Fluevog shoes regularly hosts creative contests for releases of new lines of shoes. This was for the Ida Clark Bellevue, a retro black and white pinstriped button up ankle boot. The prize is a published ad and $1000 Fluevog bucks... I was one of 3 finalists and finished as a runner up. www.fluevog.com
A variation. My concept involved the creation of an 8" marionette. I felt that because this shoe has a human name, it needs to be depicted with as much human personality as possible. In my mind Ida is a demure, fashionable and adventurous pioneer woman, a poised and beautiful oasis in the dusty west.
The planning stages- character sketches and construction.
Ida's parts painted and ready for assembly.
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