Good News and Bad…

Well this is one of those “good
news/bad news” posts. The good news is that Daniel is producing some
truly awesome model sheets, and I want to share some previews of them.
The bad news is that they aren’t going to be done on time. So, I’m
slipping the pre-production schedule by one month to accomodate (i.e.
Kickstart rewards should go out in May, now).

We’re breaking a lot of new territory on the project, at
least for us, and this isn’t the first and probably not the last time
I’ll misjudge the schedule. I had estimated model-sheet production based
on Daniel’s time on the concept sheets, but he’s doing a much higher
quality of work on the model sheets, and it takes some time (and unlike
some of us, Daniel has a full-time day job to keep up with, too).

I suspect I could’ve gotten my part done on time, but I have to admit, an extra month makes me feel a little less stressed, too.

So we’re opting for quality (and sanity) and letting the schedule
slip a bit, instead. This means that the Kickstart rewards will be going
out in May instead of in April as originally predicted. I’m sorry about
that — and I will try to have a preview download available in April so
you can see the parts that are complete by then.

However, five of the sixteen model sheets have been drawn, and I want
to share a quick peek at them here. The originals are multi-layer SVG
vector graphic files (Daniel has been working in Adobe Illustrator and
exporting to SVG. I’ve been converting these to Inkscape SVG format with
layers and metadata as I receive them).

The layered format means these have a lot of information in them for
modelers, and yet they are very consistent.  For example, here’s
four different layer selections taken from the “Hiromi” model sheet:

Layers in the SVG model sheets allow for modeling skin, hair, clothing, and acccessories layers.

 

So far, we have five of the model sheets, as you can see below. I’m very happy with these, and I hope you’ll enjoy them too.

 

Anya Titova Farmer

Anya Model Sheet

 

John Robert Lerner

Rob Model Sheet

Hiromi Aoki Lerner

Hiromi Model Sheet

Georgiana Lerner

Georgiana Model Sheet

Sarah Allison

Sarah Model Sheet