The Near Hentai Monthly Lady for November 2018 is Sae Niijima from Persona 5. I haven’t played Persona 5, but I do know several of the main characters. I don’t know Sae, though, but I like her look. A lot of the images I got while looking her up had her in a business suit, which is a look I love on women. I very nearly did a fully clothed CFNM pic of her blowing a bunch of dicks in her suit, but I decided that since this might well be the only time I draw her, I should show some skin. I do still have the preliminary planning for that other idea, though, and maybe some day I’ll get the itch to go back to it and do that, too. I don’t know, but at the very least we have this fun little gangbang for her.
With this post, NHML nominations for the month of December are now open. For those who don’t know, I’ll run down the rules real quick. Nominations are limited to one per person, and if I catch anyone trying to do multiple nominations by changing their names I will remove all of that person’s nominations. You can nominate any female character you want, provided I have not drawn her within the past calendar year (though I prefer characters I’ve never drawn, period). Previous NHML winners are not eligible for a second time. Nominees must also not be from the same franchise as this month’s winner, which in this case includes all of the Persona games (Though other Megami Tensei characters are probably fine, if that’s the route you want to go). If you violate any of those rules, I’ll let you know, and you can nominate someone else. I know it can be hard to keep track of those things. You may nominate by either commenting in the cBox, commenting to this post, or emailing me (Nearphotison2010@yahoo.com). I’ll compile a list of the nominees on the sidebar of this site, and then on December 1st I will use a randomizer to select the winning character who I will proceed to draw sometime that month. I look forward to seeing who you all nominate this time around!
Here’s a commission I recently finished, one of the ones off the “Fire Sale” list. Persona 5 did not exist when this commission was bought (it was originally this same thing, just different characters), but when I contacted the client he wanted to see these four instead. This one took longer than it should have, possibly because it was four characters…? I honestly don’t know. I don’t know why it took as long as it did. Hopefully you guys like it, though. These characters are all from Persona 5, the most recent game in the series. I haven’t played this game myself, but I’ve watched others play it some and it seems good. Like the other games there’s some attractive, if a bit generic, characters to pull from.
So against my better judgment I recently agreed to color a manga page on commission (I say “against my better judgment” because I really shouldn’t be taking any extra commissions right now). The page in question is from a doujin called “Ura Junes” by Hibakichi and Kisaragi Yuki. This particular page is by Hibakichi (I believe, I’m not 100% certain) and features Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura and Teddie from Persona 4. I’ve drawn these characters on commission before (from the same client), but in this case I only provided the colors.
Attached below is the original page for those who’d like to see it untouched.
Let me start off by saying I’m not happy with this picture. For some reason it never really clicked for me, and there were additional problems while working on it, but in the end the client was happy with it and that’s what counts. I’m still posting it here for those of you who will also like it like he did, because my taste isn’t the beginning and end of what people can enjoy. 🙂
I don’t want to get into the issues I had with this pic, in case doing so might spoil it for people who do like it, but I will say I like some of the characters used. I’ve never played a Persona game, but I’m pretty familiar with the Shin Megami Tensei brand and I typically like the characters. P4 has several female characters I really dig, but I also like Teddie (the blonde whose face is obscured) quite a bit, and wouldn’t mind doing a more concentrated picture some time featuring him. Kou (the bluish-grey-haired one with his feet sticking out) was also pretty cute in the anime episode focused on him, but I don’t know if I’ll ever draw him again. I don’t really care for the other two guys in this pic, though.
The real good news, though, is that this is the last of the commissions I had lined up. I can now focus more on my own things, as commissions will remain closed for a while yet. I still have some Patreon ones that will be coming around when the month rolls over (one Patreon reward, plus the free one I’m raffling off), and I also I have a few special arrangements with friends that might crop up. Besides those, though, I’m looking forward to focusing on my comics, pumping out a few more Near Pokédex entries alongside a bunch more standalone pics. I’m really excited to getting back to deciding my own fate for a while until I’m desperate for money again.
This is a commission I recently wrapped up featuring (from left-to-right) Zelenin from Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, Isako Toriumi from Persona 3, and Mari Mochizuki from Devil Survivor.
I don’t have much to say on this one, which is unfortunate as I haven’t produced much content lately. The pose was picked out by the commissioner, and I can’t take any credit for it.
This is another commissioned piece featuring Isabeau and Argilla (who I’ve drawn before), and introducing Maki Sonomura from Megami Ibunroku Persona, the first in the acclaimed Persona series. Not too much to say about this one, other than that I like the pose the commissioner and I decided on for this one. I think everyone turned out looking pretty good.
This is a commissioned piece I recently did if Isabeau (Shin Megami Tensei IV) with Chiaki Hayasaka (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne). The pose here was chosen by the commissioner and is based of an existing piece.
I’m pretty happy with this one, even though I’m not terribly familiar with the Megami Tensei franchise. All the same, it’s pretty exciting to be introduced to characters in this fashion, and that goes double when the picture turns out as well as this one did.
Of the multiple commissions I’m currently balancing, I somehow found time in the midst of holiday preparations to actually finish one! This is a picture of Eriko Kirishima, Maya Amano and Lisa Silverman of Persona 2. I’ve always found the Persona games to have remarkable style and design to them, to regretfully I’ve never played one. Still, it was fun to do this picture, which was commissioned by the same individual who did the earlier Maya pic.