Well now that that's out of the way I can move on to the topic at hand. No the topic isn't lesbians. Yet it is. Either way keep the concept of yuri ai
in the back of your mind going forward.
The internet is a wonderful wide wicked whimsical web woven by women and men in many myriad of manners. One day I started to wander back to an old favorite topic of mine. Transformers. I started looking at websites and forums and whatnot. There was a new movie coming. Live action!? Excitement. Apprehension. I yearned to chatter with people about transformers like I did as a child with a toy box full of Autobots and Decepticons. I've never been much of a forum poster. More of a lurker. But I've been idling in an anime IRC channel for almost constantly since the turn of the millenium. So I found a new IRC channel to hang out in.
Wait what does this have to do with lesbians you ask? Nothing. Merely setting the stage.
Time passes. One day I find out a channel regular, Scout, writes short stories and sometimes little visual novels. Read a few tales. Play a game. Fun, engaging, I am force to compliment Scout. Something I don't often do. I am more skilled at finding faults and articulate criticism, than finding the words to describe what I like about something.
Time marches on. Scout asks if I want to draw up some art work for a game. Sure I say. Short, simple. Girls, evil genius, giant robot war. A zany idea of a game built around the concept of finding only half of the install discs from an old game on floppy discs. Emulating old pixel art from 198X, things like Snatcher. Drew up some characters and messed around coloring them in simpler dithered color palettes. Made some (half assed) backgrounds. But story got shelved from a mix of writers block and artist block. Still had fun.
Time keeps on turning. Scout finished up another short game she coded
. Oh did I forget to mention Scout is a girl. She is. She wants to make another game. Would I be willing to draw boobs? WOULD I!? This is a silly question. I love boobs. I love drawing boobs. I loved reading about boobs in Scout's stories. Oh did I forget to mention most of her stories I read were about girls. Kissing girls. Well they we are.
Time to talk about lesbians. So this would be my second time designing the look of lovely ladies who love other ladies for a visual novel thingy. Didn't want to just reuse the same designs. Plus the first game idea was about a mechanic/inventor and her robot girl, new game is about a teacher transported to Venus and the ravishing beauty she finds there. A Princess of Venus
. First game only really had three characters, a giant robot and half a dozen backgrounds to draw. Thirty pages of drawings and inks (just counted). I have already filled that many pages with just art of the two main characters for A Princess of Venus
. Plus drawings of the random townsfolk, enemy soldiers to fight, some venusian wildlife, backgrounds (that sucked, someone else is drawing now), sketched out key scenes, very rough *wink* *nudge* "intimate" scenes, and of course villains I have a stack of drawings I do not want to count. But it sure looks four times the size of the robot lovers pile. And I still have a lot to draw for Venus. Even more to ink. None of it is in final colors yet.
Looking at it now it's kind of a daunting task. Got really lazy/distracted over the holidays. Looking at it all now, in a few organized piles nearby, it's all... Exciting! Drawing lesbians. Drawing for a writer I like to read. Drawing mostly nude alien women. Drawing punches and kicks. Drawing kisses and "hugs." Drawing villains. The finish line is still months away, but the journey is a blast.
Drawing villains. I love drawing wicked woman. Sure cute cuddly heroines are fun too. In some ways much easier to draw. However villains are more amusing and quirky and crazy and just joyously messed up little bundles of bad decisions. It's harder to nail down the right look for evildoers. Harder still to make give them personality and depth. That is what I hope I can nail right most of all. Yes I want to the teacher and the princess romance and writhe around like rutting deer. But a hero is only as good as their villain. When this is all done, the thing I want most is to have contributed to a memorable villain.
Lesbians. I also want to be able to proudly shout "I made a game about lesbians!"