Tag: Clara Ravens

25
Feb

Return to Normalcy

Fetish ClaraOkay, 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!

Unfortunately, I feel I’ve shared too many frames from this comic already, and I really want to keep the surprise of this story under wraps, sooooo… I cooked up a little something else for you.

16
Dec

The Dossier Series: One Who Smiles – Now Available

The most karate-tastic of all the dossiers in The Dossier Series, One Who Smiles, featuring the lovely Clara Ravens is now available in the Epoch Art store. Go pick yourself up a copy for only $9.99 USD.

In this dossier, Clara faces off against her sensei in a final trial to earn her black belt. But he teaches her a lesson she wasn’t quite prepared for!

And if you pick up a copy, please consider leaving a review and/or a rating on the product page to help other potential buyers. If you’d like to discuss anything in particular regarding this dossier, feel free to leave a comment in this thread and we can get a dialogue going.

8
Dec

Update – Dossier 5

One Who Smiles - Update 01Just a quick update and tease from Epoch, who is still hard at work.

4
Dec

Turkey is for the Birds

One Who Smiles - Concept Art 02Hey, ya’lls. Hope my American brothers and sisters had a relaxing holiday filled with tannins and tryptophan. I am back from my Thanksgiving vacation in San Francisco and it’s business as usual around here. The cloth sims are still taking forever… typically about two hours to calculate all nine simulations for the scene. Also, the actual fighting poses are taking a really long time to pose since I am paying special attention to balance and weight.

21
Nov

Cloth Sims = No Concept Artwork

One Who Smiles - Frame 001Well, 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…

13
Nov

One Who Smiles – Coming Friday December 12th

One Who Smiles - Coming December 12thIn 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!

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Current Project:
Clara Ravens Ep. 4: Colombina's Illusion

Story/Script:
Completed
Characters & Clothing:
Completed
Set Building & Lighting:
Completed
Finished Renders:
34%
Animations:
0%
Audio Score & Sound Effects:
28%
BONUS - Desktop Wallpapers:
Completed
BONUS - Character Bios/Turntables:
80%
Total Completion:
30%
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