March 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm #155087
An experimental costume for a character I haven’t really done anything with for a looooooooong time.
Rory McKenzie is the elder statesmen of Scottish superheroes. He was protecting his home of Scotland and the UK as a whole long before other heroes started showing up. He has long since given up the idea of having a secret identity and everyone knows who he is these days. He is widely lauded as one of the most likable heroes around but some wonder if he’s past his prime. Saltire laughs at such questions and often replies that he’s only getting started.March 20, 2019 at 10:29 am #155149
This mysterious woman has taken it upon herself to oppose the church of the Black Cross and their message that meta-humans are evil by their very nature. Savior, the leader of the Black Cross, has branded her a heretic and a dangerous lunatic but the congregation of another church in an area she frequents have labelled her “The Saint” due to her good works around the community.
The Black Cross zealot known as Crucible has become the Saint’s most dangerous enemy and while she may stop short of killing her opponent, he certainly wont rest until she and everyone else who oppose Savior and the Black Cross are dead.March 20, 2019 at 12:40 pm #155151
Loving the work Anarch! By the way I was wondering if you was interested in starting another Superhero RP like the old times ?March 22, 2019 at 7:21 am #155180
Loving the work Anarch! By the way I was wondering if you was interested in starting another Superhero RP like the old times ?
While I’d love to, I just can’t really dedicate the time to a new game right now.March 23, 2019 at 8:59 am #155205
Calvin McCoy gained the nickname Bones in medical school thanks entirely to his surname and his classmates lack of creativity. Calvin graduated at the top of his class but he had somewhat ulterior motives than his fellow students, albeit incredibly altruistic ones. Having been born with the incredible ability to heal others with only a touch, Calvin gained a medical degree entirely as a cover for using his ability to help people without gaining the attention of the world at large which would surely impede his good works. He also had no intention of masquerading as one of those idiot “faith healers” who claimed that God granted them miraculous powers. As a man of science, Calvin saw such people as charlatans and frauds.
Becoming a truly great force for good in the world, Calvin helped a lot of people and slowly started aiding superheroes long before the likes of Trauma and Nightingale began acting as superhero medics. The name Dr Bones became well known within the superhero community as someone who could be relied on to cure your wounds without asking the questions that hospitals would.
The friendly and incredibly charming Bones was a good man, some would say a great man, but even great men can break. When attempting to heal the hero Rime, Bones’ powers seemed to backfire and rather than heal, he sucked the life force from Rime, killing the hero by accident.
Bones was so traumatized by this that something snapped in his mind. To the rest of the world, Rime just seemed to disappear but Bones knew what had really happened. He covered up the heroes death and got away with it. Worse still, he realised that he kind of liked the thrill of doing something so terrible. Before now, the mere thought of doing something so terrible would have repulsed him but he now found that he was fine with killing. He enjoyed it.
Not brave enough to attempt to kill more supers and have a trail lead back to him, Bones began killing normal humans, leaving a trail of bodies, growing more disturbed with every kill. No one seemed to be able to find a cause of death for any of the victims that made any sense but the general consensus was that a meta-human was to blame.
Bones may well have gotten away with his crime spree if one of his victims bodies hadn’t crossed the path of Anansi, a medical examiner in his civilian life. Conducting his own investigation, Anansi managed to track down the killer, confronting Bones and almost losing his own life in the process. Anansi was able to apprehend Bones and Calvin’s identity was revealed.
His old life was over from that point. Not only was he locked away, his friends and family disowned him and his medical licence was revoked. He spent several years in a maximum security prison for meta-humans where he received some much needed therapy. Over time, Calvin started to re-emerge and the insidious Bones faded. Calvin was genuinely repentant for his crimes and several years after his imprisonment, he was assigned to a black ops team of meta-human criminals in an attempt to use their powers for good. Under the leadership of the hero Scarlet, Bones and a number of others (Jett, Aurach etc) actually did some good and helped stop some truly dangerous threats to the world.
It was hoped that Calvin was truly cured of his psychological issues and even after Scarlet’s team was disbanded he showed signs of returning to his old self. Unfortunately, when Nevermore attacked Shaman within the prison, several inmates managed to escape and Calvin was among their number.
Bones reappeared shortly after and seemed as twisted as ever. This time though, he seemed intently focused on Trauma who was himself a healer. Bones seems intent on corrupting the younger man the same way he corrupted himself.
No one is sure what happened to Calvin to make him revert to his evil ways but he has more than a few people trying to find out why and trying to put him back behind bars, Scarlet, Trauma and Anansi are just a few of the heroes who want to put an end to Bones’ reign of terror.March 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm #155244
So I made this guy quite a while back but never really intended to post him. I was just chucking things together to make a random costume with no real idea in mind what I wanted it to look like in the end. I was never really that happy with the end results so I didn’t post it then. I recently came across the image again though and realised that while it’s not perfect, it’s also not terrible so I figured I may as well post it and let you guys decide.
I decided just to name him Random and the working story in my head is that he gains a different super power every 24 hours. I like the concept of that character but not necessarily this costume so if I do anything with him in the future he’ll likely have a different look.
Also, bonus points if anyone can figure out which actor his face is based on.March 25, 2019 at 11:39 am #155255
Irish hero Will o’ the Wisp…Or maybe he’s a villain….I don’t know. I don’t really have any backstory worked out for this one yet.March 26, 2019 at 11:43 am #155274
There are a lot of insect people in the world now. Some of them transformed into winged but still ostensibly human beings. Orlin Zehr was not so lucky. He transformed entirely into an insectoid creature.
Some of them gained the power to shrink. While Orlin definitely shrunk to tiny size. He didn’t seem able to return to human size.
Both of these things made Orlin absolutely furious and so he used the one thing he had up on everyone to take the revenge he thought he was owed for his misfortune. For such a tiny being, Orlin is immensely strong. Stronger than any normal sized man. The tiny bug became a megalomaniac with the biggest case of Napoleon complex anyone has ever seen. He used his strength to bully and intimidate everyone he encountered, including a number of masked heroes, on his path to his grand goal of world domination.
When the media caught wind of this diminutive despot they dubbed him Dust-Mite. This mocking moniker only enraged Orlin even more but he wouldn’t let them get the better of him. He decreed that instead of Dust-Mite, he would be known as Dust-Might!
The fact that these two words sounded exactly the same when spoken aloud seems entirely lost on Orlin and whenever anyone misspells his name he goes into a blinding rage.
Orlin’s plans for global domination haven’y quite succeeded yet but it’s surely only a matter of time before the world trembles before the mighty Dust-Might!March 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm #155276
Loving the gradient of Blue to Black on Will O’s costume. How do you do that? Is it a pattern? Also Dust-Might is cool! Great work again dude!March 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm #155278
Loving the gradient of Blue to Black on Will O’s costume. How do you do that? Is it a pattern? Also Dust-Might is cool! Great work again dude!
It’s actually the middle gradient background shape with 1st colour and line colour reduced to zero and masked to his arms and legs.March 27, 2019 at 11:45 am #155291
When Starborn (at the time known as Starchild) was enlisted into an army of galactic heroes attempting to defend another planet from Magnetar, he fought the tyrant to a standstill but Magnetar is a cruel and petty being and refused to accept defeat. He unleashed a device deep into the planets core, triggering a a countdown to the planets fiery death.
Starchild’s allies managed to evacuate much of the populace but Starchild himself became trapped as he held off Magnetar, preventing him from destroying the fleeing spacecraft.
As his allies fled the dying planet into space, they could only look back in horror as the world exploded.
Starchild died instantly.
…Or so everyone thought.
The universe itself had other plans.
The explosion shattered the ancient gems which gave Starchild his abilities and as the power of the cosmos was set free it enveloped the matter that had once been Akihiro Shigenoi and reformed it, infusing itself into the very atoms of the young human.
That day Aki became Starborn. The chosen warrior of the universe itself. An envoy of eternity, built from the very matter of the cosmos itself but with the human heart and mind that made him a hero in the first place.
Since then, Starborn has continued to aid the entire galaxy against all manner of cosmic threats and has become an interstellar legend of whom stories are told on many worlds.
Aki remains the friendly and likeable young man he has always been but he now has almost unfathomable power at his control and he often has to rain himself in for fear of accidentally destroying entire planets.
He has put his powers to good use though and has been instrumental in protecting several worlds from forces that would utterly destroy them. Most recently he has made a powerful enemy in Gamma Ray. When the insane rogue preserver returned to Earth with plans to destroy Comet and his adopted home, Comet recruited Starborn in a desperate attempt to rid the world of Gamma Ray. Starborn managed to teleport Gamma Ray to a far off corner of the galaxy and trapped him (at least temporarily) on a planet full of raging monsters. As Starborn and Comet escaped, Gamma Ray bellowed that he would find his way back to Earth and make them both pay.
Both Comet and Starborn know that if anyone can escape that world it will be Gamma Ray so they both prepare in their own way. Comet protects Earth should he ever return while Starborn travels the galaxy, keeping a close eye out for any sign of Gamma Ray while also remembering that he isn’t the only threat looking to destroy him.
Magnetar is still lurking somewhere, waiting for an opportunity for revenge.March 28, 2019 at 12:43 pm #155299
Thanks for the tips before Anarchangel. Your “Ramblings” as you put it, did help quite a bit, I have a better grasp on shading than before. One last question. How do you blend the shading well on the character, as I have had a few that the shading doesn’t really seem to blend well on.
Thanks.March 28, 2019 at 4:33 pm #155302
Thanks for the tips before Anarchangel. Your “Ramblings” as you put it, did help quite a bit, I have a better grasp on shading than before. One last question. How do you blend the shading well on the character, as I have had a few that the shading doesn’t really seem to blend well on. Thanks.
It kind of depends on the character and what they’re wearing as shadows can fall in different places on different items. The gradient background can help a lot if you colour it darker and place it in the right spots.
A couple of tricks I’ve learned though. The gradient background can be a pain in the butt when it crosses over lines in a character as it can look quite messy but if you’re shading a shirt for instance and you put the gradient on then layer another shirt over the top but reduce the colour alphas to zero to make it transparent while keeping the line colour as it is, it looks a lot better. This can work on most items but does occasionally make the lines look thicker so it’s not perfect.
Also, if you look at the shadows under the chins of my characters, that’s just another head with the alphas reduced and changed to a nice shadow colour then masked to the body or clothes or whatever. It’s a different way of making shadows and can be used in different places but it can be tricky.March 29, 2019 at 2:40 pm #155315
New character! Plus bonus sexy short shorts costume because why not!
Tsunami is a specialist water rescue hero based primarily around the gulf of Mexico but he can occasionally be found lending a hand in other parts of the world when his services are needed.
Having never really bothered with wearing a mask, his civilian identity has never really been a secret so his identity as Theodore Chung is fairly well known to the public and he has managed to build up quite a sizable fan base despite a fairly short career.
There is a secret that Tsunami is keeping from everyone though. The fact that he is actually half alien. Teddy’s birth father was from a race of aliens who are able to control water. This is how Tsunami gained his powers. Though Earth has had a number of encounters with aliens over the years, many of which have been friendly, anti-alien sentiment is strong these days after the Preserver invasion. It’s hard enough being half Asian in Texas, never mind half alien.
Regardless of his heritage, alien or human, Tsunami will always do his best to help as many people as he can.April 1, 2019 at 7:55 am #155381
Sorry for asking so many questions but I was just wondering how do you start a thread to put all of your heroes in?
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