The Old Boot by kevart

The Old Boot

Pencil sketch of an old leather boot.

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Good art therapy, have you ever drawn or sketched an old boot or shoe every now and then?
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great drawing love the cross-hatch work
over 3 years ago
Thanks Lynne, great memories in those old boots, have a pair of walking boots now fit for mountain passes. Off to Nepal soon to do some trekking so they will come in useful. Will try and sketch them during the trip.
over 2 years
Thank you Lynn, yes, my wrist probably ached after this old boot!
over 3 years
REally like this... I had to come back and give you a star rating... Well done...
over 3 years
Thank you Alexandra
over 3 years
Ohhh, I like that a lot. Reminds me of a college drawing assignment :-) But, much better, of course.
over 3 years
Thanks Celeste, it makes me want to do a 2011 version, I must look out for an inspiring boot!
over 3 years
nice job in the form to show the boots weathered.
over 3 years
Cheers, Martav, good to capture and brings back memories of miles walked.
over 2 years
love the detail,well done.
over 3 years
Thank you Steve
over 3 years
beautiful rendered. love it. 5*****
over 3 years
Thank you for your generous comments, Oldivad, cheers, Kevin
over 3 years
A wonderful sensitive work.
over 3 years
Thanks Lorna, it's surprising how an old boot can be so inspiring to an artist, eh!
over 3 years
super show of ability in this boot ...it's a great demonstration of textures and technique ....john
over 3 years
Thanks John, fun to do & a great learning experience for me, too.
over 3 years
Love it!! What a fantastic subject and so well applied, well done
over 3 years
Many thanks Lesley, there aint nothing like an old boot!
over 2 years
A great sketch which provokes the imagination. Beautifully drawn . . . love the proportions and the shine . . . even on an old boot.
over 3 years
I find old & discarded things to the world can be the artist's inspiration. Kevin
over 3 years
cool!, but only one...why?
over 3 years
Good question, I think it was because I wanted to catch one upright boot rather than a pair. It was a college exercise many years ago and was probably the only time I ever did one shoe or boot on it's own rather than in a pair. Cheers, Kevin
over 3 years
As someone who's recently started pencilling, this is a real inspiration! Maybe I'll go back and revisit my boots painting as a pencil drawing. Well done Kevin! :)
over 3 years
The older the better! I might well have another go in the next 6 months if I can find a suitable boot! Glad to have been an inspiration for you. Cheers, Kevin
over 3 years
This is soooo good!! I also sketched a pair of leather boots, some time ago, and would love it to hear your opinion. You have far more experience than I have, so I would like to hear what you think. Honest opinion. I love your boot, you really see the wear and tear. Well done!
over 2 years
Thanks Zoi, I did Mandela recently too in colour pencils. Get on with yours & finish it, no excuses, mine was around 4 hours. Kevin
over 2 years
Very nice pencil, love it.
over 2 years
Thanks Yves, love old boots!
over 2 years
Great work!
over 2 years
Excellent drawing!!! Love it!!! Well done Kevart!!!
over 2 years
Excellent sketch, from my military experience looks like a jump boot, as in paratrooper style. But quite a few wore them with bloused fatigues or class A's. KUDOS & ******'s
over 2 years
Many thanks Michael, I was never in the military but did enjoy the Band of Brothers series & watched it last year for a second time. The boots are great to draw but probably were not always so comfortable to march or run in! Cheers, Kevin
over 2 years
Kevin, it's amazing but those boots were very comfortable. but had three pair to switch. Your sketch is amazing.
over 2 years
Great art has sometimes no need for color, complexity or an intellectual quest. This is a masterpiece and makes me love art and being part of this community. Thanks for the inspiration. Rick
over 2 years
amazing drawing sketch! Bravo!
over 2 years
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kevartVisual communicator, honours degree in graphic design, illustrator, can work in a variety of medium. I taught for nearly 10 years in 3 prisons & a school in Kent. I was peripatetic among 4 establishments & in any given week was teaching 10-70 year olds all kinds of creative things in 4 art studios. I have had several exhibitions. I use my art when speaking to children, young people & adults. I then moved to Norfolk and now teach in schools and run clubs in churches. This includes several after school clubs in art & chess, classroom art teaching in several schools.
I became a Christian in 1977, my life was transformed & naturally my faith reflects in my art. I enjoy animals, especially big cats & the beauty of nature, particularly...
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