Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

One of my favorite movies of all time and one of my favorite actors. This was a dream assignment.

I used an extremely limited color palette for this pair--black and three different tones of brown. Inspired by the movie posters for the film, which were printed with muddy brown backgrounds, I left large white spaces that will get dirty and fade as the shoes are worn. First time I've tried something like this--we'll see how they look in a few months.

"There are two types of people in this world, my friend. Those with job security and those who draw. You, my friend, draw."

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sin City by Cam

I came home to my apartment and waiting for me was this magnificent pair: Cam's graduation gift to me. They're perfect--amazing recreation of Frank Miller's art and painstaking attention to detail. Thanks times infinity to Cam.

Peacock by Cam Giblin

One of the more unique Art Kicks orders I've gotten. Walking home delirious from lack of food I got stopped by a girl who noticed my shoes. She ended ordered a pair the next week, and I finally had grocery money. My health and Art Kicks are now one and the same.

The concept was based off her affinity for peacocks and middle eastern design.

These Art Kicks let me mindlessly doodle paisley for hours. Yay paisley, you make my life that much easier.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Carleton College

A friend of the family commissioned a pair of Carleton College shoes as a graduation present for her daughter, who just finished up four years there. I've come a long way from being the artist who was afraid to draw buildings. Now I really enjoy architectural studies. And when the building is really hard to draw, I can just cover the hard parts in snow. Huzzah for winter!