Thursday, July 28, 2011
So along with sneakers, I do graphics as well. My heart beats like crazy and skips a lot too. This design came to me and this is a revised version of the original...way different if you saw the first one. I decided to submit it to some sites for fun and one of them is threadless. My younger cousin has done it is the past and my other cousin is a pro on Riptapparel. So here's a go for me, but this site requires votes and whatnot. So I'd appreciate votie-votes and some love. Pass it along please and my heart will leap and skip for joy!! :)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
There is a pretty cool independent art supply store on Adams Ave near my place called Visual Art Supply. They are always having art shows and displays, along with selling great stuff to get yo' art on! They are having a show at the end of the month for custom sneakers, hats, and vinyl called "Kicks & Lids Re-Covered". I'm gonna submit 3 pairs of sneakers and we'll see how it goes :) I've got 2 done already that I've had for a while, but I did a new one just for the show. The picture is a sneak peek until I know more info about the show and which sneakers get chosen, etc. I'll keep you posted. This pair of sneakers was, by far, the most extensive taping job I've done so far. Even so, I think they came out clean, simple and still keeps my "style".
So I'm trying to stay up on my sneakers and balance my life more. I had finished the Jose Rizal sneakers for my cousin's event up in Oakland, and I wanted to keep the momentum going as best I could. I've had these velcro kid's CG (Carlos Gruber) sneakers for a while and decided to have at it. Yo Gabba Gabba seemed fitting with the color scheme of the velcro ctraps. Silly characters and a boom box did the trick. They came out fun and playful. They are a kids size 1 if anyone is interested...otherwise, my niece will eventually get them when she grows into them :)
I'm not well-versed on Yo Gabba Gabba and I'm sure I could look up the characters for their offish descrip, but I'm not. So we've got one-eyed red guy, green fuzzy monster guy, pink weird girl, yellow robot guy, and the blue cat spread across both sneakers. Then I put the "Yo Gabba Gabba" logo and a boombox and the black thick-rimmed glasses of the dj guy. The background is a series of circles and dot and lines to add to the fun-feel. Good stuff. Thanks for the look!