Not dead yet, I have several pages of linework done for this and I'm starting on dialog and color. I'd like to finish them before I start posting.
>I've read that water is hard to draw.
It can be difficult if you're going for a super realistic style with lots of diffraction - but less is more in this case. Notice I didn't really draw any water, I just drew some shiny bits in the air.
>It's interesting that she knew what to expect.
She looked around a bit when she first "arrived". I can't show everything because it'd take up too many panels. Also I'd have to think of everything in advance.
Eh, I think if you're going to build a huge demonic summoning/containment feature into your floor, you'll probably take the time to make it drain properly. The "towel rod" is actually a lever that controls the water - it's strictly mechanical. I'd imagine each of the alcoves addresses some need, much like the elements on the points of a traditional pentagram.
>So can we take that to mean that Allison still 'counts' as an man for magical purposes?
She has some residual male energy that is slowly being worked out of her. Note how soundly she slept after giving in to her physical desires.
>Is her size related to her powers, or are demons just naturally huge?
Alison is ~5"1" and barefoot. Mistress is 5'10" and tends to wear high heels. She is not supernaturally large, but her physique may be influenced by how much she "feeds".
>will we see again the statuesque fellow that called on Mistress when she was out last chapter?
He'll be around.
>What's his deal?
Heh, he's mainly a prop for Alison to interact with.
>Heh, did he used to be a woman?
Those are not mutually exclusive conditions. Real life example:
The position is slightly exaggerated in the comic due to the dude being huge.
She is part succubus, which gives her certain powers over men. Through sex, she is able to drain their life force and use it to bolster her own strength and will. She can also influence, and even enter, their dreams.
She does not have any direct ability to cast spells, but her natural abilities give her quite a leg up on using magical artifacts. Her mild psychic ability and experience manipulating men make it easy for her to the weak points that a transformation spell needs to take hold.
I use an Intuos3 6x11 graphics tablet.
More lady Link or more alternate outfit selectors?
Well there'd have to be some support or padding in that dress to keep her from poking through... and she may have put on a few pounds.
I will color this picture. Expanding it to full body would probably be a bit weird.
Fixed again probably.
Not the slavegirl.
Maybe. She's squishing them down a bit.
When I draw a character, I'm often figuring out their design and back story as I go. Not every image is going to be canon or in chronological order.
It's just a sketch. There's underwear in the colored version.
She has a tattoo on her face and on her shoulder. I assure you they are supposed to be stationary. Drawing is hard.
In retrospect, it's a terrible character design because I have to draw the tattoo all the time and I don't even have a firm design for it, I just scribble some vaguely tribal and nautical looking lines. It pretty much rules out any animation.
She's from an h-game called "Love Fetish". It's got some pretty decent animation, check it out on gelbooru.
One mirror and 4 alcoves. An infinite hall of mirrors takes a long time to draw.
I much prefer getting girls pregnant the old fashioned way.
>In that last panel, did you create the language used there, or was it an already created alphabet?
It's Iokharic script from D&D.
>Was the missing mirrored eye glow in frame 3 on purpose?
It's there, it's just not as glowy since you're looking at it from a shallow angle.
I don't do a huge amount of planning.
>It would be nice to talk directly to you.
You can DM me on patreon if you want, but if we're going to speculate about lore I'd rather do it publicly so other people can read and respond.
>your use of color has been extremely limited
This is mainly for aesthetic and production reasons. When someone is under magical influence it will be much more obvious. You could call the current color palette foreshadowing if you want.
>Why would Allen/Allison be entirely ignorant of magic?
Alison's original name is not revealed. Melody just starts picking names, perhaps not even aware of his/her situation, and Mistress offers a correction. It's not even clear if Mistress bothered finding out his name, she didn't seem that interested in his file.
Dialog in the first chapter indicates that Alison is aware of transformation magic. As for his reaction to the transformation, well, I'm aware of crocodiles but I'd still be pretty surprised if one bit me in the leg.
>you've got obvious magic-wielding women
The 4th wall reason why they have tattoos is to look cool/tough (thus making it more interesting to 'defeat' them), and it's not a bad in-universe reason either. I wouldn't necessarily prescribe it to magical ability, seems more of a warrior/barbarian thing to do to me.
>are the two women in a storyline that doesn't intersect with Allison's?
They're definitely in the same world with the same captors. I don't know if they'll have a reason to meet.
It is a countdown until the next image is posted:
>Dude transformed into a girl, no problem
>Girls shirt is removed without being explicitly shown, impossible
Or.. or .. wait. It's a birthday party. Like in that movie "the game".
You're a ghost.
It's probably just a spike pit. Short 4 page comic.
There's two groups of readers: people alarmed about Stockholm syndrome, and people ready to volunteer to get Stockholm syndrome. I'm not entirely sure the groups are mutually exclusive.
You're reading an awful lot into a girl having green eyes.
>why keep feeding another mouth?
Some mouths are worth more than others. Actually that's a great caption for
It's a drawing.
It should probably block the rest of her ass too, not just the tattoo. But then you wouldn't be able to see her ass.
When the timer reaches 0, a new image will automatically be posted.
Yes, Lighter Chains will resume at some point. From my patreon post:
I'm in a bit of a rut on Lighter Chains - I know where I want it to go but the scenes aren't coming to me easily. Rather than bash my head against it, I decided to make a different comic and come back to it later.
There is no dialog or narration in this comic, there is no back story (use your imagination for now ;), it's just action.
>Are you okay
Yes. My life is a series of different projects and I'm not good at balancing them. I have posted a patreon update.
>Have you always drawn the teeth.
Teeth made their first appearance all the way back in volume 1 page 1. And you're totally right that her teeth are messed up here. Someday I'll post a page where I'm happy with every panel, but today is not that day.
>Is the balance of power shifting a little?
We'll have to wait and see! Keeping up a purely dominant facade is hard work.
>So was the mercenary a virgin before he was transformed into a woman?
She's not exactly overflowing with confidence, is she? Any experience he might have had before doesn't really apply here.
Or maybe doing her taxes, or trying to figure out the security questions on her online banking accounts. The possibilities are endless!
Hah pretty much. That's why you should always make your plot be "oops i'm a girl, time to jump on all the dicks!"
There are no body changes in the second frame.
I dunno man this one's a little weird. I do like how the art turned out though.
Thematically it could end here, but I've already drawn more pages so you're getting them.
I really wish Photoshop had spell check.
I plan to post the next page on Friday. How would you like to get updates? There is an rss feed, would you prefer an email list?
Twitter bot? Something else?
The 404s shouldn't effect anything, the solution on my end is just to have blank placeholder images or just not attempt to preload those images since they aren't used. The animation changes speed and pattern randomly so will sometimes do things that look laggy - it's a tossup between variety and weirdness. I'm only getting ~1% cpu usage from this tab, and it runs fine on my phone.
There is also a rare bug where the primary animation frame will become transparent, but I haven't figured that one out yet.
I aim for weekly. I'm going to try to work ahead a bit on patreon and keep the public posts consistent.
>why are their cochlea skin toned?
If you can see anybody's cochlea, you must have *very* good eyesight. If you mean cornea, by which you mean sclera, Alison has very pale skin and the contrast tends to be overwhelmed by dramatic lighting. I suppose I could compensate for this but then you can get a glow-in-the-dark effect. Drawing is hard.
I like a size difference, but shrinking beyond normal petite lady stature doesn't really do anything for me.
>Are the designs your own?
Simple stuff I just make up, complicated things have a reference. I usually find something on pinterest and maybe modify it a bit. This page is based off of this image:
If you want authentic cosplay, be prepared to spend a lot: http://royalblack.at/embers.html
Furniture in mistress's apartment is mid-century modern stuff I found on SketchUp.
It's not the exact same image but this is pretty much volume 2 page 24
No. There's some weird extra lines from her hair being in her face. I'll edit it a bit.
It's a fine line between fostering a healthy sex drive and general obedience. Mistress's goal here is Alison's complete submission, and she's chosen her words to get that.
Sex is a constant - it's happening no matter what Alison does. The punishment is the lack of intimacy.
>I wanted simple TG tf comics to read and laugh at
Unh huh... sure you did.
>locked down onto the bed
Spoiler: They're on the floor. My aversion to backgrounds has finally caught up with me.
>Do you sell collections?
Almost everything is on the site already, not sure what I could sell.
>Is this abandoned?
Yeah I drew this in like 2009, possibly earlier. If I was going to continue it I'd probably want to start over.
>when will the next one be coming out?
Our heroine's condition is not unique, but still exceedingly rare. Melody seems like a regular girl to me.
Thanks, tags added.
Just a combined version of page 1 and 2.
>show any other aspects of the Demons' society
I feel like most people are probably here for sexy time rather than politics, and things are slow enough as it is. It's the sort of thing I'd like to hint at rather than dive into.
In the first chapter Mistress talked about turning people into monsters for use as weapons - arguably evil activity - but she justifies it as simply unleashing the beast that was already inside them.
Mistress is a provacateur for sure. She has that temptation and manipulation style. She likes to see her victims stumble down the mental steps to submission and she has no qualms about pushing them if necessary because she thinks they'll be happier once they learn to serve properly. She smiles with the satisfaction of being right, not the thrill of conquest.
At least, that's what she would say.
Conceptually, I have two different ideas of what a demon is. First is the lord of a particular domain - a manifestation of a particular aspect of nature or human behavior. Any "evil" qualities they exhibit would be the result of valuing this one aspect at the expense of others. The second concept is more of a general provacateur - a mischief maker or facilitator of human temptation and folly. These two concepts tend to overlap and blur together.
The traditional "satan" character has two aspects - tempting people to sin and remorseless judgement when they give in to temptation. Externally the combination might seem evil but it is easily justified by the person doing it, much like a con-man who will blame his marks for being gullible.
>They don't seem all that demonic
Demons get a bit of a bad rap. Tales of their monstrous appearance have been greatly exaggerated - in fact our hero/ine commented on this in the first few pages. Although... Mistress is a half breed (like most in their society), and we haven't met any full demons.
>purely, completely evil
People who set out to be evil for evil's sake are rare - most people have some motivation and don't think of themselves as evil.
She doesn't wear much to begin with - and you wouldn't want it to get wrinkled would you?
These are fairly old. I guess it's an abandoned thing.
The narration font is Blambot Pro Lite, the dialog is Blambot Casual. They're free.
>The RSS feed does not pick up this page
Guess I forgot to hit the button. Fixed.
You're looking at it wrong, it's just jeans. It's a lot clearer in color.
Sure, why not.
>Errand has two Rs in it.
Are you using some prehistoric version of chrome? Can you see the videos on this page? http://www.quirksmode.org/html5/tests/video.html
Should be fixed now.
What kind of tablet?
There will be more animations as I improve the animation software but it's not my primary dev project right now.
It's probably just the lighting.
Just post something, I guess. If it uses my existing characters, makes sense, and is fairly easy to do, I might give it a sketch.
I generally don't draw body hair just as an aesthetic choice. I like the human form, not all the scraggly associated bits.
The blink track, randomized speed/depth changes, and blushing overlay in the third panel can't be done with a simple animated gif.
I imagine the demons as semi-modern interlopers on a more primitive fantasy world. The have some raw technology advantage and some magic-as-technology-replacement. For instance, the lights in vol. 2 page 7 may be gas lighting or some kind of magical component that gives off a low glow indefinitely. Their tech advantage is not overwhelming, but it's enough to make everyone nervous leading to minor conflicts.
Perhaps humans are seen as a resource used to create a population more suitable to this world, or perhaps they just find them particularly enjoyable in bed. Either way, human/demon half breeds like mistress are common in their society.
Nah, she's got her legs crossed
>Wednesday or Saturday
I dunno. I suppose if I upload on Wednesday but you think I upload on Saturday, so you don't come back till Saturday, the picture will be there, so it'll be just like I uploaded on Saturday.
I don't think there's been any brainwashing yet?
Ho ho! That hot curtain on vase action! Where is this going?
I go per-page instead of per-month because I don't want to take money if I don't upload anything. Patreon lets you to set a monthly limit, so you won't get burned if I upload a ton of pages at once. I usually aim for one page a week.
>volume III in the foreseeable future?
Yeah, probably. I want to get a little bit of a buffer built up first.
I have a story outline but it's way too long. The part that appeals to me the most is actually before the good/bad page where lady Link would have a reasonably consensual encounter with Ganon without knowing that he's the 'bad guy'. This would then make any future conflicts rather embarrassing for her.
The real thing preventing her from going super saiyan is that she's not a saiyan.
>this isn't the 'right place' to suggest something
Nah, this is probably the best place to do it. It keeps the context with the image.
Assuming my recent updates to the site work as intended, this image should go public automatically some time on March 1st.