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Is that supposed to be a Lord Nemesis clone?

Its just my rendition of what we started calling Vanguard... but I think the name is now Anthem(>?<) from the Icon characters above. Hadn't seen any movement here on this thread in a while and someone commented on the version I did above over on the deviantart thread. Wasn't really impressed with her as an over all effort so thought I'd actually put some effort into this one.

Still not what I want quality wise but ... I'm still working on my skills. I'll get there eventually. :D

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Is that supposed to be a Lord Nemesis clone?

*Jedi mind trick* This is not the plot your are looking for, move along. */Jedi mind trick*

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She's looking good Mike!

She's looking good Mike!

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Is that supposed to be a Lord Nemesis clone?

Its just my rendition of what we started calling Vanguard... but I think the name is now Anthem(>?<) from the Icon characters above. Hadn't seen any movement here on this thread in a while and someone commented on the version I did above over on the deviantart thread. Wasn't really impressed with her as an over all effort so thought I'd actually put some effort into this one.
Still not what I want quality wise but ... I'm still working on my skills. I'll get there eventually. :D

Oh! Ack! I didn't quote it. Was talking of some old guy in what looks like Lord Nemesis armor with a clear helmet.

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Not sure who he is, there is

Not sure who he is, there is a write up on all of them. But there is (IMHO) a nod or two there. But obviously for copyright reasons, none of the characters are related to or based on - anyone from COH. Nemesis was based on a couple of people - I believe that this guy may stem from similar origins??

You'd need to check with the Lore people on it.

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Well - I'm covering a lot of

Well - I'm covering a lot of mistakes by just slapping on more pixels. But thanks. Still have a hand to fix. I finally just deleted it and decided to start over with the arm and the foot. The foot was somewhat cooperative. The hand... not so much, so it was deleted for now. ...

Update... it's DONE. Well, as far as I'm concerned ... it's done! lol

Full size link is here...
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Brand X wrote:
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Is that supposed to be a Lord Nemesis clone?

Its just my rendition of what we started calling Vanguard... but I think the name is now Anthem(>?<) from the Icon characters above. Hadn't seen any movement here on this thread in a while and someone commented on the version I did above over on the deviantart thread. Wasn't really impressed with her as an over all effort so thought I'd actually put some effort into this one.
Still not what I want quality wise but ... I'm still working on my skills. I'll get there eventually. :D

Oh! Ack! I didn't quote it. Was talking of some old guy in what looks like Lord Nemesis armor with a clear helmet.

Are you referring to the villain, Dr. Tyche?

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Yeah, there should be a

Yeah, there should be a sticky somewhere linking to the names/info on each of the known iconic characters. Which ... I embarrassingly admit I'm not aware of the current names. Or the icons aside from the ones shown above.

Now that I've got Anthem/Vanguard/Woman with big sword and brass running bra out of my system I figured I'd move on to some others. Names - would be good. :) [Hints at anyone who might know them.]

Moving on to my next victim... errrr... attempt... who I'm just calling "Sorcery Dude" until I get a good name and story for him... (Another hint to the guys in Art/Lore about that FAQ/Info on the iconics -- who I know are reading this... unless of course you really want all us fanboys calling people things like "Sorcery Dude").

It'll be a few days before my hands heal up enough to do more than a rough sketch and I can keep a steady hand. (PSA: Kids, when your parents tell you "Don't do that or you'll break your hands and wind up with carpal tunnel syndrome!"... Listen up. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome... it's not as cool as it looks.)

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Dr Tyche...yup, that's who I

Dr Tyche...yup, that's who I was referring to.

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Let's start calling him

Let's start calling him Magical Man! He's magical because he can taste the Rainbow! He has rainbows shooting out of his fingers! He has rainbows shooting out of his toes! He has rainbows shooting out of his... whatever.

Or maybe we'll get some actual Lore and he can be cooler than that.

And the electric armor guy must be Doctor Ohm.

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Oh, or Doctor Tyche, I guess.

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Let's start calling him Magical Man! He's magical because he can taste the Rainbow! He has rainbows shooting out of his fingers! He has rainbows shooting out of his toes! He has rainbows shooting out of his... whatever.
Or maybe we'll get some actual Lore and he can be cooler than that.
And the electric armor guy must be Doctor Ohm.
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Oh, or Doctor Tyche, I guess.

Hmmm... dang... I actually kinda like Doctor Ohm, but I'm sure that name met with... resistance.

I do understand the need to keep a lid on some of the lore aspects -- a game is being developed so there's a need to keep some of that under wraps. But a bit of a peek wouldn't hurt.

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mikenovember wrote:
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Let's start calling him Magical Man! He's magical because he can taste the Rainbow! He has rainbows shooting out of his fingers! He has rainbows shooting out of his toes! He has rainbows shooting out of his... whatever.
Or maybe we'll get some actual Lore and he can be cooler than that.
And the electric armor guy must be Doctor Ohm.
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Oh, or Doctor Tyche, I guess.

Hmmm... dang... I actually kinda like Doctor Ohm, but I'm sure that name met with... resistance.
I do understand the need to keep a lid on some of the lore aspects -- a game is being developed so there's a need to keep some of that under wraps. But a bit of a peek wouldn't hurt.

I must agree. Dr. Tyche gives me no visual, or gravitas to the character concept. Dr. Ohm on the other hand ,nails the character concept that I see.

Also, I think Paragon was changed to Anthem because the Iconic hero group has been named, The Paragons.

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Or a simple..Tesla!

Or a simple..Tesla!

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And... next one... Magic Mike

And... next one... Magic Mike ... or Magician guy or Sorcerer Dude... or the ever popular... "Frank"... my rendition. Provided my hands hold out... another day... may get one more after this.

And here's the link to the larger version...
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I'll rework it here in a few days. I cheated heavily with a lot of texture brushes to hide my bad art. I'll go back when I'm feeling better - blow it up to size and see if I can't clean it up and make it better.

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Magic Man looks great!

Magic Man looks great!

(For those who don't get the reference. http://youtu.be/5vnIUjiscn4 )

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I love him and his death ray!

I love him and his death ray! :D

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Frank? I think you mean

Frank? I think you mean "Doctor Strange-Hair"

I don't get mad, I restructure the laws of quantum physics and resolve the situation with temporal engineering.

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Frank? I think you mean "Doctor Strange-Hair"

Doctor Strange... combs his back. (If you haven't checked out "Strange" - they did move away from that a few times. Shame they canceled it I really liked that book.)

This... Magic Man guy... appeared to me to have the whole Sting spikey faux thing going on, which inspired me to maybe set it on fire look. When my hands get better in a week or two I'll go back and try it again.

But everyone should be kicking in with ideas and concepts. I loves it watching and seeing all the cool stuffs around here!

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Friend, all I was saying that

Friend, all I was saying that his hair is laughable and that his powers are obviously akin to the Doctor's. I liked Strange's look, he was cool. But this guy looks likea cheesy rip-off. I could have easily made a joke about most of our current line-up, and each would have a degree of truth. All I can say I that I hope the people making the npcs use these next two years wisely. They only have one shot.

I don't get mad, I restructure the laws of quantum physics and resolve the situation with temporal engineering.

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.....................Hmmm... dang... I actually kinda like Doctor Ohm, but I'm sure that name met with... resistance. ...........................

Ow ow ow, that was a terrible pun!
Which is of course the very best kind.

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.....................Hmmm... dang... I actually kinda like Doctor Ohm, but I'm sure that name met with... resistance. ...........................
Ow ow ow, that was a terrible pun!
Which is of course the very best kind.

Was wondering when someone was going to get that. :D

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<---- Notices stuffz from


<---- Notices stuffz from time to time.


Speaking of which, is your name/handle meant to be the center of
the NATO phonetic alphabet or is there some other significance to it?

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All look good been 5 yrs done

All look good been 5 yrs done art couse RL issues ,i should get back in to it) maybe show some older art i have done

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All look good been 5 yrs done

All look good been 5 yrs done art couse RL issues ,i should get back in to it) maybe show some older art i have done

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Sorry for not replying in...

Sorry for not replying in... forever. I've literally been doing 10-15 hr days for the last month here so -- really not able to check in. So -- if anyone was wondering - no, I haven't died or gone into hiding. Just... work, work, work, work... did I mention work??

Anyways... humorously enough, I get the NATO phonetic alphabet thing a lot. :)

Years ago when computers had these really odd boxes attached that allowed us to connect to each other at the blinding speeds of 300 bps (you did read that right) ... I needed a 'handle' for my, more extracurricular activities on the internet and Manfred Man's Earth Band was playing in the background a song called "Stranded In Iowa".

I sat there at this blinking cursor asking me for my handle and the words, "Mayday this is Echo Hotel... Hotel Echo This is Mike November I can feel your fear..." hit my ears and "Mike November" came out on the keyboard.

So... technically yes - it is connected. But it's actually from the song.

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Okay... finally got some

Okay... finally got some spare time to go back and look at a few of my sketches - started with a cleanup on Anthem (or whatever we are calling her)...

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Looks good bro.

Looks good bro.

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Okay... finally got some spare time to go back and look at a few of my sketches - started with a cleanup on Anthem (or whatever we are calling her)...

Mike: Your art, like the woman, is wonderful.

*ponders whether anyone will get the allusion*

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Amerikatt wrote:
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Mike: Your art, like the woman, is wonderful.
*ponders whether anyone will get the allusion*

It seems about as likely as anyone noticing a newspaper article about the Themiscyran ambassador in a scene in Smallville. ^_^

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Mike: Your art, like the woman, is wonderful.
*ponders whether anyone will get the allusion*

It seems about as likely as anyone noticing a newspaper article about the Themiscyran ambassador in a scene in Smallville. ^_^

*sage nod* ^_^

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Hey I caught it ... and

Hey I caught it ... and considering the fact that the next appearance of Wonder Woman will be in Batman vs. Superman (aka - "We'd call this the Justice League Movie but you'd only laugh at us again...") without her costume ... that's more than we'll see of her in that film.

Even though we'll get to see the Flash - who apparently WILL appear briefly in his costume, and Cyborg who will appear briefly in his costume, Arrow who we'll get to see.

Which - is what Warners have said. And that's really bizarre since Zack Snyder has been quoted talking about seeing her costume alongside the batman costume and the superman costume...

So I'm just calling it Justice League via Zack Snyder an going to wait for the DVD. I have too high an expectation that flick is going to follow in Man of Steel's footsteps and I can't watch that again.

-- But... as far as the final cleanups on the pic there...

The Eyes and jaw line were references from from Thandie Newton, the lips are from Hallie Berry, Nose ... is whatever fit between. :)

The charging forward body is from a reference frame found an Avengers with the Black Knight done by John Buscema.

Background is from a photo manip I did a couple years back to teach depth and color adjustments. Original photo is public domain and is of an alley in Florence Italy.

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Beautiful job!

Beautiful job!

The only thing it's lacking is an adorable Russian Blue kitten in a purple costume with (48) pink stars loping next to her!

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But there Is! The famous

But there Is! The famous Katt is clearly just ahead of her left foot. Unfortunately, this image is badly framed. *grin*

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lol, shouldn't it be 'Wile R.

lol, shouldn't it be 'Wile R. Rott'?

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And ... continuing on re

And ... continuing on re-working things... here's an update on 'sorcery dude' - still a lot of work left on it but getting there... slowly.

And... for those wondering... yes... that is supposed to be ... Leslie Nielsen. ;) Don't ask. I had a moment of whimsy.

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Hah! Great but a strange

Hah! Great but a strange reference to work from. I'd love to hear the story behind that one.

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I was looking for different

I was looking for different faces to use as references and I'd just finished doing several emotion challenges - he's one of the few actors you can grab very clean images of every emotion from. We know him from comedy but he's done everything from serious drama to romantics to action / sci-fi and westerns and spy flicks where he's the bad guy.

He's awesome to use for facial expression studies. :)

I just got lazy and used his entire face.... but thought it looked kinda interesting so didn't bother changing it.

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It works, and that's all that

It works, and that's all that matters. :D

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It works, and that's all that matters. :D

Well unlike you and most people here I am not an artist - wish I had that skill but without a reference I am lost. Its just not a skill I take to - have to have something to work from - a good example are the proportions on this.

Once I got into perspectives - everything is kinda out of wack. That right hand for example is huge - it's like the guy has hulk hands. The one left one being closer should be huge but - I completely misjudged the other.. and I never did get the chest right. I'll probably take another bash at it again now that I can see the mistakes a bit more clearly.

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I use reference all the time.

I use reference all the time. It keeps things from getting too wonky, but even then my hand and head don't always agree and I miss the mark. I think when an artist looks at a painting all we see is all the mistakes we have made. It's just a matter of trying to improve and going on to the next piece of art.

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But there Is! The famous Katt is clearly just ahead of her left foot. Unfortunately, this image is badly framed. *grin*
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Excellent point!

No doubt this is yet another Nemmie .... um ... Dr. Brainstorm .... plot!

*shakes left paw at the heavens*

[Mike: I like the Magic Guy, even moreso because you used Leslie Nielsen as a reference. I loved him in "Forbidden Planet"!]

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Tiger wrote:
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I use reference all the time. It keeps things from getting too wonky, but even then my hand and head don't always agree and I miss the mark. I think when an artist looks at a painting all we see is all the mistakes we have made. It's just a matter of trying to improve and going on to the next piece of art.

Well my problem (in RL) is that people see stuff I do an assume I have art skill - when in fact I have fairly mediocre to below average skills as an artist... and a vast wealth of skills in 'design' and photoshop.

An artist conceives things - sees them in their head and gathers reference and works from that. A design, is about attaining a goal - so it's relegated to a set of rules to govern it's final appearance. They seem connected - and your best designers are artists, but you don't have to be artistic really to be a designer.

I can look at an objective "do CoT Icons in xx format" and go find the formats, reference arts and then follow those directions. But if you asked me to draw one from scratch? Come up with a new idea for a character? Design a costume for someone else?

It's like asking me to make a four course meal for a French restaurant. Could I do? Sure... given enough time, effort and energy I can do that. I would not recommend you ever actually try consuming it. :)

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But there Is! The famous Katt is clearly just ahead of her left foot. Unfortunately, this image is badly framed. *grin*
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Excellent point!
No doubt this is yet another Nemmie .... um ... Dr. Brainstorm .... plot!
*shakes left paw at the heavens*
[Mike: I like the Magic Guy, even moreso because you used Leslie Nielsen as a reference. I loved him in "Forbidden Planet"!]

The classics! Forbidden Planet... was awesome, will always be one of the best renditions of Shakespeares "The Tempest" ever made.

Even still ... just be glad I wasn't studying Manga expressions to copy this weekend... or it'd be all giant panda eyes and huge breasts for absolutely no reason...

Which reminds me... need to fix his chest - dump about half the muscles it's just too over the top there. I was trying to get away from Dr. Strange-esque looks and think I overshot by a lot.

.... Edits... Edits... Edits... ... Edits... Edits....

Okay... fixed the chest kinda... got the shading to cover up some of my more grievous errors... and just for AmeriKatt... look in the window.

(Embiggenable version is in the link)

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Naughty Spawns Beware, Beware

Naughty Spawns Beware, Beware!
Amerikatt's are Everywhere!

Even 'Sorcery Dude' keeps one in his back pocket, just in case.

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Thanks, Mike!

Thanks, Mike!

How can Magic Man lose? He looks like Leslie Nielsen, dresses like Dr. Strange, has a purple domino mask and aura, and he's being watched over by The World's Mightiest Moggie! :)

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K... so ... going back to the

K... so ... going back to the classics... may send this one out as a Collaboration thing...

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I like them lines! Looking good so far!

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Annd... with the traditional

Annd... with the traditional top knot...
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First set of colors....

Colors... colors... colors...
ANTHEM Color Concept by rjakobson, on Flickr

(updating this via edit with each pass so I don't spam the thread with a lot of reworks)

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Looks good, bro!

Looks good, bro!

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Got a version of Amazonia I'm

Got a version of Amazonia I'm working on ...

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You know that was my wife's toon's name in CoH.

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Nope ... didn't know that.

Nope ... didn't know that.

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lookin' great, Mike!

lookin' great, Mike!

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Thanks... working on a larger

Thanks... working on a larger view - to include as many 'iconics' or toons we could see ... obviously its all concept - - not to be taken as legit.

But heres the direction I'm going...
Anthem-Cover-Concept by rjakobson, on Flickr

I'm trying to do one concept hero side (the one above) ... one concept villain side... then merge both into on very wide panoramic view. We'll see how it plays out.

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Should be pretty neat, I'll

Should be pretty neat, I'll be watching!

Looks good so far.

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any chance you can get the V

any chance you can get the V to look like the Phoenix Head
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umm.. and could you make the phoenix beak in-between a parrot and a crow!?!? ;)

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Yeah, I could. Even thought

Yeah, I could. Even thought about it - but was going from the previous drawings presented.

I'll see about giving another shot at that concept.

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After thinking it over I

After thinking it over I realized putting a Phoenix there made it extremely similar to another female super who... Shall remain nameless. :D

Good idea. But liable to get sued if they used it in the game. I can do it, but you can see why they avoided it.

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After thinking it over I realized putting a Phoenix there made it extremely similar to another female super who... Shall remain nameless. :D
Good idea. But liable to get sued if they used it in the game. I can do it, but you can see why they avoided it.

ahh.. i was hoping the wings would be a sort of mesh or other, just to make it different enough. :(

hmmm.. what if you inverted it so that the wing peaks would be like a Support Bra?

ex:

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I'll give it a shot after I

I'll give it a shot after I get a few other projects I'm playing with out of the way.

As you can see - it's a pretty closely tied concept to ...

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Wonder-Women-255054117
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Wonder-Woman-318122254

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Wonder-Girl-Designs-61548991
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Wonder-Girl-93119973

Although I did, at one point look at Ya-yah's costume here as a possible reference...

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-5-Jean-Grey-Marvel-Avengers-Alliance-404522931

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ok.. :)

ok.. :)

..but if you could, try just playing with other Fabrics/Materials for the chest plate.

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..or the Whole top is like a Phoenix Rising... flames start at the bottom (orangy)... (fade out to more yellowish) and you see the Phoenix wings wrap around the torso.
ex:

im not sure which metals could represent the different colors, if you're going for a glossy/shiny feel.

Marvelous Designer could speed things up a bit. ;)

and if all else fails.. just make the outfit more phoenixy. ;)
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seems the designer used Marvelous Designer to make that outfit:

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Marvelous and Zbrush (which I

Marvelous and Zbrush (which I have) would definitely speed it up but would defeat the purpose of doing it by hand. One of the things I hate about using 3D modeling software is what makes it so easy to use which is they remove any skill from the equation. Your adjusting settings and letting something else do the renders. Its a personal preference based on my need to improve my own skills.

I could also pretty easily just grab the pictorial elements, drag them into my Photoshop comp and use Puppet Warp to do it as well. :D. But I'm looking to improve my skill as an artist.

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But it can be handy for

But it can be handy for references .
I have the same about 3D modeling. I have used it, but only to create a ref for a pose when I felt I needed one.

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Tiger wrote:
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......................Are you referring to the villain, Dr. Tyche?


Completely off topic but I love the fact that
the power dial on his belt goes to 11.
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Got the costume as close as I could to the concept sketches, took a few liberties by adding a shield/winged belt and also carried it over into the sword and scabard.

Hope you like it :)

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good stuff Temperus! you

good stuff Temperus! you should post more. :)

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Thanks very much :) I'm a bit

Thanks very much :) I'm a bit of a perfectionist so when I do crack down on a piece it takes a while :)

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I concur and you should post

I concur and I also think you should post more often.
I like what you did with the sword, belt and scabbard but I miss her collar/breast plate combo.
It might look even better though depending on what colors you put where... are you planning to color it?


One suggestion, if you want con/crit, maybe adjust her facial features a bit so she reads
more African/American (though just coloring her might be enough to sell it).

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speakin of canon characteers,

speakin of canon characteers, sure would be nice to get a lil more info about them at some point, not to mention clearer shots of them. just being a lil antsy here for the game is all. still...seems this would be something one would want to have doe already given its part of the backdrop to the entire world. I assume they do but are just waiting for the right time to share with the masses. blah...I hate waiting.

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That is a brilliant Anthem! =

That is a brilliant Anthem! =^_^=

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The new image of Anthem has

The new image of Anthem has me REALLY pumped to see what the other characters look like when in actual concept art for the game stage!.. I mean she's just badass!

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JayBezz wrote:
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The new image of Anthem has me REALLY pumped to see what the other characters look like when in actual concept art for the game stage!.. I mean she's just badass!

That is because Cajun Catfish is an awesome artist. She is the NPC Lead and is a great concept artist. Between Jordan doing the landscape and her NPCs the 2D team is in great hands. And the 3D team is also brilliant, Carlos, did the Phoenix Fountain and even looking at the mesh in Maya is beautiful. Everyone is working their day jobs but I can honestly say they are doing a great job artistically in developing the game. Also Pedalstorm is herding cats and keeping everything on track. Soon we will see the first results of their work. The Avatar App. Trust when I say they are busting their asses on this program.

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Anthem and my character

Anthem and my character Kontrol by Eryck Webb and some touch up coloring by me.

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Nice.

Nice.

I kinda like when feathers are layered in a way thats its like fish scales.
And if the gauntlet was living (even if its alien AI), when attacks are done, the scales can move a bit and glows come out more from the edges of the scaled feathers. :)

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still not sure I am keen on

still not sure I am keen on anthem without her sword...my other 'concern' is making the head of the phoenix the hand....to easy for it to be mistaken for a crab claw.
badguys: "ruuun! its the that crab patriot chick!"
Anthem: "the name is Anthem...and it's a phoenix head you dim wits!"
badguys: "really? *stops runnin to look closer" I dunno...still looks like a crab claw, especially when your standing in the shadows like that. have you considered renaming yourself the Captain Claw? oo..ooo..I know....The Crustacean Crusader!"
Anthem: "seriously? you all are blind...time to go to jail...not for the crimes ya did but for coming up with that drivel. *POW!!!* *Anthem carts off the evil doers muttering to herself*

I dunno, I get that we are trying for something different...but maybe if the head was on the shoulder...the wings spread down the chest and back...the arms could be the legs and hands be the talons. heck, could even make it a three fingered glove kinda thing.

...maybe I will fiddle around with anthem and see if I can get her to where I like her, as presented thus far by MWM. I'll post something up if I do find something that I find exciting.

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I thought it was a claw! The

I thought it was a claw! The other pic of her they have had me think there was a hand in there somewhere that this pic doesn't show.

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yeah, its there...the hand is

yeah, its there...the hand is in the head...effectively it's a big metal mitten. the eye can be seen in the pic, that was done for Jay (which is by the by...very nice. :) ), there is not a lot of attention drawn to it...but its there.

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quickie idea along the lines

quickie idea along the lines of what I was talking about earlier:

kinda borin...but it sets the tone and is pretty much instantly recognizable as a patriotic type hero....especially when colored. character design is a toughy but in my experience, the less the better and if ya want a character to 'last' they need an iconic look. this means clean simple designs that are instantly recognizable.

I am gonna erase the arm and try and get something a lil closer to the original though...see what I can do there that makes me somewhat happy.

....and for the record, I kinda liked the original Anthem when she came out, sword and all... :p

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Still love the hair! :)

Still love the hair! :) Still think the fake arm would be best with a mix of the what we have so far and witchblade look (we had something similar in CoH).

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Some of my own fan art of

Some of my own fan art of Anthem:

(Looking about for another character I can work with, but not really in the mood for something with as high a Kirby reading as Doctor Tyche. It's over nine thousand, annat.)

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Brand X wrote:
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Still love the hair! :) Still think the fake arm would be best with a mix of the what we have so far and witchblade look (we had something similar in CoH).

agreed, still needs something.

are you talking about the thorn armor pieces? looks kinda like roots winding up around a body part, and had inherent glowy bits?

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Still love the hair! :) Still think the fake arm would be best with a mix of the what we have so far and witchblade look (we had something similar in CoH).

agreed, still needs something.
are you talking about the thorn armor pieces? looks kinda like roots winding up around a body part, and had inherent glowy bits?

No. I believe it was called "Metal" Something. Was a rather skimpy looking piece, but then Witchblade looks usually is, but that can be fixed while still maintaining a similar design.

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aaahhh...gotcha. just hopped

aaahhh...gotcha. just hopped into Coh and took a look-see. hmmm...not sure that would work as is...but I do see what ya mean. I will see if I can put something more along those lines together that still fits what they (MWM) are aiming for.

...and the name of the piece you were looking at was indeed "metal."

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Anthem doesn't have an arm.

Anthem doesn't have an arm. It seems obvious that the armor she wears has shape changing properties as American Star did not suffer the same issue ands wasn't the same size. Being a sword in hand, a claw, or even something else is not far fetched.

Love her design. Can't wait for more.

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I do like the design of that

I do like the design of that arm on her. I am very intrigued about how she fights with it....

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JayBezz wrote:
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Anthem doesn't have an arm. It seems obvious that the armor she wears has shape changing properties as American Star did not suffer the same issue ands wasn't the same size. Being a sword in hand, a claw, or even something else is not far fetched.
Love her design. Can't wait for more.

Obvious doesn't mean good. Obvious doesn't mean looks good.

As someone who has gotten a commission from Eryck, I will say I like his work :) I still don't like the look of the arm/armor.

By the logic that it can be shapeshifted into anything, the same logic says it can be shapeshifted into something that does the same thing and still looks good :p

Still waiting for a pic of her that makes me go "I want to pick up her comic!"

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makes me wonder on how the

makes me wonder on how the arm works. does the wearer have the choice on it's appearance...what did it look like on the fella who originally had it?

(still fiddling around with something closer to witchbalde's style while combining with the current version....yeah...it's a real pain to get these two to play nice)

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ok so, I kinda went a

ok so, I kinda went a different way, but still working on it. I actually kinda like the way it's going, but I need to work on a BUNCH of things before she's done.

if they don't go this way...I will...really liking how the chest piece is working out...and while there is a lot more fine tuning to do to it I think it will pretty well scream "patriot" if colored.

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I love pony Anthem. I'm a

I love pony Anthem. I'm a bit of a Bronie and find it fun how they chose Zebra as African ponies

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