A gift idea...
I had an idea to draw on some shoes for my friend's birthday. But then when I got the shoes, a fresh blank canvas I was a little nervous.
What if I messed up? Would I need to start all over? Maybe I should use pencil to drawn an outline first?
I began mulling over reference photos and looking at objects: Flowers, guitars, people etc.
Ultimately I decided to eliminate color and go with a plain black pen (From Sharpies STAINED collection). When I took the color out of the equation and simplified the process I quelled my nervousness and just drew.
I drew quickly and in free form without thinking too much and enjoyed the outcome.
Obviously there's always room for improvement but I am happy with the way they turned out and hope my friend enjoys them too :)