Palm Tree Sunset Shoes Created With Fabric Markers

I used fabric markers to create the palm tree sunset shoes.

Today I finished creating a pair of palm tree sunset shoes by using fabric markers to draw a design directly on the canvas. These graphic shoes were inspired by the sunset view of palm trees with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance. Thus, the pink part of the shoe is the sunset sky, and the purple portion is supposed to be the mountains. The palm trees silhouettes in the foreground were created with a black fabric marker. The photos below will illustrate how I created these palm tree sunset shoes.

I started out with a pair of plain white canvas shoes.
I started out with a pair of plain white canvas shoes.
I used a pink fabric marker to color in a stripe on the top outside part of each shoe.
I used a light purple fabric marker to color a stripe on the outside edge of each shoe.
I used a light purple fabric marker to color a stripe on the outside edge of each shoe.
Here I used a darker purple fabric marker to draw the stripe on the inside of each shoe.
Here I used a darker purple fabric marker to draw the stripe on the inside of each shoe.
I used a black fabric marker to draw the palm trees on the first shoe.
I used a black fabric marker to draw the palm trees silhouettes on the first shoe.
Palm trees drawn on the back side of the shoe.
Palm trees drawn on the back side of the shoe.
Here I finished drawing the palm tree design on both shoes.
Here I finished drawing the palm tree design on both shoes.
The shoes side by side.
The shoes side-by-side.
The fabric marker designed shoes turned to the right.
The fabric marker designed shoe have a row of palm trees on each side. This is a very Southern California palm tree and mountains in the sunset scene.
The shoes toe to toe.
The shoes toe to toe.
The backside of both palm tree shoes.
The backside of both palm tree shoes.
The palm tree shoes are in an L shape.
The palm tree shoes are in an L shape.
Wearing the palm tree shoes with a long purple skirt.
Wearing the palm tree shoes with a long purple skirt.
I worea black top and a purple pencil skirt, which matched the hues of the sunset on the shoes.
I wore a black top and a purple pencil skirt, which matched the hues of the sunset on the shoes.

These palm tree mountain sunset shoes match outfits with purple, black, and pink hues. The video below illustrates how I drew the palm tree illustration with fabric markers from start to finish. The markers I used for this project were the twenty pack of Tulip fabric markers, and the directions said to allow the illustration to dry for at least twenty-four hours before wearing the item. Always follow the directions when using fabric markers to ensure the ink not rub off onto other items.

4 Replies to “Palm Tree Sunset Shoes Created With Fabric Markers”

  1. I love these! I think you have marketable skills as a fashion designer. The design is better than many I have seen in shoe stores recently, while shopping with my daughter.

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