Man this ones been taking up so much time and I really have no idea why.
Am I letting too many things distract me on a daily basis??
Whatever the cause I really love how its coming out.
I deeply apologize for the lack of new posts, but I have been plugging away at these projects diligently.
I just feel that it wastes too much time posting each nights progress every night, especially if the average viewer can't really see the difference.
So I had been waiting for better milestones to show off. :p
Tell me though if you prefer seeing those progress reports.
With September around the corner I really need to start thinking up what this years Halloween project will be.
Should I add a couple spooky ladies to the Ladies of Halloween project? Or would peeps prefer more progress on The Shewolf Bride comic? (Now housed under "Projects".
I really need to get back to the writing of the novella too.
Man these swords took a lot longer to draw out than I had hoped.
Been fighting with sleep issues and being super lethargic, but it feels like I'm finally starting to break free of that hellish cycle.
I'm starting to debate if I shouldn't change the banner so that it passes behind her rather than the front.
Hrmm actually I think one of the swords needs to be moved down some too, doesn't feel quite right to me at the moment.
I'm already getting the flat colors worked out and will be able to start figuring out the shadow layers very soon!
Tell me what you think so far!
Will be starting my daily stream soon, hope to see you there!
Sorry that the updates slowed down a bit, the inking stage always becomes a slow crawl. That and I worry peeps will loose interest seeing too much of the in between stages as I get it up to speed. XD
Don't forget those of you not active on the Crimson Dames Discord that I'm hosting another roll for loot which ends on the first.
Just a small one, not nearly as many sketches as last time but boosting rules are still in effect so if your close you could try and get a friend to sign on as a patron and get that prize pot just a wee bit bigger. ^_ ^
Am really enjoying how this coming out so far. There's lots of little adjustments and details to add in still but its coming along nicely.
Gotta decide for Prisoner's project if her villain should be Granny, one of the lead jailers, or perhaps granny flanked by 2 jailers. Which would you like to see?
Don't forget still got an open offer where if peeps sign onto Minds and drop me a follow that they can earn a sketch reward. Site can be a tad off putting initially, but get u a good feed of artists going there and eventually get the Plus mode to drop the adds and u'll find it has a very wholesome community with really engaged peeps.
Your voice can stand taller without so much other nonsense drowning you out. It is still undergoing growing pains, but I foresee it turning into a great place for creators to flourish.
Been working on this one off and on since I started my last major sketch reward push.
Those are nearing completion or should be by the end of the next week I suspect.
Am really digging how this ones coming along tho. I had essentially already flatted the piece which will make getting around to the colors easier as well.
Still not entirely sure how I want to approach the colors for this one, since I could go with a more traditional pallet, or something that evokes more of a mood.
I tend to use the same handful of color schemes a bit too often with my completed works as well so would be fun if I could find a pallet outside of my comfort zone that I can get to work. :p
Don't forget peeps can earn a sketch reward from me if they opt to register and follow me on Minds.com. Lotta rising artists there worth following, and soon enough I'll start accepting minds tokens for sketch rewards.
I'm wanting to look into re host my website to minds.com at some point as it would allow my website to earn tokens at that point from visitors.
But there's a lot of technology I need to come to grips with, and it will be a slow grind, that and still need to earn enough tokens to unlock pro mode.
Tho I hear their looking to adjust how that mode works so things are still a bit in the air.
I did see tho that Webflow has a website building app thats much more diverse with the number of unique processes it can handle.
It would be much more capable of performing the tasks I was looking to accomplish before.
Where if you log in that the sites common art assets would adapt to reflect the your patronage rank. Lotta research to do tho but something to look forward to. ^o ^
Sorry for not getting more in between updates made. Do people prefer slower updates or more frequent ones?
I get so little feed back these days that I'm not sure what people like anymore. :\
Flats are mostly down, and am working on the shadow layers now and some light lighting to use as a guide. Still a ways to go.
Sadly my sleep schedule shifted forward again by some 4 hours. Suuuuper annoying. I still need to finish the Double Shewolf animation. This will be animated in a similar way but should go much quicker as its composed of far fewer parts that will need to be adjusted and matched up.
Hows the mood feel so far overall? might need to change the colors of her gear off to the side there, as it feels like it clashes at the moment.
I'm really digging it overall tho. Might look into writing a short story for this one. describing the changes and emotions.
Tell me what you think tho!
Inks are coming along nicely! I'm going to see if I can't do something with this in Spine Esoteric too but will set it up so that I don't need to break it down quite so much. Which should save me a lot more time.
Hair will be an issue tho, will probably have to break that down deeper, and probably that back arm and hand. Which is why I saved the hair for last :p
Wont be able to post anything new for some days as I'll be kidnapped. Make sure you all stay safe over the holidays and especially stay informed!
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Mnrrg I'm moving so slowly! Yo Y
Been dealing with an intense lack of energy due to depression and various other maladies that have crippled my progression with this piece.
I've succeeded in getting the main body to be segmented in such a way that it should look seamless when its animated.
It wont have a huge amount of movement but I'm hoping that it will have a really interesting affect seeing her with an idle breathing animation.
Was really hoping to have this done before Halloween but its feeling like that wont be achievable.
Debating if I should switch to the animation once the body is complete or to do the background first so that it at least looks good as a static piece.
Oh yeah need to add the shredded clothing too.
Which route would you like to see me take with it?
Sorry for the long stretch without an update,!
Have been rather short on energy and didn't want to keep flooding the feed with only slightly more complete iterations of the previously posted image.
This is going to be my Halloween project for this year. will be getting it all set up t sell as shirts. the torn clothing is still up for debate if peeps would like a version with slightly more clothing. :p
I also want to try and cut this image apart to try and give it some animation via the Spine Esoteric program. I want to try and see how close I can accomplish some ambient animations similar to what they used in Dragons Crown. Albeit with a very different style.
I went ahead and included a couple of tough sketches I'd done since posting the last completed pic for those who hadn't seen them yet. ^_ ^
I feel my followings growth has grown rather stagnant due to my having to withhold my completed Novella pages. Do you think that I should start posting those to other social galleries? I don't want those of you who've been supporting me financially to feel that you've somehow been swindled or something. But I need to start posting more to widen my net.
Wont be enough to just be able to buy groceries in the future. I have so many projects I want to accomplish but will need the support of other creators to do so. Tell me what you think though, especially if your a patron! I want to ensure you are getting the value you feel is satisfying for the level of support you've gifted me with over these years.
Definitely feel though that I need to start putting out more stand alone art that tells its own small story. As my following is if anything declining since I've been focusing on my Novella.
Hoping I can get more energized before my birthday this 15th!? Don't forget I stream nearly every night if I'm awake enough to. ^_ ^
I crave your feed back! feel free to point out anything you feel is off with the pic. So I can better improve it. ^_ ^
Oh yeah is this even something you'd want to wear? or would a different medium be to your liking?
Colors are coming along slowly but surely!
Given the complexity of the forms its been a challenge to figure out the lighting.
The inks have been getting tweaked ever so slightly along the way too.
Currently am working in the highlights, still a ways to go but its starting to come to life now. ^ o^