Sylvia Meza

Princeton Art Brush Co.Artist Spotlight

sylviaMeet artist Sylvia Meza, from North Virginia. She is a tattoo artist turned painter who uses shoes as her canvas. With little more than a theme suggested by her clients, she creates mini-masterpieces on Tom’s™ and Vans™ under the brand “Lucha Loafers.”

Preferred Medium: It used to be tattooing, but now painting, sometimes in oil, but I mostly use acrylic.
Favorite Tools?
• Angelus leather paint from angelusdirect.com
• Princeton Select Artiste liners: 0
• Princeton Select Artiste short liners: 2/0, 10/0, 18/0,
• Princeton Select Artiste Angular shader: 1/2˝, 1/4˝
• Various Princeton Select Artiste flat shaders, petite liners, spot shaders of different sizes

 

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What would you call your ‘style’? Extreme detail is my style.

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Coming from a tattoo artist background, I fell in love with the challenge of creating a memorial around someone’s deceased meemaw (RIP) and than fitting it in a 4˝x4˝ space on someone’s lower back or foot.

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What are you currently working on? Today I am working on some Walking Dead and Harry Potter Ravenclaw Toms shoes.

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How do you choose your subject matter? My subject matter is chosen by the customer. If they ask for some Doctor Who Tardis painted in a Van Gogh style I paint just that.

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If someone just emails me with something like ‘Southpark’ I will give them a few different layouts to choose from, and then change different parts until they have chosen their favorite concept.

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Sometimes it tells me I need to go in a completely different direction.

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You use Princeton Select Artist Brushes. What qualities do you like about them? The liners are the best for customizing. I can maintain a good solid line for 6˝ before having to dip into paint again. Pretty awesome how they come in different sizes also, it enables me to produce all the fine detail I love .

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Thank you to Sylvia for sharing your talents with us! Be sure to visit her at:
www.LuchaLoafers.com
facebook.com/luchaloafers
instagram.com/lucha_loafers