the original NY13#01, 11" X 7.5", mixed media on paper, 2013
Bucketfeet is a Chicago based company that make limited run shoes using artists' designs. I wasn't quite sure what the submission process was like, but I knew it would be cool to have my paintings on some shoes. I want these shoes.
Turns out, the submission required some skills I had to learn.
- Simplify the colors of a painting down to just 6 colors.
- Choose which 6 colors I wanted to use. It's much harder to mix color on a screen than on a palette using acrylic paint. Couldn't quite get the feisty orange I was after.
- Relearn how to fill a space with that 6 color painting.
You can see a bit of the process below. Click images for larger views.
My first design for a lace-up sneaker.
The 6 color version of NY13#01
Template for a lace-up sneaker using a 6 color version of NY13#01
Mock up of slip-on sneaker using a 6 color version of NY13#01
My 2nd design for a slip-on sneaker.
the original NY12#15, 11" X 7.5", mixed media on paper, 2013
The 6 color version of NY12#15
Template for a slip-on sneaker using a 6 color version of NY12#15
Mock up of slip-on sneaker using a 6 color version of NY12#15
Let's see if they make the cut!