Nebula Converse! Finally finished!
This is what I’ve been working towards on and off for the past month and a half. I had a pair of blank Chucks that needed some painting and what better to adorn them with than space?
Edit: I should mention this is acrylic paint I suppose.
Got them signed by a few people at Dragon*Con! Phil Plait (The Bad Astronomer); Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraiser Cane of Astronomy Cast; Robert Picardo who played the Emergency Medical Hologram/Doctor on Star Trek Voyager (and is currently an advocate for The Planetary Society); and Kevin Grazier, the science adviser for shows including Battlestar Galactica, Eureka and Falling Skies.
I think I’m going to be careful as to where I wear these.
I will be taking commissions for pairs of shoes like these, and here’s the price rundown:
$50 for canvas Vans/slip on canvas shoes
$60 for Converse low-tops
$70 for Converse high-tops
+ The cost of shoes. You can buy shoes wherever you want from whomever you want, you might even have some new ones lying around the house. I would rather you buy the shoes so that you make sure you get the appropriate size and kind. Also you might be able to find a sale that I can’t! I will paint any colored canvas shoe, as long as it is canvas based and does not have any preexisting paint or elaborate design on it already aside from the shoe logo. (Ex: This is ok, but this is not ok.) At this time I will only paint on shoes made from canvas. Ask about other types of canvas shoes/Converse. If you really want me to buy your shoes, I will, but I’ll factor the charge into the price.
What will I paint on them?
Space! You can pick specific nebulae (though I hold the right to refuse a certain nebula
I’m looking at you Pillars of Creation) or pick a color scheme and I will find something to match that scheme. My personal pair is a collection of some of my some of my favorite nebulae, and I wanted them to be very colorful.
If you want something other than nebulae, say you really love Saturn (why wouldn’t you?), let me know and we can talk about it. For now I’m focusing on space, but if you have your heart set on the terrestrial we can discuss that, too. (If the buyer wishes me to set up a listing through Etsy once the shoes are done, I can do that.)
If you’re interested in a commission you can contact me here via ask here or at my gmail: ceiling.cow
I’ve tried to make these prices very fair and as a bonus, I will be donating half of the proceeds from each of the pairs I sell to a space related cause. (Right now I’ve selected The Planetary Society, which you may have heard of if you’ve been keeping up with Bill Nye.)
Thanks so much for reading, and as always reblogs are immensely appreciated.
you probably want to own some space shoes
these look so cool
Solving the shoe color/suit color question once and for all
Stumbled on this great visual from Esquire on which color suits match which color shoes. Brown shoes go with way more colors than guys usually think, so save this to your desktop. It’s from last year, but luckily, things like this don’t change. So learn it, live it, love it.
I want to do a shoe drawin’ tutorial sometime, because, man, drawin’ shoes ain’t that hard if you can get into the right mindset about it.
Anyway, first step is owning shoes/looking at the shoes you own.
Just like hands, there’s really no excuse for not being able to draw these. But shoes have the added bonus of being objects not attached to you, so you can pick them up and rotate them so you can get the right angle and forshorten and such.
‘course, half the tutorial would have be a fashion lesson.
And look at me, look at this, I don’t know if I am the right person for that job.
(I am like a week away from chunking those shoes on the right into the garbage. I like to use things until they are literally falling apart. I am that guy.)
Anyway, do yourself a favor and draw your own shoes from various angles. There should be like a shoe day where everyone has to draw stupid shoes, darn it. Tackle your art weaknesses. Tear them to pieces.