Power User Profile: Tarkabarka

Our Power User to profile this week is the winner of the last Character Design Contest and all-around great commenter, Tarkabarka!

  1. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Tarkabarka
  2. A photo (or drawing) of you in "real life":
  3. Real name: Richard Grof - Or in my country Gróf Richárd, The gróf means Count. I'm a born blue blood. 😀
  4. Real city/state/country: Budapest, Hungary
  5. Real job: Hospital IT specialist and Healtcare Financial Manager
  6. Real age: 29
  7. Gender: Male
  8. Relationship status (married, single, in a long-term relationship, dating someone, "it's complicated", etc): Now really single, nothing really complicated.

  9. Online archive of your creations: http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?t=41960 , http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/gallery/26627139
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you've created:
    I have a lot of picture what i really like it, but this special for me.

  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: Star Wars (The Original Triology), Spaceball, Tron (original)
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: Raymond E. Feist and R. A. Salvatore books, Frank Herbert's "Dune" And a Hungarian Sci-fi Story called "By the Warrior of The Cathedral" by Harrison Fawcett (Real name is Tibor Fonyodi)
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: Big Bang Theory and Star Gate SG1, Babylon5, IT Crowd
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character if any: All time "Good" guy - Batman, All time "Bad" Guys - Ivy and Harley
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you'd choose: Stopping the time, invisibility, and travel in the space and the whole universe.

  16. In your leisure time you like to: Make pictures in HM3, draw, read books (Sci Fi and Fantasy), go to concerts (always metal, preferably folk metal), Astrology (I like the stars).

  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): It's very difficult to tell it. I'm not always like a pretty color use or unusual pose. If I see a picture and i see inside a thing what tells me this is very cool. I like the Unusual use of objects, striking compositions, successful faces, a great themes, divine backgrounds.
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): I don't like unfinished works. Faulty contact body parts or a hand and leg facing the wrong direction, inappropriate things. The extravagant backgrounds where the character is lost. Too many items.
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: A picture needs time to make it, needs a lot of practice and patience, needs to try items how to work in the picture. If you see something that you really like, try it, and if it doesn't work ask the original composer who tell what he did and how to do. The only limits in a good picture is your imagination.
  20. Any personal message you'd like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: At first I thought of myself that I am not a geek, as i think little bit and then I thought why not call myself a geek. I love the fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, a good series or better movies. I'm an outsider. I don't like the real world, there is a lot of disaster, so sometimes i want go for another world that I created. All I want to say to everyone is to be blessed and never deal. You don't have to worry about what others think of you, because the most important thing is what we think about ourselves.