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 ^
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!!!
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!
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. ^ _^