Galaxy Shoes: A Process

Its been a couple of months since my business started, so I thought I'd share the process behind creating my Galaxy 11s.

(I was going to do the Origin 20s, but its literally just a drawing of a dragon, so not too much explanation needed there)

First, I began arranging my arsenal of paints and brushes:

All my paints on my messy craft table

I had painted a few galaxies a couple of years ago so for some reason, after a few seemingly cool practice paintings, I jumped right in.

Attempt two (attempt one on the bottom) of what looked okay at the time.

I cannot emphasize how much of a mistake this was. Ugh I mean look at this!

What a fail!

Lucky for you guys, I'm not the kind of person to give up so easily (also, I test out my designs on paper more now). I took a break, watching some videos and finding some references for this shoe. I then attacked it with a new method. Rather than using large brushstrokes, I used a special textured cloth to create a more of that galaxy look. I used a wet brush to create hundred of tiny stars, then used a larger brush for bigger stars.

All done!

My customer really liked how the shoe came out! Her review will be up soon on my new reviews page, which I am currently working on.

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