When I got this pair of Kustom's (the brand) they were plain white with the skulls down the side and some skull laces to match. My first thought was skull=death, hence the lettering.
The design owes more than a nod to an artist named Shin Tanaka (see his stuff at http://shin.co.nr/) who I saw had done a pair of Adidas in the book 'Art & Sole' (highly recommended for you sneaker freaks).
Im not all doom and gloom so I added eyeballs to the skulls and a splash of colour, I also replaced the laces to match.
Im redoing the sides of the sole with a more solid colour tomorrow but I couldnt wait to get the pictures up.
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Old school graf for some old school looking Nikes. Also did my first character on trainers. I chose Pepe Le Pew as a) I like him, and b) I wanted something black and white to go with the simple colour scheme of my design.
The Lonsdales were a cheap pair to practice on. Next I went for some skate shoes (I think) by Deklines. Bit bigger and chunkier, and nicer to draw on.