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Title: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 13, 2017, 04:58:53 PM
I need some help with icons for Hero Craft! Listed below are the NPCs that will come premade, and it would sure be nice to use them in combats. ;)

DC Heroes:            
   Aquaman  -  manikus      
   Batgirl  -  Nol Drek      
   Batman  -  manikus
   Black Canary  -  manikus
   Cyborg  -  Nol Drek
   Flash  -  Nol Drek               
   Green Arrow  -  manikus      
   Green Lantern  -  Nol Drek      
   Hawkgirl  -  manikus
   Hawkman  -  Nol Drek
   Huntress  -  manikus
   Katana  -  manikus
   Kid Flash            
   Martian Manhunter  -  Nol Drek
   Nightwing  -  manikus      
   Plastic Man  -  Nol Drek
   Power Girl            
   Raven               
   Shazam  -  Nol Drek      
   Starfire  -  Nol Drek                  
   Supergirl  -  Nol Drek      
   Superman  -  manikus
   Wonder Girl  -  Nol Drek
   Wonder Woman  -  manikus      
   Zatanna  -  manikus

DC Villains:
   Bane               
   Bizarro               
   Black Adam  -  manikus
   Black Manta            
   Brainiac            
   Captain Cold         
   Catwoman  -  manikus      
   Cheetah               
   Darkseid  -  manikus
   Deadshot
   Deathstroke            
   Doomsday  -  manikus      
   Giganta               
   Gorilla Grodd         
   Harley Quinn         
   Heat Wave
   Joker  -  manikus      
   Killer Croc            
   Lex Luthor            
   Penguin               
   Poison Ivy  -  manikus
   Professor Zoom  -  manikus               
   Ra's al Ghul         
   Riddler               
   Sinestro  -  manikus
   Solomon Grundy
   
MARVEL Heroes:
   Beast  -  manikus      
   Black Panther  -  Nol Drek
   Black Widow  -  Nol Drek      
   Captain America  -  manikus      
   Captain Marvel  -  Nol Drek               
   Colossus  -  Nol Drek      
   Cyclops  -  manikus      
   Daredevil  -  Nol Drek      
   Giant-Man  -  Nol Drek      
   Hulk  -  manikus      
   Human Torch  -  manikus      
   Iceman  -  Nol Drek
   Invisible Woman  -  manikus      
   Iron Man  -  manikus      
   Mr Fantastic  -  manikus      
   Phoenix  -  Uatu      
   Quicksilver  -  Nol Drek      
   Rogue  -  Nol Drek      
   Scarlet Witch  -  Nol Drek      
   Spider-Man  -  manikus      
   Storm  -  Nol Drek      
   Thing  -  manikus      
   Thor  -  Nol Drek      
   Vision  -  Nol Drek      
   Wolverine  -  manikus      

MARVEL Villains:
   Abomination            
   Annihilus            
   Apocalypse            
   Bullseye            
   Carnage  -  manikus      
   Doctor Doom  -  Nol Drek      
   Doctor Octopus         
   Dormammu            
   Enchantress            
   Green Goblin         
   Juggernaut  -  manikus
   Kingpin               
   Leader               
   Loki               
   M.O.D.O.K.  -  manikus      
   Madame Hydra         
   Magneto               
   Mandarin            
   Morgan la Fey         
   Mystique            
   Red Skull  -  Nol Drek
   Rhino  -  Mechanaut      
   Thanos  -  Nol Drek      
   Ultron  -  Nol Drek      
   Venom  -  Mechanaut      
   White Queen  -  Nol Drek      
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on March 17, 2017, 01:47:32 PM
Sorry, but I am a little reluctant concerning drawing "official" comic characters. Maybe I can help with other things (modern walls etc.)?

(I have not forgotten about the cave walls I offered to do, by the way...)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Mechanaut on March 17, 2017, 05:34:18 PM
Same here.


In the States, I believe the law is (or was) that anything within 20% (?) of a copyrighted character likeness, is infringement. I do recall a couple guys in Florida were doing airbrushed Aliens T-shirts, and Fox tore them apart in court.  Anything that looks like Ironman could certainly garner a cease & desists order.

**Yes, I've seen the FRUA modules.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on March 17, 2017, 11:43:37 PM
I need some help with icons for Hero Craft! Listed below are the NPCs that will come premade, and it would sure be nice to use them in combats. ;)

I'll be able to create some icons and smallPics once I'm done with the Golden Age Heroes Icon Set.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 18, 2017, 02:52:25 PM
While this thread is specifically for icons that I need, all art is welcome.

I currently have a frame set and cursor. I have one wall set (with matching backgrounds).

I have smallpics for all of the listed characters. I think I am only go to put one of each in the pack that I upload, but then link to my site - and other sites/threads that have images. Or do you guys think that we should put more than one of each?

I have no sprites and no big pics.

As far as copyright issues...
I do not have the copyright on any of these characters, nor did I specifically ask permission to sue the likenesses from the copyright holders.
This is fan art. We will not make money on it, nor is it intended to compete with any games/comics/products that the copyright holders currently have in production or plan to put in production.
If they ask me to take down the icons/smallpics, I will. :)

This is fairly standard now. :) I have had my Hero Craft images online for years and years. The artists on deviantArt and various 3D websites put up new images all the time, in fact several people are making a (meager) living selling 3D superhero products that they do not hold the copyright to, calling it "cosplay" and so far have not received a cease and desist order. But our community is not making any money on this, and I think we are fine.

However, I think that every artist/creator should do what they feel comfortable doing, and do not intend the above as any kind of peer pressure, etc. just as an explanation of what I am doing.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on March 18, 2017, 08:04:39 PM
I already have icons for a few of the heroes on your list. They are not consistent in style and most lack shadows. Feel free to add shadows, tweak them, or to use them as placeholders until better icons become available.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 20, 2017, 04:06:50 PM
Awesome additions, ol. :D Thank you.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on March 20, 2017, 11:01:45 PM
When you say, "Captain Marvel," I think, "Carol Danvers." If you meant, "Mar-Vell," then we will need another icon.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 21, 2017, 01:34:15 PM
When you say, "Captain Marvel," I think, "Carol Danvers." If you meant, "Mar-Vell," then we will need another icon.

I totally meant Carol Danvers. :D I had to pick one of her identities, so picked most recent, but I should have put her name in parens.For Giant-man, I mean Hank Pym, and for Green Goblin, I mean Norman Osborne.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 28, 2017, 03:45:13 PM
I have done a few icons recently. I am concentrating on villains right now. :D
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on March 29, 2017, 12:00:18 AM
These look very good, Manikus. I only somehow expected the Juggernaut to use his head for the attack...  ;)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Mechanaut on March 29, 2017, 02:25:29 AM
That should be Rhino.  ;)

[IRRC, Juggernaut is sensitive about his head.]
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on March 29, 2017, 02:48:26 AM
[IRRC, Juggernaut is sensitive about his head.]

I am really no expert, but I remembered a cartoon I saw as a child in which he attacked head-first. I understand though that damaging his helmet may not be good for him...
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Mechanaut on March 29, 2017, 02:50:20 AM
[AFAIK] Nothing ~at all~ hurts him, but if you manage to remove his magic helmet, he becomes mortal.

Since I posted, I guess I should produce an Icon.
It's untested, but I believe it's in the correct format.
(If not, I'll be glad to fix it.)

*I just noticed that Rhino is not on the list.  :(

Edit:  This is a found game sprite that I tweaked with a shadow. In hindsight (examining it) the attack pose is not a powerful hit action... as it should be.
I may be able to draw a better icon myself. It's been awhile since I did comic art; but it might be a neat challenge.
I'll see how it goes.

**But indeed, someone please mention it if the formating is incorrect.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 29, 2017, 01:06:33 PM
Nice icon, Mechanaut.

This last batch I did was all based on game sprites.

I won't use Rhino in the default release of Hero Craft. However, I plan on doing add-ons and that is largely because I have a bunch of icons in the works (again, based on game sprites) for characters not on my list. I just had to draw a line somewhere and I chose 100, because, well, that is a pretty large number. ;) I am also doing an add-on at some point for Gotham City, for which I am doing a number of original icons.

Concerning Juggernaut, he gets his power from a magic jewel. depending on the writer, he is often physically invulnerable, however, he is highly susceptible to mental attacks, and oh, did I mention his half-brother is Charles Xavier? His helmet functions exactly like Magneto's helmet.
Dinonykos, I recall the cartoon, and I know in the Marvel Superheroes fighting game, he has a head down charge. In the comics, a favorite trick of the X-Men is to get him to do some type of batteriing ram thing and break his helmet so they can mind control him. :) Now we are all kind of experts on Juggernaut.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on March 29, 2017, 01:26:15 PM
Thank you, Manikus!

I think the cartoon I saw was an X-Men-Spiderman-and-his-amazing-friends crossover and indeed, I remember it was exactly that plot - Spiderman took Juggernaut's helmet of and then Prof X could influence him.

Concerning Rhino, I think the icon looks good.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 29, 2017, 01:48:55 PM
I think Juggy appeared a couple of times in the X-Men cartoon. Not sure  about which epsidoe it might have been. In fact, I didn't even know there was a cross-over - thought that X-Men and Spider-Man and Friends were made by competing companies who wuoldn't let anyone else use their characters. But then I am thinking only of the cartoons in the 90s.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on March 29, 2017, 02:07:12 PM
Hmm. I thought for a moment I might be much older than you, but I guess the point is that old cartoons from the 70s and 80s were shown here during the early 90s... :D

:) I found it: "Spiderman and his amazing friends: A Fire-Star Is Born" from 1982.
The Spiderman cartoon from the 90s also had a crossover with the X-Men, the episodes are named "Mutant Agenda" and "Mutants' Revenge". But Juggernaut did not appear therein...
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 29, 2017, 02:53:34 PM
Cool. :D

I have seen lots of those cartoons. As an adult, I have gone back to try and watch some of them, and wow, talk about ruining my poersonal nostalic memories. ;)

I will postulate that the best incarnation of Spider-Man from say 1995 and earlier was Spider-Man on the Electric Company.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Mechanaut on March 29, 2017, 05:59:20 PM
Nice icon, Mechanaut.
Thanks, Manikus

Quote
I won't use Rhino in the default release of Hero Craft.
Then here is Venom.  ;)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on March 29, 2017, 06:16:35 PM
Cool icon. :) Thanks. I will update the list. :D
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on April 15, 2017, 02:50:55 PM
Adding a couple more icons...
I think it could be a really interesting battle between these two: Huntress and M.O.D.O.K.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on April 16, 2017, 02:21:27 AM
I had not imagined MODOK to be that big, but in any case, both icons are very good.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on April 17, 2017, 01:10:49 PM
I know, right? But all of the sources I could find said that MODOK was 12' tall.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on April 17, 2017, 01:26:58 PM
It may be a stylistic thing that he appears smaller here and there...  ;)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on April 17, 2017, 02:24:59 PM
I think you are correct about this. I like all of the icons we have, but there are definitely different looks going on, not to mention different posing tastes within the same art style. I hope that we end up with enough that people feel that they can do a game with what is there. :D
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on April 24, 2017, 05:25:42 PM
I deided on the weekend that one DC hero and one DC villain needed replacing: Vixen is out and Katana is in on the hero side, and Vandal Savage is out and Deadshot is on the villain side.

Now that Paul has awesomely made skill adjustments importable as part of the NPCs, I have gone from whatever over half-way done number I had given to 0 complete. "Oh no!" you say? No worries, before I reset to zero, I had actually finished all of them, so I have 100 NPCs who just need skills added. Also, I am going to extend my offer a bit - if someone wants to provide me an icon for a "major" DC or Marvel character not on the list, I'll add them. To wit, I am going to add The Rhino per Mechanaut's great Rhino icon. :)
If you have obscure DC or Marvel, other publishers, or original characters; I will still add them if you 1) provide an icon, and 2) a Mutants & Masterminds 3e character write-up (or are willing to convert using my notes), I will add them as well. If you are submitting an original character, it would be nice if you wanted to send me a smallpic of them as well :)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on April 29, 2017, 12:23:24 PM
Here is a set of Hero Craft Icons:

Giant-Man
Rogue
Storm
Thor
Vision
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on April 29, 2017, 03:22:46 PM
These are great, Nol :) The Avengers and X-Men are now quite well represented. ;)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 04, 2017, 01:30:08 PM
DC's hawkgirl
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 05, 2017, 02:29:09 AM
The poses are great, but it looks like a 16-colour image to me... I guess with some additional shading, the icon would also fit better with the other great icons you and Nol did.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 05, 2017, 12:58:52 PM
Hawkgirl is a reworked/resized game sprite. This and several others I have posted need to be "improved". I an do that now, but that kind of stuff - which I find totally satisying - breaks me when it comes to doing databases/scripting. I can get deep into one at a time. ;)

Related to an earlier post - I listed the archtype packages that a PC can pick from (as well as creating her own character completely from scratch), but I didn't list the classes...

PC classes:
Adventurer, Champion, Guardian, Investigator, Mystic
NPC classes:
Agent, Assassin, Burglar, Criminal Mastermind, Criminal, Cultist, Journalist,
Lackey, Mercenary, Ninja, Police Detective, Police, Private Eye, Scientist, Soldier,
Special Forces, Spy, Super Villain, Technician, Thief, Thug, Vigilante, Villain
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on May 05, 2017, 08:21:35 PM
Hawkgirl looks great. Like you, I am building most of these icons from game sprites. Right now, my focus is on filling empty icon slots. We can worry about having a consistent style to the artwork later.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 06, 2017, 04:05:32 AM
Hawkgirl looks great. Like you, I am building most of these icons from game sprites. Right now, my focus is on filling empty icon slots. We can worry about having a consistent style to the artwork later.

I certainly agree. I guess my icons (I will surely make a few) for Super Hero PCs will also have a slightly different style.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 08, 2017, 02:02:01 PM
Any you do will be greatly appreciated.

I also discovered this weekend that I am going to need lots of spell art...

I do have plans to go back and touch up some of the icons I am doing.  I am using a lot of game sprites, converting them to DC. There are great "recent" marvel game sprites, not so much for DC, though there are lots of older sprites.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on May 14, 2017, 12:26:04 AM
Marvel Heroes:
Black Panther
Iceman

DC Heroes:
Cyborg
Flash
Hawkman
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 16, 2017, 01:51:12 PM
Wow, Nol. Great work. :D
These icons are all fantastic. And you have now finished off the Marvel heroes. That is a big milestone. 8)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 17, 2017, 09:40:26 AM
I have a series of marten icons which I could easily modify into human, the results looking like the examples below. Would that be okay for self-made heroes?
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 17, 2017, 02:28:54 PM
Nice icons. :)
However you imagine superheroes is how your icons should look. ;) My first thought was that they should maybe be taller to match with icons that Nol Drek and I have made, but then I thought about it some more and think that we should indeed include icons of different sizes (I mean the figure size, not the image size).
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on May 17, 2017, 09:37:44 PM
I like the special effects for those icons. Icon49 looks like a Super Speedster. You could definitely use these for create-your-own heroes. Super Heroes tend to come in all shapes and sizes.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 18, 2017, 12:01:26 AM
I also thought about the size issue. Some of my other characters are taller - I think there are around a dozen which can be used for super heroes. I will also do some characters from scratch.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 18, 2017, 04:13:58 AM
Some more modified martens/helmettigers...

The female Ninja is based on the female Monk I posted elsewhere. Some icons are probably rather useful as villains... :)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 18, 2017, 01:14:32 PM
Sweet! :D I really like the big one.

These are great. Nol's comment about the effects reminded me that I forgot to mention that I liked that, too. In fact, I am working on Black Canary and Zatanna icons that will have effects because I like what you id with them. ;)

So, here is what I am thinking about doing...
All of these icons andd any ones still yet to be posted that are not for NPCs will go into a pool. From that pool I will choose some (don't know how many that means yet) to be in the PC icon pool available at character creation and the rest will be included for use as the designer sees fit. Also, if there is one that is included that I don't put in the PC icon pool, the player will be able to change to other icons in the Resources folder.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 18, 2017, 01:16:10 PM
Two DC villains. Doomsday an Black Adam.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 18, 2017, 01:54:08 PM
I did not know Black Adam until now. Interesting...

One thing that jumped to my mind some minutes ago is that I should also do portraits for the characters you chose. If it is alright with Uatu, I could perhaps do it based on some of his portraits...
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 18, 2017, 02:01:21 PM
Portraits would be awesome! :D :D :D

DC/Warner has a Black Adam movie in the works, starring Dwayne "The Rock" ohnson as Black Adam. This movie is set to come out after Black Adam appears as a villain in the Shazam movie.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on May 18, 2017, 11:45:25 PM
Nice icons, Manikus.

You can read the full story of Black Adam's first (and only) golden age appearance here:
http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=15794
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 19, 2017, 12:07:23 AM
Nice icons, Manikus.
Indeed. Is Black Adam made from scratch?

You can read the full story of Black Adam's first (and only) golden age appearance here:
http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=15794
Hm... This is a great example of face stereo types in comics, particular of that age... :D (e.g., thick chin vs. thin chin, pointy ears vs round ears...)


I have also found and modified two icons which could be useful for cyborg characters. By the way, Manikus, feel free to modify these icons I post in context with the Super Hero Edition if it makes sense.

Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 19, 2017, 01:24:44 PM
Rhe Black Adam icon is based on the Shazam icon higher in the thread. ;)

I recognize those icon bases that you have made into cyborgs. More cyborgs is always good. :D
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 19, 2017, 03:03:18 PM
This is my favorite DC comics minor character. Though, I really disloke the classic costume.

I am currently working on Katana - had no idea she had so many ifferent costumes...
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on May 19, 2017, 08:01:44 PM
Manikus -

You beat me to the punch with your Zatanna icon!

DC Heroes:
Martian Manhunter
Plastic Man
Wonder Girl
Zatanna
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 20, 2017, 02:38:33 PM
Can we really have too many icons of Zatanna? She is one that I ddidd because plan on using at some point, though i will be using the New 52 outfit (as I will do for multiple other ones).

Speaking of icons that i am going to do New 52 icons for in addition to the "classic" outfits - here is Black Canary

I have two in-progress icons which I will work on this weekendd - Katana and Poison Ivy. Then I will turn to the DC Villains entirely until they are done.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 21, 2017, 01:44:04 AM
Nice icons from both of you. I will see that I do some new icons during the next week.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 22, 2017, 12:53:14 PM
Thanks. :)
I was stuck in icon hell working on Solomon Grundy's shoes...

But, I ddid get Katana and Poison Ivy ddone. :)
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Dinonykos on May 24, 2017, 08:22:47 AM
Nice work, Manikus! Another DC character (I mean Katana) I was not aware of yet.
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: manikus on May 24, 2017, 12:24:57 PM
Katana is what you might call a "jobber. She's been a part of many teams in the DC universe. I like her best when she in the Birds of Prey. :D
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on May 27, 2017, 08:33:17 PM
Here come the Marvel Villains.

Abomination
Apocalypse
Bullseye
Doctor Doom (updated)
Doctor Octopus
Dormammu
Enchantress
Green Goblin
Title: Re: Calling all artists! Icon requests: Super Hero edition
Post by: Nol Drek on May 27, 2017, 09:02:35 PM
Sometimes, Apocalypse appears to be more than 7 feet tall.