Last week, we received sad news that Looks Can Kill would be discontinued. His girls Madison, Eden and Exotica proved to be some of the hottest girls in 3DX, living up to the site’s namesake with their deadly beauty radiating throughout his gallery. While craigos may be putting a hold on LCK, it doesn’t mean the site is gone. You can still get access to the already huge gallery at a fraction of the cost. We truly recommend joining up as craigos’ years of hard work of crafting perfection in these beloved females.
While we’re still sadden by the news, craigos did grant the staff of Affect3D a quick interview about his decision to stop working on his beloved project.
I already miss Madison. (That’s not a question, but I felt you should know.)
Thank you. I do, too.
Well your announcement was a shock to the system. I’m sure a lot of fans aren’t going to be happy to have their supply of buxom beauties coming to a sudden halt. What made you do it after an amazing 10+ year run? Would you say burnout played a role?
Ten years is a long time to spend on anything, quite frankly, but I wouldn’t say that I was burnt out by it at all — I love rendering these girls, especially Madison (I’m sure you’ve noticed)…
But as the popularity of the site grew, obviously the work demanded more of my time. And I get that… people want to see the girls do new things. Or they want to see more of one character or another. Or more characters. Or sex scenes. Or whatever. But I always said to myself that the minute what I was doing became a “chore”, or felt like an obligation, I would walk away from it. I recall I was sitting on the sofa, trying to prep new stuff for the site… It was a glorious day outside, I was waiting for a render and I was like: “Why the hell am I sitting here waiting?”… I guess I came to the realization that too much personal time was being spent on this “world” I’d created. I wish there was more to it than that… like there was some radical change in my life or something that warranted the decision… but there wasn’t. It was just time to let go.
The reaction. Were you shocked by the initial response by your decision or was it something you expected?
I wasn’t, and I’ve had every possible reaction to the decision, not unsurprisingly. From “Screw you for taking my money!” to “Can I buy the rights to LCK?”. I expected plenty of negative reaction, but have been equally overwhelmed by the letters and emails of encouragement and thanks. At the end of the day, I respect every reaction, in as much as I hope everyone will respect my decision step away for the foreseeable future.
At one point you considered adding sex scenes to your repertoire, but decided against it. Did that play into your decision?
Not at all, but as someone pointed out, I think it was a sign, that maybe I was getting bored, creatively. It was interesting the response, though, to that one pic on dA. A lot of people, not publicly, said don’t do it. I’m glad we didn’t.
Miro: How do you justify the broken hearts over losing Exotica’s big boobs? How will you look the teary fans in the eye and tell them that the Exotica’s jiggle is gone forever?
She’ll always be there in your dreams, Miro… or loins, as the case may be ;)
Of course my next question is. How long will this hiatus last and when will you be back in the saddle to deliver more heavenly creatures? You’re coming back aren’t you?
I don’t know. I will say never say never ;) Thankfully, some friends are keeping the site active. As long as it’s there… who knows…
So what’s in store for you next? Anything you’d like to share that’s not too private.
Life is what’s next… or at least, what’s right now…
In retrospect, tell us about some of the highlights of working with the girls. You spent a tremendous amount of time and effort gracing us with some of the most beautiful works artistically and in terms of eroticism. What made you do it, what gave you the inspiration? And what were some of the key moments that’ll make you remember your journey?
This is going to sound like a cliche, but the highlight for me has in fact been the whole LCK journey.
When I first put any of my work out there for public critique, I didn’t know what to expect. I posted some 2D pieces to a random pinup group and a lot of perfect strangers gave me a lot of encouragement to continue. So I did, and with time (LOTS of time) I developed a kind of style of my own. This from a guy who absolutely sucked at art in school. So I loved the fact that I basically became a self-trained “artist”, and that people were noticing… Models were popping up asking if I would draw them, fans wanted commissions. I honestly had no idea this world of pin-up appreciation existed out there and it was a real joy just discovering it. Then I caught the 3D bug and it was like I had to start all over again. Just as I was figuring out what the girls looked like in comic-book form, I had to figure them out in three dimensions. So if I could sum up my source of “inspiration”, quite apart from all the women of the web I find physically attractive, I would have to say it was the “artistic challenge” the work represented. It wasn’t something I was naturally good at, so it really flexed my creative muscles.
What do you consider your best three works and tell us what made them stand out for you?
The first is a piece I called “Undeniable”… can’t remember the reason for the title, but it is one of the earliest, and best 2D renderings of Madison I have ever done. To me, it sums up her character to perfection, and was the first time she came out looking just like I wanted her to in comic-book form.
The second is called “Gangsta”… there’s something about the simplicity of it that I find very sexy. Again, it’s Madison, she’s doing her very best “private dancer” here, but the combination of the pose, the outfit, the shorter hair… and oh man, those lips… Get’s me every time.
The third is from the 10-year interview series… actually, it’s the whole 10-year interview series, if I’m to be honest. But this one pic to me just depicted a strong, sexy woman, in a moment of quiet reflection, and for the first time I think I created a set that evoked real personality. That interview set will always be a stand-out to me. Maybe the milestone itself has something to do with that…
What exactly will happen to the LCK universe now? You’ve made it a point to give your characters a story. Have the girls Madison, Eden and Exotica simply decided to call it a day or will there be a climactic ending, when you get around to it?
For now, we’re all in “retirement”. As I said earlier, some friends are keeping the site up, which I’m really grateful for. There’s stuff in my library of renders that hasn’t been posted there yet, so I expect they’ll add fresh stuff in coming months. As for a climactic ending… exactly what kind of “climax” do you mean? ;)
You’ve created many great works over the past few years and I’m sad to see you go. I want to say thank you for all the wonderful work you’ve done in the 3DX community and hopefully we’ll see you (and your girls) again in the very near future.
Thank you very much for the kind words. And thank you for allowing me to be a part of Affect3D and featuring my work on your site. I have no doubt many of my newest fans have come from here…
Before we say goodbye, do you have any last words you’d like to share with the Affect3D community?
Just keep doing what you’re doing. I don’t mean to sound flippant, but this is not the end. There’s a lot of great talent featured on this site, and the 3DX will continue to thrive without the LCK girls. I look forward to lurking in the shadows around here, and for those who wish to keep in touch more informally, you can find me at [email protected]
Thanks for everything, Supro and Miro. Looking very much forward to the G4E release, btw!
Goodbye, Looks Can Kill,