Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Harlot Art - Couchelaxa

Here is another art preview for House of Hellish Harlots.

This is the mysterious Couchelaxa.  Unfortunately, I'll probably only be using the portrait part of the piece in the game.

Couchelaxa is an unusual harlot.  When I wrote her scenario I was intentionally trying to misdirect the player into thinking she might be an "invisible woman".  Couchelaxa instead is an artificial slime girl/mimic that disguises herself as the bed in her room.

Initially, my plan was to show full pin-up art of the harlot during the selection phase where The Madam introduces three new harlots to the player.  This causes a few problems as The House uses illusion magic to disguise the more unusual harlots.  The player doesn't find out they're arachnes or lamias until he goes up to their room.

This would necessitate commissioning two pieces of art for those harlots - their illusion form and their real form.  I don't have the budget for this, so I made the decision to only show the harlot's portrait during the selection process.  This also means the player has to go up to the harlot's room to see her full art, which I think is a better fit for the gameplay than showing off the art early.

At some point I'll need to go back and commission a piece of Couchelaxa's true form.  In the meantime this is a nice piece of sexy mysterious art.

Art is by Marwmellow, who is currently doing a brilliant job bringing the various harlots to life.  You can find more of his work here.

You can play with Couchelaxa over on the demo version of House of Hellish Harlots over here.  Just remember to take your clothes off...

Funding for the art commissions is done through my $5 and higher tiers on Patreon and SubscribeStar.  Initially I thought HoHH would have too many characters to make art feasible.  Now, with 36 done, it's starting to look very doable...

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