October 22, 2012 at 9:55 am #12771
Anyway, as I’ve mentioned my Armageddon Storyline thing, might as well put up my favourite 5 pictures that I made as covers for the main story. I’ll hopefully put the whole story up in the Writers Room, once I’ve finished it.
I made a few little mistakes here, forgetting to make insignias transparent after masking stuff to them, but over all I think it’s probably my second favourite.
Apologies for any offence caused by this one, I know it is a tad graphic. It also happens to be my favourite out of the 20 covers I’ve done for this story. It took me quite a few hours to do.
This one seems to be the most popular in terms of views on my deviantart page, and in terms of time taken this was the hardest one to do trying to do the backwards facing kneeling pose. I extend my thanks to MartianBlue for putting up the seated pose on the ugo forums. It saved me an unknowable amount of time. Same goes for AMS and SeanDavidRoss throughout the entire set.
Once again, the screw up rears it’s ugly head. I did the foreground characters separately from the background with this one, simply due to other things going on. The more eagle-eyed of you will probably have noticed that Gabriel’s wing gets cut off slightly short of the edge of the image at the top. I thought I had aligned it properly, but alas no. Still, good scene.
So Many Wings! Trying to get them to work with the seated pose was a headache, making sure that they weren’t cut off by the throne arms and stuff like that. And the dreaded back pose. Much easier with a bald guy, you don’t have to worry about what the hair is doing, but then you get the weird bit were the head meets the neck.
Hope you like them. If you want to check out the rest (there are some proper dodgy ones there) and what I have done of the story go to my deviantart page. Same name as here.October 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm #12796
Resurrection Man (Yes, I have been told that DC have a character who goes by that name, but I wasn’t aware of that when I designed him)
Don’t know if he should be a hero or a villain, he’s probably neither. His powers are a bit self explanatory really. He can bring people back to life. Their condition depends on Resurrection Man’s mood and whether or not they were at peace. If the resurrected was not at peace, they will be brought back in their current corpse like state. However, if they were at peace, they will be resurrected as they were in life. Resurrection Man can bring back people either permanently (i.e. for the rest of their life-time) or for as long as he wants them. It is unknown if his powers extend to self resurrection.
(It’s behind the real skull in the full body shot)
And someone who has very similar powers
The Black Skull is one of the avatars of destruction created from the fear and rage of a dying universe. He is not a normal being, he is immortal in the fact that he has never actually been alive. He can control the dead and he draws power from negative emotions, especially fear, despair and rage. His ultimate goal is to wipe out all life and return the universe to nothing.October 23, 2012 at 8:03 am #12834
Demon Girl Villain: Oni
A half Japanese student at Lake City University who hides a dark secret. An ancient sorcerer once cursed her ancestors whilst they still lived in Japan and now, whenever she starts to get anxious or angry, Tania transforms into a giant red oni (Japanese Ogre). She studies Japanese folklore and literature, hoping to come across some way of reversing the curse. However, her time at Lake City has not passed without incident. She once lost control in the University library and Demon-girl had to step in and stop her, nearly blowing both of their covers and getting them arrested. Luckily, thanks to Azaria, Tania now has a much better grip on the monster within.October 23, 2012 at 11:28 am #12839
The Atlantean Villain: The Deep Ones
A race of evolved fish men who live in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, unexplored by surface humans. They reserve a special hatred for Atlanteans, who have been responsible for their retreat to the deep. Their evolution was accelerated by Dagon after the Atlanteans drove him away, and they worship him as a god.October 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm #12842
The Atlantean Villain: Dagon
One of the first beings of this universe, Dagon possesses huge power. Such is his affinity for magic, many wonder if he is infact one of the mysterious Elder, beings from before the universe. He was sealed away at the bottom of the ocean by the Sun Lord Arya for trying to release the Spectre from his prison at the centre of the Earth. During his imprisonment he manipulated the inhabitants of the sunken city Atlantis, merging them with fish, creating beings to represent his idea of perfection. However, his creations rebelled against his rule, forcing him into the darkest heart of the ocean, where he plots his revenge amongst his new slaves, the Deep Ones.October 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm #12848
The Atlantean Villain: King Neptunatus
The king of Atlantis, with ambitions at becoming ruler of the surface world as well. Neptunatus is an absolute ruler who banishes or imprisons anyone who questions or disobeys him, including his own daughter. When Hydroceles (The Atlantean) sabotaged his invasion of the surface world, Neptunatus issue an execution order against him, meaning Hydroceles can never return to his home.October 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm #12849
they are kick a$$!love this set!October 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm #12850
thanks Scatman, glad you like themOctober 24, 2012 at 9:43 am #12880
My entry into Blue Blazers contest
QuestOctober 25, 2012 at 12:23 am #12899
I absolutely love Dagon and the Deep One! Truly lovecraftian-looking!October 25, 2012 at 1:59 am #12909
That’s the idea. The writing down Dagon’s breechcloth does say Cthulu.October 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm #12961
Great set of characters.October 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm #12962
Numerous Random Characters
Set 1- Question and Answer, God Man, Mr Mass
Question and Answer- A secretive detective duo who deal with the seedier side of crime fighting. They are known for their brutal methods of extracting information from suspects and their ring of unwilling informants. You know you are in trouble if Question opens his briefcase.
God Man- An eminent physicist working on an experiment to find the Higgs-Boson particle, who was caught in an accidental explosion in the Large Hadron Collider. However, instead of killing him and possibly wiping out the earth, all of the energy was absorbed into the scientists body, giving him omnipotent powers close to those of a theoretical god. Due to these powers, he became very cold and distant, unable to relate to normal humans and knowing that if he ever did become attached to anyone, his actions could lead to the destruction of the universe.
Mr. Mass- A scientist studying sub-atomic and nano technology. Injecting himself with experimental nanites, he became able to control his density and size, able to grow to the size and weight of a skyscraper or shrink to the size of an electron.
Set 2- Animal, Cane, Wyvern
Animal: In the tradition of Tarzan and Ka-Zar, Zachary Pearson was lost in the jungle as a baby and raised by wild animals. However, years later, his mutate powers started to surface, as he was discovered by a group of scientific researchers and taken back to civilisation to be studied. The question is, how will Animal take to the human world.
Cane: Enigmatic and mute, Cane is a powerful magical practitioner, using sign language to perform his incantations and tricks. Beware though, because it isn’t just ribbons that can fly from the end of his legendary cane.
Wyvern: Once a respected zoologist, Cassandra Combs fell from favour due to some of her more ‘far out’ theories about mythological creatures having actually existed. However, on a journey to Greece, hunting Chimeras, she came across a dying Wyvern. The Wyvern, sensing Cassandra’s good heart, bestowed upon her it’s power, transforming her into the high flying, fire breathing super heroine Wyvern.
Set 3- Ghost, Warp, Ionic Man
Ghost: Two spirits in one body, two friends were accidentally cursed after messing with occult powers. One friend disappeared and his spirit inhabited the others body, co-exsiting within the same body. However, the disembodied spirit is able to leave his hosts body for short periods of time and inhabit others. They used this to their advantage when the bank they worked at was held up by a gang. Now they use their power to aid other heroes, gathering intelligence and aiding them in fights.
Warp: Born many centuries into the future, Ilaria Carroll was a celebrated test pilot for the United Galactic Spacefighter Squadron. However, when one of the prototypes she was test flying malfunctioned and spiralled into a warp star, she was believed dead. This was not the case though. They power of the collision had created a wormhole, compressing Ilaira and the warp star into a singularity and forcing them back in time. Amazingly, Ilaria survived and discovered she had been bonded with the warp star, giving her incredible abilities, such as matter manipulation and the ability to survive in the vacuum of space indefinitely. Finding her way to Earth she discovered the magnitude of her predicament when the stress of time travel caused her to explode in downtown Metro City, killing hundreds of people. She now has to adjust to life in the past and keep her emotions under control, for fear of hurting any innocents.
Ionic Man: A brilliant physicist, Marcus Hawkins was employed on a top secret project creating a new kind of radiation weapon. When an industrial spy sabotaged the weapon, Hawkins was trapped in the laboratory alone, locked in by the security system. When the radiation flooded the room, his body was mutated, allowing him to channel any kind of radiation through his body and see in inferred and with x-ray vision. However, the radiation also affected his mind, driving him insane.
Set 4- The Traveller, Hyper-Girl, Theodric The Wise
The Traveller- A mystic who uses a device called a Time Turner to travel backwards and forwards in time. It is unknown what era he originated from but it appears that his constant time travelling has had an effect on him. Due to exposure to the fabric of time and space its self, he ages ten times slower than an ordinary human, and because of this he has become very distant, afraid to become attached to anyone.
Hyper-Girl- An alternate version of Amazon/Goliath Girl from an alternate reality. The niece of her reality’s Walt Oliver, she helped her uncle battle evil as Hyper-Man and Hyper-Girl until their arch enemy Matt Lannock caused a rift in space to open, transporting the three of them to three different realities.
Theodric The Wise- An ancient wizard who once taught Mage, on his deathbed Theodric was visited by a mystic force, which bestowed upon him the Irian Amulet. Withbthe amulet in his possession, his power increased twenty fold, making him one of the most powerful magical practitioners in history. He is now immortal and capable of second sight.
No teams or anything here, just random heroes with a Justice Guard villain thrown in for good measure. Hope you like them.October 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm #12963October 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm #12976
Wow, these last sets are amazing, with Warp and the Traveler being my personal favorites.
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