Suit Up!

Hi all! Marx here, once and future contributing artist, with my first Blog post.

I noticed awhile back that if the hero your are designing is a suit-wearing type of hero, you really only have one choice of suit in HM3. When Jeff offered me the chance to come back and draw for HM3 after a long hiatus, I thought I'd start by expanding the options for the well-dressed hero. Because sometimes you want a picture of Superman, but sometimes you want a picture of Clark Kent.

I started with the existing single-breasted suit jacket and added three more jacket styles that all use the same sleeves as the original. I also added an open jacket and pushed-back open jacket for when you want to reveal a bit more of what's underneath. You can find them all in the Tops > MaleCoats set. (also duplicated for the FemaleCoats set.)

preview pane showing new suit jacket options

The elbow joint seen above in the lower right corner will hopefully make bent arm poses a bit more graceful. In addition, I added two new ties in the Neckwear > Standard set, and a folded pocket handkerchief to the Insignia > Standard set.

Then, just to show off all these new fashion choices, I put together a picture of four not-at-all-copyright-infringing, suit-wearing characters that I like to call "The Billionaire Boys Club."

Four non-copyright infringing characters wearing four different styles of suits.

Hope you all find them useful.

11 Responses to Suit Up!

  1. Hang on, so we’ve got Jeff, blade, madjack all doing new items and now Marx is back with new items too?!

    *Goat Faints*

  2. These look awesome! Thank you very much!

    Would love it if you (or someone) could find the time to look at the wizard robes selection and do something similar with them (eg. more open and closed options, more sleeve options) or more matching leg armor to match with some of the great chest pieces (both Fantasy and Tech) that already exist.

    A guy can dream or maybe learn to draw!

  3. JR19759:
    Hang on, so we’ve got Jeff, blade, madjack all doing new items and now Marx is back with new items too?!

    *Goat Faints*

    Truly, this is the dawning of the long prophesied Golden Age of HeroMachine! Or the apocalypse. I can never keep those two prophecies straight.

  4. Great stuff, Marx, thank you!

  5. Great job !! And kudos for adding female versions as well.

    “The Billionaire Boys Club” lol that one is going to My Favorites folder 🙂

  6. These are fantastic. Just a few days ago, I tried to do a character in a dress uniform and wished there were more suit options. Thanks, Marx.

  7. SynnerSaint:
    These look awesome! Thank you very much!

    Would love it if you (or someone) could find the time to look at the wizard robes selection and do something similar with them (eg. more open and closed options, more sleeve options) or more matching leg armor to match with some of the great chest pieces (both Fantasy and Tech) that already exist.

    A guy can dream or maybe learn to draw!

    Refence pictures?

  8. Nice work on the coats! esp the female versions

  9. Suits ME! 😆 Thanx, Marx.

  10. Magnus Maximus

    Hey Marx, I just looked in the Neckwear > Standard slot, and I can’t find the new ties you put in.

  11. Synner Saint, some specifics would be helpful to narrow it down.

    NEON & Keric, I try to make it a point to do Female versions as soon as I finish the Male.

    Donna F, sorry the timing wasn’t better. Hope I’m not too late!

    Magnus M, they aren’t next to the original tie in the preview pane. You have to scroll all the way right to the last pane (or one pane to the left). You might also have to clear the cache if you had the set open recently before the update.