Tag: Clara Ravens
Well, I am officially back to work on Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion. Thank you everyone for your patience over this year as I pumped out what felt like a dozen dossiers. I am extremely excited to be returning to this comic and even more eager to see it finished (as I imagine many of you are as well). I’ve enjoyed getting back into Barca’s mindset by re-reading the script and using his insanity and rage to pose him in ways that makes his madness and fury shine through in the imagery. I think you’re going to love to hate this nutjob.
I know you are curious about a release date, but the last three or four dossiers should be a pretty solid indicator that release dates are no longer something I offer up. So I am going to work on this hard, at a very steady clip, adhering to my calendar, and hoping to get it out as soon as humanly possible. Keep in mind, the time frame for the comics is always longer as we have sound effects, audio score, animation, and other additional work to do. The comic itself is much more difficult to code due to the image overlay technology used to show action in the frames. All this results in a longer production schedule, so please be patient. I want to give you the best possible product for your money. I promise you it will be worth the wait.
Dossier 012: Grand Horizontal, featuring the always lovely Clara Ravens, is available now in the Epoch Art store! So click the link and go grab yourself a copy of some steamy Victorian-era sex!
In this dossier, Clara researches a mystical artifact but cannot discover its secrets. But inadvertently she manages to trigger the artifact and is transported back in time to Victorian-era Paris where she is the plaything of infamous courtesan Cora Pearl and her longtime suitor Prince Napoléon Bonaparte.
I took my time with this set, most of it spent building these two incredibly detailed sets. Each image took a very long time to set up due to the number of characters and their clothing needing fit sculpts nearly every frame. It was a pain in the ass to have to resculpt tighter fits for Clara’s stockings and corset constantly, and also having to deal with the slow response from working with so many characters wearing poly-heavy clothing in scenes that are already very poly-heavy. Yes, this was a difficult set to produce, but every set has it’s own unique set of challenges and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I hope you enjoy this set. Clara looks so beautiful in that hairdo and I have to say that Cora has quite a remarkable tushy. Pay attention to the information provided in the early frames to better help you understand the dossier, and let me know what you think of the art and narrative below in the comments. And as always, if you purchase a copy, please consider leaving a review for other potential buyers.
Still plugging away slowly at this set, but I did promise another teaser so here you go. I still don’t have a specific release date slated, but I can say with certainty that Dossier 012: Grand Horizontal will definitely be released this month. This set had two of the most complicated sets I’ve ever built. I swear, every time I set out to do something I think will be fairly simple, it almost always ends up becoming way more complex than I originally imagined. But maybe that’s saying more about my process than anything. I think I’ll shelf that for now and muse it over later…
I hope you enjoy this piece, featuring the historic male suitor of the infamous Cora. Someone requested a full-body shot in the comments so I rendered this one out to include everything. Also, as mentioned previously, their outfits have been tweaked a bit so I hope you like the changes. I personally love Clara’s neck frill. That and her hair… RAWRRR.
So sit tight ladies and hyenas. Good stuff coming soon. And a minor announcement closer to the end of the month. Enjoy the rest of your week and take it easy!
Here’s another promo for you to enjoy as I continue to whittle away at Dossier 012: Grand Horizontal, featuring the intrepid British treasure hunter Clara Ravens, as well as my 3D version of Cora Pearl, a real English beauty who became a famous courtesan in France during the Victorian Era. These outfits have been added to since this render, so they don’t quite reflect exactly what they are wearing in the story, but you get the idea. I went with my own version of Cora, not relying on historical accuracy for her face or body, since this is 3D and I like to stick to a stylized body type.
More previews will be coming as we get closer. In regards to those of you who are not fans of lesbian action, or Clara being bi-sexual, let me point out a few things. First, there is straight sex in this set. This dossier will feature some lesbian sex but mostly FFM straight sex. The male is another character from history and I tried to make him look as much as possible like his historical counterpart. Who he is is largely irrelevant to the dossier overall, and won’t affect future Clara Ravens stories, so I won’t mention his name but visual cues will be there for those of you who like to do a deep dive into the story aspects of the dossier.