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Saturday, July 16, 2011

The (un) cruel shoes.. ('and now for something completely different!)

Charcoal on smooth newsprint.   about 11 x 14" - I found these at the Angel Island Flea Market. they look quite old and are nicely smashed and beaten.  (Child's shoes from the 1940's and 50's possibely earlier)  3 Dollars after much negotiation.. a study for a still life painting..

some recent studies in charcoal:

Don Knotts, Joe Don Baker, Harlan Williams and Jason Stathan.  For an assignment where clear character was required to be illustrated ( for Glen Orbik's class).

Above - design and edge study for G.O.

A quick charcoal portrait of Sophie Kramer-Dahlin


Pragya Tiwari said...

Great sketches!

lucrecia said...

I love the shoes!,. They look so real. I can imagine the little boy behind those shoes...

Lars Käker said...

I am very impressed by your artworks! They are really sophisticated! I follow you from now:

Please have a look at my own artworks at:

Best regards - Lars

Sandra Heading said...

OMG , YOU PAID 3 dollars for those itsy bitsy shoes, Sweetdeal! I have an Angel Island over here too ....!!

So Incredible to see!

祥 Hiroshi Sato said...

hey nice shiuz! dude i remember what you said about the scale thing and i just thought adding an object to give the viewer a sense of scale might be good, cos i was wondering how people who paint small things that arent suppose to be small show its small, and juxtaposing scale was the most common. so yea maybe something to consider

The Art of Kevin Wueste said...

Thank you kind people. Lars I will check out your blog.

Hiroshi, you are right for sure - but this is only a study of one component for a larger painting. I guess I liked it enough to show ?


Rani said...

I think I have asked that before, so I apologize for insisting , which class is that? Where is it held? Thanks a lot

The Art of Kevin Wueste said...

Rani, I did some of these for Glen Orbik's clothed figure drawing class at the Academy of Aet University in San Francisco, Ca

Rani said...

Thanks Kevin. Did you use to draw when working at Microsoft? or when you were younger? Quite impressive

The Art of Kevin Wueste said...

Rani, I started drawing from life in 2007. I drew a lot from the imagination as a kid and made my own comic books; my Mom is an artist so the influences were floating around and there I guess! there was a 25 year gap between or so.. - kevin