For my daughter’s birthday, she wanted a new pair of shoes like I bought for myself last summer. These are not cheap shoes.
Zazzle is a website where you can put designs, art and a miriad of sayings on just about anything. Last year I discovered that they could put tiled designs on shoes, and bought myself a pair:
She liked them so much, she wanted a pair for herself. She wanted a blue design, and I knew she liked the colors in the sky. I pulled up a sky photo I took and started color sampling it with the different designs I drew.
I have a lot of designs saved as brushes in Photoshop now. I will sometimes just sit at my computer while watching tv with the family, draw something up and create a new brush to use in my tiled designs. They are all a little different. 🙂
So, here is the sky picture I used:
Here is the tiled print:
Here is the shoe mock-up.
They should come in a few weeks in plenty time for her birthday this spring. Now to make several things to match them!
I’m thinking of setting up a Zazzle shop for the things I draw. I have to look into the file types needed and most importantly…figure out a name for it! If I get it done, I may even have a contest to giveaway one item to get some word of mouth advertisement.