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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(which isn’t entirely unwarranted…) and I see nothing good coming out of posting that – so I think that will remain unpublished.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…

Mini-set renders done… but side renders likely delayed again.

Hi again. Sorry for the larger than intended gap in posts, but there just hasn’t been anything much to say until today; when I finished/sent out the most recent mini-set with main rewards (to appropriate patrons) – which ended up at 62 images! (It was mostly done last night, but I was just too exhausted to finish compiling everything and writing this up.)

I had wanted to/planned to do the side images earlier in the month, but I have just been so tired and out of it for a couple weeks now; and none of the ideas I have had for side renders have jumped out to me this month – so I just waited. (I have one basically done, I think; but I really want to wait and post them together.) If an idea doesn’t stick out to me as interesting and/or appealing, then I find it doesn’t tend to turn out well if I try and force myself to do it.

Otherwise, more votes in the poll would be nice – especially since I said those would help decide how large the upcoming anniversary set will be… but I guess I didn’t really expect much more than this – there have only been a few votes a month for a fair while. (Which is very disheartening.) I wanted to do that full status brief thing around this time, but that is just not going to happen now – I am far too out of it overall to do something like that… maybe I can get to that soon though. No idea when the side renders will get done, and the only thing I can say is fairly certain is that I will have the new mini-set preview posted by the end of the month. (So much that I want to do… but so little time/energy/motivation.)

To conclude this update… 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…

Status update: 9/12

Hey. I have returned for a quick status update. Long story semi-short, I have not made too much progress in the past week – so the new side renders are still pending. I was really hoping to get a lot done for all of that yesterday, but I was just totally out of sync from the moment I got up yesterday – I can’t really explain it… but nothing much got done. We will see how the next week goes – but it is supposed to be warmer and more humid again… so that may make things difficult once more, we will see.

In the mean time, be sure to check out and/or vote in the polls on the right; especially since the votes will be taken into consideration whenever I get to making the newest anniversary mini-set… which will hopefully be early next month. Otherwise, I guess check back a bit later this week, and hopefully I will have something a bit more concrete to post; but who knows what will happen. I will do the best I can, as per usual; and everything will get done at some point.

To conclude this update, 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 several 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; and I hope to be able to restart work on the newer game I was working on sometime soon…) 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.

September 2021 polls!

Hi again all, sorry this is slightly late. I am back with the new polls for September, as well as the results for the prior polls. Last time I asked how people felt about my “Characters” page – and it seems that at least someone likes it… so that’s good, I guess. I also asked last month if anyone would be interested in story sets that continued into multiple parts; and the votes cast seem to think that it could work – which I will keep in mind. Thanks to those that did vote in those… but now we come to the new polls; which are slightly different than what I usually do around this time.

There are once again two new polls on the right of the page… and the first asks how long you prefer your mini-set setups to be, and the second is likely not what a few of you may have been expecting. Previously, I did a special poll around this time of year to decide the subject of that year’s anniversary mini-set, but as I mentioned in another update here last week, I am not doing that this year; since Tabitha is the last girl from the original set that has not yet featured in an Anniversary set, she will feature this time. (Even if I had finished writing up LITC 6 by now, I likely would not offer Onyx as a choice just yet.) However, there is still a second poll up now – but it relates to the mini-sets once more; it asks how you feel about mini-sets featuring new/unique female characters, which is to say, a girl who is not (currently) one of my main/side OCs. (Although two have gone on to become side OCs, and are basically why that term/concept even came about…)

As per usual around this time, more votes will also translate into more effort/images in the Anniversary set – since the base thing will likely be rather small again, due to the low number of vote in recent polls on here… but I will take the votes for this month into consideration as well. So voting in this month’s polls would be advised/appreciated… since everyone gets the Anniversary mini-sets; and I imagine that most people would want more images as well. I might also do a full brief of some sort later in the month, about where I am in regard to certain things, my current plans, etc. (Rather odd situation overall right now, but the world is in an odd situation… so I guess it fits.)

As far as other stuff goes, I did upload mini-set 80 to my gumroad page, for those interested in that. Otherwise, I hope to be back next week with the side renders, and then I am not really sure what else I will have the time/energy for. The Seventh Anniversary mini-set will likely get started/done in early October, at the earliest; as I still have several other things that I really want to get done. (Like LITC 6) Either way, I plan to be back in a week or so with another update if nothing else. August was awful for me – but so far, September looks to be turning out much better already.

As 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 several 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; 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

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.

August mini-set preview is ready!

Hey. I have returned with the new mini-set preview for August – which features the return of a very old side character of mine, Ryna! (The older elf sister from RTL.) I have meant to do a mini-set with at least one of those RTL elves for ages, but never got around to it – until now! As you have likely seen from the preview below, this mini-set will center around Ryna and the slender, female Moon Elf Herbalist that her and Arane have been staying with for the past several months. (The big sister once again feels the need to take charge and earn most of their keep; which has only gotten harder since Arane had a kid…)

It was time for a lesbian set of some sort this month as well… so here we go; also don’t think I have had a moon elf in the normal content/world (Luscious doesn’t count – as she is an Xmas elf.) just yet… so here is that too. As usual, you can see what I plan to include in some of the tags on this post, but that may be subject to change, and there are several things that I don’t have tags for… so we will see how it goes. The more in depth story/setup is below, after the break, since it ended up being a bit long – but do check that out if you are interested! 🙂

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Zayla mini-set complete, moving on shortly.

Hi again everyone, sorry for the slight gap in posts, but the renders have been going as fast as they can – and now the latest Zayla mini-set is done! It came out to 79 images total, but there are a lot of alternates in there, as I mentioned before; though I do quite like how it all came out regardless. I think I have learned a lot about assorted shaders and that my renders have overall improved dramatically compared to even earlier this year, but definitely since last year. Hopefully I can continue to improve – but things can look too good past a certain point… so we will see how that goes. Also, I posted the second preview for last month’s mini-set, the James/Tabitha one – over in the post for that, and on the master catalog… so do check thato ut if you are interested.

In regard to other content this time around – I just did not have the time/energy, sorry. I have had a ton of crap to deal with this month, and to make matters worse, the weather here had been around 90 degrees F with 80-90% humidity for almost three weeks straight this month; which is one of the worst possible scenarios for my headaches. (I had migraines almost every day, and I couldn’t go outside either.) All things considered, August was probably the worst month I have had in 2021 – although I did manage to make this nice mini-set at least. There was just no way to do more than I did this month, but I will see what I can do in September; I hope/plan to get the new side renders finished after I get the new mini-set preview done/posted. After that, we will see what ends up happening.

So… I will finish that new mini-set preview as soon as I can and get that posted for everyone – so do check back soon for that; and I hope to have all sorts of other new stuff coming up in the near future! 🙂

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 several 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; 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

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making 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.

Status update: 8/17

Hey again. I am back with an update, kind of – there isn’t overly much to say yet still. The current mini-set has been chugging along, and there are around 40-ish renders now… though most of those are alternates, since I somehow ended up making two versions of most all of the first 20-something renders. (Bikini, and nude… with some minor physics adjustments.) I did this for a couple specific renders at first, because it seemed fun – but then I figured that I may as well just do it for most of them… so I did. We will see what happens there – but so far, so good.

The weather here is still amazingly terrible though – last week was super hot and humid, and this week it has been (and is supposed to continue to be) around 90% humidity, with assorted thunderstorms all week… which is pretty much the worst thing for my migraines. I will do what I can, but things don’t look/feel great so far this month – it is possibly the worst month so far this year in regard to the weather. With luck, I may be able to get some side renders done… I have no idea at this stage; but likely either those or the story set will get pushed back – and between those, it would likely be the story set, as writing takes more work. I will do the best I can, but I am just being realistic – I doubt everything will get done; this month has been a mess already.

That gumroad coupon I offered in my last post also still has a couple days left to go, if anyone is interested. Also, the polls on the right could use more votes – as always; and I hope to be back soon with something… but we will see what happens – the incoming weather is supposed to be horrific, as I said. I do still need/want to update some of my other pages, which I have not had the time/energy to do yet either… we will see what happens. Making all this is hard enough, but posting it all over the place and taking care of all these pages is a whole other job in itself.

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 several 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; 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

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making 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.

July mini-set preview posted!

Hey again. I am back, with the preview for the new mini-set for July – which features my primary OC, Zayla in her swimsuit… as well as without, further in. 😀 So – this mini-set features a sexy summer-themed/swimsuit Zayla who is taking a break of sorts – and dipping into a small pool that is in a nearby way-station on a slightly cloudy afternoon. She relaxes a bit, and even plays with some toys that she brought to help relieve some deeper stress. Not 100% certain what this might entail just yet… but check the tags for the current plan – though that may be changed, as always. [EDIT: Second preview added below!]

Now, I realize it hasn’t been too long since my last solo mini-set, but it was Zayla’s turn for a mini-set, and strangely she has basically never been in a solo/toys mini-set… at least not since my third ever one – which I cannot really count. (The cosplay mini-sets don’t count either – those were more for/about the outfits, and they didn’t really get explicit.) Also, I have basically covered all the other normal bases since the last solo set – so this works on that level too; as I have said before, I do try to keep things fresh by cycling content/characters… with some occasional major surprises/new stuff as well. 🙂 Either way, it has been over six years since my last (non-cosplay) mini-set with a solo Zayla – so it is time to see how things have changed. (Pretty much everything has…) As mentioned recently, I have made a lot of new discoveries/updates to my renders – especially water and skin reflections… so this should be quite fun.

As I said last time, I was really, really out of it early this week – and I plan to take at least a few days off next month from doing much of anything to try and recover a bit. As for what I hope to get done next month, there is this mini-set, new side renders, and maybe finishing the writing/compilation of LITC 6… but we will see what happens. I also have several real life complications coming up in the next week, such as my mother having surgery – which I will have to take her to and from, as well as help afterwards. No clue what I will be able to do next month yet, but I should be back with the poll results in a couple days… for whatever that means at this stage. (The mini-set will definitely get done… it is too early to know how the rest will work out.) I did also go and post the second preview for mini-set 81 back in the post for it, as well as over on the master catalog… so feel free to check that out as well.

And now for the shocking conclusion to this post – 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 hope to be able to restart work on the newer game I was working on sometime soon.) Regardless, check out my updated Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Mini-set 82 finished, new preview coming soon.

Hi. I finished the latest mini-set renders, and sent those out tonight. Mini-set 82 ended up being 90 images in total somehow (!) – my largest mini-set to date. (There are a lot of alternate angles and such in there, but still.) I think it all came out really nicely, and much of it shows off a lot of the assorted new techniques I have discovered recently… hopefully those who get the full thing will also really like it. (Even I can tell that my recent renders are much better, which is really nice.) I was hoping to see if other people thought much of my recent side renders – but the polls haven’t gotten much action this month for whatever reason. (Again, more votes would be nice…) The side renders did prove popular on DA though… so at least that this something, and a decent indicator.

Also worth mentioning is that I had to push back the new story set again – which I am sure surprises no one by this point… but I just couldn’t get enough time to finish the writing. (Also, I want to go back and redo one render as soon as I get the next preview situated.) I was tireder than I have been in a very long time over the past three days, and most of the other factors were not cooperating either. (The weather here has been amazingly bad – whipping back and forth between 90% and 40% humidity, and up and down 20 degrees.) Other than that, I will be back in a day or two with the new mini-set preview.

Also, if by some chance anyone 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 several 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; 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

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/twitter 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.

Status update: 7/16

Hey again… I wanted to check in and give a quick status update, even though there isn’t much to say yet. Things are going well enough with the mini-set renders and the story set – so I think things are on track for the month. However, the weather has been super humid and hot lately; so that is an issue. So… I will be back sometime later in the month with something, either another update, and/or more previews. We will see what happens; but all my assorted experiments with reflections/wet skin seem to really be paying off, judging by the latest mini-set renders.

Also, more votes in the polls on the right would really be appreciated…

As always, if anyone 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 several 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; 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

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/twitter 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.