love the arrangement of them too. The lines in the bottom are just amazing. You took so much time putting in all the detail. Very well done! btw, what markers are you using for your lettering?

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  2. I agree, the shoes Are weird, as well as very funny. Your drawing of them, however, is just wonderful. You did a super job with the shading and details. Also, they made me laugh!! Thanks for the giggle. nancy

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  3. I'm with Deborah and Nancy, those are some weird looking shoes. But, you're drawing is incredible! The shine and the detail. Wow. Great job!

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  4. Wow, Alex, and you're just warming up with cp's!
    Excelent drawing, and great subject.
    Best regards,
    Carolina

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  5. They-re like gloves for your feet really, aren't they?! I don't think I would like all that stuf round my toes but i do like your drawing it's well done and has character.

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  6. Alex! What cool shoes! I think my feet would want to run away from my legs if I tried to wear them, though!!! A great study!

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  7. Great drawing - love the color. But I agree that I wouldn't buy them....

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  8. Awesome shoes! I mean both: the shoes AND your drawing of them! I love to go barefoot but I guess (for dirty city streets and stuff) that's the next best thing! ;)
    The colors and lettering are great, too! <3

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  9. I hate computer problems. I'm not seeing your drawing. Humpf.

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  10. You are doing well with cp's. I also have trouble with light layers. Have you tried using Odorless Turpenoid in a waterbrush? I got this hint from Alyona Nickelsen's Colored pencil painting bible? It is a great way to "fuse " color.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments!

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  11. These are so fun! And your drawing is so good that I almost forgot to notice that it was a drawing! That sounds a little odd, but somehow it make sense to me! They ARE like gloves for the feet! The drawing is exceptional. I like everything about it! Terrific job, Alex!

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  12. EEEKKK those cannot be comfortable, but sure made for a great sketch!

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  13. HAHAHA! Great shoes!!! Not that I would wear them, but they do look fun! They would match my mountain biking gloves! Wouldn't that look cool!

    Wonderful job on the sketch. You've really captured all of the textures so well!

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  14. Oooh, I love toe socks, I bet these would be wild shoes to wear. Wonderful job drawing them the composition and details are great.

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  15. Love the drawing. Hate the shoes!

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  16. Those are some strange shoes. But your drawing is fantastic! You do beautiful work with colored pencils!

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  17. You really rendered those shoes in such a realistic yet artful manner! And I enjoyed the story too. Well done!

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  18. How strange! I have never seen shoes like this before - I think I might have difficulty in wearing them for any length of time. The drawing is great - you have given them the proper sense of 'otherness'!

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  19. These are the funniest things! What will people think up next? And the cost - crazy! Perhaps they've never heard of "flip flops" which cost only a few dollars?

    That said about the insane fashion industry, your rendering of the shoes is simply fabulous! You've captured a lot of depth and detail with the colored pencils, despite your frustrations with the journal.
    -Krista
    www.kristameister.com

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  20. Needless to say- they are definietly unique. Thanks for sharing them with us. Love the detail that you have in the picture. Great use of colored pencil. Do you have a photographic memory that this detail come from or did you use a camera? Regardless, it is an exceptional drawing.

    PS- I do not have any particular time that I draw. If I have a desire to do something, I just use whatever time is available. Some days I have more, some days I have none. Also, thank you so much for all the kind comments.

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  21. Great drawing Alex...not sure about the shoes though.Think I'd prefer to get sore feet(unless you can walk on the wall like a gecko) Love the soft green.

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  22. What a fun drawing for fun shoes, they do look like ninja turtles perfect shoes!

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  23. 人要先學會做一隻駱駝,然後才能做一隻獅子........................................

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  24. I have given you the Kreativ Bloger Award. Check my blog Ramona's Art Projects for details.

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  25. Those shoes are really weird! Loved your comments on them : ) ! The drawing is awesome, especially the textures, fantastic.

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  26. Just wanted to thank you for suggesting another route to see your drawing. It didn't work and I still can't see your shoes. I sometimes have the same problem on other sites. My relationship with computer is a love/hate one.

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  27. Great drawing; strange shoes! The only green ones available are right in this picture eh?

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  28. I like your drawing! Very well done! And that tree from one of your previous posts is also awesome. The whole painting is wonderful!

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  29. I wish I could warm up like this...great shoes...what a cool concept! :)

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  30. I know a guy who has one and I do admit I was amazed when I first saw them. A little puzzled too because our feet/toes normally stay clumped together nestled in our socks and they haven't complained. So just imagine now they can all more independently like fingers can in gloves unlike mitts. I do like your drawing though!

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  31. Great post there, I like your post it is so interesting. Keep up the good post.

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