Make a series of lines with the 2B pencil, keeping your eyes on the shoes, not the paper. Hold the pencil loosely, and attempt to "find" the ouline of the shoe. Try not to be too analytical at this stage — think of this process as touching the object rather than examining it.


• Heavyweight off-white watercolor paper; choose a thick resilient paper that can withstand the application of heavy lines and aggressive rubbing out

• 2B and 6B graphite sticks

• Plastic eraser

• Cadmium red, Windsor red, and fuschia deep chalk pastel sticks cadmium red pastel pencil


• Blending pastel

Continue looking at the shapes of the shoes, mapping their outlines with multiple, faint lines. There's no need to measure distances formally, but do keep reassessing the spatial relationships between the shoes.

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