Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Green Day 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 :)