Friday, June 23, 2017

Raven, News & Info

As some of you should know, my art is a slow process. I don't have the luxury of time like other artists. If I did, then I'd be drawing every damn day and I'd likely be making far more improvements with ease.

Regardless, the effort is still there. I love creating content for you guys and appreciate your time to delve into what I have to offer. Hopefully you guys are enjoying yourselves.

So I've started this Raven sketch, although it deviated from the traditional tentacle rape scene and went more the consensual route:


I'm still struggling with what kind of style I want to settle on. I've been all over the place, from soft paints, to cel-shades, thick/thin inks and tons of various facial structures. I need to find that balance between realistic and cartoony. I'm likely going to take some time to nitpick every element of the face and see what I like and don't like, and how to bring that understanding to my art. I've said this before, but it's super difficult because I'm a lenient guy when it comes to personal interests in women. I can appreciate and enjoy so much variation with facial design, that concluding with a default is proving to be an enormous challenge.

In addition to that, there's also the consideration of how much I'll be able to alter the default, while still keeping the essence of the default - basically meaning I need a solid style already. /facepalm

Onward, to more random sketches!




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Queen Bee's Nightmare

*To vote on the next victim of the tentacle nightmare, leave a comment on this post.

Options to choose from:

- Shego (Kim Possible)
- Jasmine (Aladdin)
- Raven (Teen Titans)
- Sam Manson (Danny Phantom)

I'll pull the poll in a few days. If I don't get any votes or a tie, then I'll choose.

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My apologies for the long absence, however, work is simply draining my time. I'm experimenting, some more, with my style. The goal is to try and produce the highest quality work I can, while spending the least amount of time possible. So my next project is taking influence from the many great cartoon artists who utilize exaggerated 'toony' styles, while still exerting potent erotica elements.

The sketch was super quick, with very little adjustments. Again, focusing on not getting stuck with rendition after rendition.





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Another long day's work had scrabbled by, leaving the little miss Rockwaller in her warm bed sheets. Nuzzling her head with the fluffy pillows, she started to doze off. So bent on outplaying Kim in cheer squad, even her dreams were starting to reflect the perfect scenario of a victorious splendor. A vision that coursed so potently, it served as the highlight of her day.

Suddenly a small speck had splattered on the window of Bonnie's bedroom. Although far too small for any sound to ruin the cheerleader's slumber. It only took seconds before this flee-like creature had crawled underneath the seal, breaching the princess' delicate castle. Bouncing inches closer, it stopped after landing on Bonnie's chin. The sleeping cheerleader was too far gone to feel the tickle beneath her nose.

Within Bonnie's lustrous fantasy, there she stood. Strong, adamant and a queen, her legs posed with a firm arrow shape as the other girls held her high in the sky. She raised an arm and took a deep breath. This was the final gesture, to take the mantle away from the Possible.

Bonnie jumped, swirling and twirling her long practiced routine. As she began her descent, something seemed off. The cheer squad started to disappear. Fading to black, then red, her wonderland had vanquished. Continuing to fall, a ground appeared below. Red dirt with holes scattered around, Bonnie had never seen such a sight. Aimed for one of the dark spots, a horde of monsters popped out before she reached the bottom. The tentacles were quick to rip her from the air...





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WIPs of my next project, which is more of my traditional efforts - taking lots more time to adjust etc. You can clearly see a difference. One has the cartoonish feel, while the other is more of a 'realistic' sense.






Monday, August 8, 2016

Xera's Illusionary Form

Another commission, this time some good ol' Guild Wars 2. Seeing if I can really pronounce her rib cage area and try a slight side angle. I tend to fail with side shots + rib cage combos. Figure I'll get some practice in with this comm.





Thursday, August 4, 2016

Backlog of Ideas

I've had a ton of ideas on the back burner for years now. It's about time I hit one of those up:


Lots of practice and experimenting with this one. Trying to up my painting skills and work on better proportioning with facial anatomy.

Although I've already spent too much time. Need to finish it before I end up in some wack artist's block or something...



Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Been Awhile

Busy holding down two jobs and trying to manage rent. So my apologies ahead of time for the continued lack of updates. Need to organize a little and decide how I want to share my works. Think this blog will be just articles and stuff, then the two galleries via HF and Pixiv. Not sure how I feel about tumblr, might keep that for random stuff rather than treat it as a gallery.

Anyways, just thinking...

and because I don't want to leave you guys dry, here's a little WIP:


Friday, December 25, 2015

Bonnie Stuck on Swamp Planet

Here's the start of something I may turn into a little CG-set. It's a homage to Tennente's works. The concept and comedic elements etc. are all catering to things that you might find with ten's art.



Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jessie's Predicament

Finished:



Work In Progress Session:

Alright, so I've got a bit of a stressful week going on. Lots of crap going down. Needless to say, my art production rate has slowed just a tiny bit. I've started my next pic with a quick sketch...


There's a pretty hefty re-sketch that needs to happen with this one. Lots of anatomy changes need to made and whatnot. I probably won't have the time to finish this until near the end of the month, after I move to my new apartment and my transportation situation is taken care of.

In addition, there's an OC I got permission to draw, which is also on the 'upcoming art' list. Pretty excited about that, but as usual, no spoilers here. Leave it up to the WIPs to jog your imaginations.






Ended up experimenting some more. I pushed my norm and tried a more expressive face, which essentially meant tightening things up. That, in turn, just messed with the upper torso proportions etc. Yet I'm liking the results. More of a "sexy" edge and also has a more feminine look to the overall structure.

I think the more realistic proportioned eyes are something I may stick with from now on. Although still not 100% how it's going to flow with cel-shading as usually I like thicker outlines, which might take up too much space over the volume (even with a huge canvas size).









Monday, September 14, 2015

Nerd Captures a Ghost

Story:

It had been months of determination, utilizing every breath he had to plan and assimilate an ultimate device. Nearly reaching breaking point, with no social life and living quarters that stunk of garbage, the ghost capturing contraption was finally ready. Everything in check, he took the first step towards victory "I wish for Desiree to appear herself, right in front of me". Only moments passed before the ghost genie was summoned. "No one has wished for that before." She said. The geek's heart was racing with excitement "It's really... y...you". Desiree couldn't help but laugh "Pathetic human, what else did you expect?".

Without wasting time, the geek pressed a button at his computer desk, igniting a surge of light around Desiree. She became completely encapsulated by the sporadic energy. "What's going on!?" She yelled "I can't move!". The geek approached Desiree with his specially designed wrist cuffs. He started to latch the cuffs over Desiree's wrists, "How dare you! No man may touch me!" she exclaimed with a deep roar.


The geek then attached a strap to his wrist, which was wired to a handheld device. He clicked the button at the top of this device, which immediately transferred the energetic field into a concentrated rope-like bondage. Desiree was now dangling from his ceiling, powerless and angry...




Work In Progress Session:

Alright, time to push this new style some more. Since my previous was an angled side shot of the face, this one needs to be frontal. Right now it looks sharp and dainty, but those features are going to be defined with more volume. I do like the size though - a lot less elongated.



Threw in a slightly more dynamic flow to her structure and gave more volume to her face. I think that nose is generally where I want to be anyways. The mouth, on the other hand, may need further development to get right. About time for inking.










Monday, May 4, 2015

Tentacle Invasion

For my next project it seemed appropriate to attempt capturing a new style & aesthetic. For the past few years my art never had much focus other than "to improve". As a result, the time I spent drawing had a lack of meaning. Instead of trying to assert expression, it was all about amplifying my capabilities. That's fine and dandy, up until I actually want to convey my own interpretations and perspectives. I never put much thought into how I'd deliver something that felt like my own - in terms of design.

So now I figure it's time to take that step. I'm going shy away from the realistic aspects. Instead I'd like to put more emphasis on illuminating the necessary components that make up what I can enjoy the most. Rather than desperately struggling to capture a real life interpretation, going back to exaggerations should help stimulate the fun aspect of it all. That, in turn, will help me get back on my feet.

One important change I must consider is the facial structure. It's arguably the most valuable element, even in hentai. A good expression is half of a good story, at least for us humans.

Back when I first started drawing, my "style" had veered in a rather odd direction. I attempted to take the cartoon style of the show I was parodying and merge it with a realistic-esque body.

Sample of an older work done in 2009/2010:

About the only thing holding that type of design together was the inks, colors and shades. I had a terrible understanding of anatomy, so right off the bat there was a major culprit to this "style". On top of that, the vast samples of cartoons to choose from were all different. So even though you might be thinking the above image is decent, I assure you that only works for the Kim Possible style. Once I attempted Danny Phantom, for example, it was completely off the wall.

Yet now with a much better understanding of anatomy (and still learning!), there's leeway. I now have the ability to shift certain structures to fit my interpretation, while still keeping true to what I've learned from real life. That's pretty much how style works anyways.


So for this next pic I tried sticking the KP style with the initial body structure just to see if I could, once again, meld it together. As much as that looks passable, to me it's not. The facial structure essentially belongs to Stephen Silver. It's his interpretation and perspective. Although it'll certainly garner support from the many fans of KP... it's still not mine.

Now with my current knowledge of anatomy, we can shift to a direction that feels closer to home.




Went for a way more dynamic upper chest, something that ultimately made it flow better - from the neck connection to arm placements. There's also more suggested volume rather than the previous flat back. Besides, we can't go without some good ol' booby fun.




Notice anything off with the tentacle holding her arms? Oops...


Then I proceeded to go with the cel-shaded style - a homage to my old art I suppose. I had gotten used to a painterly style. so going back to this previous method felt very strange. Yet somehow I was compelled to push forward and see if I couldn't 1-up how I used to do it.

Final Result:



Story:

Adrenaline was burning rapidly through Bonnie's system, as she watched her fellow cheer squad become victims in a vicious attack. Like rats being coiled by snakes, alien tentacles were infesting the locker room with their unbreakable grasp. Bonnie kept a slow pace while she backed up to the exit. The rest of the squad were grunting and struggling to get free, until a snap was heard. One of the girl's necks had cracked, leaving a moment of silence before the rest of the group caught on.

Screams had followed behind Bonnie as she sprinted out of the locker room. She bolted across the gym floor, yet only making it half way before something snagged her ankle. A hoard of tentacles had spotted her, slowly entangling around Bonnie's arms and legs. "No! Please! Don't hurt me!" Bonnie exclaimed.