Was just randomly sketching after knocking out a bunch of Birthday requests that piled up on me. and really liked how this pose was coming along.
The amazing Wereworld helped me out with a quick draw over that helped me to better zero in on how to portray the anatomy.
The final version is a mixture of the 2.
Concept is that she was a soldier or guard of some sort who had been infected, and attempted to destroy herself before she could become a threat to her loved ones.
Not realizing that major self inflicted wounds causes the body to go into an immediate out of cycle shift, locking out her human mind to protect itself.
Causing a sort of wild berserker mode. Whats worse is with the sword embedded into her body she wont be able to shift back into human form. Becoming a true monster.
Catching up on some of the various birthday sketches and draw over requests I hadn't gotten around to posting up yet. :p
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?
Inks are progressing for Orphan! Hair needs more work doesn't feel quite right just yet but is getting there. ^ o^
Finally got Standards inks just about finished for this pic! Need to finish adding the scales of her under armor and tighten up some of the line weights.
Then I'll begin inking Orphan! shes about 75% transformed here, already double her original size and her muzzle full of fangs is starting to elongate!
At this point in the story Prisoner and Vampire have both fallen into a collapsed floor and wound up in a strange warped space within the seams of the doom cabin.
Will the Monstress succeed in in using Orphan to slay her intruders??
Next novella Illustration I'm working on.
Some items don't feel quite like their working yet and some of the adjustments I've made feel like they've thrown off the balance, so I'll have to tinker with the overall layout.
Not sure if Orphan's face in this pic is quite working out, feels a tad small too.
Contemplating redoing the expression entirely.
Current progress with the next novella illustration! :D
Really liking how this one is developing so far. ^_ ^