Character Design Contest ♯101 (Snowmen) Winner

The winner of this weeks contest was none other than CosmicComics for his Do Not Open. Congrats CC, please speak to dblade about your prize, and well done to everyone who entered.

101 cosmiccomics- do_not_open

Supply Room= Closet, I Guess

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Character Of The Week: RobM- Sublimation Silver

This weeks COTW was a hard one to decide. There were a few that at different points of the week I was planning to write this post about. In the end I had to go back and go through them all and basically see which one I would have the most to say about. And this wonderful piece of surrealism came out on top.

Now, obviously the most striking thing about this piece, is the fact that his head and shoulders have been reduced to bubbles. If you just look at the lowest bubbles, you can see where Rob has masked the hands and arms to the energy. Plus the fact that some of the bubbles are skin coloured, you really do get the impression that this person is actually dissolving.

And then, once again, Rob is being sneaky and testing me on my skills in try to explain how he does these effects. I am of course talking about the white shine he has created on the chest and legs. And I’m kinda at a loss. I at least figured out that the abs come from the really muscular Male-Alternate body and the glow effect on them is the shading circle set to colour 1 as the skin colour and colour 2 as white, but I actually have no idea how he did the chest. Rob, once again I must ask you to explain your methods.

Now, I have literally now just spotted one thing that needs to be changed on this piece before I could truly say its perfect. The feet. They aren’t the same colour as the rest of the skin. It’s not that noticeable when you first look, what with everything else going on in this picture, but now that I’ve noticed it, it’s really nagging me. But otherwise, I would have to say that this picture is sublime (if you’ll excuse the pun).

Open Critique Day #7

Alright! It’s time for another Open Critique Day!

As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work.  I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing, but keep in mind that, though there are some, not all of us here are writers or do art outside of HeroMachine. All I ask is that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. As for pieces of writing, I’m not sure about whether fan fiction is allowed, but for right now, just in case, don’t post fan fiction either.

Also, again, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.

Geek Quiz ♯2

Ok, time for the next Quiz. As with last week, 10 questions. You answer a question right, you get a point. Person with the most points wins. The answers will be below a page break, so I’d advise viewing this post through the blog front page so as you don’t get spoiler when you view the later questions. And please refrain from posting answers in the comments. Anyway, lets get on with it.

1. What is Stan Lee’s real name (1 Point)

2. Name the main character in Neil Gaiman’s masterpiece American Gods. (1 point)

3.In the Harry Potter books, where does Dumbledore’s pet phoenix get his name from? (1 Point)

4. Tom Baker is famous as the longest serving Doctor in Doctor Who history. But what was the name of his first full serial as the Doctor? (1 Point) [not including his first, post-regeneration, appearance]

5. Name the Sith Lord who trained Emperor Palpatine/ Darth Sideous. (1 Point)

6. Name the character who takes the role of the Twilight Princess in the Legend Of Zelda game of the same name. (1 Point)

7. Which of these 4 legendary Pokemon from the Hoenn region has not featured in one of the Pokemon movies? (1 Point)

a) Kyogre

b) Groudon

c) Rayquaza

d) Deoxys

8. What is Captain Jean Luc Picard’s birthday? [year as well please] (1 point)

9. The Watchmen was originally meant to star the superheroes of the defunct Charlton comics brand, but this plan was changed when DC decided to use the characters in its mainstream universe. Name the Charlton heroes originally intended to feature. (1 point for each character, 6 characters in total- Rorshach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Doctor Manhatten, Ozymandias, The Comedian)

10. Name the 5 Istari (wizards) of Middle- Earth in J.R.R Tolkien’s works. (1 point each, +1 bonus point if you get all 5) [You may give Elvish names if nessescary]

Answers after the jump, so no peaking.

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HM3: More Stuff From The Thrift Shop

As promised, here a few more new items for the ‘machine. Enjoy! (That’s an order!) ;)

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They are online now, but you might have to clear your cache to see them …

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #55

Once again we find ourselves facing another Wednesday, and that means aanother caption contest! So your challenge this week is to give me dialogue for BOTH word bubbles in the following image:

Bucky and Cap 1

 

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday December 16th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #54: Results

Last Week I asked you all to give me you best dialogue for this image:

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and the top five are:

Herr D

Guys? I can break this streetlight without hitting it . . .

******

Herr D

Oh, good; I thought my Spidey sense wasn’t working . . .

*****

Sabrina
My what a big chin you have, my dear! And don’t tell me it’s all the better to smash me with.
*****
Skoul 
Shut up! I’m the one who talks to the viewers!
******
redligerwing59
Listen! calm down its Betty Brant I’m trying to hook up with not Betty Ross.
*****
And the winner is ……………………………………………..

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Character Building With JR19759

Hey guys, sorry this is late. As I explained in the last post, I just haven’t had much time this week. At least I got it done. As requested, this week I’m tackling anime style faces and hair, along with Japanese honourifics and the custom colours. I apologise for the horrible loud sound right at the beginning, I got carried away and clapped during the intro, completely forgetting I wasn’t on camera.

Also, if you want a step-by-step guide for how to do anime style faces amongst other stuff, you can find one here- http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/manga-style-tutorial/

Character Building Delayed

Sorry about this guys. I haven’t actually had a chance to record it yet. Usually I’d try to get the episode recorded on Sunday when I’m not doing anything and then I’d edit it all together and pre-post it on Monday, ready for Tuesday. But this Sunday my family were putting up our Christmas decorations, so I was busy for most of the day and when I wasn’t it was still too noisy for me to record my audio decently because Xmas decorating round my house makes a loooooooooot of mess. Then yesterday I was at work and when I got back I had other things to sort out, what with it being my Mums birthday tomorrow. So yeah, long story short, I’m going to record the episode when I get back tonight (when this is posted I’ll be at work) and depending on what else happens today, I’ll try to get it edited and uploaded for you today, but it will be up much later than usual, afternoon sometime. But it might end up being delayed until tomorrow. Sorry ’bout that.