Thursday, August 7, 2014

Quick Note: Progress Report

How's everyone doing?  I just wanted to make a quick note saying that I've completed the third part/chapter of The Last Battle: Orc vs Man.  That part of the story is Lortho Orcbane's all new fight with the narcissistic, bodybuilding orc Gorg.

I made some really nice illustrations for it, and I'd love to show you them (I'm itching to, honestly), but I want to save it for when the entire thing is complete.  I'll have something I want to announce regarding that when the work is almost done.  It's something I haven't yet done in regards to how a story is posted.  I think it's a good idea, though, so I'll let you know when the time comes.

As of tonight, I have around 25 pages of text written for this story and 62 illustrations completely done.  I estimate I'm about halfway done with this project.  I'm working like crazy to get it done sometime this month, but I also refuse to call it completed until I'm sure it's of a very high quality.

Take care, all, and have a happy Friday!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Overlord Krag (OvM WIP 4)

Bra'thor Krag is the overlord and ruler of the race known as the orcs.  He is the biggest and strongest of any living orc and rules over his studs with an iron fist.  Although he's hard on his orcs and takes no disobedience from them, he has their best interest at heart and will do anything to push their interests in the world.

Krag commands his troops from Grohmah, the capital city of the land that belongs to the tusked titans.  For years, Krag has kept his orcs safe from the humans, led by King Hurk, while he slowly amassed power and resources for the inevitable war against the softskins.

But one day, an orc scout named Ya'gor ran into his throne room with urgent news.  The scout told his overlord that Hurk had fallen in battle to another human.  This human, this new king, Ranzen, rose to power on the promise that he would destroy the orc threat and reclaim lands and resources that rightfully belonged to man.

Calm and collected, Krag sat upon his throne and pondered this new king.  He licked his tusks and grumbled lowly, menacingly.  He would be ready for King Alurad Ranzen.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Quick Note: A New Store

Hey there, guys!  I've opened up a new online store to be another avenue to purchase my PDFs (along with my Lulu shop) and other art books that eventually get made.  I've finished adding my current catalog of PDFs, in addition to a 5 exclusive image pack I had available as a donation reward a while back.

The nice thing about this new store is that I'll be able to run sales via discount codes very easily.  They accept Visa and MasterCard, so wherever you are in the world, it should work just fine.

I'll be adding new releases to this store alongside my shop at Lulu.  Thank you for looking and, as always, for your support!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ra'zug at the Farmstead (WIP)

This is Ra'zug (formerly known as Zug or Little Zug), one of the smallest fully-grown greenskins in existence in the world of orcs and men.  I gave Ra'zug several minor changes in this newest version of his model.  Other than his name, the most notable change is the cluster of spiked, blood-red metal piercings he has in that handsome mug of his.

Like just about everyone else so far, he also sports a new loincloth that I've modified heavily with a custom texture and opacity map.  His loincloth is just a little too short and if you look closely, you can see his orchood dangling beyond it.  And if you look a little too closely, he'll beat the crap out of you!  Well... depending on his mood it may be something else he does, heheheh.

The story component is coming along nicely.  I've finished writing this farmstead part tonight and, in total, have about 60% of the text completed.  The majority of the work will come from building and rendering the imagery, however.  Well, back to work, then!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuskar's Dream

Recently, my computer has started to slow down quite a lot, which is usually a sign that it's time for a reformat.  I've been running this install of Windows 7 for quite a while and have probably cluttered up the registry, etc with a ton of bloat that's slowing me down.

I've decided to do a reformat soon, so I went ahead and bought an SSD (I had one before, but unfortunately had to return to a mechanical HDD) to make the process smoother.  That should hopefully help speed up my work a bit and get things done faster.

In the meantime, I repurposed the farm scene of The Last Battle: Orc vs Man for a quick crossover with Tuskar, Officer Ronnie, and Ryan!

I don't have a story to go with this, but I was thinking that one of the witchdoctors of Kugo's tribe took the barbarian into his hut for some fun and ended up causing him to dream of two men he's never met from thousands of years in the future...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Joshua, the Farmer's Son (WIP)

This is Joshua, son of Bryant (left) who was known simply in the original series as "the farmer's son."  Like his father, Joshua received some updates over his published version, but not nearly as many as Bryant.

Both of these crop-growing, meat-producing studs are now beefier and bigger than they used to be, and they now wear clothes as they go about their chores.  The farm on which they serve their fellow humans has been expanded and brought to life with a lot more vegetation and utilities.

Little did the two realize that their lives were about to change forever...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bryant, the Farmer (WIP)

Just wanted to make a quick post before bed.  I've begun work (again) on remaking The Last Battle: Orc vs Man and finally have something decent to post.  The lighting was kicking my ass for hours tonight.  Just couldn't nail it how I wanted it, but I finally lit the scene how I imagined it being.

I'm arranging the elements of the scene next and then I'll get to work on converting the other humans to their newest versions.  This guy, Bryant, is one of them already done.  He's the farmer from the original story, but updated a bit.

I'll have more to share later on!  Have a happy Friday, everyone,

Monday, July 14, 2014

Quick Note: Super!

Hey, all!  How's everyone doing?  I hope that your weekends were great and that the next is even better.

I wanted to share what I've been busying myself with since coming back home from the hotel.  In between cleaning up and organizing around the house, I've finished work on a pose pack I'll be selling soon in another store.  I'm considering doing a version for Genesis 2 Male, but I'm totally new to saving those positions, so I'll need to research it a bit first.

In the promos, I put this golden-haired superhero in just a set of briefs.  At first, I had him in his full suit like in the cover image, but it didn't show off the body poses as well as I had wanted, so I stripped him down and made him pose for me.

Putting it like that makes me sound like some kind of villainous mastermind. *...grin*

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Canada Day + Independence Day!

Independence Day is almost here in the States, and I wanted to make a little holiday render of two studs celebrating their countries' holidays.  I'm currently at work on a set of superhero poses for DAZ/Poser for sale in my other store.  I've gotten 25 out of an estimated 50 done so far, but I wanted to take a short break to do this for the blog.

A belated Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian visitors and a Happy Independence Day for my American viewers.  And to everyone around the world: strip down to your skimpiest bikini, join us for a flurry of prismatic fireworks, and stuff your mouth with a big, fat, juicy hotdog!  Don't forget the mustard!