Tuesday, 13 August 2019

DD4 in progress, possible new frontiers ahead.

The Disco Dragon part 4 is coming along nicely, and I'm very proud of how its turning out. I cannot show anything yet... in fact I'm not even sure what to show because its all going to be spoilers!!

But for real guys, I just skimmed through parts 1 2 and 3, and eesh, the Disco Dragon is almost a record accounting all the developments I've gone through in Poserland, and with the DD4 I can now see that things have finally settled down for me, but I'm not quite sure in what way yet, and this could lead to bigger things. 

I started the Disco Dragon in 2015 right when I stupidly chose to take the Poser bull by the horns and make my own figures. The DD1 still showcased my highly modified V4 rig and it wasn't until the DD2 that my hybrid Project E rig started to see some action. My main girl base, the Erogirl, first started to make her debut towards the end of the DD2 and the beginning of DD3. And now, thankfully, its all Erogirl and everything is a breeze now. The only thing holding me back is the CRAZY NUMBER OF GIRLS in one scene...

But I won't lie, while I like complex story lines, I'm afraid that the Disco Dragon was borne from times when I could afford to be crazy ambitious, with having loads of characters with their own story track while posed in all kinds of complex sex positions. With Poser pretty much dead in the water, Poser content is just not selling well enough for me to sustain any kind of ambitious projects. 

So when the DD4 will come out, I will be focusing more on manageable storylines with more-one-on-one or at most two or three-on-one action. The set pieces will probably still be very elaborate, that's not that hard to manage. I will however market the fuck out of the Disco Dragon Series once its complete. I've been looking forward to that for years. I really want lots of people to read this comic.

For the future, the comics I have in mind, as you all know by now (at risk of sounding like a broken record), are Sen's first comic, Lali Sutra, a black desk comic, and probably Professor Brown. Stories like Siren 7 might have to wait a little bit. I have some simple comic ideas of Laila, Rox and some dude getting it on, and a story about Lali through the eyes of an outsider that falls in love with her. 

Beyond that as some of you might know, I have free series going on over at Deviant Art. They've become quite elaborate with almost a thousand renders by now. For a long time now I've been planning on compiling some of them into proper comics. The plan now is to use them as setups for side-comics or spin-offs that are more like my official sex comics, with larger renders and detailed sex scenes. These series are very elaborate, but much more manageable in scope, size and story than the DD.


Yes I do post a lot of stuff mostly over at Deviant Art, but that will change too. With the release of the DD4 I will feel as if I can breathe again, now that I will have something recent to show for. I'll probably resume posting at Rotica, VoD and a few other places. i might even finally get a patreon going. Deviant Art is fantastic as its got such a wide and varies community of good artists, and I wanna avoid getting stuck over at erotica-only sites. Modern society is still so immature about sex (#tumblrocalypse) that 'normal' people still see sex sites as seedy by default, and this mentality does actually invite extreme seediness to those sites as a result... seediness that even I don't like. Sex is kind of an important mechanic to our survival as a species in this harsh universe, and like food & cuisine gets unnecessarily celebrated, so can sex... yet sex is seen as some kind of big moral problem. Its dumb and immature. I don't want to marginalize myself because of this immature mentality. Erotic art is just a genre of art, no matter what childish moralistic bullshit one believes in.

In other news, as some of you might also remember, for a long time I've been looking outside of Poser for a better and more stimulating software environment. I've obviously long considered DAZ Studio, but DS is just a different version of Poser to be honest, and there are many things about DS's design I really don't like (like the stupid shader system). So not really a great leap forward imo. I've checked out C4D and although the software is pretty cool, great UI, the pricetag is pretty stupid and the community did not make me feel very welcome. I'm still thriving off my old 3dsmax license but that's also getting old now, and max is not exactly designed for animating sexy women. Plus the pricetags for both Maya and Max are insane, and the subscriptions are very claustrophobic. 

Now there is Blender. I've had blender in my sights for well over a decade now, in fact I remember seeing one of the first iterations of blender back in 2000, and it looked like alien technology. I remember me standing around a PC back then with a few other guys, and we were all trying to figure out what the fuck was going on. Since then I have seen blender improved a fair bit, but it wasn't until the Blender 2.8 beta hit the internet that I started to get very excited. 2.8 is out now and its official. The UI makes fucking sense now and everything works as smooth as butter. I've already imported Lali and downloaded a few plugins to help with the shape keys. I've also imported a few scenes and I will be honest, this might be it. The blender community is very open and chilled, there's actually a fair bit of blender porn out there, and it feels like I've found a new toy.

However I cannot afford to mess around too much yet, I still wanna complete some comics before I make that jump. I also wanna see what Renderosity has in store for Poser, but I fear it might already be too late for me. I wanna make comics and fun stories, I'm bored of software determining for me what I can and cannot do. I wanna go back to the days where I just had a pen and paper, and just wrote stories, and not worry about the type of pencil or paper I need to use. Blender just might let me do that again.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Disco Dragon 3 released!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fellow artists and esteemed pervs! It is with great pleasure that I present to you The Disco Dragon part 3, as it is now available in the Renderotica store!!! The time for feeling sorry for myself is finally over lol! 

Lali finally continues her quest to get her nerdy housemate, Christina, laid. How far does she get, who will she involve, and how far will she go to complete her mission?? In any case, be prepared to see lots of naked girls, silly banter, pussies, willies, giggling, naughtiness, antics, using my latest versions of my girls and their delicious assets.

If you liked it, be sure to drop a rating on the product page at Renderotica! Feel free to leave a review here or on my Deviant Art Page. I really hope you enjoy it. I'm back in action, and I hope I can follow up soon with part 4!!!

For your information, in the near-ish future I will be re-structuring my comic, especially their names. Since I started off completely inexperienced and with a plan that kept changing as I grew, many of my comic titles don't make much sense, like 'Lali Lite' being actually larger than Lali's Black Desk comics, and Lali's Black Desk comics need their own grouped main title: "Black Desk Series". I will also create some new bundles relevant to these series. Once DD4 comes out I will provide the whole Disco Dragon Series as a bundle and I will make sure that all previous purchasers of the DD2 and 3 will get the DD4 at the same discount as the people getting the future bundle. I will first test the messaging system before doing this though.

After the DD4 I will go straight into Sen's first comic, which, like with the DD3 and 4, I've been DYING to finish. I'm not sure how long Sen's comic will take but I hope to be able to also do one other comic by December this year, but we'll see!

But for now, Disco Dragon 3 ladies and gentlemen!!!

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Disco Dragon 3 done (weekend release?)

Update: Submitted last night (April 5). Waiting for release! Whoo!

Hey peeps! Not sure how many people still read this blog, but I hope I can revamp the interest with the release of part 3 of the Disco Dragon series this weekend (perhaps?). In any case I really need to finally set up my own website with a nice dedicated gallery and stuff.

So kept to my original plans for FOUR PARTS of the Disco Dragon as you can see in the schematic released with part 1 (below). The reason for all the changes in plans from just part 3 to back to part 3 and 4 is because of me being stupid and desperate during the development of PE. I wanted to wrap up the DD asap but it would have messed up the story. So when I was busy with the DD3 I was reminded of the reason why I had planned a part 4. In fact, part 2 was supposed to contain much of part 3 but because I was so busy with other things, the DD2 became more of a regular porn comic than anything else. The DD3 also has copious amounts of naughty, but it also has way more story than part 2.

As I might have alluded to before, the Disco Dragon is my first attempt at a classic 3 act story structure but then with erotica/porno elements. I might have overestimated my abilities to also include an orgy involving something like 15 people so that didn't help! lol. None-the-less, I'm happy with my progress despite the fact that it took me 2 years to get here. What actually took 2 years was me committing myself to this comic (due to other activities), but the actual comic took a collective three months. 

Regarding the making and release of Part 4, what I can say is that I have learned my lesson in that I have learned to ignore the temptations of this massive world of CGI, especially those with no future. Making comics is not the most lucrative business, but it is the most fun, persistent and emotionally rewarding business. Before I committed myself to the Disco Dragon 3 (and the Shagging before Xmas) I also cleared the table and geared my work environment for comic production from simple stuff like a massive table to plan stories out with, to buying Scrivener to organize ideas with, to python scripts that solve all my issues with Poser. But I think at the end of the day, I will have to prove this to you by just cranking on with the DD4 and showing you I am back in business!!

I have yet to send off the DD3 to my proofreaders but hopefully they can be fast enough for me to crank this out this Friday or Saturday (April 5 or 6, 2019)! I will keep you posted here, on Renderotica and on Deviant Art.

I will spend more time promoting both the DD3 and DD4 once part 4 comes out, because then I can sell it as a completed product!! If I do sell it as a bundle, I will most likely sort DD2 and 3 customers out with a discount that gives the same benefit as the bundle!

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Disco Dragon 4 very likely

Production of the Disco Dragon 3 is coming along nicely (ignore 2016-2018), but its going so well that the projection is over 600 pages!! So I think I'll need to split it up. Don't worry, I won't make you wait for part 4. I will wait until both parts are done, and then release them a week apart or something. I'll make sure that the pricing is fair.

(edit: the initial plan was actually to have four parts, but because of the massive delay I didn't want to keep you waiting any longer than needed. But since the production flows over directly into the intended part 4, I might as well keep it that way. It won't be long now!!)

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Disco Dragon 3 coming soon

Getting there. Eeesh, again it was hard to pick nice pics for a promo like this because there's just sex and genitals everywhere (I need it to be Deviant Art-safe, naughty promos will come soon), and like said before there's also a surprise cameo by a Renderotica favourite OC. I say its part 3 but I might split it up into part 3 and 4 because I think I might go over 600 pages even! You know how like in the DD2 you have Rox and Lali's little adventure, and the Julie interrupts, and then Rachel interrupts and then Xtina walks in? This is that but tenfold. I'm actually designing software to help me keep track of everyone in possible future comics like this. But like I said before I need to tone it down after this comic so that I can get more comics out this year lol.

I think it will be fine though because the main reason this comic took so long is that I took a massive detour down the Poser figure rabbit hole and it took me a really long time to dig myself out. I'm probably still a little affected by it, but I'm beginning to have those fun sleepless nights of writing down story ideas by torchlight, so things are good.

What I'm also beginning to realize is that being a content vendor I need to grow a thicker skin, but that just doesn't work as a comic artist who has a very personal relationship with his fans. Those two modes of PR just don't mix. So I'm definitely taking a massive step back from content creation. If I do sell content, it will only be small things, not figures.

I will try to extend some (long overdue) support to my TaB and PE customers, but I'm doing my best to hand over those projects to other more reliable people. TaB for DS seems to have several contenders, and there's even a prospect for a geografted TaB now. Names and details will follow as soon as I have something set in stone. I've even been asked if I would mind if someone would convert PE to work in DS. I really don't mind, since all my friends and colleagues use DS anyway.