Saturday, January 23, 2010

Golden Age Comics

While this pair may seem simple, it was in fact one of the most difficult pairs I've ever had to do. Because I'm working on cloth, ink spreads if you leave the tip of the marker down too long. If you let colors run into one another, they mix. This can be a cool effect if you want a painterly style with gradients, but it doesn't replicate the stark contrast of old comic books. In order to get clean comic book lines with as little mixing as possible, I had to wait for each color to dry before I started on the adjacent color.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A-One Title Company

This pair marks a first for Art Kicks in that they are a promotion for a business rather than a pair for casual wear. The company is based in my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which meant that I was able to depict some classic southwestern images. Particularly proud of the Sandia Mountains on the side of the left shoe.