ATUQTUAQ KUMAGLAK was born in January of 1940 in the remote Qikiqtaaluk area of Canada’s high arctic. While his quiet almost spiritual demeanor made him an unlikely hero, it was his ability to physically transform that brought him to the attention of the ILJ.
When ATU senses a threat or sees others in distress, he transforms into Inukshuk, a solid stone creature sworn to protect all those in peril. He joined the ILJ in 1961.
Your challenge this week is to design two images of ATU; one dressed in his ILJ costume, and one as his fully transformed alter ego, Inukshuk. You can choose to do these as separate images or present both on the same piece.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, PhotoBucket, or whatever);
- Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
- Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).
This contest will close on Sunday, February 12th at 9:00am Eastern.
Starting out with ATUQTUAQ KUMAGLAK, he is the sequential gental giant. His imposing 6’6 hight is usually sufficent for sending off any baddies in his path. He sticks mostly to the woods near the mountains. He admits himself he feels more at peace when surronded by nature than civilization. Still this doesnt mean he wont protect the people as much as he will protect the nature of the world. He wears simple furrs hes collected to keep himself warm and a cloak hes had since he was young that barely fits him. Around his neck is his sacred stone and around waist he wears a belt featuring the symbol of the united force he has joined. The ILJ. With his new friends he seeks peace for all.
Next is Inukshuk, the towering colossus Atuqtuaq transforms into after grasping the sacred stone and saying the special enchantment. Looking like the very mountains that hold the magic that allows him to transform, he is almost a match for them in size. As one would expect any battles waged in this form will leave a big mark on the earth, but as he turns back to his human form, the body of Inukshuk spreads around and heals whatever damage he may have casued to nature. Before the power returns to the sacred stone.
Here is my version of Inukshuk…The stone protector
Atuqtuaq Kumaglak & Inukshuk
Here are my concepts. Had to take a stab at the Canadian member of the team!
Here is Atuqtuaq Kumaglak fransforming into Inukshuk….
“Inukshuk Eavesdrops” Just a comics page.
I was hoping to have this submitted earlier this week but bronchitis had other plans. Oh well haha. Anyway, here’s my take on how Atuqtuaq Kumaglak transforms into Inukshuk. As he becomes surrounded by mystic energy the massive form of Inukshuk begins to take shape.
Contest is now closed. Results posted shortly.