Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kickin' Around Some New Witch BOO't Ideas

I've begun painting a few more paper mache witch BOO't for this season. One is a commissioned boot that is to have a vintage Halloween feel. I created a concept to work out the placement. Sorry, it's a bit scribbly.

Since this boot has a lot of details, I chose a nice wide one with ample space to paint on. It's a slightly darker orange than I have worked with in the past. I'm in the process of painting on the yellow spots. Then, I'll go over it with black.

There will be essentially six scenes to be painted.
  • The left being a witch behind a cauldron with her arms up surrounded by fairy-like creatures, and
  • The right side will have a cemetery with a gate leading off to a spooky house with a witch flying by on her broom.
  • The back will have a pumpkin-headed skeleton wearing a top hat and holding a cane. Though, I believe I am going to move the cane to the opposite hand where he will lean on it.
  • The heel has been changed from the original concept above. Instead, it will have a corn shock with a devil chasing a strange veggie-like creature around it.
  • The toes will have the customary moons with faces
  • The tongue is still undecided. It may have eyes peeking out. Not sure, yet. But, there will most likely be words on the tip of the tongue.

I have another concept in the works for a small boot involving birds, cats and the moon. I'm hoping I can get these and a few others finished within a reasonable amount of time. I'm still working on a tutorial for these boots, as well. Plus, I still have some shoes over here that are half painted from last year! Wish me luck (and lots of time)!

BTW, you may be seeing a giveaway on this blog very soon! So keep an eye out! ;)


The Cardboard Crafter said...

Have you made any wearable boots? It would be really cool to be able to wear something that neat.

Crafterella said...

Looks good, I can't wait to see the finished boot!

mieljolie said...

TCC, it would be cool to make these wearable. I've been on the look out for a cheap but stylish pair of boots at secondhand stores. No luck here in Texas, yet. All I find are cowboy boots. Imagine that?! ;)

Thanks, Crafterella! I'll try to make it presentable in time for Halloween. :)


MissingWillow said...

It's gonna be awesome!