Lace-up boots are a long-standing love of mine. Portal is one of my favourite games. You already know where I stand with regards to steampunk. So, as part of my art coursework, I designed this boot, which ties in to my fascinator with the concertina newspaper wing. Cogs, heel springs and wings - overkill? Probably yes.
On Paint Tool SAI I traced over my pencil sketch, added textures (which I've linked to on my dA) and shaded them in a little. Don't zoom in. Just don't.
Ex-Aperture test subjects will recognise the heel spring
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