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    TheSoupster
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    Hey Folks!

    I’m what you might call new around these parts, although I have been hanging around as a guest for a fair while. Anyway, I decided to take the plunge, mostly to show you some of the characters I’ve been creating for a story that’s knocking about in my head. It helps to have a visual reference! Essentially it’s a super hero story, so most of the characters will have powers. I’ll try not to divulge too much information, but critique on both the artwork and the character ideas would be great!

    So… First things first. One of the main characters, Jenny. 19 year old student, completely transparent skin. Quite a shock when she started turning! Thankfully, her power is pigment manipulation, allowing her to change her skin colour with remarkably precise resolution. Brings new meaning to the words ‘temporary tattoo’! This is her in her default state. What do you think?

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    #14523
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    Harlekin
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    Welcome to the forum. Nice start.

    Very good idea.

    #14528
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    Scatman
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    very cool man!keep em ‘ comin’ and welcome!

    #14532
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    Hammerknight
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    Cool character, welcome to the forums. Have a great stay.

    #14533
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    Alexander of Limbo
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    Possibly one of the grosest powers I’ve seen, but with really cool possibilities, she could turn her skin into a rainbow, or glow in the dark, or even have a colour for every emotion.

    Love it

    #14535
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    Vampyrist
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    Cool character and welcome to the forums! That is probably the best muscle character I’ve seen on here, so you’re off to a great start.

    #14543
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    ams
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    Welcome to the forums, dude!

    #14560
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    TheSoupster
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    @Alexander of Limbo said:

    Possibly one of the grosest powers I’ve seen, but with really cool possibilities, she could turn her skin into a rainbow, or glow in the dark, or even have a colour for every emotion.

    Yeah, that’s exactly what I was thinking. As well as being an expert at disguising herself, she could use tattoos as a way of silently communicating with people, hypnotise people (yes, really, check out this video of the cuttlefish), and, obviously, have the shock factor described above. If that wouldn’t stop someone in their tracks, I don’t know what would.

    Thanks for all the encouragement, folks, I really appreciate it. I’ll maybe post a couple more tonight. They won’t be quite as inventive as this one, but it’ll introduce you to some of the characters!

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    Herr D
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    Does she make money under the table ‘modeling’ for pre-med students? Muscle palpation and ligament placement memorization!

    #14577
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    TheSoupster
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    Haha! Well, she was originally in her first year at uni doing English Lit, but when this happened, and she learned to control it, she did transfer to anatomy! It’s funny. I’ve got all this background worked out, and the outlines of a plot, but can never find the motivation to write anything. Come on Jonathan!

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    TheSoupster
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    Right, next character. His name is Benedict Smith, or Ben, and he has the ability to basically set himself on fire without being burned. I’ve got a whole mechanism of how it could work scientifically, but for now, I’ll just add in the picture. First time I’ve tried editing the pose by masking clothing in half, like for the 3/4 view, and I’m quite happy with it. Also first attempt at zyping (is that what it’s called?). Was looking through AMS’s thread, and it was a massive inspiration! You, my friend, are skilled. :)

    Benedict-Smith.png

    Also, HeroMachine keeps moving my picture over to the right whenever I export it, so it’s half off screen. Any idea why that is?

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    The Atomic Punk
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    Yes, highlighting in HeroMachine is called “zypping” after the master. Check out his works and other inspiration in The HeroMachine Hall of Fame!

    As for the picture “jumping” to the right. Yes, it happens sometimes when exporting. It’s a reported bug.

    Otherwise, belated willkommen and great start!

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    Weilyn
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    Ben looks awesome! Great job on the semi-profile clothing, and the fire, which is something I always struggle to get to look right.

    #14625
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    TheSoupster
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    Thanks folks. I’m not very happy with the zypping on the mask, looks weird. Still, I can change that later. I’ll do one without the mask next. Shows some of his backstory…

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    Harlekin
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    Not bad not bad. The semi profile cloth is nice very nice.

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