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  • Listening to: "Daddy" by Psy
  • Eating: Ramen again lol



Creating a journal to chronicle work on a manga series (I hope) to begin in January. I will be doing it entirely myself. Need to redo some of the character designs I've made and will have all of five-days tomorrow in Key West to do so :-)

March 30: I have decided to flesh out more of the story before I continue drawing as it needs considerable change.
February 18: Fleshing out Cayden
February 13: Uploading proof I'm working on this project tonight lol...
February 10: Finally making some god damn progress on something lol.
January 25: Fleshing out some character details. Adding more as I get time to do so.
January 17: Like everything I try to do, business eats up my time @.@

Previous songs:

"What is a DJ?" by S3RL
"Orinoco Flow" by Enya
"Seven Nation Army (Nightcore)" by The White Stripes
"Misleading Title" by S3RL
"Whirlwind" by S3RL
"Walk Like a Man" by the Four Seasons
  • Listening to: "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars
November 16: It has been quite a while. Business has been unrelenting and I am planning to start a manga in 2018. I have every intention to finish Lucid but a lot is going on at once. I appreciate that people continue to visit this page to check out the model. I don't play MS anymore since everyone moved from Windia to Bera. I will post any updates to my schedule that allow me to resume work on Lucid. Thanks again all!

September 16: More work than expected. Still on hold.
September 8: Preparing for Hurricane Irma. Project is on hold.
September 2: Been busy with business but finally got to a good point to post current work. Hated how the layering came out, need to redo. Will I ever finish this damn thing lol.
August 24: Load of work came through. Posting current W.I.P tonight. Shortened fingers, added textures.
August 15: Remapping model. Making absolute master file.
August 11: Ass load of work came in. Added rest of dress texture. Added leg texture. Darkened eyebrow. Going to start face/makeup/ear texture.
August 8: Parted and adjusted eyes, just about got it. Added textures to master model. Loads of work came in.
August 5: Torso texture looking good. Adjusted eyes to not look so angry; need to part more. Testing eyebrows to give distinctive genteel look. Working on eye textures.
August 3: Need to adjust eyes, look too mad. Playing with textures.
August 1: Almost finished layering hair. Adjusted upper thigh and panties (Yes, lol). Working out torso texture.
July 27: Work came up. Fused ears to head. Finished beads. Layering hair.
July 22: Added more beads. Need to tweak some pulling away from head. Starting texture of breasts and waist.
July 22: Started hair beads. Testing eyes. Filled sleeves.
July 19: Added hair ornaments. Added front details.
July 17: Closed head, redid ears, tweaked hair, redid/added earrings, started beads, redid buckle on armbands.
July 16: Haven't forgotten Lucid. Back to work on her. Back into MS as well. Add me if you'd like, info at bottom.
July 1: More work came up. On hold yet again!
June 29: Started cape. Scaled hat.
June 22: Started roses and layers of hair. Added earrings and new boots. Trimmed dress.
June 19: Found time to finish boots. Work piled up. Need to add to master model.
June 13: Refining boots.
June 12: Finally found time to finish hands. Gotta add to master model.
June 8: Ton of calls and work came through @_@
June 4: Started hands.
June 3: Much to my surprise this model creeps some people o-o... mostly the eyes I imagine, which will still look strange without eyebrows, both of which will require texturing, something I won't be doing until the end. Maybe I'll add censor bars XD. Sorry all! Taking a break to work on my website =~=
June 2: Finally a W.I.P. More tweaking but finally some f**king progress.
June 1: In between work and friends, the hair is almost done. Hope to seriously post a W.I.P tonight.
May 21: Swear I'm working on this model! Been super busy but progress is coming!
May 19: Cannot catch a break. Half a dozen calls @___@
May 17: Butchered scene a bit but hair is coming along! Hope to post W.I.P. tonight!
May 14: Combined what I could from the 2017 scene to the 2012 one.
May 13: Business picked up. Work work work @_@
May 9: Closed corners of mouth. Added eyes. Curls are gonna be tricky, but I like a challenge.
May 8: Hair coming out good. Lots of tweaking done and still needed but getting there.
May 5: More head. Started hair.
May 4: Head W.I.P. Finally found time to post.
May 1: Life got busy. Still can't downgrade current scene. Working on head in a separate one.
April 10: Substitute laptop cannot handle Maya 2015. Installed 2012 but now Lucid's model won't read. Always something! Working on it.
April 9: My laptop of 4 yr took a dump last night. Busy working on transferring content to another one. Project on hold yet again.
April 7: Found some time to work out some erroneous proportions. Flourish coming together but not satisfied yet.
April 4: F**king Windows anniversary update corrupted my Windows account. Need to recover EVERYTHING now and restart my account. Project will resume when I do this. F**K... Account fixed. Boatload of work came in. Project on-hold.
April 1: Flourish on dress is giving me trouble. Will post when can!
March 30: Finished leash. Touched up dress a bit. Working on little details before starting head. Arms too small, fixing.
March 29: Started leash. Screwed up breasts somehow, someway.... fixed.
March 28: Fixing upper body, mess of polygons. Starting neck and flourish on sleeves.
March 27: Started dress. Started buckle on armbands. Redoing upper body as the geometry looks like ass; looking better.
March 26: Realized corset is actually the bottom-half of a tuxedo and bust too large, corrected. Added rivets to armbands.
March 25: Bust was looking like crap, redid; decided to model corset away from breasts and not attached to. MUCH happier. Starting arms. Changed reference here to bring entire character into focus. Extruded tongue of boots up. Added lip to bottom of corset.
March 24: Started corset, dress and arms.
March 22: Started groin and ass. Just noticed torso is too tall. Corrected.
March 21: Client's computer was compromised. Project is taking a short break while I correct his situation.
March 18: Started boots and legs.
March 16: Preparing references.

Update: Found a back reference. May commence work tomorrow. Given the intricate details of this character, I expect the polycount to consist of between 20,000 and 25,000 quads (40,000-50,000 tris).
Update: Cannot find adequate references for what she looks like from the back. May be scraping this subject.

Thinking of modeling Lucid from MapleStory, the newest boss to the North American servers of the game. With health in the trillions and around 35,000 touch damage, she stands as the most difficult and deadly yet.


Previous songs:
"Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen
"Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen
"Gravity Core" from MapleStory
"The Look" by Roxette
"GoldenEye" from "GoldenEye"
"Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez
"Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
"My Name is Ruin" by Gary Numan
"Candy" by Cameo
"Automatic" by The Pointer Sisters
"Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks
"24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
"Hi-Five 5th Job EDM" from MapleStory
"Joyful Tea Party" from MapleStory
"My Nigga" by YG
"Battle Cry" from Samurai Champloo
"Amazon" by M.I.A.
"Bingo" by M.I.A.
"Hysteria" by Def Leppard
"Chu Chu Island" from MapleStory
"Magnus" from MapleStory
"Lachelein" from MapleStory
"Phantasmal Woods" from MapleStory
"Shattered Time" from MapleStory
"Summertime" from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
"Machine" by The Horrors
"King Bowser" from Super Mario Galaxy
"Still Life" by The Horrors
"Triomatic Ran Ran Ran" from Maharomatic
"White Trash Millionaire" by Black Stone Cherry
"Cult of Personality" by Living Colour
"Did It On’em" by Nicki Minaj
"In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
"Raven Princess" by Derek Fiechter
"Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns
"Internal Galop" by Jacques Offenbach
"Jungle (Exploration)" from Popful Mail: Magical Fantasy Adventure
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
"Work Bitch" by Britney Spears
"Booty" by Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea
"Warm Up" by NF
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
"Ruin" by Lamb of God
"Walk With Me in Hell" by Lamb of God
"Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid
"Bitch I'm Madonna" by Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj
"No More Tears" by Ozzy Osbourne
"Roman's Revenge" by Nicki Minaj ft. Eminem
"Renegade" by Styx
"Come See About Me" by The Supremes
"Adreneline" by Girls' Generation-TTS
"Heat Wave" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
"Holler" by Girls' Generation-TTS
"Gee" by Girls' Generation
"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
"E.T." by Katy Perry
"Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
"Cygnus Garden" from MapleStory
"The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson
"Jack Sparrow" by The Lonely Island
"Slow Ride" by Foghat
  • Listening to: "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane
  • Playing: MapleStory
  • Eating: French toast
  • Drinking: OJ
Made myself a 1920×1080 Skies of Arcadia wallpaper for my iMac at work and thought I'd share it for anyone else :-)



My Aika model ^_^

  • Listening to: "Runaway" by Del Shannon
  • Playing: MapleStory
Things have finally settled down enough that I am comfortably returning to Aika from Skies of Arcadia.

Thank you very much to everyone who has been viewing and favoring my Pokégirl models. It has increased their appearance at the top of major search engine results considerably! :-)

W.I.P Log:

February 27: Uploaded first iteration here.

February 23: Tapered boots. Thickened thighs. UVing remaining assets.
February 21: Noticed upper lip protruded too much; corrected. Brought depth of lips closer to eyes. Pressed in eyes a tad. Interview is today! Finishing prep! Aika will have to wait!
February 17: Got a second interview! Must prepare! Smoothed out body a little. Pressed eyes in a bit.
February 13: Necklace finished.
February 12: More business than expected. Aika is almost finished. Tweaked boots (still a little big I think), fixing braids. Working on necklace (green without texture). Added hint of pink to lips.
February 11: Maya was glitching and crashing galore. Just fixed >~>
February 9: Might have an interview! Finished ties mesh. Gotta adjust maxilla.
February 6: Distracted with MapleStory and business =~=
February 2: Goggles done. Redo hairbands.
February 1: Redoing goggles. Bottom jaw finished.
January 30: Enlarged ears. Moved nose and it looked weird as fk, so put back.
January 27: Tweaked bangs. Fattened soles. Reduced ponytail ends.
January 25: Detailed eyes a bit. Added more clavicle.
January 23: Moar AO. Minor UVing left. Straightened boots. Back to my website.
January 22: Redid braids. More AO. Fattened necklace and neck. Adjusted earrings.
January 21: Forgot segments in braids. UVing shoulders, arms, and hand.
January 20: Little more UVing. Need to add details.
January 19: Experimenting with sculpting. Suck at it. Little UVing done.
January 17: Been working on my new website and resume. Will return to this project when I can!
January 14: More rang. I'm going to bed lol.
January 13: Almost finished buckles on knees. Going to start teeth.
January 12: Little more 'rang. Little cleanup here and there.
January 11: Started boomerang.
January 10: Adding a mouth, teeth and maybe a tongue.
January 7: Life has thrown me a curve ball. This project will once again take a backseat until I can straighten things out. Least she has a face now lol.
December 30: Chiseled jaw. Rounded breasts. Just about nailed face.
December 29: So close! Something's still missing though (and it's not the glare in the eyes)
December 28: Gettin' there
December 27: Need to tweak face

Current polycount is 16,122 quads / 30,490 tris.

Test render:



I've started thinking of songs from games I used to play that I really enjoyed, but that were too short. Back in 2010, Nexon released an update for MapleStory called "Chaos", one that temporarily changed the login screen's music. It didn't last for that long, but I remember liking it a lot.

I recently made a seamless extension of this song. Check it out if you're a fan of the game :-)
  • Listening to: Air Pirate Island (Skies of Arcadia)
Test rendering. Some missing details and tweaking needed but overall content :)



June 19: Noticed an error with the hair. Fixed. Tweaking face. General cleanup. Close to finished.
June 18: Shoes and gloves pretty much done. Face needs tweaking. Starting waistpack map.
June 17: Shoes half done.
June 16: Will start shoes today.
June 15: Bandanna almost finished.
June 12-14: Work taking time up. Maping textures.
June 11: Fine tune eyes. Test texture.
June 10: Waistpack half done.
June 9: Bandanna top finished. Extrude knot. Continue waistpack.
June 8: Bandanna started.
June 7: Hair and eyes started. Shoes and legs tweaked. Bandanna started.
June 6: Weekend's over, back to work lol. Modeling tonight.
June 5: Shoes almost done. Hands too big. Started head and hair. Toned legs some more.
June 4: Legs too long. Adjusted. Working on shoes.
June 3: Little modeling done. More business. Started shoes.
June 2: Business has taken up modeling time. Hopefully tonight...
June 1: Noticed arms and body are disproportionate. Will readjust tonight.
May 31: Extruded collar. Added neck. Tapered body. Shortened arms and skirt.
May 30: Started waist pack. Added collar. Thickened and toned gloves. Toned legs.
May 29: Noticed character is not of identical height to similarly proportioned ones. Adjusted. Cleaned up thorax. Started arms and gloves.
May 28: Started. Assemble reusable assets and references. Collect Gouraud swatches.

W.I.P 10 W.I.P 9 W.I.P 8 W.I.P 7 W.I.P 6
W.I.P 5 W.I.P 4 W.I.P 3 W.I.P 2 W.I.P 1

May 26: Finished redoing face.
May 25: Just about nailed it ^-^
May 24: Redoing face. Looks nothing like original art anymore.
May 22: Some discrepancies addressed.
May 21: Model finished with discrepancies. Will fix later.
May 19: All but hat textured.
May 18: Bangs almost finished (too long, fixed). Hat readjusted. Face texture started.
May 17: Face started. Bangs restarted.
May 13: Bow finished. Fixed an error with hat (and just noticed another lol). Started bangs.
May 12: Bow almost finished.
May 10: Ponytails finished. Bow for hat started.
May 9: Body, limbs, shoes done. Hat almost finished. Ponytails started.