Friday, February 5, 2010

The Red Souls Club? 365 Days of Drawing.

I have long been fascinated by designer Christian Louboutin's red soled shoes that all the celebs wear including Oprah, even if the red soles don't match the color of the outfit they are wearing.

There is that little flicker of red like a Venus Flytrap plant when these ladies who lunch walk or cross their legs. It says "Look at me. I can afford these! Sizzle. What bad economy?". What a marketing genius this Christian must be. I wonder how he came up with the idea to convince the chic to wear red soles with everything? And pay around $500-ish to wear the exact same red soles as all your friends. A secret sorority. The Red Soles Club?

Seriously, I am just jealous. I want a pair badly.

I was thinking about these shoes last night drawing this dress and decided if I couldn't afford them, I could draw them. Ah the power of the mighty charcoal and red watercolor wash.

I took my inspiration from a pic of a celebrity. Can you tell who it is? Hint, she wears these shoes ALL the time as a fashion icon and is thinner than a pin with bolted on additions. I added a few pounds to her frame and some movement as she is a little stiff and wax like in real life.

Even my husband said I got good movement in the drawing. And he knows nothing about art.



Julie Hill said...

Love the shoes...and girlfriend...we should start a support group for envy of "red soles"..I sooooo want a pair too!!

Is this "Posh", ex-Spice girl, AKA Victoria Beckam?...And you would definitely have to put many pounds on that stick waxy figure...great job whoever the inspiration!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

YES! Julie..Posh...
Yes, name that support group?

Marian Fortunati said...

And you would look SOOOOOOOOOOOO good in them, Johanna!!

See you Sunday.... (Will you be the one wearing red-soled shoes???) I'm bringing Dori, who was the SFVAC pres. You probably remember her as she helped introduce you for your demo for that club... Can you believe it was a YEAR ago???
She lives right near me. She can't drive because she's had vertigo for over a year. But you can't hold her down... She just keeps going and going and going.

Anyhow... looking forward to seeing you Sunday.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...


I can't wait sweetie pie...I need my gal pal time..JX

Shelley Wendland said...

'O Sole Mio Club?

(literally My Own Sun)