Rilly loving how little by little the piece becomes more alive!
The highlight layers will make it even more real.
I've no clue if I'll be able to get this done before Halloween, but am still digging the project all the same.
I'm still debating if I need to do a partial clothed variant just so I can post it without having to worry about censorship rules, and ensure it gets out to more peoples.
Would likely add several more days to the project. I for sure need to get this one done up for poster prints of some sort.
It's really starting to come to life now!!!
from right to left we got the base inks, the flat colors, and with the base shadow layers.
Still lots of work to go but already am starting to get a good sense of how it will all come together.
Colors will likely radically change along the way still as I balance things out.
Wont be streaming till likely Monday night due to getting kidnapped for my 40th birthday! which is... TODAY! October 15th 1981! The same year that The Howling and American Werewolf were released! Coincidence???
So much work to do still that I worry if I can get this knocked out before Halloween, though none of my previous attempts at a major Halloween project were on time so why not this one too? XD
I still need to do a more clothed variant for a general release and maybe to get some merch made too but will have to see how the time frame plays out and if it will damage the look of things to much.
Would love to get your feed back on them all though. Which one is your favorite of the ladies featured? do they feel distinct enough from one another? Which of them might you want to see expanded upon as deeper characters for Crimson Dames?
Gotta run for now, thanks so much for your continued support especially in these uncertain times, I can't even begin to show my appreciation to you all deeply enough as you deserve. ;D
Man feels like I was never gonna get this one done!
So many of the various aspects of the pieces needed constant reworks, and every time I thought I was done I'd find like 2 or 3 other mistakes that I needed to correct.
I'm really happy with how it came out tho. I especially love how the colors for Granny Wolf came out. She has a much more sinister edge about her now.
Prisoners face gave me a ton of problems I'm not sure why but it just kept coming out way too masculine during the process till I zeroed in on what we see here. Might still be a tad too masculine but it works overall. XD
The Aberrant Jailers gave me issues too in getting their scale to feel massive while not allowing them to eat up too much of the pages real estate.
Zeroing on their colors was an issue too, took me a while to find a way to light them that didn't distract too much from everything that was going on.
I've got the High Res Files and the original .PSD uploaded for patrons to check out and uploaded the file to teepublic for merch if peeps happen to be in need of some. ^_ ^
For the rest of the month I want to focus on remaking an older illustration that I feel never turned out as well as it could have that I think will be a fun piece for Halloween.
Wold love to hear your feedback for the pic can't wait to get the next one done up for vampire, that one will be especially fun to create.
Been plugging away at these shadow layers trying to get the sense of lighting just right. The base colors will likely wildly change as things move forward, as I'll be giving everything a greenish tinge from above. Will be a lot of back and forth to get all the elements to feel natural to one another.
If anything sticks out as particularly wrong at the moment tho please don't hesitate to bring it up to me so I can correct it before it becomes a major hassle to do so. :p
I really get a kick out of drawing these 2, their faces are so much more expressive than some of my other characters. Well I guess Prisoner's is a bit more subdued here but usually, there's a lot going on there. XD
I may change the colors for Granny Wolf's attire completely perhaps something more violet? The nice thing with this process is that its relatively easy for me to adjust the base colors without having to radically alter the shadow layers.
I can't really tell how much longer this piece will take, but hopefully not too much longer. I'm pretty eager to knock out the Vampire Vs. piece and be able to see the whole set side by side.
If the novella can have a dust jacket it might be fun to have it be reversible so that all 4 can be displayed somewhere.
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!