More cool characters

I've been collecting characters posted to the UGO Forums lately, and since apparently there's a problem now with non-registered users seeing attachments, I wanted to make sure as many people as possible got to see them. Follow me after the jump to see some sterling examples of what HeroMachine 3 can do in the right hands!

First up is Anarchangel's "Euryleiah", which I think is just a great composition. The colors all work well together, and the arrangement of the figures enhances the whole effect. I particularly like the two wolves, they look like a matched pair. Also note the way he put the belt together, combining several items to make a whole new one.

Next I want to highlight "Kodiak" by Blue Blazer, because I think he achieves a really nice "Brick" effect by scaling the torso chest piece some, and then further scaling just the arms and hands. IT's a subtle but very powerful effect, and shows how you can get different body shapes using your transform tools. Plus, as a Hirsute American, I appreciate the bear call-out.

kodiak-hm3

It's no secret that I think Imp and I share a design brain, and "Stuntman" shows why. I did a series of character illustrations several years ago for Jeff Mejia, The Evil DM, and his "Legends of Steel" RPG. In fact, I credit that project with launching the latest phase of my artistic development. Anyway, a key part of those designs was the use of a circle graphic behind the figures to bring the composition together, and darned if Imp doesn't do the same thing. Plus he's using my favorite mask, he assembled a lot of items into his own belt, the font looks awesome, and the logo letter nails it. A great character all the way around. Plus a cute furry dog!

stuntmanv4

Scorpidius is probably one of the most prolific HM character creators out there, and his "Gamma" really shows some subtle skill. The skeleton in HM3 at this point is only for the Military body, which has a different proportion and limb positioning than the main body and items. He got around that by placing the skeleton, then blanking out the limbs with big white Insignia squares rotated to cover them up. Very clever. The see-through effects are just perfect too, making the flesh look gelatinous rather than invisible.

gamma

Thanks to these guys, hopefully they won't mind my re-posting their creations here. Keep up the great work everyone, your creativity and imagination are truly staggering!

32 Responses to More cool characters

  1. I’m particulary proud of this two creations :
    Snooker :
    http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=snooker.jpg
    Leopard :
    http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leopardo.jpg

    I’ve made also my own version of Capstan :
    http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=capstan.jpg

  2. Love that Capstan one, Fabien, the dangling hook-hands are spooky!

  3. Dang, I meant to post that Centaur, great stuff as always Kaldath.

  4. All of these all cool characters. I must upload mine too, featuring the amazing Invisible Man!

    BTW Jeff, have you seen Wolverine yet? If yes, can you post your review plz? If not, are you planning to see it?

  5. I haven’t seen it yet, but do want to. I just have to find another nerd out here in the middle of nowhere to go to it with, or else I’ll have to pull a “Watchmen” and see it solo.

  6. I’ll go with you! Meet me in the Middle of Nowhere at a half-past Sometime!

  7. jeff i know how you feel being stuck in tx i never get people to go to movies with me

  8. Im really proud of this one, its the first female character I have ever done on HM3, enjoy;

    http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7749/laramarson.png

  9. My current favorite, the latest version of Overwatch, a PC in an active Mutants & Masterminds game I’m in:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57668&d=1241300164

  10. Looks great! I especially like the animated look you got with the strong skin tones.

  11. Fabien’s Capstan is genius – awesome ‘throwing hook hands’.

    And Matt’s Lara Marson looks like it came from an entirely different program, just by changing the line color – that’s cool.

  12. Here’s my latest, An updated version of my character Overwatch:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57668&d=1241300164

  13. ok this is steam

    http://s583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/coyoteboi/?action=view&current=steam.jpg

    and trigger

    http://s583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/coyoteboi/?action=view&current=hm3-beta-1.jpg

    on a small note steam uses not head ares legs or body just hands hope you all like love the gears very usefull thanks jeff

  14. @The Imp: Thanks for pointing those two out (post #1 & post #11), would’ve overlooked them otherwise.

    Fabien’s Capstan *is* very clever cool!

  15. Wow, there are some REALLY cool images up there, thanks for sharing guys! Trigger made me laugh out loud, and Merrick I really liked the wings as one color against the background, that’s a cool effect.

    The Overwatch guy is tremendous as well, he has a sense of character and menace aobut him that I liked a lot.

    Steam’s elbows are ingenious, I love that effect. Great idea!

  16. Thanks for the kind words on the design; that’s something like the tenth incarnation of Overwatch and I’m FINALLY satisfied with him. Sorry about the double-post of him, by the way – my posts here weren’t showing up for some reason.

  17. WordPress throws anything with a link in it into moderation to help with spam blockage, so it has to wait until I get to the computer and can approve it. Some of them get chucked directly into the spam folder, but I’m trying to be better about checking that on a daily basis as well so none get lost.

  18. Good to know. I’ll keep that in mind for future stuff.

  19. http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9287/creaturek.png

    hehe my six armed warrior took alot of time to make

  20. thanks jeff trigger made me laugh while making him lol

  21. Ive Made another character for the collection;

    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/208/drakoneknite.png

    I still like Lara Marson more than this, but I am still proud of it:D:D:D

  22. I’ll be posting some pics soon.

  23. Here’s two of mine. The first one is called Siege:

    http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2446/siege.png

    The second one is kind of a joke. It’s not meant to be a superhero; I actually just recreated the two members of the French techno band Daft Punk. The one on the left’s helmet is kind of bad, but I still think I did good.

    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2645/daftpunk.png

  24. Here’s two of mine. The first one is called Siege:

    http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2446/siege.png

    The second one is kind of a joke. It’s not meant to be a superhero; I actually just recreated the two members of the French techno band Daft Punk. The one on the left’s helmet is kind of bad, but I still think I did good.

    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2645/daftpunk.png

  25. Whoops; sorry for the double post. The first one didn’t show up on my computer, so I tried reposting.

  26. purple_phoenix

    ::shifty eyes:: Really hopping this works out.

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y222/Purple_p/hm3-beta-1.jpg

  27. purple_phoenix

    Sorry for double posting but I forgot to include that I call her Purple Phoenix! Yes, I know. XD I also wanted to comment on not scaling the head right. Everything I tried just didn’t look right.

  28. Garg, I can’t get the forums to send me the proper emails, so I suppose I’ll just post this here, as I am reasonably proud of it. This is a warforged (magical robot) named Black Ash:

    http://www.sleepy-slug.com/images/DnD/blackash.jpg