Recently Converse hit me up to hand paint 30 pairs of Chucks for their Pop Up Shop at Nordstrom’s in Bellevue square! They shipped me a bunch of their shoes and I started Painting! After they saw my work they asked me to paint 30 more pairs for them for the downtown Seattle Nordstom store as well. This is a photo journal of my process of creating the shoes.
To purchase a pair of shoes visit the Seattle Nordstrom or Bellevue Nordstrom.
Or call to order over the phone
Seattle- (206) 303-6000
Bellevue - (425) 455-5800
These are just some of the shoes they sent me.
I started by completely painting the shoes a solid color.
Then I added some drips of different colors.
All in all I submitted about 10 sketches. This is the one they chose for the Bellevue Nordstrom.
This is the one they chose for the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom.
Then I was on to adding the characters to the shoes.
Then I sprayed them down with a glossy fixant to help them shine, and to hopefully protect the paint a bit.
Then It was time to drop them off at Nordstrom.
It was so cool to be approached by such awesome, major companies. The shoes have been selling fast. This project was a ton of work and took days to complete, but It was super fun and rewarding as well.