A long overdue update to post the final art created for my friend’s class project. I had such a great time creating these drawings for her story. I worked to create a consistent style among all the pictures. I used a hybrid creation method for these: I drew the base sketched in my sketchbook, inked them with a Micron 01 marker, took photos of them with my iPad, and then imported those photos into ArtRage, where i painted on top of the sketches with multiple layers to facilitate shading.
Yet again, I find myself apologizing for a delay on updating. So here is a quick post on how my zentangling art adventures have evolved: let’s use some fabric markers and zentangle on some shoes!
TOMS brand shoes are wonderful. I own a pair of plain beige canvas ones that I’ve actually worn holes in because I wear them so frequently. I bought them with the intention of painting on them, and perpetually put it off for a variety of reasons: I didn’t know what to paint, I wanted to break them in and stretch them out first, I didn’t have the right media for the project… Etc. however, when it came down to it, I was basically just scared of ruining a $55 pair of shoes that had been a gift to me from my co-coach on our church 3rd grade Upward cheerleader squad.
So, the solution? Buy some faux TOMS at the dollar store (for $6!) and play with Sharpie markers and Zentangles!
This particular pair is a work in progress. However, I’m liking the results so far, and they got quite a few compliments at church today!
So what are you waiting for? For a $1.99 marker (I bought mine at Staples, and they come in a variety of colors) and under $10 in a pair of basic canvas shoes, you have the recipe for a fun weekend project. Practice your zentangling, or if you’re nervous about drawing freehand, use any number of chalk pattern transfer methods to copy the deign of your choice. Then go out for a night on the town with you new kicks!