October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm #459
So I discovered HeroMachine 3 maybe a week or 10 days ago and have just been obsessed with making character portraits with it since.
In this thread I will post my work, in chronological order.
This buxom spellsword was my first portrait. Pretty basic.
That same day, I did this orkish street-samurai. Tried to manipulate the basic body parts to look like he was running.
October 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm #11987
That was your first day? It took me ages to start experimenting with poses!October 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm #11988
The next day, I did this high-fashion heist. Utilized a lot of different cloak and shoulder pieces to make a pretty complex dress, as well as a non-standard pose. To this day, this is still my favorite – or right up there anyway.
And the retouched work… better proportions, less messy, just all around better, IMHO.
I started this character and finished her the next day,a bookish looking Mechanic Chick. Pretty standard, but was largely exploring companion pieces and mech stuff…
October 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm #11989
The next day, I channeled this portrait from somewhere. Did it in about 45-50 minutes. I discovered the Alpha channel changing in this one
This is actually a portrait of the character I am currently playing in a Pathfinder Campaign. He is a Qadiran Dervish-Dancer Free-hand Fighter/Duelist. Out of character, the other players call him “Slap-chop”, because he’ll use his free hand to disarm or trip, and attack with his scimitar.
AND the re-touched pic:October 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm #11990
The next day I was looking for inspiration and just wanted to mess around with making something mean looking. Ended up with this Shiva-armed Drider.
AND the re-touched pic:
Continuing the trend of making characters from actual campaigns, I made this Ulfen Barbarian, based off of a character one of the guys in my group played.
October 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm #11991
Also based off of a previous character from my group earlier campaign, here we have a sneaky looking elven artillery guy. As you all know, there is no sideways facing body or clothing, so I was pretty pleased with how this turned out.
This latest installment came as a request from a guy on a shadowrun forum to do a portrait for his character. An albino ork, throwing adept, self-described “Texican”.
AND the re-touched version:October 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm #11992
You are off to a phenomenal start! Everything looks great, but I especially love the cigarette flicking orc.October 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm #11994
That was your first day? It took me ages to start experimenting with poses!
I don’t know why, HeroMachine just speaks to me I’ve always liked to draw anyway, but HeroMachine is like a short-cut, no boring line work necessary, just start layering!
You are off to a phenomenal start! Everything looks great, but I especially love the cigarette flicking orc.
Thanks, Weilyn. I like your work as well!October 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm #11995
Very cool characters!October 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm #11997
Nice start. Keep on going. Welcome in the forum.October 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm #12002
Very impressive start. Wait until you discover the shading and highlight techniques.
Oh no! I said too much!!!October 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm #12005
Thanks for the support everyone! Very cool community here.
And yeah, I haven’t even looked at patterning, shading and highlighting >.<October 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm #12006
Wow, everything you’ve made already is fantastic and I can see that if this is the quality of only a week of experimenting, we’re going to be seeing even greater things to come. So Welcome to the Forum!October 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm #12011
Great stuff, welcome to the forums. Make sure to read the forum rules. Glad to see that you enjoy HM3.October 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm #12015
You could use some work on layer order and use of hands, otherwise really great stuff.
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