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'Round The Fire.

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Zanshi: Oh god, that sounds awful.

Kole: I know, The best part is... It wasn't even his leg!


Luka and her companions make camp for the night on their never ending quest for riches and glory. Going from left to right, first we have our fearless leader, Luka. She's the axe to the face first, ask question later kinda gal. Luka set out on her adventure at the ripe young age of 16 and hasn't been back home since. Luka also has a terrible secret. Next is Zanshi, She's Luka's life long friend and occasional lover when the two get bored or drunk or really when ever the mood strikes. She's the soft spoken kind, preferring to avoid conflict when it arise, but cross her and she'll cut you down in an instant. Zanshi is also stronger than Luka and Kole combined. Next is Kole, the dumb muscle of the group. Kole is a gentle giant, always concerned about other and especially Luka... But loves blowing people up. He can not get enough of watching people turn to goo, it's always his opening gambit. Dispite his size Kole is a lightweight at the bar. And last but not least is Anella, or as Luka likes to call her, "Head I can't seem to collect a bounty on." Anella was a loud and bossy brute, always jealous of other women and any one with something she wants. In the end her greed got the best of her when she crossed Luka's path. I think it's obvious but it didn't end well for her. Anella plots her revenge from the grave!


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So i've been working on refining and really defining the look of Luka's world The character designs I posted a while back ago were always meant to be a work in progress, I'm thinking of changing a couple as I feel they just don't work too well, But easily my favorites are these three. I made them alittle bit rounder alittle bit smoother, as you can see I attached boobels to the body now, It's a change I've wanted to do for a while but It was really difficult to get clean topology with out making too many extra loops and stray tris. But I came up with a solution instead try doing it with the character with the smallest boobs, Tera. When I first tried I hadn't designed Tera yet. I'm hoping to start a comic series with these guys soon. Also I'm patienly waiting for a stable release of Blender 2.8 so I can really experiment with EEVEE an maybe I can actually do Animation instead with out paying for a render farm. This took 1 hour and 45 minutes to render and my scene is pretty well optimized, unless I can bring render times down to 10 minutes or so and at decent resolution animations are out of the question with cycles for me.


Let me know what you think.

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Those mipmaps on the minecraft textures are killing me, dude. They always did and always will.
The models are cool but just letting the pixels be pixels goes a long way to keep the aesthetic together.

JoSilver responds:

Allow me to say that I somewhat agree with you, but not that It looks bad, but that my opinion, BUT... As you can see I'm largely not using minecraft, textures anymore for that most part as you can see in the dirt and grass, Which I made from scratch further emphasize the look I want. However This is just my first attempt. I do want sharp details, in certainly places. For example one thing that really bother my honestly is the leaves if theres one thing I don't like it's the leaves and believe it or not the texture I use for them was done by me from scratch.

Personally I feel that's a place where sharp detail is necessary.

And in a bit of personal philosophy, I say when you think something you've done looks bad, Personally I like to KEEP RUNNING AT IT HEAD FIRST! Either one of two possibilities exist. Either there is no way to make it work or that magic combination of things that do make it work I've yet to discover. And I always stubbornly stay on the latter side of the debate, it's just more fun here, I'm certainly trying things I've never done before. And I'm honestly convinced I'm trying something with textures that I don't think I seen anyone else try before. Take that for what you will, but I say that's good enough of a reason to press on.

The minecraft theme doesn't really bother me anymore. I've fapped to much worse tbh.

JoSilver responds:

It's working! I'm NORMALIZING IT!

All joking aside, not to deafen with the sound of me patting myself on the back but honestly I think I've done a pretty good job translating the minecraft aesthetic to something like this, a lot better than a lot of artists do, some of which think is quite good... most of which I think is horrendously bad.

I thought the one second from the left was an ork with that hair honestly, thought it was a horn.

JoSilver responds:

Well I certainly wanted her to look barbaric.

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