Inks are coming along nicely! I'm going to see if I can't do something with this in Spine Esoteric too but will set it up so that I don't need to break it down quite so much. Which should save me a lot more time.
Hair will be an issue tho, will probably have to break that down deeper, and probably that back arm and hand. Which is why I saved the hair for last :p
Wont be able to post anything new for some days as I'll be kidnapped. Make sure you all stay safe over the holidays and especially stay informed!
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Was just randomly sketching after knocking out a bunch of Birthday requests that piled up on me. and really liked how this pose was coming along.
The amazing Wereworld helped me out with a quick draw over that helped me to better zero in on how to portray the anatomy.
The final version is a mixture of the 2.
Concept is that she was a soldier or guard of some sort who had been infected, and attempted to destroy herself before she could become a threat to her loved ones.
Not realizing that major self inflicted wounds causes the body to go into an immediate out of cycle shift, locking out her human mind to protect itself.
Causing a sort of wild berserker mode. Whats worse is with the sword embedded into her body she wont be able to shift back into human form. Becoming a true monster.
Spine program kept crashing on me yesterday really bad, I realized its because the back up system had filled up with quick saves and was causing the system to crash so cleaned that up and it didnt crash on me once today!
Now mind you this isn't close to being finished yet. Today I got the meshes for the breast and torso completed and animated.
The timing for the breasts feels a tad off still, but the abs have a nice subtle bounce to them. Will probably tackle the tail tomorrow so it doesn't look so static. Add some bones a mesh for both parts, that way it can sway more dynamically.
Still need to get all the long fur parts meshed and animated. Then figure out some additional movements and reactions for them. ^o ^
Would love to hear what you think tho, and if you have any suggestions or crituques please by all means send them my way! (Easiest over Discord) (Join the server!) ;D
Took a bit to get this looking as smooth as it does, but I'm really digging it! :D
She just wants to snuggle, but she don't.
Will keep practicing with spine and making more animations while I do some non novella related pics for the near future.
I'm working towards a massive shift in my approach to Crimson Dames that should hopefully take my work to a whole other level, and dramatically set my works apart from those working within the same niche subgenre. :p
I'll get more details out in an upcoming Raven Roundup (formerly Raven Weekly)
Catching up on some of the various birthday sketches and draw over requests I hadn't gotten around to posting up yet. :p
Hoboy this took a while!
The main illustration was essentially completed weeks ago, but as I started breaking down the figure to rig it in Spine Esoteric I found that the main image changed just enough that I couldn't bring myself to finish posting it until the process had been completed.
Spine is such a crazy cool program! Been having a blast figuring out all its ins and outs to see what it can accomplish. There's still quite a ways to go until the animation is complete but you can see some glimpses of whats been figured out thus far.
Their just quick WIP animations where I simple slapped parts where they should be. They don't yet have proper squash and stretch, secondary movements, and ease in/out.
I think I probably broke the figure down far more than was actually necessary, now that I'm seeing all that the Mesh system can use. so the next piece will go much quicker. I'll even try my hand at animating some other artists images to see what I'm capable of.
Now all of these revelations have some major implications concerning how I move forward with my novella and Crimson Dames in general. I'll go into greater detail with what I've got planned in my next Raven Roundup (Formerly Raven Weekly).
Oh yeah and the pics have all been posted to the website too!
Regular versions for the Iron Tier,
High Res Files for the Copper tier,
Uncensored variants for the Silver Tier,
and the massive .PSD is available for Gold Tier Patrons (For learning purposes only)
Be sure to check them out and and tell me if you see any irregularities with the website. I'm sure I must have forgotten to link something properly somewhere.
Oh I also got the design over on teepublic as merch too!
Tell me what you think so far would love to hear what you think!
Apologies again for how long this has taken me to get a new update prepped for, I'll be posting some birthday sketches I recently created for peeps soon, and am also starting up on a new pic that I think is coming out rather well too.
Lots more to come see you soon in the stream tonight! And again for those of you who are already patrons, thank you so much! You have no idea how much you've helped me to advance as a creator.
Really hope I can track down a good local print shop that will let me get some new poster prints made soon. If you have any suggestions for places that can handle small print runs and ship please send it my way. ^_ ^
Mnrrg I'm moving so slowly! Yo Y
Been dealing with an intense lack of energy due to depression and various other maladies that have crippled my progression with this piece.
I've succeeded in getting the main body to be segmented in such a way that it should look seamless when its animated.
It wont have a huge amount of movement but I'm hoping that it will have a really interesting affect seeing her with an idle breathing animation.
Was really hoping to have this done before Halloween but its feeling like that wont be achievable.
Debating if I should switch to the animation once the body is complete or to do the background first so that it at least looks good as a static piece.
Oh yeah need to add the shredded clothing too.
Which route would you like to see me take with it?
Phew Finally got the flats completed for the main body.
Sorry for the long stretch without an update,!
Have been rather short on energy and didn't want to keep flooding the feed with only slightly more complete iterations of the previously posted image.
This is going to be my Halloween project for this year. will be getting it all set up t sell as shirts. the torn clothing is still up for debate if peeps would like a version with slightly more clothing. :p
I also want to try and cut this image apart to try and give it some animation via the Spine Esoteric program. I want to try and see how close I can accomplish some ambient animations similar to what they used in Dragons Crown. Albeit with a very different style.
I went ahead and included a couple of tough sketches I'd done since posting the last completed pic for those who hadn't seen them yet. ^_ ^
I feel my followings growth has grown rather stagnant due to my having to withhold my completed Novella pages. Do you think that I should start posting those to other social galleries? I don't want those of you who've been supporting me financially to feel that you've somehow been swindled or something. But I need to start posting more to widen my net.
Wont be enough to just be able to buy groceries in the future. I have so many projects I want to accomplish but will need the support of other creators to do so. Tell me what you think though, especially if your a patron! I want to ensure you are getting the value you feel is satisfying for the level of support you've gifted me with over these years.
Definitely feel though that I need to start putting out more stand alone art that tells its own small story. As my following is if anything declining since I've been focusing on my Novella.
Hoping I can get more energized before my birthday this 15th!? Don't forget I stream nearly every night if I'm awake enough to. ^_ ^
I crave your feed back! feel free to point out anything you feel is off with the pic. So I can better improve it. ^_ ^
Oh yeah is this even something you'd want to wear? or would a different medium be to your liking?