Thanks for the interest! Glad you liked it
I'll adress the questions in order:
I setup the scenes in Second Life and take screenshots used as basis for painting in Photoshop. The lack of male models are mostly because SL male bodyshapes are really bad. Here is a comparison of screenshot vs. final painting as a measure of how much I do on my own: http://harley.looner.info/2016/comparison.jpg
There MIGHT be something similar next year, but maybe less elaborate.
I enjoy creating pictures and stories and I hope it shines through!
Well, fetish-wise I'd say they are overall more general hedonists than true balloon lovers, but in my fictional world balloons are accepted as a pretty common fetish - hence the emphasis on such content on-stage. And in their line of work, whatever is used to turn the audience on becomes sexy by extension. Seeing what balloons do to guys make them VERY erotic objects in bed!
They are indifferent to popping as far as work is concerned, since bursting things are integral to some acts. Off-stage, however, I can easily see Mandy (for example) preferring her toys unbroken, and some others as well (Sam and Jo spring to mind, and likely Cheryl too). Carrie's a popper through and through, as is Kim (who's dated at least two genuine fetishists - more on that later).
They LOVE pooltoys - who doesn't? - because they come in so many fun shapes and colors and can be used creatively as well.
In general they would prefer not to pop cute inflatables - that dolphin was a victim of circumstance!
Yes, there will be more - in fact, there already is!
I actually made 2 previous calendars if you've missed them - pictures with caps only, but still storytelling. The art's gotten a bit better since then though.
You might have seen the following link elsewhere but I made a story for halloween too - set a year or so before the calendar book and involving the whole gang (with dates. Kim's might have a special interest.) playing truth or dare with the dares hidden inside balloons.
Here are the links; one story and two illustrations!
Hope that answers your questions! I have one of my own - do you think the illustrations fit or matched the descriptions/moods in the story? (As a freelance illustrator, it's good to know if one hits the mark!)
Also, apologies for the neutral backdrops in the casino scenes - there was simply too much work trying to paint the full setting so I focused on the actions
PS. Some of the latest pictures didn't turn out QUITE the way I wanted so I've touched them up a bit. 8, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25A will soon be replaced by updated versions, so download them if you want to keep the first versions too!