Mnrrg accurate foreshortening and perspective can be such a pain sometimes. XD
Lotta changes / refining to get the anatomy and body language to all match up properly. Started shrinking down Standards face but i think it might be too large now still compared to the rest of whats visible of her body.
Mnrrg accurate foreshortening and perspective can be such a pain sometimes. XD
Hrmm not sure which variation of this pic feels better just yet.
I shrank down Orphan's body initially because I wanted to get more of her arms in there, but now I'm thinking it feels too small so I made a quick edit using the mid and large scale to see how it feels. I'm not sure which feels best just yet given how big she is in some of the other pics in the novella.
Thinking about it now I think trying to update a pencil sketch from half a year ago is restricting me too much.
I'm thinking I just need to start over from scratch and find a better dynamic pose for this particular piece.
This project has gone on for so long It feels like I've wildly improved from the earlier pieces in the set now. I'm sort of feeling like I really should just do something extreme like start over. I guess given the nature of a novella it wont be quite so big an issue if there are some inconsistencies in the character models or skill levels, but it just riles up my perfectionist nature really bad. :\
What do you think??? Leave a comment and help me decide.
Or is anyone reading these?? Y oY
Commend below here if u do. :c
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?
Just realized I never posted a clean ink set for the clothed and non clothed variants.
I even set it up so there can be just a topless (and or bottomless) variant.
Only the first of these final versions will be available to non patrons.
Which one do you like more??
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
Tell me what you all think so far!
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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
Please be sure to help spread the word if you really like it.
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Did up the clothing for a censored version, also adjusted the werewolf's fur a bit and added a bit of jewelry on the shewolf to add more to the Gothic feel to the piece. Tell me what you think! :D
The Fief Lord Revealed, impressed with what a good girl his Shewolf has been.
I'm leaning towards the Lord falling into the role of Gold Wolf, one of the Four lords, among the Fang. His power will be added to the pack where he himself will gain his lycanthropy via his new bride.
This page still wasn't sitting well with me. Beefed up the look of ferocity of her close up, Tilted the panel border to make her feel less claustrophobic. and re positioned the victim so that the action reads a bit better.
Wasn't digging the second panel, anatomy was too off and kind of doubling up on the anticipation. I think this works better, tho i think the eyes aren't scary enough just yet. Not sure if the body of the second thief makes sense yet too. Tell me what you think. :0
Second head meats with physics, as a 4th character is introduced!
A familiar scent snaps her out of her blood lust.
Hrmm I hadn't intended on this guy being anyone of major importance to the wider story line of Crimson Dames that I have planned. Though now I'm thinking.
I do have a few roles that haven't been fleshed out or designed yet.
And if our gal here was a gift from the fang for services rendered, then perhaps it might be ideal if our Fief Lord here is developed into one of the 4 generals of the Fang.
White and Black are fulfilled already. So I'm leaning toward blue or brown wolf.
Though those names don't really evoke any sort of danger. What if I go with Timber for brown. and ... hrmmm.
With Blue Wolf I guess I was leaning more towards a different shade of black. Really isnt working tho.
hrmm yeah looking up pics now I think gold will work better.
Timber will be a more typical shade of brown with gold wolf being more of a light toasted brown.
White, Black, Timber, and Gold. Or should White be silver or gray? X0
Tell me what you think, and what you think of the progress thus far. do any of the panels feel particularly off to you? I know i keep sliding off model for the shewolf, which pages do u think I really need to take a second look at? Does anyone read these posts?? ._ .
Shifted some elements around to make more space and simplified the first panel. Also changed up that one panel that just looked... wrong. XD
I'll work in a grisly sound effect into the background for the severed head scene. But I'm not the best at text so I'll likely be playing with fonts to come up with something that looks a bit better.
I do like how the second thief turned out who is literally trying to escape the comic at this point XD
Was looking at these 2 pages and realized that the final panel of 18 and the first of 19 just didn't gel right, and since they were both somewhat similar I opted to keep the one that fed best into the next page.
I might still want to adjust the 4th panel on page 18, it still doesn't quite feel right yet.
I think maybe 2-3 more pages and a cover and things should be ready to start inking/refining.
Hrmm need to think about how to design her master/groom now. If I make him too cool people will expect to see him more down the line, but not cool enough and it might not be as satisfying a finish. :p
Tell me what u think though, and by all means point out what u think looks stupid and that I need to fix, just be classy about it. XD
Didn't get as far along as I had hoped to get today. Can't quite decide if I should show more of the shewolf in the first panel. I'd like to get a panel were I show the scale of her face up close to his. right before biting his head off.
Not sure if I shouldn't scale everything down to get more apace to maybe show his head bouncing away in the distance, or up toward our face. just not sure if these are the ideal angles to use given the space some of them are taking up.
Will see what I think tomorrow after seeing them with fresh eyes. :p
Looking back at page 18 I'm wondering if I should try showing the shewolf following through with her killing in that second panel which right now is just an anime esque motion showing the point of impact, or maybe at least his body from the shoulders up.
Tell me what you think and which idea's sound best to you. ^ _^