The client wishes to remain anonymous, but the illustration was for two of the main characters to be fighting off invading card soldiers from Wonderland:
I think I forgot to post this one a few weeks back when I was finished with it, but “Arrow Wolf” is a character by Brad Carter. Here’s the HeroMachine 3 version he sent me:
The description I got was:
Arrow-Wolf is an archer and a swordsman his costume is a mix between indian and a knight his companion is Jackle the legendary black wolf id like him to be in the pic to if that’s extra money no problem I want the costume for arrow-wolf to be somewhat diff I had an idea of his hood being made out of a wolf’s hide his eyes would be looking out of where the wolf’s eyes would be and he wears warpaint … arrow wolf is about 5’11 200lbs of muscle kinda athletic built I told you about the hood I wanted for him but im not sure if its gonna look right or not so we can play witht he idea though he has arrows and small throwing knives he uses as his gadgets …
We did a bit of back and forth on the design and ultimately we ended up with this illustration:
Remember, you can order your own custom color character illustration here, it’s just $50 for one figure.
Another commissioned piece for Brad Carter, his arch-villain Demora. Here’s the original HM3 version:
And here’s the final piece:
If you like it, please let Brad know in the comments. And if you want your own commissioned piece of artwork, you can find out more here!
The man who introduced my wife and I seventeen years ago, our good friend JJ Baskin, has just been diagnosed with brain cancer. He’s a wonderful man, an incredible father, and a fantastic husband. He and his family are concentrating on staying positive and focusing on the fight with an eye to a long and happy future, so I want to help bring them a little lightness in this dark time.
So I’ve added a drawing of JJ to the “Head-Winners” set of HeroMachine 3 items (because one thing he definitely is, is a winner!):
Your challenge is to create a character featuring JJ’s likeness somewhere (presumably on the end of the neck where it would normally go, but I know you all well enough to know by now that “normal” doesn’t necessarily apply!). He loves to laugh, always with a joke at the ready and a kind or sarcastic word as the occasion permits, so feel free to go for humor if you like. Or sci-fi, fantasy, modern warrior, whatever you like. He’s got a great group of supporters who are called “JJ’s Fight Club”:
one week (until Saturday, May 3) two weeks (until Saturday, May 10) to submit your entry, and normal contest rules apply.
I’ll select a winner, who will receive their choice of a free custom color illustration by me; a custom item to go in any HM3 slot; or their likeness to join JJ’s in the Winners set. I’ll also post some or all of the entries to JJ’s Facebook wall by way of encouragement, I think he’ll get a kick out of them.
Thanks in advance for your positive energy, your creativity, and for the happiness seeing all of your entries will hopefully bring JJ and his family!
Mighty God King has ranked all 32 Marvel movies released since 1998 and while I haven’t seen all of the entries, I think he has the others in about the right order. I just saw “Winter Soldier” a couple of nights ago and I am still pumped up about it. Usually I think of “Iron Man” as the top film, but he has a point about the closing act being fairly weak, particularly after seeing the Winter Soldier fight scenes.
How about you, where would you rank them?
When I was a kid, the only super-hero action you could get was on Saturday mornings, and then only from the classic “Super Friends” cartoon. Looking back, I realize it was a pretty bad show, but as I said it was the only game in town. So I watched the living daylights out of it.
All these years later, I only remember two things, both thanks to Aquaman:
- When crossing the street, look left, right, then left again.
- If you get something stuck in your eye, pull the upper lid out and down on top of the lower lid. You’ll tear up and wash out the obstruction.
So there you have it. He might have been terrible at fighting super-villains, but he could teach the heck out of child safety. Thanks, Aquaman!