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« on: September 17, 2011 09:08:21 AM »

Hi all!
This project i was making all the summer, i stopped and started it so many times but today it's completed and i'm happy Smiley

I LOVE sneakers but it's always too hard to find a pair i'll like. So in june i bought the cheapest sneakers to customize them. That's so they were at the beginning:

I really don't know why round print on its side made ​​me an association with the Mayan Calendar, but i decide to make a mayan sneakers.
I googled for mayan art and mythology and understood i'm a very bad artist Smiley I really can't draw so tiny details. But i started no matter what.
Pencil sketch...

...acrylic circuit...

...and the result!

I don't speak mayan language, but i find an alphabet for transliteration. At the top i write my name (Lera), at the bottom - my hubby's name (Anton).

I don't know what for, but i paint inner tab (really don't know how this part of sneakers is called in english, in russian it's a tongue Smiley ). They will be always hidden, but it's an eagle and a parrot Smiley


And inner side of sneakers.
At the right i draw Yum Caax - Mayan "lord of the forests", god of wild plants and animals that are important to hunters. He is equally a protector of the fields against the incursions of wild nature.

At the left i draw Ix Chel - Mayan "lady rainbow", goddes of moon, rain and rainbows with her moon rabbit. Sometimes she depicted as a goddess of catastrophe.

I think, with such sneakers i am no longer afraid of a doomsday in 2012 Grin

So, guys, what you think about my sneakers? C&C are very welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011 09:26:19 AM »

Very cool! I'm fascinated by legends and folklore and I love your idea for Mayan sneakers! Was is all done in markers or did you paint them?

And that funny part of the shoe is also called the tongue in english. It's neat to know it's called the same in russian!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011 12:15:18 PM »

They are completely AWESOME!
You draw much better than I do. My stick figures appear to have been drawn by a toddler.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011 03:51:29 AM »

BWAHAHA! Those are bada$$!!!!! Wish I'd had a pair of those in high school Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011 10:11:19 AM »

Oh, thanks!

when_im_sixty4, i paint them Smiley
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