Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sneaker Con NYC 2015

Meant to post these a couple days ago (better late than never).  Here are a handful of pics from the Sneaker Con NYC show at the Jacob Javits Center.  Had a fantastic time meeting fellow sneakerheads, customizers, and supporters in person (even sold a pair of customs from my table).  Shout out to my friend Mary who was my assistant for the day and definitely represented to the fullest (don't know what I would've done without you!).  Also, thanks to my friend Caryn La Greca (http://carynlagreca.com/) for the awesome photos!  And last but not least, thank you to the good people of Sneaker Con (http://sneakercon.com/) for hosting such a great event!  This was the biggest sneaker show I ever done and had a fantastic time.  Definitely want to do these more often.














































Friday, July 31, 2015

"Marble Floor"

Every so often it's nice to experiment with a new custom technique.  Always loved the look and style of marble & marble flooring and it seems like an awesome idea for a shoe.  So after learning how to do a marble technique, I got the idea to do a pair of marble-themed customs.
















The day before I made these, I spent an entire day practicing the pattern on pieces of paper.  For the most part I was able to get the look down pretty easy but originally wanted to use a specific gold-based theme.  The color combo came out okay but not how I wanted it to look exactly (chalk it up to me wanting this to come off perfect).  But once I got started on them, I got the feel of it right away.

















First I layed down some base coats that were close to the colors I planned to use for the patterns and then applied the pattern work over the selected sections.  The swoosh and toe box have a black/grey/white mix while the other pattern sections have a mix of white and 3 different shades of beige & tan.  Afterwards, I topped it off with a gloss finish coat to give it that shine that you see on marble floors and walls to make it look more authentic.



















This pair is a 1-of-1 for my personal collection but I definitely plan to do this theme again, next time it will be an available purchase/release and might be a different color combo (or combos) and maybe even a different shoe (or shoes).

For custom inquiries, contact me at my email: info@ecentrikart.net.  Also, check out my main website: www.ecentrikart.net and follow me on Instagram @ecentrikartistry.

Friday, July 17, 2015

"Color Splurge"

Being an art lover, especially of abstract, graffiti, street art, and pop art, I tend to be drawn to really colorful themed works.  This is a fact that's been shown in a lot of my custom work over the years.  So when coming up with this next shoe, I wanted something that expressed that.

A lot of my work is graffiti and street art inspired but this time I wanted to do something with a pop art feel to it with a little abstract thrown in for good measure.  I drew up a pic of the idea I had in mind and the base shoe I had in mind was the Jordan Metallic 5s:

















I had this base in mind because I love the blank white canvas with the grey tongue....besides the shoe being a great silhouette, it just felt like the perfect fit for my next work.  Not to mention it's one of my favorite Jordan models and a pretty comfortable shoe.  The finished product is below:





































I am currently accepting orders for these but right now, at least for the time being, I will only do 6 pairs.  All price and ordering information can be found here.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ecentrik Artistry at Sneaker Con NYC 2015






















Come check me out at Sneaker Con NYC on July 25th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan NY.  Will have customs on display and maybe a few other surprises on hand.  Should be a fun event as there will be tons of vendor tables and sneakers galore throughout the venue.  To get tickets, hit up the Sneaker Con Website

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Customer Spotlight: Pearl Perri Boots


Been slacking a bit on updates but have a few new posts coming up & wanted to start off with an interesting custom project I finished recently.  I did some custom boots for my friend Pearl of Pearl Perri, who makes beautiful jewelry and accessories (check out her site at www.pearlperri.com).

What started off as some basic black boots was transformed into an art piece.  The theme/vibe behind it is one of peace, love, and good vibes.  She requested to have some leopard print and butterflies incorporated into the design in some fashion.  Wish I had taken a before pic just to compare but here is the finished work:





The color fade work is hand done (no airbrush used) and the words "love", "peace", "joy", and "prosperity" were added in as a last minute detail and I felt that they complimented the theme perfectly.  These were a one-of-a-kind pair but if you have a custom idea of your own (sneakers, boots, or heels), email me at info@ecentrikart.net





Saturday, July 4, 2015

Customer Spotlight: "Captain America"












Actually did these a month ago but never got around to posting them here and figured with today being July 4th in the states, this would be a good time to share them due to the theme.

Recently I came to find out that a good friend of mine here in NYC happens to be friends with Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, which was mentioned to me after she saw some Comic book themed shoes that I posted on my Instagram page the day that Avengers: Age of Ultron hit the theaters (those shoes were the "Gamma Bomb" Jordan 3s, the "Iron Man" Jordan 6s (which have since been sold), and these "Thor" Jordan 3s that I did for a customer last year).  She told me that Joe's daughter is a big Captain America fan and that the Quesadas wanted to get her a pair of customs made as a gift.

The base shoe was a pair of Reebok Freestyle Highs:














These made a great canvas for the custom theme.  So then after getting some inspiration from some Captain America photos (I wanted to go with something based on the classic comic look of the character), here was the finished product:




















Aside from the comic style poses on the toes, I centered most of the shoe detail around the actual costume, using the scaly pattern on Cap's costume along with the "A" symbol from his mask and the blue with the white stripes on the torso of the costume and the star emblem from the chest of the costume.  And with one of the character pics on the toes, I even wanted to incorporate the pouchy-style belt that Cap wears in most of the more recent comics.



































This particular shoe was a 1-of-1 that won't be duplicated.  However, I want and plan to visit the Captain America theme again sometime in the future.

For order inquiries, email me at info@ecentrikart.net.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Customer Spotlight: "Miracle Maker" Jordan 4 Pack












The idea behind this latest commission was that the client has a background in engineering and also lives near an ocean, so they wanted something that had both engineering/mechanics elements as well as water/sea elements. The original plan was to incorporate both ideas into one pair of shoes but the client later decided that they wanted to break each idea up into two separate pairs, which actually worked out way better. The first pair has the engineering theme while the second pair has the water/sea elements. Both shoes have the words "Miracle Maker" (which was the name given by the client) on the tongues of the shoes. This was a 1-of-1 request and will not be duplicated.  The base shoe for both was the Jordan 4 Legend Blue (grade school sizes).




















For all custom inquiries, email at info@ecentrikart.net.  Also, check out & order some available past releases at the online store, www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com