Finally got this one complete!
Mnrrrg took a long time to get the energy arcs to where I was happy with them.
It should be uploaded to all of the patron pages. Hit me up if you have trouble locating any of the various version. :p
One of the things I'm hoping to do once I move over to wordpress is to have all of this content be contained on the same page.
Using Member Press to section off content based on the Patronage Tier peeps have.
I also want to set it up so that the dividers. header, and nav icons change based on the same. Meaning... that I'll probably take some time to create those new sets. I'm contemplating renaming the tiers to reflect the designs of said sets.
Given the current set, I would redefine that as Iron (Wood). actually maybe I could just get away with changing the wood tier, or mebbe make copper into Steel?
Iron < Copper? < Silver < Gold, That should work, or how bout steel instead of copper? The nave Icons I'd just have to recolor, but would need new designs for the main 3 to get them all guilded looking.
Tell me what you all think of the new pic and I really wanna know what you all think of it. ^o ^
Mnrrrg feels like I'm moving rediculously slow with this piece.
I've had to make major changes to my approach to the energy arcs to bring them more inline with how I've portrayed them in the past illustrations.
Quite a ways to go still, to get all the elements playing together nicely.
im open to ideas and critiques if peeps got suggestions. ^ _^
The roll For Loot (June 2019) is now Live!
3 sketch prizes possible!
1 sketch reward for Rabbits. (NonPatrons)
2 sketch rewards for the Cats, Ravens, and Werewolves. (Copper,Silver, and Gold Tier Patrons)
Contest ends next Saturday!
To participate join the Crimson Dames Discord Server,
And make a roll in the #Roll-For-Loot channel.
Chance to win increases with Patronage Tier!!!
Roll For Loot Codes!
Rabbit - !RabbitBones
Cat - !CatBones
Raven - !RavenBones
Werewolf - !WolfBones
*Codes are case sensitive*
Finally the initial shadow layer down! :D
Phewa the colors even at this stage are already breathing new life into the line art. ^ o^
Whats going to be trickiest getting the energy trails tp look good.
I might still need to decrease the width of some of the lines especially in the main bold of energy arcing between her hands.
Tell me what you think so far and if u have an recommendations or ideas that you think might beef it up some. ^ o^
Since Discord released their new Nitro Boost option I decided to create this Gif to use for the server icon.
Sadly thanks to how they set up said system the icon is only animated when your directly hovering over it, and incredibly small to boot. So annoying.
But the gif itself is still fun.
Essentially a sequence of Red Riding Hood: Orphan transforming into her shewolf form and reverting. ^ o^
Most of these images are currently only available as early access for Patrons.
I really can't wait to see this Novella completed and brought to print. Please help spread the word to help the series grow and assist me with tearing down some of the obstetrical slowing down my progress!
Been offering Sketch Draw Overs for my Gold Tier Patrons but only one person has been taking me up on the idea.
Is supposed to be 2 per month but he has gone above and beyond with his support So have been doing a few more every so often.
I'm contemplating moving this reward service over to the Silver Tier, Really its something of more value to aspiring artists who might be interested in how I would approach drawing their designs, and show them a couple ways that they might improve upon their craft.
I think it something that benefits most those who are still just beginning to find their style and hone their skills. Don't forget though patrons are allowed to gift their draw overs to other peeps in the discord server.
Tell me if you might be more inclined to become a patron if this reward were moved to a more easily affordable tier. ^ _^
Sorry for posting this late. Didn't get much work done yesterday due to upgrading my computer.
I managed to double my RAM maxing out my computers potential there.
I'm hoping it will help to speed up my inking process. Since the way things used to go I would draw a line then Photoshop would eventually draw it down, but while attempting to approximate or smooth it out cause it to really be a series of short straight lines with bumps and edges that only I would really notice.
If the new RAM can cut back on that happening then I will be able to dedicate less time to cleaning up each line I lay down.
I got approved for a credit card the other day, the first since my bankruptcy, so I'm a bit leery about wanting to use it yet, that and it hasnt arrived just yet.
I got it with the intended purpose of helping me to move out to an apartment all my own. But I'm mulling over if I shouldnt use it to purchase the 3 accounts I need to build a new website. Wordpress Business, Memberpress, and Beaverbuilder. Which should allow me to craft a much more efficient website with easier to customize log in options.
I'm especially keen on the idea of doing alternate headers,dividers, and nav icons to reflect the current patronage one is logged in with. To give more of a sense of prestige for being a patron.
Will take a while to design 3 other image sets for each tier but would make things far more fascinating. ^ _^
Looks like I'll have to move out to West Virginia to find the price range perfect for my income, which means i'll need a vehicle too, but I really don't want to have to get a boring ugly "Normal" car.
I'm pretty interested in getting a boxy Step Van, something I could get customized with my own art work. Set it up to be a mini mobile apartment so that I can maybe look into doing convention work again in the future. Though I suspect that that sort of work is even less financially viable than it was some years back.
Phewa almost done with these inks finally, Just gotta get in the energy arc between the smallest skulls shes firing off.
Lost a lot of time fixing the proportions for this pic, Might still need to do some adjustments for the lower jaws they feel a tad off still.
I'm liking where its going tho so far. Still debating if the background should be just darkness with the glow of the energy shes firing or if i should put the wall of the stairway with her shadow cast on it. Will have to see how it might play out once its inked.
Tell me if anything feels like it sticks out as annoying or off so I can adjust it while theres still time. ^o ^
Got the big skull in finally, Still needs a few adjustments, I'm hoping to get the rest of them in today.
Feels like I've been slowing down on how fact I can ink these pieces, I need to figure out a way to boost the speed of my process. T oT
Man this ones been fighting back against me real hard. Have had to put quite a bit of time into ironing out the mistakes in the anatomy. Finally looks about where I'd like it to be.
Man I really need to make the time to start doing some anatomical studies to get my penciling faster and accurate, so I'm not loosing so much time correcting mistakes in the inking process.