Red or blue??

These images were created for a NY interior designer. His client was wearing a pair of shoes like this and he wanted to incorporate a very large scale image of something like them into his apartment.

I think shoelaces are harder to draw than faces: shadow, shadow, shadow, highlight. Beat up old shoes seem to have a very distinct personality. I modeled these after a pair of my son’s old ones. Wasn’t sure I’d ever finish. We’re working with the base of the shoe color now as well as the cropping to figure out what looks best. Once printed, I’ll sign the piece.

Screen shot 2012-04-25 at 3.06.30 PM

Screen shot 2012-04-25 at 3.04.37 PM