Status update: 11/17

Hi again. I just came by to post a little update since it has been a week or so since the last one. I sent my main Patreon rewards out last night, which was a bit later than I had hoped but that was mainly due to assorted technical problems and the fact that I expanded the story set to 52 images somehow. (This should not be considered normal, this is the exception in several ways; as I said before I was trying to make it special as it is the first chapter of the new story arc and I went overboard again.) There may be one or two tiny issues left that I may fix for next month, but I think it is quite good and hopefully those who see it will agree.

As for other news, I plan to update my Patreon page a bit in a day or two (adding one new reward, some other small changes); (EDIT 11/19: I have added a slight commission discount to all my main Patreon tiers, increasing with higher tiers; I also added that ko-fi button on the right of this page, if either of those interest anyone.) and I hope to have either this month’s new mini-set preview ready mid-next week or maybe a little something else for the off month from story sets.  In terms of next month, I will do another Patreon mini-set poll to decide the subject of that mini-set; so there is that if anyone is interested. (The mini-set for last month got expanded to ten images, by the way.) I have assorted other irons in the fire and such; but I have no idea when any of that will be ready. In the mean time, please vote in those polls on the right, and I will be back sometime next week with some kind of update.

LITC chapter one, “Matt is Missing” previews posted!

Hey there, sorry this took so long – but that is probably no surprise. Long story short, Life in the City (LITC) chapter one is basically done (again), I just came by to post the previews now as it has been longer than I had hoped as it is. I ended up redoing almost half of the set for assorted reasons, (some renders took several tries) and I still plan to add 2-3 more images and redo the ending in the next day or two, mostly because of all that I added in already. So that means that everything in the chapter is a bit more refined now; and I quite like it. I spent all the time I had this week redoing the renders and all of today redoing/rewriting the story images.

The story set is over 40 images now, both with clean and story versions as before; and it will get sent out to appropriate patrons of mine starting early next week – likely Monday or Tuesday. I ended up changing two of the preview images for assorted reasons, but I think this is better than it was before; it shows off the main scene and then the side scene quite well I think. This chapter kicks off the new story arc with a bang of sorts; as it is effectively a double chapter as I used to make long ago even though I likely shouldn’t do that. This first chapter introduces one established female character to the main story as well as a brand new female character – and her bio is already up on the characters page; though as with some others, some bits are left out for story reasons.

As for the actual story itself, the content scenes deal with James meeting the temporary guild-mistress at her potion shop while looking for Matt and then Tabitha makes a new friend while waiting for him at the guild hall. Also, as people allegedly wanted to see less clothing according to a poll I did a few months back; here is an attempt to cater to that – there is significantly less clothing in the scenes in this chapter.

As previously stated, I have no plans to release story sets from now on for free; which is not to say that I don’t want to, if I had enough support I would just give stuff out when it was done but as of yet that sadly is not the case so I am going to keep things as they are for now. I should be back late next week with some small update around the time I send out the main Patreon rewards message; I have several things planned but I will likely need a bit to recharge after redoing most of this set all week.

So check out the previews below (two clean, two story) and if any of that interests you, or if you just want to help support me, please check my Patreon page!

https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Poll results, new polls, Patreon mini-set reset.

Hi again. First off, as you can probably guess from the title, I did reset the Patreon mini-set list starting this month; so only the most recent three will be included when main rewards go out around the 13th or so. (This only applies to the mini-sets for the $15+ tiers; all other content is still included.) I may also adjust a few other things on my Patreon page in the coming weeks, but I don’t have time to fiddle with that at the moment. I did add a new game preview gallery up top by the way, just for convenience; it has the public previews from the old micro VN from last year and the new game in one easy to find place.

As for the polls, the results from last time were rather surprising actually; particularly the voice over poll. As expected, full voice over got one more vote than the other two leading options, but what amazes me is that one of those second place options was that voice work isn’t necessary. Of course I know this to be true, but I didn’t really expect anyone to vote for it here; so the honestly and/or realistic answers were greatly appreciated. I am still looking into this idea, and any real progress seems a long way off, if ever; but if I can get anything it will of course be little snippets and/or SFX for the adult scenes… getting full voice over would be great of course but is unrealistic at this stage for many reasons. The other poll asked about the most important part of an adult scene, and somewhat surprisingly the highest voted answer was the story/setup of the scene, followed by the characters involved… followed by a three way tie for content types, the scenario, and the visuals. (Audio got no votes and dialogue got one as well.) This is good to know, and I hoped to get more votes in this poll; but oh well I guess… I will almost certainly repeat this poll in a year or so to see if things have changed and/or if I can get more votes. This will definitely get used when I design future scenarios.

The new polls are also up; one asks what you think of the galleries on my site so far, and the other asks if you project yourself into adult content. Which is to say, do you imagine yourself as part of a scene when you view it, or do you simply appreciate it as it is with the characters involved? (I saw a small article on this somewhere, figured it would make a fun poll.) So please vote in those and let me know your feelings on this as well.

As for my status on fixing the story set, I think I have fixed it; and it seems that something I added to the scene was the cause of it eating so much memory – still not totally sure on this and I have no idea what it was if so. Regardless, I am trying to work in an additional small scene into this first chapter and I am desperately trying to keep it small and not go all in again. We will find out if that was successful sometime next week… so I will see you then!

Status update: 10/30, Happy Halloween!

Hey again, Happy Halloween. Quick status update for you all here on the main site. I just posted the new DA stuff, and I think that came out nicely, so check that out. As for the upcoming story set though, I have decided to delay posting the previews of that another week or so for assorted reasons.

A long time ago, Patreon charged for monthly pages at the start of the month and only then; so I tried to get things posted shortly before that to accommodate the timing. However, for quite a while now, Patreon has allowed the “charge up front” option, which is to say that you can now pay to get in anytime, if the owner of the page has that enabled, as I do. So there really isn’t much reason for me to push so hard to post previews before the start of the month anymore; as I tend to go back and add/fix things regardless and nobody gets the full thing until main rewards go out a little after the 10th or so of the month.

Long story short, I made the renders and went to do the final text last night and found something to fix in a render, as I often do. However, when I went to fix it I was reminded of how large and messy this one major scene location is, and of the fact that this will be a major recurring location in the chapters to come. I see nothing but trouble with this as it is in the future, and though I did get it working for now I may not be able to later when more things are in the scene. So due to all this, I decided to go back and redo that half of the story set; which is ironically not the location of the main content scene in the chapter. The main scene is quite nice, and I really like it; but I can’t leave the other half of the chapter as it is – it would be awkward and crappy to have to change an established location later on due to my limited render memory. (I can’t just post what I have since the second setting itself may change entirely when I redo it.) So I will fix this in the coming week and redo that scene/location – and in addition to that I will see about adding in a mini-scene to that part of the chapter that I mentioned to my patrons both a while back and earlier today with more detail. Very slim chance that one of the new DA images I posted is a tease for that mini-scene.

Anyway, sorry for the slight delay, but I think it will all be fore the best in the end; I want this first chapter of the new story arc to be good and this really needs to be fixed now rather than later. I should be back with new polls in a few days though.

October Patreon mini-set preview up!

Hey there. Sorry for the long pause in posts here; I got food poisoning back on Monday and spent several hours throwing up – that left me incapacitated for two days and I lost a third day catching up on assorted things after that. Then once I got back to work on all this, I made the call to redo the mini-set I was working on because I felt it would be far more appropriate with Helenya in it. Long story short, I made this mini-set originally with Salune and another slave character, but it just felt like it should have been Helenya instead; so I restarted the mini-set and I think it came out much better like this. I normally try to not double up on major characters in these Patreon mini-sets, but this really just felt appropriate – so consider this a treat. (Maybe residual ideas from working on that anniversary set, I dunno.)

The mini-set now features Salune being seduced and toyed with a bit by Helenya; but nothing that breaks the rules Zayla gave them. (She left Helenya explicit instructions to never directly fuck Salune’s cock or pussy; as she was afraid that Helenya’s inhuman levels of sexual skill/stamina would damage her somehow and/or tamper with her loyalty to Zayla…) Of course there are many other ways to play with a toy… and Helenya has some other interesting ideas that hopefully won’t get either of them in trouble later. This mini-set is currently seven images and a lot more fun now than it was before in my opinion.

Other than that, I hope to get the new DA stuff done tomorrow/monday since it got pushed back as well; but I think this redo of the mini-set was for the best. (The food poisoning was out of my control of course.) EDIT 10/24: I meant to post this last night but forgot – one of the two new DA images I wanted to make for halloween just isn’t behaving right now, (I gave it one more chance last night) and I really need to focus on work for the new story set at the moment; so the new DA stuff is postponed until next weekend, when I hope to have some time to fix it. Either way I should be back towards the weekend with a status update or early next week with the preview post for the first chapter of the new city story arc. Vote in the polls if you haven’t yet!

A repeated warning as well: I plan to retire most of the old mini-sets soon; which is to say that the $15+ patreon tier will no longer have 10+ mini-sets and the one story set included… it will only have the most recent three. This will not necessarily happen in early January as it did before; it may happen in early December or even November depending on assorted factors. I will not announce exactly when this will happen to avoid having people jump in at the last second – instead, I will say that This month (October) is the last month that all these mini-sets will still be included for sure. So if you were thinking about becoming a patron of mine at the $15 tier (or above), sooner will be a bit better than later for a while. It is only right that I cycle out the old mini-sets every once in a while; otherwise it is unfair to my current patrons who support me each month. Most artists do not even include previous month’s rewards on patreon as I currently do – they just post them for sale on gumroad or something. (I am looking into posting groups of the old mini-sets for sale in a bundle somewhere.) I do also plan to have another Patreon mini-set poll either next month or in December, to decide the topic of that month’s new mini-set for my mid-tier patrons – so that is also something to consider if that idea interests you; I am considering changing how I work those polls as well, but that may not be ready before this poll happens… we will see.

As I usually end these with, if you want to support me and my assorted works and maybe even get access to these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, (including the full 1.02 release of my new game) check out my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Road to Lithorca (RTL) retrospective!

Hi again. So here is that retrospective post on the Road to Lithorca (RTL) story arc; this is going to be long and have a lot of topics addressed, so I am putting the majority of this behind a read more break just to try and keep this from taking up the entire front page of my site. So click on the read more link below if you want to read all this info about the RTL story arc! If this sort of inside info does not interest you, I guess just vote in the current polls on the right there if you haven’t yet and/or check out some of the RTL chapters posted free in the freely released sets tab up top!

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Poll and status update: 10/5

Hey again. Sorry for the delay with these posts but I have been busy with all sorts of crap; but among other things, I got my cable lines fixed and a new modem so things seem better but not totally fixed yet. The old polls are done; and I went over the special poll already, so that just leaves the favorite chapter of RTL poll. With this one I was hoping for more votes, but there are enough to see what people seem to like. RTL 3 and 4 seem to be favorites, with 12 and 9 close behind. What makes me happy is that people seem to like most sets to some extent; almost everything got a vote, so it seems that each set was appreciated by someone.

Anyway, two new polls are up for the month; one asks how you feel about female voice acting in adult content… for no particular reason. The top poll asks what you think are the three most important parts of an adult scene; please pick the three things you think are the most important in a good adult scene. (I am rather interested in the results of this poll.) In case you missed the note in the post I just made, I redid the anniversary set the way I did in part because RTL 4 was doing well in the poll at the time. I do really use these poll results and more votes are always appreciated. (As are comments.)

In other news, I hope to have an early Patreon preview of the first chapter of the upcoming city arc for my patrons within a week or so; and then I hope to have the chapter itself done around the end of the month. The preview for this month’s new mini-set and some new DA stuff will get worked in somewhere this month, not sure when yet. Other than that, I plan to be back sometime next week with a new post of some kind, either a status update and/or that RTL reflection/discussion I mentioned before. See you guys again soon!

RLA third anniversary set!

Hi! It’s been a while and assorted wacky issues these past few days have kept me away/busy; (Internet might not even be fixed now, now sure yet) but I am back with the new anniversary set. Sorry for the slight delay and as voted last month; the set features Helenya… but also has a random elf in it for her to play with. A few hours after I posted that message last Saturday I realized that I did not like what I was making for the anniversary set; so I restarted it and made this instead, partly since people seem to like RTL 4 a lot according to the recent poll. There is a good amount of lesbian fun in here with some tail/pussy action. This came out really well in my opinion and I hope you all like it as much as I do. 🙂 I made a slideshow gallery of it this time as well to test that out a bit more; and the download link is after the break.

Remember, if you like my work and want to help support me and/or get access to more of my work, (Including my recent new simulation game) check out my Patreon page!

https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

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Quick status update: 9/30

Hey again. I normally try not to do this, but circumstances make this rather necessary. Long story short, my internet connection is having major issues right now and has been for the past few days. I called Comcast several times and apparently service in the area has been having issues for days and for whatever reason nobody investigated this yet. Comcast has no idea what is wrong (no surprise there) and can’t send someone out to check the lines nearby until late tomorrow, which may or may not fix the problem. Since around two days ago, my connection has basically been going up and down randomly, sometimes staying down for hours; and even when it does work, it is usually pathetically slow for some reason.

I am still working on the anniversary set, so it likely would not get done tonight anyway (but it might) – but even if it does get done there is a reasonable chance I will not be able to post it. I decided to come on and let you all know what is going on at the moment since my internet is working right now, and because I have no way to know when it will crap out again. I do hope to be back soon with the anniversary set and new polls, but just in case I am not around for a bit… that is why.

September Patreon mini-set preview here!

Hey again. Sorry for the slight delay on this; I was going to post it last night but saw one thing in the preview that I needed to fix. Anyway, below is the preview for this month’s new Patreon mini-set for my $15+ patrons; featuring a busty mermaid cheering up a shipwrecked goblin a bit. This is a service themed mini-set, with a bit of titsex, a handjob, and a fair bit of cock sucking; and I think it came out much nicer than I thought it would for assorted reasons. It is currently seven images, but that includes one alternate preview that I plan to post as a DA preview of this mini-set next month. People seemed to like the mermaid image I posted to DA last month, and people did vote that they wanted to see this… so here is a starting mini-set. I need to look into alternatives/fixes to do more than this really; but that is for a far way down the line at the moment.

Side note here: I plan to retire most of the old mini-sets in a few months; which is to say that the $15+ patreon tier will no longer have 10+ mini-sets and the one story set included… it will only have the most recent three. This will not necessarily happen in early January as it did before; it may happen in early December or even November depending on assorted factors. I will not announce exactly when this will happen to avoid having people jump in at the last second – instead, I will say that October is the last month that all these mini-sets will still be included for sure. So if you were thinking about becoming a patron of mine at the $15 tier (or above), sooner will be a bit better than later for a while. It is only right that I cycle out the old mini-sets every once in a while; otherwise it is unfair to my current patrons who support me each month. Most artists do not even include previous month’s rewards as I currently do.

As for other news, I have the storyboard set for the first few chapters of the city story arc and I hope to get an early preview of chapter one ready for my patrons in a week or two; and have the main thing done by the end of next month. I am currently working on the anniversary set and I am trying to get that done by the end of the week. Early feedback for the game has been very positive, which is really nice… I look forward to seeing what others think of it as well. I also plan to post a decent size post early next month discussing a few things about the RTL story arc as well as a bit about the upcoming city arc.

As per usual, if you want to support me and my assorted works and maybe even get access to these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, (including the full 1.0 release of my new game) check out my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart