Couple of areas that need adjusting now that I see them with fresh eyes.
After taking a good long look at the newer versions of these 2 fighting I had done I realized a couple things about this pic.
1) Orphan didn't look nearly as big as she needed to compared to the newer works.
and 2) That Standards pose was pretty boring.
Doing large overhauls on already completed works can be a major pain given how many layers there are to work around. So instead of trying to fill in the holes of dozens of layers I decided that I'll just redo the backgrounds colors completely.
Will save a lot of time overall, that and I'm thinking the colors should be brought more in line with the later pieces. A warmer light source than the original cold.
Tell me what you think and if there's other aspects u wouldn't mind seeing me take another crack at while I'm at it.
I'm considering shortening the fur on Orphan's shoulders too since that aspect evolved as I continued drawing her over a years time.
Starting to feel like I'm never gonna be done with this product. I think though that once its all done that I'd like to crowd fund a hard cover book for those interested. Gotta research the best way to go about it. Seen some very nice crowd funded books that were very affordable.
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Finally it is complete!
Phewa man this one took me way too long to complete. What has it been, three weeks? Mnrrrg.
Its transformed so much from the original roughs I put together over half a year ago.
Sadly after all of this work I can't let the complete version of this pic out till the novella is complete.
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Been a challenge trying to find a color scheme best suited to push for a horror pulp theme.
I'm still not quite sold with where it's at just yet but its getting closer.
The big wolf in the back I think is working, but I might just have to go with a more natural color scheme for the girl.
Candle Flames don't feel good enough yet I'll give those another pass later before fully rendering them.
Still a ways to go but I'm still digging how its slowly starting to come together.
Tell me what you all think, does it have that Pulp Horror Vibe yet? Is it too Garrish? or not enough so? Or should i go with something a tad more natural?
Finally got the bulk of the flat colors put together.
I'm trying to go for more of a pulp horror style for the colors with this one, hence the strange color
set for the shewolf so far.
Still a lot of experimenting to go before its all all ready to go.
I'm pretty happy with how her clothing came out tho maybe its still not enough to be considered truly SFW. What do you think?
The clothed variant will be the publicly released version and the Nude variant will be for the Silver Tier and above.
I don't think that these flames are working just it'll get there tho. ^ _^
The main body inks are complete!
Now I just need to do up the torn clothing she'll be wearing for the SFW variant.
Man I can't believe how long it took me to get that stupid arm to work.
Everything else came together so quickly. = o=
Really hate when stuff like that happens.
As this is to be a gallery piece I couldn't let myself settle for such a glaring imperfection.
I wanted to try and experiment on some Pulp Novella type colors for this pick. Was leaning towards a sickly green potentially. But we'll see what feels right on the day of. XD
Hope you all like it as much as I do so far.
I wish I could get stuff of this level knocked out in a single day.
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Phewa much better progress tonight!
Just gotta finish inking this background now. Oh and the background. X0
I might need to make some adjustments to these hands still though.
They still feel a tad off to me.
What do you all think about them so far? Any recommendations on what feels off?
Man I need to find a better way to speed up this inking process.
Should have finished 3 pages of inks by this point. TT oTT
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Aurg THIS HAND!
Man yesterday I had one of those days were nothing I drew came out right, primarily concerning this one hand, spent over 12 hours trying to find a pose that works, and in my sleep deprived state I thought this looked okay but now with fresh eyes I'm just like... "Aurrg!"
Hopefully today I can get it figured out. Did some tweaks to the shewolf's anatomy. I need to tweek her legs a bit still. The big werewolf's lower body feels off balance at this point, due mostly because of how fast I was having to move by the end of the night.
Hrmm I'm wondering if shouldnt just make the big werewolf a female too. There isn't a lot of space to bring out the musculature the way I originally wanted and I the shape dynamic would better get the point across I think. not sure just yet, what do you think?
Was really hoping I would have been done with the inks by now.
once that hand is shorted out the rest will fall into place pretty quickly.
One thing I need to address a bit better is getting across the idea of short body fur on the lower extremities feels a bit sparse at the moment.
Feels like I took a step backwards yesterday over all. Maybe I've just deprived myself of sleep too much the last couple of days being so gung ho to finish the inks. :\
Is quite the challenge to get the werewolf fur to have the right sense of body and floof, so to speak.
This one hand is giving me trouble, took a considerable amount of time to get it looking this good, but it still feels off, cant quite put my finger on why yet.
I've been making non stop adjustments to the big werewolf this whole time, and it still has a ways to go, but I'm still digging where its going.
What do you all think about it? I really do want to hear what you all think whether positive or negative so I can better gauge what I'm doing wrong. XD
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I did another a big overhaul on the werewolf's face. And tried changing up the background to something a bit more eerie.
I kind of feel like i'm cheating by not showing where the candles connect, but I think it'll work out in the end.
I'm considering adjusting the fur on the fur around the biggun's face one more time.
Overall I'm really digging out this one is coming out. Will be a lot of fun to color.
The hours I have the energy to put in have grown quite a bit more now that I'm back on my own works. Went from 7-9 hours per day to 13-16 hours per day.
The actual progress made is comparatively small to other artists but I'm pretty happy with how its all shaping up.
Getting the idea now that whoever hasn't succeeded in turning yet gets stuck with the crap jobs, like keeping all the candles lit. XD
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Todays progress after a 15 hour livestream! :D
Got the shewolf almost completely inked
needs a few adjustments here and there but is off to a good start ^ o^
Also made more adjustments to the werewolf again, felt a bit off.
I'm really liking how this one is coming out so far. :D
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