~ Collab Central ~

319 posts / 0 new
Last post
ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
~ Collab Central ~

Everyone loves a good collab!
You never know what direction your piece will go or what vision someone else may have for your art.
I've participated in like 20 of them and even created a thread specifically for them on the 606
We need something like that here so I'm starting up a thread here just for collaborations.

For example.
----------------------------
Really proud of this one as it's the result of a quadruple collab.
It was originally the prize for a contest I held and
was supposed to be just a pencil drawing.

Then the winner (Goblin Queen) put it up in the collab thread on the CoH 606 forums
and 3 other artists applied their talents to it helping to make it what it is today.

Darth Delicious was the first, she put down some flats and the lightning bolt for his iris.
Ransim then came along and added a scale pattern to him.
H3nRi then added the armor plate.

Finally I came back in finished the coloring, darkened the whole
image into a night scene and added the lightning. This was the final result.

Some thoughts from experience
--------------------------
1. Keep it polite: Kinda goes without saying but everyone is coming from different backgrounds and
skill levels, it's not about perfection, it's about working together and learning from each other.
2. Communication is key: If you are unsure about something, ask. Also a quick post to
announce what you are working on is helpful (i.e. "hey I'm going to ink these
lines") in case multiple projects spring up around the same piece.
3. The goal is addition not subtraction: Try to add something to the existing piece without
taking too much away. Some adjustment and tweaking should be fine but
ground up redraws or complete paint-overs are for another thread.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Throw this in here to get

Throwing this in here to get things started. This is a birthday drawing/gift artz I did this year for Caemgen. Anyone who wants to try inking or coloring it feel free! :)

Larger version can be found by clicking the thumbnail.
Click the magnifying glass icon in the lower right corner twice to get
the large version, then right click it and choose "save image as" to pull a copy.

Got some linework you are interested in letting others experiment on? Drop it in. :)

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Here's another with a bit

Here's another with a bit less detailing on it.
There is a collab in the works on DA for this but if
anyone here wants to have a go at it feel free. The more the merrier. :)

Or this is a more sketchy shot of a hero using Ninja run if any want looser lines to practice inking on.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Collabs!! Collabs are awesome

Collabs!! Collabs are awesome! I speak from several experiences

CR, maybe it's handy to put in a link to references to the characters so participants can get the colors right?

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Indeed you do. Your avatar is

Indeed you do. Your avatar is still one of my favorite collabs.
A capital idea DD.

For Caemgen I'd just link to his DA ref art model sheet.

Caemgen model Sheet colored

Brahn's primary suit colors are pretty much shades of red, red hair, brown skin and green eyes.
He has other suits though so there is some leeway if you want to go another direction with the hair/skin/eyes.
I'd fire up Icon and post all his suits here but since this is only a bust it shouldn't be a problem.

And the Ninja Run character I'm actually going to leave
open to however peeps want to interpret it. Surprise me. :)

Also if there is some other linework I have that you would
rather color instead just PM me or ask in this thread.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
As mentioned I got a pleasant

As mentioned I got a pleasant surprise surprise on DA the other day (love it when that happens!).
Digital Elf decided she liked the look of my Brahn bust enough to color it up. Here was her result.

I went on to punch it up a bit by adding some more
shadows and highlighting for contrast, here is my results thus far.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
It's amazing what a little

It's amazing what a little contrast can do!

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Tiger
Tiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Developerkickstarter
Joined: 10/02/2013 - 21:43
Very nice, I like the

Very nice, I like the evolution of the work!

"If people say it can't be done, then you're on the right path."
Comic Book Lead

Bobby Aquitania
Bobby Aquitania's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: 11/01/2013 - 12:02
I might have over done it

I might have over done it with the fire... lol...

GhostHack
GhostHack's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 7 months ago
kickstarter
Joined: 10/28/2013 - 11:43
So.... PLEASE don't make fun

So.... PLEASE don't make fun of my awfulness, but I loved both versions of Orion that LJ painted and wanted to combine the very different aesthetics into a single look.... and basically just ended up ruining some of his awesome art.....

Again, no offense intended to him, and please do check out the (unruined) originals on his thread HERE

So, this is what I came up with... keeping the George Washington coat "pattern" on a jumpsuit, and the color aesthetic of the original (put the cowl back on but also added a gold stripe down the legs)
please continue to ignore the hands....

Other than my awful abilities at art... I really like this latest mix of LJ's two great pieces...... and other than my awful abilities... any thoughts/comments on the look?

___________________________________
....Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars...

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Yay for putting this up! And

Yay for putting this up! And wow! That's quite different from what Bobby came up with hahaha, but I see where you're planning on going with it. I'll try and put some DeeDeeness in there aswell.
So yes... even scribbles count!

Lol, yeah you may have gone overboard with the fire, Bobby I do like the bright colors though!

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Bobby Aquitania
Bobby Aquitania's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: 11/01/2013 - 12:02
I actually have an unfinished

I actually have an unfinished piece of that character somewhere... done last year I think. Yipes, not even sure where to look for that... it maybe titled Untitled... I know it's only in the gray stages, doy this is gonna bug me till I find it.

GH: I gotta fix that hand, it's killing me... I'll put together your changes too. I just reread the description and totally missed the red accents and that he has gold boots.

Looks like it's revision day pour moi...

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Well, I had a go at it aswell

Well, I had a go (for one hour) at it aswell, though hands are not my strong suit, so I barely touched those
I took Bobby's version to work on though, to keep as much of his work as possible and my goal was to get the costume that was suggested.

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

GhostHack
GhostHack's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 7 months ago
kickstarter
Joined: 10/28/2013 - 11:43
I'm really liking where this

I'm really liking where this is leading :D

though I definitely have to say the gold piping along the ribs definitly need to be pointy at the sternum, or it loses the "coat" vibe (or is that just me?)
also, i'm not sure which is better, the putty-grey, or black (I'm partial to grey, cause I like neutral tones, as they're atypical and thus more unique ;))
anyone have an aesthetic opinion? Is the higher contrast black a better fit... does it make a bigger statement.... or does the unusualness of the duller/faded blues and greys come across as more individual and unique...????

___________________________________
....Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars...

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Okay... *blushes* I couldn't

Okay... *blushes* I couldn't let it go, so I worked another 20 minutes on it. Now looking at proportions and made the gold stripe pointer as you suggested, GH. Also added a few more highlights (he might be a little too muscular now though) and fixed the missing parts of the background which I accidentally caused in the previous version. And finally added both Bobby's and my signature. Eventhough I still see things that may still need some work... I'm gonna let it go *nods seriously* I'll leave that up to someone else! There's room for another signature afterall . This was fun!

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

GhostHack
GhostHack's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 7 months ago
kickstarter
Joined: 10/28/2013 - 11:43
he looks great, Dee... i'm

he looks great, Dee... i'm fairly certain that THIS is Orion..... of course, there's no way I'll be able to make him look like this, in game..... but i've got two years to enjoy him ;)

___________________________________
....Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars...

Steamtank
Steamtank's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 1 week ago
kickstarter
Joined: 10/05/2013 - 16:02
i look at it this way...

i look at it this way...

the more random costume stuff we post... the bigger a chance something like it might wind up in game... after all the very people making the outfits are our forum comrades.

Supporting how I can, Starting up a DA group for art, stories, and concepts to be collected
http://city-of-titans.deviantart.com/
Please join up if you plan to make or collect CoT related art.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Dropping this off if anyone

Dropping this off if anyone wants to ink or color it up.
Her colors and chest emblem can be found here. http://fav.me/d6h9hy5

Bobby Aquitania wrote:

I might have over done it with the fire... lol...

lol! Just a tad but no worries I love seeing different takes on his look. This one practically screams fire tank!
Thanks for another cool collab man, this is what our third or fourth now?

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Dee (the other one) went

Dee (the other one) went ahead and colored up her birthday present.
I love the soft, muted style of coloring she used here. Great results!

Tiger
Tiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Developerkickstarter
Joined: 10/02/2013 - 21:43
Nicely done, I enjoy the

Nicely done, I enjoy the tones and color choice.

"If people say it can't be done, then you're on the right path."
Comic Book Lead

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Yeah me too. I really like

Yeah me too. I really like the way she softened it up and
applied some of her own style. Collabs are so awesome.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
That is gorgeous!! Dee's are

That is gorgeous!! Dee's are awesome!

I was planning on giving it a shot myself, after finishing up the Egyptian catgirl, but I don't wanna touch it anymore! I really like it like this!

Did you manage to lure her into this forum yet?

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Yeah. It turned into a fine

Yeah. It turned into a fine collab.
She may just lurk a while and see how things go around here.
She's on DA though if you want to watch her or favorite it.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
ChristopherRobin wrote:
ChristopherRobin wrote:

She's on DA though if you want to watch her or favorite it.

I'm waaay ahead!

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
Any colorist want to help me

Any colorist want to help me come up with the color blocking for my SG?

I've got some rough pencils i've done here: http://jaybezz.deviantart.com/gallery/ but I still don't have a real plan on how to execute them in color.

I'm looking at:

Black/Rubber/Gold
Yellow/Rubber/Grey
Blue/Rubber/Silver
Blue/Silver/Rubber
Tan/Brown/White
Red/Black/Gold

I don't need ALL these combinations but this is what i'm looking at atm. Anyhow if you're into it hit me up.

Crowd Control Enthusiast

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Just to be clear Jay are you

Just to be clear Jay are you meaning any of these color combinations might work for any of the characters
in the gallery you linked to? Or do you mean you need to decide on one setup for all of them
and these are the color options you've narrowed your choices down to?


Also you may just want to pick one character, your favorite design perhaps and post that here if you
want to collaborate. Seems less daunting than the hundreds of possible combinations
you have now and is more in the spirit of the thread.

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
I have ideas in my head as to

I have ideas in my head as to which costume piece is which color but i don't know what I like until i see it.. and to see it I need more talent and technique than I have now.

The Leg Armor and Jacket are the same color and the stripes are the same color and the emblem is the same color but I can't decide on which combo gives the "feel" that I'm going for. For instance I like black/gold but fear it may "feel" to evil. Blue and Black may not have enough contrast. Blue and Silver I like but may be too "cop like". I just don't know till I see it.

Oh and if you were to use one model it would be:
http://jaybezz.deviantart.com/art/Vitality-Front-Tights-413247527 and http://jaybezz.deviantart.com/art/Vitality-Front-413247198

Crowd Control Enthusiast

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
The template is:

The template is:
Tights/Pads/Emblems

JayBezz wrote:

I'm looking at:
Black/Rubber/Gold
Yellow/Rubber/Grey
Blue/Rubber/Silver
Blue/Silver/Rubber
Tan/Brown/White
Red/Black/Gold

I've uploaded a lot of swatch samples to http://sta.sh/2165gp2kp5y0 I picked the basic color but if you play with hue (using light blue instead of navy) and it comes out great I'm grateful for it.

Fingers crossed.

Crowd Control Enthusiast

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Well here's one possibility

Well here's one possibility Jay.
I chose to try Blue (for the armor) Rubber (for the undersuit)
and Silver (for the emblems). I'm guessing you meant a shade of grey when you said rubber?


Still not really a fan of the crotch button, as it's been called (it's more like a below-the-navel emblem now),
I think it might go better on the chest somewhere to bring it in line with the shoulder emblems
but that is just my opinion. The rest of the suit is pretty sweet though. Nice design.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Cleaned it up a bit and added

Cleaned it up a bit and added some more
contrast to punch up the colors.
Cheers!

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
Thank you much!! I like the

Thank you much!! I like the contrast of color but can't help but feel the colored armor makes the look more "animated" than what I'm going for. I think i'd switch out the two (The rubber where the black is in your image).. Thanks I wouldn't have known unless/until you showed me.

seriously appreach'd

I like the Yellow but it makes me think of either AIM or the All New X-Factor.. I don't want to be seen as derivative.

Crowd Control Enthusiast

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
I do not know what you mean

I do not know what you mean with "animated", but do you mean you'ld like to see the colors switched? Like this?

I may not have used the exact color CR used, but I tried to keep at least his shading.

It's rather difficult for any artist to create something based on a variaty of ideas and still make something the owner of the char actually likes.
You can make it easier not only by actually chosing the color(s) and make the picture in your head more clear before asking people to draw or color stuff for you . Perhaps using the CoH costume creator (which you can still use ) may be of help with chosing colors? The exact outfit can't be created, but there are simular options.

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
That's GREAT DD! The white

That's GREAT DD! The white triangles would be the same as the background to make the Δ symbol but I REALLY like that!

Now what would happen if the Blue were turned Red? Yellow?

WHen I say animated, the idea of having "blue armor" seems less in the realm of realism as having "rubber or chrome colored armor". Not that Iron Man isn't realistic.. it just seemed like a cartoon/animation medium and I want to go for more realism.

PS, you guys are great for doing that for me.. i have no idea how difficult it was for you but it's amazing to see!

Crowd Control Enthusiast

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
So glad to see this thread

So glad to see this thread back!

I didn't see anyone grab the pic of Caemgen yet, so here is a stab at it at least to start off with anyways.

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
Did a little more work on

Did a little more work on this one, hope I don't throw anyone off.

Tiger
Tiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Developerkickstarter
Joined: 10/02/2013 - 21:43
Looks good to me. :)

Looks good to me. :)

"If people say it can't be done, then you're on the right path."
Comic Book Lead

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
Thanks Tiger!

Thanks Tiger!

If no one grabs it up in next few days I might play with it some more, kinda hope someone will help with the hair tho, I'm not the best at hair, lol.

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
I'd been playing with it a

I'd been playing with it a bit - the hair actually and shoulder. Still gnawing away. For me, hair takes forever. Let me post an update this afternoon.

Caemegen2 by rjakobson, on Flickr

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Updated the hair, horns and

Updated the hair, horns and shoulder.

Caemegen by rjakobson, on Flickr

Fireheart
Fireheart's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 53 min ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/05/2013 - 13:45
Good Horns!

Good Horns!

Be Well!
Fireheart

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
And... my final bit...

And... my final bit... getting the colors on the armor right (although I really like the bronze). I wanted to push a bit of ancient armor rather than just raw iron - colors still not quite there, but it's best I can do.

Caemegen by rjakobson, on Flickr

Foradain
Foradain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/25/2013 - 21:06
mikenovember wrote:
mikenovember wrote:

I wanted to push a bit of ancient armor rather than just raw iron - colors still not quite there, but it's best I can do.

That's because someone substituted orichalcum for your iron ^_^

Foradain, Mage of Phoenix Rising.
Millennium City Refugee
Foradain's Character Conclave

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Working on the Blue/Silver

Working on the Blue/Silver/Rubber ...
Cavalier_01 by rjakobson, on Flickr

And then I'll give a shot at the Red/Black/Gold
Cavalier_1_Red by rjakobson, on Flickr

Tiger
Tiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Developerkickstarter
Joined: 10/02/2013 - 21:43
All looks great MN!

All looks great MN!

"If people say it can't be done, then you're on the right path."
Comic Book Lead

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
Firstly I'm sending these to

Firstly I'm sending these to my SG mate. He will flip his lid (http://until-delta.guildportal.com/). Amazing work there!

The Red is actually appealing to me.. but I have the fear that Red/Rubber somehow translates to "evil". Blue seems more "Lawful". Our SG organization is government but not a governing body like police.. we're sanctioned espionage.

Does the blue translate better than the red or Is that just a "me" concern?

- -

I have to say a huge thank you MikeNovember Seriously great work.

Crowd Control Enthusiast

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Thanks...

Thanks...

Not done completely - but enough to give some ideas on colors. Not thrilled with the silver or the gold on these as they're pretty quick. I'll share out the PSDs when I'm farther along.

As for blue/red good/evil... yes, blue is a calming color - which is one of the reasons it's used for police uniforms, blues, earth tones - - are calming so are often chosen for law enforcement. Red is an aggressive color so it's often used for military dress uniforms and uniforms designed to get peoples attention.

My own thought is - let your SG members decide - and allow them to use any of the color schemes.

Your uniforms are clearly defined. Your logos are clearly visible and they're clean and organized. Most 'evil' uniforms are darker, they're often tattered, dirty, gritty. So I doubt it is a problem and allowing some color choices is a good way to improve over all moral within an SG.

At it's peak KRTS - the SG I had, had 75 active members in the primarySG, and 38 in our Secondary, with similar numbers on the villain side.

Moral was always a problem. And since we Kings Row Taxi's -- our colors were yellow and black. We looked like bumble bees no matter what we did. We kept two rules... one we didn't care what you did with your costume so long as you had a costume that had yellow and black for 'ceremony' and when we were working as an 'official sg'. Most people would wear the colors with pride and no one ever had to ask, but it was the knowledge they had choices that made it more family and less authority.

On our big anniversary - we all wore colors and announced we were going to clear the hollows completely and hold it for 3 minutes. 60+ level 50s - all in yellow spaced evenly - all across he hollows dropping AOEs. Those are the moments your SG will remember - costumes? Eh. What you do when you're in them... priceless.

In your case your SG has 'a look' so color won't affect things so much since your visual look is very distinctive. I'd have patrol colors, stealth and battle suit colors as a way to explain it.

Just a thought.

I'll grab some of the other SG members and do some stuff with them so you can see what they'd look like.

Cavalier_Red by rjakobson, on Flickr

Cavalier_blue by rjakobson, on Flickr

Update...

Didn't have time to refine this (Cavalier is a image I already had) - I'll clean it up later for you... but here's Vitality in Red and in Blue

Vitality_Red by rjakobson, on Flickr

Vitality_Blue by rjakobson, on Flickr

Crescent Wave by rjakobson, on Flickr

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
Anyone who knows Vitality

Anyone who knows Vitality knows that no matter how bad the heads upstairs sanction him for it he'll be wearing black, LOL. He's invulnerable and pretty much does what he wants.

We are not a "large" type of SG. We're a group of about 8 players who play together with basically each other (we RP with others in game but we keep our number small purposefully). Uniforms are not for all SGs but they've become apart of us. They provide recognition from afar (when you see a DE:LTA agent you know it) and a sense of belonging together. The joy of having a costume set that is available to us exclusively is SO awesome that I want to make sure to get it right. And yes we'll likely all vote on color internally. I think the nostalgia of our old Blue and Silver will win out but I want to be sure the team knows Titan City is a whole new city for us to thanklessly save, just as we did Paragon and Millennium City.

- -

Crescentwave is the combination of costume that I envisioned originally. The leg plates and jacket being the silver as well. I'm sure Matt will just LOVE seeing her as a blonde (she's a rather PROUD brunette, hair-flipping socialite so that joke landed perfectly and you didn't even know it!)

Crowd Control Enthusiast

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
JayBezz wrote:
JayBezz wrote:

Crescentwave is the combination of costume that I envisioned originally. The leg plates and jacket being the silver as well. I'm sure Matt will just LOVE seeing her as a blonde (she's a rather PROUD brunette, hair-flipping socialite so that joke landed perfectly and you didn't even know it!)

Wish I'd known her hair color sooner - Brunette is sooo much easier to deal with than blonde. LOL

I'll fix it (see below). Easy enough to do. I'm assuming that there's one for each SG member on your deviant page? I'm trying to collect them into a group... here's the first 3 - like I said, I'll get her hair brunette tomorrow and make sure you have access to the PSD if you want when I get finished adding them all in it.

DELTA_SG by rjakobson, on Flickr

Bobby Aquitania
Bobby Aquitania's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: 11/01/2013 - 12:02
Wow I've missed a lot.

Wow I've missed a lot.

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
Just shared this on the SG

Just shared this on the SG Board. You are... amazingly awesome for this. I know Vitality is on these boards.. I'm so excited to get the others on borad!

Great work and Thank You from the pit of my geeky heart

Crowd Control Enthusiast

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
I am loving this thread! ^_^.

I am loving this thread! . When I have some more time on my hands again, I shall see what I can do about whatever I can find in here

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Foradain wrote:
Foradain wrote:

mikenovember wrote:
I wanted to push a bit of ancient armor rather than just raw iron - colors still not quite there, but it's best I can do.

That's because someone substituted orichalcum for your iron ^_^

:) Plato / Atlantean reference... nice. And... you are correct, although I didn't think anyone else knew the name of the stuff kinda obscure. Mixture of Bronze and Iron - and a bit more reddish hue to it, very early roman metal they supposedly learned to make from Atlanteans, good for armor.

I usually steal texture and colors from old coins and stuff when I can. (Imagination? Creativity??!??! BAH! That's why we invented the internet! So we could go look stuff up!)

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Had some time today, so have

Had some time today, so have been tinkering a bit on Caemgen.
Here's a before and after preview, will tinker a little more tomorrow (it is now sleepy-time fore me), so stay tuned!

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Foradain
Foradain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/25/2013 - 21:06
mikenovember wrote:
mikenovember wrote:

Foradain wrote:

That's because someone substituted orichalcum for your iron ^_^

:) Plato / Atlantean reference... nice. And... you are correct, although I didn't think anyone else knew the name of the stuff kinda obscure. Mixture of Bronze and Iron - and a bit more reddish hue to it, very early roman metal they supposedly learned to make from Atlanteans, good for armor.
I usually steal texture and colors from old coins and stuff when I can. (Imagination? Creativity??!??! BAH! That's why we invented the internet! So we could go look stuff up!)

In my tabletop game worlds (on the rare occasion any player thinks to ask, or to run an analysis), the Atlantean version of orichalcum (that the Romans were just guessing at) is about a 10.5% aluminum bronze, that takes enchantments very easily, and even without enchantments has good corrosion resistance. Of course, without easy access to electricity, it takes magic to refine the bauxite ^_^

Foradain, Mage of Phoenix Rising.
Millennium City Refugee
Foradain's Character Conclave

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Started working on this - and

Started working on this - face isn't what I want yet - I have serious issues with the nose.

Orion by rjakobson, on Flickr

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
oooh! I remember him!

oooh! I remember him! . Ah yes the nose. In the drawing it looks like a nose from the front side, while the head is turned a little.

In the mean time, I did my final part on Caemgen.
Turned the yellow eyes red, as I found in the description that his eyes are red, tried fixing the hornpositions and gave back some shineyness to the armor as it looked really good in the golden version mikenovember did . And last but not least added a simple background. - click for actual size -


And here's a WIP.gif, because we like 'm

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Wow I go away for a week and

Wow! Suddenly it's a collab-fest!
Great job Mike, LG and of course DD.
Moar! Moar I say!

Also Orichalcum made me think of Shadowrun http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Orichalcum
but then I used roleplay old school with paper, pencil and dice.

Darth Delicious wrote:

And here's a WIP.gif, because we like 'm......

Hey that's my line!

On the note of Caemgen his eyes have been portrayed as everything from yellow to gold to silver to white to amber. Officially they are red with an amber glow when he gets angry. http://kaemgen.deviantart.com/art/Caemgen-model-Sheet-colored-245826915

And hey how awesome is it that we already have a quadruple collab?

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
I stole your line, but I used

I stole your line, but I used it well

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Indeed.

Indeed.

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Darth Delicious wrote:
Darth Delicious wrote:

oooh! I remember him! . Ah yes the nose. In the drawing it looks like a nose from the front side, while the head is turned a little.

Yeah... I'll play with it some more today since I have time. (Hates having time... loves to at least be able to play with things...)

I'm going to start dropping my psd (photoshop) files into the Collab section in this shared folder - which if anyone wants to start munching on anything I've done and posted here -- feel free to do so.

Spoiler Alert: I am told I tend to have insanely large PSDs -- so please also feel free to do horribly mean things to make them smaller. If you really can't open one - let me know and I'll flatten the layers with a large mallet until you can.

I'll also drop in a copy of my ABR (brushes) which I use. I've collected a couple hundred over the years - this is just the ones I use the most. It's basically various kinds of charcoal, pencil, ink, marker, feathering / shadow and smudge textures that's kind of a swiss army knife for me . So if you're sane, load it, remove all the brushes you don't need and resave it. It's 167 mb and it's a brush file - that's the kind of thing a nutter uses. (Eyes my current brush file at work ... over 320 mb... cringes...)

Also... Anyone who wants any other patterns, styles, brushes I've used - ask me and I'll drop'em here. I've got a collection that's massive - I think I have like 200 something Styles for different typography work alone. To be honest not even I know whats in there anymore - every time I see something I like or might be able to use, I've grabbed it and tossed it in my tools folder.

Anway you can access them here:
OneDrive:
http://1drv.ms/R7De9k

Kaemgen
Kaemgen's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
kickstarter
Joined: 10/05/2013 - 12:08
Wow! Awesome job everyone!!

Wow! Awesome job everyone!! Caemgen looks great!! :D

Wow, I don't look at these boards for a few months and just look what happens! ;)

As for the eye color, armor color and such... There really is no right or correct version. Caemgen's always been very open to interpretation, partly because he's always been a work in progress in my head and partly because artists always just seem to put their own spin on him and I've always found that cool... This four way (is that legal??) looks awesome! Thanks a bunch to you all for wanting to spend time on him!

---
Not quite normal...

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Okay... so fixed the nose a

Okay... so fixed the nose a bit and the mouth being what it was... made the face really more feminine so... changed that up a bit...

Orion by rjakobson, on Flickr

And.. since one of the homages listed was Captain Marvel ... thought I'd toss the hair of the pre-Carol Danvers Marvel on him just for grins...

Orion_Hair by rjakobson, on Flickr

PSDs an all that good stuff are at:
http://1drv.ms/R7De9k

Bobby Aquitania
Bobby Aquitania's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: 11/01/2013 - 12:02
Left some gift art for

Left some gift art for Jaybezz in my thread, thanks again for the inspiration, and also to CR, Dee Dee and Mike November for all their initial work hammering out the concept of Vitality.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Glad I could help!

Glad I could help!

Oh and here's the link to Bobby's thread

mikenovember, that is looking good! I like the style. I have one question though ... what happend to his feet?

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

JayBezz
JayBezz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/08/2013 - 14:54
Bobby Aquitania wrote:
Bobby Aquitania wrote:

Left some gift art for Jaybezz in my thread, thanks again for the inspiration, and also to CR, Dee Dee and Mike November for all their initial work hammering out the concept of Vitality.

Not just me.. I'm pretty sure Vitality himself loves it too!

Crowd Control Enthusiast

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Darth Delicious wrote:
Darth Delicious wrote:

what happend to his feet?

LOL... actually that's the trim area from the photoshop file.

Its a comic art template I picked up on -- deviantart -- that nicely sets up layers and everything -- including the printed trim areas.

5-4-2014 8-01-12 PM

My brush lines, etc., bleed over it - but when printed its just the area you see inside the white. I turned off the matte layer - so you got to see the bleed over. I should have cropped it appropriately but ... I'm kinda lazy on most of my stuff.

I had been doing everything on a 10x15 300 px as I understand from Marvel that's their standard. May go back to that. It's nice to have the template but as I am not really doing this for an actual comic ... it's kind of silly.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Hehehe, just because you don


Hehehe, just because you don't use the artpiece for anything, doesn't make it silly. If you really want to "use" it... you can always say "I made it for practise purposes" . And that's not silly, now is it

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
Wow this thread lit up over

Wow this thread lit up over the last week or so how nice!!

Love all the art so far, glad to be a part of some of it!

Any new lines out there?

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
I do have some lines that

I do have some lines that were never colored if anyone wants to give them a go.
Here's some birthday gift artz I did for The Masked Shrike.
Her colors and more info can be found here...

I can pop the Celtic Bolt Line art in here as well when it's done.

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
I like that pic, It just

I like that pic, It just looks so fun! I'd be glad to help out on it but I'll give someone else a chance to grab it 1st. I got 2 on my plate atm anyways.

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
Just thought I'd drop in and

Just thought I'd drop in and share some old Collab work from the CoX thread.

If I recall right C.R. did the lines, I did the flats and lite work, can't remember all who else added work and BG work. So if you had a hand in this a long time ago, speak up and let us know.

Trioxin lines.

Trioxin 1st round.

Trioxin 2nd round.

Trioxin finished.

Trioxin Alt style.

Still think this was a cool pic! If I recall right this was the 1st Collab I was part of too.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Cheat-Ra-and-Sherotica by

I put down some basic flats on Bobby's Kirby-esque inks if someone wants to have a go at them. Links below.

Cheat-Ra-and-Sherotica <--- Go to DA and hit download for the large file.
Color refs below.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Yeah I remember Trioxin. It

Yeah I remember Trioxin. It was a prize for one of my contests that Ransim won that became a multi-collab.
Thanks for posting it LG and for helping out. The background was done by a forumite named Soobooku.

Tiger
Tiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Developerkickstarter
Joined: 10/02/2013 - 21:43
Sweet!

Sweet!

"If people say it can't be done, then you're on the right path."
Comic Book Lead

mikenovember
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 12/05/2012 - 00:25
Love the Kirby inks. I've

Love the Kirby inks. I've always wondered... what people would look like in a 3D Kirby world. Let's face it we all admire Jack for being a genius but there is ZERO doubt he and Steve Ditko weren't on acid half the time.

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
I put down some basic flats

I put down some basic flats and tones to get the Masked Strike started.

Feel free to take it from here if you like.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
Nice!

Nice!

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Oooh! My hands are itching!

Oooh! My hands are itching! *giggles* But I don't have time today... have to visit two friends who just got babies...
I won't be able to work on it until tomorrow... so I'm gonna leave it for now, see if anyone else picks it up first

Also, great first draft on Cheat-Ra and Sherotica. Just wondering ... the lines on the female are lighter than on the other char. Was that planned?

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Unexpected hour to spare!

Unexpected hour to spare! *goes to tinker on The Masked Strike

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Aaaand this is all I have

Aaaand this is all I have time for, for now. -click for bigger version (to work on if you want )-

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
Wow nice work on the eyes and

Wow nice work on the eyes and lips!!
Already starting to make this pic "pop".

Can't wait to see where this goes next! Best part of the Collab watching all the stages and changes.

Bobby Aquitania
Bobby Aquitania's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: 11/01/2013 - 12:02
Well here's my take...

Edit: removed out of respect.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
That is looking good, Bobby!

That is looking good, Bobby! I love the way the jacket shines .

I am now a little confused though, as this was a collab-work-in-progress already... - finishing the CWIP, seems... not needed anymore...

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Bobby Aquitania
Bobby Aquitania's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: 11/01/2013 - 12:02
I'm sorry Dee Dee, I didn't

I'm sorry Dee Dee, I didn't realize there was an order to be followed... yipes! My bad... I in fact used your flats to help me... apologies to all.

I removed my piece so as not to offend anyone.

Darth Delicious
Darth Delicious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/30/2013 - 14:10
Oh! hahah nooo, you didn't

Oh! hahah nooo, you didn't have to take it down *giggles*. I was not offended.. just confused . I do appreciate your kindness .

I don't know if there's an actual order to be followed, but it appears, to prevent artists working on a piece at the same time, the artist that is going to work on it, calls out to let the others know, so they can wait for the new update.
In this case... Lord Goat did the flats and I then picked it up, working on only the eyes, eyebrows and lips (also slightly changed features as they seemed a little 'off' to me).
I didn't know you were working on this aswell. .

I now took the liberty to still add my work to yours - and worked on the goggles as I couldn't resist - , hope you like the result.
Oh, also added our signatures. I keep a folder where I save signatures of other artists, so I can credit properly in case of collabs . Don't have Lord Goat's one though... just added the name instead.

Super Sale until the end of may 2017. New commission slots available!

Bobby Aquitania
Bobby Aquitania's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: 11/01/2013 - 12:02
I actually didn't want to

I actually didn't want to work on it till I saw the flats... thank you for fixing the goggles. Normally I would have altered a few things, but I didn't want to interfere with the original pencils. As for signatures, mine is in the clouds in the lower left. :D

Btw nice touch ups on the face...

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
Wow that collab went fast!!

Wow that collab went fast!! It looks great tho!

Not offended in any way LJ, just glad to be a part of the collab!

DD I don't have a standard Sig I use, So what you did for me is perfect! Thanks.

Lord Goat
Lord Goat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 11/27/2013 - 14:09
Hey CR

Hey CR

Do you still have the lines for Mr. Ming?

I know you had them in the old collab thread, I had grabbed them and was gonna give it a go but never got around to them. Just wondering if anyone every added color to them.
If not could be another cool collab.
Art work in Question is..

I have the full size as well and can post it if need be but wanted to check 1st.

ChristopherRobin
ChristopherRobin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 5 hours ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/12/2013 - 02:58
A polite heads up helps to

A polite heads up helps to avoid confusion but no worries guys, a
piece can have multiple endings and reworkings, it's all good.

Yeah I still have the lines and no I don't think anyone colored him before
the forums went down. Thanks for asking LG and here ya go.
DJ1's dual pistols/mental blaster Gray Ming Badda Bing.
Any other lines you guys want just let me know.

Tiger
Tiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Developerkickstarter
Joined: 10/02/2013 - 21:43
Oh, that so reminds me of my

Oh, that so reminds me of my favorite villain character, my Ninja/Poison mastermind, Dr. Fu Manchu! He was so fun to play. I also had him as a online radio personality...I kind of sounded like a bad Kung Fu villain and the cartoon character MoJo Jo Jo. (^_^)

"If people say it can't be done, then you're on the right path."
Comic Book Lead

Foradain
Foradain's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 44 min ago
kickstarter11th Anniversary Badge
Joined: 10/25/2013 - 21:06
Heh, the Beat-Alls are just a

Heh, the Beat-Alls are just a rock band...

Foradain, Mage of Phoenix Rising.
Millennium City Refugee
Foradain's Character Conclave

Pages