I’ve always wanted to design my own pair of shoes, I’ve just never had the resources to do so. Ok, fine, it’s not really that hard to get your hands on a load of sharpies, so I take that back ..it was more of a time and patience thing. Well I had some holiday over Christmas and decided to give them a go.
The first step was obviously – get a pair of shoes, ideally white and made of canvas material, with lots of space to draw on. I managed to pick up a pretty cheap pair from Primark. They were converse style so had loads of colouring space. Next I bought a massive pack of sharpies, nice and simple. The hardest bit was picking something to draw. After some deliberation I was down to two designs; Batman and Scott Pilgrim – two of my favourite things, so to be honest, it wasn’t really that hard a decision.
I picked Scott Pilgrim in the end. I love the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, and I adore the Edgar Write movie, I even got one of the brand new coloured graphic novels for Christmas, which made my life a lot easier. Picking exactly what to draw was a little difficult. I decided on a Scott and Ramona theme. Then it was just transferring that to the shoe, which is a lot harder than you’d think, and even harder with stupid sharpies because the colours run into each other.. So.much.swearing!! But I think they turned out alright. Just need to waterproof them and they’re ready for a test run.