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Shoe commission

by Jayme Gutierrez Posted in blogging | 4 Comments »

Yey! I’ve done another pair of shoes. This time a special someone asked me if I’d paint them a pair, they gave me the shoes and after doing a couple designs they chose the one they liked best.

Here’s a quick look at what was done and how. Huzzah!

First catch your shoes. You’ll find them grazing in high street shops in matching pairs. Approach slowly and with caution. Mind you don’t damage them as you wrestle them to the ground.

Here are the two fine young specimens I used.

Once I had a basic idea of what was wanted I drew the pattern to be painted to the actual size. Here’s a picture of the two designs that I prepared.

shoes art

I used a white pencil so the lines would show nicely when I traced the pattern onto the shoes.

I then painted them with the fabric paints that Joe! and the Tall One bought me.

Ironed them and Finito!

(Notice how I just flung the ironing thing in there? Like it’s not all that complicated? Iron a shoe? No worries! They taught me in Girl Guides…)

As for who the shoes are for, well I’m not going to mention any names, but…

Ribbons and cool hairclips

by the Really Short One Posted in blogging | 7 Comments »


Joe! and the Tall one have had to change their plans today as it´s started raining and so they can´t do their outside filming. Jayme is busy getting frustrated with this project he´s currently working on and I´m messing about with more things I bought in England. Mainly ribbons and the felt (which I already had) At the moment I´m wanting to make a hairclip, with a plain hairclip that I´m going to stick or sew something on.  I´m just trying out different elements for the time being until I find something I like. No sequins this time but I´m seeing bunnies again… Or maybe one bunny.

I get really annoyed with the prices in shops for nice hairslides and hairgrips and this opinion just got worse at a recent shopping trip. All I wanted was something simple and at a reasonable price, it was crazy! 2.50 minimum to five euro for an adverage hairclip! And then they were either really tacky or just incredibly boring.  That´s why I want to give this a go.

I went to various material shops and craft shops in England with that idea in mind. I bought a load of nicely coloured ribbon, buttons and fabric glue and I´m now setting to work. Wish me luck! XD

Once again I shower you with photos, something Jayme doesn´t do because he´s too boring. Yey!

How to make plain shoes cool

by the Really Short One Posted in blogging, making of | 8 Comments »

Hello! For anyone who didn´t know I´ve been in England for the past couple weeks and have recently returned home. Jayme is holed up in his studio, the weather´s on the turn and Joe! and the Tall One are apparently painting meteorites.
I bought myself a pair of plain black deck shoes whilst I was there and have since then been decorating them. They´ve turned into an awsome pair of shoes, even if I do say so myself.
I started with silver fabric paint and a vague idea of what I wanted, I did a quick sketch and promtly ditched it. The shoes were cheap and I was impatient so I just leapt into the deep end. I decided on the bunnies and started painting outlines. I filled a couple in with paint and drew the eyes on others.
I then decided that the shoes needed a bit of colour and shine. I can´t help it, I mostly wear plain colours with no patterns but I like my shoes flashy.
Deep pinks and purples are my ´base´ colours (meaning here; the colours I most enjoy using) so I decided on magenta and pink sequins and began the painstaking task of attaching them one by one with fabric glue. And then ironing the shoes to attach them properly and fix the fabric paint. Yeah, that proved interesting.
Voilá, a cool pair of shoes for under 5 pound. I did already have the fabric paint, the sequins and the glue however.
Behold! Photos!

Drawing your own comic – Tips

by the Really Short One Posted in blogging | 3 Comments »

Hello everyone!
My cousin recently asked me for a few tips on a graphic novel he has to do for a project. I thought I´d post them here incase they were helpful to anyone else. I´ll be posting about planning the story first and later add more tips on different points of the process. These tips are more for graphic novels than for comic strips.
The story- Before you can start, you really need to have your story clear in you head. You need to know exactly how it starts and ends and what information you need to give. Work out you characters carefully whilst you design them, they´re just as important as the plot. You need to know what they can and can´t do, what their reactions would be and what knowledge they´d have to be able to develop the story around them. For example, if your story involves the characters using greek mythology at some point it´s good to have a character who is involved with that or maybe would have access to that information. If you don´t then tweek a charater so that they do.
This will help fill any plot holes or dodgy leaps in the storytelling.
Think Hermione or Dumbledore in Harry Potter; the group needs to know something? Hermione is the fountain of all knowledge.

The design of your characters needs to fit the story, so keep that in mind as you create them. Should they be wearing a certain style of clothing? Do they have scars? Do they look like they fit in the story you´re telling?

Work out how much you can say through the drawings and try to keep text to the minimum. If, for example, your character is in a prison, you can just draw the prison as backgroud instead of having to explain in text that they´ve been captured and put in a prison.
Obviously many graphic novels have lots of text but the page will seem much clearer and less confusing the less text you have. I always think that the text should be used only for things that you can´t imply in the drawing or, if you´re having trouble with space, to save yourself a couple of panels.
Okay I´ve strayed a bit from the original point but these are all things that need thinking about early on. If you´ve only got a few pages you can´t make your story too complicated or it won´t be understood.
In the next post I´ll give some tips for laying out the comic.
Until next time, I´ll continue stalking Joe! and Jayme and doodling comics about their shenanigans :D