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.
Hey you, reading this… move your eyes a few inches down and to the right. You see those two new areas in the sidebar marked ‘Hardware Upgrade Goal’ and ‘Donations’? Good. Congratulations, you’ve passed the official Epoch Art Eye Examination… which 9 out of 10 doctors agree is utterly fucking useless in diagnosing eye problems.
However, it does help you help me fix my problem… my hardware problem, that is (OMFG, brilliant segue, Epoch)!
So we set up this little plugin to help track the progress towards my goal of $1,550 USD to upgrade my hardware on my render rig so I can move forward with Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion entirely in Octane. After some long discussion with my new friend/hardware expert/drinker of the beers gazukull, we have come up with a killer rig that will be dual 4 GB GPUs and will outperform any machine I’ve ever owned. Unfortunately, as I had initially predicted, I will in fact need to get a new CPU. The LGA 1156 socket from Intel has been discontinued, so finding an 1156 socket motherboard that has dual PCI-E x16 slots for the two GPUs has been impossible, since none are being manufactured anymore.
This is all that is new at the moment. It took two days due to the length of time it took to run cloth sims on Clara’s dress (which, natively, was not even a long dress). Then I had issues with sculpts completely blowing up in Poser, including Clara’s dress and Polly face (I sculpted a biting lip morph that completely went bananas and had the poor girl looking like she had leprosy). Also, the stockings and garters take FOREVER to sculpt a fit for. I think I opened Pandora’s Box when I showed that Clara will be in thigh-highs in the new comic, because now EVERYONE is clamoring for more, and I am really tired of sculpting fits. But I digress…
Here is a desktop wallpaper of Clara and Polly in some sexy evening wear. I’ve taken the largest resolution and made several different versions of the most popular desktop resolutions. All thanks go to your commissioner, so drop him a ‘thank you’ if you download a copy for your desktop.
I’ve got quite a few commissions lined up over the next week or two, and am still taking requests for more, so if you’re interested send me an email through the contact page and let me know what you’d like to see.