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-- 12 April, 2006 --

EDM Challenge 62

EDM Challenge 62
Originally uploaded by Robynls.
Artists' Pigmented Ink on
Moleskine sketch paper.
I drew my faithful old Birkenstocks in July 2004. At the time I was very new to oil pastels and I used them to paint the shoes on the floor near my feet. A couple of weeks ago I shouted myself to some bottles of artists' ink. I hadn't used them yet so they certainly qualify for this challenge. I have used a limited palette of black and burnt sienna.

Back in 2004 I was still complaining about not being able to draw moving objects.

In 2006 I am still wearing these shoes.

Posted by robynls at April 12, 2006 8:47 PM


One of the most satisfying things can be returning to a previous challenge and feeling like you finally 'got it." Definately seems like you did just this. The shoes seem warm and inviting and I bet they are!

Posted by: melissa w at April 12, 2006 11:32 PM


Posted by: Lin at April 13, 2006 12:02 AM

Lovely shoes!

Posted by: Sioux at April 13, 2006 2:01 AM

I love my birkenstocks too :) Great drawing

Posted by: alison in canberra at April 13, 2006 9:15 AM

Love your birks Robyn. You have done well with the inks, that is something I have yet to try.

Posted by: clare at April 13, 2006 1:30 PM

One time I bought a pair of their sandals. I never could wear them as the soles were just too hard. I like a cushioned insole.

Posted by: Bonnie at April 13, 2006 10:40 PM

:-D I have two pairs of Birkenstock sandals that I bought in ... get ready ... 1997. They have been well worn and are still worn often, and look great! My favorite shoes for jeans -- as I'll bet these are for you. Wonderful drawing, as always!

Posted by: Linda at April 14, 2006 9:11 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog! I'm new at this and it's very exciting to "meet" new artsy peeps!

I love this piece...It makes me want to draw more!

Posted by: deborah at April 14, 2006 12:30 PM

Cute shoes Robyn! Did u enjoy using the new inks?

Posted by: Anastasia at April 14, 2006 4:22 PM

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