This was another “world building” Ask that I got to have some fun with (sorry it’s a bit wordy as a consequence). I haven’t talked much about -where- the Near Hentai Studios is, but it’s basically not set in any sort of reality or established fiction… Like, just picture it more like a self-sustaining city-island floating in a void. That’s probably close enough, right? But anyway, I figured of my characters, Lillian would be the most fitting to be in charge of tentacle monsters. She’s the incarnation of Halloween spirit, and that gives her an affinity for anything spooky or horror-themed, like Lovecraftian eldritch abominations.
So this is the result of a concept I’ve been trying to get a grasp on for some time. Originally it was going to just be one character “training” new hires in a series of yuri pics, but I decided to open it up to have a bit more potential with the pairings.
For those who don’t know, a fun little concept I’ve been running with lately is that my content is created within a fictional porn studio, where the cartoon characters gather and live and interact when the cameras aren’t rolling. A number of the Character Asks I’ve done have relied on this idea, but I think this series will let us have a bit more fun with it.
My character choices for this pic are reflective of the potential I see in the concept. In the center is Siat Wildstar, who is an O.C. of mine and sort of the mascot of the Near Hentai Studios. On the left is Chi-Chi, a regular around these parts who’s been featured in many pics I’ve done. On the right is C.C. from Code Geass, a character I haven’t drawn before but who is being introduced through this series.
Even though this series was originally a yuri-specific one, and the main ideas I have for it right now are all yuri, I do not foresee it staying that way. I hope to see straight and yaoi crossovers in this series in the near future, provided people like it enough that I stick with it.
This Ask came as a bit of a surprise! I knew Anya had been thinking about Siat lately, but I still hadn’t ever actually expected her to get asked anything. For those who don’t know who she is, Siat Wildstar was the protagonist of a comic I tried doing from 2011-2014. It had a real good run and I enjoyed doing it, but other pressures kind’ve got in the way and I haven’t released a new page in forever. It was fun to draw Siat again, though, for the first time in years.
I like these meta questions/answers, too. I’ve always enjoyed the idea of Near Hentai operating like a regular porn studio, with the characters I draw all being actors who interact backstage like normal people would, and these sorts of Asks provide me with a good chance to explore how that works and flesh the concept out a little bit.
Recently I set up to do an art trade with Karmagik. He drew Siat Wildstar from my Eromugen comic, and in exchange I’ll draw a picture featuring characters from his “The Cowgirls of Double D Ranch” project. I’m still working on my half of the trade, but in the meantime I wanted to share the work he did. I’m including everything he sent me, which is a sketch he didn’t like, as well as the second attempt in both B & W and color.