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just that I have changed and the idea of creating some kind of
animation with plot is way more interesting to me now than having a
Yiffalicious style interaction.
Yes, indeed, I thought so too but for
now, as you also already mentioned, the focus will be on sexy-time
and that's cool for everyone. Sex sells after all!
The only thing is: IF by the end of the
year some kind of animation system will go live it will most likely
only contain the lewd stuff and one year ago I would be SO in for
that as well (I mean check out what kind of poses I did one and a
half year ago with my characters and what I do now) but time and
What I'm aiming at is: I would have to
wait way longer than a year for a engine that can do what I now have
in mind but one year in the future is already to late for me. I do
believe we had that conversation where we said that it's a nice hobby
and every little step helps but learning an animation system while
working pretty much 24/7 is simply not possible. I will most likely
pick up my second job once again which I dropped during the last year
so, yeah, no more time for old Blacky to set up stuff.
My plan for the future -at least for
now- would be continuing what I already do. Make some "cool"
characters happen. Slower than the last year, for sure, but it's
something I can contribute to all of you. Once a animation system
goes live I will check what can be done and if it's not possible to
set things up I will simply stay a character creator till I loose
interest in doing that.
Nevertheless I hope I'll get to see
some stuff from you looking forward to it!
everyone, I'm back in the game and no one even noticed that I was
Nah, jokes aside, I "meditated"
a lot lately about where my place will be on the long term. Like in a
year or maybe even in two years and I do believe I found some kind of
answer to that. I thought about completely quitting here because of
social stuff but I really love to sit here and be a 3d-artist. What
truly cached me is the ability to be an "artist", to really
turn visions of characters into "reality". It would be way
to sad to just simply turn my back on this hobby that fills me with
joy and stop doing character design because of the sexual content. So
let's just do it the other way around. I will continue to do my stuff
and get what I always wanted and you all benefit from that because
all my characters can be used the way you all like and that's cool
for me. It is actually pretty simple and little to nothing will
So by all means, from now on let's do
So without any further philosophical
outpourings let's talk a little bit about my newest "painting"
the making of Shiranui could most likely be three pages long and I
still wouldn't cover every single thing what is going on here.
Instead I will change this section a
bit from now on.
It really takes a lot of time to
document every step but not going into the full depth of the subject
also is little to no help for beginners so I decided to just talk
about the inspiration here in this section and I will most likely do
a large scale tutorial for all of you, explaining everything I know
and all the new techniques I use to get YOU started as well.
From Star Fox to fantasy I will try to
hook you up like "Lina's Jacket Tutorial" style.
Alright, with that said, who the hell
This character originates from the game
called Okami and most of you know the main protagonist called
Amaterasu, the white wolf and goddess of the sun.
Shiranui is the historical hero
who saved the in game Kamiki Village one hundred years prior to the
start of the game. He is at full power, wielding the Solar Flare
Reflector and exuding a long, pure white mane of flowing energy. Like
his later incarnation, Amaterasu, he does not speak.
In this article Shiranui is referred to
as "he" so it was most likely a male wolf but for
creativity's sake I changed the gender
Also I decided to go with Shiranui
because @thirteeenth has a version of Amaterasu in the pipeline and I
don't want to snatch away his stuff but he inspired me to create my
own version of her. That was way longer than a year ago if I recall
In addition to that the character of
@THEGGH called Silliah almost instantly made me think of
Amaterasu/Shiranui so I simply had to go for it.
Alright, so I took their base model and
scaled it up quite a lot, adding a lot of hard shapes inside blender
to create a six pack and make her look fierce and a bit more muscular
or well trained since this form represents the apex of her power.
Now for the clothes I at first decided
to do a Kimono but after importing it to the cloud I decided to
change the idea and separate the pieces. It turned out to look way to
similar to my Miyuki (she was already a homage to Amaterasu).
The idea to add some kunai on a belt
around her thigh was actually a old idea and I wanted to do this for
Noelani at first but I scraped the idea back then not only for
triangles reasons but also since I thought Noelani is a more western
dragon type and has a big sword.
So basically for the kunai setup
everything was already there and I just had to assemble it after I
got the design of the skirt done. Stockings and the so called "geta"
(traditional Japanes sandals) came way later after deciding to dress
her like a kunoiche (female ninja) to once again pick up the
traditional Japanese dress code. The last thing I implemented were
the armor assets. Without them she would look quite unfinished so
those shoulder plates really wrapped things up.
I also had that texture I used all over
her body since...I do believe creating Aurelia? It was meant to be
the dress texture for her back then, but I changed my mind during her
The interesting parts were of course
In Okami there are a lot of fancy
swords and the one I love most was the so called "eighth
wonder". Ingame this was a extremely huge blade but for FVNE I
scaled it down a lot. Prayer beads are also a huge thing in Okami so
I did a little ying and yang shape and assembled them floating around
her neck like it would be in the game and that's it!
What I was really aiming for was the
Solar Flare reflector, the signature item of Shiranui and the most
powerful reflector you can obtain during the game!
To get it done I tried to imitate the
movement of fire and added a lot o little "flames" with
brush paintings on them to pick up the Okami style a bit. It is still
a bit strange to do special effects on mesh basis but it turned out
quite well for what I was aiming for. A wild mixture of alpha layers
with a lot of color blending did the job to get it painted.
lit. "unknown fire") is a Japanese term given to the
optical or supernatural phenomenon similar to will-o'-the-wisp. The
in game description is
something like this:
"100 years ago when the ceremony
to sacrifice a maiden to drew near, a white wolf was seen roaming
around the village at night. The villagers assumed it was a familiar
of Orochi and named it "Shiranui".
Okami Shiranui dies after fighting the eight headed serpent demon
Orochi but I decided to slightly change that fact to get her over to
my Universe. I decided that she received help after the fight from
Kaji's Kitsune black flame clan and got patched up again, staying
with them for the rest of the time until the present timeline kicks
This would not only mean that Kaji now
has two girls on his side (lucky bastard) but also that Shiranui
would follow him doing evil things summoning bad guys to the land to
get revenge on Eilidh and ultimately on the dragon forces and the
Seven Angels. Now that's nice for adding some moral decisions further
down the road for that lore of mine.
I saw @THEGGH 's Linxia inside the app
and felt like I have to do a little something for her. She's just my
This is a little dress up I made in my
spare time to add up to my Leather Jacket Gang.
"That old picture?Yes, that was the Legion of Light.We thought it would be a nice name for us...I can't tell how long it has been that we all were there, alive and united.*sigh*Oh what I would give to have them all back, even for just one brief moment,"-Mai Lin-
she is THE oldest concept I have had, she is in fact so old that I
can't recall when I actually made her up. It must be at least longer
then 10 years, maybe even longer than 15.
I was making up little fantasy stories
since the beginning of my life I guess and Mai-Lin is a character
from my really early days. Of course I changed her look and her
personality a bit over the time but this is basically how I would
in my super old story Mai was the partner of the main protagonist and
she was described to be a real beauty, like the clear night sky.
think I managed to do that.
To get started I made a new ruffle model,
similar to Aurelias, but now I am capable of doing it a bit different
than back then. I did a few custom offsets, mainly to get a unique
boob shape done but despite that I stayed quite simplistic for once.
I had a little scene in mind where a
lot of people would sit in a hall and suddenly the door opens and Mai
would walks in turning everybody's head. That would be the measure
how good she has to look like:
The former "Lord of the Darkness"
and mother of Aurelia and Kyra, is a living legend. Mai is known as
one of the most beautiful dragonesses of her time and she knows it!
She is a extremely manipulative and
scheming woman and loves to play with her victims, staying always in
control. She is from Kaiga's generation and, despite her look, quite
old but she keeps her age a secret. Of course.During her
active time as a member of the Seven Angels she was feared all over
the world as cold blooded killer "Night Gale" or Hoshi's
"Hand of God". In fact those nicknames are most justified
since Mai is one among very few dragons holding not only one but two
elements inside her body. While darkness is her main element she also
possesses the sign of wind turning her into a swift and extremely
destructive force of nature, striking at night with little to no one
on par with her strength. While her wings sparkle like
thousands of stars in the night sky there is always a small shadow
concealing her face hiding away her true emotions...
Mai was one of the two captains of the
so called "Legion of Light", the first organization Hoshi
made come to life in order to protect mankind against evil forces.
Nowadays this organization is known as "The Seven Angels".
Mai was in charge of the night squad
consisting of Kaiga O'Brien "the Rainmaker" and Ophelia the "Whispering Breeze". Although Mai has two daughters she never got
married and she had only felt true love towards one person in her
entire life namely her squad companion Ophelia.
Till today she is one of the last two
survivors from the old time, the other one being Kaiga. The rest of
the Legion of Light died in the war of old times long time ago.
This has made Mai-Lin a quite bitter
individual and she is pretty much done with the world and all the
concerns of her former leader Hoshi but there is someone who can
break the ice. Cyrill, the son of Ophelia will most likely seek her
out one day to get answers...
Don't ask me why bit I was certain that
she would have been a tough huntress.
To get the body started I took Cyrill's
body, turned it into a female version and did some custom offsets.
Different antler, hair and a lot bigger eyes did the trick to get the
female style done.
I made some hood stuff and maybe some
of you remember her first version which was...not that good honestly.
So I did quite the remake and added a lot of fancy stuff taking
Linkle, mostly known from the "Hyrule Warriors" series as a
reference. The design of the hat was inspired by the outfit Will
Turner wears in the final scene of the first "Pirates of the
Caribbean" movie xD
Yes I have my fingers everywhere...
She's wielding not only a crossbow but
of course also one of the seven legendary weapons Hoshi forged
herself during the old times to banish demons, the "Windweaver".
I made this weapon quite a while ago and it initially belonged to
Cyrill, but of course since this is the old time he must have
inherited from someone: of course from his mom!
The name was most likely derived from
the ancient Greek “ōphéleia” (ὠφέλεια) meaning “aid”
or “benefit,” but it is best known as the name of Shakespeare’s
tragic heroine in his play “Hamlet.”
Origin: Borrowed from an ancient Greek
word, the name was first seen (spelled as “Ofelia”) in the 1504
poem “Arcadia” by Jacopo Sannazaro. It appeared in Shakespeare’s
play almost a century later, spelled in the way that is now most
That's a lot of good stuff for me.
Ancient Greek is pretty nice sine Cyrill is also Greek. Of course she
would name her boy in that way. The meaning of "aid" is
something for her personality. She's a good soul!
The Shakespear thingy got my attention
and...yes...most sadly I decided to one day kill her. Oh cruel
Aaaanyway that will of course only
happen if I ever come to do animations the way I imagine it and then
I would have to actually do it.
The concept is however that she died in
combat against a character I still have to work out but I do have his
name spooking around here for some time now: Zodd the Immortal.
All that happened long time ago, like
570 years or something like that, 'cause Cyrill was pretty young when
he lost his mother. That was also a reason why he is like he is now.
Alright so let's talk about the living
Ophelia is a young and, at first, shy
dragoness, incredibly talented in using wind magic but also
incredibly afraid of any form of combat.
She was ordered to Hoshi's domain to
replace the last Windlord and from that day on she started to work
hard for her goal. Protect those who can't protect themselves. Over
the years she turned from a shy young lady to one of the toughest
women alive. She was a bright and supportive one and she came along
extremely well with her two companions. There is one thing she messed
up quite hard though. She has no idea who Cyrill's true father is and
till today he never showed up!
When Cyrill asked Mai about how she was
he got an answer like this:
"Your mother was many things, but
most of all she was fearless and brave. She was more of a man, so to
speak, than most of the guys I've met and believe me those have been
...And I really miss her."
Kaiga already has a huge amount of lore
on the earlier post but he's a old one and has a long life so there
is a lot to tell.
He is the second member of the Legion of Light who is still alive
today and he served under Mai-Lin and alongside Ophelia. Although
pretty much every male was chasing after Mai, Kaiga never showed much
of interest in her. Of course he respected her and followed her
without hesitation but he only had eyes for a different person always
near him. Sharing almost the same attitude he came along extremely
well with Ophelia but she never saw him as a partner, more as a good
Kaiga was the healer of the gang and as a bard he took the role as
a support but he was also the one who stood right in front of
everyone. Being a true master of swordplay he took on every
foe no matter the size or notorious reputation.
This however lead to things he, till today, wishes to undo.
While fighting Samael he got severely injured and lost his ability
to hold a sword almost entirely. Mai decided that the team should
change formation so Kaiga was now in the back rows with Ophelia's
crossbow and Ophelia would be on the front lines. Although Ophelia
was a fine fighter as well this decision was the one that they all
regretted pretty soon afterwords.
No wonder he feels responsible for Cyrill as well or is there even
another reason for that?
Now, let's sit down and talk about this old man here...
I had the idea that Noelani, one of Cyrills daughters, looted a
cursed sword in an ancient crypt which contains the spirit from a
person from the "old days" as I used to put it. So the idea
of Oros was borne.
I decided that he and Noelani would be
the bridge between the two timelines that I now created and he can
take over a major part for storytelling and how stuff went back then.
After all he was alongside Mai-Lin the other squat leader.
Oros had the hots for Mai from the
first moment he saw her and over the time they both had a child named
Kyra, the "Lord of Darkness" in the present time line.
So stuff is only some hundred years ago
not thousands, just for finally getting some numbers right.
So, let's do the key facts:
- He is captain in charge of Magnus and
Leilani who are forming the day squat of the Legion of Light
- Wile Magnus is his buddy he is also
his rival for the lady's matter sine both have their eyes laid on
- He is the one most respected by the
whole legion, even Hoshi is honored to have him fight for her goals
-His sword has the ability to store his
very soul inside it which prevents him from fully dying
- In the current timeline he is
traveling alongside Noelani across the land fighting and banishing
the demons from the old time.
Magnus is the father of Aurelia, so
let's take her base model to get stared with. From top to bottom: The
crown is nothing special, I made lot's of those like on Hoshi, Kyra,
Krystal and so on if you count in the bandanna of Eilidh and the
tiara of Anastasia. Just added some pearls and a stone to make it a
bit different. The scarf is also nothing new, I discovered that
clothing style for me after doing lot's of Star Fox content and
Noelani. Cape and shoulder plates are also nothing new, shoulder
plates work like on Shiranui and the cape is nothing else like a one
plane long thing similar to the loincloth of Eilidh. chest plate is
quite the same like on Kyra. You notice something? All I'm doing is
throwing in stuff that I already made. maybe that's the reason why no
one likes him?
Wait what's with that hammer and that
insanely clunky shield? Well, he's a paladin, so he needs that stuff.
Maybe at least I can make that shield a bit smaller...
But how to make those? The hammer is a
cube with a lot of subdividing and subdivision surface mod on it,
then some alt+E along normals extrusions and some of alt shift s to
get the round shapes done on the "hammer" side. Generally
to speak I tried to do a lot of shapes on him to represent the sun.
That's why all those lines and torus' and round shapes fly around on
pretty much every piece of his gear.
pants is simply cloth pro, the belt is kind of a crude imitation
for the sign of the light dragon from my universe.
The name Magnus is a boy's name
of Latin origin meaning "greatest", that has a Scandinavian
feel. It dates back to Charlemagne being called Carolus Magnus, or
Charles the Great. Norwegian king Magnus I, named after Charlemagne,
introduced it to his culture, and thus Magnus was the name of six
early kings of Norway and four of Sweden. It is still a highly
popular name in Denmark and Norway.
Oh well, he definitely doesn't live up
to his name...in fact he is my worst character. Maybe I should
consider renaming him...xD
I picked it not because I wanted him to be the most successful
character but because he's the knight in shining armor along those
other dirty folks running around in my universe though.
Magus is the youngest of the whole
Legion of Light and he is also the most cocky one. He has little to
no experience with fighting and women and soon became the protege of
Oros after entering the Legion. The two came along quite well despite
the fact that they both started to fight for Mai-Lin's attention
which they both managed to get at some point...
Magnus has the sign of the light dragon on his arm and he is a god when it comes to shield his companions from evil atacks. His "Shining Bind" shield can block any attack from this world when he combines it with his magic abilities. Also this shield hs it'S name for a reason as it is capable of holding enemies in place to get them crushed with his hammer afterwords.
- is forming alongside Oros and Leilani
the day squat
- has the hots for Mai, just like is
- is the father of Aurelia
- is dead in the current time line (most likely died to buy Mai-Lin some time to escape)
- has no family and considers the
Legion his home
- is close to Leilani and considered
her like his sister
Took me long enough though
So greetings go out to @Craket
and @Chyann. I'm here as well! Not that it would matter that
much, it's just a number and a personal stretch goal of mine. However
I'm gonna celebrate this one with a character that is pretty much
"Blacky-like". Since I already know what the software can
do after doing Rivet and R.O.B. 64 I had the "diabolic"
Idea to do a funny something for you and me in order to maintain my
title as "The madman". Thanks @Dogson for this one, I
really appreciate it, no joke!
He's no furry but also no human and he
will be pretty much SFW only so it's ok if there is not that much of
resonance for him but I'm a huge fan of him and for some kind of
music animation his violin is quite the must...
Have a cryptic one since I'm in
test-phase for now:
Oh well, where to start? I am a huge
fan of Brook and so I decided to give it a shot.
The first things I made was a blank
character with some extremely thin but long limbs to get a base model
for later attachments. I then made the hair, the hat and the spine.
To get the afro done just add a sphere,
subdivide two times and add the displace modifier. Select clouds as a
texture and set the noise to Voronoi F3, maybe F4 (it's up to you how
you prefer your afro) and play around with the size slider. Apply
modifier and we go on.
Hat is a cylinder. Bevel in one edge
and extrude the other by simply hit E and S. Pull out and you're
done. spine is also simple, add a Cylinder, bevel in both edges,
maybe do subdivision surface mod one time and you have one bone.
Now we do a chain setup like this one:
That's super nice to get all sorts of
stuff done! Try it
With this general layout done I made
the jacket and added the ruffles.
For the jacket, as always, simply cloth
pro base model and extrude around the neck to get the characteristic
style. For the ruffles I took the skirt model from simply cloth and
duplicated it (need it a few times more) I placed one on one side of
the jacket, mirror it over to the other side and were practically
done. Unify both parts to get one piece.
Handkerchief consists out of three
skirt, one is just turned 180° upwards and one is scaled a bit more
so get different shapes. add some spheres to the thin area toget tose
pearls and : done!
Pants are again just auto generated
simply cloth templates, just scaled a bit around the foot area.
Shoes: I have a freeware template for
shoes in general which I scale around to my liking so this is half my
work and half template to get me started. I suck at making good shoes
so I decided that this will be the best way to tackle the issue for
Violin is freeware, Fabienne uses the
same model, so grab it if you need it.
Sword and stick are a cylinder and a
torus but cut in half, you can do it also with the path and circle
technique to get that rounded shape. The blade itself is a clone from
my many blades I already made in my katana forge, I believe I posted
a tutorial on how to make blades a while ago but here you go:
Bones from the hip are a cube with
subdivision surface mod and mirror and some creative shape bending
around it to make it look right. Ref sheet helps a lot...
Hands and fingers are in fact clones
from the original FVNE character that lies beneath the model, I just
cut out a few parts which would not be bone in real life to get it
going. I must say that the Rivet and R.O.B. creating was a good
teacher for myself to get those sorts of characters done.
Oh yes, THE SKULL!!!
Oh well, that was some hard work to
make him look just kind of Brook-like... I used a Sphere, mirrored it
and started to work on eyes and general layout. Then I moved the
lower part in and started to delete stuff to make some space for the
teeth. It's hard to describe but I didn't captured any screenshots
for I reworked that skull like ten times till I was convenient with
it. Sort of. Sorry for not reproducing this one, It would take a lot
of time and nerves and I don't have much of either one
It's a fun character after all and I
guess if someone ever decides to do a skull that someone might find a
better way than my half-ass "tutorial" here...