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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 Salune’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…

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

Status update: 9/19 – Bonus Patron stuff posted, other stuff soon.

Hey again. Sorry this is quite late – but I have had a ton of crap to do over the past two weeks; and every day this week I was hoping to get something finished/situated, and so I waited to post any updates until that happened. Long story short – I am somehow halfway done with the new side renders and the mini-set renders… so hopefully one of those will get done/posted soon.

But – I also did just post a bonus render for my Patreon patrons – as a little extra for my sixth anniversary! There are also three alternates for it as well – one slightly different pose, and then one nude alternate of each. 😀 (Those images star Helenya, and are available to all tiered patrons.)

One other thing I wanted to mention, is that there are currently no votes in the special poll… which is both quite depressing and somewhat surprising. I realize that people vastly prefer the non-human characters, (which is why I only let each main character win once until all girls get a turn – to give the others a chance) but I would imagine that it would still be worth voting for someone here… especially if it means you guys get free content. As I said before – I will scale the size of the anniversary mini-set based on the votes in that poll… and if there are no votes at all, I am not sure why I should even bother making anything if you all care so little about it. So, preferably vote in both polls a bit more; those will be up until the end of the month.

As always, 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

New side renders posted!

Hey again. The weather here has been really crappy – and it apparently is going to continue and/or get worse next week; so things aren’t looking too great… but I did finally get the new side renders done and posted. One render in particular took me a day longer than it should have – but I kept having memory issues and other, truly bizarre problems that I have never encountered before. Long story short though – those new side renders are mostly posted on my Slushe/DA pages; but one is somewhere else this time… somewhere close by – that those who check this page will likely guess very quickly, for one of many reasons. (It shouldn’t be hard to find.) I hope you all enjoy those. 😀

I did not finish the new character bits just yet – I was too busy/tired to get it done tonight; I will try and fit that in over the next couple days if I can. Please vote in the polls on the right, and I will be back sometime next week with another update – hopefully I can get the mini-set renders done soon… somehow.

To end this, I want to once again mention my special offer over on my Patreon page, for anyone who may be interested – the details of that are below. There are only two weeks of this remaining, so get in on it while you can! 🙂

*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: ​https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=2758​
*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

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. 🙂 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: ​https://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=2758​
*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: 5/11

Hey. I am still working on the newest mini-set, and the weird weather over the past few days left me mostly unable to work on this from all the migraines. I am hoping to have it done a week from now… but we will just have to see what happens – I will do the best I can; but circumstances right now are a bit of a mess. So far, so good though… for whatever that means; people on DA seem to really like the new foxgirl character – and I do plan to have her be a recurring side character at the minimum, like Delfina from the mini-set two months back.

Anyway though – the Patreon May special poll is over, and it is likely no surprise that Zayla won again… and I am looking forward to making that once I get a good idea for it, and have to render time to spare. That will get posted to all my Patrons, and stay on my Patreon page exclusively… so if you want to see that, and all the other exclusive stuff I have under the “special” category over there, check out my Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Maybe new May polls.

Hey. It’s a new month, and therefore I have new polls as well as the results from the previous polls. There were are least some votes in the polls this time around; which is nice compared to the previous month… but still not that many for whatever reason. Thanks to those who voted… and at the very least I can tell those who voted were the ones who care enough about my work to do so. (Even if the total votes don’t actually match up with the number of voters… some people apparently didn’t pick three answers as it said to.) Also, I want to mention that I posted the May Patreon special poll last night – which will run through the 10th; which will decide the subject of a new patron-exclusive special image that I will make later this month for all my tiered patrons. So do check that out, if it applies to you; and if not, maybe consider supporting me and changing that! 😀

The first poll last month asked what your favorite types of adult content were… oddly enough the winning response was image sets; which is somewhat surprising. Games and movies tied for second place, and short animations, story sets, and individual images tied for third. The second poll from April asked what you though were the most important aspects of a female character – and no real surprise that body shape came in a clear first place. Sexual preferences/ability came in second, and race/skin tone as well as clothing preferences came tied for third place. Some interesting things to consider from all that… and I will keep that in mind when making future content.

As for the new polls, there are two again… the first asks if you prefer recurring (main) characters or mostly one-off (side) characters in adult content; and the second asks what your favorite finish is to an adult scene – with assorted choices. Do let me know your preferences there… and I will be back with at least a status update in a week or so at the outside. Also keep in mind that I am still looking for feedback regarding my work – so leave comments on the respective DA/slushe journal entries, or even comment on here with what ideas/fetishes/characters you are looking forward to seeing from me! 🙂 Stay safe everyone!

March polls, and a status update.

Hey again. I am back as I said previously with the poll results from last time (for what they were) and two new polls! For the old poll results – only one person voted in the short story feedback one… but at least they said it was good; so thanks very much to whoever that was, assuming it was true. (I would be interested in detailed feedback, but that seems unlikely…) The other poll asked about your favorite type of adult scenario – and shockingly, this was almost a total tie. Cuddly sex and non-con technically won with three votes each – but everything except prostitution came in second place with two votes; so I am not entirely sure there is much to be drawn from that poll… but thank you for voting to those that did. I am really not overly sure why nobody wants to vote in the polls here – it takes like three seconds… but the general lack of interest/enthusiasm for something so simple also lets me know that my other plans for contests/raffles and such would be pointless for non-patrons right now (which I already knew from my last contest attempt…) – but I will check again in several months, maybe things will be better then.

Anyway – the new polls are up… and I would appreciate more votes in those. The first poll asks how you like my mini-set master catalog; and the second asks how you feel about the rest of the scene/extras in adult content – i.e. not the actual characters, but other bits in the scene that may help set the mood/tone. Do please let me know your thoughts regarding those, and we will see if things work out a bit better this time.

As for my current progress, I am retrying that animation – we will see how it comes out this time once it finishes; I am giving it a fair chunk of time per frame and redoing most of it just to do it right… hopefully there will not be more crap to fix this time – but there usually is. I will give it one or two attempts, then likely go back and finish the mini-set first if need be; I put myself rather far behind last month due to spending too much time early in the month on this before – so I do not want to repeat that mistake. (I realize/presume I am being far too strict with this one – but it is what it is… this is just what I always do, constantly going back and fixing things after I have already rendered it.) I did also post the newly retired mini-sets on my gumroad page, and updated the master catalog to include all previous mini-sets except this most recent one. So do check that out if you are interested; and for those wondering – I have no idea why the mini-sets keep getting shuffled around on my gumroad page… I have given up trying to fix it since it just keeps jumbling them up every single time for some bizarre reason. (Just use the search thing on there if you aren’t using a direct link from my master catalog.)

Quick recap – I do want to remind everyone about the commission raffle I am hosting on my Patreon page – where one lucky tiered Patron of mine will win a free standard commission on March 30th! (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 this 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 as well… so everyone will get to see it! For quick reference, my patreon page is here: 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! 😀

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…)

Extra preview for October mini-set, special Patreon Xmas poll!

Hi again. Sorry for the gap in posts – I was really hoping to have that last mini-set done by now, but the renders are taking quite a while to do because of the hard lighting/reflections. (Having a lot of fun with it despite it being softcore though.) I hope to have this done within a few days and then move on to the new DA stuff – but we will see what happens. I still have that and the new mini-set preview for December to do… but that is somewhat further complicated by the other new bit below.

Anyways – as you probably noticed in the title, I did add an additional/new preview for that October mini-set (the drider one) back in the post for it (https://redleatherart.com/wp/?p=2811) and/or on the master catalog – so do check that out if you are into that sort of thing. I also did finally upload the fifth anniversary VHQ image to my redbubble… for those who really liked it.

I also am currently hosting a special Xmas poll on my Patreon page for all my patrons – which will decide the subject of a special bonus image that I will make/post for them sometime after the poll is finished, one week from now. (It may or may not actually be done before Xmas – you know how it is…) Obligatory link to my Patreon page, for anyone interested: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart