Rilly loving how little by little the piece becomes more alive!
The highlight layers will make it even more real.
I've no clue if I'll be able to get this done before Halloween, but am still digging the project all the same.
I'm still debating if I need to do a partial clothed variant just so I can post it without having to worry about censorship rules, and ensure it gets out to more peoples.
Would likely add several more days to the project. I for sure need to get this one done up for poster prints of some sort.
It's really starting to come to life now!!!
from right to left we got the base inks, the flat colors, and with the base shadow layers.
Still lots of work to go but already am starting to get a good sense of how it will all come together.
Colors will likely radically change along the way still as I balance things out.
Wont be streaming till likely Monday night due to getting kidnapped for my 40th birthday! which is... TODAY! October 15th 1981! The same year that The Howling and American Werewolf were released! Coincidence???
So much work to do still that I worry if I can get this knocked out before Halloween, though none of my previous attempts at a major Halloween project were on time so why not this one too? XD
I still need to do a more clothed variant for a general release and maybe to get some merch made too but will have to see how the time frame plays out and if it will damage the look of things to much.
Would love to get your feed back on them all though. Which one is your favorite of the ladies featured? do they feel distinct enough from one another? Which of them might you want to see expanded upon as deeper characters for Crimson Dames?
Gotta run for now, thanks so much for your continued support especially in these uncertain times, I can't even begin to show my appreciation to you all deeply enough as you deserve. ;D
Finally another completed animation!
You have no idea how difficult it was to get her hair looking this good. XD
I wanted to go with a much moodier project for this one.
The concept is that she was a soldier, or perhaps a town guard. and after having become cursed, terrified of what she might end up doing to her family she sought to end her own life.
The Curse of Lycanthropy, however, is not so easily shed.
When self harm is inflicted the body ends up undergoing an out of sequence transformation, that will essentially lock out their human consciousness.
This has the effect of forcing the victims mind to run on raw animal instinct. With the first goal on their plate being to sate their intense hunger.
Having fallen on her own sword this woman has introduced a new factor into already grim plight. The intense pain of the blade will prevent her from reverting back into human form. She will lack the strength of will to pull the blade out herself.
She will rampage across the lands until she some greater force is able to destroy her or wrench the blade from her body.
In her attempts to flee from her curse she has most assuredly wrought it upon her closest loved ones in ways that few will ever fully comprehend.
I might revisit this concept later on and consider making this character something along the lines of a boss encounter for the Crimson Dames. Something I'd love to integrate into the board game concept that's been brewing in the back of my mind for some time now.
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.
As there is no clothed variant for this piece there is no additional content to release to silver tier patrons at this time.
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!
Deeply sorry for the delay in updates of late!
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!
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! 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