HM3: Pointy-headed Celt with a horny body

I've just uploaded the following items to HeroMachine 3 (clear your browser's cache if they're not showing):

From the top left, you have:

  • Cool Celtic knotwork pattern in Background-Shapes from Me, Myself, and I;
  • Legend-ary horns in Ears-Standard from dblade;
  • A male body in 3/4 view (along with appropriate arms and legs) as the prize for Blue Blazer's Character Contest 60 win by me.

As usual with body items, these are not fully supported with clothing and such -- you're on your own for making them fit. However, I did include a new leg with the hip rotated towards the viewer, and a new arm rotated away as it would be in a 3/4 view to hopefully help you "sell" the idea. I'm not sure how helpful this will be since you can't put insignia or pre-made tops on it, but I'm sure you creative types out there will figure out a way to make it useful.

Depending on feedback I get on this one, I'll be doing the same to the Female Body as SeanDavidRoss' Character Contest 62 win.

dblade also put together a cool Crusher-type head, now available in HeadMale-Standard:

Many thanks to guest artists MMI and dblade!

53 Responses to HM3: Pointy-headed Celt with a horny body

  1. These look really cool Jeff! I especially like the horns πŸ™‚

  2. The 3/4 body looks pretty cool as well. With a little moving, resizing and proper layering, I’m sure clothing would fit with it.

  3. I’d definitely love to see what you all can come up with on that body. Feel free to post links to your creations here.

  4. Great update, but I can’t stop laughingat the ‘horny body’ line.

  5. Glad you liked it, TopHat πŸ™‚

  6. Me, Myself & I

    I will definately be giving these new body parts a try! These are really great Jeff.

    dblade, awesome addition with the horns! Turn them sideways and they might make for decent mandibles too. Plus they’s be interesting to drink mead out of.

  7. Me, Myself & I

    Oh yah and Jeff; defineately worth while to do the same for the ladies with the 3/4 view body shots.

  8. McKnight57

    May want to add in the legs on the other side. He kinda looks pigeon-toed when you just mirror that leg and the normal one just doesn’t work. Otherwise, it looks pretty good, nice additions. Thanks to MMI, dblade and Bllue Blazer for the additions.

  9. It’s a beautiful day!!! I’ve been waiting for the 3/4 turned body forever. Thanks Blue Blazer for choosing it as a prize and thank the Maker(Jeff)for producing.

    Feedback: If everyone is in agreement, can you remove the schumacher nipples? Makes it easier for clothing. If someone wants to do a bare chested image, you can add the nipples in with insignia circles.

  10. With this body parts a profile of the head/face would be missing. ItΒ΄s difficult i know but you can do something better and more position.
    In the last contest i use a lot of Insignia for that so i think it will be facilitates/ all.(or make all easier)
    Ok the cloths and the hair are a problem but it was only a idea.

  11. The horns are awesome!!! Too bad I’ve got no use for them πŸ™

  12. Here is a rendition of The classic HM 2.5 pose with the new items…

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=77303&d=1304714469

  13. DiCicatriz

    The torso actually fits a lot better with the crouched legs in Body-Male Alternate. The horns are pretty epic too πŸ™‚

  14. Me, Myself & I

    I would venture to say the horns are “Legendary”.

  15. I tried using the new body parts to make a guy swinging from a chain:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=77307&d=1304715209

  16. I’m excited to see anything with a Celtic motif since my flagship character is named Celtica.

  17. Me, Myself & I

    Well Niall Mor (17) why didn’t you say so? Maybe I’ll throw a few more Celtic items at Jeff and see if any of them stick.

  18. McKnight57

    Kinda in the same boat there, was looking for a clover or something for my character. Something to symbolize ridiculous luck.

  19. Jeff: Excellent as always.

    MMI: Cool Celtic imagery. Always need more stuff like that.

  20. Thoughs on AMS’ request to remove the nipples? It’s a fair point about being able to add your own if you really need them.

  21. I agree with McKnight57. It would be a lot easier if we had the other arm and leg. If for no other reason, we could use that as a template to figure out proportions.

    I’m really loving all of the new items we are getting. Keep up the good work everyone!

  22. Jeff, I’ve got a big time bug report. I just clicked on the “Standard Female Load” option and got a decidedly MALE character. What gives?

  23. Niall, that happens to me sometimes too. I think maybe I’m not doing somethingin the timing properly, like the XML file that holds the character data isn’t loading all the way and it’s confusing the program. Or something.

    Until I can get it fixed, you might wait a minute or so and then try again. Sometimes that works.

  24. DiCicatriz, that looks great!

    So the reason I didn’t do the opposite leg and arm are because the ones that are already there are pretty much how I’d be drawing them anyway. Same thing with the forearm — I didn’t break it off from the upper arm because it was basically the same as the existing one.

  25. DiCicatriz

    Also the nipples weren’t really a problem with adding the Top to the 3/4 torso, as nearly all the lines end up as whited out on top of anything masked to it anyway. A few insignias underneath the top layer cleared that up, so either way you’re going to have to use some extra insignia circles.

    Here’s what I mean:
    http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l607/DiCicatriz/HM%20Contests/Test1.png
    Masked, to match up the chest and necklines.

    And after a few well-placed insiginias (color-matched, resized, rotated, etc.) and the sleeves from Tops-MaleFantasyCommon for added effect.
    http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l607/DiCicatriz/HM%20Contests/Test2.png

  26. Me, Myself & I

    McKnight57 (57) have I got an item in mind for you. How about a Cletic pattern clover? I can already picture it.

  27. McKnight57

    MMI, that sounds awesome. Can’t wait to see it.

  28. Hey if anyone has the time id like someone to draw up some good robot hands. something that will go well with the robot body in male standard. If thats alright id love to see it. Thx

  29. Jeff, would it be possible to get segmented versions of the “action” legs, like the crouching and running ones?

  30. @CKnap (30): What do you have in mind? Something open handed? 5/4/3 fingers? This might be a nice challenge. Hands can be notoriously hard to draw right so we’ll see if I can do it.

  31. You guys are awesome. Just awesome. I love the explosion of cool new items! Keep on rockin’.

  32. Yeah i was thinking either open or fisted im not sure its not just for me right w.e everyone likes i guess and at least 4 or 5 fingers, that would b great if u can do it thx

  33. Yay! More new stuff!

    I like the good idea of having a version of the body without nipples. While it’s easy enough for a moderately experienced user to hide them, I’m afraid a new user might get annoyed.

  34. MORE items !?

    Wow!!

    These have been some pretty exciting days. I daily check the site to see if more items have been added, and oh boy, the have πŸ™‚

    Thank you guys !

  35. Yeah now that we can create our own these guy r keepin busy haha
    I tried doin it myself but for some reason i couldnt open it on Adobe illistrator so i just gave up. But if i can be of any other help let me know πŸ™‚

  36. Since no one else seems to have taken the bait yet…

    It’s a pointy-headed Celt with a horny body! (Using as many new items as I could.)
    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/logosgal/Hero%20Machine%20Misc/OrAreYouHappyToSeeMe.png

  37. McKnight57

    With all of this celtic-inspired stuff recently, am I the only one suddenly wanting to learn Gaelic?

    Please note that I’ve been speaking to a lot of Irishmen lately, watched Boondock Saints, creating an Irish superhero and am currently drinking Guinness.

  38. Mmmmmm….Guinness.

  39. Nice. The 3/4 should add a lot of dynamism to poses.

    I imagine the female 3/4 view would be even more versatile than the male. Even if fitting standard tops and pants is a bit of a hassle, knee pad/shoulder pad-based bras are very flexible and skirts hide a multitude of imperfections.

  40. Dionne Jinn

    Is a female version of those 3/4 body parts coming at some point?

  41. logosgal (38): Very nice!

    Dionne Jinn (42): Yes. Soon. That was Sean David Ross’ prize request so it’s coming up next, either this weekend or probably Tuesday at the latest.

  42. Dionne Jinn

    Good to know, Jeff (43) and thanks in advance. I’m looking forward to it as I believe it helps me immensely with that riding pose I struggled with in a Critique day, way back then…

  43. http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2408/peacez.png
    I used not many items for that. Only briefs, sleeves, scarf and a pair shoes.

  44. http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx298/calenore/flame2.png?t=1304782333
    Tried it out! πŸ˜€ Just masking insignias to the body nothing too complex. Also I still want to thank MMI for that great fire tutorial. I’d never be able to do good flames if it wasn’t for him!

  45. Will the female 3/4 turn have nipples too?

    Sorry , couldn’t resist. I guess I’m anti-nipple.

  46. If anyone is looking for some ideas to create new items i have a few ill post up.

    Robotic hand – Something to go with the body we have in male standard (open or closed fist it doesnt matter)

    Judge wig/hair – A long white wig that looks big, you can search it up on google its easy to recognize.

    Werewolf body – A good tall hunched over werewolf like u see in underworld or something with noticable fur on it.

    Wormlike body/companion – I was think almost like a worm or leech body but no mouth something u can add w.e u want too but could be used as a companion if wanted. (search up monster leech (: )

    Insignias – This one is genaric idc what gets made everyone should throw some ideas here. (more spiders, bugs, animals. ect.

    If anyone is interested go ahead and take a shot let me know what you think.

  47. @logosgal (38): I really love the blush effect on the girl’s cheeks! That really sells it.

  48. spidercow2010

    Inspired by ams’ post(#10): May I just suggest that we coin a term here, spread it about and see if it catches on with the rest of the world? I would love to see male nipples referred to henceforth as “schumachers.”

  49. spidercow2010

    Oh, and @logosgal #38: Nice placement of the swordbreaker.

  50. spidercow2010 (50): I second this motion to refer to male nipples as “Schumachers” Who’s with us?

  51. the torso is tricky. i reconmend using a belt shifted to one side to make the legs look like they have shifted to