So, two days ago, this new guy starts a thread on the forums, begins filling it up with work that literally causes peoples minds to be blown. I mean, some of the effects he’s doing with heromachine I’ve only ever seen done in photoshop and the like. Then, today he posts this;
Do I really need to give any further explanation as to why I’m doing a Character Of The Week post for this? Just go and check out the rest of his work here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/valyndrils-heroes/#p42381. He hasn’t uploaded much yet, but what he has uploaded is spectacular.
On my first addition of Kaldath’s Corner I brought to your attention the Kawii Metal Band and Dance group Babymetal. Well I am writing about them again because I just learned that they are going on a world tour! I do not know how many of you actually liked their music when I shared them with you a few weeks ago, however if I did happen to create any Babymetal fans with my last post I wanted to let you know about this. I do not see any US dates as of yet, however If Babymetal plays anywhere in the New Jersey / New York area you better believe I am buying some tickets!
Greeting everyone, I have decided to try something a little new here on the HeroMachine blog and have started what I am calling “Kaldath’s Corner”. In these posts I am just going to be discussing things that I “Kaldath” like, be it music, books, movies, TV shows, what have you! The catch with this is it will not be a schedules weekly feature and instead will be posted when something catches mt attention enough that I want to talk about it. Hopefully with this loose format and posting schedule I will not get burned out on it and you the reader won’t get too bored with the contest! So let’s get started!
To kick off this first ever Kaldath’s Corner I present to you all …………. BABYMETAL!!
BabyMetal – Gimme Chocolate (YouTube)
A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and I thought it funny enough to share with the community here! So everyone get your nerd/geek on!!!
I know I don’t do Character Of The Week as a regular blog post anymore but I thought I might as well bring it back as a one off because I feel that this picture is in need of being singled out for sheer awesomeness.
Now, Cadruth has been doing a lot of truly amazing stuff recently (if you haven’t checked out the forum thread Candruth’s Characters :3 you’ve really been missing out), but I think this one takes the biscuit, if not the entire cookie jar. And if I had to single out one reason and one reason alone (which is quite hard actually), it would be the shading. The use of colour here to accentuate and add depth is truly superb, especially on the wings and on the neck. And whilst we’re on the neck, I have to applaud Candruth’s posing here. It is fairly difficult to do a raised head in Heromachine, mostly because the join between the chin and the neck is quite hard to get right, but it is pulled of brilliantly here and the use of shading just add to this. I also have to make mention of the colour usage here. We’ll start of with the colour usage in the shading, because I haven’t gone on about the shading enough yet, but it’s nice to see shadowing without using black (especially as someone who uses that technique exclusively) it adds much more vibrancy to the picture and allows the highlighting to make the subject shine. Then we have the contrast between foreground and background. Whilst I do think there could have been more done to the background (maybe loosing the outlines around and adding some shading to the clouds, as they look quite flat currently, also maybe a few more stars would make it more visually pleasing) but the overall sunrise/ sunset (I think it’s more likely meant to be sunrise going by the colours) effect is very nice and it contrasts well against the main foreground colours, the light creamy gold of the wings against the slate grey is especially effective. Overall a very impressive composition.
I’m sorry, I know it’s Jeff’s thing, doing a random character of the day, but I just came across this in the forums and it needs to be given this sort of fanfare.
You can check out the rest of Therianthrope’s gallery here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/therianthropes-characters/
Here is a clip DC comics released on Youtube from soon to be released “Justice League: War” Animated Movie :
I most say even though it was a very short clip, I think they went with an interesting take on Wonder Woman, though I am not sure I like the costume design they went with here.