Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Green Day means --- GREAT DAY! It's always a great day when sneakers are involved. It's so great to be getting back into doing these customs :)
My cousin Trish's son Reese is quite the musician. He's a pretty talented drummer and Green Day is an all-time favorite of his. What better theme for sneakers than "Green Day"!
Reese would always ask questions about my sneakers, and finally he asked me to do a pair for him. We worked out a deal and here is the finished product! 4 sides on the adidas Pro Models gave me more than enough room to work with. Reese and I talked about specifics and I was able to incorporate 3 top albums that Reese liked: Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown, and American Idiot. The fourth side was a simple band logo.
Each side is pretty different, drawing from each album, but it all comes together for some rockin' Green Day sneaks!! Reese and fam live up in the Bay and I just happen to be going up for a few days. Just a plane ride from San Diego, these will be hand-delivered :)
The "Dookie" side was a lot of fun mimicking that cartoon-feel of the cover. The plane and explosion cloud were fun to draw. The "21st Century Breakdown" side was cool too cuz I liked the abstract skulls. Overall, it was nice to do this mix, but still having it all go together. Hopefully Reese digs 'em :)
Monday, September 13, 2010
Happy Birthday Mia! Today I received this picture message from my cousin Paul. By the look on Mia's face, I'm happy to see the ballet flats were a hit --- or a kick! :) Great extension Mia - lol!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Wow...that was cheesy...and wow, I've been outta the game for some time now! It's September 2010! Lot's have happened and kept me away, but hopefully I'll be in a better routine to get back in. And what better way to get re-started, then a pair of Mulan-themed customs!! I love Disney movies and these are for my cousin's daughter Mia :)
My cousin Paul has always talked about me doing a pair of customs for Mia, but it never came to pass. Finally, we got it together and planned it out -- pretty easily. Mia's birthday is Sept. 13 and Paul wanted something "princess-y" but "strong" -- and then he said "MULAN"! Knowing Mia, this soon to be 5 year old, didn't seem like the typical sneaker girl and I knew I had to fit her little growing style. I found some pretty dope adidas ballet flats with metallic gold stripes that are right up her alley. The real estate on the flats led for a lot creativity to maximize the space.
We've got Mulan on both shoes, dragon rockets, Cri-Kee the Cricket, cherry blossoms and the sword handle. I kept in strictly "Mulan", rather than "birthday-ing it up" and I think all the elements work together. I mailed them off last week up to the Bay Area, and yesterday I received a text from Paul saying he got them and they looked great! Yah! :) Hopefully Mia feels the same and enjoys her upcoming birthday next week! Happy Birthday Mia!