I hope to reach out further in the otome/visual novel community. A while ago, I sought for ways about game promoting and advertising. Many people asked why I didn't put Dark Nights on Kickstarter(crowd funding platform) and Steam Greenlight(gaming platform) because it might increase the popularity. In this forum post I discussed pros and cons and asked for suggestions:
After thinking, I created a tumblr for Dark Nights. Here I will post doodles more frequently and announce updates. It may be easier for those that have a tumblr account already and don't need to check this site daily.
As thanks for the new followers, I drew Chain as reward. So far he is the most popular supporting character. I'm happy to hear that you guys like him so much, even though I have barely told anything about his background haha.
Bottom right: Blace and Jace by TheChaoticWeapon @ deviantart
Lioji is the first character I created that I wanted to develop. This was the earliest concept - 2013. I had no clear view what kind of character he is till I started writing Dark Nights.
Below, art of 2014. I hadn't give him much attention because his design was 'too simple', but after this drawing I realized it wasn't just the outside that makes a character likeable.
Blace & Jace
Honestly, I found them quite hard to draw. I mean, look at all those bandages!
I didn't know whether I'm unoriginal or that people took this idea, but assuming this I stopped sharing art of them. I noticed it was a common thing for artists to hide their original characters for the reason that other people can't copy. For now, you'll only see more art of this twin in Dark Nights.
Top - 2013 // Bottom left - 2015 // Bottom right - 2016
About CG art, I might need to redraw a few because my standards have changed since 2014.
It might take more time, but for the demo it's only 1 or 2.
As bonus for this time, a chibi picture of Rasumi, Jace and Blace in kimono festival.
I hope to see you again next time, thank you for reading!
Rasumi: Where shall I go next?
Jace: Noooo I want that fish!
Blace: Come here. Don't steal from girls.
Rasumi: Where can I fry this fish?
Jace: Lemme kiss that girl
Blace: I gonna slap yo with this fan.