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Amanda 2015
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Published: February 10, 2015
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The bob is back!

Amanda is now in her second semester at Harvard College and has started dressing and looking a little more grown up.  She had an interesting adventure or two with her friend Ciara last term... maybe I will write it up for you soon.  Amanda is still very much in touch with Kat and Hannah on Facebook and we may hear more from them soon.

As much as I know people like the younger versions of Amanda (School and Summer) - and believe me I love the Summer haircut especially - I felt it was time to get 'back to the future' or at least the present, if such terms even apply to characters that transcend our normal concepts of time and continuity.  I looked back and saw that it was nearly a year since I had illustrated Amanda as she 'normally' looks.  And a lot of my pictures of her as a full adult are old ones and not quite as polished as I can maybe do now.

I want to do more with College Amanda, if that's the best name for normal Amanda, but it does leave me with a slight quandary because there are three excellent CYOA's that have been written for Young Amanda, by MosbyRedux and Ultimate-Clash.  Now these require a proper 'launch', and I am ashamed to say that they are waiting for pictures (like quite a few things are waiting to be done) and that's all that's holding them back.  Problem is, I am not really up to producing quality work at the moment AND I don't think a Young Amanda renaissance right now is the right thing for her when I am trying to bring the focus back to her adult life.  I don't have an answer at the moment for how to solve this, so please, any suggestions are much appreciated.

Sorry it's been a while since I posted, by the way.  My dry eye syndrome was getting better but took a turn for the worse over Christmas and has been a pain since.  The problem is that, whenever it starts to get better, I get back on the PC, watching TV, using the iPad and doing all the things that caused it in the first place.  Then it gets worse again. I think the only thing that would 'cure' it would be 1-2 months living as a monk or exploring the jungle, away from all these things.  It really is a horrible pest of a thing to shake off, and the problem is that I don't feel like doing uploadable art when I am in discomfort.  Over the last years of posting to dA I have tried to set myself a gradually increasing standard of picture and thus I now see problems that need to be fixed in everything I do.  Unless I have the patience and persistence to do things properly I don't want to upload the result.  I see a lot of artists I have been following for years now, and sometimes I get annoyed that their stuff now looks just like what they were churning out 5 years ago, with no progress in their techniques. This annoys me in two ways because I am a) annoyed that they are not trying to 'develop' and b) envious that they can have fun and satisfaction from steadily uploading a stream of art without inhibition over quality.  I hope I don't offend anyone with this comment and I don't have anyone specific in mind, more I am thinking of the body of 3D artists as a whole.  And, by the way, I am the first one to admit fault as I stubbornly refuse to upgrade from Daz Studio 3.

This has turned into something of a journal update, and I think I will fill in the rest rather than posting in a journal, as people seem more likely to read deviation text anyway.

I wanted to say thank you to the 20+ folk that have bought the Pose Pack 3 as this has justified the time I spent on getting it ready for sale and also given my low finances a much needed drip drip of life.  I have been working on Pose Pack 4 which is going to be a set of multi-character poses: grabs, struggles, carries, drags, clubbings, chloro, that kind of thing.  It's very much going to be the sort of pack I wish I could buy but no-one sells.

During development on Pose Pack 4 I have produced a ton of concept art, several hundred images, none of which I want to upload because they are 'draft' quality only and because I don't just want to cheapen my characters by bulk uploading part-finished knockout pictures of them.  Yeah it would get a lot of views and faves but I don't want that.  Nonetheless, I do get a lot of requests for commissions for stuff that is actually pretty much what I am doing in draft.  It's made me think that I might be prepared to package up the recent draft images into packs of 20 and sell them for $10 each, just like the bonus pics that come with the Pose Packs.  I know that folks are prepared to spend $20-$30 for videos and photosets by commercial producers that are frequently disappointing - you know how you see one scene in a promo that looks awesome so you buy a 20 minute clip, and then that scene is disappointing?  Well I could offer 20 non-disappointing scenes for half the money, I feel.  Because I know what people like to see (I make it for myself after all) and I can compete with commercial titillation.  

Anyway, just throwing it put there.  In case anyone is interested, I have been doing pretty much all of my private pics of either Kat, Amanda (young, summer and college) with some Ciara. Yes, some of it is the worst kind of porn (e.g. there's nudity, groping, fondling, nonconsensual, bondage, monsters and death) and that's why it won't make it onto dA, but honestly I am quite poor these days and prepared to monetize it privately.

Let me know either here or privately if 'Unseen Back Catalog' packs appeal.  I would appreciate some guidance as to where people's interest lies, what they are not seeing but want to, and how I should categorize the packs?  By character or by scenario?

Thanks for reading.  Probably best that I mirror this with a journal post, since it got a little long.


Background to this picture by beckas used with thanks!
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Jerry7119's avatar
Yes, Amanda in a blouse is the best outfit. Thank you very much!
Y-Phil's avatar
Y-PhilHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the explanations. The evolution is really interesting. And Amanda is still absolutely gorgeous.
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Hoz3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Amanda looks great as always!
Torqual3D's avatar
Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
TH56ma3LZ's avatar
Wishing you all the best, Torqs...
ThePHantom52's avatar
Amanda us maturing into quite the beautiful woman. You do incredible artwork in spite of your illness.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us. :)
Torqual3D's avatar
Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  You realize that Amanda is just maturing back into the original Amanda that I illustrated four years ago?.....

Amanda Jones Promo Shoot 1 by Torqual3D  
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davidhanseatHobbyist Digital Artist
her smile is adorable.
Great work

But a bit more,... skin would be very... interesting ;)
Torqual3D's avatar
Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
There may be some of that in the ... ahem... extra packs I am preparing.
davidhanseat's avatar
davidhanseatHobbyist Digital Artist
looking forward on it
Torqual3D's avatar
Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
OK I have made a pack of my back catalog, 80 pics.  If you'd be at all interested to buy it, please send me a note.
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davidhanseatHobbyist Digital Artist
oh, sorry pal,
i thought, you wanted to post them here on DA.

Sorry, if you misunterstood my comment
gundam20012005's avatar
Great to see Amanda once again and hoping things get better for you on your end my friend
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Blades-123Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great portrait of a lovely character. :)
Torqual3D's avatar
Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Sir!
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Mad-Man-with-a-PenHobbyist Writer
T3D, I wish only the best for your health and hope that things can get better for you. 

I for one find everyone of your pieces you post are some of the best 3D art I've seen. Your attention to detail, quality, and as you said trying to do better shows in every piece. It's what makes you stand out from others man and makes Torqual art unique.

I for one love St. Hilda Amanda and of course wrote a story because of this...but I also love Amanda as a character. The logic I use T3D in my writing and limited art is to do what I feel like doing. So if you feel like getting back to Amanda Prime go for it :) As I said you produce some of the best art I've seen. And just based on that little upper body shot of Amanda Prime I can't wait to see what you'll do with your new style and tech. 

Speaking of your possible pics for sale I'd love a KO collection myself. Would spare some bucks to see Amanda and the girls being KO'd or KOing each other ;)
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Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
OK I have had a good response to this and am going to put together some packs in the next 24 hours, categorized by character.  Have added you to the list of folks to note about this.  Thank you.
Nebagram's avatar
I don't think Amanda's ever looked as beautiful. :-) I'd definitely be interested in some Torqual bonus packs- more of your art can only be a good thing. :-)
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Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks that's really nice.  Will get back to you when I have some back catalogue packs made up.
sizwe2's avatar
 Thats Great News! Thanks! I hope we can get a Nicole cameo in some of your upcoming stories sorry im always pestering about that im just a fan of your work and if you need that 1-2 month break from tech i know a guy haha jk. Get Well and thanks for sharing your gift.
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Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
Nicole has been overlooked way too long, I must certainly agree!  Thanks.
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Curia-DDHobbyist Writer
Pace yourself...Denise's orders ;)
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Torqual3DHobbyist Digital Artist
Ok teacher!
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