Hey guys! I’m so so excited that all of you love the shoes I painted, and I’d love to paint shoes for all of you who ask, but I don’t have time right now because I am a full time college student, and school comes first. However, I will start taking commissions for shoes in May or June and continue all summer! I also will be working at TOMS shoes Style Your Sole events all over Southern California (links for those here here here) throughout the year.
I will do my best with your design request, but I’m not perfect, and I am still learning as an art student. But at TOMS events I’m really limited time wise, and with these commissions I can take all day if I felt like it, so it should turn out anyway :)
When you do request for a commission, here’s how it’ll work:
You’ll message me and I’ll be like yeahawesomelet’sdothis, and then you will send me a pair of canvas shoes you’d like to have painted. (Lighter color canvas will be better, but any color can be painted on.)
You tell me what you’d like to have painted, and I’ll name a price. Just as a general estimate right now, to have an entire shoe painted, it will cost approximately $40 or higher. To have just part of a shoe painted, it will cost about $35 and below.
I don’t really do too well with painting portraits of live people on shoes, so please don’t ask for me to paint Steve Buscemi or your mother on the shoes, unless you don’t mind a cartoony version. However, I could probably do this and this and this on shoes, sans all the gunky paint I use.
Then I’ll send it back to you and you wear them!
What kind of paint do you use, and how long will it stay?
I use acrylic paint, fabric paint pens, and occasionally dye, and then spray them with Scotch Guard so they’re extra waterproof. The paint should stay for a really long time.
I really really appreciate all the reblogs and likes from you guys, and all my new followers :) As the school year progresses, this blog will become kind of dormant, but I do update my personal blog much more often, and I’ll probably be posting some of my other work that isn’t shoes, like this painting and this one. You can follow me there too, if you want!
Much love and thanks,