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This was my project for 3D Design. We had to get shoes (or boots or whatever) and modify them in some way. Either by surface design, extracting or adding (or by using all three). The inspiration for what we did had to come from a song of our choice and had to convey it in some way.

I choose to work only with surface design as I wanted to be able to wear the shoes in the future. The song I choose was "Fireflies" by "Owl City".

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I decided to show what I saw while listening to the song rather than showing what the song actually met. Of course, the shoes also depict what the song meant but in a subtle way (my symbolism is always subtle). Of course, I won't get into it right now (I just spent 15 minutes writting this whole thing up when my computer decided to backspace me -_-; ). The character shown on the shoes is my favourite and most beloved OC- Adonis Quartz (Both as a adult and a young child).

From researching to sketching, to transferring to lining, to colouring and varnishing, the whole process took approxemently 26 hours (if not 26 hours then more). The worst part of this was the transferring. It probably took the longest next to the colouring which was the second hardest thing to do as the markers would bleed through my lines. It can't really be helped though so that didn't bug me too much, besides I tried to be as careful as I could.

I was thinking about selling some customized shoes, although I'm not sure if anyone would be interested. Would anyone be? How much do you think I should charge for this? The shoes themselves were $30.

Anyway, I hope you guys like them as I'm really proud of them. People in my class liked them and so did this photographer lady (she was taking pics of classes working on their projects for a art magazine, so I'll probably be in it. Doubt my name will be there though *huff*). My favourite parts of these shoes have to be the fronts and the side with adult adonis and the side with the more realistic firefly. I also like my disco ball (although the pic is blurry >_> ).

Adonis (c) ME
Firefly (c) Owl City + Nature~
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raspberry-wings Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.

These are really sweet! I want a pair o3o

I can't believe the shoes were thirty dollars Dx *never buys shoes*
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Timyxaora Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :3
*puts out hand for moneys lol*
Really? Most shoes are alot more. Like $80- $100. And I get new shoes every 1-2 years. o3o
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raspberry-wings Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D:

I only buy shoes when mine fall apart xD So like...every two or three years. And mine only cost like ten or twenty dollars *is cheap*
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Timyxaora Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Geeze, where do you get your shoes. I wish I could find shoes that cheap here.
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raspberry-wings Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason I get them so cheap is because I consider appearances to be fleeting and not very meaningful, so I shop at Target and the like xD
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Timyxaora Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I shop at places like that too. o3o
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raspberry-wings Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? xD I must get lucky, then.
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I77ustrat1v3mind Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
very very nice
I wish I had that project, it was very fun when I did this in high school. but really great job.
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Timyxaora Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :3
Lol. Your projects were cool though.
You did this in highscool? D: Lucky~

Oh, did you receive info on wether you got in to ill. or not?
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I77ustrat1v3mind Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem, Yeah I know, you doing that project makes me miss it even more because it was very awesome to do.

What happened is that I am 17th on the waiting list and might not neccessarily get a slot open until the first week of September which tends to screw up a lot of stuff for me.Unfortunately the appeal letter did not help in boosting up my mark but they did recommend that I set up an appointment with a professor from illustration so they can look over portfolio results and give me advice on how I can improve my art skills. So I set up an appoitnment with either Joe Morse or Clemente Botelho. just hope it works out in my favour. Please holler back. Peace out.
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Timyxaora Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D: 17th? BS. Why won't they just let you in. This is lame. They should know your serious about it and that you will learn. G

Is that all they ever reccomend? Geeze.

Well I hope you will get the slot :<
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I77ustrat1v3mind Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah I know it is BS but I cannot do anything about it, all I can do is wait it out until slots open. All they are looking for is skill and not determination and passion which I think I display, oh well, what can I do right.

never know the proffesor/program cordinator might change his mind if I have a reasonable discussion with him about my portfolio score.It might help.

Yeah me too my fingers are crossed.
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yurchan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a great job! You can tell that a LOT of hard work and time went into these. There are so many little details :) Also, love that song.

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I hope you keep making more shoes!
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Timyxaora Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. <3 <3 <3
Hehe. So do I. I think it was the best song to choose for this proj.

I hope so too. It was alot of fun. x3
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Zillar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaah, these are so awesome!! You did a really good job on them and I like the song you chose |D
How did I not think to suggest it? ;3
I like all the colors and especially the juxtapositions of the different fireflies and the different Adonis' \ouo/
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Timyxaora Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :3
It's the only song by them that I like. ID;
Although I'm kinda sick of it now. I was listening to only it while I was working on the whole thing. I should check Itunes to see how many times I listened to it. lol.
Aha, thanks...again. lol.
The child and adult adonis were needed to convey the actual meaning of the song. I'm glad you like him though. I love him so much <3
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