Abstract Shoe

OCTOBER 7, 2015

In this assignment, we were asked to draw a shoe from three different angles: side view, front view, and a bird's eye view (from directly above). After that, through the use of a viewfinder, we had to enlarge it several times (first we enlarged an area on one of the three shoe drawings, and then we enlarged the enlargement until we had three close-ups) and choose the enlargement that we thought would be most interesting to draw.

First off, I drew my Converse from the three different angles that were required, and I chose to zoom in on the overhead drawing, because it looked like it would have the most interesting shape. After I had drawn an enlargement of that, and then done the three other enlargements, I chose to use the least zoomed-in one. After redrawing this on another piece of paper and going over it with a Sharpie marker, I then drew designs using both colored pencil and pens.

I chose to use the least zoomed-in enlargement for my final piece because I thought it would be the most interesting one to fill in, but I suppose in the end it turned out looking too much like a shoe when it was meant to be abstract. I perhaps could have turned it another way and it might not have been so apparent, but I liked the way that it looked vertical so I chose not to. As for the designs, I chose to do those for a number of reasons. For one, I enjoy just drawing patterns and the like, and so I figured that I could incorporate that into this assignment as opposed to coloring the whole thing in (I am not a fan of coloring large spaces). I chose to use both colored pencil and pen because I like the contrast between the colored spaces and the black and white, and I thought that in that respect, this drawing turned out rather nicely. The reason that I decided to draw this shoe in the first place was because it has an interesting shape (my feet are wide and as such they stretched out the material) and also I am rather fond of them, because I have had them for so long.