This is part of an exchange that me and Were-World are experimenting with.
To see if we can't combine our efforts in the future to speed up our progress on our projects.
I figure he inking my work and my coloring his would help to speed up our works immensely.
I tend to be much faster at coloring my own works, were Were-World is much faster at inking, and also my pencil work tends to not be quite as complex as his.
This should allow us to also ensure that our styles remain front and center. I'm excited to see how it all turns out. ^ o^
While making this one I had the idea pop into my head, of Standard curtly asking why Prisoner gave Orphan the rabbit to hold?
"How are we supposed to cook it now???"
Vampire strolls up to Orphan and looks down at her menacingly.
Will this be the night that Vampire Traumatizes Orphan? Or will it be the night that everyone had to make due with stone soup?
I think I must have burned myself out recently or something because it took much longer to finish the pencils for this one than I expected. :\
It's here now tho. ^ o^
This piece primarily features the same sort of necromantic bolts that Vampire has been firing through out the story, but this one is on a much higher level of power.
I want to work in the idea that larger spells of that scale take time to set up.
I want vampire to say at some point, "Protect me for 5 minutes"
With Standard being all like "What??!" as their being surrounded by countless slimy tendrils.
Still a ways to go with this pic. This ones been resisting me pretty hard over the last few days. Still working out the forced perspective for Vampires body and trying to find a happy balance for all the elements.
I had the idea that these necromantic bolts required drawing Spectral energy from Reserve Undead Vampire has housed... somewhere. usually costing the body of a low ranking undead. Larger spells tho require a much longer cast time and also calling in of "favors" from high ranking undead.
The ultimate cost being the lost of that creatures servitude. Allowing the high ranking undead to roam free afterwards with no master. Much to the detriment of all who will later encounter it.
This is the moment before Vampire places 2 massive holes into the Monstress, opening the door for Orphan land the death blow. Though she was dead to begin with...
I had forgotten to add the cloak to this piece and the completed "Cursed Meat" piece as well.
I'll get the new version of that posted up soonish. Just really been wanting to barrel ahead with knocking out as many pencils for all of the pages I can possibly contemplate needing/wanting.
It's helped a lot in allowing me the time to look over with fresh eyes the currently completed works and ensuring they are all up to speed, before finishing them and only then realizing I wasn't that fond of the final result.
Which has been a big part of why this project has drug on as long as it has. :\
Seeing all of the pages lined up in order side by side has really made me excited at how this is all going to look once complete. Once the pencils are all done I'll get back to finishing up the first draft then if any new images have been inspired after that I'll pencil those up as well, meanwhile inking the oh so many pages that have been added to the project. Y oY
Man took so long to get a good pose for this one pinned down! It fought me tooth an nail resisting being born.
Am pretty happy with how it turned out though.
Aurg man just realized! I forgot to add her cloak wrapped around her waist. Also just realized I forgot to add it into the piece where shes slaying the Monstress! > .<***
Do I add it back in to both pieces? Or write the story that it fell off? also realized I forgot to put in her belly scar. Y oY
Ah well whatever, I'll decide on it later. Am not awake enough to start that amount of work. :\
Will chill out the rest of the night with some video games, and hopefully get back to a day schedule. XD
Tell me what you think I should do tho. :p
Skirt or no skirt?
Realized too that I named a piece with the Monstress dogging Orphan as Wild Tormentor. I think I should change that one to be Wicked Tormentor, and this one to be Wild Tormentor.
Show a reversal of roles.
Decided to completely redo Prisoner's Expression and pose on an idea given to my by my brother. It really was the last little thing it was missing to really make it excel. ^ o^
Also touched up some of the various tendrils here and there for the sake of balance.
I really liked how it came out. ^ o^