Complete at last! Man this took so long to complete, I really hope it was worth the effort. If you really like the final results please be sure to share it around and show it some love. :p
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Starting today I'll be getting back to my sketch queue and knocking out as many as I can per day.
If you have a reservation in the queue and haven't filled it out yet nows the time. I really want to get it emptied out before moving on to my next piece and holding some contest for peeps.
And Don't forget!
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Also never feel like your not good enough to bring me feed back or critiques of my creations. Even an amateur artist can spot things I can improve upon at times. ^_ ^
3 of the 10 Shewolf ladies are complete! I hope to finish up the dark one in the back and the pale one next to her tonight and if there's time the blond one in the back too.
Is getting very close to completion now! Though I'm still wrestling with the idea of doing a censored variant where they have torn shreds of clothing covering them up.
I've no clue how much time that will ultimately add and or if it will take something away from the finished piece or worse, add something that might just not work without with the main piece.
Will just have to wait and see. :p
Once its complete I'll be getting active with the sketches and contests again as I jump right into the next work.
And don't forget! If your a patron and not part of the Crimson Dames Discord or the Livestreams or never even logged into the site once, then your really not getting the full value of your contributions. :p
And I'd love to be able to get more involved with you all to ensure I'm delivering the experience your hoping for.
With the background textured I started working in the highlights, starting with the cloth at the bottom. Experimented with a lot of different colors for it but found that a purple hue complimented the reds and orangy flesh tones best.
Am now working the highlight into Lady Wolf in the back.
Man the reduced scale drawing never feels quite as good as the high res version I'm working on. I need to find a more efficient means of reducing their scale. Has to be a setting I'm missing somewhere.
Is looking more and more like I wont be able to reach my personal goal of Halloween for this piece despite my earlier start for it sadly. .o ,
I'm sure tho that the extra time poured into it will really shine through at the end. ;D
What do you think so far? Any thing feel off yet? Any details stand out as needing a touch up or second pass? Send any feedback my way and consider joining the Discord or livestreams to be able to see it worked live and join the conversation. ^_ ^
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!