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Announcements.

End of November status update, notice of upcoming Patreon changes.

Hi again. I am back with one last update for this month – which encompasses a few rather big changes. (Warning, large text post… but it is warranted/necessary.)

Quick general update, November was really messy for me, both for real life and health reasons – and I did not have time to do the latest anniversary mini-set yet. I have been putting forward all the time I could on the monthly mini-set, and even that is not quite where I want it to be. (Again, so much that I want to do, but so little time/energy.)

Bigger picture – and long story semi-short, I am changing how my Patreon page operates, and therefore how I will operate with this project. Things are just not working out even close to well enough right now… nor have they been for a fair while. I have effectively been putting forward a solid part time job worth of hours for around $30 a month for almost two years now… which is just not justifiable. (I think my renders/work have improved in quality greatly in the past year alone – but this seems to have had no effect.) I had hoped things would be better by now… but they aren’t. That being the case, something needs to change.

So… starting next month, December 2021 – there will be no new mini-set every other/even month; people in that Patreon tier can instead choose any existing one they want to receive… you just have to note me with the number. Following that, there will be a new mini-set made in January, and then again in March, etc – all the odd months. And starting with next month, new patrons to the $15 tier will only get either the current mini-set, or one of their choice each month – no other/older mini-sets will be included any more for newer patrons. (I originally gave out a years worth of mini-sets, very early on when individual sets were small and not great – then toned it down to six months, and then three… and now I think one of the sets I have made recently is more than enough on it’s own – given the overall increase in size/quality.)

I changed my old plan for many reasons, but there were two main reasons that I moved it up a month. First, all the holidays I usually do side renders for seem to take place in even numbered months – so this new plan accommodates that far better than if I had done mini-sets in even months, as originally planned. Second, I could really use a break for the holidays, and this will allow that. I have been making new content every single month for seven years; and while I know a lot of the old stuff wasn’t great, it is still a lot of work and very draining – so I am hoping this new system will help offset the immense weariness I feel at this point.

I really also hope this new plan will lead to more time for side/general content, as well as better content… which may finally lead to things getting better for my art – but we will see what happens. I have additional ideas if things are not better by mid-2022 – but… more on that around that time.

As for the $8 tier, I plan to make the bonus mini-set thing that currently exists in cases where I have not made new “main” content a general benefit, that always happens. (Currently they can pick any from my first 50 mini-sets, but I plan to bump that up a bit – maybe the first 65-70 or so.) Not 100% sure what the updated mini-set selection for the $8 tier will be just yet… but I am fairly certain that I will make that one free mini-set per month a thing. (Which is basically already has been, but with a condition that I plan to do away with soon.) The $2 Patreon tier likely will not change, and I may leave the higher, commission tiers as they are as well… not sure yet.

As for my current situation – I could finish” the latest mini-set today or tomorrow, and just send it out as it will be at that time; but that would mean cutting out an additional two scenes that I want to put in, at the very least – as well as some alternate renders. I have done things like this fairly often, and not always put in all that I wanted to (rarely does much of anything we try to do end up being all that you planned for it to be, lets be honest here) – but in this case, it seems like such a shame to cut it so short like this… especially when I will have extra time in the near future – so I can’t help but think to just not do that. Since I am going ahead with my plan to change my (overall) long standing Patreon system – I think I may as well start by changing this a bit, and waiting another week or so to send out the newest mini-set (aka send it when it is “done”) – rather than cut it off before the end of the month.

To the dozen or so people that might actually care about this, sorry I did not publicly say something more concrete about all these changes sooner, but I literally just decided to move it up a month last night – I had originally planned to start it in 2022 near the start of this month, when I first came up with the overall framework. So… if anyone wants to get this last mini-set batch before I do away with the batches, you have about 24 hours. (Also, about 24 hours left to use my black friday gumroad coupon…) I can only assume anyone who might care would check this main site and might see it in time – it seems unreasonable to update all of my many pages with this when it is so close to the change.

Otherwise, I will be back in a couple days with the revamp of my Patreon page, as well as the new polls. (I also plan to try out a new poll plugin thing, since the one I have been using for years seems so have been abandoned, and is having problems due to no updates in over nine months) As noted above, there will be no new mini-set preview tomorrow – as I am changing my mini-set system to be every other month from now on. I did also post the second preview for the Elf/Orc mini-set from last time, for those interested. We will see what else ends up happening in the coming weeks – as I have so much that I want to do, and I might finally have the time/energy to do some of it.

To end this month, 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 get access to this last batch of 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 Saluneโ€™s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my 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/pixiv/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…

2021 Black Friday gumroad sale coupon code!

Hey. I am back with the gumroad coupon for my yearly black friday sale. (Patrons got it a bit early, as per usual.)

The code this year is: rlablackfriday2021

And that will/should get you 42% off anything in my gumroad shop – so use it while you can! I will disable this code early on December 1st (EST), like last year. (You have about a week.)

This coupon is the highest public discount I have offered for my gumroad page so far – and given the way things have been for a while now in terms of support for my art (not much), I cannot guarantee that there will be another gumroad sale on this level… so if you want to get any/some of my older mini-sets, this is likely the best chance you will ever have.

My gumroad page is of course, here: [https://gumroad.com/redleatherart]. And while there are preview images on there for the mini-sets, I ย strongly encourage people to check my master mini-set catalog (here [https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=2758]) to help get more information and proper/full previews for all of my mini-sets. ๐Ÿ˜€

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 on my Patreon page!

Not much else to report yet, but I wanted to give everyone a week or so to use this coupon.

As per usual… 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 Saluneโ€™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 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/pixiv/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…

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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 Saluneโ€™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

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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.

New June polls, and my Patreon special offer returns!!!

Hey again! I am here with the poll results from last time, and some new polls, as well as to announce the return of my Patreon special offer! The special offer details are below – but before that, the polls.

Last time I asked if people preferred recurring, main characters or one off side characters, and unsurprisingly most people preferred main characters – which works well with what I usually do. ๐Ÿ™‚ The other poll asked what is the best finish for an adult scene… and all but one vote cast was for the creampie finish – the other one was for the tits. I can agree with that, and as most of you know from my prior works, I do tend to end things that way… so that works out well.

As for the new polls – there are two once again. The first asks which of my three current “lesser” main characters (aka – main and recurring, but less frequent at the moment) you like best, and the second asks if you check public posts on Patreon pages that you don’t subscribe to. Yes, I know Belle is much older than the other two options – which are both new for this year, and Belle also has a section in the “Characters” page already… but there is no getting around that at this point. I do want to write “Characters” bits for Delfina and Nylavi whenever I can get to that… but I don’t think that will be for a while still – we will see what happens in the coming weeks. I just wonder how popular they are comparatively at this point

Also, as mentioned in the title of this post and the first bit – I am once again running a special offer on my Patreon page, the details are below! Otherwise, I will be back in a week or so with some kind of status update.

*This special offer runs from June 3, until the end of July, 2020.*
With this special offer, any tier pledge can get one free bonus mini-set of your choice (per month) from the following selection:
$2 tier – Any mini-set from the first 20!
$8 tier and above – Any mini-set from my first 50!!!
Check my mini-set master catalog to see what mini-set you would like, here: โ€‹https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=2758โ€‹
*You have to send me a private message on Patreon after you sign up, and let me know which mini-set you want in order to get anything.*
I will then send you a download link as soon as I can – likely within a day or so.

So 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: 2/22 – March Patreon raffle announced!

Hi. Sorry this took so long – but those animation attempts really ate up my early month render time – so I had to do a lot of catching up this past week. Long story short – the mini-set renders are finally done, it ended up at 34 images and that was just sent out to appropriate patrons of mine! Patrons also got the bonus preview, which I will likely post elsewhere in a month or so – we will see. I think I also still need to list the latest retired mini-set on my Gumroad page… I will try to get to that as soon as I can.

A very interesting/exciting upcoming thing – next month I am holding my first ever commission raffle, for all my Patreon patrons! Late next month I will randomly select a winner from all my tiered patrons and they will be able to claim a free standard commission! (Standard commissions are the ones featuring my characters and/or generic ones, for those who don’t know.) I have wanted to try something like this for a while – so I am going to go ahead and test it out… we will see how it all goes. (One of my mid-level Patreon goals is to have these raffles each month, if/when I can get to a point where I will have the time for that…) For now though, this is a one time special event; and again, all active tiered patrons of mine next month (March) are entered. I will do the random drawing/choose the winner on March 30th. The winner will have 72 hours after the selection/announcement to respond/claim their prize – if whoever the first choice is does not respond in that time, I will choose another winner… and so on – if necessary. Whatever the commission is, it cannot cross any of my normal “won’t touch” content types (and I have to agree to whatever your idea is, of course…), and it will be public… so everyone will get to see it! ๐Ÿ˜€

My Patreon page is here, for quick reference: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Also, you can get a free entry to the raffle by completely filling out this seven question feedback form (you have to actually try, and give serious answers) and sending it to me via email (support@redleatherart.com) before the deadline. (Limit of one entry per person, regardless of method.)

1.) What is your single favorite content item I have made so far and why? (This could be a story set chapter, animation, character, or a even specific image.)

2.) What is favorite type of content that I make? (Story sets, image sets, mini-sets, games, animations, short stories, something else?)

3.) What would you like to see more of from me? (This can be a character, content type, or a fetish.)

4.) What is your favorite aspect of my work, and why?

5.) What do you feel is the weakest aspect of my work so far and why?

6.) Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to seeing me do? (This could be a certain situation, character combination, the next story arc, or just something like finishing my new game.)

7.) What do you feel is the thing that I do best? (I was thinking like a fetish/scene type here, but I guess content type could work also, or even something like character design.)

So in regard to what remains of this month, I will be back again next week with the mini-set preview at the minimum; but I want to give that animation another go when I can… I will see what I can manage – that thing just eats up so much time. Other than that – more votes in the polls on the right would really be appreciated… one poll had no votes at all as of me posting this… and the other is rather low in terms of total votes as well – and a near total tie even so. I do use these poll results, and low/no results means I have little to no idea how people like different things; if you want me to make more of whatever you like/prefer – I need feedback of some sort… I thought the polls made it rather easy. (Or people could actually leave comments…)

Start of 2020 commission sale!

Hi again. Still working on those remaining mini-set renders… I had a couple to fix today, and there are still a few more left to go; along with assorted delays from the weather-triggered migraines that I get, I am still not sure when this will be done. (The weather here has flipped from 30F to 75F in three days… and then went back – so it’s basically the worst thing for me; I couldn’t do anywhere near as much as I’d hoped over the weekend.) I will get those done as soon as I can though – and finally send out the remaining patreon rewards once that is finished, but in the mean time I wanted to post a small status update (it had been a week or so since my last one here) and let you all know about my new commission sale to help kick off the start of a the new year, 2020!

Since Valentines day is a month away, I am going ahead and starting a sale on related commissions now – the two sale categories are below:

  • Couples! (M/F or F/F, futa is fine too – monsters/creatures do also count) – 25% off

  • Solo female pinups! – 20% off

Warning: The couples discount is for couples only – which is to say two subjects, no more. Also, these sales do still stack with other discounts – such as my repeat customer discount as well as any Patron discounts that you may have. (These sales will also be taken into consideration for any Patreon commission tier pieces.) One final thing, and as before – these sale discounts cannot take a commission price below the base price for the tier, but they can get you quite a bit more in/with your commission for that same price. ๐Ÿ™‚

My commissions page is here, with more details, for those interested (my contact email for commission questions/requests is also on there): https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=1370

This sale will end on February 15th, 2020. Feel free to ask questions if you are wondering if I can/will do a specific commission idea. ๐Ÿ˜€

Black friday 2019 gumroad sale!

Hi everyone, I am going ahead and doing a black friday sale on my gumroad page for a little over two days, starting now. The following discount/sale code – “rlablackfriday” should be working now, (I hope/think, let me know if there is an issue with it) and I will disable it on December 1st; it is good for 33% off anything in my gumroad shop. This is a great chance to pick up any older mini-sets/bundles of mine that you might be interested in! ๐Ÿ˜€

I did just update my mini-set master catalog on my site to include the two most recent mini-sets, and also added mini-set 58 (the Helenya/tentacles one) to my gumroad page! My gumroad page is here: https://gumroad.com/redleatherart

Other than that, I am still working on the new mini-set preview and I should have that ready soon; so please vote in the polls and check back later this week!

It is done… Mini-set master catalog now available!

Hi again. I just came by to let you all know that I went ahead and finished the mini-set master catalog! It is here: [https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=2758] This page currently has all 60 of my current finished mini-sets on it – with a concise description, image count, major content tags, any previews, as well as links to the original post and the applicable gumroad page(s)! (I wanted this page to be short and to the point… but I may add/adjust things later if need be.)

It was actually very shocking and/or awkward to go through all of these… and see how much things have changed over the years; and it also made me even more aware of my recent skill/quality increase. (This is to be expected I guess… but still; your recent work really looks so much better after going through everything you have ever done.) I admit some of the content tagging on the old mini-sets could be a bit better… either due to missing tags or just things I didn’t think would be enough of a thing to tag back at the time. (There may also be a few minor errors in there somewhere… as the page is brand new and I am too tired to check though all of it again; but I will double check it in a week or two.) This was very draining to do, but it really needed to be done… and I am actually quite happy with how it turned out; so hopefully this helps you all easily browse/navigate my many mini-sets! ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway… if anyone wants to check out the catalog and/or possibly throw some support my way by buying something, that would be great; all the links redirect to gumroad, [https://gumroad.com/redleatherart] so it is all secure and whatnot. (I can’t afford an SSL certificate for this site, and my hosting does not support the free SSL stuff… I checked.) The more recent mini-sets are still available via my Patreon page, so those are listed on there but not yet available for individual purchase. (I also give out coupons for my gumroad shop to Patreon patrons – of varying discounts.) My most recent mini-set is not on there yet as it is not finished. Obligatory Patreon link: [https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart]

I will be back with an update of some sort next week sometime… in the mean time, please check out my new catalog, the polls on the right, and/or my other pages in the meantime!

New mini-sets added to gumroad, twitter page!

Hey again. As the title mentions, I just posted a couple new mini-sets onto my gumroad page, here: [https://gumroad.com/redleatherart]. So that should be all caught up now, in terms of mini-sets that will not be available this month; it now includes everything up to the sci-fi/fantasy combo mini-set. (Sorry for the slight delay on posting those, I kind of forgot; as I have been real busy all around – I did also make a couple small fixes to a couple of the listings.) Oh, and I have no idea why gumroad seems to have issues sorting the items on my store page – I have tried to fix it multiple times, but gumroad just wants my stuff in a random order… so that is how it will be. (I do still plan to make the mini-set catalog here as soon as I can, but I think I have a full docket this month as it is… we will see.)

Also, I now have a twitter page! Here: [https://twitter.com/RedLeatherArt] For anyone who uses that, please like/follow/retweet if you can – anything would be helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will try to post on that as close as I can to once a day… and do a retweet or two now and then – but who knows how that will work out. (It won’t all be art, there will likely be some random updates or something… we will see how it goes; I am very new to this.) My pixiv page is also coming along nicely – so hopefully more people will see my work!

As for other things – I have several new images for the month planned out already, (New DA/Slushe images are scheduled to be done this month… and I really want to be on time for once due to Halloween.) and I am working on the plan for the anniversary mini-set with Lucia. (I am currently conflicted between two major ideas for it.) However, I am still midway through the renders for the mini-set with Belle and James – and that will likely be another week just to finish that, knowing how these things tend to go with redos and whatever. I did send out the rewards to my $8 patrons already though… as those will not change, and there was at least one new patron that I did not want to make wait for something that did not even apply to them,

All in all, this month should be quite interesting… so please vote in the polls on the right and check back soon!