therianthrope

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 46 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #131509
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Hey er’rybody,

    Well, my gaming group started a campaign where we’re, uh… space-wizards with, ummm… lazer-swords… so, yeah, here’s my characters portrait!

    I think I  like the unshaded version better, I’m a little rusty, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t put it up on this forum with all the others here.

    Cheers!

    Cathar_space-wizard

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #123344
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Hey everybody, just like I always do – I am emerging from the Void!

    This time I have a really good excuse; I went and had a baby. This thing is seriously curtailing my free time to tool around on HM or with just about anything else for that matter…

    But enough of that! Here’s yet another new character from an RPG I’m playing in (this “make my new PC every time”-thing has made me acutely aware of how often we start/stop campaigns…). Whataryagonna do, eh?

    She’s a moon-elf witch, an explorer of the shadow, and giving YOU the evil eye!

    Charyn (shuh-rinn)

    (not sure what’s going on with the smushing… edited the image size)

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #112088
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Thanks for the CotW nom, JR!

    Glad the forums are back alive n kickin too.

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #111112
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    So, here I am again, back from a long mysterious absence!

    And here I have a new PC portrait from our Vampire the Dark Ages campaign.
    Dominicus Giovanni

    I did it kind of in the style of a Renaissance painting (symbolism), even though we’re not there yet in the campaign.

    The rapier standing for his clans strength – wielded with finesse, the scroll standing for his learned status, the mirror in the back indicating his wealth, the statue of the wolf indicating he is Cainite, and the skull under his left foot is for his clans mastery over death (they’re necromancers).

    Enjoy!

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #41513
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    @Magnus Maximus said:
    Hey Therianthrope, do you mind telling me what the trick is for making a hood like that? I know there’s masking involved but what do you mask the items to? Do you use an insignia?

    Yep, just two rectangular insignias.

    Also, Anarchangel and djuby, better late than never ;), and thanks for the kind words.

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #41468
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Thanks, guys! Glad the drama comes through.

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #41344
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    What up everybody. Guess what time it is?

    NEW CAMPAIGN TIME!!

    Which means it’s time for me to post my new PC portrait. This time it’s Pathfinder, set in the Dark Sun universe, here’s my Psion Shaper. Cheers!

    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/Psion_zpsb73edfe4.png

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #39496
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Hey everybody! I’ve returned from the abyss…

    I think I had kind of burnt myself out last time, started working on some things that I wasn’t really feeling, but as it always seems to, Hero Machine pulled me back in!

    Here’s a tribute to one of my favorite artists; Alphonse Mucha.

    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/Female0Mucha_zps5d2b9f39.png

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #37500
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Wassup everybody!?

    By now I pretty much have my methods down, which isn’t to say I don’t still learn because I do, from watchin’ your posts, from just playin’ with the machine, but as far as the artistic process goes I have a procedure I kind of follow now. I wanted to post a little bit of that for you all with my latest piece.

    First I “sketch” the scene. A rough but visualized idea of what the composition will be, I try to get the proportions and layout/posing close to what I imagine the final looking like. Often this stage takes quite some time (20 min – 2 hr, depending on how solid of a vision I have, this one was on the 1 hr+ side…), as I play with posing and perspective, etc.

    (Right-click > “View Image”)
    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/SpaceFlightSketch_zpsd8b26ab3.png

    Then I work on solidifying the concept and framing, finding out what’s going on in the scene by trying different bits of “action” or other items of interest. I do numerous (dozens) of “Export”s of the image, figuring out exactly where the edges of the piece are going to be for the most dramatic effect, and working on the main colors and finalizing the concept. It may not seem like much changes between this and the previous stage but I usually spend up to an hour doing this as I figure out what works and what the best view is.

    You can see from the previous stage I went from having the hero gripping the wing – facing away from the viewer, to what was going to be a pose with a large gun in his hands – facing toward the viewer (it is, after all, pretty hard to do the facing away thing).

    (Right-click > “View Image”)
    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/SpaceFlightFrame_zps73e0f508.png

    In the final stage I refine the composition to it’s final state, determining exactly what is going on in the scene. And only after I have everything posed and base-colored, do I then do the shading and highlighting, I try hard to keep all shade/highlights on a layer next to the base item as it prevents layering problems later on, but it doesn’t always happen. Usually there isn’t this much change between the framing and final stages, but as you can see he went from the heavy-weapon pose to jetting away with a detonator in his hand. The shading/highlighting and finalizing of the composition takes 2 hrs plus, nowadays, as I have 100s of shadows and highlights and layers by the end.

    (Right-click > “View Image”)
    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/SpaceFlightFinal_zps48ce7d6a.png

    Thanks for checking my thread out!

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #37102
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Thank you, everybody. Definitely put my heart and soul into that last one… makes a nice Desktop BG if I do say so myself! Thanks again for the support.

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #37034
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Lot of TLC went into this one. Hope you guys enjoy. Again, thanks for all the kind words.

    (Right-click > “View Image”)
    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/CandySkullGirl_zpsda383ee2.png

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #36895
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Thanks for pointing out that section of the forums, HerrD. I’d never really spent much time there.

    Well, I decided to go with a colonial/pirate-y scene… about all I learned from it is to never do back-lighting http://www.heromachine.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

    I feel like it just came out looking dirty, but I spent a good bit of time on it so I wanted to put it up here.

    (Right-click > “View Image” to see the whole thing)
    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/Colonial_zpsd17cecc8.png

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #36837
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Hi all!

    So I was poking around with the new background material and arrived at this serene scene. Any suggestions of what I should put in it? Or if you’d like to put something in it yourself, I’ve attached the text save-file. If you do, please let me know cause I’d like to see what you come up with.

    Cheers!

    (Again, it’s a widescreen so you might have to right-click > View Image to see it all…)
    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/Landscape_zpsb6bd0025.png

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #36702
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    Well… I am humbled.

    Thanks everyone. And thanks Jeff Herbert (and all you guys that keep it going) for this awesome site.

    in reply to: Therianthrope’s Characters #36650
    therianthrope
    therianthrope
    Participant

    230 layers
    150 shadows/highlights
    151 kb text file
    ~6 hours

    I call it, “Hell: totally worth it?”

    (Right Click > “View Image” to see the whole thing)
    http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/therianthrope/Succubus_zpse4a80b0b.png

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 46 total)