Sunday, April 12, 2015

Customer Spotlight: "For Nukie"












Been meaning to post these for the past week or two but was caught up in other commission projects but finally managed to get a moment between working on another commission to put up this entry.  This one was especially touching to me so i'm glad to finally get around to it.


















Recently I posted these shoes on both my facebook page (www.facebook.com/ecentrik) and my instagram (www.instagram.com/ecentrikartistry).  The client wanted a red, white, and black pair of Air Max customs with the name "Nukie", which is the nickname of her son who passed away and the shoe request was done as a tribute to him.  Having no idea that this client had an Instagram account, I happened to come across this pic comment a few days later:






















Although I had never met the client or her son in person, it got me a little chocked up reading it.  Knowing that I was able to do a fitting tribute to her late sona made me feel appreciated and satisfied knowing that someone was that touched by what I do (honestly I was a little nervous and hoped I would do justice to the requested project).  I was having a roller coaster couple of days before reading this but this was a personal reminder not to quit.  It was like it was meant for me to get this uplifting boost at the right time.  I've had moments before where I wondered if my work was making a real impression or impact and this was kind of a "Yes you are" moment.  Keep pushing forward, you never know who out there is inspired by you.

Here are some more photos of the custom shoes below.  To inquire about a custom theme of your own, email me at info@ecentrikart.net.






Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Nightmare In Green" & "Desert Camo" are back (Limited Time Only)


















For a VERY limited time, Both the Jordan 1 "Nightmare In Green" and "Desert Camo" customs are back!  The Nightmare In Green customs will be available to order in both Men's and Women's/GS sizes while the Desert Camos will be men's sizes only but will come with the custom dog tags as before.  Both shoes qualify for the 20% Spring Sale discount (use promo code SPRING15 during checkout).  Again, these 2 items will only be made for a limited time so don't miss out!  Order each at the links below:

Nightmare In Green: http://www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com/product/air-jordan-1-nightmare-in-green-custom

Desert Camo: http://www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com/product/air-jordan-1-desert-camo-custom

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Air Force 1 "Dipset" Custom

















Something I did for a good friend of mine.  He wanted a pair of fresh custom Air Force 1s with the Dipset theme.  For those not in the know, Dipset, Or "Diplomats", are a Harlem NY based rap group consisting mainly of rappers Cam'ron, Jim Jones, & Juelz Santana.  My friend, who's based on the west coast and is a talented emcee in his own right, is a fan and pitched me the idea & the color scheme and pretty much gave me the creative freedom to do what I wanted with these.  So I came up with the idea to use multiple purple shades with a pattern design of my own that i've only used once before.  And of course, the Dipset logo on the shoes as well.  Check out the pics for the finished product:






























This shoe is a 1-of-1 item but if you have a custom idea of your own or want to inquire about one of my previously done themes, email at info@ecentrikart.net.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Welcome To Spring" Sale






















Originally I wasn't going to start this sale until 3/20 (first day of spring) but decided to start it early.

During online store checkout, enter the promo code SPRING15 (doesn't have to be in caps) and get 20% off any order $300 and up!  Promo code can be used multiple times until the sale ends (may do other sales in the future depending on the success of this one).  If there was a pair of customs you saw in the store that you always wanted to have done, here's your chance to get them on sale so don't miss out cause it might not happen again!  Spread the word!

Online store: www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jordan 13 "Oreo"

















Recently, I did a variation of this same theme for a client, except for the client pair the toe area was done in black.  However, I still like the white toe version and thought I would make it available for a limited time (link listed at the bottom of the posting).  As with the previous shoe posted, the Jordan 13 "Oreo" was made using the Grey Toe 13s:
















More pics of the finished product:




















Again, will be taking a limited amount of orders for this white toe version only.  Here is the link with all of the pricing and ordering info: http://www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com/product/air-jordan-13-oreo-custom-white-toe

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Just another Digi Camo theme....

Originally I was requested by a client to do a digi camo theme after they saw a previous version from 2 years ago.  However, this version would be a little more detailed and on a pair of Jordan 13s.  The client ended up changing their mind and going with a different theme but despite that being the case, I still really liked the Digi Camo idea and decided to put out a Jordan 13 version anyway.

















The digi camo theme is probably the toughest pattern i've done so far.  And being as though I do all my work freehand and don't use stencils, it takes that much longer.  I prefer doing everything handmade as opposed to stencils, airbrushing, etc. because it just feels more organic to me.....I don't at all knock anyone who uses those methods but I just feel more comfortable doing everything by hand but I digress....

Anyway, for those unfamiliar with the Digi Camo (Digital Camouflage) pattern, here's an example of what it looks like:

















And here's the base shoe I used for the project: The Jordan 13 "Grey Toe":















And here's more pics of the finished product:




































As you can see, the colors are different but the pattern sticks to the basic idea.  Originally I was thinking of just leaving this as one of my few scrapped projects but have decided to accept orders for these...however, I will only be accepting a few (like in the 5 to 10 range).  All of the ordering info is at the link below:

http://ecentrik.bigcartel.com/product/air-jordan-13-digi-camo-custom

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Customer Spotlight: Seattle Seahawks customs












It's already well known that the Seattle Seahawks were defeated in the Super Bowl by the New England Patriots....however, this hasn't stopped Seahawks fans from showing their loyalty and support.  This was evidenced by two recent commissions I received within the timeframe of the game.

First, a client contacted me about having some Jordan 3s done in a Seahawks theme.  When coming up with the theme, I knew immediately which Jordan 3 would be the perfect canvas for the idea: the Jordan 3 "Joker":















I thought the light green sole and inner liner would accent the theme perfectly considering that the team has that same green as one of their colors.  The finished product was this:




















The shoes feature the dark blue & light green from the team colors along with the pattern from their uniform (pattern was hand done and in a larger size to make it stand out more) along with the Seattle Seahawks logo:











Not long after getting this request, another client requested 2 pairs of Jordan 7s for his children (1 toddler size, 1 grade school size).  The base shoe used for those was the Jordan 7 French Blue:















And the finished product:




















This pair was a little more subtle than the Jordan 3 version done before it but still pops with the classic team colorway (which I happen to love).  These feature the Seahawks logo as well.

Interested in having a custom shoe done with your favorite team?  Order yourself a pair with your favorite team, no matter what sport or league.  Whether it's a pro team, college, high school, or even little league or developmental league...it can be done!  Contact me at info@ecentrikart.net for a quote.