Open Critique Day #H13

Here it is, time again for OCD. Let us see what you have been working on, and we will be happy to give you our opinions.

12 Responses to Open Critique Day #H13

  1. Nick Hentschel

    Keric: http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/Special%20cases%20Source%20material/onepiece_zps0419a01a.png

    Keric:
    These are art for art sake!
    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/Special%20cases%20Source%20material/art_zpsfda7acff.png

    and
    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/Special%20cases%20Source%20material/onepiece_zps0419a01a.png
    comments welcome on both/ either piece(s)

    The first one actually looks like something I’ve been working on: someone told me what my “aura” looked like, and I tried to use HM3 to make a coherent picture! As I think we’ve both discovered, it’s not as easy as it sounds. A wider variety of colors will help this along a bit, as well as all the subtle lighting & fading tricks you can come up with.

    The second pic is certainly an inventive use of components! What both images need is something that *I* need to improve on, too: “smoothing out” through the adept use of masking, shades of color, and as said above, lighting.

    Keep it up!

  2. I would like to throw up CUPID for critique. I’m always concerned about proportions. So give me both barrels and blow me away with your critiques.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/ams/2013/02/CUPID.PNG

    Cheers!

  3. We are no longer allowing characters that are based on copyrighted material. We had to stop it in the forums because people were pushing the limits. It will be stopped in the blog also. Jeff can not afford a lawsuit, and I know that Kaldath and I can not afford one either. You can no longer post characters in OCD that are of a copyrighted race. Fantasy, mythical, and folk lore races (except for a few Tolkin races) are not copyrighted. Star Wars, Star Trek, and others like them, are copyrighted. So for now on do not say that the character you designed is from one of those races and/or job class (Jedi for example). Please think before you post. I will delete post that do not follow the rules.

  4. Nick Hentschel

    Hammerknight:
    We are no longer allowing characters that are based on copyrighted material. We had to stop it in the forums because people were pushing the limits. It will be stopped in the blog also. Jeff can not afford a lawsuit, and I know that Kaldath and I can not afford one either. You can no longer post characters in OCD that are of a copyrighted race. Fantasy, mythical, and folk lore races (except for a few Tolkin races) are not copyrighted. Star Wars, Star Trek, and others like them, are copyrighted. So for now on do not say that the character you designed is from one of those races and/or job class (Jedi for example). Please think before you post. I will delete post that do not follow the rules.

    I would have liked to know this BEFOREHAND, thank you very much: I spent a lot of time on both those drawings AND on the post. It also would have been kinder to contact me personally, before scolding me in front of everyone, and deleting my posts without warning. Lastly, if you don’t want people to post characters from “copyrighted” material, the components necessary to do so should not be included in the game, making this complaint highly illogical.

    My feelings are very much hurt by your poor handling of this matter, and I will now think twice before posting anything here again.

  5. ams:
    I would like to throw up CUPID for critique.I’m always concerned about proportions. So give me both barrels and blow me away with your critiques.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/ams/2013/02/CUPID.PNG

    Cheers!

    I got nothing but praise. If I didn’t know any better, I’d have guessed that bow was in the program just like that. The fact that it isn’t and you got it to curve just perfectly is awesome. Proportions, for me are right so, nothing to change there….
    There is one small thing…. her face doesn’t feel quite as feminine as I would want a “female” cupid to be… I stress that his is me…. If it feels right for you it is your art.

    Cheers

  6. @ams: Also, I played with the program to figure out what you did to the bow, and I’m totally stealing that technique the next time I do an archer. ;)

  7. Thanks, Worf! And steal away, I stole it from Zyp when he was around.

  8. Nick Hentschel: I would have liked to know this BEFOREHAND, thank you very much: I spent a lot of time on both those drawings AND on the post.It also would have been kinder to contact me personally, before scolding me in front of everyone, and deleting my posts without warning.Lastly, if you don’t want people to post characters from “copyrighted” material, the components necessary to do so should not be included in the game, making this complaint highly illogical.

    My feelings are very much hurt by your poor handling of this matter, and I will now think twice before posting anything here again.

    I am sorry for hurting your feeling but this has been a rule for a very long time. I was aware of the copyright rule when I started with HM over four years ago. The rules have been posted repeatedly. I did not scold you in front of everyone, no one was aware of your post until you made your comment. I did not say any names. And as for the parts being there to use, no one made you put them together and say that it was a copyrighted character. This is a topic that has been touched on many times. I have the right to delete a post if I feel that it is not allowed here, or if I feel that it can cause trouble for HM(Jeff), or if I feel that it is not appropriate for everyone to view. HM is a great tool to use and I do not want it to be taken away from us because simple rules can not be followed. You post some great characters and it would be bad for you to no longer post your art here, but I have to think about every one that uses HM.

  9. I would like to Clarify the Rule on the Copyright issue. No Copyrighted “Characters” are allowed period. No Luke Skywalkers, No Batmans, etc. Copyrighted settings are also banned with the except that these setting have “Official” Role-Playing Games released by the copyright holders or by someone who has licensed the series from said holder. In this event so long as it is plain mentioned somewhere in the post that this is a Player Character or Game Master created NPC ( no official npcs that have been published in the game books ) from one of those games we will allow it.

  10. Nick Hentschel

    Kaldath:
    I would like to Clarify the Rule on the Copyright issue. No Copyrighted “Characters” are allowed period. No Luke Skywalkers, No Batmans, etc. Copyrighted settings are also banned with the except that these setting have “Official” Role-Playing Games released by the copyright holders or by someone who has licensed the series from said holder. In this event so long as it is plain mentioned somewhere in the post that this is a Player Character or Game Master created NPC ( no official npcs that have been published in the game books ) from one of those games we will allow it.

    Thank you, Kaldath. If it weren’t for that little clarification, I’d ask HM to delete my entire thread right now, just so that people can go on and enjoy OCD. For with all the other problems I’ve had today, I no longer have the energy to argue anymore, and would spare everyone else the trouble.

  11. Nick Hentschel: Thank you, Kaldath.

    You are Welcome. I do want to stress something, not just for you but for everyone reading this. While as I have said Copyright Role-Playing Game Material are allowed for your HM Creations with the mention of it being a character from that game that mention is mandatory. if I see for example a Wookie posted here or on the forum and I do not see something along the lines of “This is my Star Wars RPG Character” written in the same post along with the image I will delete it.