Heavy Metal War Character Art

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Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby Wingz » Fri May 04, 2018 2:52 am

Motto: "Let the trails lead where they may. I will follow."
Weapon: Air-To-Air Heat Seeking Missiles
You've likely seen the HMW forum. It's the very last one on the list of forums. In case you've not visited or know much about it, you build a team of 12 characters from a rotating list of alt images and send them on missions to bring back energon and gain experience points. The images are very simple, but it leaves room for the imagination. I've taken a few of my HMW characters and created concept art for them.

In HMW, I align myself with being a Maximal. While the faction may not exist in the game, using all animal alt images is one of the ways I role play it. I'll show the alt picture provided in HMW for each character shown followed by a brief description and the pictures. So far, I've only created concept art for two of them:

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Nightwing
Raven/Panther fuzor

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Specific Regions
Fuzor - Robot
Wings - Back
Fur - Shoulders/Hips/Thighs/Behind Calves
Feet (Back) - pull apart to create feet in robot mode


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Steelsong
Dolphin

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Specific Regions
Dolphin - Robot
Fins - Head
Dorsal - Elbows
Tail - Chest
Nose/Head - Calves
Sides - Hips


If you have any questions about them, feel free to ask. I plan to draw their beast modes, also. Possibly smaller pictures for mechanical ideas, as well, such as a step by step of how Nightwing's gauntlets retract, etc.

Anyway, I hope some beast era fan out there enjoys these. Or some HMW nerd like myself ;)^
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri May 04, 2018 5:56 am

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Weapon: Battle Blades
Love your style wingz! Have you got plans to colour these? Half of my team is beasts (+ one monster) would have loved to have done the full 12 as wolves but I would have ran out of wolf-like names :lol:
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby Wingz » Fri May 04, 2018 9:35 am

Motto: "Let the trails lead where they may. I will follow."
Weapon: Air-To-Air Heat Seeking Missiles
ZeroWolf wrote:Love your style wingz! Have you got plans to colour these? Half of my team is beasts (+ one monster) would have loved to have done the full 12 as wolves but I would have ran out of wolf-like names :lol:


Thank you, Zero! I'm glad you like them =D

I do have plans to color them. Picking the dolphin parts from Steelsong's armor is difficult due to the nature of dolphins being smooth. There are also a few minor details I plan to add/fill at that time, such as Nightwing's mouth and both of their Maximal symbols (for whatever reason, I forgot to ink it before taking pictures...on both of them :-? ).

I imagine a pack of wolves would be both interesting and fun to make art for. You could call the gallery something like: 'The many ways to draw a wolf TF~' I guess it's good that each of the wolf alts are so different, visually? :lol:
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby Wingz » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:28 pm

Motto: "Let the trails lead where they may. I will follow."
Weapon: Air-To-Air Heat Seeking Missiles
Sooo, I really wanted to try my hand at digital coloring...

That said, I don't have a tablet, but I bought a month of Photoshop to try it out. It was tedious, because I realized all the flaws in when trying to paint it and ended up zooming in to 200% and fixing/remodeling/cleaning the lineart (which is incredibly time consuming with a mouse...)

It was a fun experience, regardless, and I think the picture looks a lot clearer now :lol: While I see a few flaws with it, it took about 6 days of work to clean up and won't get much better without remodeling entire limbs to fix 10 degrees of an angle, so to speak.

That said, I hope she turned out well :MAXIMAL:

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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:44 pm

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Looks pretty good for your first attempt at doing it digitally. I too know the pain of doing line art clean up, it was a pain sometimes.
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby Wingz » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:08 pm

Motto: "Let the trails lead where they may. I will follow."
Weapon: Air-To-Air Heat Seeking Missiles
ZeroWolf wrote:Looks pretty good for your first attempt at doing it digitally. I too know the pain of doing line art clean up, it was a pain sometimes.


Thank you and much appreciated, Zero. Was a bit nervous about posting it :lol:

The legs, the gauntlet, and the back wing were the most tedious #-o I actually wonder how much time having a tablet would have saved me. :shock:
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:49 pm

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Probably a lot, everyone i knew who had one, swore by them but they were expensive. I was too poor to get one so I had to make do with a mouse ad keyboard. It wasn't so bad once you got the hang of it.
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby Phasewing » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:43 pm

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Oh, I love the colors on Nightwing, wingz!

Also if you're speaking of tablets, I've been using a wacom intuos pro tablet for my digital drawing purposes, but you don't need terribly expensive ones to draw. I know the simple wacom intuos pen tablet is at least 99 usd... there are probably other brands, perhaps cheaper, just need to research to suit your needs+cost. ;)
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby MagicDeath » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:27 pm

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So... I kind of just randomly clicked here from the creative round-up, but I saw something...

Wingz wrote:I bought a month of Photoshop to try it out.

Have you tried Gimp?

Wingz wrote:It was tedious, because I realized all the flaws in when trying to paint it and ended up zooming in to 200% and fixing/remodeling/cleaning the lineart

Have you tried Adobe Illustrator?

I'm not trying to be smart/annoying; I really do feel that these could be good things to look into.
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Re: Heavy Metal War Character Art

Postby Wingz » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:53 pm

Motto: "Let the trails lead where they may. I will follow."
Weapon: Air-To-Air Heat Seeking Missiles
MagicDeath wrote:I'm not trying to be smart/annoying; I really do feel that these could be good things to look into.


And I appreciate it greatly :x any and all tips are most welcome!

I have not tried Gimp yet, but I hear good things about it. I started with Krita, but I was having trouble finding clear tutorials. Most I found were using Photoshop, which is why I started with it. My sub for Photoshop ended, so I might start another project using Gimp now that I sort of know what to look for.

I have Adobe Illustrator, but I've not looked into it. If it'll make cleaning up those pictures more time-efficient, I'll definitely give it a try :lol:

Thank you very much for the suggestions! :MAXIMAL:
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