Starting on a nude, beige, sand base is the easiest if you want colours to pop out. If your base is dark, you will have to make it lighter first. That's easier to do on leather than on textile.
Just a small warning.... I've painted a lot of shoes over the years. I made a selection of pics for my gallery, but I still had around 600 pics. So what you see in my gallery isn't all of it.
Zebulon, Karel, Rob, Vincent, Daryl, Jaymz etc...
I usually give my art heels a men's name. Reason behind it is that heels all started with men. Just look it up;). Most names that I've given my heels are family members, people close to me or they just look like the name haha.
Over the years I've painted some flat shoes too
And back to heels again;)
My biggest paint project ever. I don't even want to know how much time I spend on these boots haha....