Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Robots for a baby

No, I don't actually think the baby will wear these. The baby hasn't actually been born yet, in fact. This is a present for the expecting parents, who hopefully won't notice that some of the robots cross the line from adorable into slightly creepy.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Album Year" by new artist Cam Giblin

Hey, this is Cam Giblin of LonePinesDesign.com, Evan's new Artkicks designer.
"Album Year" were my most challenging pair of Artkicks yet. These shoes include 20+ hours of labor and 19 different album designs. All in all, a fun design though.

Complex albums like "Appetite for Destruction" by Guns 'N' Roses had to be simplified so they would fit on the shoes, but I can safely say those are the tiniest skulls I have ever drawn.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

House with Cracked Walls by Paul Cézanne

Being asked to replicate a painting on a pair of shoes is a difficult task in any case. When the artist I'm asked to replicate is Paul Cézanne, the master of expressive landscape, I get a little panicky.

I think the final shoes came out well, however. There's a few inconsistencies between my replica and the original, but they're minor. I used over 50 colors, a personal record by far.