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Topic: Sistine cherubs shoes (picture heavy)  (Read 1793 times)
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« on: May 05, 2011 04:44:57 AM »

Inspired by all the craftsters on here that paint their shoes, I decided to experiment with some old white pumps that i never wear. I put them in the washing machine to remove dirt, then set about deciding what I wanted to paint onto them.
Oil painting is my first love, so I decided the sistine cherubs would look cute, googled for a reference (http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/artists/special/raphael-sistine-cherub.jpg) and got to work.

Here are the shoes before I started

With a coat of white acrylic as a base

First layers and beginning of cherubs

Progress, shading, wings etc

Final outcome (sorry about the shine from my flash)

I was going to use textile medium with my paints, but ended up just using the acrylic paints alone as I didn't expect them to turn out that good. May or may not seal them as I never really wear this kind of shoes.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011 04:51:15 AM »

They look as if they're looking up at you and are distinctly unimpressed. If it were me they'd be saying "She's got a huge hole in those tights but the skirt covers it so she thinks no one notices. She's forgotten about us hasn't she?" Shocked Grin

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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