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Abigail Lounging - Clothed
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2019-07-27T11:01:00+00:00
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UNDERWEAR - NUDE

As voted for by you, we present the first image in Abigail's pin-up series.

This was the second clothing variation and the last to be drawn. It is drawn on top of both the nude and the underwear variants. It was interesting trying to get the crumpled clothes to sit in well with the bedding but not stand out too much.

Abigail has feminine tastes but has always valued comfort and simplicity. I thought the two tone of the top, which is actually slimming, also ties in with the fact that she trims her fur. She always feels too 'poofy' otherwise....don't poke her about it.

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User #233758 - 27 Jul 19 15:52
Having the underwear just slightly visible under those short clothes makes it feel more realistic which is quite nice. I do love the little bow on her bra :3 *Kinda wanna see the poofy young Abigail before she trims her fur* :D
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TheHuntersGuild - 28 Jul 19 10:35
I'm glad <3 it's her subtly girly style coming through XD Request it sometime, you'll see it in the second prologue though
Shading Studies: Hair
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2019-07-30T11:00:02+00:00
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Quickie one of Nekoia as a bit of a warm down. She has great hair, classic blonde shade. She never has the patience to style it but she's happy for other people to do it.

Shading Studies: Shading
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2019-07-31T11:01:01+00:00
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I wanted to practice shading and Esme has the handy benefit of having both herself and cloth involved in an easy head shot.

This is a method which uses an area select and airbrush but the work involved is too slow and delicate for my current skill level...and I don't like it. BUT I did learn a bit more about how the select tools work and I do like the way I can apply a selective gradient value. So that may be something to take from this. If that made some sense to you, well done for understanding my rambling! If it did not, just ask if you want to know as always!

I got her head shape better but messed up her nose. I will do construction of the cast's head as the next study...might take a couple of weeks. There's figuring that out as a process then how to apply it to them while also creating different angles.

Also need to see if I can work out the wonky eye ball thing because that's basically the same thing and it's a bugger...but for tomorrow and Friday you get Esme's head with a dodgy nose XD

Shading Studies: Hair
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2019-07-29T11:01:00+00:00
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Researching around I came across a different style of shading. It's pretty much a variation on the standard method I use but this one also has the step of adding more colour variation initially.

I think I applied too much of a difference in tone but I think it makes it look more lively.

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User #233758 - 29 Jul 19 12:08
It certainly look sharp and bright making it come off nicely.
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TheHuntersGuild - 2 Aug 19 02:29
Yes, I like the two tone effect of the darker hair at the top as well
 Hair Studies: Different Styles 2/2
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2019-07-26T11:00:02+00:00
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So this time around I tried out the hair styles I draw more often! They are a lot more easy than usual and feel more intuitive. :D

 Hair Studies:  Different Styles 1/2
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2019-07-25T11:00:02+00:00
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Sketching out different styles to see how they might work.

Hair Studies: Swapping Styles
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2019-07-24T11:00:02+00:00
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In yesterday's posts I wondered about how ears and horns would affect hair styles....so I thought I would see how it works out with Xy as the 'ears', Paul as the 'normal' and Jonah as the 'horns'.

I thought it would be restrictive but it's not really. It changes how the hair sits and flows around the ears which I hadn't considered before. In fact, Jonah could pretty much completely hide his horns if ever he felt like it.

I like the hair under the ears, I've never really considered it before but it flows nicer.

 Hair Studies: Working out the Foundations
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2019-07-23T11:00:02+00:00
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Still trying to work out the basics. It's really easy to skip over something like this but, annoyingly obvious as this sort of stuff may be, you have to understand the basics. It took me a long time to learn what they were because being self taught and dippy is a special road to learning!

Are you finding the text notes easier to read than scribbles? I don't know if you find it interesting but it helps me so you're stuck with it I guess

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User #10031539 - 23 Jul 19 12:41
I like the text notes just for that reason. I'm bad at reading handwritten things. ^^
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TheHuntersGuild - 25 Jul 19 04:58
I shall remember this then!
Hair Studies: Working out the Foundations
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2019-07-22T11:01:01+00:00
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So hair itself can be tricky enough but when you think about it, stuff sticking out the hair makes it trickier. For example, Jonah has small horn nubbins as he grinds them down. But Methuselah has massive curled horns so that's something to think on.

Also this is generic head 1, I will use this as a base to practice off as it saves effort of trying to do new heads each time when that's not the focus.

Cowering Goat, Flying Neko
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2019-07-20T11:00:02+00:00
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Dodging a friendly attempt at a take down can lead to the more forthright approach to arresting an individual. Nekoia is lovely, right up until you piss her off. OF COURSE, her fist will stop just short of his nose...right?

Beast and Rider
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2019-07-21T11:00:02+00:00
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General anatomy practice and a bit of creature design. This would be something like a smaller, speedier mount more commonly used in the warmer regions.

Time Challenge 2
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2019-07-19T11:01:00+00:00
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Took about 11 minutes for the lines and about ten minutes for the rest, lots of concentrating though! This kind of work takes more energy in some ways than my usual pace.

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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:42
I love the coloring and, like Ninosai said, the fabric. You've done so good with this.
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jul 19 08:02
Thank you ❤️❤️ I'm hoping to have imagery like this in the comic too create nice atmosphere
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User #233758 - 19 Jul 19 14:20
That looks impressive, isn't it a lot harder to make fabric with so many shadows and all that?
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TheHuntersGuild - 19 Jul 19 21:45
The funny this is, it's actually easier on jumbles of fabric because you, generally, have two tone across it. As long as you get the over all form down, it's easier for the viewer to assemble it in their mind. Where as with something like a face we know what a face looks like. As soon as you get the shading wrong on that, even a little bit, it's obvious. Your brain just knows what it should look like.
Time Challenge
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2019-07-18T11:00:01+00:00
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21 minute in total, the anatomy is a little off but you get the general sense of the pose :3

ALSO A HUMON OH NOES

They're easier to practice with for reference so this may happen more, please bear with me <3

Gesture: Different Approaches
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2019-07-17T11:00:02+00:00
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As with anything, both usefully and frustratingly there's lots of different ways to approach gesture drawing.

The top set is 'blocking' this is the most painterly approach, it's VERY fast! I think I would need a lot more practice with this to make it viable, it would be worth trying more after I learn to 'paint'.

The middle set is my preferred method using minimal lines and attempting to exaggerate the shape. It's easier to build on top of and once I add the contours still keeps a sense of motion.

The bottom set is meant to be more scribbly and loose to capture the moment without the concern for attempting to much line control. I found this harder, it doesn't match what I have been taught. Though, I think the face is more interesting in this one.

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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:08
Oohh Pretty
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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:43
This is wonderful. ^-^
 Gesture vs Contour 2
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2019-07-16T11:00:02+00:00
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Trying to speed up a bit more while still keeping proportions down.

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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:44
I feel like it's lewd if I really enjoy the bottom two but I do.
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jul 19 08:03
I'm glad you got the joke XD I have to do something to entertain myself during these studies
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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:09
Good work!
Gesture vs Contour
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2019-07-15T11:00:03+00:00
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Gesture drawing is a very simplified way of representing the flow of a pose, it's intended to capture the feeling and motion.

Contour drawing is defining a pose, adding details. I need to be competent at both to capture and express any figure drawing for the comic.

On the left I initially tried to capture the motion as quickly as I could. On the right, I built on this to refine it a bit and define the contours of the pose.

Vogue Meerkat
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2019-07-14T11:00:02+00:00
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This was going to be a quick sketch but then apparently I decided to try hatching and we get this. Happy little meerkat slave caste from the Southern Tribes

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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:45
I really love this, they look so blingy
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jul 19 08:15
This is 100% the tribes aesthetic
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User #233758 - 15 Jul 19 02:32
Hehe, nice meerkat :) don't see them enough
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TheHuntersGuild - 15 Jul 19 04:25
They are fun little critters <3
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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:09
Looks Tricksy
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TheHuntersGuild - 19 Jul 19 06:10
So tricksy, very wow
 Anatomy: Refined Hands
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2019-07-12T11:00:03+00:00
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I've learned a lot from this week's study. Not just the anatomy skill of how to draw hands better but a bit more on perspective and how to construct images more.

"Fingers crossed" this leads onto better things...

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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:09
You really took a hands on approach !
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TheHuntersGuild - 19 Jul 19 06:10
The handsiest!
Anatomy: Hand Sketches
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2019-07-11T11:01:01+00:00
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Trying out different construction techniques for quick sketches for hands. As you can see they are...interesting attempts at perspective. Looking at this, I'm going to do foreshortening practice next.

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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:47
I'm so sorry my mind is in the gutter but the second and third sets go so well with one another.
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jul 19 08:19
Yes it does XD
When It's Over
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2019-07-13T11:01:00+00:00
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Lyrics from "Billie Eilish - when the party's over"

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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:46
They look so angry with one another here. It makes me wonder what could make them hate each other so much, or at least make her be so angry with him.
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jul 19 08:16
That's something that'll be revealed in time
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User #3273808 - 15 Jul 19 04:40
love there winter gear
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TheHuntersGuild - 15 Jul 19 06:10
Their winter gear is mainly a heavy travelling cloak, doublet and different boots. These are normal weather clothes.
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User #3273808 - 15 Jul 19 15:44
well the wight is sexy
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TheHuntersGuild - 15 Jul 19 18:03
We're continuing with our experiments using only the fur colour of the characters and the oath stone but with white for everything else. This was another one. Glad you liked it!
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User #233758 - 14 Jul 19 08:59
Which one is singing though...? *Tears up a bit*
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TheHuntersGuild - 14 Jul 19 22:42
...yes....
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User #233758 - 15 Jul 19 02:32
Awe :c
Anatomy: Complete Hand
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2019-07-10T11:00:02+00:00
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Substructure of the hand bones broken down as simple geometric forms

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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:48
They don't look so broken to me. ^-^ Maybe one's got a bone to pick with you..
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jul 19 08:20
Oh wow XD
Anatomy: Finger Bones
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2019-07-09T11:01:01+00:00
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One of the problems to trying to create simplified structures is not understanding what's underneath and how it works. So here is the structural attempt at working out hand bones.

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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:10
Snickers, Phalanx..
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User #10031539 - 21 Jul 19 05:48
These are the broken ones.
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jul 19 08:21
You're not wrong lol
Anatomy: Hand Studies
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2019-07-08T11:00:02+00:00
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This is the first attempt at trying to break the hands down into simplified structures...they're a but more complicated than feet.

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User #2329567 - 8 Jul 19 12:06
You're such a handy person to know Timo. ^_^
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TheHuntersGuild - 10 Jul 19 04:06
Just you wait until Friday...got some word play of my own XD
July Poll, Q&A and Patron Only Stream 2019-07-07T11:01:02+00:00

This month's Patron Only and Q&A stream will take place on the evenings/nights of Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of June.

As always, you can ask questions about the Hunters Guild comic during the stream and we'll answer them as best we can. If you've got any questions for us before then, throw us a comment and we'll see if there's something we can prep for you before then. You can even leave some requests/suggestions for things you'd like to see in the future....it may end up as weekend content!

You may have noticed a slight change to the head of the Overview page, including a quick description of the world. We're going to work on updating this more over time along with small images and other stuff to make it all "snazzy". This is because we want to prepare for when the Prologue comes out and we start advertising the Patreon page on other platforms (the FA page will get an overhaul as we know it's been neglected).

Abigail won June's Poll. This means the Artist will be create a multi version pin-up of her for the end of this month.

July's Poll offers up the boys for your pleasure. Remember, you can vote for more than one if you just can't decide. We'll close the poll at the end of the month with the winner's pin-up being done for the end of August.

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User #3273808 - 15 Jul 19 03:55
id love to see big butty arora 69 with some one it be a wonderful sit to see
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TheHuntersGuild - 15 Jul 19 04:25
https://www.patreon.com/posts/queening-lady-22031744 and https://www.patreon.com/posts/lady-loving-26776231 pretty much cover that I think, or is there something else yuu mean?
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User #3273808 - 15 Jul 19 05:10
https://www.actitudfem.com/media/files/imagecache/content-images/images/60_1.jpg i was thinking laying down then i fond this pose and i love it also i want to ask for a sernted chariter but im nerves to ask and its not xy
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TheHuntersGuild - 15 Jul 19 06:07
That is interesting! And ask, worst case I'll not draw it. I won't be offended even if it's a guy XD In all seriousness, Ridlee and I will talk about what you suggest properly. We've drawn non-canon images before.
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User #3273808 - 15 Jul 19 15:30
well worst case is you end up hateing me and send a army of timo clones after me that beat me firsly with pool nodles
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User #3273808 - 15 Jul 19 15:32
it was rebacca becuse i wanted a thicc girl as the partner in it and it was her or giuld vrese timo i cant remaber any other thicc girls in the vires
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TheHuntersGuild - 16 Jul 19 00:51
Timo: I don't know of any reason you could ever give us to hate you Sam <3 don't worry so much
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User #3273808 - 16 Jul 19 02:36
na it was a worst case sanaro of what colud of happend
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User #2329567 - 7 Jul 19 18:36
So forgot to post it last month. But timo liked the idea of nekoia in a mankini so heres it is as a reminder :p
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User #3273808 - 13 Jul 19 04:06
i seconed this
Oh Oscar...
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2019-07-07T11:00:01+00:00
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They're not supposed to use their stones when they're in the compound. It's either serious enough to go to S4 or you can walk it off but well...could you leave Oscar like that?

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User #2329567 - 7 Jul 19 18:34
I remember this joke
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TheHuntersGuild - 8 Jul 19 02:31
XD yeahhh
Who Knew?
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2019-07-06T11:00:02+00:00
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Reading is such a dangerous hobby, high stakes.

Poor Oscar, lights are on but nobody is home.

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User #233758 - 7 Jul 19 11:39
Poor guy, but yeah books are sacred!
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TheHuntersGuild - 7 Jul 19 17:40
Yeah, poor Oscar is so trusting <3
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User #2427907 - 13 Jul 19 04:06
that's one way to get book smart!
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TheHuntersGuild - 13 Jul 19 05:25
Yes...not one we recommend!
Anatomy Study: Feet - Final Study
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2019-07-04T11:00:02+00:00
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-Makes uncomfortable noises!- Well I looked at many more feet than I wanted to. It was valuable though, I've not been able to draw feet at well as this before.

Fun fact: I have a phobia of feet! >.<

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User #20203718 - 4 Jul 19 11:29
These are pretty decent greek feet. Ultimate study would be Egyptian + Roman + Germanic + Celtic ones hahaha just joking.
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TheHuntersGuild - 5 Jul 19 00:23
XD you had me panicked for a moment there...I wasn't sure if you meant as in the difference between predominantly bare foot and shod feet.
 Anatomy Study: Feet - Turnaround
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2019-07-03T11:00:02+00:00
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Using the bone and basic shape study I did I made this turn around of a single posed foot from the font, back and both sides. Learning to simplify things down is a good skill but it also needs to be paired with at least a basic functional understanding to work well.

I marked the toes a different colour as this reinforces how they are the 'mobile' part of the foot structure.

You See What They Did There
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2019-07-05T11:01:00+00:00
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Tumblr trash from the discord chat XD was too good not to

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User #2329567 - 5 Jul 19 16:10
Why does Dewydd make me think of the main character from "Afro Samurai " in this image :P
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TheHuntersGuild - 5 Jul 19 17:06
You know, we've never seen it....however, having had a quick browse of Youtube you are spot on. Dewydd becomes quite the lethal character later in the story. We'll be finding the manga to see how they represent scenes to help us learn more for how to present the comic. Thanks!
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User #233758 - 6 Jul 19 07:24
Yeeeeessssss! :D
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TheHuntersGuild - 6 Jul 19 21:34
XD
Anatomy Study: Feet - Base Structure
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2019-07-02T11:00:02+00:00
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One of the ways of building up structure of the feet is to place the sole and the build up the rest of the foot from that point. I managed to draw these feet without reference! -le gasp-

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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:11
One way to get a foothold !
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TheHuntersGuild - 19 Jul 19 22:58
I don't know who is worse, you or Diesel! :p
Anatomy Study: Feet - bones
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2019-07-01T11:00:04+00:00
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To know the structure underneath is to be able to create the sexy stuff on top. I don't need to learn every bone or sinew name but an idea of the groupings will then let me understand how to apply them.

I don't need to do a muscle/tendon study right now as I'm just trying to learn the basic forms. And what with feet being my old nemesis...start with the worst one right?

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User #10031539 - 2 Jul 19 00:03
Feet are so hard! As are hands.
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TheHuntersGuild - 2 Jul 19 01:02
Yup! Maybe my struggles will aid you with your own <3
And Now...
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Something to even out yesterday! When times are good, they are very good indeed.

They've been out for a drink, as always, and for some reason Nekoia thought it would be wise to tell Oscar he couldn't pick her up and carry her around. So he lifts her up to carry her away...and after she went to all the effort of stealing Sorbin's shoes to be comfortable in.

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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:12
Giddy Up!
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TheHuntersGuild - 19 Jul 19 22:57
Not too much, she might hurl!
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User #233758 - 30 Jun 19 18:17
Awe, hehe that just adorable. Always love seeing the guildmates being so close.
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TheHuntersGuild - 30 Jun 19 20:29
Yeah <3 the bond they have is the best bit about the story for me
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User #10031539 - 2 Jul 19 00:03
Bite the tail!
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TheHuntersGuild - 2 Jul 19 01:03
XD she'll do that eventually, just remember their teeth are much pointier!
Broken
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2019-06-29T11:01:00+00:00
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This made me cry.

Process here (16:41 with music!)

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User #2427907 - 19 Jul 19 06:12
The emotion here is amazing, wonderful work
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TheHuntersGuild - 19 Jul 19 22:57
Thanks <3
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User #233758 - 29 Jun 19 13:41
*Gasps* What happened to Aurora? :-(
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TheHuntersGuild - 30 Jun 19 00:19
Spoilers sweetie.
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User #233758 - 30 Jun 19 18:19
*Impatiene intensifies!*
Mountain Lake
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Getting better with this but I'm not sure how well the colours work to convey the idea of OH HECK IT'S DARN COLD UP HERE!

But! You can tell what it all is, so I'll take that.

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User #2329567 - 28 Jun 19 15:56
Hmm... maybe a bit less green? Either more of a pale green or even a bit of grey? Least that's how things tend go loom when it's cold here
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TheHuntersGuild - 29 Jun 19 00:25
That's a good point, I'll have a look into that for next time
Bridge Over Serene Waters
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2019-06-27T11:01:00+00:00
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One of the things I have trouble with is depicting the landscape. I need to use different line weightings and markings to create the idea of texture and depth. So this is a bit of practice of a simple bridge over a river. I think the trees up close could do with a bit of work but overall you get the idea. :)

There is a process video available here (2:08 and now with music!)

Boat
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2019-06-24T11:01:00+00:00
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Sailing and stuff yeah....

Mainly line weighting practice as well as trying to create a sense of motion and differentiating between the sky and land as it's not as easy as you might think.

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User #2329567 - 24 Jun 19 11:38
Woo! You drew a boat!
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TheHuntersGuild - 27 Jun 19 00:33
Yup! Getting there with them!
Fortified Village
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2019-06-26T11:01:00+00:00
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Some villages never get out of their original boundaries. It's an unofficial signal of the level of guild presence which may be available either due to resource limitations or regional taxation choices.

Perspective
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2019-06-25T11:01:00+00:00
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Little bit of one point perspective for an internal shot since I will need to do SO many of these and I can't always cheat with 3D software.

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User #2329567 - 25 Jun 19 11:23
Is this a Xy PoV image? For some reason it makes me think of a shorter individual is looking at the place. Might be the height of the piece or the relative size of the stairs.
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TheHuntersGuild - 27 Jun 19 00:35
That wasn't intentional but it's a good point. The architecture is tall and narrow which probably adds to it.
Before the Fall
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2019-06-23T11:01:00+00:00
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Centuries ago, life was wonderfully opulent for the great and good (you guessed it this time around the vampires were on the up). There weren't many in this elite and since they didn't die it was survival of the fittest. It got to the point where it was dangerous to even lean over the cradle.

And from this, sometimes, you get one like Lord Koto. He sits in the corner with his faithful companion with no thirst for power. So sweet, gentle child drawing his brother Cayman. And you've seen what he becomes.

Vampires have a 'grace period' of 100 years of childhood, unless they commit an unacceptable crime. After then, they're fair game to all. Somehow, gentle Lord Koto survived not only the fall but the ensuing turmoil for the centuries after.

Sneaky Cuddles
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2019-06-22T11:01:00+00:00
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Well maybe not so subtle. Esme and Sorbin can get away with quite a bit in the barracks but there is a limit even there.

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User #2329567 - 22 Jun 19 17:37
*gasp!* hair! on Esme! the scandal!
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TheHuntersGuild - 22 Jun 19 19:13
This is genuinely more erotic for her than completely naked with her hair hidden XD
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User #10031539 - 23 Jun 19 02:58
This is like our well dressed men with their sleeves rolled up to their elbows. o//o Also so cute and mnf.
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TheHuntersGuild - 23 Jun 19 03:42
I know, I have a thing about that...the way the tendons flex <3
June Poll, Q&A and Patron Only Stream 2019-06-21T02:32:40+00:00

Sorry for the lateness of this update/Poll, there's been a lot going on at home as University deadlines were due and we had to attend UK Games Expo with Ninja Division. This meant a few posts were late at the start of June (I forgot to schedule, sorry) but we're all caught up now and back to business as usual. Due to the lateness, however, this poll wasn't put up at the start of the month...but...on to the usual business first.

This month's Patron Only and Q&A stream will take place on the evenings/nights of Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of June. If you've got any Questions for us before then, throw us a comment and we'll see if there's something we can prep for you before then. As usual, you can also ask questions during the stream and we'll answer them as best we can.

May saw us do a quite exploration into the Moors, Marshlands and Fens as well as the Crystal Mines. We did a couple of short polls for Patrons to pick concept images they wanted to see, the results of which have already been posted.

For April's Poll we asked what you'd like to see, in the future, for your monthly voted content.
A monthly pin-up AND multi version image won had the most votes. So, we're going to merge them into one idea wit the pin-up being clothed and nude as the alternative versions (sometimes with other versions created as well)

From now on, we'll do a monthly poll asking you to select from a list of characters. At the end of each month, we'll take the results of the poll and create the multi-version pin-up for publishing at the end of the next month. To start with, we're going to offer you the five main female cast members to pick from and, in July, we'll offer up the boys. We'll see what feedback we get to decide on what to offer from there.

Our weekly content, as you may have noticed, has shifted to the artist exploring different techniques and finalising some concepts. This will continue for now while the writer finishes the first drafts for the prologue comics (more on this in next month's update).

I know we're late delivering the poll but we'll still need to close it at the start of next month. With this in mind, we'll leave it open until the first weekend of July, closing it at midnight on Friday 5th of July.

Which of our lovely girls do you want to feature in July's pin-up? Remember, you can vote for multiple options if you can't quite decided on just one. If you're unsure of who's who, remember you can use the tags to do a specific character/content search.

As always, thank you for all your support, likes, comments and questions. You're amazing and we couldn't have got to this point without your support and belief.

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User #2549942 - 30 Jun 19 01:21
Who is the best vocalist among the squad in public?
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TheHuntersGuild - 17 Jul 19 00:57
Do you mean singing voice or just most outspoken?
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User #2549942 - 30 Jun 19 01:07
What is each squad member's guilty pleasure of street food they enjoy eating?
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TheHuntersGuild - 17 Jul 19 00:58
Something we've explored for a couple of them but not for all of them....we'll have a think on that one.
Watch Tower
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2019-06-21T11:01:00+00:00
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The watch towers have been maintained since ancient times. They are way stations along the main and lesser, sometimes dangerous routes. They span the length and breadth of the guild country, manned by two to four officers at all times.

Every tower is topped by an old light crystal. Raw and unadulterated they cast a dim glow but this can be amplified with a mirror to form a search light if required.

Among the guild there is a massive lore about towers and the great role they once served. Sometimes, eternal watchers are posted to towers as a duty which can be considered a blessing or curse but no matter what, everyone else reveres them.....though these watch guard can be considered a bit queer after long times of service. They never return to main settlements. It's oft considered a form of retirement for some Sector 1.

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User #2329567 - 21 Jun 19 11:47
I'd hate to be the guy that has go climb on that roof to angle gne mirror. Especially if its raining.
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jun 19 20:18
Fortunately, there'd be a hatch underneath the crystal to allow access to the chamber. After all, they need to conduct maintenance on the clockwork that 'pings' it.
Ruins
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2019-06-20T11:01:00+00:00
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A lot of the older structures can require a lot of maintenance. When there is not a sufficient population or the ownership is disputed...things fall into ruin and once a structure isn't weather proofed....well. It becomes a place to camp if you feel brave enough on the road, just be aware that other things like to shelter there too.

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User #2329567 - 20 Jun 19 11:40
It'll be fiiine. It's not like there's rubble everywhere that will trip you up when you discover the ferals nesting there and it turns into a recreation of Aliens . :P
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TheHuntersGuild - 21 Jun 19 00:45
Totally! That's not an issue at all and it's absolutely fine to go travelling without guild or caravan protection.
Building Exploration
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2019-06-19T13:59:10+00:00
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Slight cutaway of an isometric view of a building. It's an unnatural perspective used to clearly show the interior and exterior of a structure. Still a skill I'm working on but I think you get the rough idea :3
Downstairs has slit windows with no glass and will have a large barred door for security. It's stone built so harder to burn down but the main protection is against local wildlife in a more isolated area. There are very few fortress houses left but the building style persists in some areas.

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User #2329567 - 20 Jun 19 03:22
if this was a fortress house, wouldn't the stairs to the second level make more sense inside?
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TheHuntersGuild - 20 Jun 19 03:24
Actually no! :D I really like this as there are a lot of houses like this in the highlands. The stairs should be made of wood so they can be destroyed to prevent immediate access. Ground floor doors can easily be rammed in with the right equipment.
Bricks 1/2
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2019-06-17T11:00:03+00:00
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Like really actual bricks. There are a surprisingly large number of arranging these. It may be interesting to work patterns into regional types.

These were a study done for a prelude to improving my basic knowledge of architecture depiction.

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User #2329567 - 17 Jun 19 11:58
Large numbers of patterns and that's just on flat surfaces. . You got corners, windows, arches, and a bunch if other shapes that can make some downright beautiful brickwork ^_^
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TheHuntersGuild - 18 Jun 19 01:08
WELL that's a good point. Will ponder on this TY <3 ^^
Bricks 2/2
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2019-06-18T11:00:02+00:00
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Well mainly stone, entirely stone in fact. A mixture of rubble and squared off finished stone.

These were a study done for a prelude to improving my basic knowledge of architecture depiction.

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User #2329567 - 18 Jun 19 12:18
Yet more walls of clay, sand, rocks and water combined to a sturdy barrier or structure :p
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TheHuntersGuild - 19 Jun 19 00:38
ACTUALLY predominantly limestone I imagine XP
Consquences
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2019-06-16T11:01:00+00:00
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An embarrassed Paul trails, chastised, after Xylia and her judgemental stride.

Epilogue to June's comic.

Mistakes Were Made
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2019-06-15T11:00:02+00:00
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Based on Patreon feedback, we mused and this beauty occurred. Poor Paul he has no luck with the critters...it's a lifelong issue. Or is it? -Mysterious non-spoiler noises-

Prologue here.

Epilogue here.

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User #233758 - 16 Jun 19 09:37
Ooooh, Foreshadowing :D Nice reactions!
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TheHuntersGuild - 16 Jun 19 22:52
-Additional mysterious non-spoiler noises- Thanks they were fun! I enjoyed the lizard bork much more than I thought I would XD
Grutbrushes: Value Study
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2019-06-14T11:00:03+00:00
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A lot of my early 'THIS IS COOL' came from DnD fantasy style illustrations. This is a value study of a piece by Larry Elmore who did a lot of work in the 80s. I applied a copper filter over it as it helps it to read more easily for overall depth. What do you think?

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User #2329567 - 14 Jun 19 11:43
Looks like you're getting some valuable experience :P
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TheHuntersGuild - 15 Jun 19 01:46
I almost missed that one, subtle....very nice!
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User #2329567 - 15 Jun 19 01:50
:P
Grutbrushes: Value study
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2019-06-13T11:00:02+00:00
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This originally was a blue tonal study piece. A tonal study is when you block out shapes with dark, medium and light shades of the same colour to make sure you have a good composition. I played about a little to make it more interesting.

This is a shot from the movie "Your Name Here" that I half watched earlier. :3

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User #20203718 - 13 Jun 19 11:59
What you draw is a Torii a Shintoist architecture. These doorlike structure separate what we call the spiritual area that is the temple from the profane area that is the city for example. To make it clear the spiritual area is like a sacred place that you go to do religious stuff so you will always pass the same Torii to enter or to leave the area like a portal to an other world. That's a reason why Japanese will sometimes contourn ridiculously these doors because they don't want to go in for religion and will not come back through the same Torii.
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TheHuntersGuild - 14 Jun 19 02:53
That is interesting! I didn't know that. We have the same approach for front and back doors here. Some people very stringently so. The front door is only to be used for new years, marriages, deaths and births.
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