The journey to learning how to create the ideal Female Werewolf with A.I. has been a pretty chaotic one. Stable Diffusion has proven to overall be a wash for me, with how unintuitive its systems are. At some point I'd like to attempt to train a model for werewolves on it with my better results elsewhere but for now I feel I'm starting to get close with Midjourney... and I'd likely have succeeded already if not for the dam censorship.
Either way I'm starting to find some fun poses that react well to some of the better models I've created so far as inputs. Which as been no easy task with most of my input attempts being blocked for censorship.
Decided to draw over one I liked the energy of below adding my own unique style to it. Cant ever just use the base 1 for 1 due to how inaccurate the anatomy often is, but is pretty good as a general guideline to follow.
I'll be posting the better of my results to a new page under the concept art section. Some of them make for very nice inputs tho most are blocked by the system. ;0
Not sure if i'll take this pic to completion yet but so far its a fun pose. Tell me what you think. ^_ ^
One of my first illustrations created with the aid of AI. in this ones case Midjourney. Were I took inspiration from a prompt result I created accidentally while trying to get completely different results.
It was an alluring yet spooky sort of result that I fell in love with and used the better poses I found there fixing up the anatomy along the way. So with this one no actual AI is directly represented in the finished work it was ultimately all hand drawn in Photoshop.
In the future though I want to experiment with developing backgrounds for my illustrations to hopefully vastly speed up my workflow. I'll experiment with trying to generate a background image to my liking and drawing my characters onto it.
whether I get a great singular piece or have to combine several good elements from different outputs I will ultimately be going back over it by hand to strengthen or correct various components to ensure things match my style,
Am excited too to see how it helps improve my ability to render such myself. Already even with this piece I feel that my ability to do a more painterly background has already been improved upon through analyzing the styles and mediums of AI results I was very fond of.
I'll make a space later to show off the AI results I liked best though none of them have yet been anything on a level I'd say was worth of being considered a finished product. even the best of them would require heavy touch ups by hand to bring up to my quality standards.
I'm very excited to see where this tech goes and how it can help me to start bringing these stories to life in a more timely manner.
Story wise this piece features Weeping Babette, a person whose exquisite genetics afforded her the chance to become an exceedingly massive female werewolf. The events of her first transformation were sadly tragic, like most in my worlds setting. Her twin daughters Mariette and Cosette ultimately met their demise at her jaws, when she entered a berserker state during her first transformation.
She is now followed by the phantoms of her daughters to torment her nightly, she cries out for them, trying to bring them close but she cannot ever seem to reach them.
Babette though we explore her tale only for a brief moment, its her dual blood line that eventually leads to our Red Riding Hood Orphan becoming cursed and sharing a similar hyper transformation.
The final pic is loaded up into the gallery already, along with the ultra high res files for copper tier Patrons and above, as well as the original .PSD available for Gold Tier Patrons. (For learning purposes only plz) :p
Would love to hear your feed back on how it came out!
OMG these are so cool!!!!
A huge thank you to the amazing Doomy and the power house Neutronboar for this amazing gift that I'll never be able to properly repay. TTo TT
Man Boar you did such an amazing job updating their outfits. So many great ideas here that I'll have to work into my main designs.
Really makes my current outfits feel so bland by comparison. XD
I've got to really step up my game now to compete with this majesty.
Man I wish I could wrap my head around this style of painting. I'm too tied to my line work and too much a perfectionist to be able to figure out a more painterly style.
You pumped these out so quickly too! You completed them even before I was able to get my own Vs. illustration set fully realized.
Man I desperately need to figure something out to vastly cut down my render time.
I seriously encourage peeps to give these 2 great people some love with a follow. They are well worth it!
Thank you again so so much! I wish I could better get across how much I adore these.
I seriously want to get a poster set made with them for my house.
I'll eventually get a proper page set up on site just for them that will also I hope send some traffic back your way!
With all the crap I've been having to deal with recently these have done much to counter balance my year!
I really love this stage of the work, when its full identity begins to reveal itself.
Wound up adding a lot more thorny vines to the background. Plays into the concept of the Path of Pins / Path of Needles. Which has some rather intriguing metaphors in the original lore.
Still got some more sketches to put out for peeps but have been rather slowed down due to my dental situation. That the VA is making ever the more a harrowing endeavor.
I currently have no more teeth, and my gums are a mangled mess. They are so backed up appointment wise that I wont have a proper pair of dentures until deep into next year. And I've got to go in for yet another surgery for them to reshape my jaw bones.
An Aveoloplasty or some such. I Shouldn't have looked it up on youtube. Basically will slice open my gums yet again and go in with what are wire cutters to chop off any remaining bone material that's sticking out too much.
A proper clinic would have done all of this in one sitting but the VA sees fit to keep bringing me in repeatedly to ensure I wont be fully healed for a long time.
My mouth feels incredibly unnatural and I wonder now if I'll ever get to feel normal with my mouth ever again. I desperately want implants. They make the amount of material needed to hold dentures in places far less and ensures you don't have to constantly be dealing with denture cement.
My experience with the VA medical system has overwhelmingly been a negative one and isn't doing me any favors concerning my mental well being. Which is why I wound up in this situation to begin with.
Man I can't believe its already almost October. It feels like I've accomplished so little this year. I'm really thinking that I'll have to suspend doing sketch requests next year so that I can build a proper focus on my Crimson Dames and do better with promoting myself over social media.
I really REALLY want to visit a haunted house this year but with my mouth in the state that its in I don't even want to be seen in any capacity.
The wolfs anatomy keeps undergoing a number of changes, but I think its just about where it needs to be now. :p
Finished this last week but got kidnapped for the holiday and wasn't able to get it fully uploaded to the website until just now. :p
-The clothed variant is available in the main gallery.
-The high res variant is available to Copper Tier Patrons and above.
-The nude variant is available to Silver Tier Patrons and above as well as its corresponding high res file.
-The original .PSD is available to Gold Tier Patrons (For Learning purposes only please.) :p
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I'll be adding a short story in the near future to this work but I need a little more time to start that process. :p
Thanks you all again for your support! You've all played a major role in the creation of these works of art.
I hope to get prints made of this and some of my other major pics for the Gold Tier Patrons.
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First pass as the lighting effect on the hair and feathers are almost complete!
Still working on the big sisters legs.
After that I'll start up on the highlights for their skin.
Trees still need don't have any highlights yet either.
Am pretty happy with how its coming out so far.
I'm still debating if i should do a censored variant to help provide more value to the Silver and Gold tier patrons. That and it would allow me then to put the design on some merch and such.
It would closer to loin cloth and bits of torn fabric so as not to make 1 version wildly better than the other.
I really need to find me a new quality print shop to get some full size posters made, preferably I'd love to get some wall scrolls created. Any of you have any leads on places that could do walls scrolls affordably? Preferably without having to go through China?
Could be cool too to do double sides posters with 1 side being the uncensored variant.
Would love yo hear your input on them. I do really want to get some products out to my long time patrons who've been so instrumental in keeping me going. Your all the best, even those of you who can't afford to support fiscally. :p
Started up the highlights today!
Mainly on the Middle Sister so far.
Hows it feel so far tho? This is just an initial pass so lots more work ahead. Their skin will feel brighter overall too by the end.
Wanting to make sure I capture that sheen tho that will be crucial in telling them apart later.
Still debating if I should do a censored variant for print purposes.
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Made several changes to the line art today. Probably imperceptible to all but me unless your directly comparing previous versions of the work thus far.
I beefed up the chin for the Big Sister some, and gave her 2 feather decorations in her hair. Likely having originated from a bitter rival harpy she gutted some time ago. I recall seeing pet birds place paper cut outs they made themselves into what was the equivalent of their hair to stand out more.
I adjusted the anatomy of the Lil Sister, moved her collar bone a tad, pulled back on some of her scars, added her second leg in, and gave her a necklace.
The shadows are nearing completion, tho a lot of the detail in the wings still looks like a black blob. Which will hopefully read a lot better once I get the highlight layers going.
I really love the vampiric witchy look they have going for them at the moment. Will probably need to add a secondary light source to the front so that the under sides of their wings read better, just not sure what color to go with just yet.
Would love to hear what you all think so far!