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Topic: Power Boots
Background: Yep you heard it right, power boots is this weeks' topic
This topic encompasses all the footwear you can think of: boots, shoes, sandals, toenailpolish etc etc (well, maybe not the last one but it might inspire something even stranger...). The idea is that these boots grant its wearer extra powers. What powers these are is completely up to you as the designer.
There is no specific location or time frame attached to the topic, so it may be magical boots made by fearies or sci-fi magnetic boots to walk around in space. As long as they give its owner something extra beside simple footwear its fine.
I was going to say we're talking about a pair of boots here, and not just a single one, but then I realised that there might be alien races out there with only one or a whole range of feet. No restrictions there then, except if you go for humans you have to draw the complete pair and not just one. Adding the user is optional but not necessary.
1. Design and draw Power Boots!
2. Draw the complete pair...or quartet or..well check above
3. They must grant the wearer extra power beyond being mere footwear.
4. That's it... now draw!
Deadline: Tuesday Februari 5 2008 (Since the usual deadline is a little messed up, I added a whole extra day. The next topic will be up earlier so the deadlines will be on my sunday again, which makes it easier for me to close them on time and put the poll up)
Sounds fun for my first IDW post. I'll give it a go.
Ok, wanted to do the back view too, but this is all I had time to do. Final.
Last edited by Migsta; February 5th, 2008 at 12:48 PM.
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I was coward with the last one. I'll try this
I have an Idea...I'll see if I can get it down on paper.
Sounds like a fun topic, i'll see what I can cook up.
Q: Instead of painting the pair of boots, can we do a front and back view of one boot?
Last edited by timothee; January 30th, 2008 at 12:43 AM.
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Legato: Good to hear that
Epias: Would be cool to see you finish something for this
Timothee: You can do that, but I still want to see the two boots together as well, even if it's just a small sketch in the corner (I hope it'll be more than that though ) Imagine them as being an image of an artifact you can find in dungeons in games, like gathering weapons and stuff.
couple of wips....still battling it out wiht 2 ideas...one is a boot thats made out of the bones of a certain animal for dwarfs. it protects them from heat..
i sketched another idea but it seems like i dint save it in jpeg...too tired to open ps in this machine....will post it later..
I'll def have something for this one, sounds like fun.
I'm contemplating either spray on shoes of some sort (with presently un-thought of power) or 23rd century ruby slippers which teleport along with some other features.
I would like to try this...
but it would have to be in straight up Pencil and Eraser style drawing...
Is that allowed, or would I have to use some painting or digital method to make it all fancy-like??
Though the mighty battle rages on...
Those left behind are lost...
When only distant echoes of explosions are to be heard...
They will attempt to cry out...
Such cries cannot even be made, for incapable, they are...
Yet through my own eye flow the streams from thier souls...
They will dwindle away til not a memory remains...
And until that day my tears fall only for they.
LilAppleSauce: Pencils and erasers are not a problem, although you might lose out against a full rendered piece for the simple reason that colors are more eye catching. Pencil drawings often have to be top notch to make a chance in the poll. Using pencils isn't an excuse though to only complete a rough idea, I expect a full blown render.
Seems to be a bit quiet in here...
So I though I'd post some thumbs and ideas I managed to get on paper. Might or might not finish anything, I got a couple of other fun projects planned for this weekend now that I'm free of my deadlines and none of the ideas so far seem promising to me Shoes are hard...
Anyway, enjoy and don't be shy to post your own sketches
yoitisi i'm liking the look you've got going with the N2O container on the back of the boot. Maybe that's just cuz i'm partial to the more industrial looking designs. The cowboy style boots are cool, but they need a little more to convey that they give you some sort of power.
me working mostly in silhouettes right now, depending on weekend events i may or may not finish anything. super bowl will probably destroy sunday. ha!
this is a hard one yoitsi.
really want to join in, but just don't have any ideas.
Boots leave loads of cool design possibilities but trying to think of a use they can have is proving more of a stumbling block. Think we could be seeing a lot of rocket boots.
**EDIT** place saver. if i ever get to designing, will put wips here to save spamming
Last edited by Maieth; February 1st, 2008 at 07:18 PM.
zomg, i think i've got it.
I don't know whether ill reach the finish line (again) as i have two pretty busy days ahead of me that i'd have to squeeze it into, but...
How about a boot that allows the user to walk on liquid (ie water ). Im trying to puzzle over the science of it. Far as i can think, the only way within current technological boundaries to turn a liquid into a solid is by lowering the temperature, so i was thinking some kind of supercooling jets or something.
Another way to go would be conceptual tech of a sort, somehow designing somethign which induces a solid state in particles, but as thats not reeally physically possible im not sure if it would be allowed? hmmm. this one's gona make my head hurt now...
Just throwing around half-baked ideas for a sort of futuristic maglev boot that's also wearable as a regular one.
i must say, i went into this kinda grumpy, but once a friend suggested i tried making boots that endowed their wearer with a cat like ability to land on one's feet from long distances, the rest was pretty easy
to appease form2function i did a boarder and formal presentation - and since i fleshed some of the inner workings out more than normal i decided to include those as well
also, i loved the sweet steampunk loving i had been so long without!
as a last note i am really really glad i jumped off of painter x when i did... i couldn't have done this w/o photoshop - its that simple
Hey Legato, very cool idea. I like the Victorian feel to the design a lot.
I have trouble understanding the working principle though.
The piston I buy, but what jumps out immediately is that there is no way for the legs to unfold past the joint that's directly mounted to the piston. If it was a scissor design it would make sense, but as it is I just don't see what would make the lower parts work in any way other than hang loosely.
EDIT: clarified the coiled 'watch' spring mechanics of the lower extending 'feet' and changed the layout a bit
Last edited by Legato; February 2nd, 2008 at 12:22 AM.
Good to see more people rolling out on this one Legato you're improving with leaps the last couple of rounds I must say.
GusTheRobot: Yep the cowboy boots were drawn from reference to get a feeling for how they look, as they're rather hard to draw I found out