|Posted by Michael Eberra on May 31, 2013 at 10:10 PM||comments (1)|
Moving through the second quarter of this year has been pretty good for me. With another installment of this sonic the hedgehog craze comes the first Knuckles the Echidna custom. All the way from the UK my client said he's a collector of all things hedgehog with his fav character being knuckles. So to start this off he instructed me that he would really love to have a knuckles VS chaos themed sneaker. I went with a simply design cause i knew it could get a little over done. The colors i choose were light blue, and medium grey.
For Chaos, I went with his second form where he adsorbs the yellow and red chaos emeralds. I wanted him to be interactive with the flow of the shoe so i've got him stretching over the Swoosh. As an added touch my client really wanted to have an outline around both knuckles and chaos to glow-n-the dark. Now as for Knuckles i went with a dramatic attack pose. Most poses you'll find online of him will be of him standing looking tough.... But i really liked this one i found cause it reminded me of the old comic book days where all you saw when reading was "Flying KNUCKLES" (YES pun is intended lol). Going with the same idea as Chaos... I have him leaping over the swoosh with a striking punch. Adding a small touch of detail i painted the stitching red in the mid-sole to match the red laces.
Feeling a need to add a little something extra to the over all look of the shoe. I lucked up and came across a pair of identical knuckles pins. And the coolest factor was they are the same exact pose i chose to paint knuckles in, so i had to get them. With that i entitled these customz "Emerald Guardians". I choose this name because both Knuckles and Chaos are guardians of the emeralds. In the Alter Echidna days Chaos was the overseer of all the Chaos emerald and with Knuckles the lone protector of the floating island is the Guardian of the Great Master Emerald.
completed (2013) -commissioned by "Gary K."
|Posted by Michael Eberra on April 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
Here we go on yet another sonic Custom sneaker. Looks like im fastly becoming known for my sonic custom work LOL might have to dub myself as the "The Hedgehog Customizer". Its only fitted.... some sneaker customizers are known for color flips, some for a unique custom style, some for new and innovative designs. Me.... i do sonic customz :). This time for a 6yr old boy! His mom contacted me after scouring & searching the internet for the perfect birthday gift and came across my Sonic Genz i did. She told me he is a Huge sonic fan as well. I went with the the Generation sonic theme as before placing old school & new school sonic together. Switching color schemes up a bit i still went with Blue/Black/ and Red as the main colors. Using Red as the focus was the best choice for the checkerboard. It make's the pattern pop 10x more.The tongue tag was orange as well as the heel stitching so i had to go in and paint it red to match the rest of the design. I Went with a more laid back flow this time and kept it simple. leaving the last touch of the SEGA logo on the heel in its true blue glory. I named these customs "Gen Team Sonic" short for Generation Team Sonic cause as fans, we're all apart of team sonic.
completed (2013) -commissioned by "Leslie L"
|Posted by Michael Eberra on March 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Looking For Somewhere to catch the hottest sneaker releases you may have missed? Or wanna see what all the Hype is over the newest Jordans? Come Out to KcSole's KCSneakfest and see what its all about. Sneaker-head or not your sure to have a good time. And You Know mEberraCustomz is going to be in the Building to Showcase a few of my Custom sneaker as well. Come Get an up close and personal view of my custom work, questions answered, or any info you might want.
When: March 23rd, 1PM - 7PM
Where: Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
Ticket Info: Ticketmaster.com
|Posted by Michael Eberra on March 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Greetings all, March symbolizes my Continued efforts and success as a Custom Sneaker Designer. mEberraCustomz has reached yet another year..... 3year's to be exact That means another year of great things to come and awesome Experiences to await. I'm so thankful of each and everyone of you that supports and love what I do.
As a Special Thank You to all, I will be giving everyone a 20% discount to my web-store! That's right Absolutely anything in my store for the whole month of March is Eligible to the discount.
At the end of check out, just apply the discount code: "3strong" to your cart. And your 20% discount will be applied.
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Again Thank You,
|Posted by Michael Eberra on February 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
Hey just Got some New additions to the Webstore. Introducing a full line of custom Beaded Breaclete's. Go over and check out whats available. plus keep a look out for even more hot accessories to go along with your custom needs. Heres a sneak peek at what you can find.
A few samples:
(Healing Howlite Bracelet)
|Posted by Michael Eberra on January 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
Ok let's start off by saying, Happy New Year. These's customs were made as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend. Her favorite color is pink and she has a thing for Camo. So what better way to combine the two. But there's a slit problem.... I only had 3 days to completely have the shoes Preped, Painted, Cleaned & Touched up, Packaged, and Wrap for the tree. Not easy to do when 2 of those three days she was home.....
(Activate NINJA MODE)
So to start off I laid down a coat of light Shell Pink, and shades of pink. Then I Added shade mixtures of Purple and I was set. I looked up some common non-clashing Camouflage pattens. After searching I settled with "US Woodlands" style camo.
I needed to brake up the panels a bit. So I used darker shades on the heel and lighter shades on the front portions of the shoe. After completing all the paint, Next I wanted to add an extra feature to accompany the customs. A custom hand-made Beaded Bracelet. I used Premium High Quality glass beads and with Nylon and pink beading cord. I hand picked each bead to perfectly match the color way of the shoes. 8mm Pink Rhodonite & 8mm Hematite's were selected. As the center peace, I chose a 10mm glass Crystal Quartz shattered bead. For an added custom feature, I hand carved 100% Real Applewood and burned my insignia into it for a custom hang tag.
With all the pink over taking these customs, they faded way from the Woodland Camo Scheme and towards the urban Camo look. So I dubbed them "Diva Urban Camo". Turns out they were a perfect gift and anyone getting a unique pair of mEberraCustomz doesn't stand a chance not to be wowed :-)
Click HERE to Check out the youtube vid of me painting theses 1 of 1 customz
The base Nike Air Cardio before being customized.
|Posted by Michael Eberra on December 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
Hey Guess what?! I've finally cave in and joined Instagram :P. Took a bit to do it but the peer presure consumed me to add photo's of what you may see going on behind the sences. Catch me doing little side projects, new ideas, and just plan ol Art. Follow me on instagram and see whats going down.
|Posted by Michael Eberra on November 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
Okay the time is here! I'm doing a holiday Special and Give-away. So here it is, "The Hunt Is On" I have been placing special QR Barcode's around the the city. Your job is to find one, and smartphone scan it with an app like "Red Laser". Email me the code word to ([email protected]) and you'll be entered in a drawing for a $15 iTunes gift card. I'll collect all the entry names and randomly draw one winner. Give-away will end December 21st 2012, I will be drawing the name of the winner December 22nd 2012. so till the Good luck and happy holidays.
(Heres what the QR codes look like)
(This could be yours)
|Posted by Michael Eberra on October 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Another Big addition to the list. I came up with the idea behind these sneakers about a year ago while at work. There was bad equipment around and i came across a "Tag Out" sign. Just than it hit me.... I knew what my next Hot custom sneaker was going to be. Simulating a broken down 1930's Clark fork lift, my color scheme was pretty simple, Yellow. To apply the concept of the Tag Out sign, I envisioned a machine broken down in need of severe repair. And this was my broken down fork lift idea. I still had no plan or layout, just an visionary image in my mind of what it all should look like.
Pushing my skill i wanted to completely do these shoes off the top of my head with just this blurry image i had thought the out come should look like. Using a technique id never done i wanted to have a Rustic look and Feel to the shoes. This would accomplish my beat down and "in need of repair" look i was going for. Doing a bit of research, I came across the perfect machine that resembled my vision. The 1935 Clark LT-35 Fork Lift. Most images I found of this beast was all beat up and weather Rusted. I took mental note of the decals and badges worn on it from that time and i was ready for action.
Finding the perfect base shoe to work on proved to be a problem from me. There just wasn't anywhere/anyone that was selling a Nike Dunk Hi with a yellow lining with a Gum sole. So I broke down, headed to nike.com and "Nike ID'd " them. In doing this, the one plus side is I would know for a fact what fabrics will be put on the shoes. And I can put the shoe together exactly how i want to cut a few corners in the painting process. For example the stitching i make yellow, and the swoosh red. Doing so i wouldn't have to paint every stitch and i didn't need to paint the swoosh cause it'll be the colors i need them to be already. All that was left was to make sure the rest of the shoe would be a full grain leather my paints, Need to stick too.
I used a verity of different colors to accomplish my finished product. Most you may not see and appreciate unless your viewing them in person. But its those details that set it off. First was a Dirty Yellow, Orange, Black, Silver, Gold, Yellow, Red, Pewter, Copper, Bronze, Brown, and Penny Copper Metallic Dust.
|Posted by Michael Eberra on September 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
Here we go! Another custom down :). These pair are a little different from the usually commission. In the since that these were not commissioned at all, lol. Back story you ask?! Okay, well I am a little bit of an import car buff and love import street cars. I myself have had 2 simple street cars and now working on building my official NICE looking daily driven street car. In the late nights of searching on the net for the next awesome addition to my ride. I stumbled across a guy who was selling some lowing spring from his car he use to have. Seeing a Deal I couldn't pass up and mostly would never come across anything like this again, I offered up a trade. His spring's for a Sweet pair of customs. And the journey began.
We decided to go with a nice pair of Airwalk Slip-ons. These turned out to be a non-typical styled slip-on which give the over all design that pop. He was really open to letting me just express myself with these and gave me free control of what to put on the shoe. Only request he expressed, was that the shoes needed to have the adobe Photoshop logo on it & a camera Aperture. This would symbolize his involvement in photography.
Here i was, with a open blank canvas..... with no pre-design in play. So I decided to take full advantage of this opportunity to push and put myself and skills to the test. With the idea of an Aperture in mind i used the glare patterns in a camera lens as my primary background. I then added actual vector styled apertures to the design in a repeating pattern. And with all this i would totally and completely freehand the whole thing. Which means, No stencils, No tape, No rulers, No templates. Just a steady skillful hand. All in hopes to achieve that crisp fine detail other Greats are able to pull off so effortlessly .
All in all this whole project ended up coming out pretty darn great for what i was trying to accomplish. Plus my customer was 100% completely satisfied.
p.s. and i got my new lowering spring for my car
completed (2012) -aquried by "Nathan H."