New shoe print (and how it came into existence)

A shoe print! Not a bird! It’s my latest print, and it’s four whopping colors. This image was the inspiration for my latest print and I wanted to capture the vibrancy of the colors but in a flat, four-color print. My secret? Gold ink. I mixed in a little gold with the yellow and the green to make them shimmer, but just slightly – just enough that the colors pick up the light the same ways patent or metallic leather does.

So, starting with the original photograph as a guide, I sketched the outline of the shoes:

Then I created a full-color image using watercolor pencils:

Working with the color illustration, I inked a separate transparency for each color:

Afterward, I went to the studio (you’ll have to believe me here, since I didn’t photograph it), shot my screens using the transparencies, and inked each layer until I had this finished print:

I guess I should put it in the etsy shop. Soon.

6 thoughts on “New shoe print (and how it came into existence)”

  1. Hi! I’ve been reading your site for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go
    ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent job!

  2. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?
    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and
    I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

Comments are closed.

Scroll to Top