This was a piece I just completed for the March monthly challenge in Colored Pencil Magazine, they provided the photo reference, but you can interpret it anyway you see fit! Sadly, I haven’t done any coloured pencil work in the last year, so this was perfect timing, and I hope to win some much needed art supplies! The fabric in the laces & canvas of the sneakers was a real challenge, and I wanted to make them look well worn & well-travelled, and we’ll loved, as my sneakers are! I had a lot of fun doing those laces, and even tho they’re white, they are colourful, as white is never white! a lot of time went into this, but I loved every minute of it, giving sneakers a personality and life! I think this is my best coloured pencil piece to date, no airbrushed background on this piece either, all coloured pencil, background blended with some odourless mineral spirits, and a touch of brush & pencil to highlight a few white threads! all done with prismacolours, and a white luminance coloured pencil! 11”X15”/prismacolours/strathmore watercolour paper None of this would be possible, if I hadn’t done Cynthia’s course, and it’s definitely time for more coloured pencil work!