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Early 2021 Patreon changes, and that new special Helenya render!

Hi again everyone – I know this is a bit later than I was planning/hoping for… but I think the renders (I made a nude alternate, because why not) below will help justify that. 😀

First off, though – the Patreon changes; which are not major, but I am hoping that they will help a bit… especially as things improve for everyone in the coming year. I changed the two mid-high tiers on my Patreon to now focus on giving old mini-sets as an extra reward… with the option of getting a standard commission instead, for the second highest. All the tiers have been renamed as well – but that was also a long time coming. The main change that I hope will go a long way is that I have put in a special, fallback extra to the $8 tier (and only that tier); which will be available any month where I do not post a new story set, or whatever to that tier… which has been the case for well over a year by this point. I know I really should have put this in sooner – but everything just went off the rails during this past year or so… and it sort of just got buried under everything else that I wanted/planned/tried to do. Plus, I honestly have been planning/trying to do the next story set for six months or so now; but I just never could find the time. That special, extra new fallback being that $8 Patrons can choose any one mini-set from the given selection to receive that month, as a bonus of sorts. (The current selection is my first 50 mini-sets… but that will likely expand over time; and/or have temporary exceptions/specials.) I think this is how things will be for a while, though… but there may be some minor edits in the coming months – there is no way to tell just yet.

For a bit of context as to why this special render (and the nude alternate) took a while – I chose to go ahead and do something that is as dangerous as it is boring… and yet very necessary; which is going over all the materials on my characters. The primary reason for this is my moving my runtime folder to a new drive, and that fucking up all of my previously saved Octane materials. The other part of it is a long and confusing story for people who don’t do 3D work, but effectively several (mostly minor) things on many of my characters have been improperly configured for a while now… (I have noticed several little things over the past year or so – and fixed them when it was a problem; but now I know what two things in particular tend to be causing it… and somehow it was just auto-configured wrong) and I have to edit their main character files to fix it. However, this runs the risk of something unintended/weird happening – and/or something getting corrupted. (I know that sounds silly, but I have actually had it happen twice now already – and I didn’t even go fiddling with the files at the time… it just happened on it’s own somehow; and the second time, I had to effectively remake the character to fix it… it was truly corrupted.)

As Helenya won the special poll for the first promo render of 2021, I did her first… after backing up her main files, of course. I think everything went quite well – and even though this took a fairly long time, it is simply necessary to finally go through everything – and make some minor adjustments too. Looking at the resulting renders after her corrections, I think it was worth it… but I admit part of this is me understanding advanced lighting a bit better than I used to years ago as well. So… things should be slightly different, and yet overall much better in upcoming renders – and that includes the xmas elf mini-set I am still working on. (Which will be a while still.) Those special renders are below, so check those out! I hope you all enjoy them. 😀

Sooo… if anyone out there would like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to several of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the other finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made. (The micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page… and I am doing what I can on the new game with whatever time I may be able to spare – if any.) Regardless, check out my updated Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

First post of 2021 – new polls, and results from last time.

Hey, hey. I am here with the first post of 2021 – and some cool new polls; as well as the results from last time! Last month, I had a special poll posted – the clear winner of which was Helenya, with five votes – somewhat surprisingly! (Usually Zayla wins, with Helenya and/or Salune close behind – but this was somewhat of a surprise.) Zayla came in second with three votes, and then Salune, with two – with most of the other characters tied for forth, getting one vote after that. So, I will make that new special render with Helenya sometime soon and post that for everyone – not sure exactly when yet. The other poll from last time asked about your art preferences, and unsurprisingly, most people prefer NSFW and/or explicit – which is also generally my preference as well, so that works out.

As for the new polls, one is the usual feedback poll about my latest short story from a couple month back – “Zayla’s Nightmare”; and the other asks if you think I should make a side render gallery here on the site, with most of my side renders from DA/slushe in it. Again, I consider these polls important, and votes would be greatly appreciated – as both will have considerable effects; so please vote in the polls on the right.

Other than that, I did post mini-set 72 to my gumroad page… that was the recent modern/cosplay mini-set one, for those who don’t know/remember; so if that interests you, it is now available to purchase separately. I am still also working out the Patreon changes I have planned – but that is also slightly complicated for assorted reasons… although I will work something out. I hope things will get/be better this year for my work… but we will see what happens. There are so many things I want to do, but I just don’t have the time/support/interest to actually do it all at the moment. Hopefully I will be able to restart work on the story sets soon though – as those have basically been on hold since I was first planning to make that sequel to SST… which also later got effectively put on hold for different, yet somewhat similar reasons. However, since I have nothing but my own opinion to go on, I think I will go ahead and try and do more story sets whenever I can. Primarily because working on games is far more draining/stressful, and I can’t even remember what i was doing with ZST now because it has been so long since I did anything of consequence for it in terms of coding. That, and I still have one big mess in particular to clean up whenever I seriously get back into game work… and I am not looking forward to that. I get almost no real feedback regarding my work regardless, so I will just do what I prefer right now. I may also try to do a new animation next month – if everything works out.

Anyway – if anyone out there would like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to several of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the other finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made. (The micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page… and I am doing what I can on the new game with whatever time I may be able to spare – if any.) Regardless, check out my Patreon (soon to be updated, possibly already updated, depending on when you read this) page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Patreon rewards sent, extra preview posted, new mini-set preview soon.

Hey again. As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I just sent out main rewards to my Patreon patrons, and posted the second public preview for mini-set 74 (the Zayla/Nightmare Salune one) back in the original post for it, the short story page, and the master catalog up top! I also updated the catalog to include this newest mini-set, (the Faye/tentacles one) which came out to 50 images total – and I really like it. I didn’t get to put the final/end scene in this one, as is usually the case; but I think this is actually fine without it – it might even work better that way in this instance. Hard to say if this is the best tentacle mini-set I have done so far, as that kind of depends on your tastes to a degree… but if this is not the best one, then I think it is definitely in the top three, and was a lot of fun to do. As always, I have posted the second preview for that on my Patreon for my patrons to have early access to – and it will get posted here in a month or so.

In regard to other stuff, the polls on the right could always use more votes… especially since that will lead to at least on special render for everyone, featuring the winner of that poll. (Current results in there are a bit unusual as well, I must say.) Anyway – I will be back in a day or two with the first public preview of the new mini-set for December, so do check back for that! In the mean time, I hope you all enjoy the new preview, and make sure to check out my other pages, and follow me on those too! I am also still planning to update/change a few things on my Patreon page next month… (notably the higher tiers that nobody has been overly interested in) which will hopefully interest a few people – so be on the lookout for that too; but that likely won’t be fully updated until at least a couple days into January. That end of 2020 commission sale is still going on, by the way – so check the post on that below, if that interests you.

So, as per usual – if anyone out there would like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to several of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the other finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made. (The micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page… and I am doing what I can on the new game with whatever time I can spare – which isn’t much at all for several months now, I admit.) But anyways, check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

New Xmas side renders posted, end of 2020 commission sale!

Hey again. Sorry this is a bit late, but we had that big winter storm come through the Northeastern US mid-last week, and that pushed everything in my schedule back a bit. (I had migraines almost every day last week due to that – and still not doing great, really.) It took a bit longer than I had hoped, but at least these were done a few days before Xmas, and therefore in plenty of time. Go ahead and check out my Slushe/DA pages for those new side renders, if you haven’t already; I am in the process of posting them now, but I assume they should already be posted by the time anyone reads this. Also, on that note – Merry early Xmas, Happy Holidays, etc. – just in case I don’t get to post around then as planned. I also want to remind everyone that there is a special poll over there on the right – to decide who stars in a bonus image I will make early next year… so do vote in those polls over there as well if you have not done so already. (More votes, better results – possibly even multiple results.)

And as a bit of an added bonus, I decided to go ahead and have an end of 2020 commission sale for the next couple weeks, with 20% off any commission above the base price – (20% because 2020, sale because 2020 will soon be over) and this does combine with my Patron/repeat customer discounts. (But this does not stack with or apply to any sort of special/batch deal price… for the two people that have those.) So, if someone out there was thinking of getting a commission from me, but waiting for another sale or something – here you go. Custom commissions start at $55 – but it totally depends on what you want… full details and prices are here – https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=1370

As of right now, this commission sale will end on January 4th, 2021. (So, two weeks from today, a bit after new years.) However, I may extend it if I feel like it for whatever reason. Feel free to ask questions if you are wondering if I can/will do a specific commission idea/character – I am rather flexible in terms of what I can/will do, and I try to reply quickly whenever possible. 😀 Also yes, I am backed up quite a bit right now in terms of render time/ability due to needing to finish the mini-set renders, but any orders placed (i.e. details confirmed and paid for) before the sale ends will get the discount; even if I am not able to start on it before the sale ends. (Not sure when I will actually be able to start on any new commissions… but likely not before 2021, the way things are going.)

Also, if you would like to support my assorted works, and/or perhaps get access to some of my paid content, then check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Status update: 12/12 – Working on it.

Hi again. I just wanted to come by with a small update, since it has been over a week since the last one. I am still working on the mini-set renders – but I plan to take a small break from that and do the side renders over the next three or four days; although we will see how that works out. The weather here has been a mess still, and I have had a fair few headaches… but I will see how things go; I will do the best I can, as always. Polls on the right could use more votes, as usual too – so check those out if you haven’t already. More votes in the special poll leads to better results… so there is that.

Also, I still have not gotten around to posting/updating new stuff on all those other pages yet… sorry about that. I know it sounds odd to anyone just reading this, but doing all the social media/email/networking stuff for your art is basically a separate job in and of itself – and is extremely draining… and I would rather put that energy towards actually making stuff. Hopefully I will have something to post mid-next week or so… but we will see. I also am somewhat considering a holiday commission sale or something – but I have not decided on that yet.

Side note – for anyone that has not yet purchased/tried Cyberpunk 2077, I would say don’t bother; at least not any time soon. (Wait for major improvements, or a significant sale.) I played the first few hours last night, and was pretty unimpressed at the result of eight years of AAA development – there were bugs everywhere; and not just graphically… I saw sound bugs, AI bugs, animation bugs, quest bugs, a ton of vehicle bugs, and much more. There are also many design decisions that I just do not agree with at all – and I have no idea how it got past any sort of quality check. (The messy phone system, police that instantly spawn behind you, very questionable weapon balancing, etc.) If anyone else out there remembers the shitfest that “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings” was on release – then you probably know what to expect here. Everything feels rushed, and I can’t help but look at almost every aspect of this game and see a simple way to have done it better. It is really just like Witcher 2 in that regard… almost no two things put together make much, if any sense – and it is quite odd and sad to see that mistake repeated. (Especially since “The Witcher” is still one of my top/favorite games.)

The game also seems to be rather shallow in terms of choice, (most don’t matter at all) and the game has a fairly bad case of “consolitis” – which is to say, it feels like it was intentionally dumbed down and stunted to play better on consoles… at the expense of PC players. Also, with this many bugs – it feels like a game that needed to be delayed for at least half a year, but wasn’t… even though it was; I can’t imagine how they let the game release in this state. The game is effectively a mash up of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Shadowrun: Hong Kong (or any of the recent ones), GTA 5, and Witcher 3 – except with a significant loss of quality on all fronts. It’s ok, and still fun… and isn’t straight up bad or anything – but it definitely isn’t GOTY material as some (likely paid) people are saying… but maybe they can fix most of the simpler problems with post release patches. Sorry if you don’t care about this, or somehow disagree with me – but I just do not see how you can’t help but be disappointed with that game as it was released, after all the promises, hype, and eight years of AAA time/money put into it. I thought CDPR learned their lesson after the public hated what they tried to do with Witcher 2 initially – primarily since Witcher 3 was pretty good and fixed most of the problems they created in Witcher 2.

Anyway, if you would like to support my assorted works, and/or perhaps get access to some of my paid content, then check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Last polls of 2020, and the results from last time.

Hey, hey. I have returned with the last two polls of 2020 – as well as the results from the last set of polls, for what those were. Last time, the first poll asked if you were looking forward to more short stories from me – and two of you were, and one was not… so a generally positive reception, which is nice. The second poll last time asked about how much cum you prefer in adult scenes – and the answers provided agreed on ‘a moderate amount’, which is helpful to know – since that is generally what I aim for.

As for the new polls, those are up over on the right of this page as well – and the first one is a *Special Poll* that I am throwing in for the holidays and/or the end of 2020… (because why not… and fuck 2020) in which you can all vote for your favorite amongst all my main female characters, (but you can vote for your top THREE – 3, so please do that) and the winner will get a bonus render made and posted for everyone sometime early next year. If there are a significant number of voters in that poll, I may even do renders of the top two or three winners – who knows. (If you don’t know much about my characters, and would like to learn more, check my ‘Characters’ page, here [https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=5] for some basic information about each of them!) The second poll that is up right now is a strangely simple one, that just asks if you prefer SFW, NSFW, or explicit adult art – so please let me know about that as well. (Never hurts to check… especially as some of my non-explicit stuff tends to do rather well.)

Please vote in those new polls, and let me know what you prefer… and I will be back soon(ish) with some kind of update! (Likely next week, but there is no way to know right now… I have a ton of stuff that I want and/or need to do in both real life and for this – like updating my other pages.)

Quick side note – if you are new here, do be sure to check out all of my assorted free stuff, linked up top, or here: https://redleatherart.com/wp/?cat=2 and there are also all sorts of side renders available on my DA/slushe pages – linked on the right!

Also, if you would like to support my assorted works, and/or perhaps get access to some of my paid content, then check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

November mini-set preview posted!

Hey. I am back one last time this month, with the first preview for the new mini-set for November… which features the curvy MILF alchemist Faye and some lusty tentacles! It has been far too long since I did a tentacle mini-set… and no, the vines from the mini-set two months ago don’t count. Also, it was Faye’s turn to star in a mini-set… and so everything just worked out nicely. (I also wanted to bring back the “Box o’ Tentacles” from a few previous mini-sets… a concept that I have refined over time – and rather like.) I think this will be quite fun, and I really like it already, and I hope you all like it as well! 🙂

As for the story/setup, it is a bit more simple this time – to help counterbalance the long one last month. But it is still a few paragraphs, so I have put it after the ‘Continue reading…” tag below – click that to see the preview/setup story!

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Black Friday 2020 sale/gumroad discount code!

Hi again – I hope you all had a nice and safe Thanksgiving… for those of us that celebrate it. The last(?) batch of renders for my newest mini-set is currently going, (and the total is already over 50) and hopefully by the time that is all done, I will have finished that short story that goes with it as well… (likely Saturday, I am going to guess it won’t be ready by later today… just based on prior experiences this year) but – I came by to post about my black friday gumroad sale, and give that code out to non-patrons now. (My patrons got it a few days early.) My gumroad page is of course, here: [https://gumroad.com/redleatherart]. And while there are preview images on there for the mini-sets, I strongly encourage people to check the master catalog up top (or here [https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=2758]) to help get more information and proper/full previews for all of my mini-sets. 😀

The discount/sale code for this year is: rlablackfriday2020
And that will/should get you 40% off anything in my gumroad shop – but let me know if it isn’t working right for some reason. (I think it should be…) I will disable the code early on December 1st (EST), like last year – so use it while you can! (You have basically four days.)

This is the highest public discount I have offered for my gumroad page so far – and the only one I plan to offer in the foreseeable future… so if you want to get any/some of my older mini-sets, now is likely your best chance.

Of course, I would deeply appreciate any and all support, should anyone choose to buy anything, and as always – the newest mini-sets that are not on my gumroad yet are still available over on my Patreon page. Anyway, I should be back in a day or two with that new short story, and a small status update. The polls on the right could also use more votes… as always. See you all soon.

Second September mini-set preview posted, still working on new stuff.

Hey – I am back with a quick status update, since nothing new is finished just yet. I have had those weather migraines for the past few days, and have not been able to finish writing the short story… mostly because trying to write and looking at all that text just makes it worse. As the title of this post suggests, I have gone ahead and posted the second preview for the September mini-set early though – which is back in the post for that below, as well as over on the master catalog page… so do check that out if you are interested. 🙂

As for the current mini-set, I am still working on those renders – they are going right now; but losing that first week and a half early this month to my back/leg acting up again set me back quite a bit, considering I was doing really well in terms of scheduling leading up to that. Anyway, the current total for the new Nightmare Salune/Zayla mini-set is in the mid 30s, and that will likely end around 50 at least, knowing how this is going… but as usual, we will see what happens – it will likely be a few more days still until those are done. I do really like it so far though, and I think many of you will as well. 😀 (The short story should get done sooner – it just depends on when I can get enough spare time where I don’t have a headache.)

I was hoping to have time for a bit more this month – but once again, it seems like I will not be able to fit that in… but I will wait and see how things go. (Probably shouldn’t push it, however – since these “mini” sets I have been doing each month have been larger than most of my story sets so far.) I do still need to update those other pages of mine, if I can find time for that… and also maybe update my Patreon page a bit as well – I have been considering changing a couple things on there. I will also likely do a black friday sale (coupon code) for my gumroad page this year as well – so check back for that later this week, likely when this stuff I am currently working on gets finished.

So, to finish this post off, if you would like to support my assorted works, and/or perhaps get access to some of my paid content, then check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Status update: 11/13 – Recovering, working.

Hi again. Sorry for the gap in updates – but that leg/back thing I mentioned before got much worse and effectively kept me from doing anything useful (or much at all) for a little over a week. I am only now just getting back into things – but I think things should still work out well enough this month; I have a lot lined up once I can get fully back into all this… and I definitely have significant motivation now after being stuck not doing much for a week.

I was hoping to get the new short story done around now, but it will be a bit longer – not sure exactly. I did update the master catalog up there with the newest retired mini-set that has been added to my gumroad page, for anyone interested. (If you are new here, do be sure to check out all of my assorted free stuff, linked up top, or here: https://redleatherart.com/wp/?cat=2 and there are also all sorts of side renders available on my DA/slushe pages – linked on the right.) I also did some minor updates to my commission info page… and I am considering some kind of minor sale sometime soon as well; either for commissions, or maybe for gumroad stuff – for black friday or something… not sure yet.

I also haven’t gotten to updating my redbubble/pixiv pages properly yet – but I will try and get to that if time allows sometime soon. (Lot of stuff in the works, if nothing else horrible happens.) We will have to just see what goes on in the next week or so, but at least it likely will be better than my previous week… so that is something. Since I don’t have anything new to show just yet, here is a repost of one of the new side renders that i posted over on my DA/slushe pages recently – just in case someone has not seen it. (I really quite like it. :D)

Anyway, if you would like to support my assorted works, and/or perhaps get access to some of my paid content, then check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart