Here’s the latest update I can provide you all. This is the 95% complete ‘trophy room’ set of one Hugo Von Eschen of Starnberg, Germany. Hugo is an old friend of Clara’s father and the two would often embark on treasure hunts together, splitting the spoils 50/50. As Clara grew up, Von Eschen was a constant figure, and a man she would come to admire for his boisterous attitude and jovial, fun-loving spirit. After the mysterious death of Clara’s parents, Von Eschen took care of her parent’s estate for a time and, as the trustee of her parent’s estate, even lived with Clara at her manor until she came of age to legally inherit the estate, wealth, and possessions. It was during this time that Hugo Von Eschen became a father figure to Clara, as well as a mentor, imparting all of his treasure hunting craft onto her.
Hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving enjoyed your holiday and had some quality time with family and friends, and quality turkey and stuffing. I am back to work today on Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion after a long 5-day holiday, and here to drop a short update since you all were clamoring for some news in the previous post.
So the tech room set is finished. I am building the next set, but have run into some heavy roadblocks with vertex normals causing weird shading effects on my surfaces. So I am trying to fix this, but it is taking a little time. I don’t have any new images to share, unfortunately, but I will share some renders as soon as I solve this problem.
There’s nothing else to report at the moment. Talk to you guys soon!
When you’re as wealthy as Clara, having your super-secret tech room upgraded to a newer state-of-the-art version is easily accomplished. So here is the work-in-progress tech room, nearly finished, that will appear in Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion. I’ve included Clara in one of the images so you can get a feel for the size of the room. Those who have read Clara Ravens Episodes 1 and 2 will recognize the majority of the set’s props, but many new ones have been added, and it has been outfitted to just feel more ‘real’. Feel free to leave your opinions on it in the comments section below.
As I mentioned previously, in between working on commissions I’m doing the preproduction for Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion. Part of that preproduction is dressing characters in new outfits. Since, once my hardware upgrade has been complete, the frames and animations of the new comic will be rendered in Octane, Leslie’s new outfit needed to be optimized for that render engine. So here is a sample of how she will appear in the new comic. Hope you like her!
More commissions coming this week.