Thanks Jaderail! Soon you might want to learn Hexagon or something and have a WIP thread of your own It’s great fun, and you get more motivation knowing your showing your progress.
UPDATE ON BOOTS
Working on the leather wrapping on the boot (As was designed on the original concept painting) This thickens the boot and gives a more sturdy appearance. In terms of practicality, the boot is reinforced and more protective in the more rugged terrains.
I was able to use the base boot as a reference for the wrapping, I originally copied the section of the base boot that I wanted then shaped it in the form of the thick wrapping. I’m pretty happy with it so far. To ease the modeling process I deleted several rows of wires, shaped it then am slowly adding them back and shaping them accordingly to build up the high poly model. You can see in the hiddenline view that I have been adding resolution from the bottom up.
Once the model has all the necessary added wires/verts I will commence defining the ripples and folds in the wrapping. I also intend to have a seam running down one side and for it’s opposing side I’m considering a zipper.