SOD.036 – Coptime


I usually try to do these sketches very quickly and without a lot of refinement, in keeping with the idea of "sketch". But something about the original version bugged me, so I went in and changed it to what you see at the beginning of this post. After the jump, I'll put the original, (more) flawed version, see if you can detect what I changed, and why it is better or worse that I did so.


7 Responses to SOD.036 – Coptime

  1. Jake says:

    I see some differences. The top one has a badge. The lower one’s right arm is tiny. No hair on the lower one’s right hand (or only hand for that matter).

    I think I’ve said this (or at least thought it) about all of your sketches, but it seems like all of them have something I would love to use in Hero Machine. For this sketch, I’m really digging the sword-hand, especially the black band between the two. I also would love to work with those ears, that hair, and that head.

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    The thing is, Jake, you can pretty much make all that stuff now. The ears and the horns, certainly, are already in there, and with some scaling and rotating you can make them fit. There’s at least two nifty sets of dreads. The blades on all the swords are available, choose the hook-cap in Hands I put in, add a blade from ItemRightBlades or Blades 2, and rotate/move it to fit. Voila, sword cup hand. If you want the runes on the sword, you can add those too, I can’t remember offhand which set they’re in but I am pretty sure there’s a line just of runes for exactly this purpose.

    It won’t be EXACT, no, but pretty darn close. Rather than having to rely on me to do nineteen variations of the same horns, you can tweak and transform basic items to give you those nineteen (or more — many many more) variations.

  3. John says:

    Potty time has gotta be a challenge for this dude…

  4. kingmonkey says:

    John, like the character Razorfist, he goes pee very carefully.

  5. Demented The Clown says:

    That hand is something I’d like in hero machine, Bet I could make one, just not as nice.

  6. Tim says:

    He looks like a charming fella lol. From the picture, it looks like he almost lost the other arm too. How much would that suck it he did? lol.

  7. Niall Mor says:

    Because nothing says “Law Enforcement” like a mutant hellbeast with a badge! 🙂