Russell Powell is an amazing artist who created a unique way to paint portraits by painting them in the palm of his hand and transfering the painting into paper.
Hand painted by Sole Junkie, this one of the most amazing custom shoes I've seen. The color palette is great, the intensity of the artwork and the small details make it so unique. This custom shoes will sure bring out the avengers on everyone. Check it out!
Sole Junkie assumes to be a fan of the Avengers and who isn't? The idea was to keep the base colors of the shoe intact and work over the original orange area, actually making it green to create more of a green monochromatic tone that worked well with red and black. He wanted to make the details very sharp for a close look and it turned out great.
I didn’t want them too flashy from a distance. I wanted to really break necks once you got up close and seen the details. I used a pair of Nike Dunk Highs and I was inspired by the Avengers: Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America and a hint of a Villain…See if you can find him.
I had did some crazy research...hours and hours on some of the talented comic book artists out there. Once that was done, I sketched out each character as I went along. Then I painted and did subtle wash like shading just to hint at tones. I do not take credit for the original comic book artwork. These are guys whose artwork I like. I placed them in areas of the shoe I think would work or fit.
Avengers x Sole Junkie
DetailsCustom Shoe Tutorial
If you like to learn how it's done here is a tutorial Sole Junkie shared with us a couple years ago.