Hoboy this took a while!
The main illustration was essentially completed weeks ago, but as I started breaking down the figure to rig it in Spine Esoteric I found that the main image changed just enough that I couldn't bring myself to finish posting it until the process had been completed.
Spine is such a crazy cool program! Been having a blast figuring out all its ins and outs to see what it can accomplish. There's still quite a ways to go until the animation is complete but you can see some glimpses of whats been figured out thus far.
Their just quick WIP animations where I simple slapped parts where they should be. They don't yet have proper squash and stretch, secondary movements, and ease in/out.
I think I probably broke the figure down far more than was actually necessary, now that I'm seeing all that the Mesh system can use. so the next piece will go much quicker. I'll even try my hand at animating some other artists images to see what I'm capable of.
Now all of these revelations have some major implications concerning how I move forward with my novella and Crimson Dames in general. I'll go into greater detail with what I've got planned in my next Raven Roundup (Formerly Raven Weekly).
Oh yeah and the pics have all been posted to the website too!
Regular versions for the Iron Tier,
High Res Files for the Copper tier,
Uncensored variants for the Silver Tier,
and the massive .PSD is available for Gold Tier Patrons (For learning purposes only)
Be sure to check them out and and tell me if you see any irregularities with the website. I'm sure I must have forgotten to link something properly somewhere.
Oh I also got the design over on teepublic as merch too!
Tell me what you think so far would love to hear what you think!
Apologies again for how long this has taken me to get a new update prepped for, I'll be posting some birthday sketches I recently created for peeps soon, and am also starting up on a new pic that I think is coming out rather well too.
Lots more to come see you soon in the stream tonight! And again for those of you who are already patrons, thank you so much! You have no idea how much you've helped me to advance as a creator.
Really hope I can track down a good local print shop that will let me get some new poster prints made soon. If you have any suggestions for places that can handle small print runs and ship please send it my way. ^_ ^
Current progress for the vid.
I started dropping in some simple sounds clips in to help inspire where to go next.
I wont be able to have them all the same pace and have this many pics in there.
I'll likely start to focus in on a few key pieces to give more focus to and let the smaller ones speed up or slow down based on how the beat changes.
I'm wondering if I should try including some of the other silhouettes of the Crimson Dames in the same style to show more images at once, or if that would be too distracting.
As a rough concept its coming along, but there still isn't quite that hook yet. I'll need to find an ideal piece of music to bring it all together and help me
In the end I suspect I'll be stripping out some of the pics to let it focus a bit more on the Crimson Dames stuff.
Tell me what you think so far and if u have any ideas you think could spark some inspiration.
Oh yeah please don't forget It would really help me out a ton if those of you are are my patrons could switch over to using my in site set up. Would seriously save me like an additional 50 dollars a month, which would help me big time with off setting the costs of my Adobe subscriptions for these programs.
Oh yeah and if u decide to switch over inform me that you are and I'll send u back your first payment after subscribing that way you wont be getting double charged. ^ o^
Now equipped with a fresh take on my logo I went ahead and upgraded my Adobe Cloud account to be able to have After Effects and Premier Pro. Actually I had to go with the full version (50 a month) so now have access to all of their programs.
So what we have here is an initial sort of rough draft on the concept I was thinking about making as a sort of trailer for the site and generally get peeps more aware of my work and the ways they can support it.
I need to get some music to edit the vid to which will allow me to better plan out the beats and timing. Might look for some public domain static to work in with the images. Towards the end it'll fade out into the full version of the logo, and probably some links to were u can find the page and credit any other creators whose content I end up needing.
Tell me what you think or if you had any ideas that you think would look cool with it all.