Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Drow and Illithid by MalcolmD

Here is another commission I got this year, this time by another of my fave online Erotica Illustrators, MalcolmD :-)

As well as a page at Hentai Foundry, where you can go to see a slight variation of this version: MalcolmD at Hentai Foundry

Again, I decided to revisit the "Drow and Illithid" idea I had years ago with a couple of other artists to see what they would do.

One of the most interesting things is to see how each artists views the Drow and Illithid.  I have had artists draw the drow with anything from brown skin to obsidian black skin.  Here (and with Zakuman's image I think) the choice seems to be more of a 'charcoal grey', which is still an interesting variation.  For the Illithid he went with a more pinkish-mauve color (it seems that some shade of purple is always associated with Mind Flayers).  Because I asked to somehow be able to see the 'member' of the Illithid (something unique to this individual, as Illithids are 'born' by implanting an egg in a victim, which slowly and painfully transforms the poor victim into a Illithid), so he gave it one appropriate for a tentacular nightmare :-)

Also, in addition to his classic big boobs (one of the things I like about his work :-)), he also gave the drow something he specializes in as well: a wild, "1970's" style bush :-)

Although I don't do it often, I also have enough props to do the same if I want (recently a site called Renderosity recognized the one product that brought in the most profit than any other over all of last year, and it was a set of 'body hair' additions for the female figure [something I found rather interesting, and yes, I do have it :-)]):

 There have been several cases where I have picked up something for use in Poser that may appeal to a particular fetish I don't necessarily have (Like Body Hair, or 'Furries'), but every now and then some items go on sale for such a ridiculously reduced price I sometimes say "Why Not?" and pick it up, even if I don't intend on using often or in the near future (there are STILL some products I picked up years ago I haven't used in an image yet).

I think I'll finally try my own version of this soon now, since I have a good Illithid model (for use with Daz Studiio, unfortunately, which I am still not very good at, although I might be able to 'assemble' a Illithid from scratch to use with Poser, so stay tuned.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Drow vs Illithid by Bloodfart

A somewhat long rant about the origin of this image follows, so be warned.

Here is a commissioned image I recently acquired from the artist Bloodfart over at Hentai Foundry: Bloodfart's Profile

Like the last image I got from him, I contributed in a small way by rendering the background.

Its revisiting a theme I had several years back based on something I saw in an old "Dungeons and Dragons" adventure, where a disgraced Drow (Dark Elf) noblewoman was sold to the Illithids, or "Mind Flayers": octopus-headed mind controlling monsters who live by eating the brains of their victims :wow:

This illithid was different from the others, though; it possessed an appendage that all other Flayers don't have: A Penis! :-)

It decided to use this unique appendage to spice up its dinner, so to speak, and uses its mind control powers to actually make the drow female enjoy the experience, although a portion of her mind still knows what's going on, thus the tear of regret.

Don't worry, though!  It doesn't end as bad as you might expect, since in my 'story' the attempted feeding awakens in the drow's mind a hidden talent for 'Chaos' magic.  Before the fatal extraction, she dissapears in a flare of chaotic magical energy that destroys her captor.

Not she wanders the Underdark, driven half-insane by both the failed extraction of her brain and the chaotic energies flowing through her body.

In her lucid moments she plots the destruction of all Illithids she encounters, but in those... other... moments she tends to see everyone she sees as an Illithid and try to blast them out of existence.

I don't know why I had this idea flowing through my mind, but I decided to have several artists over the years do their version of the idea (I think I posted most of them at my blog).

Anyway, I may eventually try my own version of this idea, since I finally came across a good Poser version of a Mind Flayer (and a couple of other things to cludge together alternate versions of one), so expect that sometime in the near future.

Funny thing: I can't help but wonder if my idea could have been the inspiration for a character in an Official Dungeons and Dragons supplement, "Drow of the Underdark" for 3rd Edition.

In it is a character called Mindshard, who pretty much has the same origin story as my character (which I came up with FIRST, so I have dibs on the idea ^_^).

Also, if you check the various Rule 34 sites, you will see a lot of 'Illithid Erotica'.  Did I just hit on the idea first, or is this just a recurring theme that pops up from time to time (maybe inspired by japanese 'tentacle hentai')?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Poser Is Strange Sometimes ^_^

Here is another non-image post, but I promise I'll be doing more image posts as soon as I get that drive repaired (hopefully).


I don't really want to dominate this thread, but I might as well make another comment that caught my attention, based on my own 'hobby' of 3D 'art':

At the site called Renderosity, they recently recognized one of their exclusive content producers, and the one product they made that brought in the most revenue for the site over the entirety of 2016.

What was that product, you might ask?
Well, it is called Exnem Body Hair for G3 Females : Body Hair for G3 Female

So THIS was what brought in the most money for Renderosity over last year? Really?!?
Not any of the actual characters, or outfits, but Body Hair?!?!

To me, this pretty much proves that there are MANY people who are using Poser to produce erotica. I can't really think of any other reason someone would want this product (that being said, I have picked it up myself . It was on sale, and I mainly use it to make a female werewolf, or just to emulate the style of some artist I like [MalcolmD, InCase], even if I'm not into the body hair fetish myself).

Oh, well, the weird corners of the hobby I have chosen never cease to amaze me sometimes

Monday, February 20, 2017

Inner Workings Sunglass Vendor

There is a short accompanying the new Disney movie "Moana" called "Inner Workings": Inner Workings Short

In it there is one character that seems to have captured the attention of many Fanboys out there, despite the fact that she appears for less than perhaps 30 seconds in the entire short: The Sunglass Vendor: Sunglass Vendor 'Thicc' Meme

Although this might be the 'style' of the animator(s) for this short (I've noticed that many of the women have this exaggerated body type, and even the 'muscle man' our hapless hero encounters before meeting her), I personally think this borders on, if not passing, the fine line of 'Fetish' art.

I've commented before on some other artists who like these 'extreme' body proportions: Curvy Drow Priestess

and to me this is the same style, just in a Disney product :-)

Again, another 'pure' Daz Studio render.  I'm not too happy with the hair, had to cover up some 'poke thru' with it, and in the second image it looks like some is flying in her mouth, but I decided to leave it as is.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Orc Barbarian

Well, I'm still in the process of retrieving data from my damaged Poser drive; it will be more expensive than I thought, but not as much as many other places were quoting.  So, I am quite literally paying for my stupidity in not backing up data that represents nearly a decade of Time, Effort, and Money :-(

In the meantime, I can still use 'raw' Daz Studio, and slowly reinstall into Poser some of the recent files I have acquired, and this is the first result.

You may notice the very low polygon giant skull in the image; I have/had much better skull props, but just didn't feel like going through all of my downloads to find it.

I do like how this came out overall.  It combines 3 different outfits: One for the leather straps on the chest and torso, another for the armored 'corset', hip guards, and left gauntlet, and a third for the boots, 'shoulder pad', and right glove.

Thing about Daz Studio which I don't like is that this took several HOURS to render; something that Poser would have accomplished in probably less than an hour.

I'm still very much the amateur with Daz (or Poser, for that matter).  There is probably a way to increase rendering time without sacrificing resolution, but I'll have to look up some tutorials on it.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Out of Order....Again (*sigh*)

Well, looks like I won't be doing many images soon (unless its with Daz Studio).

Unfortunately, the portable drive I used to store most all of my Poser files got damaged beyond readability, and I was idiot enough not to have it backed up :x

Those files are worth enough to me that I may go through the expensive (for me) process of sending it to a data retrieval center.

Luckily for me I didn't store porn on the drive, so there's nothing there that could get me thrown in jail (although some of the poser folders have curious names, like "Naughty Parts", so that could raise a few eyebrows :oops:

Since I have been buying stuff for Daz Studio, I can make some renders using that program (and the stuff for it) exclusively, but they may turn out rather bare bones, but it should help me scratch my creative itch until I get my files back.

Until then don't expect much from me (although I haven't been doing much lately anyway, partly out of a lack of drive and just damn buying so much stuff that I never used yet  :upset: )

Monday, January 2, 2017

Armored Swordsteel

Well, here's my first image of the New Year, a fully armored rendition of a character I created for the online game Neverwinter called Kirstryd Swordsteel.

Awhile back I did an image of her in the nude:…

The main reason for that was because the particular 'Dwarf' height/body morphs I was using couldn't be used with clothing.

A couple of months ago, though, Poser 11 happened to go on sale for a vastly reduced price, so I picked it up as a 'christmas' gift to myself :-)

One of the new things it can do is scale clothing to the figure, kind of like how Daz Studio does (although not as well as Daz); so now I can actually put clothes on my Victoria 4 based 'short stack' characters :-).

 Oh, and if you ask "How does she fit those boobs under that Breastplate?"  Simple.... Magic :-)