This is the last pawboot design I'm doing, at least for now. The Project has been a lot of fun but I'm burned out! Nothing says I won't come back with more in the future, but I like to think I've got a fairly complete lineup now. I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who found my art through this project and showed your appreciation with watches or faves or helpful comments.
You're all awesome.
I thought it'd be fun to end on something a bit extravagant and impressive, so here's another futuristic space boot. While the Arcos boot ([link]
) took some of its inspiration from Spartan armor in the Halo universe, the Nova armor shown here is slightly more inspired by the armor worn by Sangheili 'Elites' in that franchise. Both designs hail from similar tech levels, where defensive energy shielding or something to that effect results in lots of unnecessary but pretty glowy lines all over everything. At least, that's my excuse. However, the Arcos design was more based on flat planes and sharp angles, while the Nova here is a bit more curvy and organic. Perhaps they originate from different cultures, or are just built on different design principles. Either way, these boots offer full high-tech protection to the paws and legs with both armor and kinetic barriers, while sporting heel spikes and reinforced toeclaws for offense.