Hey guys, JR here. I don't know if you guys remember but last year and in 2011 (don't know what happened to 2012) Hammerknight and Atomic Punk did Heromachine Creators Club posters, which you can check out here- http://www.heromachine.com/2011/06/02/2011-heromachine-creators-club-wanted-poster/ (2011) and here- http://www.heromachine.com/2013/05/02/creators-club-poster-2013/ (2013). Now, it would be nice if this became an annual thing, so I'm going to be doing it this year.
Now, the theme for this year is MiB ('Machiners in Black). Now Marx has recently provided everyone with a fine selection of suits, so there can be no excuses for sloppy dressing. Just make a self portrait (either realistic or idealised, it doesn't matter) of yourself in a black suit (sunglasses and other accessories optional) or a black dress if you're female and don't want to be wearing a suit. You don't have to do anything fancy, basic forward facing pose without any zypping will do fine, but I must insist on no backgrounds. When you are finished email your entry to me as a PNG transparent file WITH A TEXT FILE (preferably as a word document, don't paste the text into the email) so I can resize characters for consistency. Send your entries to me at email@example.com. Please make sure you title the email something applicable like Creators Club or Machiners In Black, because if I get a (No Subject) email from an email address I don't recognise, it's going straight into my spam folder and you won't get to be on the poster.
Only one entry per person and please try to limit the number of revisions you do, because it's more than likely I'll just use the first one you send me. Please name your file as [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you e-mail it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png. He would save the Text as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.txt.
I will be accepting submissions from today through to Feb 5th and I'll reveal the final poster sometime in February. This event is open to everyone in the community, you don't have to be especially prolific or be a power user or anything, just being a part of the heromachine community is enough.
And finally, remember this is not a contest, it's just a bit of fun to showcase the community and its members, so have fun with it.
I did one in 2010 also. I really don’t know what happen in 2012. I know there are a lot of creators out there, so lets try to make 2014’s poster have the most creators on it.
I’m guessing by the mention of dresses that you are looking for full-body pictures rather than upper body only, but I thought I’d ask to be sure?
Yes, at the moment. If I do change my mind then I’ll be able to re-export everyones if I have the text files.
Can I do this with colored lines, or should I do plain black lines for this?
@Linea24- I don’t mind. Everyone who’s sent me something so far has done black lines, but I don’t see a problem with doing coloured lines.
Great idea JR! And thanks for the shout out. My submission is on the way.
You said no zypping would be fine. Does that mean no zypping, or we don’t have to zyp, but we can?
You can zyp, but it would be preferable if it’s kept to a minimum (others have done some but not too much).