Finally got Standards inks just about finished for this pic! Need to finish adding the scales of her under armor and tighten up some of the line weights.
Then I'll begin inking Orphan! shes about 75% transformed here, already double her original size and her muzzle full of fangs is starting to elongate!
At this point in the story Prisoner and Vampire have both fallen into a collapsed floor and wound up in a strange warped space within the seams of the doom cabin.
Will the Monstress succeed in in using Orphan to slay her intruders??
Next novella Illustration I'm working on.
Some items don't feel quite like their working yet and some of the adjustments I've made feel like they've thrown off the balance, so I'll have to tinker with the overall layout.
Not sure if Orphan's face in this pic is quite working out, feels a tad small too.
Contemplating redoing the expression entirely.
Finally got this one complete! I really wanted to give each of the 4 Crimson Dames a moments where they each get to show off their prowess while battling the Monstress. (really need to find a better name for her. XD )
The sepia and inks are available to non patrons as a preview,
Copper Tier Patrons have Early Access to the full sized Colored version.
and Gold Tier Patrons have access to the original .PSD (for learning purposes only)
Will spend a couple days doing some brain storm sketches developing new characters and creatures while also knocking out some birthday sketches that were recently submitted to the Crimson Dames Discord Server.
Feel free to share links to the preview copy but would rather the colored pages remain exclusive until the final book is ready to go.
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Its almost complete! Still adjusting the color temperature to get it feeling a it less monochromatic.
Am not quite happy with the glow effect on the banner too just yet. So that needs a bit more pushing and pulling.
Rest of it is nearly complete though. Hopefully one or 2 more nights will get it over the finish line.
Don't forget! I've updated the Novella Preview pages to include sepia versions of the finished pieces so people can get a better sense of works and hopefully maybe be a bit more enticed to sign on as a patron. :p
This will probably be the last time I post this unfinished as I don't want to risk people sharing the unfinished version. :\
Hehe for several days now it just felt like I didn't have a dam clue what I was doing with these colors.
But all of a sudden today things feel like their finally snapping together. ^ o^
Really wish I didn't have to push and pull at the colors so much to get them to finally bend to my will.
Would really save me a lot of time. Really has me worried how long its going to take to finish this project, and if I'll ever be able to properly render the comics in a quality anywhere close to where these are now.
I wont be giving up tho! Remember I'm always craving feedback from my fans.
Dont feel shy about voicing your concerns with how things are turning out or if you think something feels off. Can only help me to improve. ^ _^
I really feel bad about having to suspend doing more sketch work for my patrons, but I desperately need to get this book put together as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for those of you who have been moved enough to financially support my works, I will do whatever it takes to pay it back to you all with the highest quality products I can muster. ^ _^
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Working in the base shadow layers!
I set up my layers so that base flats for each major layer (background, foreground, midground, etc) are all on separate layers, allows me to quickly select entire figures to paint with out worry of having to clean up excess on other areas, can take a bit of time to set up properly but allow for me to shift between various figures much more quickly. ^o ^
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Inks are essentially complete! as well as the basic flats! :D
Will have to play around quite a bit with the atmospheric distance between the fore and background layers. color wise need to match whats come before in the other.
Hopefully things come together quickly from this point forward. ^ o^
Lost several backers this month so am dipping back into being financially challenged, If you've been on the fence about becoming a Patron now would be a good time to dip your toes in. ^ o^
And for those long time supporters thank you so much for your continued support! You have no clue how much you all help me to survive and continue this work.
Gotta work in more sketching during this process to come up with more unique designs and better show off the raw potential of these characters. ^ o^
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