I found an old pair of white sneakers in the back of my closet. I tried washing them but they still looked stained and boring. So I pulled out some permanent markers and started doodling.
After I outlined most of the seams I began to add patterns. I was distracted while drawing a line and oops!
So I turned the oops into a swirl.
Then I repeated the swirls creating a pattern.
After I added a sun I elaborated on the swirls to create tree/vine like images.
The heels became an evening sky. I didn't worry about perfection - just interesting shapes.
The continuing growth.
Because I'd used so many rounded forms I thought is was time for some lines.
The color fun begins!
I think this is my favorite section.
After adding colors all over the shoe tongues looked bare.
The laces got some dots then it was time to set the ink. I tumbled the shoes in the dryer for about 30 minutes on high.
Now my colorful shoes are a new addition to my art teacher wardrobe. Think of the possibilities!
- White sneakers-old or new
- Sharpies- lots of colors