I got these shoes a while ago, cheap, with the intention of painting them or something. My first notion was to cover them with fabric. That did not work out. I may take another stab at this another time, but not today.
In the meantime, I used fabric paint and Posca pens to create these lizards!
I drew the lizard out first and then transferred it to the shoes.
Thanks for looking!
Ooh! These turned out fabulously! I love the tail on the insides!
Have you painted shoes before? I’m curious to hear how they hold up.
I haven’t painted shoes before. All the paints are supposed to be waterproof when dry so we’ll see how it all holds up.
These are so cool!! I love how they turned out!
Wow! These are amazing! Love the lizards, and they match so well. Don’t think I’d have been able to get them to look so much alike. Cool design, too.
These are fabulous! What a clever recon
Very cool! Looks like they were meant for that design!
Leapin lizards! (sorry, it had to be done) these turned out so cool! You did such a great job with the placement and all those fine lines!
Ooh I love the lizard placement too, and how it spills over into the black edge of the shoe or disappears off the shoe, great job!
Cool! Reminds me of those wrap around lizard haircuts.
I want proof you painted these
Seriously, the lizard placement is incredible!
Secretly I’m going to doubt you without proof
Will you need to apply a finisher?
No idea. But since all of the paint is supposed to be waterproof, I wasn’t planning on it.
If you insist….
The “before” shot.
My original drawing. I traced it onto the reverse so that I had a copy on both sides of the paper. Then I used a pencil to create “carbon paper”. I had already painted the shoes white with fabric paint. Then I taped it onto my shoes the way I wanted it, drew over the lines with a pen, then used a micron marker to make the lines stand out a little bit more on the shoes. Then I used the Poska pens over the micron pen, and to finish it off.
I erased my pencil “carbon” on the paper and then repeated the process on the other side of the drawing so that the image would be reversed on the other shoe.