Came out a lot faster than I expected overall which I'm very grateful for in that I now can get back to my novella! :D
The completed logos! Or at least I think they are. I just put in the last bit of feed back they had. 1 to make the spikes and teeth sharper for the flat version, and that I had forgotten to put the tail on top of the logo for the full version.
Came out a lot faster than I expected overall which I'm very grateful for in that I now can get back to my novella! :D
Wound up having to take the night off due to how tired I've been, but then proceeded to spend the entire night adding the new novella page to my website. XD
I sadly can't show this one off in full till the Novella is ready to launch fully. But! For as little as $2 you can access all the illustrations early as a Copper Tier Patron! :D
I really like how it came out overall. I know it's not quite as exciting a piece as some of the pages that will be included in the book but it my hope is that it helps to emphasize the atmosphere and danger of their situation.
Now I need to decide, do I put out another novella page? or get some more work on the Shewolf Comic? Cast your votes to help me decide! :D
And for sure tell me what you think overall. especially those of you who have had the chances to see the currently finished colored pages. I really need to set up some time to get back into the writing though.
This was originally supposed to just be a small side project but its grown into being what will debut the series. Its sort of like how some Anime do it, where you start in the middle of the series to see how things will be in the thick of it before going back to the origins of each character.
Where I hope to entice you with how the characters interact with one another and the level of dangers they have to deal with on a daily basis. That way my hope is that once we go back to the origins of the various characters that you have a taste of whats to come.
along the way there will be side stories like this shewolf payset and the Chayse family that I want to get into as a means of better gearing up for the big push.
Phewa, finally finished this one up.
Feels like it might be missing something still, but I'll let the Art Director and his people decide what they need adjusted.
Final invoice has been sent out so I should be free for the next day or so till they get back to me.
Was considering doing a Crimson Dames related illustration.
Perhaps something that could serve as a poster or shirt. that or just a moody transformation scene? Not sure yet. That or just jump right into finishing up a new illustration for the novella.
I really need to get back to finishing writing it too. Its been a sort of by the seat of my pants sort of project so far but doing up a few illustrations in advance helped to inform the writing, which in turn helped to inform further illustrations.
Can't wait to get a solid product out there for the world to see. Then once the novella and comic are complete I'll probably start the prolog story with the chayse family and the wraparound vampire segment.
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Would really help me to further push what I can accomplish with your support. ^ _^
In the meanwhile please tell me about what you'd like to see next out of me.
Phewa I think this one is just about done. I'll have to wait to see what the art director requests edit wise. In the meanwhile will try to knock out the second pic as quickly as possible.
Can't wait to get back to my own projects.
Tell me what you think of it overall. ^ _^
I wanted to update my studio logo in preparation for an ad I want to make to use for future process videos to advertise my works.
I should have been working on my commercial projects today but was exhausted today trying to stay awake to get back to a day sleep schedule.
Managed to stay awake long enough so hopefully I get that back on track again soon. XD
I'd love to know what you think of it, whether you like it or not. ^ o^
I'll be attempting something where the image's silhouette becomes a frame to showcase some of my best works with some sort of moody music playing over it for a singular ad, but then also make an end cap out of it for future videos.
Mnrrg after another almost 12 hour session I've finally completed this piece.
My eyes feel like their melting. TT oTT
I'm really happy with how it came out. I do regret that it feels a bit stiff, but that's partially due to my still exploring the design and really wanting to have a good sense for their anatomy before doing anything that would distort their form too severely through forced perspective.
The False Mermaid can actually close her mouth completely without baring her teeth and when she does she's able to close her lips up showing off just her human ones with the monster lips tightly pursed shut to the point of seeming like a vague crack in her visage.
The True Mermaid also has similar such teeth though she cant open her jaw line to nearly such an extreme.
Story wise the 2 are trapped in a rather large research facility but despite the limited space the powers that be are powerless to bring down the False Mermaid without killing the True Mermaid, ash she willingly puts herself in the line of fire to protect the False, just as much as the False will viciously lash out at any soldiers or machines who try to get near them.
Werewolves would be little more than popcorn to this hulking abomination thankfully for them she exists far into the future of the world of Crimson Dames, in a time when mankind was finally starting to grasp the full extent of the lost technology and how to advance it to their cause.
I'll be posting it up to the Perilous Quest Gallery tomorrow as well and cast her out into the depth of the internet to see what shinies she can catch for me. ^ o^
I'd really love to hear what you all think of them and how they came out.
Still waiting on Dragon Shield to contact me about my current assignment, but they were moving house recently so I didn't want to bug them, I'll likely be starting up those projects this Monday but in the meanwhile I'll see if i cant advance the shewolf comic forward another page or so.
The whole set together at last!
Mummy Jar = Bearing a crude representation of the Lich Anubis.
Head Box = Bearing a cursed head that plagues Feif Lords across the frontier.
Monster Box = A very hangry Mimic.
Toy Box = Filled with plush representations of some of the various man eating monsters to plague the world.
Marionette Box = Some assembly required.
Goo Box = Contents under pressure.
Treasure Box = Worth the effort?
Spider Box = Best left buried deep below the earth.
Thise will primarily be used as clickable icons for the various Lore pages, but I'm also contemplating using some of them as illustrations to flesh out the Arcana, Monsters, and Myths/Legends pages.
Some of them did give me some fun ideas to play with doing some brief written articles over. Some of the characters and factions pages are so in depth that their a daunting prospect to begin, but some smaller pages concerning strange devices and or urban legends could be fun too.
I really need to make time to bust out that Spine Esoteric program again and see about using it to add some animation to a few of these. They would be really fun to see in a video game. but they'd need to move to really seal the deal.
Which vessel was your favorite? Did any of them inspire some questions or idea's you'd like to see explored further?
The only way to store your most important organs!
Hah, this Anubis esque character is pretty thick.
This this the set is complete!
Now I can move on to something more interesting.
Well just as soon as I knock out some commercial work. T oT
I kind of really want to do an new elaborate illustration not directly related to the current projects I'm on.
But I guess I've been dragging my feet long enough on these bigger projects.
I really need to get this novella and or comic finished so that I can point to them and say start here.
I really do need to start getting into the habit of writing more too tho to start fleshing out some of the lore sections out.
Everyday I find more pages that still need the new visuals added to. Starting to feel like I'll never get that part finished up.
Brother is trying to help me out with figuring out the code to add a hovering icon with a pop up text box.
I would set it up so that you'll see an icon with my avatar and you would then know that you can hover over it to get more info, like my internal thoughts on the various concepts and designs to be found on my site.
I could even use it to do a bit of role play with the characters by showing their internal thoughts. to help establish their voice some.
Could be a fun way to scatter content across the entire site to be hunted down. And / or maybe even start up a game were u can track down breadcrumbs.
I've been thinking that I need to get back to doing the Roll For Loot contests soon. I will need to change it up some though. I've got so much on my plate right now and not much in the way of funds.
*Cough!* Help support Studio-Aegis by becoming a patron today! *Cough!*
Since I cant afford to give out any very elaborate prizes was thinking of doing sketches again
but on a much smaller scale.
Perhaps doing a contest 1 per week. The roll codes are weighted to give more chances to the higher level patrons. but I also don't want people to feel like they have no chance of winning.
I'm trying to decide between either...
1) All patrons and non patrons who are part of the discord roll off once per week for 1 single sketch.
2) Rabbits, Cats, and Ravens, Roll against each other with the Werewolves having their own roll. 2 possible sketches to win.
3) all patrons roll off once per week, and maybe once a month non patrons are allowed to participate. But only on the same phase per month.
I want to ensure supporters feel like their getting their moneys worth out of helping me out financially but I also need to avoid taking on too much extra work that will just slow my progress down to a crawl.
Another idea I was contemplating was doing draw overs for aspiring artists to help suggest ways they could improve upon their current sketches.
Tell me what you think I'm deeply interested in knowing what you think would be fair.
What forbidden delights does this box hold?
Had a lucky mistake with one of the blend layers that I really liked for the goo leaking out of the box and decided to keep it.
Though its not a precise representation I wonder if anyone recognizes the lock/symbol in the center.
Just 1 more to go and i should finally be far enough along that that I can shift attention away from the overhaul for a while.
I'm kind of feeling like I really should make a 9nth box just to make a 3 sets of 3, and in case i end up needing another.
Would really help to quiet my OCD too. XD
Ended up redesigning this box some.
Originally it was going to be strange artifacts for the arcana section.
It's still a strange artifact but its more interesting now.
I've always been fascinated by these Japanese styled jointed dolls/marionettes.
I'd actually like to own a life size figure of this style some day.
I'll have to either make it myself or hire someone else to do it.
Story wise I do plan to have some of these as enemy creatures eventually.
They start off as the prototypes of what eventually become the panzers.
Only at this stage they have no use of their limbs but full consciousness still.
I've imagine entire video game boss fights using these before. were a massive mechanical spider puppeteers them into lashing out at intruders. I'd like to do another full illustration featuring them down the road.
Is she just being taken out of the box and assembled? Or is she about to be packed up and put into storage?
Man this one took me a while to finish up.
The perspective kept resisting me from beginning to end.
I still don't think that I fully nailed it, but I got it to a point were you should hopefully not notice too much. :\
They are really starting to look cool together tho. :D
So... Is this arm a natural part of this things anatomy or is there a lot more space in there than there seems?
This one was pretty fun to draw.
well the perspective wasn't XD
Though this one wasn't as aggravating as the Treasure box is currently being to me.
each one of these things perspective has major/mino flaws about them. ;0
Try not to look too closely at them. XD
4 more to go and I'll be able to move onto something else.
Wish I could just jump back into the shewolf, or novella, but I'll have to work in 2 more commercial illustrations first. T oT
Tell me what you think so far tho. Still need to redesign the crate box and think up 1 more design in the meanwhile.
Did you pick up your toys??
This one turned out a bit more sinister than I had originally intended it to. XD
Each of these toys, or at least the animal ones. represent some sort of deadly monster that inhabits the world of Crimson Dames that could swallow you whole. Yes even that one. XD
I really should get someone to make these someday as plushies.
Could have my own Studio-Aegis line of plush monsters. ^ o^
Website wise today I succeeded in getting the MISC and Comic Works galleries up to speed. be sure to check them out. :D
And please do your best to help me spread the word about my works I desperately need new supporters to help make ends meet out here. :\
If I can get like a thousand $2 patrons I'll be able to get a new vehicle and apartment much more more easily. ^ _^
WHY WOULD YOU HAVE THAT??
Hehe vessel 2 of 8, yeah turns out I'll need 8 not 7.
This one was pretty simple so was able to finish it relatively fast.
I'm in the middle of inking the Toy Box at the moment.
Ran into technical troubles and wasn't able to get the stream going yesterday.
I'm somewhat annoyed in that I'll need to take on another job for 2 illustrations pretty soon here.
I really want to just focus on these projects, but I can't afford to not take it on. T oT
I managed to get more PDFs, and Novella pages loaded up today for patron rewards.
I also set it up so that the NSFW images would be restricted to the Wood Tier member pages.
It's not a pay wall though so just need to register by picking a password email and name then you'll be able to access them from any of the normal galleries.
I just wanted to make it a bit harder for peeps to stumble into nsfw content without realizing it.
Dont forget the Red Bordered icons designate NSFW content.
WHATS IN THE BOX!!!?
Box one of se7en complete.
I also added a few more pages to the Silver Tier Section tonight. I found more works I had on hand that had variant takes on them so I decided to throw them up along with their associate High Res versions.
I'd love to hear back from peeps about what they think of the current state of the site and the quality of the reward perks.
I think that once I finish this set of Vessels for the lore section that I would like to knock out a new Crimson Dames illustration, then move back on to the shewolf comic.
before that though I'll be knocking out some sketch requests from birthday peeps.
I think i'd like to start doing contests maybe once a week with only 1 prize available, at least initially. Hopefully that way I can avoid falling behind on projects but also provide more value to the patron tiers.
you would have to sign up to the discord server to participate though. ^_~
I figured I'd post these all together for the sake of giving peeps an easy place to nab all 5 Low Res images in the same place.
Though I'm not sure just yet where I'll use them I went ahead and made up some silhouettes icons. I'm sure they will come in handy somewhere.
Haha seeing them all together like this really makes me want to get back to doing some work on "The Adventures of Kid and Dog" Though I'm afraid to say that I have far too many higher priority projects on my plate.