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)
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.
Colors are coming along slowly but surely!
Given the complexity of the forms its been a challenge to figure out the lighting.
The inks have been getting tweaked ever so slightly along the way too.
Currently am working in the highlights, still a ways to go but its starting to come to life now. ^ o^
Forgot to post that I finished this piece! XD
Is loaded up on the website now for the patron sections.
realized too that the link to my last pic wasnt working too, should be good to go now.
remember you can log in under Patrons if you are one and see the early access, high res files!
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.
Please help to share the word, I need all the help I can to get as many eyes on my works as possible.
Don't forget one can become a Copper Tier Patron for as little as 2$ a month. ^ _^
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^
Please don't forget to share the works you like best on social media to help spread the word. :D