Gnome shopkeeper - He's coming along well enough. It amazes me all the little things I struggle on that I "should" have been solved by now. For example I only now realized that you can't have hair in front of the eye, as the eye is on a higher layer. Wasn't a big deal for this guy, it was more of an accident really. His eyes are bigger than normal, which made the problem more obvious. I could add another layer just for hair if I really wanted, but he doesn't even have anything special going on with his hair.
Actually, pretty sure I did exactly this for the heros, come to think of it.
Also experimenting with hairy arms & legs. Not sure if I like the hair matching his arm color or his head-hair color. Hairy feet possibly incoming. Originally he was going to be wearing bunny slippers, but not sure that gives the same vibe when he's in a village full of bunnykin. Would it be weird to see human slippers in real life?
And I still don't have pants quite right either. I may save that bitching for another post though. Borderline nit-picking.
First actual monster finally added for real.
Holy cow, I had put off working on this guy because I didn't like how he looked, and also because I REALLY did not want to animate the tail for his slither animation. Okay, I also didn't want to do an image search for snake dicks. So many good reasons really. Anyway, started working on him this month too. He's actually in the game right now as a valid monster. Yay milestone! Okay, all he does is slide forward, and if he grabs you it switches to the bunnygirl sex animation because I haven't drawn one for him yet, but still he's there! Totally counts. ^_^
So many of you spoke up in favor of the double snake dong that it might as well be canon for snake monsters from now on. I'm also thinking I will completely ignore "real" anatomy on this one & just draw what I feel like. Nice thing about fantasy work, there's a LARGE grey area for "right" when it comes to snake, and I don't think too many folks will challenge me if I get it wonky. So yay for that.
Also, those of you with sharp eyes will note that the hitbox for the snake actually follows his tail. For some reason I think this won't actually work, but because he flips around so fast to face you, I don't think it will ever be an issue either. I know it depends on which type of hit test I use, but it has been so long since I programmed that part I don't remember. Fairly sure I used the 'good' one that would pick up on this. I'm at least 40% sure of it. =D
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I'm late to the party on this one, but if for some reason you missed it, go check out the demo for Mogi Origins. Developer's page is here, and offbeatr link to pledge money is here. Demo looks really good, action seems solid, art is spot on, and I even liked the humor. Sex may be a bit lacking, but I'm willing to be optimistic there. Looks like there's plans to add several new girls, here's hoping it all comes together.
What have I been doing you ask? I've been playing Skyrim with a mod called Sexrim. You may remember I both loved & hated the sexmods available for Fallout3, mainly because Sexout didn't work & I was forced coble together outdated mods instead. Well, it looks like that team gave Skyrim the same treatment, and the results are surprisingly good. They do a fantastic job with some of the tougher details like alignment & facial expressions. It's not perfect by a long long way, but the improvement over the other sex mods I've tried is just astonishing. If you're sitting around waiting for TESO to come out, go fire all this up & give it a try. The path to getting all of it working is long & poorly documented, but it is worth the effort.