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Amateur Hentai Artist looking foward to enter on a 2D game project

Discussion in 'Game Development' started by kuja025, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. kuja025

    kuja025 Potential Patron

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    Hey there you all. A friend of mine said that I should try using this forum as an option to get my ass out of the boring situation I've been in the past months. I'm not 100% sure this is the right place but here I am anyway: I work as a senior designer somewhere and I'm also an amateur hentai artist with some free time per day for the next months that are to come and I would like to enter on a project as a side/backup artist. I entered on some game projects in the past but they all failed due to the lack of programmers/incentive, lack of skill/knowledge or correct management. But here I am again, with faith in hands, trying to work on what I like most: 2D games. All I can say is that I gathered some experience in the area. If I ever lack something, just tell me and I'll run to learn whatever it is. I'm also very respectful and I'm used to work under pressure.

    I barely update my tumblr, but here it is: Somewhere Else

    If anyone is interested, please let me know. I'm looking foward to enter on any serious project by charging only a really, really small amount. Thank you for listening.

    My contact on Discord: Kuja#4041
     
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  2. stuntcock

    stuntcock Club Regular Staff Member Moderator

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    Hello @kuja025. Welcome to the Undertow forum.

    Thank you for taking the time to write out this post. I know that it can be intimidating to "put yourself forward" in this manner, and potentially face criticism (or rejection, or silence). Kudos for doing it anyways. You might not get much of a response on Undertow, since we aren't a very active hub of game development. But that's no problem -- at worst, you can simply copy-paste your post to other forums (or send it directly to various project leaders, developers, etc). For example: Lemmasoft has a fairly active recruitment board.

    You're probably already aware of this - but most games try to present a unified artistic style across the whole experience. Hence, the team leader might not allow you to draw one or two particular CG scenes - because your style would clash with that of the primary artist (and confuse the audience). They might instead ask you to draw all of the art for a specific game feature - such as battle sprites, UI/menu elements, overworld map, loading screens, etc. The work might not even be pornographic, even though it's intended for inclusion in a porn game. If you see this as a learning opportunity (or a foot-in-the-door starting point) then it should be okay. If you're hoping to do full-time lewd stuff from Day 1 then you might be disappointed.

    You have the right attitude :)

    It may be worthwhile to elaborate on this point. Your tumblr suggests that you enjoy drawing erotic images (which would fit nicely into a Visual Novel). But there are many other genres within "2D hentai games", such as platformers, dating sims, management games. I've done some modding work for a game called Super Deepthroat which is technically 2D ... but it involves artwork tasks which are very different from those of a visual novel.

    It might be useful to describe your interests (i.e. the type of projects that you'd like to be involved in) or your professional goals (i.e. you really want to learn animation or pixel art, or you hope to be a full-time hentai artist within two years) or your erotic tastes and limits (e.g. "I like big butts. Please don't ask me to draw skinny chicks. I'm fine with man-on-man action. I can't draw lolis for legal reasons. I prefer to work with modern themes rather than sci-fi or fantasy.")

    It would also be useful to provide general "team" information - such as languages written/spoken, timezone availability, prefered artwork program(s), prefered communication tools, maximum and minimum commitment (e.g. "I can't work more than 15 hours per week, but I won't accept less than 5"), and any additional technical skills that you might possess (such as audio mixing, video editing, programming, server management, etc). If you're worried about privacy then you can withhold such details until after you've made initial contact with someone.

    Good luck with your search!
     
  3. Kargan3033

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    That is some well done artwork Kuja025, I think you have what it takes to become a fine hentai artist, thank you for sharing your work with us.
     
  4. kuja025

    kuja025 Potential Patron

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    Thank you very much for ur fast answer :D

    And yes, I understand most of your points. I'm also an amateur animator and can work with animated sprites aswell, but I'm particularly searching for a job as an artist and not an animator, since drawing is already time-consuming.

    I'm currently using Discord as my main communication tool but I'm open to suggestions.
    I wish to work with a team that speaks english as their main language, but I can also speak some other languages.
    As a graphic designer, I have plenty of knowledge with the most used graphic softwares, so that won't be a problem at all.
    I don't think there is a need for me to say any other additional skills of mine, since it comes to the type of job I'm searching for: Illustration.
    As long as it's illustration-based, prefencially straight and non-hardcore related, I'm in, but, if you're asking about my personal preferences, I would love to work on any kind of 2D medieval fantasy game, with some RPG elements. It wont hurt for me to also be happy while working, right?

    Anyway, thanks again for your tips!
     
  5. kuja025

    kuja025 Potential Patron

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    Thank you very much. This road is long and harsh, but there is plenty of time. I still have lots and lots to learn!
     
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    fleet Club Regular Staff Member Moderator

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    @kuja025,
    Welcome to Undertow. I like your artwork.
    Very respectfully,
    fleet
     
  7. kuja025

    kuja025 Potential Patron

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    thanks :D
     
  8. Kargan3033

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    I'm sure you will do fine as you grow in your drawings, you draw far, far, FAR better then I can.

    I draw so badly that my stick figures look like the victims of an attack of mutant hemorrhoids from hell.:eek::tongue::grin:
     
  9. kuja025

    kuja025 Potential Patron

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    lol, we just have to train more :D
     
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  10. Kargan3033

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    Heh!, well writing is more my thing although I have a hard time remaining inspired enough to write.