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Okay, late on the judgin, sorry bout that! Been busy! Anywho…
Very similar style in the pieces this round, with both having a kind of christmas-card-ey look to them. They’re both very fun to look at but also both run into the problem of seeming to straddle the fence a bit between a more 2d and a more 3d look, which makes the perspective a bit awkward. I think Korus did a slightly better job on presenting the intended scene; I’m not sure I would have known what was happening in Herr’s piece w/out the text.
2. Element composition:
Both pieces have all the items fitting very comfortably, nothing standing out in an awkward fashion. However, I think Herr’s piece more fully actually uses the items as the full objects (if at times piecemeal) are included in the numerous fashions they are re-purposed for the piece. By contrast, Korus’ items are used only partially, expanded beyond the limits of the frame to serve more as patterns/textures.
Both pieces depart dramatically from the items’ original intended use w/out appearing awkward but again, Herr’s multiple in-frame uses edges out Korus’s single partially-out-of-frame ones.
4. Aesthetics: Korus’s piece is, as previously mentioned, much clearer in its scene and feels more like a fully-encompassed piece to me so Ima give this point to Korus.
And both of you get the bonus point for the christmas theme which brings the total out to…
… I don’t think I’ve had a tie before so um… Ima go with whoever posts three items first gets to judge the next round!
List #1. Your take on any of the characters in this post: http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/true-life-superheroes-a-hm-webcomic/#post-143206 . Interpret them however you like based on whats there! I hope you like it! and txt to play with!
Hahah, rad! Feels kinda like a more badass/hardcore version of the charrie than my current headcanon, rtfo!
And, in return, my gift to you! I went with #2 on your list because frankly, that dress is GORGEOUS! Like, I so wish I had that in my closet!
I included the pre-patterns text as well, in case you wanna play with it, because the patterns really bog it down and tbh don’t really change how the pic looks much; I just like to toss them on there for a little more texture.
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I–am way too swamped to join the SNS this year. I’ve seen fair success with rain done in one way. There’s a backplane item of horizontal lines. Nearly translucent white lines at a near vertical angle overlaying the whole image does reasonably well. That one item makes it somewhat efficient, too. BTW, I can’t seem to open your items on the OPMC?
Thanks for the tip!
What is ‘OPMC’?
I would be more than happy to receive multiples of any of these!
1. Your take on any of the characters in this post: http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/true-life-superheroes-a-hm-webcomic/#post-143206 . Interpret them however you like based on whats there!
2. An ‘issue #3’ installment of the webcomic linked in my signature. You can use any of the characters from the first item on my list or any of the characters in issues #1 & #2, or you can use original characters of your own! Just try to somewhat mimic the format of the previous issues and continue the story from where I left it in whatever direction you think it should go! Bonus if it includes any seasonally-relevant holiday theme!
3. A pose from the perspective of looking up at the figure, either as though they were standing on a glass floor above the viewer or entering the scene from above (falling/flying) feet-first, etc. Please include the text for these.
4. Any method of doing a scene in which it is raining on HM. Does not necessarily need to include people or even much scenery, though all the better if it does, and can even be as simple as a blank sky and flat ground. Its just something I’ve always struggled to figure out how to do well so I would like to see some techniques of other people’s. Please include text for these.
5. Any piece involving showing a character’s reflection in an imperfect surface. So no mirrors. But windows, water, etc. are awesome!
DUE ON THE 15th!
BONUS IF IT HAS AN X-MAS THEME!
1. Composition: The overall quality of the style/technique used in the piece. 2 points!
2. Element Composition: How well the items were used/fit in to the piece. 3 points!
3. Creativity: How well the items were MISUSED in the piece. 3 points!
4. Aesthetics: Which piece I think just has the better overall finished product. 1 point!
Wings = Waves
Belt = Bridge
Dog = Hills
Headgear = Tree Trunk
Looks like you have enough here to keep going though. Layering transparent color is how I do custom colors. It seems easier than the custom palette. Limits exact choices, but still leaves plenty of range.
It would work on more standard poses but, because its something I wanted to try specifically for the purpose of coloring more detailed/realistic/custom poses, I realized I was going to run into the issue of overlap: because the items used to create the pose overlap so much, masking transparent colors onto them would create darker lines wherever the masked colors overlapped.
Edit: Additionally, because I use so much masking to only show the parts of the items which contribute to the pose, the masked colors would also follow the unseen parts of the items outside the pose.
Basically, its not so much that its not an effective technique as it is that its one which my style of pose-making breaks, unfortunately.
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Christi S.
Also, just some failed experiments here. Herr D’s question about a color version of Ms. Skel-O-Lantern got me thinking how I might be able to do a color image with that much detailed contouring (other than actually learning how to use the custom color palette well lol). Thought maybe I could do a base pose in a single color that had a sufficient preset range and then just mask semi-transparent colors on in different places to tint it. Didn’t even finish either of my base pose ideas for it before seeing way too many flaws to get around and realizing it would never work lol so these are as far as THAT idea got lol:
I used reference pics for both these poses but, because I abandoned the pieces, I never bothered saving them n now I can’t find em again >_<
Cool work. Would that be available in color or with a night sky soon?
Night sky? Possibly.
Color? Probably not. The reason I did it gray scale is because none of the preset colors had a sufficient gradient range and I’ve never really got the hang of effectively using the custom color palette.
Also, entry for CDC 342: “Hero Machine: The game!”
1. Be the first to collect:
-8 Body cards (2 arms, 1 head, 2 hands, 1 torso, 2 legs)
-4 Clothing cards (1 hat, 1 top, 1 legwear, 1 shoes)
-2 Item cards
-& 1 Background card!
2. Trade with your opponents’ to get the cards you need!
3. Use CDC cards to force other players to use their cards to make the pictured characters before they can complete their own!
4. Land on the “Start!” square to pick a Body, Clothing, Item, or Background card out of the discard pile from previously-played CDCs!
Well, yours is the only entry so looks like you take this one Herr lol! As per always, love the sense of motion in your piece!
Entry for CDC 337 “Ms. Skel-O-Lantern”
You continue to amaze me. The way you constructed the pose from different body parts is pretty phenomenal.
Thanks! Thats actually more-or-less how I do most of my non-standard poses; I look for pieces that have a contour I want rather than to represent a full body part.
Hahah! I love it! And yes, there’s a really fun juxtaposition there of luchador-level gaudy wrestler showmanship and 1%-lookin spectators! Makes me think this is some kind of high-stakes underground type thing.