Today is the 3-year anniversary in the release of my Dark Ascension Comic story!
It has been a great journey and evolution writing stories, creating worlds, taking screenshots, and sharing them all with you! And don't worry, there is more to come!
So to celebrate the Anniversary of the Dark Ascension tale, I have shared some screenshots that were not used in the comics, pages that were cut from the release, and other screenshots that were used in comics but just happen to be my favorites. I was also planning to release a location mod of the Japanese inspired village I created for Book 2, Chapter 9 to celebrate the 3-year anniversary. There are a few things I still need to fix, but will have it updated and released soon.
Side Note: I apologize for not being around lately. Unfortunately, my plans of releasing Chapter 17 on the 3-year anniversary fell when the motherboard of my computer died (thankfully my CPU wasn't fried) followed by August when things got really busy with my life. So I apologize for the lack of content, but I am hoping to get things back and running, catch up on the Loverslab stories I had missed over the summer, and hopefully soon - get Chapter 15 out!
Milana under the Stream
Older pics of MIlana under the Stream from "Initiates Tales" They were used in the comic panels but here are the full size screens of them - just because
Scene Cut from Release
This is an older set of comic panels that were supposed to be in Book 1, Chapter 14. It takes place right as the zombie horde overtakes and disarms Lila as she was blocking the doorJenny and Aidan escaped down into the basement of the old church. It was getting a little too rapey so I took it out - but still wanted to share it because it did take time and effort.
More pics of Jenny first trapped in her Mindworld early in Book 2. There were supposed to be tentacles and chasing in that chapter but I decided to drop those scenes.
The first pic below is one of my favorites as I love how the lighting on her skin came out!
The second pic I believe I may have posted in another screenshot post, but I still love it.
Another Scene Cut from Release
This scene was cut in Book 2, Chapter 11 Part 2, as it I really didn’t fit well with the flow/pacing of the scene. Really struggled to decide whether to keep the scene or not. In the end, it worked better without this scene even though I did spend alot of time posing and getting several dozens of shots just for this scene that was eventually cut.
These pics below were used in Book 2, Chapter 13 Part 2, as flashbacks therefore they were cropped small to fit in the comic panels.
Alternate Cover Image
This was my original Cover Image idea for Chapter 12, Part 1. Unfortunately, I could not get this image to look good within Loverslab Cover image dimensions. I did use another screen similar to this but different pose for the book cover.
Original Plan: Furnace Room
In Book 2, Chapter 13, Jenny captures Selenia in some spooky, wooden basement akin to horror movie basements. Originally, it was supposed to take place in a furnace type dungeon that was created from scratch. Below are screenshots I took to test out the lighting and mist. The bottom two are my favorite!
More pictures of Jenny strapped to the machine. These screenshots I can never get tired of looking at as they came out so well, the lighting and the stuff around her creating a very convincing cyberpunk/steampunk feel! This was the aesthetics and style I had in mind when I imagined a world where ancient, medieval looks mixed with scifi feel.
Angel of Light
More pictures I made testing both the lighting of the worldspace and poses with the large sickle. Unfortunately, you could not see the rock formation shaped like skulls in the comics as they were eventually cropped out.