Well, I had promised more concept art, but instead I’m just offering up the first frame of the comic to give you a look at the characters and the set. It’s what they call the ‘establishing shot’ in screenwriting and filmmaking. Anyway, Clara will be facing off against her sensei Ryujin as her last trial before earning her black belt. Fighting by her side will be one of Ryujin’s other promising students, a young man named Yoshi. In this intense battle, there is going to be some really funny moments as Ryujin teaches both Clara and Yoshi lessons in humility, patience… and smiling.
The reason I didn’t have time for concept art is because this entire set I decided to use dynamic clothing, which requires running a cloth simulation for every article of clothing. While this offers a more realistic look for their apparel, it requires extra time while the simulation runs for each piece of clothing. On each character. For every frame. Yeah…
In the poll to decide the next dossier, it would seem the winner right out of the gate was Clara. So I had already started putting the set and outfits together last week. Everything is finished, and production has started. Release date will be Friday, December 12th 2014.
In regards to the questions concerning future dossiers, I do like the idea people posted in the previous thread about doing them in order of their popularity. So I will leave that poll open and refer to it next dossier outing.
Last thread reached 100 comments! I love that the site lurkers came out in a big way and voiced their opinions. I love hearing from you guys, so thank you all for your comments and your voting. Keep it up! Don’t vanish back in the shadows!
Clara Ravens Ep. 4: Colombina’s Illusion is, once again, going on the back burner. There is just no way it will be done before Christmas, and although I’ve been in a better spot financially since I started selling the dossiers and getting my products in other market places, I simply cannot stretch it for more than two months it seems. Christmas is fast approaching and I’ve realized I need to immediately switch gears if I want to put something out in time for the holidays so I can go home and see my family.
So we are going to get to work right away on a new dossier. However, in order to bring the most popular option into production, we have set up a poll for you all to vote in. So choose which dossier you’d like to see most. We are going to run this poll for only a few days because, honestly, I am going to need to get to work on it ASAP.