Power User Profile: Hammerknight

I thought I'd try a bit of an experiment this week. Since one of the Things I Like the most is all of you great folks who frequent the site and the program, I wanted to offer up profiles of some of the "Power Users" so we can all get to know each other a bit better. If there's someone you see around a lot who you'd like to get profiled, by all means throw out a nomination in the comments.

First up is all-around good guy and Recipemeister, Hammerknight!

  1. A photo (or drawing) of you in "real life":
  2. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Hammerknight
  3. Real name: D.W.
  4. Real city/state/country: Texas
  5. Real job: Off due to Back surgery
  6. Real age: 40
  7. Gender: Male
  8. Married/single: Married to the lovely Isia
  9. Online archive of your creations (if any): http://hammerknightherald.weebly.com/
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you've created: I don't have just one favorite, all of them have meaning to me in one way or another. I'll leave it up to the people looking at them to decide which one they like the best, if any.
  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: Star Wars
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: Sherlock Holmes
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: Ghost Hunters
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character: Batman, is there any other?
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you'd choose: Flying. Or all the money the secret identities have.
  16. In your leisure time you like to: Doing art in almost any form. I have started doing Genealogy and find it very interesting, besides the history going to the cemeteries and looking at the art of the headstones is very enjoyable.
  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): When you can tell someone has put their heart into it. How they payed attention to the details, the little things can make or bring a design. When items in the design work together, making it flow.
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): No feeling, something that was just slapped together without thinking. I'm sorry just because someone Super Megaman, doesn't make it so, if you don't see it the person looking at it won't either. If you put a hand backwards trying to make it look like the item is going the other way, but you don't care that the thumb is on the wrong side, then that is the lack of feelings that kills a design for me.
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Don't rush, take your time, you don't always get it on the first try. Feel what you are designing and design what you are feeling and you won't go wrong.
  20. Any personal message you'd like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Be true, show feelings in your work. Respect the people around you, don't trash them, and don't say someones work is bad if you can't do better yourself. If you have a child in your life set them at the computer with you when you are designing. Tell them why you like what you are doing. Let them help you, let them be heard in the design, and let them make their own designs. When you tell a young person that they can not draw, you have just put out the spark that might have fired up their imagination. That goes for more then just art. A pat on the back goes a lot further then a slap in the face, remember one day it may be your face that gets the slap.