I’ve done a lot of thinking and re-thinking, and possibly some over-thinking, but I’ve finally come up with an idea for what i want to do for a Patreon campaign. Many thanks go to zackri, bookofsul, cowsgomoose, winstonthewide and silverruby for listen to me ramble about it, first of all. You guys have given me valuable advice and encouragement, and have helped me decide to go through with this.
So. This may be no secret to people, but I’ve always been a fan of classic pinup art, especially Duane Bryers’ Hilda character. She’s round, she’s fun, and she’s got a lot of personality, and honestly I think I might have based my Thiira off of her just a little, even if solely in spirit.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to turn Thiira into a pinup girl of sorts. This comes mainly after having drawn this piece featuring Sara, zackri's character…
… and having enjoyed doing it so much. I like the style, I like the fun of it, and I like being able to get back to something a little more ‘grown-up’ without having to necessarily be dirty about it.
When you get right down to it, this is just something I’d like to be able to do in what spare time that I have. If I’m able to quit my job at the store because of it? All the better, but I’m not gonna pin my hopes and dreams on it. I just want to try and do something relatively low-stress, that’s relatively low-maintenance, and that hopefully people will enjoy.
For this project, I will of course be stripping away Thiira’s WildStar trappings, though I fully intend to inject a lot of the same flavor and humor, and perhaps a little more direct homage in the background every now and again. She’s an engineer, so expect a lot of engines, machines and techy bits that I’ll be designing as I go. This is both an exercise in painting the female body as well as bringing concepts from ideas to full-fledged illustrations.
I’m working on the page right now, and thinking the logistics through. Expected rewards will be things like sketches, high-res PNGs, videos and possibly even PSDs. I’m also considering a commission tier, but that will have to wait until I have prior work out of the way. I am also considering allowing backers above a certain tier to nominate characters to guest-star once in a while, but there are logistics there that I must figure out first.
Just figured I’d give you guys a heads-up as to what I’m doing, since I’ve kinda rumbled about Patreon here in the past. Ya dig?