I'm very happy to see that this idea with voting actually works :-)))) A good man already hired Duncan.
While some other guys hired the "Strikers" - probably because there's a woman in there. I'll take a note about this for the next mercenary group !~ yet the voting is still on - and I'd love to see more people to vote and of course to have them on board of my patreon : www.patreon.com/mavis - these guys who pledge $5 or above will get the uncensored version of Golds of Altir 2.
For some weird reason my few patrons didn't wanted to participate very actively on the second - items poll.
Only one of them voted - and they gave their votes for the dagger..... which is. understandable because of the bonus item. Anyways. Everything is in the hands of the patrons who pledged $5 or $10 on my patreon : www.patreon.com/mavis
Of course the people who pledge $1 are able to see the incoming illstrations I am producing : The top 5 featured
categories are shown as the main content,but the original creations are more than 170 and counting.
I am not including the comic strip "Golds of Altir" in this, because I'm sending the comics to the patrons directly to them on PM. I believe I'm pretty prolific and productive. With every each patron I'm gaining strenght and enthusiasm to proceed on drawing, creating and eventually entertain you.
Mydirtydrawings.com - will play a little bit different role from now on
I can see the end from here. If God's will - I should be able to finish it until the end of this week.
It has two short sex scenes - but those are covered with black screen - and the scenes shall be seen only by my patrons - I'll send them the swf file on e-mail as soon as I'm ready with it. The cool thing will be that I'll use the voting widget - /poll / and with it - the patrons will be able to hire mercenaries from the "Broken Wagon" inn, but their vote should be able to buy some stuff from Daud . Every vote is a gold coin, and Daud accepts only gold.
No, it's not a game - it's a comic. The game - if there's such thing - is between me and the patrons.
That's just "simple" comic strip with some animated elements - nothing more , nothing less.
To those who kinda "missed" the demo - http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/698567
Anyways I'm proceeding my work and showing some progress:
Usually I am quite busy and don't have enough time to collaborate with other artists. But from time to time I'm open for such kind of "adventure". This is somekind of a rant.
A time ago I made a "viral" post on imgur - and a lot of interest from clients , some of them were long time fans, some of them became patrons. Some of them were artists.
The last group. Some of the guys were eager to collaborate with me. Very anxiously and somehow desperadetly.
They were begging me. I explained that I will be free until the end of the month.
They wanted to collaborate soon. And to post the result on the very same post with credits to their name.
It's very clear to foresee what they wanted, yet I explained them the following :
" Man - I don't decline you, I don't turn you down. I like your art style and we can still "collaborate".
But there are two choices before you:
1. Make your own post with your own art - and hope to get it noticed by the people - then you won't need to seek for collaborations.
2. Wait until the end of the month when I'd be available for you - and again the people should like the result, but I'm not going to put your name on my post right now - just because you said so. I don't even know you. "
I got nasty response, I was called names - and such. I didn't call back, I just ignored the guy.
This didn't angered me - just made me sad . This is not about art and collaboration to create something cool.
That's how everything starts. Now I will be suspicious to every offer of that kind.
BTW the viral post - I've deleted it and it was on imgur. I summed all the drawings I made there into one gallery - but didn't went through the user sub - and remained unnoticed.
I'm not disappointed - I'm just going forward - will be working alone - as usual - unless I decide I need a "collaboration".
So guys - lines are ready - currently colorizing it and integrating it into flash. I have cancelled all the commission requests I had / all one of them haha/ .... Until the end of the month I'll be working on it and hopefully I'll be ready with it.
BTW Here's an animated gif I made - it has some cool doggos I found on imgur. The "story" is kinda stupid, but I did it anyway,
These remarks are to me only since I don't want to forget.
I'm proceeding to work on the issue 2 of the comic "Golds of Altir". I'm making it into FLASH - but it is not going to be an animation. Basically it'll be static images integrated and imported into the scenes. Buttons will guide the viewer into each scene/panel. 15 or 16 long pages will be drawn /currently made it to page 5 /.
Some of the scenes will be slightly animated for better understanding from the viewers. No sounds.
I found the forum message of Tom Fulp about the future of FLASH in 2020. http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1424896 - I'm a bit concerned and confused, a mixture of feelings and thoughts are flowing into my mind. I've been working with FLASH since 2006. Not all the time, but I used it for my job as designer and since then I made couple of animations (for 11 years couple of animations, very productive) - and not in a very good quality... Anyways - I'm not here to excuse or pity myself - but to put this link to the software the newground team made :
https://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/creator-resources/flash-resources/swivel - it has to be a tool that will convert the SWF into movie format. I didn't read yet if the buttons will be exported - and will they keep their command function after the process of converting. I guess I will find out that when I do the converting.
I already sent message to my patrons to send me their requests for the month. Speaking of which I decided to abandon the secondary patreon account - there was no use of it - a lot of bots and fake accounts started to leech over it. There's a plenty of program bots that crawl the accounts of artists and performers on patreon, they become " patrons" extract the content or stuff that's inside and before the month is over they bail /if they are live people/ or the system of patreon just announce them as "Fraud" or non existing users, quickly clearing their accounts of the system.
So the best I could do was to send a message to all the patrons and invite them to my first patreon account :
www.patreon.com - explaining them the situation and reason why I decided to "abandon" this account. I told them that I will proceed work on "Gold of Altir" in there, but it will be a slow process and they won't be able to see an entire issue within the month, but they'd be able to see the other content I produce for other patrons. Surprisingly for me there were real people who listened to me and just came pledging to my patreon.
That realy gave me a "boost" on my work and that day I quickly made the line art on a whole entire page !
Yesterday one of my kids got sick and I was not able to work, because she had high temperature. This night the troubles with her health continued and I was so tired : I told my wife I will be taking care of the kid, so she can sleep and go to work at the morning. I was like a zombie through the whole day - and when Dina came back from work - I just felt on bed and closed my eyes for a moment. That moment continued until now. I slept since 6 pm until 3:00 am. My wife woke me and asked me to check our little girl. She was warm - Ibut not too much. I just gave her a glass of water and went into my work room to check the e-mails and stuff. Saw Tom Fulp's message and decided to write a note of it.
Sometimes I wonder - what would happened if I didn't quit my job as graphic designer. I'm stay at-home-dad - drawing porn mostly in house watching my little kids growing up around me. My wife goes to work and comes back and we talk a lot. That was those moments I missed when I was a designer back in the days.
Sometimes she comes in work room and checks the things I do. She's not very kind if she sees some incorrections in anatomy , so we argue a lot. But that's part of the thing I was looking for. Kids often attack that room - I'm trying to hide the monitor every time, but once they saw one of my dirty drawings - I was out to take a leak - and I've herd their voices commenting over my drawing. I've heard "boobs" - I quickly went out and yelled - their laughter was refreshing.
On 12 th this month it will be my last day before I leave all the computers, tablets and every peripheral devices at home, for the sand , the sun and the noise of the waves. I will be spending some quality time with my family - the kids, wife and will have 2 weeks away from the reality of the internet.
I cannot say I'm leaving something successful or good - at least for now.
Hopefully when I get back things will get unstuck and....
I have my hopes about - Golds of Altir - issue 2 . That it will get the interest of the people and eventually their support - on patreon. I am not expecting that this exact issue will get me supporters, I hope that people will like the character and will find the story interesting.
- violence, sex, magic. That's what we will have in there and hopefully people will like that.
But until then - yet another month.
I haven't been updating for so long. In fact I was having problems with my site - that lasted longer than I thought - and that affected all the aspects of my work : requests for patrons, and of course working on "Golds of Altir". I don't want to get into much details about the site - right now it's still in maintenance mode, but it will stay like that until I get enough time to organize the stuff about it: categories and menus.
Anyways. Golds of Altir. My original comic strip with original characters is already a fact. The first issue is done and I already have my first patrons to back me on it here:
What's the new thing about it ? Its the fact that I'm gonna do the comic in flash. Completely in flash. No, it's not going to be flash animation, it will be mostly static images imported into stage with some slight effects that will make the story more "appealing" - hopefully.
The rough sketches went over 15 pages from the long ones I usually do. Imagine me drawing those and importing them into flash. It will take me probably a little bit more time :-D
Right now I'm charging the patrons per finished issue, which may sound uncool to some of you, but since I am working on several other things, those who pledge are not losing their money- as I'm not charging before the project is finished. If the comic gets the interest of people around - like to have enough patrons to back me up on it - I might start concentrating my work on it, but for now I'm far away from this goal.
Guys. The comic is totally for adults. Which means strong and offensive language is included. The violence and cut off limbs , heads are nothing comparing to the fact that it actually shows explicit pornographic scenes - it's actually an adult comic strip with elements of fantasy.
The comic will be interactive, which means there are arrows that will help the viewer to navigate between the pages. This time the violence takes more place, as well as dialogues.
The idea how this should happen is not mine, in fact I saw some people around doing this and I found that I'm capable of doing this too but with my characters, story and idea.
I'm intending to upload the file here /without the sex scenes/ - as long as I finish it. It's NOT ready yet. It's NOT finished. I have MORE works to do on it.
But those of you who find the screenshot sufficient to support my work on it - can do that here :
Briefly and shortly : Im working on comic strip for adults - and I'm using Adobe Animate. The comic has original character/s : Kyana Antur, a thief who meets monsters and villains on the fictional land of Altir.
More about it here :
Need your support in there guys :
P.S. No, I don't want to turn it into a game.
After having the upgrade the next step for me was to make some minor changes to the rewards I offer on patreon , so everything I'd do should make sense. The next step is to work on the organization of my site so it can serve it's purpose better : to help me with my patreon accounts.
I had to reduce the amount of requests I do for my top tiers - and also to limit the requests only for that tier. (that was announced long time ago, but I have to explain it again and again ever since.)
The next thing would be to organize the categories on the site - and eventually to remove the comic strips that I've started and never intended to finish.
I'm working too much on requests or commissions - which is totally okay with me, but I've got that "burning" feeling from inside that makes me want to do something mine - and that would be the "Golds of Altir" and my other character Anna. That's one of the main reasons I decided to reduce the amount of requests 15 per month for my top tiers ! :-)
The same goes with the amount of commissions as well. Like I said - I'm looking to have a variety of different stuff on the site, but the variety comes with the different people. Everyone has their own fetish, their own thing and that's why I had to limit the commissions to 3 per person for the month.
About Kyana and Anna. / the similarity with names is coincidental / - those two O.Cs of mine.
I really need to introduce these two to the public and make them more popular and known. Also I'm totally into drawing superheroes from the popular comic strips, the same goes with the games and tv shows so these are going to go as usual.
I'm very open to draw the O.C. of the people who would come and become my patrons or clients. All those according to my conditions : 1 request /month and no more than 3 commissions per person /month.
Basically nothing much has changed, but I need to organize my own stuff....
In case you don't know my twitter : https://twitter.com/MavisRooder