Finally it is complete!
Took longer than I had hoped, (Like Always) but it was worth it I'd say.
I really like how the 2 look together. Can't wait to get the other 2 created to see the whole set together.
In the meanwhile though it's time for this months role for loot!
Rules to play!
While the prize pool is small don't forget that you can easily boost both pools by 1 simply by becoming a Copper Tier Patron! Starts as low as 2$ per month. ^_ ^
Also becoming a patron is the 1 time I allow peeps to re roll (but primarily from Rabbit to Cat mode) :p
I'll be getting back to the sketches in the queue of which there are several from the previous contest that have not yet chosen what they wanted!!!
If you wait too long u'll end up waiting longer if I'm in a coloring mode. :p
After that though I'm not sure if I should jump right into the 3rd image with Red Riding Hood Prisoner Vs. Granny Wolf, or if I should do something completely unrelated for the sake of something unique. Was contemplating taking another stab at that harpy concept I wanted to do, I rediscovered the reference I was intending to base it on tho I had some how lost track of it at the time. XD
Cast your Rolls and tell me what you think in the discord or Livestream. ^o ^
Apologies for the lack of updates, I'm still diligently working on this project, I just don't post the progress every day due to it sometimes not being easily visible whats changed if your not directly comparing them. :p
Sadly it's been taking longer than I'd like tho.
I managed to get back onto a day shift sleep schedule, but I still have such a hard time to reach 100% energy. :\
Currently I'm working in the highlight layer. It's much easier now to grasp what it's final form will be now, I'm still pushing and pulling stuff back and forth till I find the right balance for everything.
Once its complete I'll be holding another Roll for Loot Contest and knocking out the back log of the queue.
Would really like to get peeps feedback on the current progress.
I had to reduce the intensity of the red for Standard's banner due to it confusing her silhouette. I contemplating if I need to adjust her lighting to reflect more of a night scene, due to the different coloration of this moons lighting.
I'm not sure if after this project if I'll be going straight into the 3rd for the set or do something with the novella or something completely different altogether. Voice what you'd like to see in the Discord.
Also for my Patrons I'd love to hear from you all as to whether any of you are having any issues accessing your rewards, or if the system is too confusing to navigate. So I can get it straightened up. :p
Don't forget I stream almost daily so be sure to track me down in the links in the footer. ^o ^
Complete at last! My first full color illustration for the year!
Man I really love how this one turned out!
I already added the new illustration to my Teepublic page in case peeps are interested in some merch items to show off in. ^o ^
If you end up getting something send us a photo of u wearing it, and I'll give you a sketch reward!
I for sure want to get some posters created for this one. I just need to find me a print shop that can handle a smaller print run at the quality and scale I'm most interested in.
I think what I'll do for this one though is set it up so that they can only be acquired by Gold Tier patrons at no additional cost. I still need to research the cost and shipping for it all tho.
Since I don't have a vehicle I can't easily ship stuff out on my own so several little technical hurdles I'll have to figure out before then. I'll keep you all posted tho!
I really wanna hear ur feed back on this piece tho! and please don't forget to share and fave where ever you can! I need all the help I can get to widen my reach.
I very much need to raise my income to reach a new level of production. :p
HD scaled pic is available to Copper tier Patrons and above, with the original .PSD available to Gold Tier Patrons (For learning purposes only please)
Thank you all again so much for your support especially my dedicated patrons! I could not afford to do this work without all of your amazing support!!!
Ah man I'm really digging how this is coming along!
Colors are finding a nice pallet that compliments the individual parts while allowing the focus points to remain distinct.
Can't wait to see this completed.
I really need to find me a print shop tho that's willing to ship small print runs around 50 ish pieces at an affordable price.
Anyone happen to have any suggestions for that???
A thought occurred to me concerning the nightmare of Orphan's mother in wolf form.
That due to her having not seen her in seven years before these events kicked off that she would have already been having a difficult time remembering her mothers face.
And then after the attack she's reached a point where she can only recall her bestial face, and how crushing that would be to her psyche. Someone finding a photo of her or some way to help her remember could be a powerful scene if handled correctly.
I'm eager to hear your thoughts over this piece so far! I'm hoping that it should be completed in a matter of days here.
Finally She is complete!
I had stopped working on this one for a time while when I began work on the Pierced Lycanthrope. I forget why precisely. I guess I just wasn't waking up with enough time to do so.
But the intense amount of work that it took to complete the Pierced Lycanthrope gave me a whole new level of skills that allowed me to go back and make major adjustments to this one.
Thanks to that I can now stamp this one as finished. I could go back and do a completely new animation at some later point. This one had a bit more flexibility to get some different movements out of the model.
It might be fun to do avatars or emotes where I try to pull out some different body language.
For the now though She is available to behold in the main Crimson Dames Gallery.
Super High Res variants are available to Copper Tier Patrons.
Nude Variants are available to Silver Tier Patrons.
And The original .PSDs and .Spine files are available to Gold Tier patrons. (For Learning purposes only)
I'll be starting a new Roll For Loot Contest very soon as well! So keep an eye open for that!
Still refining various movements and timing to get everything moving as smoothly as possible.
I left the bones on for this WIP so peeps can have a better sense of how nightmarish this process has been. Over 160 bones controlling the hairs movment that has to be manipulated individually.
I still need to track down some good music and sound effects to layer in to really pump up the atmosphere.
The main animation should be complete any day now. I'll go back and put the finishing touches on the Double Shewolf too, since I figured out some techniques that will make finishing that one much easier too.
Once this is complete tho I'll be holding a couple Roll For Loot contests as well as offering some sketch rewards for my Gold tier Patrons who've stuck with me so diligently through these difficult times.
Oh yeah I made a Mind's account recently to try and branch out my reach a bit more.
It's got some pretty interesting features. It has this set up where you can earn credits for interactions that help strengthen the network. Which can be converted to crypto currencies and eventually local currencies.
I'm interested in seeing what migrating my website to their infrastructure could do for my audience growth. Would be especially interesting if it would mean that interactions with my website could be translated into tokens.
Lotta research to do still. Even tho it's been around for about a decade its still in the early growth phases and the code ever improving. I highly recommend peeps branch out there too, especially the rising artists among us. ^_ ^
It's a great time to jump on board now, lots of new indie creators expanding their brands there. where your voice is more easily heard. Help cultivate the feed you want for social interactions.
In case your interested heres my referral link. I'll be sure to follow back if you do. Hrmm perhaps I should work signing on there as a means for peeps to gain an additional sketch request in the near future.
Finished this a finished and posted to the website a few days back but got kidnapped for Christmas before I had a chance to finish posting it to my feed. XD
Now to get started on the animation process!
Took longer to complete than I had hoped but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Some of the more subtle details people might miss are stuff like veins and freckles across her body.
I feel like I'm always growing stronger as an artist but somehow I'm growing slower as I think through ways to implement the vision stuck in my head.
Got to find a way to speed things up in the upcoming year.
The full sized image is posted to the main Crimson Dames gallery the High Res image is in the Copper Tier, with the Original .PSD in the Gold Tier gallery. (For learning purposes only)
Would love to hear what you all think of it, love it hate it? Is okay I wont feel too bad, but crave your feedback nontheless. :p
In the meanwhile join me in the livestream as I prepare to animate her. ^o ^
Mnrrg this is taking so much longer than I expected it to.
Just want this to look as awesome as possible.
In the end tho quantity tends to outsell quality by a mile.
As its pretty darn close to looking complete now I didn't want to share the full sized image at this stage less people start saving it and the wrong version gets reshared.
so here are some highlights of how its coming along. ^o ^
And this will be animated similar to how I did the previous piece too, which I actually still need to put the finishing touches on, just been running low on energy again. >. <
Please be sure to share where ever you can, need all the help I can get with expanding on my pool of supporters. ^o ^
Sorry for not getting more in between updates made. Do people prefer slower updates or more frequent ones?
I get so little feed back these days that I'm not sure what people like anymore. :\
Flats are mostly down, and am working on the shadow layers now and some light lighting to use as a guide. Still a ways to go.
Sadly my sleep schedule shifted forward again by some 4 hours. Suuuuper annoying. I still need to finish the Double Shewolf animation. This will be animated in a similar way but should go much quicker as its composed of far fewer parts that will need to be adjusted and matched up.
Hows the mood feel so far overall? might need to change the colors of her gear off to the side there, as it feels like it clashes at the moment.
I'm really digging it overall tho. Might look into writing a short story for this one. describing the changes and emotions.
Tell me what you think tho!