New Post Idea

Now that we don't have anything on the Tuesday slot here on the blog, I was thinking "what would be a good idea to fill that slot?" I'd kinda like for it not be a rehash of something I've done before. Then an idea struck me, but I wanted to run it by you guys before I went a head with it.

The idea is kind of hard to explain, so I try to word it best I can. What I was thinking of doing is basically screen capturing myself making a character on Heromachine, narrating the process and then posting the video as that weeks post. Obviously it wouldn't just be me creating a whole character in one video, that video would be like 2 hours long and no-one has time for that, but instead it would be broken up into segments of around 20- 30 minutes (hopefully), say video 1 would be the base and posing, video 2 would be costume, video 3 would be hair/ face, video 4 would be background (if there is one) and video 5 would be shading and other finishing touches. That way it would take us all the way up to Christmas and then we can go from there. Also, it gives you guys a chance to have some control over the content, because you can make suggestions for things I can do with the character for the next weeks video (basically like a community character build only with one person doing the actual building). It might also help some of the newcomers with some of the more advanced aspects of Heromachine 3, such as shading and posing.

And the good thing about having this as a Tuesday slot, is that I'm not working on Tuesdays so I'll be able to record the video same day and, because I'm in the UK, if I record in the morning it should be up at the regular time for all you guys across the pond.

So what do you guys think. If you like the idea, we can start next week (so you can make suggestions in the comments if you so wish, just remember, when it comes to posing, I'm no DeliriousAl). If not, then I'll try to come up with something else.

JR out.

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10 Responses to New Post Idea

  1. ams says:

    How about making it easier for yourself and instead of doing a whole concept piece, just create “how to” videos on techniques that are used on Heromachine? Ex. Masking, highlighting and shading, etc……

  2. JR19759 says:

    @ams- That’s sort of the idea, but I wanted to make it more interesting than just “this is how you do this”. I think it would be more helpful if you can follow the process and see how everything works together, and then see the finished product, than just having individual tutorials, if you get what I mean.
    And besides, this way does make it slightly easier on me in a way, because, as I’ve said, there are aspects of character building that I am not brilliant at, but this way it doesn’t matter as much, because the overall whole makes up for any short comings in the individual parts.

  3. Skoul says:

    I think this would be a great idea. I’ve never quite understood how to shade properly, I think it has something to do with the two tone shaded background pieces, but I would love to see how it’s done. The community suggestions are a great idea as people can ask to go over certain processes with particular items they’re having trouble with. I would definitely watch and I’m sure others would too. Looking forward to seeing what happens and what monstrous creation is born!

    And who knows we might even be able to help you!

  4. Sabrina says:

    I like that idea! I’m pretty lousy at posing right now (and various other aspects), and watching somebody else work sounds like a real treat.

  5. Kaldath says:

    Sounds good to me

  6. cliff says:

    Sounds greT! I LOVE THE IDEA jr. I know I would watch, and I’m sure there are tricks I don’t know of

  7. CantDraw says:

    I’d watch it.

  8. Herr D says:

    Love it. Why don’t you make a HHH? Humanoid hammerhead halfback. Playing for the Chicago Artichokes? Extra points for designing the mouthpiece? Shouldn’t need a helmet, right?

  9. JR19759 says:

    @HerrD- You gotta remember, I’m English and I haven’t the faintest clue about American “Football” (plus the sport is pretty much anathema to me).
    (I’m only guessing you were making a reference to AF because of the halfback bit, which I assume is a position much like a Quarterback is, and the helmet bit. Please don’t feel you have to explain what a Halfback is).

  10. Herr D says:

    @JR: I don’t even KNOW what a halfback is. Frankly, any sport where people spend their time deliberately colliding makes no more sense to me than a mosh pit. You might approach it from the satirical angle if you so choose–I’d be glad to see it made fun of. The only thing I do know is that their uniforms are indistinguishable from the others as far as I can tell. . . and it might be funnier if he was playing for the Houston Humans. Keric already made a majorette for their marching band in the OPMC.
    *Awful and asinine alliterations are awesome. I’m up for making up another one from something you love if I get a chance? Mo M. Rath the musical, magical, mystical, mauve mouse-man?