i have been wanting to do the nightmare before christmas shoes for a long time im not entirely happy with this project but i wanted to put it up anyway :)
i used boots for this one as i wanted to put quiet a large picture on a shoe and had tried perviously with heels and flats and i couldnt get the image i wanted on them and i think they look "witchy" to match the theme lol
both shoes have different characters on them so ill start with jacks side
so first i drew in my characters(dont worry i put a template at the bottom of the project :)) and the i painted the more vibrant characters in white, including jacks coat, i know it makes no sense to paint it white when we are gonna paint it black again but it does stand out with a white undercoat :) so we have the mayor, zero, jack and a mummy, (the dots on the right hand side were other characters that i wasnt happy with so i painted over them in the end)
i did another layer because the material in the shoe was hard to work with. after it all dries paint in the black bits of jacks suit and his face.
i painted zeros features in black too. i then started with a bit of colour and this little demon is the first to be painted :)
then came stock( i think thats her name lol) i mixed in black to get the shades of her hat. i also painted bleached bone on the mayor as he is not as ghostly as the rest of the cast
i love that shade of green so i use it whenever i can. i thought that the overall scene was lacking colour so the green was my background it it brought the more somber coloured characters to life i think
i put more detail in the mummy and around the pink demons eye. you need a very steady hand for this because i used black paint. i dont recommened using a pen as even the most waterproff pens with fade in time.
you can see the detail here, not too much i found it hard to paint the detail on a shoe lol
this is the shoe from the other side. i painted it all green with a gap at the toes, there should be a line you can run your fingers along on any shoe, i usually stop there.
when the grey has dried i first painted the black scene, waited for it to dry and added a very dark grey and then a very light grey, all done but different mixtures of white and black.
this is a close up of the inside shoe :) sorry about the bad quality of the pictures, i have a really poo camera :)
so i painted the toe bit with green for oggie boogie and then painted the mouth black
while the black was drying i painted the white stitches, because it was still wet the black seeped into the white to give tone in on the stitches
this is the finished shoe :D now on to the next one lol
i painted sally first by using yellows and pinks. her other sleeve is green and her skin is a very light blue. put a bit of dark red in her hair around her nick and in the parting to add shadow
i painted lock next and the orange is a haunted pumpkin from the pumpik patch :) locks mask is very light pink i suggest a lighter one than i have. almmost boardering on white :)
i painted the clown with the tear away face next. his colours are different shades of purple and a light lemon yellow
i painted the background black and put in oggie boogie in the moon. i used a light blue for the moon and black from oggie boogie and the green to outline him
this is the finished design on the inside
this is the finished design, i outlined the characters with black paint( very tricky lol) , cleaned my mistakes, put oggies mouth on the front as with the otherr shoe and let it dry :)
this is the finished design on the inside :)
have fun making these. i had a hard time with these as there was so many little details. i kept it simple, did have a load of characters on the shoe but it was just to hard to put them all on.
happy crafting :D