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.
Been plugging away at these shadow layers trying to get the sense of lighting just right. The base colors will likely wildly change as things move forward, as I'll be giving everything a greenish tinge from above. Will be a lot of back and forth to get all the elements to feel natural to one another.
If anything sticks out as particularly wrong at the moment tho please don't hesitate to bring it up to me so I can correct it before it becomes a major hassle to do so. :p
I really get a kick out of drawing these 2, their faces are so much more expressive than some of my other characters. Well I guess Prisoner's is a bit more subdued here but usually, there's a lot going on there. XD
I may change the colors for Granny Wolf's attire completely perhaps something more violet? The nice thing with this process is that its relatively easy for me to adjust the base colors without having to radically alter the shadow layers.
I can't really tell how much longer this piece will take, but hopefully not too much longer. I'm pretty eager to knock out the Vampire Vs. piece and be able to see the whole set side by side.
If the novella can have a dust jacket it might be fun to have it be reversible so that all 4 can be displayed somewhere.
Man this ones been taking up so much time and I really have no idea why.
Am I letting too many things distract me on a daily basis??
Whatever the cause I really love how its coming out.
I deeply apologize for the lack of new posts, but I have been plugging away at these projects diligently.
I just feel that it wastes too much time posting each nights progress every night, especially if the average viewer can't really see the difference.
So I had been waiting for better milestones to show off. :p
Tell me though if you prefer seeing those progress reports.
With September around the corner I really need to start thinking up what this years Halloween project will be.
Should I add a couple spooky ladies to the Ladies of Halloween project? Or would peeps prefer more progress on The Shewolf Bride comic? (Now housed under "Projects".
I really need to get back to the writing of the novella too.
I've been plugging away at these pages trying to get them looking just right!
I had decided to break down the muzzle shift stage of the Brides transformation into 3 pages, to help show off the transition better.Sori for the lack of updates!
I was kidnapped for the 4th to visit family, then later had kidney stones issues, which I think I managed to treat before it went critical mass.
Overall though I need to get better with regular updates. So many apologies! I'm sure you'll like what I've been cooking up during this period though. ^_ ^
Originally I wanted to have it set up that the Dames manage to take down one of the 4 lords themself. Which of course sets the ire of the rest of their forces squarely against them, eventually leading to their having a near miss encounter with White Wolf.
So with that in mind I'm thinking that this should be setting up one of the original 4, or a replacement for one of the Lords lost during the storyline.
I'm still brain storming ideas so we'll see where it all goes. ^_ ^
Be sure to tell me what you really like so far and what you think needs a bit of tweaking while there's still time.
I hope you all had a great holiday and I'm eager to bring more creations to you soon!
Since my Niece is visiting for the weekend things will be rather quiet from me this weekend.
But in the meanwhile I thought I'd share my current progress with the Shewolf Brides pages I've been refining.
Here's a Side by side of the initial rough pencils with the ones I've been refining.
For page 4 the biggest changes were for the 3rd and 4th panel. The 3rd especially fought back for several days before I got an ideal pose pinned down. XD
Page 10 is largely the same just more refined now.
I'm not sure yet if I want to finish up all the pages before moving on to my next full color illustration or not. I got 2 more Vs pics to do still too, one for Prisoner and one for Vampire.
Been mostly jumping to the pages that had needed the most work to stand properly on their own for the now.
Apologies for the lack of updates, I'm still diligently working on this project, I just don't post the progress every day due to it sometimes not being easily visible whats changed if your not directly comparing them. :p
Sadly it's been taking longer than I'd like tho.
I managed to get back onto a day shift sleep schedule, but I still have such a hard time to reach 100% energy. :\
Currently I'm working in the highlight layer. It's much easier now to grasp what it's final form will be now, I'm still pushing and pulling stuff back and forth till I find the right balance for everything.
Once its complete I'll be holding another Roll for Loot Contest and knocking out the back log of the queue.
Would really like to get peeps feedback on the current progress.
I had to reduce the intensity of the red for Standard's banner due to it confusing her silhouette. I contemplating if I need to adjust her lighting to reflect more of a night scene, due to the different coloration of this moons lighting.
I'm not sure if after this project if I'll be going straight into the 3rd for the set or do something with the novella or something completely different altogether. Voice what you'd like to see in the Discord.
Also for my Patrons I'd love to hear from you all as to whether any of you are having any issues accessing your rewards, or if the system is too confusing to navigate. So I can get it straightened up. :p
Don't forget I stream almost daily so be sure to track me down in the links in the footer. ^o ^
Man these swords took a lot longer to draw out than I had hoped.
Been fighting with sleep issues and being super lethargic, but it feels like I'm finally starting to break free of that hellish cycle.
I'm starting to debate if I shouldn't change the banner so that it passes behind her rather than the front.
Hrmm actually I think one of the swords needs to be moved down some too, doesn't feel quite right to me at the moment.
I'm already getting the flat colors worked out and will be able to start figuring out the shadow layers very soon!
Tell me what you think so far!
Will be starting my daily stream soon, hope to see you there!
Sorry that the updates slowed down a bit, the inking stage always becomes a slow crawl. That and I worry peeps will loose interest seeing too much of the in between stages as I get it up to speed. XD
Don't forget those of you not active on the Crimson Dames Discord that I'm hosting another roll for loot which ends on the first.
Just a small one, not nearly as many sketches as last time but boosting rules are still in effect so if your close you could try and get a friend to sign on as a patron and get that prize pot just a wee bit bigger. ^_ ^
Am really enjoying how this coming out so far. There's lots of little adjustments and details to add in still but its coming along nicely.
Gotta decide for Prisoner's project if her villain should be Granny, one of the lead jailers, or perhaps granny flanked by 2 jailers. Which would you like to see?
Don't forget still got an open offer where if peeps sign onto Minds and drop me a follow that they can earn a sketch reward. Site can be a tad off putting initially, but get u a good feed of artists going there and eventually get the Plus mode to drop the adds and u'll find it has a very wholesome community with really engaged peeps.
Your voice can stand taller without so much other nonsense drowning you out. It is still undergoing growing pains, but I foresee it turning into a great place for creators to flourish.
Trying to stay up to resynce my borked sleep schedule, thanks to that though was able to finish up the pencils for this piece! :D
The banner was quite the challenge to get just the right amount of flow out of it. The worn out swords are representative of Standard going down the Path of Pins, or was it Needles??
I really like how White Wolf came out looming above.
I wanted him tearing at her banner, but I just couldn't quite figure out the pose for that, and it made less sense as the bottom portion neared completion. I think this works out rather well though.
Don't be afraid to send some feedback my way, can help a lot at this stage! Tell me if anything feels off or missing.