Practicing some sketching today. This is another page created from a magazine photo inspiration...
This page was a challenge...the hardest part are the straps on each of these shoes. Having the inspiration photo...I can't recommend this enough. I find it's training my eyes to really look at the shadows, angles, negative space, etc. etc.
I sketched them first, and then used my watercolor pencils and, lastly, a paint brush to go over all of the colored pencil work. The paper in this book is not for watercolor and I did not gesso it...not sure why. It might have been better if I had put the gesso down first. All in all, happy with the results.
A close-up of one of the shoes... Just have to keep practicing my art. Before you recycle your magazines, see if there are some photos that speak to you and give them a try in your journal.