Like last month’s winner, this One-Shot script is a sequel of sorts to a previous one. In that one we saw a variety of characters in the Studio gym, but this time we focus just on A-ko as she pairs with a handful of different characters. Since this was the October script, it was specified that it should be “after hours”, hence the darker color palette than last time.
So this commission is a follow-up to last month’s featuring Bean on sale, just like the previous Carnal Kingdom commissions I’ve done. While that pic implied it was demons of the Carnal Kingdom who drunk Bean under the table to capture her, it seems she’s lucked out in finding a buyer who is also a prolific drinker, so she’ll never have to worry about being sober for too long.
I haven’t done much Futurama stuff in the past, but I used to be a really big fan of the show and would like to do more of it in the future. When I first started watching Futurama, I wasn’t allowed to see it and had to do so behind my parents’ back, so the early seasons of the show held the same thrill for me as porn (there were a few shows like this back then, but this was the only cartoon). Combine that with the amount of sexuality and brief nudity, and it’s a wonder I don’t do a lot more of it. Part of the problem is the art style which, like the Simpsons, I’m not 100% confident in my ability to translate into something sexy. I’m getting more confident as I do more Groening shows, but I still think I have a ways to go.
Speaking of how Futurama was a show I watched in my formative years, the episode “Roswell That Ends Well” was probably my first exposure to incest. At the very least it was definitely the first time I’d ever seen it depicted on television. I always thought Fry’s grandma was super hot, and I blame this episode for a lot of my incestuous tastes in porn. When I saw “Back to the Future” later that year, I kept cheering for Marty McFly to go ahead and bang his mom, but sadly that film had a different moral compass than Futurama.
I somehow found the time to wrap up my WWOEC Woman of the Month pic for December. I went through several ideas for this one, including an incest pic with her son and something involving limbo. In the end I went this route, mainly because I needed to keep it simple in order to complete it on time with all the Christmas fuss distracting me.
Originally Barbados wasn’t in this pic. My reference pic and my original sketch neither showed the guy’s face. However, after realizing how shocked LaBarbara looked (my intent had been moaning, but she looked shocked to me after I inked it), I decided to add the infidelity angle to pull it together. I think a negative side effect of that decision was Barbados’ body not lining up perfectly with his head, but I tweaked the lines some and I don’t think it’s distracting.
I was really concerned when I started this that I wouldn’t be able to adapt the Futurama/Simpsons style well. I’ve always found porn of those shows very subjective, and I think only very talented artists can successfully pull the style off and keep the picture sexy. While I don’t feel I completely nailed it here, I think I did well enough that I’d be comfortable doing other Futurama or Simpsons work in the future. I definitely think there are a few characters I’d like to draw, so if I find the time I may do that.