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Fighting Patriot, I put up a

Fighting Patriot, I put up a sketch in my thread... have a look there, and let me know your thoughts on it...

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Here are two reference

Here are two reference pictures to my character! :)
No X Rated stuff, thank you. ^^

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R3! *hugs* Welcome!

R3! *hugs* Welcome!

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DeeDee! -Hugs!- Hai :3 And

DeeDee! -Hugs!- Hai :3 And thank you!

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Cobblecrow

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I will cry until my heart breaks if Cobblecrow artwork is x-rated.
Click on https://sites.google.com/site/togglevolt/cobblecrow for more pictures or inspiration. If you do make an effort to paint her back to life, thanks!



"Rosey, get down from there!"

The familiar call echoed around the mountain village during Rosemary's brief childhood. Many of the townsfolk were certain the free-spirited child would fall to her death for the girl was always climbing the steepest rock faces and perching on top of the most perilous cliffs. She never followed the words of warning for the compulsion to climb the mountain she loved was too strong to deny. The mountain seemed to return Rosey's love as handholds appeared right where she lunged and crevices formed where the scampering child needed to wedge a probing foot.

The mountain erupted with little warning. A plume of ash rose up like a beast of smoke and shadow, blotting out the sun. While the rest of the villagers tore down the mountainside in a mad rush for safety, little Rosey darted boldly up the steep slope for she couldn't ignore the shrill cries of the livestock. Though she had only precious seconds, she made it to the stables in time to fling the pen doors open, freeing the bewildered beasts.

Now time had run out for Rosey. Choking on ash, she fell to her hands and knees as her beloved mountain's anger turned molten. But as lava flowed towards the little girl, the mountain itself cobbled stone around Rosey's limbs to shield her.

Soaring high overhead, Raven saw all of this.

For many days crows brought grubs and berries to feed the stonechild. And then the days turned to seasons and the seasons to years. Though her cobbled arms and legs were fused with the mountain and she felt no hope of ever being free, she ate what the crows brought her to thank them for their kindness.

Then one evening Raven returned with a small, flat stone. It was black but tinged with a fiery orange. Puzzled at the strange offering but not expectant, Rosey swallowed the pebble and fell asleep.

Thunder startled her awake and she felt the muscles in her cobbled arms and legs tense.
That was new.
She felt the rain pool around her stone fingers.
That was new as well.
And she felt... wings!

As the gale howled around her, Rosey found a moment of clarity and embraced the new powers that Raven's gift had bestowed. She arched her back, flexed her arms and legs and beat her wings.

The cobbled crow burst from her mountain prison and shot skyward into the eye of the storm.

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Darth Delicious wrote:
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Mariner wrote:
Quite happy to see so many familiar faces once again. While I never posted much I always loved seeing the art folks did of their chars. Very generous of the artists to do this.

Oh! It's Mariner the lurker! (I mean that in a positive way ofcourse!). I've seen your name on the CoH boards I think. Welcome (back)! , oh... and if you have refs, feel free to throw 'm in )
To practise drawing females I'll have a go at one of Siweyenbast's chars. Not sure which one just yet, but I'll let it be known as soon as I do!

Thanks Dee Dee, I'll post up some refrence shots of Mariner as soon as I can get some decent ones. I lost most of my screen shots from the CoX days but might be able to find a few.

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Mariner, if you didn't lost

Mariner, if you didn't lose the costume file, you can go load up Titans' Icon and retake your shots in the CC or in any zone you like.

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Mariner, if you didn't lost the costume file, you can go load up Titans' Icon and retake your shots in the CC or in any zone you like.

Thanks CR but it's a new computer. I've found a few pictures I've posted on guildsites but they are poor quality. I've collected the here in this album on photobucket.
http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Grimmnaught/library/Mariner

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(*Dr. Tyche voice*) "Moar

(*Dr. Tyche voice*) "Moar Amerikatt art! MOAR, I say! MOAR!"

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Mariner wrote:
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ChristopherRobin wrote:
Mariner, if you didn't lost the costume file, you can go load up Titans' Icon and retake your shots in the CC or in any zone you like.

Thanks CR but it's a new computer. I've found a few pictures I've posted on guildsites but they are poor quality. I've collected the here in this album on photobucket. http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Grimmnaught/library/Mariner

Those will do most likely but I don't think you understand what I meant... grab a copy of i24 and then go here http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php?topic=7288.0
and get the Titans Icon app and you get the costume creator back as a stand alone app. You also can load up the game and fly around any zone but you will be alone and have no powers. It's great for taking screenshots if you didn't get what you wanted before the game shut down or lost your files to an upgrade.
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Here are two reference pictures to my character! :)
No X Rated stuff, thank you. ^^

Hi R3, I'm working on this atm, do you have any more ref pics of your costumed toon? Just need the shoulder armour, her right hip (satchel?) and the power gauntlets :)

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Thanks for trying out my

Thanks for trying out Gene! :D And I have some ref pics here :) Hope this works...

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And here's Sauembast!. More

And here's Sauembast!. More details in my own Art Thread

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That necklace must've taken

That necklace must've taken forever but it looks great.

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Thanks CR! It actually didn't

Thanks CR! It actually didn't take long at all, once I figured it out . I surprised even myself!

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Aaall right.... this probably

Aaall right.... this probably isn't kosher, but I do have another character I hope someone will draw up, at some point......

Her name is Lynx, and is basically a blending up of details and qualities of Catwoman and Hawk Girl (JLA/JLU)... she's an Alien scout sent to earth, but her powerful sense of right and wrong (and general distractedness) has seen her slipping around Titan City at night, being a sort of Robin Hood figure (stealing from criminal organizations like the Roses, and giving it to the needy.. as well as helping the weak against retaliation by those same groups)

Lynx, (Real name* Leah Mao) is a short woman, perhaps 5'2" with a long torso and powerful upper legs. She is small chested and very pale, though not blanched-white (more brown than pink or yellow in her skin tone, though). Beneath her helmet, her auburn hair is chin length but clipped close on sides and back and her eyes are an amber-yellow color.

Her outfit consists of a jumpsuit, her Vanguard helmet, clawed gauntlets, greaves, and possibly a belt(?)
The jumpsuit is a two part catsuit designed to protect the wearer from temporal travel and battlefield hazards. the bottom layer, a dark redish-brown, is for safe travel, the pale grey over-suit is a different material and more armored... though, when worn, they fit seamlessly together.
It is lightweight and flexible with a high neck and a zipper-like device from the middle of the throat to the middle of the chest (the Medallion at it's termination is a form of identification badge, like a police officer's shield)

The helmet bares more than a passing resemblance to a Caracal (African "lynx") with its ears back and is the source of her superhero name. It is metal... but I don't know what color it should be, or how it should look (though i drew up a really rough estimation, below.)

Leah's gauntlets run the length of her forearm and are made of an unknown, flexible metal (like thick leather). The metal is a brassy gold color with retractable claws on each finger.

her Greaves are made of the same medal and of a similar design. She doesn't wear shoes.

She may or may not wear a belt in a similar yellow color to her gloves, greaves and ID shield (as a means of holding her gauntlets "sheathed" when not in use) but I'm not sure.... so if someone does take up the challenge, feel free to play with the idea.

Once again, I'm not an artist, but for the most part, I think I've figured out the costume (the helmet is mostly wrong, but I dont know how to make it right, with my limited skills)
SO... here is some reference material:

Lynx's jumpsuit (with one gauntlet and greaves):

(she should probably have more boobage than my drawing has, at least enough for some cleavage ;P but still far less than the typical superheroine)

Lynx's helmet (WIP):

...well, I was using Hawkgirl's Helmet as a model... but it's not really working out. The "face" part seems right.. or at least close... but the ears need to be more like:

with the ears "back" (in "hunting/attack mode" rather than "alert and interested")

and the helmet DEFINITELY needs the signature lynx "ear tufts" on the tips of each ear.

Lynx's gauntlets:
basically just as shown above, but the claws should be more thin and curvy, rather than like little spikes. Rather than "retracting" magically, they actually fold back, like switch-blades, popping out when needed with a flex of the fingertips

so they should really look like thin talons on the end of the gauntlets...

and, just in case anyone wants to draw her holding or sans helmet, this is about what I picture her hair being like, only dark reddish-orange, rather than blonde

That's actually a solid model for her face (minus the raccoon makeup ;P) which is probably more useful to anyone trying to draw her....

Well.... uh... anyway, that's Lynx, if anyone has any questions, or want's to take a shot at her, lemme know?

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Gene for R3ddrag, I'll scan

Gene for R3ddrag, I'll scan it later in the week :)

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Looks awesome, Tempe!

Looks awesome, Tempe!

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Very nice! :D

Very nice! :D

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Very nice indeed! R3 will

Very nice indeed! R3 will love it!

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This is pretty rough, and

This is pretty rough, and mostly for the sake of reference rather than a characterful art piece, but-

Two things: Going by the costume sample, no shoes means barefoot, not tights covering her feet, right? Also, my idea for the belt is that it's only partial and directly attaches to the seams then loops around the back where it has a simple fastening mechanism, like a seat-belt, that is easy to handle without looking. Of course it would still take a few moments without distraction to do so, so it won't be something villains can easily detach in a brawl.

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yep, bare foot as in skin

yep, bare foot as in skin showing, and she's got clawed toes (think i forgot to mention that above)....
I definitely see where you're going with the "belt" and I say roll with it.... it actually might not even be a true "belt" just sort of a SCIENCE! attachment (as shown) for SCIENCING her gauntlets to her sides....

other than that, looks good so far, though the idea of the circular thing in the middle of her chest is like a sci-fi "zipper".... so it's like her suit is "unzipped" down to where the medalion is resting at the middle of her chest , but if she were wearing it properly, the medalion would be at the middle of her throat (like a Pet Collar...get it ;))
....which means she's got a little bit of femme fatale chest/cleavage showing for the sexiness. ;P

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oh, and for a "rough sketch"

oh, and for a "rough sketch" she's already looking pretty good :D

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Thanks folks :)

Thanks folks :)

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Holy wow! :O That's amazing

Holy wow! :O That's amazing Temperus! <3 Love it!! :D Thank you so much! :) -Huge hugs!-

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Here's my favourite sociopath

Here's my favourite sociopath :)
No x-rated stuff please! (She'd hate it!)
Link incase I messed up the image display somehow...http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae71/Zuaros/EvRequest_zps9b2ba16f.png

P.S I know Gene from RP and her picture was cool :)

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Holy wow! :O That's amazing Temperus! <3 Love it!! :D Thank you so much! :) -Huge hugs!-

No probs :)

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Well now! This is an

Well, now. This is an interesting thread! Hope you guys don't mind if I post my main character from CO, seeing that I missed my chance of playing CoX back in the day. :(


If you want to draw her in a full body, let me know. Otherwise you can go from the picture alone, I honestly don't mind. The same pose would be nice and if you wish to share it with others / upload it elsewhere (like deviantART, etc) - you have my full permission. :)

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Skaargoroth, what's the name

Skaargoroth, what's the name of the character? She looks quite interesting. Kato vibe to her.

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Her name is Fantomask and I

Her name is Fantomask and I haven't leveled as she's still at level 6. :) And yeah, haha, that's one of the trivia I plan to bring up once I upload her biography: Her costume design is deeply inspired by Kato, as I do love the old Green Hornet series with Bruce Lee (though I haven't watched much of it, hint hint)!

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Also known in Japan, as I am

Also known in Japan, as I am told by friends who did service in the Western Pacific, as The Kato Show. ^_^

(Looking at the dates on these posts, I'm not sure why this thread showed up as having four new posts on the "See What's New" page...)

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I think it was me. I edited a

I think it was me. I edited a post or two because some images were too big to fit the forum... Earlier I tried linking to a smaller image, but it didn't update, due to a bug. That was fixed a while back, so I finally took the time to change some linkies.

It's not bad that this thread popped up though!
People can still add a request if they wish

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Ah. While looking back to

Ah. While looking back to see if I had put a request in just now, I noticed a couple of those, dated Star Wars Day but in amongst others around 10-11 November of last year ^_^

Speaking of requests, I have my ideas for Goldenrod here but modified somewhat here. Emblem on the belt buckle would be Titan's Legacy; but I'm not sure if they've approved an emblem yet ^_^.

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So what I got from the links

So what I got from the links is:

1) a young Rachel Weisz
2) tunic over tights, short boots

Very confused over the design of the staff, I understood 2 end caps? But umm what shape, just some kind of flat bottle cap? 8 rings? Dispersed but now seeing it on the staff... can you explain further.

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I was thinking of the caps

I was thinking of the caps and the rings being around 6 cm (just over two and a third inches) wide, with the caps also covering the ends. With an overall length of 170 cm (67inches), that would leave spaces of about 12.2 cm (4.8 inches).
The proportions would be about like this:

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SO other than the colors, it

SO other than the colors, it's not very distinguishable... it's nothing like these right...

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs5/i/2004/356/e/b/spears_by_Wen_M.jpg

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Right, not like those ^_^.

Right, not like those ^_^. The metal is mostly there to protect the wood, and would only stick out from the wood a little bit. The symbols, if you get close enough to see them, are engraved into the metal.

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I guess I’ve waited long

I guess I’ve waited long enough. I offer the artists Signe, the Black Valkyrie, my Dark/Dark Defender.

CoH Biography Block:

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From the mists of Niflheim and dark queen Hel, came battle-maid Signe, or ‘New Victory’. Steeped in dark magic, she turned away from Helheim’s path to serve the light of Asgard as a Valkyrie. But that light came from the harvest of Heroes, those the Valkyries chose.

Signe rebelled. Instead of choosing heroes to die, she used her magic to ‘choose the living’, to heal them, so that they might continue to gain glory. This revolt against Asgard’s way was discovered and Signe was cast down, denied the apples of youth, and banished, doomed to wander Midgard (Earth), undying, powerless and alone.

Millennia have passed and Valhalla’s glory is a dim, grey memory, but Odin wants to take advantage of this new Age of Heroes. Seeking an envoy, he hoped for Thor, or Uller, or Heimdall, one of the bright heroes of old, but all he found was dark Signe, toiling among the mortals.

Now revived, re-empowered, the Black Valkyrie has returned to choosing the living, that heroes might gain glory, for the greater good of both worlds.

I’m offering a folder-full of screenshots, hoping to inspire, because her final outfit really isn’t settled. Every game calls for re-interpretation. In the spirit of reinterpretation, I could easily envision this becoming a multi-artist collaboration, if you wanted to do it that way.

Signe is a study in contrasts, hard and soft, dark and light, destroyer and creator. She is a servant of order and a rebel against it. She is a fearsome warrior, a staunch defender, and a compassionate healer.

She is a tall, powerful, beautiful woman, with deep blue eyes and long, night-black hair, contrasting with fair skin. She smiles often, laughs warmly, and genuinely likes people, yet she can be as cold and hard as midnight on a glacier, particularly when ‘choosing’. Some of these pictures emphasize that severity, usually due to limitations in face-choice.

No chainmail bikini, here, Signe is a working girl. She remembers a time when there was no toilet-paper and cooking over an open fire was common, if you had a fire. She also remembers practically everything that she's seen and experienced since then and approves of indoor plumbing, soap that doesn't burn your skin, nice clothes, and other useful developments. So, a relatively Practical outfit, not some fantasy wish-fulfillment.

Her costume consists of a long coat, or robe, over light armor or sturdy clothes, she often wears a sash, skirt or wrap around her hips, and armored boots and gauntlets. A headband, filet, or tiara, often with wings, helps keep her hair out of her eyes. Black and blue are the main colors, with accents in gold, silver, or white. She will wear other colors, but those are traditional with her, when she has a choice.

Thank you for your interest.
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I dig the costume... you need

I dig the costume Fireheart (esp. 4th suit)... you need a to come up with a better descriptive term
than "Bio Block" for the back story though. Sounds a bit too much like constipation.

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Heh, alright, I'll adjust

Heh, alright, I'll adjust that. I have a document with the back-stories of almost all of my characters, from development notes to the final '1023' that fit in the CoH Biography. That makes it easy to copy/paste the character's 'Biography Block'.

A problem I had with her costume was how CoH wouldn't let you combine certain parts. The fancy coat came with 'fur' and you couldn't put your own shoulder-pads on it. The Trenchcoat wouldn't let you use any gloves with 'bulk' or extra plates. Both of them would allow certain chest-pieces and block others.

The Champions costume creator allowed a lot of freedom to combine elements, but the individual parts were limited. Star Wars doesn't allow any sort of layering and has very narrow concepts of proper dress for Jedi. Age of Conan has gorgeously rendered bits and a 'Vanity' costume-layer that allows you to build a visible costume separate from the functional gear, but it's all rather primitive looking, especially at the lower levels.

There's more examples in the photo-folder.

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Fireheart:

Fireheart:

My apologies, while normally I would jump all over this, a woman, a valkyrie, with dark hair... my problem is two fold.

1) She's too similar in look to my own original 20+ year old D&D character, whom I still play every weekend, although virtually on Google+. I mean I have used all those same models in COH, Champions, Star Wars AND AoC... literally... although my character is much more classically fantasy, she has worn the bikini.

2) If I do art of your character, I should be doing art of my character. It would be like having invented Superman, and only drawing other people's variations.

However... I am not opposed to giving it a try, on a one time basis. My questions for you are these...

1) Is this character Modern? Apocalyptic? Futuristic?
2) Why would someone where a coat over armor? You mean a robe the way Jedi do in SW? So a Cape with sleeves basically, and pockets.
3) What kind of armor are we talking here? She protects her torso, but not her head, not her arms and legs. Is this a Cuircass? Or breastplate mostly?
4) Does she have weapons? What are her powers if any...

I can draw any of those screenshots, but they're just as vague as your request. If you narrow this down for me, I think we can work towards a final look you would prefer were possible...

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Okay so I just re-read her

Okay so I just re-read her history... ah okay, so a timeless warrior, wandering the Urf... who's powers are magic? No spear?

Have you seen my drawings of these? A class I took a few months ago, earlier in the year...

http://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Character-Concept-Art-From-Initial-Sketch-to-Final-Design/1310245862/projects/18915

If you like one of the thumbnail sketches I didn't used, feel free to choose 1, and I will use it for your piece...

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I've seen your Valkyrie,

I've seen your Valkyrie, Bobby and she's fantastic. You've also already done art for me, so I don't want to be greedy! That said, if you felt compelled to draw my Valkyrie, I hope you would be able to focus on how she is Different from yours. That would allow you to explore other aspects of the legend. Signe partakes of that legend, but has rebelled against it.

Frankly, she's rebelled against a lot of things. She's a dark mage from a land of dark magic, but she turns away from that, to serve the brighter side of the political spectrum. She turns her dark magic into a positive, healing force. As a mage, she joins a team of warriors and proves that she can hold her own. Finally, she realizes a philosophical difference with the system she's supporting, rebels again, and is cast out.

I'd love to discuss all of the various elements that went into crafting this character, but we'd end up a long way from the art, so I'll try to condense things.

Ancient Norse were largely metal-poor, metal armor in cold climates leads to frozen warriors. Art and legend suggests that Thor and the other Asgardians wore a basic 'armor' of a heavy, quilted coat. It may have been brigandine, ie having plates of horn or metal sewn between layers. Over this, the more wealthy might add a few pieces of what we'd recognize as armor - arm and wrist guards, shin and leg-guards, shoulder-plates, and a helmet. All of which were most likely to be Leather.

Leap forward a few millennia and I created Black Valkyrie's first costume similarly. Top left, in my earlier display, a mid-thigh coat and a skirt, armored boots and gauntlets, shoulders, and thigh-pads. Protects from basic trauma and abrasion, but not expected to stop a high-powered strike. Later, with improved costume options, I worked on a re-design and came up with a half-dozen variations on the theme.

In response to your numbered questions:

1) She is 'modern' in materials and basic science, but ancient retro-Norse in form. Her 'style' tends to slide all through the time-stream, but she always appears elegant and subtle. She's a lady with thousands of years of Fashion to draw on, but who chooses to be unique.

2) So, I have a long coat, for dramatic purposes, but also to break up the silhouette and disguise what she's wearing under it. Yes, as you suggested, a cape with pockets. Great description! *grin* Essentially, it's a part of the 'uniform', as she conceives it - warriors wear a coat into battle. This one may have runes and other protections woven into it. It's her outermost layer of protection.

3) 'Armor' in this case is fairly modern. She wears basic ballistic and impact-resistant armoring to protect her core. The intention is not to make her bullet-proof, but to limit random damage, so that her Healing abilities have time to work. In the latest costume that resembles a shirt and leggings of fine scales, with plates over the vitals and points of contact in the rough-and-tumble, like thighs, arms, and shoulders.

She wears hard armored boots, protecting her feet/ankles/shins/knees, gauntlets to protect forearms and elbows, and often shoulder-pads. In some versions, I have her wearing some form of cuirasse or breastplate, in others it's more of a belly-protector, or just a decorative cloth covering. She's not a knight, but she is a trained warrior and getting up-close-and-personal with her is not going to be fun for anyone. She can and will defend herself.

As for head-protection... I've been a bit torn about that. From a Practical point of view, if she was at all smart, she'd be wearing a combat helmet and face-shield. She should, at least, have her hair braided and put out of the way. And... I just like long, unbound hair. I personally hate wearing hats. I think Signe would see her hair as a badge of rank/class/status and defy anyone to call her on it.

One version of her costume has the coverage going right up to her chin and ears, with a bit of jaw-shield and a metal headband. That would give her a little protection around her face, but it leaves her hair uncovered. I think, if she were in a situation where a helmet was strongly recommended, like riding a motorcycle, or suchlike, she would do up her hair and wear it without a qualm, but not in her daily work.

4) As a Dark/Dark/Dark Defender in CoH, she didn't use a weapon, her power was in her magic, to blind and bind, to drain life and to give life. I think, in a more free-form milieu, she could certainly use a sword as well as anyone, but what I envision her with is a rod. Four feet of dense hardwood, or a cane, or perhaps one of those telescoping batons, called an 'Asp'. Not for any D&D 'healers only use blunt weapons' foolishness, but... hmm, more of a druidic magic-wandish, offense/defense/tool of magic type thing. A rod is a tool, but a sword is a significant object? I'm not exactly sure of my thinking, there.

It occurs to me that a Dark/Dark/Dark Defender, or D4, might not mean much to some readers, so I should explain. A 'Defender' is the healing and buffing/de-buffing class in CoH, and thus, Signe uses 'Dark Miasma' for healing and defense, 'Dark Blast' for offense, and 'Dark Mastery' for utility. Her powers drain the enemy and feed her team. She uses fear and sleep and slow to debilitate, and all of her powers reduce enemy Accuracy until they can't hurt anything. And then they die.

Bobby, if you were to draw this character, I would prefer that you not just draw one of these screenshots, but take inspiration from all of them and draw your imagination. Unlike the previous character you drew for me, I can't pick an actress that has the right combination of austerity and beauty. I see a bit of Anjelica Huston, maybe Catherine Zeta Jones, or Sharon Stone, or a more recent Jennifer Connelly. Signe's face is one where the bone structure rules.

That would be my preference, regardless of which artist draws her. That way, the next time I create her, I can draw inspiration from You!

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Got it, plenty to think on...

Got it, plenty to think on... will give the old college try tomorrow...

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I attempted to draw a

I attempted to draw a portrait of Signe, the black Valkyrie. Hope you like it Fireheart!
Click the link to get the original file.
I'm gonna leave a copy of this in the Collab Central thread, see if anyone feels like coloring .

Oh, I left the chinpiece out on purpose, couldn't quite get it right, so I figured she was halfway getting dressed (or undressed)

Started working on a portrait of Cobblecrow, not sure where it's going yet, but just letting it know .

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That's very pretty DD. :)

That's very pretty DD. :)
The chinguard is the same as the one on Lady Goat
(only I removed the piece that covers the lower lip) if that helps.

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Super drawing, DeeDee!

Super drawing, DeeDee!

The details of Signe's costume are completely subject to variation, so drawing her face uncovered is perfectly valid.

As I was discussing, every game I play her in forces me to re-interpret her outfit. Age of Conan forced me to play several levels while dressed in nothing but a sheer, white bathing-suit that left almost nothing to the imagination. I was stuck on the beach, bashing pirates with a stick, and hoping that one of them would drop some Boots that I could wear!

Actually... yeah, everything in this outfit came from scavenging pirates and headhunters between the beach and the nearest town.

I have never been disappointed by anything you've drawn, DeeDee. I love this one too!

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Okay... still working out

Okay... still working out some of the pencils (needs maybe the staff in her right hand dunno just yet) ... And getting inks down - I get impatient - but heres a direction I'm going. I'll drop the lines later soon as I'm done.
blackvalkyrie by rjakobson, on Flickr
Love the stuff Dee-Dee's doing. Would have started in on that if I'd seen it before I'd started this :(

Need to pay more attention to stuff going on.

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Ooo, I like this too!

Ooo, I like this too!

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Looks like Fireheart is being

Looks like Fireheart is being spoiled! Gratz! hahah. Those are great looking lines mikenovember! Looks like she's about to do something spectacular.

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It's not _I_ who deserves

It's not _I_ who deserves this attention, but Black Valkyrie. Signe is one of my better characters, combining concept, research, story, and AT/Powers, with a pretty good costume.

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Here are some Inks to go with

Here are some Inks to go with that.

Black Valkyrie Inks by rjakobson, on Flickr

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You got some of the greatest

You got some of the greatest artists working on your Black Valkyrie, Fireheart. You one lucky person :P

As for the artists Mike, Bobby and Deedee...WE LOVE Y'ALL!!!!

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather

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Well - Dee, Chris and Bobby

Well - Dee, Chris and Bobby are artists... the stuff people do here blows my mind. Incredible talent running around.

Here is my finished effort... which if anyone wants to jump in on and fix up... please do. My skills have limits and I openly encourage anyone to fix anything I drop down. It's not mine - it's 'ours' :)

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Seeing as how Bobby also

Seeing as how Bobby also mentioned above he may have a go at it Fireheart's really getting the artz treatment.
Thanks to DD for starting the thread in the first place.

Fighting Patriot wrote:

You got some of the greatest artists working on your Black Valkyrie, Fireheart. You one lucky person :P
As for the artists Mike, Bobby and Deedee...WE LOVE Y'ALL!!!!

Don't forget Temperus and Nonsensicles. ;-)
And Mike, you're an artist in my book.

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Many thanks to DD for the

Many thanks to DD for the thread... it's a ton of fun.

And thanks for the compliment. I'm still working on the art thing - getting there. :)

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ChristopherRobin wrote:
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And Mike, you're an artist in my book.

Hell-yeah!

An artist is a person who makes art. Don't diminish your ability.

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You all Rock in my Book guys!

You all Rock in my Book guys!!

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Don't forget Temperus and Nonsensicles. ;-)

Passing the love around!

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Here are the references to my main characters!

Cool! Now to try out some--

Quote:

No X-rated stuff please, thanks!

Oh. Nevermind then! :D

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Foo wrote:
Foo wrote:

......................Oh. Nevermind then! :D

Right?
You would think after that piece with Sapphic Neko, DD would be...
then again that was something of a surprise. ;-)

mikenovember wrote:

.....................And thanks for the compliment. I'm still working on the art thing - getting there. :)

Lol I say that all the time. I'm not satisfied with where I am either.
I always want to keep improving my craft and helping others do likewise.
I think the day you stop working on the art thing is the day you stop being an artist.

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Cheers all! And you're

Cheers all! And you're welcome!
I knew about this thread on the City of Heroes boards, it was then started by my irl good friend Ghost aka Gapy (I forgot what is boardname was atm), though it was bled to death long before the game did. But I thought it was a great thing that it was there and wanted to make sure it was here too. . I'm very glad to see it's actually being used .

Hah! Yeah well, DD has been put in quite a few 'situations' but she still had her cloths on (as far as I know that is....). Thanks anyway for the consideration, Foo *giggles*

It took a while before I saw myself as an artist... in the mean time I accepted it, because everybody else started to call me one .
Mike, you're an artist in my book aswell! Get used to the title, it's yours! .

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Well, since it seems that it

Well, since it seems that it's sort-of kosher to be requesting artwork of our old CoH characters here, I guess I'll toss a few up since I could use some art of them for my story.

Let's start with a favorite of mine, as should be obvious from my signature:

And a reference for just how much of her is purely cybernetic:

Her entire body has been replaced over time except for her brain, most of her digestive system, lungs, heart, and supporting muscles and ligaments in the upper torso for the organic components. Even then there's been heavy cybernetic augmentation to allow for various implants to operate. There is no actual skin left, and it has been years since she's had a proper sense of touch beyond system diagnostics notifying her of extensive damage.

Stygian Variolus is the codename for former Arachnos agent Stacy Orleas. She jumped at the chance to leave the Rogue Isles and to repent the deeds she had done on orders of higher powers. The only problem is that her twin sister wasn't coming with her, was begging her to stay. Kelly was a low-potential psychic that had been fully-indoctrinated into the Night Widows. She knew that if Stacy left, they would end up fighting each other, and one of them would either end up dead or crippled if that happened. Stacy had always been rebellious, not liking that she and Kelly had been conscripted into service and even going do far as to 'deface' her crab-pack weapons by having names engraved on the blade of each leg. Vigilance, Duty, Penance and Honor.

Alas, poor Kelly ended up being tortured after Stacy deserted the cause. Brainwashing is a horrible thing when it is used to twist your love for your only sibling into blind hatred and a thirst for revenge so intense that even mentioning her name is enough to incite homicidal rage. While they had once had uniforms as close as possible to each other as a show of their sisterly bond, Kelly chose to make hers more visibly malevolent after her 'second indoctrination' both to distance herself from the deserter's image and to help strike a bit more fear. She also changed her operative name to an old curse she remembered from a fantasy novel; Kolsen'shea Orbb - Pull the legs off a spider. Something she intended to do the next time they two of them met.

And yes, the two of them are HEAVILY influenced by Beast Wars-era Blackarachnia.

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Hey, I took a shot at Lynx

Hey, I took a shot at Lynx but not sure if I'm getting the ears/head piece right.

The more I tried working with the Caracal (the Cat image posted) I couldn't get it to look right. So... did a bit of google and went with something a bit more like a real Lynx. I was going for a bit more feral - sort of a cross between Hawkgirl's helmet and Wolverine's look... which I didn't get that either but... it's better than my previous five attempts. (Trust me... this is better than the last couple tries.)

Lynx by rjakobson, on Flickr

Anyway, give me some feedback to see if this is moving in a semi-sensible direction.

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... a more recent Jennifer Connelly. Signe's face is one where the bone structure rules.

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Left you the start of something in my thread, but will have to get back to it late tonight...

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@Mikenovember: Oooh I like

@Mikenovember: Oooh I like that! Lynx is not my char ofcourse, but personally, I do like where this is going .

Fireheart might squeal out of joy

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Working through some colors

Working through some colors on her... got a ways to go yet.

Lynx-Colors by rjakobson, on Flickr

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I can see that going

I can see that going somewhere awesome!

Here's a little something I was working on and finally finished.
Cobblecrow. Afterglow, I hope I got it right, because the refs were a bit unclear as the images were small and barely had details.
Figured I'd go with a portrait again, leaving the suit to imagination .
Click on the image to go to my DA page where you can download the original file.

P.S. I left a copy (with link to drawing without background) in the Collab Thread.

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Some statistics, just for fun

Some statistics, just for fun...
24 characters have been requested. 14 of them have been met (some even several times).

16 different people have put in one or several requests, 12 of them got some/several free art out of it.

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I always feel strange going

I always feel strange going in on threads like these because i feel bad requesting art with no compensation for the artist :-x But if anyone would like to do one of my characters i would appreciate it, Lets see if i can do this IMG tag thing right....

These are of my default hero Titan, your basic super strength and invulnerable flying brick. Personality wise he can be a bit of a wise ass and overconfident (but who wouldnt be when they can just shrug off tank guns and cannon fire? :-p) and on a bad day maybe even come off as a bit smug, but is a true hero and tries his best to make the world a better place and protect those who cant protect themselves.

First a picture of him standing neutrally, masked and unmasked (if it helps), Then one of him in his standard pose (his silver tights are supposed to be somewhat metallic, like a dull mylar) Both were done in heromachine 3, great program for the artistically impaired like me!

Also here is his Emblem i designed, and a shot from how he looked in CoX for reference (didnt have any good medium length slicked back hair in C0X :-/)

I apologize for the length, i could not get spoiler tags to work >.<

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Great refs Zanje! That's a

Great refs Zanje! That's a neat trick, working with Heromachine. Great for creating a global idea of your character.

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Darth Delicious wrote:
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Great refs Zanje! That's a neat trick, working with Heromachine. Great for creating a global idea of your character.

Thanks! it really is, i use it a lot for when we play PnP to make a solid design for the character i can visualize, just not put to paper myself. I totally recommend to anyone who wants to get their creative juices flowing :-) also editted my post to add some personality info.

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It's a fun tool to create

It's a fun tool to create with but I gotta say I'm kind of spoiled by having Icon...
at least until the new City of Titans AB comes along.

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Hello,

Hello,
I'd like to request art of my main from CoV, "GS Necro", Galrithius Songtum Necrobis, a Necro/Dark Mastermind. He occupied two costumes, an old armour and skulls one, and a high tech Star Lords (the SG my dad and I founded) outfit.

It's unfortunate my old tower's HDD had to have a corruption of sort, so not all screenshots were preserved, here are the best I could come up with.

Star Lords Outfit:

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The costume is tights, with, as seen in the screen, grey bands on the wrists and calves, stars from the waist and shoulder, and a large star logo on the chest. The chest logo would ideally be more glossy, with the middle of the star more glass-like, like the texture of Obsidian. The shoulders have a high tech piece. The head had a cowl that covers up to his nose, and a facepiece that covers the rest of his face, from nose to hairline (The vanguard facepeice was used), and the hair itself was fairly spiked, but i prefer the hair as shown in my avatar, from the Hero Machine. he had a black cape that covered his shoulders (above the tech pads, covering the medial half).
The costume is very dark overall, with facepeices, hair, and cowl being pitch black.

The Rocket boots were added to this costume in a later addition, and his dark blasts and eye aura were coloured dark purple, to mimic the warshade aura.

Here is an early version of the skulls and armour costume

Unfortunately, this was then SG colours were on, the yellow parts are usually a dark red.
As seen, the hair is the same, though later I had greyish strands were the yellow was. I'd've liked the eyebrows to be less pronounced, and again, more like the avatar. Eyes blank, with no vessels, iris, or pupil. The chest normally had a large skull, but again, SG mode :p. the boots were very much like the gloves, skulls.
Rather than the "insectoid armour" in CoH, i'd've liked something more like the daedric armour (minus kilt and shoulders), like below.

The dark blasts were much like the Legacy version, with a slight tint of red.

Either version would made me happy :)

Pose-wise: Something like one of the below would be awesome

or this (minus staff, zombies included):

Idk what to offer other than gratitude if one is done :)


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Obviously taking a few

Obviously taking a few liberties here... but here's kinda the direction I'm headed. It's rough - I'll keep refining - it's a WIP so -- we'll see where it gets to.

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That is awesome! :)

That is awesome! :)


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Final bits... could not do

Final bits... could not do zombies worth a crap... lol

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Amazing work Mike! Thanks! :)

Amazing work Mike! Thanks! :)


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No problem was a ton of fun.

No problem was a ton of fun. :)

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Alright, out of curiosity

Alright, out of curiosity could you guys wrangle up a piece of art relying on a description? If so I may have a request.

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I'd say to float your best

I'd say to float your best description and see if anyone asks questions, but I've been lucky.

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I've done drawings on

I've done drawings on descriptions before. The outcome really depends on how specific your description is, how much of a perfectionist you are about the outcome, and if your artist and you are able/willing to work together on it.

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Alright then, I can work with

Alright then, I can work with that. So give me a bit to wrangle up a description, and I'll get back to you guys! Oh, and thank you in advance for this and being awesome artists! :D

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Personally I prefer an image,

Personally I prefer an image, but indeed.. it does depend on how well your description is put together, and oh well... what Foo said!

Speaking of Foo... he was so humble to put in a link in here.. I find it not enough and just wanna share because I LOVE it!
(clicking the image brings you to Foo's thread)


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Humble? Never! I just assume

Humble? Never! I just assume request threads are for requests, not final products.

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Alright, I believe I have

Alright, I believe I have cobbled together a appropriate description!

Her body is fit and defined, incredibly so for her age and her muscle, while not distracting is visible to the naked eye even underneath her unzipped black leather jacket, scarlet lace top, black skinny jeans, and midnight shaded ugs.

Her skin is pale, not unusually so but noticeable enough, like a porcelain doll it comparison, with long naturally curly strands of auburn near scarlet hair held within a fashionable French bun. Her most striking feature however are her eyes, a piercing and rather hypnotizing hazel, once you catch her gaze it's very difficult to pull away. Lastly, the effect worthy of note on her person is a pristine golden necklace draped carefully upon her neck, it's centerpiece a milky scarlet opal that appears to shift inside it's form as it catches the beams from the skylight above.

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I feel I must point out that

I feel I must point out that you said she's fit "for her age" but then didn't say what age she was. Is she really young or an old lady? I'm assuming young due to the Uggs, but I dunno!

Also, stats are good. Height, weight, rough measurements, as well as things like race and power set, if any.

Going by what you've described, I'd draw a slightly underage girl, possibly Asian, wearing a leather jacket and jewellery. Close?

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Alright, to clarify, she is a

Alright, to clarify, she is a teenager, of Eastern European descent, age 16. Her height is 5'7, her weight is a healthy 125 pounds, and her race is a Vampire, hence her paleness! Her power aside from the standard vampiric abilities is persuasion and coercion via locking eyesight, so her eyes are visually hypnotizing and slightly chromatic. And lastly, her only piece of jewelry is that amulet mentioned above!

I hope this does help clarify things!

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I'm gonna agree with Foo here

I'm gonna agree with Foo here... description is nice, but you're not giving us facts, you're giving us mood. Hypnotic eyes? Uh huh... Chromatic eyes! Much better.

I am a portrait artist at heart. So I always ask:

1) Who would you cast as this person in a movie.

I also do what I call a Mood Board. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_board

This is a fashion design trick, but for me, I make an empty folder with the character's name, and I fill it full of:

2) Images of the actor the client suggested
3) If they wear a specific kind of clothing or armor, more images of these things, both for texture, design, color and detail, whether ornate or simple
4) color palettes of other paintings I like that give me a mood I want to use for this character
5) weapon or item references, in your case it would be jewelry related

When my folder is full to the point of the imagery is making me dying to draw. I start sketching.

Some clients already have ideas of these kinds of details. So I ask them to send me things that inspire them about this character.

I will usually get images similar to what I placed in my folder, but if they had a specific idea, I want to know that, so I don't have to guess.

Guessing sucks, guessing is time consuming. Guessing is time not spent drawing.

If the client doesn't know their character, it's like pulling teeth from a non-visual person to THINK visually. And that's usually what I end up doing.

However if the client really knows their vision, they've already done a lot of this kind of thinking for years. My job is to filter that info into something agreed upon OR
aethetically pleasing enough in my style to make them happy.

So while you have narrowed somethings down, Foo had to do the dental work...

In the end this is like a cheesy lawyer commercial, " Help us, help you... " :D

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