Category Archives: Power User Profiles

Power User Profiles: Jeimuzu

Well, guess what’s back. Yup, I’m going to bring back the Power User Profiles for at least this week because there was a certain creator that I just had to cover. One of my favourite creators, his style is simply brilliant, with quirky and unique poses and some truly amazing costumes (I’m running out of superlatives here). So, ladies and gentlemen please give a big hand to Jeimuzu.

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Power User Profiles: Linea24

This week’s Power User hasn’t been a part of the forums for a hugely long time, but she’s definitely made an impact whilst she’s been there (considering that when I ask who should get profiled I can always count on someone suggesting her). Also it’s nice to have another Digimon fan around, but I digress. Creator of many colourful cats and a stunning spaceship that came 2nd in last weeks CDC poll, please give a big hand for Linea24.

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Power User Profiles: Vengeance

I’ll be honest, I didn’t originally consider this week’s nominee when I first brought back the PUP’s on the basis that I thought he’d already done one. He’s got to have gone the longest between being nominated and actually getting to do a profile, having been nominated way back on the first ever PUP. Like all the best ‘machiners, he has an easily identifiable style that means you can tell whose work it is just by looking and his costume designs are always very well thought out and visually interesting. So, here you go Vengeance, this one is long over-due.

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Power User Profiles: Alexander Of Limbo

This weeks Power User is a brilliant creator (just look at the creations he’s nominated as his favourites) and pretty much a mainstay on the forums. Ladies and Gentlemen, please give it up for Alexander Of Limbo

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Power User Profiles: Cantdraw

This weeks Power User has got one of the best shading styles I’ve seen. Some of his costume designs have been a bit, ummm, risky, but I can’t think of anything he’s done that I haven’t thought, that’s a pretty damn good design. He might not be able to draw, but he sure can heromachine. Give it up for Cantdraw.

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Power User Profiles: DC-Lover

This weeks power user has got to be the most prolific writer on the forums. I can think of at least 4 stories he’s uploaded to the writers room, all of which are awesome, plus he’s currently working alongside Atomic Punk on another epic story. So ladies and gentlemen please welcome; DC-Lover.

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Power User Profiles: Delirious Al

Back when I first brought back the PUPs, I went through all of the old PUPs to try and see if any of my choices had already been done. Much to my amazement, this weeks Power User had not been done, even though I was sure he had. Maybe he was just too obvious a choice, but either way he is a definite Power User, an excellent creator who specialises in being off the wall in both his creations and, as you will soon see, his comments. So everyone give a big hand for; Delirious Al.

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Power User Profiles: FRM

One of the highest posters on the forums (although I think he may have fallen behind a bit recently), it gives me great pleasure to welcome this week’s Power User; FRM Continue reading

Power User Profile – JR19759

When I joined Heromachine and started perusing the forum pages, JR’s was one of the first I landed on. Since that time I have been a regular visitor watching this amazing young man’s work evolve into the glorious work he is creating today. His singular, angular style, mastery of colour, and the complexity in his detail and shading makes him one of the most original creators on Heromachine . When I read his profile, the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that he is only 20 years old, and while I am impressed with his brilliant artwork and concepts, I must also make mention of the thoughtful and insightful comments and critiques he posts as part of his regular Blog contributions. Congratulations JR…this is long overdue.

Online name used in HeroMachine environs: JR19759

What is the secret origin of that name: JR comes from a name I use for music making (‘cause it sounds better than my real name), the numbers are just random.

A photo (or drawing) of you in “real life”:


Real name: James Wickenden

Real city/state/country: Half the year in a village outside Brighton (on the south coast), the other half in Stafford, both in the U.K

Real job: I’m a student.

Real age: 20

Gender: Male (last time I checked)

Relationship status (married, single, in a long-term relationship, dating someone, “it’s complicated”, etc): Single a.t.m

Online archive of your creations: All the best are here-

A lot of others are here-

The best piece of HeroMachine art you’ve created: That’s a hard one, but I’ll go for this lot.


Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: Toss up between “Paul”, “The Avengers” or “The Dark Knight”

Favorite all-time geeky book if any: “Doctor Who: A History Of The Universe In 100 Objects”, “DC Comics: Year By Year” or “Marvel Chronicle” if we’re talking proper books. If we’re talking graphic novels then “The Sandman- Preludes & Nocturnes”

Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: Doctor Who or Red Dwarf (I have a hard time deciding on these things, it changes every week)

Favorite all-time comic book character if any: Spidey or Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern (although I have a massive crush on Death from Sandman)

If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you’d choose: Shape shifting.

In your leisure time you like to: Play music, write/ read comics, be a moderator on the forums.

Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): Well thought out costumes/ visuals.

Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): An overcrowded color palette. You can do so much with just three colours, all of the best costumes use four, tops.

Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: When trying to figure out your own style, look around at others work and don’t be afraid to borrow ideas (it’s called being inspired by someone) or ask them how they did certain things. You might start out badly or ripping someone off but you’ll get there eventually.

Any personal message you’d like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Don’t let anyone try to tell you who you should or shouldn’t be and don’t be afraid to be yourself. It may be cliché but it’s true.


Power User Profiles: prswirve

With Heromachine, some creators are great pose makers, some are great shaders and some do great costumes. This weeks Power User can easily fit into all these categories. So, please give a big hand for; prswirve.

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