Words from the Creator
Weds 20 Updates; Tribute; Lore; Adaptation; Thanks
This weeks pack: I would like to get the Apocrypha, the Atelier , Gallery( for Dec 4 and Jan 1) up; latest vintage scans.
Later in the month – a coming soon ( with first look at new reference material) . First photos of 6th scale models with new Rebel Ti 7 Canon Camera.
My plans for the studio: I want to make ‘finished’ pieces for the voice actress, as a visual aid.
Cartoon style, vs. Fine art.
Cartoon style🙁 minimal line) illustrating the dialogue possibly; and inking and coloring*. The GIMP colored pieces, can be described as cartoon style.
To flesh out the lore, I can achieve a first presentation, using a Cartoon style. The Renpy novel, voice over dialogues, and cartoon illustrations, will be good tools, to efficiently define the breadth of the work.
*A start using CSP – I’ve set up the place where I can use the touch screen Huion Kamvas graphic tablet; and am designing new comics and , illustrations specifically for it.
Fine Art: very detailed, shading, pencil, ink; time consuming weeks for one image**. Some of the 19 x 24″ templates in progress, drawing pad studies are an examples of what I would describe as fine -art.
**is something I strive for, and look forward to creating, later ( based on the cartoon work), after I’ve defined the IP, so that Vo actors/actresses and subscribers have preliminary, basic images to accompany the lore.
For the next several months, my current goal is to pencil in’ my current style’, cartoon art – comics, character design, maps, backgrounds*** – to assist presentation with voice over actors/actresses, and define the lore.
*** a breadth of the stories, and dialogue defining the various IP’s:
cast: female protagonists : Rylanda, Rinwyn, Crissin, Mernuda*( name subject to change) Male protagonists: Risande, Jahon, Stane, Norghuk* female antagonists: Nysarga, male antagonists: Jotugg Mnemoth, P’munte Jongo, Wikkoth ‘priests of the corrupted Jotugg Mnemoth‘;
Location: P’munte jungle, temple, Antechamber of jettissoned Mophorge vessel (within are powerful Eronstone artifacts), Nasimede habitations ( outskirts desert), Nashonan homes, and farms. Talverna ( Tyzens labs)
NPC’s: P’munte villagers, acolytes, captives, Zampuni villagers, Captives ( for ceremony of Jotugg Mnemoth), Wikkoth Priests and Priestesses, Nasimede villages, captives, Nashonan villagers, warriors, captives.
Synopsis: Rylanda, forms an expedition, following her uncle’s journal, to the site where he disappeared: the antechamber of a mophorge vessel. It has become infested with Wikkoth priests, who are creating umbreed minions. In the temple, she finds an amulet, that allows her to become a large muscled berserker; she starts to learn its abilities, as she and her crew are threatened by the P’munte.
[ Story has been developed further, but still in progress, and omitting spoilers. ]
Pronounced: Witch -fender
Cast: female protagonists: Jindravia, S’jera, Gylhaden, Carrenna – ** male protagonists: Valtor, Jased, Albane, female antagonists: S’kerrah (anti-hero), Wynpera ( anti-hero) , Suathra, Nysarga male antagonists: Sheriff Uded, Lord Thezrog, Lord Tyndul, Cuj Wikkoth, Xth’raddon, Cornelius Gaites.
** [Ky’mistiri; ( yet to be scripted: Verazella, sorceresses,..) ]
Location: Arleth ( a Southern town), Caladria ( medieval kingdom), Drackendour ( Castle; Deep Dungeon), Corridors to Bn’Thosf Oram’en (portal to the Nyhellum***: Ral’Jun ( middle east kingdom)
NPC’s : Clandestine Monastery ( trained fighters), Shadowhand Assassins ( lead by Skerrah), Jynaali (tall, muscled female knights) army, Village women accused of witch craft. Nayka ( spider) corrupt army of Suathra. Ral’Jun harem. Ral’jun entourage of Sultan ( ensorcelled by Suathra).
Synopsis: The witchfynder is a time -continuum navigation device, created on the Forges of the Septendecim. Seeing impending doom, if Suathra unleashes X’thraddon – Wynpera defects, and uses the witchfynder, to find the hybrids in Arleth. The hybrids are the only ones that can call Livyatan, and stop Xth’raddon from entering the Bn’thosf oram en.
In Arleth, the hybrids, are being eliminated, along will all women of the age and description of the hybrid seasingers. Hunted as witches, because they are a threat to her supremacy. Since the hybrids cannot be identified individually, by Suathra, she wants to eliminate them all.
Carrenna, a princess of Caladria, flees Caladria, to see her commoner boyfriend, in Arleth, her life is one of a princess, tom-boy, who does as she pleases, and with whom; happenning to be a skilled horse rider and swordswoman. When Suathra, comes to Caladria, she seduces her father Xerxes ( name subject to change).
Suathra has come to find the hybrids in Caladria. She has suspicions about Carrenna, and plots to have her secret, commoner, boyfriend executed. Carrenna, in grief, still deep in first love, follows the suggestions of a P’munte ‘Priestess’ , who claims she can bring him back. They dig up the coffin, and the umbreed is put in his body, after Carrenna sleeps with him, he is revived – but she shares the umbreed, and has unwittingly become immutable; Suathra can sense her presence through Xthraddon.
But her life force is so strong – as a living host, she can control it, and use it to her advantage – so Carrenna can sense Suathra, and Xthraddon, and influence the umbreed in a unique way.
**** dismembered parts are regrown and replaced by the ‘umbreed’, so the heads are shaped approximately like a humans, but it is different enough to alarm and terrify anyone; thus a mask is worn.
The oligarchy in Caladria, is deposed by the tyrannical Suathra, who has all Caladrian princesses eliminated; using them as hosts for the umbreed – locking their heads in a vault****, so she can control their bodies, to serve as minions: The masked. Carrenna, uses the corridors****** and finds the Vault of heads, returning them to their owners, enabling them to control their bodies, despite the umbreed. They aid Carrenna, in resisting the Nayka, after she trains them in sword fighting; they are referred to as the Dullahans of Caladria.
****** she did when Nysarga took her to place the umbreed in her boyfriend,
* [ her mother was a drinna warqueen, that escaped a Biresan massacre, and mated with a man on the quarantine world ( a.k.a. Erydeth) Q-9. Suathra views the humans as her enemies, for what they did to her mother; that’s why she’s unleashing the Maelstrom.
Albane is a bearer of the onus pearl, and can withstand Suathra’s amplified***** power. The combined might of Lords Tyndul and Thezrog are matched by the Clandestine fighters *(Oro, Jindravia) and Jased and Valtor. Suathra is a Mistress of the Kings of Death* – she has seduced, the most powerful male leaders in each kingdom, and used them to destroy all who stand in the way of her ambition. Her Lair is Drackendour, and commanding her Nayka army , is Nysarga. The Wikkoth are allies, and Lord Thezrog commands them. Lord Tyndul is a warlock, with armies of Tritaurons, who seeks the Livyatan armor – with it he becomes the most powerful being in Erydeth; only Albane can match him.
***** amplified, through the corrupt forces she wields through Xthraddon, by the offerrings she makes
Valtor is the son, and would be King of Ral’Jun, that Suathra thinks is dead; along with all the royal princes. Valtor escapes, eventually reaching the Clandestine Monastery, and training with Jindravia and Oro. He must finally face the Shadowhand, those who assasinated his brothers, and find his ensorcelled father, even if it takes him deep into the dungeons of Dracken dour, where the Nakya dwell; the feared, and mysterious knights of the Blasphemers; what is their unearthly secret? Valtor will face them with companions he meets along the way: Jased, and Zaydimar.
*** The deathless beings of Umbra, propagating the Umbreed, to trap the souls of aethyrvast, and bring it to non-metabolic, unceasing, stasis) ,
Space/Sci-Fi – ( Title in development)
cast: female protagonists: Amandine, 1st mate ( name TBA), Nekki, [ Races: T’moah – name subject to change. Drinna, Drineshi, Drinshay; three echelons of class ] female antagonists: Drineshi Warlords, Drinshay Warqueens (names TBA), Male protagonists: Male antagonists: Jakuri Warlord,
I pencilled over 10 pages of a comic featuring S’jera and Suathra, ( Xthraddon storyline), at 11 x 17″. And over 1 composition book, of a cartoon style animation sequence; the major frames, of the Skyrim animation, using an original character, Carrenna; and placing it as a sub plot, within a larger story, featuring IP from Witchfynder.
Created a 14 x 17 ” Drinshei Warlords (ten) in the Vault of Heads – featuring Jotugg Mnemoth.
A 19 x 24″, Drinshay Warqueens, in a Lurid Pre-Code horror scene.
Unboxed reference books delivered: Vallejo:Bodies, Fastner and Larsen’s Little Black book Vol 1, 2, 3; Incredible Comics ( Nguyen ), Eric Stanton: Gwendoline, Return of Gwendoline; History of the Bizarre Fetish Underground, Spanish Masters of Comicbook art.
The Uk to Us outlet converter arrived, and I charged the new Canon Rebel Ti7 24 Mega Pixel camera.
Sorted stacks of Bristol, to embellish. Stacks of newspapers to cut out chosen references( 4 foot high stack approx).
Wrote the structure of a new IP, that features elements derived from the historical accounts of the French Revolution – ( a very detailed screenplay, with several Acts: the largest I have written specifically, of this nature) to develop, and have read by voice actresses, ASAP.
(Previously posted update below)
Working on the art for a full comic ( for Lurid Max). Over 50 pages of sequence frames ( like an animation; for lurid pre -code horror scenes) and comic book style panels for narrative of the story.
Today I drew directly with fountain pen, the layout for these pages. ( more than an issues worth – 22 pages; like the composition drawings: a dynamic, mainstream comicbook/ cartoonist style).
When I complete the comic, ( redrawing, and pencilling on sequential art paper) , I will eventually scan and post the freehand cartoonist version.
Weekly Packs –
I currently have several immediate projects I plan to complete – before embellishing the weekly packs:
Clandestine members, can see, Dec 3rd and 4th Packs, contain art and images, but I haven’t put the seat of approval, or emailed the update. –
The time it takes to write a script, leaves little time for some of the ’embellishments ‘ – or extra content: ie,. video game animations, 6 th scale model photos, Reward images, pre code horror-esque comic, and art book scans.
I have the atelier and gallery chosen, and mostly edited for dec 4; I have chosen the 5 weekly for Jan 1, and video game animations for Dec 4 ( shot cut, and getting the file size to the 64mb upload limit, can take more time than expected).
I am using my time efficiently, prioritizing getting new characters, stories, cast, scripts, in final draft form, for the Renpy visual novel. ( Novels: I can make mini games, and add chapters).
I have found, I can have adequate studio time to create stories, new comics, and study references – posting content to the weekly (Apocrypha), Atelier, Gallery : and one extra: ( ie: video game animations and screenshots/ or 19 x 24 ” reward images/ Voice over scripts – audio files ; vintage comic scans, interior photos / ,.. coming soon, 6th scale models)
So expect a variety of exciting new extras! – per week.
Voice Over Scripting and Actors & Actresses
Sometimes voice actresses, go on vacation, or change their job description – so I feel its prudent, to finalize and order scripts from the ones I’ve currently casted ASAP ( I have seen more than 7 voice actresses, disappear from the service, leaving a dozen scripts needing to be cast for different actresses).
In the Main Studio:
I’ve put in full time, organizing the many WIP’s; scanning newly acquired art/comics; and using/learning to use/ or preparing, for studio upgrades**
** ( Rebel Ti7 camera: for 6th scale photosets: the UK to US adapter just arrived).
Reference Studies versus New Comics
I have made more than enough reference*** studies, over the past year – I am enthused, and want to prioritize the new comic, and use my current style, to generate original comics.
*** ( later I can do more reference studies, and embellish the first comics).
As Rob Marzullo said ( paraphrase): ” Artist’s draw what they see. The key way to get better at drawing is to draw things you can see. Eventually, you can draw them with out using references, but any artist knows, and has used references to develop their skill at some time. ”
I sincerely appreciate your contributions from the past year, And wish you a Happy and fulfilling New Year!