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Them boots were made for walking

WalkingBoots_colouredHere is a commission I delivered today, a pair of walking boots that have travelled the world climbing mountains and crossing rivers with their owner.


I love how objects such as these can remind you of past adventures, and people grow emotional attachments to them after being through so much together.

This sketch shows the winkles and the knocks these boots have grown/taken over the years and it will be a great souvenir to keep on the wall long after boots have been replaced.


If you would like to commission a sketch of an object that means a lot to you then email me at contact@edinburghsketcher.com to discuss more. 

As tough as…

BootsSketch1Today I started a new commission, a pair of old walking boots. I love the detail in an old pair of shoes. I think my sketching really brings out the many wrinkles in a pair of well used foot wear, you can tell they have been on a few good adventures.

I have sketched trainers before, here is an early EdinburghSketcher lunchtime sketch. I remember I was in the Parliament gardens on a summers day and took off my shoes to draw… https://edinburghsketcher.com/2011/09/30/comfy-footwear/