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 ^
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. ^_ ^
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. ^ _^
Forgot to announce that this piece was finished and posted up! :D
The extra large file has been posted for Copper Tier Patrons section.
I still haven't had the chance to add a Shards page to the Gold Tier Patrons page due to being perpetually busy/exhausted, soon tho hopefully.
Though does anyone ever actually access those? I really need to think up a better reward for the Gold Tier but I'm about as well paced as a flattened sloth these days. U _U
Anywho with that minor detraction out of the way though I'll be moving onto the Roll For Loot / Birthday sketch requests. ^ _^
I do want to get a short story written up for this piece at some point just gotta think through who or what her opponent is and how the eclipse plays into it. that and make the time to do so. Y oY
Finally completed this piece and got it loaded up onto the website!
Preview Inks are available to everyone for the now, with the color version being available as early access to all Patrons!
If you have any trouble logging in or making a pledge just send me a message and I'll get it resolved as soon as possible.
I'll be fulfilling some sketch works for the next day or so before jumping into the next piece. ^ _^
Finally! I just finished loading up the new works to all of the patron channels! :D
Here's a list of what you can find where...
Iron Tier (Free) - The web sized versions of every pic crop and extra created for this project thus far!
Copper Tier ($2 Patrons) - The super ultra high res versions of all of those same images! Their pretty big see all those details up close and personal! :D
Silver Tier ($10 Patrons) - Here you will find the variant pics of all of the above were the dreaded teets are not edited out. XD Only 3 characters, however, actually needed said treatment.
Gold Tier ($20 Patrons) - Here you can find the gargantuan original .PSDs for this entire project, as well as PSDs I used to set up some of the other various crops.
(These are for Learning Purposes Only!)
Please contact me in advance if you wanted to pitch me a project you wanted to use them in.
I'll get the inked files of the main ladies put together later for those who might wish to use those for practice or just to see.
Tomorrow I'll be getting the shirt designs loaded up to Tee Public. with so many variations it will take me quite a while to get them all set up. I do still need to write up some quick texts too for the fronts or backs.
Hrmm speaking of which, do you prefer the art on the front or the back??
Thank you all again so much for your patience during this project. I'll be starting up with the sketchest in the queue tomorrow, I hope.
Then from there I'll need to decide where I want to dedicate my efforts next. I got at least 2 major projects open I need to get back to.
One is the Crimson Dames Novella, and the other is the Shewolf Bride Comic.
It is finished! :D
Ive Gotten a page for this project in the misc section, dropped one in the portfolio, and managed to get the High Res Files uploaded to the Copper Tier Patron's page.
I haven't had a chance to start uploading the shirt designs, but will in the next day or so, along with the other Patron rewards for the project.
I am still super interested in any ideas u might have for merch with these designs. Tell me what sort of items u might be driven to picking up. :p
Shirts will start in the next day or so, while it might take me a week or so to get prints made up, along with some of my other older works.
Wow I can't believe thanksgiving is already here too?!
I'll be getting kidnapped for the holiday and probably be gone till Monday or so, cant be sure just yet. since I still can't afford a car. Trains might be involved traveling for the holiday. :\
I really wanna learn more about what u think about everything I've put together so far tho. :D Apologies for it being unfashionably late for Halloween, but were getting the jump on next year. ^ o^
List of things to do...
1 - Silver Tier Reward page
2 - Gold Tier Reward page
3 - Post to other galleries
4 - Text for shirts
5 - Shirt uploads
6 - Print Prep work
7 - Turky
8 - Sketches
9 - Profit???
10 - More posting to other galleries
Please by all means please help me with sharing these links as they get uploaded. I need all the help I can get to raise awareness of my works. :p
Got a lot of work done tonight/day, but I'm too tired to post everything right now. Y oY
Even if I wasn't too sleepy my eyes went blurry hours ago. X0
Here are some appetizers in the meanwhile. ^ o^
Full pics to be revealed later tonight!
Got a couple fun merch items figured out shirt wise.
If u got any additional ideas on ways to monetize this work I'd be very glad to hear it.
If its especially good ill even award temporary patron ranks. ^ o^