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
Monday, October 17, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
I've always wanted to do this theme since Batman Beyond is one of my favorite super hero cartoons of all time. For those who aren't up on the character:
50 years in the future, Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, has long since retired from crime fighting as Batman due to his aging. He meets a young teenage kid and former trouble youth named Terry McGinnis when he and McGinnis are fighting off a gang of thugs known as The Jokerz gang (an obvious tribute to Batman's most well known nemesis). Although Wayne is still skilled enough to fight off the attackers even at his older age, when they flee McGinnis finds him off in the corner breathing heavily as the activity causes Bruce's heart condition to act up. McGinnis helps him back to his Wayne Manor mansion to get his medicine and as he's leaving he accidentally stumbles across the batcave, finding out that Bruce Wayne was indeed Batman. Wayne kicks McGinnis out and McGinnis comes home to find out that his father has been murdered by the Jokerz as a measure of revenge (apparently one of them knew McGinnis from school). A series of events stemming from both that and the use of illegal chemical weapons from Derek Powers aka Blight eventually lead to McGinnis becoming the new Batman, under the mentorship of Bruce Wayne.
The base shoe was a pair of all white Nike Dunk lows that I found on sale in the clearance rack at a sneaker store (a shoe model from Nike that's no longer in production....it was on sale for dirt cheap and made for a great base so I couldn't pass it up).
The shoes include the Batman logo and costume colors along with a grey custom pattern splattered throughout to give it a unique look. Also on the rear of the shoes are the words "Apathy Greed Corruption Power Hope Courage Honor Justice", which can be seen on the screen during the original cartoon intro.
Now this particular version is not for sale, however, I can duplicate this style and theme on a different shoe such as a Nike Air Force 1, Adidas Superstar, Jordan Retro, etc. Or if you have a pair of your own shoes that you'd like to send for this or any other super hero theme, check out the Super Hero custom theme option on the website: http://www.ecentrikart.net/product/comic-book-themed-customs-customer-must-supply-shoe
Thursday, August 25, 2016
I wanted to do a Nightwing shoe around the time I did the Justice League series but knew that kinda wouldn't make sense since he wasn't a member of the league but I got my chance recently when a client requested a pair of Air Jordans themed around the character.
For those who aren't up on comics: Nightwing (real name Dick Grayson) was the original Robin, partner of Batman (3 others have worn the mantle after Grayson: Jason Todd, Tim Drake, and now Bruce Wayne aka Batman's son Damien Wayne). Once Grayson became and adult (and after a brief falling out with Batman), he relocated to Bludhaven (a fictional city outside of Gotham City) and took on the identity of Nightwing as a way to establish his own identity and step out of his mentor's shadow. Although he still teams with Batman on occassion, Nightwing is pretty much a solo act with his own set of adventures (he also once spent time as a member of the Teen Titans).
Anyway, the shoes:
The original base for these was the Jordan 4 Military Blue:
And here is the finished product:
The logo design on the shoes is actually themed more after his design from the animated cartoons (Batman: The Animated Series, The Batman, Young Justice, etc.) as opposed to the comic book style seen on the action figures above.
And there you have it...Nightwing!
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Recently, I was contacted by Philadelphia based advertising company Hello Tierney to do a collaboration to be featured in time for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The project consisted of 11 pairs of custom Adidas, all with Philly based themes. Being as though I grew up in Philly and know the city very well, I was extra excited to be a part of this project. If you're interested in landing a pair of these one-of-a-kind, never to be duplicated customs, check out all 11 pairs at the RunDNC Philly site at www.rundncphilly.com. The proceeds will go to Back On My Feet Philadelphia, a great organization whose mission is to help out the homeless in the city. I would like to extend a big thank you to the good folks at Hello Tierney for this great opportunity to be a part of this awesome project for a good cause!
Have a custom project idea for your company or brand? For all inquiries, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out my Ecentrik Artistry website at www.ecentrikart.net and my personal art website at www.elombowmanart.com.
RunDNC Philly: www.rundncphilly.com
Back On My Feet Philadelphia: www.philadelphia.backonmyfeet.org
Monday, July 18, 2016
Been a while since i've done a blog so I figured now would be a good time to update since I have an awesome recent project to show. Around this time last year, my awesome friend Pearl of Pearl Perri Fashion & Visionary Art commissioned a pair of custom boots from me to wear to an event (check them out here). Well, this year she commissioned another pair. She gave me the color scheme that she wanted, which was a purple/black/hot pink combination and the base to use as a canvas.
The base was a pair of tall white Doc Martens Boots:
And below is the finished product:
I loved working with these...I was excited for the challenge of applying my personal style to such a unique canvas, which is different from the canvas bases that I normally work with. A big thank you again to Pearl Reich of PearlPerri Fashion & Visionary Art for the opportunity. I should also mention that it was Pearl who introduced me to the world of body art! I had always been aware of it and followed it for a brief period but it was Pearl who actually offered me the opportunity to do actual body art last year. So far i'm loving it as it's an additional lane for me to express my creativity. Looking to build up my portfolio in that area so I can share more of my body art work!
Monday, June 27, 2016
Originally I had a different name for these shoes but after I started working on them and made a good amount of progress, I felt like the original name didn't fit with the design. Usually when i'm working I like to listen to music (as most artists do...I think everyone has something they like to listen to or watch while working)....I follow a lot of different music genres...rap, drum & bass, soft rock, electronic, classic 70s just to name a few. On this night I was listening to legendary R&B & Funk band Earth, Wind, and Fire (my mom played a lot of their music when I was growing up so their material was a major part of my childhood). Since I couldn't decide what to call them, I decided out of the blue that i'd name them after whatever song of theirs was on when I finished them. That song happened to be "In The Stone" (which is actually my favorite of theirs aside from "Fantasy").
The shoes feature an abstract pattern with multiple shades of green. I had originally planned to do something closer to a military camouflage style but changed my mind and went abstract with it. The base shoe was a pair of all white Adidas Superstars. Will add these to the website at a later date.
And in case you aren't familiar with the song these were named after: