Sunday, January 8, 2017

Customer Spotlight: "Gatis Kandis"












First post for the new year!  Had been meaning to post these for a couple weeks now (better late than never).  I was recently commissioned by a friend of mine to do a pair of custom Adidas for UK based comedian Gatis Kandis.

I was looking forward to this project because our mutual friend is a long time friend and supporter of mine plus I think Gatis's videos are absolutely hilarious.  The idea was to make something based around his logo which says "Are you well?  No, you are a person".





















The original shoe used for this custom was the timeless classic Stan Smith Adidas:















And here is the finished product:



















As you can see, both sides of the shoe feature the logo written in brown lettering along with the well on the left shoe and the person on the right shoe.  I added a cool leopard print to give the shoes some pizzazz and added his signature to the tongues.

And to my surprise, a week or so later I see this awesome video made by Gatis himself!  Thank you Gatis!



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Friday, December 30, 2016

Customer Spotlight: "Superman" Air Jordan 1












Many people may have seen the Justice League series from March 2016 which featured a Superman themed shoe.  Well recently a client contacted me about doing a Superman theme again, but this time using the Jordan 1 shoe.

I wanted to keep the idea a little simpler than the original Jordan 6 version but at the same time not too plain...so the idea was to keep most of the shoe in the traditional costume colors with the classic S symbol and add some abstract style to the swoosh on the shoes.  Here is the base shoe:
















Followed by the finished product:













































(Figure not included - added for photo purposes only)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"Misty Knight"






















The idea for these came from an old baby picture of me with my mom.  I mentioned how she resembled Marvel Comics character Misty Knight (mom was rocking an awesome fro' in the pic) and she gave me the idea to make her a pair of boots themed after the character.  For those unaware, Misty Knight is a Marvel super hero and supporting character in the Luke Cage Netflix series.  In the comics, she's a kick ass super hero with a metal arm who's skilled in martial arts, has super strength, and is the love interest of Iron Fist (who's Netflix series debuts next spring).

The base for the custom was a pair of women's black leather Timberland boots.  I decided to go primarily red for the base color (similar to the above pic) and added a comic book-like style and here's the finished product:



















I even included the Daughters of the Dragon logo on the hangtag that came with the boots (Daughters of the Dragon is a comic book series starring Misty Knight and Colleen Wing).  And as an added bonus, I even made my mom a Misty Knight painting:


















The painting is actually themed after Misty's 70's look from the Power Man & Iron Fist comics from that era.  It was specifically inspired by a photo of one of my favorite comic book artists, John Byrne.  I always loved his style and was a big fan of his Misty drawings as they captured that 70's era perfectly.










































The boots and the painting:



















They even got some acknowledgement from the TV Misty Knight herself:








The boots and painting are a 1 of 1 but similar themes can be done.  Contact via the Ecentrik Artistry website for all inquiries.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Captain America version 2.0
















I've been looking to do another Captain America theme since doing the custom Reebok pair for Joe Quesada's daughter last year.  And since I had a pair of white Stan Smith Adidas laying around that I had no idea what to do with (literally been trying to think of what to do with them for months), I decided one night to do something themed around Steve Rogers, the First Avenger.

Nothing too over the top here...just a comic style Cap featured on both shoes along with his "I'm just a kid from Brooklyn" quote from the movies.

This is a personal pair but if you'd like to have Captain America or any other comic book theme gracing a pair of your shoes (any company), click here for ordering info.  In the meantime, check out more photos below:








Monday, October 17, 2016

"Color Splash"

This custom theme takes the Puma Smash shoe and give it a funky graffiti inspired twist using mainly primary colors, giving it an old school hip hop inspired vide and style.  These are currently available at the website (men's sizes only) and only one pair will be made for each available size.

Purchase here: http://www.ecentrikart.net/product/color-splash





Friday, October 7, 2016

"Supergirl" (version 1.0)






















Continuing my latest streak of comic book/super hero themed customs (check out the Batman Beyond kicks in the previous post), The newest pair is based on the newest addition to the CW TV lineup (aka The Arrowverse for my fellow comic nerds), one and only Supergirl.

I've had the idea to do a Supergirl theme ever since I did the Justice League Series back in March, so now i'm finally getting around to doing these.  BTW, i'm calling these version 1.0 because I do plan on doing another pair in the future with a totally different look from these.

The original base shoe was a pair of basic white Nike Air Force 1s:






















And here is the finished result:

















The tongue features Kryptonian writing and actually spells out her Kryptonian name Kara Zor-El ("Kara" on the right shoe, "Zor-El" on the left).  Check out the alphabet chart below and decipher for yourself:











More pics below:


















And of course, I had to get some pics of Kara with her cousin, Kal-El aka Superman!


















Interested in this shoe or theme?  Contact me through the website, www.ecentrikart.net (see the contact section or email directly at info@ecentrikart.net).  Or if you have a pair of your own shoes that you'd like to send for this or any other comic book themed custom, check out the Comic Book Themed Customs option on the website: http://www.ecentrikart.net/product/comic-book-themed-customs-customer-must-supply-shoe