When Carol Sloan announced this month's challenge, View, the first thing that came to my mind was my trusty View Finder! I have several view finders, but this is the one I carry around with my sketch book. It is a 2" x 2" square cut out of a piece of white poster board. (I also have bigger view finders that are made with ready made photo mats that I keep at the studio and use with my fabrics) This small one is easy to tuck into my sketch book and pull out when I need to isolate an area.
I have found that when you isolate part of a scene, it is easier to "digest" and doesn't look daunting to draw. Plus, it helps me to compose my drawing and break it down in shapes.
While I was walking around my condo with my view finder, I was trying to find interesting compositions and then I found my mountain of shoes!
I love the composition of the shoe mountain and decided this would make a great contour line drawing.
And it might even become a new embroidery series!