Thursday, January 28, 2010

if at first you don't succeed

After two weeks of hand-cramping, eye-straining, joyous inking and gouaching, I've finally finished my entries for Operation Win Fluevog Creative Phase II. You may remember how last month, I lost my first attempt at winning the Fluevog Creative ad design competition for my shoe, the Mini Zaza. It was a close battle— I lost by a mere 1%— and well, if at first you don't succeed, keep on trying.

So here we go. These are my two entries for the Hope shoe, in various stages of completion so you can check out some of the detail and effort I've scrawled into these two pieces. Both were created with labour intensive lines of India ink and gouache colour, but the heart one has a digital touch added to the background rays and doves.

Let's hope we make it to the finals!

Now where's that simit├ži drawing I was working on?


Thomas Taylor said...

My oh my, what lovely images!

szaza said...

All the better to win, my dear!

Thank you Thomas :)

lilasvb said...

love youy great red shoes

szaza said...

Thanks so much Lila!
Aren't they lovely shoes?
So easy to get inspired.

Julie said...

Both illustrations look great! I have a preference for the Little Red Riding Hood one. Your drawings enhance the beauty of the shoes. oh my...I want them :)
Your perseverance and hard work will be rewarded for sure. Good luck!

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Julie!
I have to admit that I prefer the Red Riding Hood one too... I like a little darkness in my illustrations, but I thought I'd try my hand at something bright and colourful. Still got an anatomical heart in there though :)