Oct 05

Weekly Update #268: Ryuunosuke’s Study

Life still keeps me pretty busy at the moment, so I haven’t been able to accomplish as much as I would have liked to this week…
Nevertheless, I have started working on the next BG for GENBA no Kizuna, depicting Ryuunosuke Hazama‘s private dino chamber!

Last week, I already talked about how strongly the writing for the next scene is linked to the background art. I can’t work on one without the other, meaning that I have to work on both of these at the same time. So what I’ve been doing thus far is to get the general layout of Ryuu‘s room down, based on the maps shown in-game.

I went about it in a slightly different way this time, though, providing me with a new and very interesting experience.

As I had troubles figuring out the right perspective for the background, I decided to use SketchUp Make for the first time. If you’re not familiar with SketchUp, it’s a 3D-modeling program. It was brought to my attention by the brilliant Kuna, mastermind behind the romance/paranormal mystery VN Pitch Black Serenade (she even provides some SketchUp tutorial posts on her website, if you’re interested in this program yourself)!

I basically used it to make a simple 3D model of Ryuu‘s room. The result was this:

I’m talking a little more in-depth about this in our newest Patreon post, also providing some more screenshots as well as a WIP-preview of the actual background. So if you’re a patron and curious about that, be sure to check it out!

Anyway, the design will obviously change, but in the image above, you can see some of the major objects in Ryuu‘s room. What’s going to be on his desk? Inside the shelf? On the bed? The floor? That, I don’t know just yet. I have some ideas, but will properly figure it out along the way and, based on whatever is going to end up there, write the investigation comments accordingly.

There will be more WIP-updates for this in the near future, so please look forward to that!

Now, for something different and completely unexpected… here is Natsu‘s surprise September artwork!

Originally, there was no September artwork planned. I’ve just been way too busy with the extended demo release for GENBA, as well as a whole bunch of RL things. Natsu wasn’t really satisfied with that, however, and decided herself to draw an artwork, surprising me as much as everyone else!

And since she pitied poor Kotoba for never standing a chance in our Patreon polls… well, you can see the result above. Finally, after a couple of years, our poor perv is getting some artwork again! As always, it’s been added to our gallery and patrons can get a higher resolution version (as well as a look at the line art) right here!

That about wraps it up for today, so please enjoy the rest of your weekend and, until next Saturday, take care! :3