Happy Star Wars Day to you all!
As SDCC steadily approaches (July 8th – July 12) and my income just as steadily wanes, I find myself once again having to add the dreaded “ripcord date” to my project calendar. I was paid out from my other markets for my April sales and things are not looking so great financially. I will find myself in dire straights by the beginning of June, and though my calendar indicates a completion date for Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion near and around mid-June, there is absolutely no certainty. The difference between the concrete release dates of image sets and the more elusive dates of comics is that I never know how many pages a comic will be, nor can I estimate just how long setting up an animation will take (could be several hours or several days based on complexity) or render (typically takes days). With image sets, I know in advance how many frames it will be, how long it
We are moving into the very last set of the comic, which is exciting since I am ready for a scenery change, so I thought I’d share one last image before moving into the new set and starting the final push for the remaining renders. I expect things to speed up quite a bit at this point because these are text-heavy scenes, which means that I will be eating up pages of the script with very few renders. Most of it is in flavor text for the scenes, adding that eroticism you’ve come to expect from my works. And boy, is it ever steamy! I’ve written and re-written these last scenes a few times and just reading this shit gives me a boner! It’s fucking hot, trust me.
Okay, so Rio de Janeiro was not quite the equivalent of World War I, but I do feel battle scarred for sure. The trip to Rio was 17 hours each way (total travel time 34 hours; not all flight time), and I caught a cold on my return flight. So now I am in the midst of a full blown cold (sore throat, sneezing, heavy cough, and runny nose), but I am so eager to get back to rendering that I am sitting here with a steaming cup of hot tea and Clara’s beautiful face staring back at me through my monitor. To get motivated, I packed up a .dcv and read through what I have of Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion finished so far. Let me just say that, despite having started on this over a year ago, it is still my best looking work to date! I can’t wait to finish it and share it all with you!
I don’t know what this is. It was meant to be a test of several things. First, a converted fetish outfit to fit my Clara body with converted Octane materials. Second, a test render of Barca’s cock in close-up to make sure it looks right. And lastly, a test of Clara’s alternate nipple texture (which I’ve been using a lot in renders lately) with new, custom displacement to give the areolas puffiness and some of those bumpy gland things (I’m sure science named them but I can’t be fucked to look it up right now).
So what you get is a hodge-podge of all of those things. The image makes no sense. It is not, in any way, indicative of what will happen in the upcoming comic. I only wanted to share because it turned out really well and thought my hyena-pack would enjoy something new to gnosh on.
I’ll check back in as soon as I can. In the meantime, have a good week and enjoy yourselves!