Monthly Archives: October 2021

Mini-set done, new side renders late this week.

Hi. Sorry about the gap in posts again – but I have been trying hard to get the side and/or mini-set renders finished up, and each day for the past three days or so, I was fairly sure one of them would be done tomorrow… but I keep adding/changing/fixing things. For the moment though, I finished work on the prior mini-set, and send out rewards to appropriate patrons. That Orc/Elf mini-set ended up at 54 renders total, and I think it turned out really well – the new cum effects/shaders I was testing out look much better to me… and hopefully those who see it will agree. (It will show up in later stuff as well, I am sure.) As I mentioned last time, I can tell that I have made a large chunk of progress in render quality all around this year, for whatever reason – but we will see if that helps things get better soon…

I did also post the second preview for the August mini-set back in the post on here for it, as well as over on the master catalog page – for those interested. Otherwise, I will be back late this week to post whatever side renders I have done by then. Sorry again for the delays on that, but I keep having minor issues and/or going back to fix things, so I don’t have as many as I would prefer ready yet; therefore, I chose to just finish off the mini-set renders first, as those were effectively situated already. Also, thanks for more votes in the polls than usual – but more is always better; so do vote in the polls on the right if you haven’t yet.

So… if by some chance anyone else out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to the most recent of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the remaining 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; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) Regardless, check out my updated Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already…

General status update: 10/15

Hi again… sorry about the gap in posts – but it isn’t quite what it seemed this time. I had written that full status update thing like I had planned early this week, and it was pretty huge; but – I waited to post it until I thought it over a bit more. Long story semi-short, it all came across as incredibly negative; (which isn’t entirely unwarranted…) and I see nothing good coming out of posting that – so I think that will remain unpublished. However, I will summarize my situation/thoughts very briefly below.

  • Things aren’t going great in terms of interest/support for my work right now… which is concerning; and it has been that way for a while now – but I imagine a large chunk of that is because of COVID. It would be nice if people could at least vote in the polls here on the right, though – it takes like 5 seconds; and even likes, faves, shares, follows, etc. help me know that people are interested.
  • I think the quality of my renders has improved greatly in the past year… so I still have some hope that things might still pick up; we will see what happens in the next few months.
  • I have no real indications as to what people really like and what they don’t – so I am mostly just doing whatever I feel like doing, since I get basically no feedback. (So more feedback would be nice.)
  • All my side projects and other more complex ideas (games, VNs, etc. – anything above animations) are effectively cancelled until things improve significantly… if they even do. (Not that I have had time for much else anyway – there hasn’t been progress on the new game in over a year.)

As for my current status – I am chugging along with the mini-set renders, which are looking quite nice; and doing the side renders as I can – hopefully I can get those posted next week sometime. (I still need like 2 more, as it has been so long and I want to post a bigger batch… I do have one of the Halloween ones basically set though.) The anniversary mini-set and LITC 6 will likely get pushed to next month, but we will see what happens… it is hard to say at this stage. (I just don’t really see me having time to do the anniversary set this month too; and finishing the writing for LITC 6 requires me to be in better mental shape than I am right now – it is extremely draining.) I do also want/need to post a bunch of my work elsewhere, and update my pixiv/redubbble pages… but we will see when I can finally get to that. Hopefully I will be back next week with some other update – but we will see what ends up happening; again though, please vote in the polls on the right.

So… if by some chance anyone else out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to the most recent of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the remaining 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; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) Regardless, check out my updated Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already…

October 2021 polls?

Hey. Sorry this is a bit late – but the polls don’t seem to interest people much anymore anyway. The polls last time asked two things; first, how long you prefer mini-set setups – and it was split between multi-page and single paragraph… which is somewhat how things tend to happen much of the time lately – so that is good. The other asked how you felt about mini-sets featuring new/unique female OCs – (like the most recent one, for example) and all votes cast were in favor… one very much so. I will try and keep those in mind; as I hope to do more of both when possible. Thanks so much to those who voted; I really do appreciate it.

As far as how the low votes translate into the upcoming anniversary mini-set… well that obviously isn’t good, as there were no more votes than there have been for the past several months. I have no idea what the problem is – you would think free content would interest people. I will see what happens whenever I get there – but my motivation/energy has already been super low for a while… and this didn’t help.

There are new polls as well, for those that want to contribute… on the right, as always. One is an older poll brought back, asking if you prefer more active, or more passive female characters. The other asks how long you have been following me/my work. Obviously, more votes than last time would be nice…

I did also post mini-set 81 (Salune and the brown elf) to my gumroad page, for anyone interested; otherwise, we will see what the next week or so holds. I hope to do that full status brief sometime soon… but we will see when/if that happens – along with the other four things I want to get done when I can… but things have been fairly messy for a while.

Anyway… if by some chance anyone else out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to the most recent of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the remaining 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; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) Regardless, check out my updated Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already…