Power User Profile: Asder

Our Power User to profile this week is the winner of Character Design Contest 49 (Scorpio) and the producer of consistently outstanding work: Asder! I love how many of our active and awesome users come from outside of the U.S., that’s truly amazing to me, and I’m profoundly grateful that you all struggle through a foreign language to not only create, but participate. Thank you!

  1. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Asder on HM community and Asder0072 on deviantart and photobucket.
  2. A photo (or drawing) of you in “real life”:
  3. Real name: Enmanuel Payano
  4. Real city/state/country: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  5. Real job: I´m a med student
  6. Real age: 19
  7. Gender: Male
  8. Relationship status (married, single, in a long-term relationship, dating someone, “it’s complicated”, etc): In a long term relationship since I was 15 with my best friend Lisa.


  9. Online archive of your creations: The HM forums, Photobucket and deviantart.
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you’ve created:




    (Click to embiggen any of these.)

  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Dark Knight. But I really want my favorite movie to be the ¨Dark knight Rises¨
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: I don´t know is those are considered ¨books¨, but pretty much everything Alan Moore has ever written.
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: South Park
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character if any: The Joker
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you’d choose: I don´t know if I call it super heroic power, because I would totally be considered a villain, but I’d love to be the space time master(something like Hiro Nakamura from Heroes), and also move through alternate dimensions

  16. In your leisure time you like to: Go out with my friends, play with my dogs and my mother playing loud hard rock music inside the house and HeroMachine obviously

  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): Basically attention to details. Also cool poses, original characters.
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): None given.
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution. Take your time, and develop your own style, but never be afraid of changing and take suggestions and ask for help. When you lack of inspiration, stop and take a break to refresh your mind, or your image is going to look like you just wanted to get it over.
  20. Any personal message you’d like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Once my crazy uncle told me ¨If you have to eat $h!+ for a living, do it the best you can, and be the best at it¨. If you are a geek say it loud and proud.

17 Responses to Power User Profile: Asder

  1. Congrats on the profile, Asder! Considering their length and story quality, Moore’s books are some of the only ones I don’t mind people calling graphic novels, so you’re definately within your rights to call them your favorite books. Also, amazing pictures; I just can’t compete with these poses!

  2. Dammit i forgot the turn offs, but there is only one thing that i really hate, and is lack of dedication and passion on the images.

    And thanks for the words Gero.

  3. Congrats! and thank you for continuing to break the goatee stereotype!

  4. Gratulation, i like your style.

  5. Congrats Asder! I really like your poses and use of shading. Keep up the awesome work!

  6. Congrats, Asder. I’ve really liked your work, but your series of Shinto Gods has been outstanding. Well deserved.

  7. Congratulation!

  8. Thanks to everyone for the compliments and other stuff.

  9. felicidades ASDER tudibujos son muy geniales saludos

  10. Congratulations, Asder! Those are some excellent movies. And I totally agree with you about Hiro Nakamura. He is awesome. And always so chipper! I really like your characters, too. They have sort of this ethereal quality about them. Keep up the great work, bud!

  11. Welcome to the Club Asder!

  12. Nice to see you here Asder in the PUP. When i first see your picture i think too bright for me, but now i usually use the brighter line colours. You make awesome works. I like your shading works. Keep on Going.

  13. Congrats Asder! I’ve always found your pictures to be amazing and it’s great to see you get power user status.

  14. I like the consistent look your Shinto gods. The poses are regal. Anyone ready to step up to “advanced” HM’ing should study your designs. I do!

  15. Awesome stuff! You have your own unique style when using HeroMachine that always delivres dynamic pics! Cheers & congrats!

  16. Thanks everyone for your words

  17. Congratulations, Asder! Your style is another great flavor of the Hero Machinist world.