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    ChoW # 222 :: Steampunk Superhero




    ROUND #222 :: Steampunk Superhero


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    Steampunk Superhero

    This week’s challenge will be all about designing an interesting character with both steampunk and superhero characteristics. Both influences must be recognizable in the final design, but you are completely free to think of what kind of superpowers your character will have. To give a few guidelines:

    A superhero is a type of character possessing "extraordinary or superhuman powers" and dedicated to protecting the public and has some visual characteristic (typically an outfit) that makes him/her identifiable. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero)

    Steampunk is a genre that involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk)

    Design a steampunk superhero!

    • Think of an appropriate name for your superhero!
    • Make it an iconic character, recognizable, it’s a superhero after all

    Good luck!


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    If you do not stick to these 6 simple rules, you will not be added to the poll.

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    1) FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
    It's about designing the character of the topic. The environment or side characters are far less important.


    2) SHOW AT LEAST ¾ OF YOUR DESIGN.

    This is not an illustration contest, but a design contest. Show your whole design!

    3) POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.

    4) INCLUDE WIPS WITH YOUR FINAL.

    Show your work in progress and post (links to) this in the finals thread!

    5) SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT.
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    No final.jpgs please!


    6) PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC



    (you can add CA logo, etc).



    About quality - as general rule: if your shapes and values are not decent - you are out. Watch proportions, perspective etc. we need perfectly readable shapes and coherent, consistent values.

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    BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. Icemoon and Arthemis IX will make the selection.
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    your basic flying-rocket-man... not very exciting or original i am guesing at this point.. lets see what i can do to make him a super-flying-rocket-man...

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    Thinking of a Female inspector gadet of sorts already...I am TOTALLY in on this one!

    EDIT: or a time controller - what is a little steampunk without a timepiece?

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    Omg!! I adore steam punk!!!! Oh it is sooooo on!!!! Oorah!!

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    What Ive got so far.


    Going for a sort of bigO style super hero.


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    This reminds of the Steampunk Rollerblade Pizza Delivery girl cooked up by the Steambot guys @ Iron Curtain workshop. Good times.

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    Color?

    Background coming soon.



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    Alright! Exciting theme this week! I'll start off by gathering some inspiration:

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    More difficult than I thought.
    Giving him/ her a feeling of both, superhero AND steampunk isnt easy. My first sketches looked more like some kind of steam punk cyborg.

    And the googles are THE element so far ^^ They are so unique for that time.

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    ... so basically Fable III? :p


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    God start. Perhaps have some space in front of the superhero
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    Cool picture. I like the stem. Perhaps put some highlights in the brass and iron details.

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    I like the idea of a man made of steam called "the Ether" but then I just remind myself of the bprd Krauss character >_>

    Then there's the idea of a dude with a coat patterned with pocket watches and an hourglass logo/mechanism on his chest.

    someone made of fire powering his own steampunk exosuit?

    it's hard not to be obvious here

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    This time i will try and keep it simple....I hope.

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    xLouisax: My thoughts exactly when I first read the description.
    Paolo13: That's one manly design!

    Personally I have a design in mind inspired by the Balance professor in Wizard101. I'll call my superhero Mr. Doggytail.

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    I´ve stole a little idea from the Steamboy anime.

    My character rides a big metal wheel or cog, which he guides with his supersensative balancingskills. The wheel/cog is both his means of transportation and his weapon, as he can launch it at his enemies with devastating results!



    No real idea about the look of the superhero himself, but perhaps something soldier-looking?

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    Thanx Janemag, but I can not keep things simple, I must be sick inside LOL

    HAHAHA I understan now why you say manly.

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    Fun topic! Great work so far too!
    Here is my sketch I did this evening, nothing super original Any critique is much appreciated. I just realized it isn't much of a super hero about her, no superpowers to talk about. I might change that so there is something more super natural about her.

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    Took me ages, my second version.
    I'm still not really into drawing with a tablet.

    His name is "Dr. Ravenclaw" which is obviously because of his big mechanical Ravenclaw that he has attached instead of his right hand. The device on his back allows him to shoot his hand at his enemies or use it as a climbhook. The claw is link to his armstump with a chain so he can get the claw back.
    This device works very fast, so he has no disadvantages when his claw is not on his hand.

    His left hand is modified, too, but I didnt invent it's functions yet

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    Janemag omg are you playing Fable at the moment? :o

    Well I realllly like Steampunk so I'm going to squeeeze this chow in somehow, and I'm going for the chick with pretty clothes and a gun!




    I still need to put a little thought into making my character more obviously steampunk (chuck some metal in there!) and also, I need to make her look more superhero-ey.



    What do you think guys? Dress or no dress?


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    Couldn't help sketching out something. Don't think i will finish it tho.
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    from imagination... and prismacolor markers just for the heck of it all.
    steampunk ma'am, ask me again and I'll tell you the same

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    WIP

    Well, here's my backdrop for my piece. I'm further along with the bg then this one, but, figured I'd show ya what I got so far. Still have a ton to do. I'm luvin this one!



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    This is a great topic. I feel like creating a whole damn team of steampunk superheroes. Here are two concepts I'm toying with, both relying heavily on the idea that Iron Man is actually a superhero, despite not having superpowers per se. The Tin Soldier is on the left, The Robber Baron on the right.

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    Good work so far everyone.
    Here's my take so far, my character is a scout type, those 6 flying orbs are his sight extensions, he can receive up to 6 extra visual informations at one time:
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    Still am not sure about the background. I may also still have to work his steampunk-ness more (in costume perhaps) before putting in colours. Need feedback on that and his anatomy too.

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    great starts all, looks like this is gonna be another great round!

    some roughs, kinda tackling the superhero aspect then incorporate steampunk'ness next...

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    One more sketchy. I think I'm going with Captain Industry. He fights crime by busting up illegal labor organizations.

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    I was thinking about creating some kind of steam punk iron man.
    And after 4h of work I'm not sure if I like the design.
    Maybe I'll start again another time.
    Don't have the name yet.
    Anyway.

    Koh - Very cool man!!! Looks badass. I really liked the composition.

    Urötskidoji - Very good composition too man. I really liked the movement. Although I can't really talk about the design yet. But I liked the giant wheel vehicle.

    reginanegra - Very rocketeer-like. I would change a little. Maybe you should try to create a new design for his flying machine. Maybe a huge device.

    JaneMag - Thank you for the pictures!!! =D

    Paolo13 - Damn!!! That last piece was excellent!!! Cant wait to see the final piece. I just love battle scenes.

    alexson - Cool design so far. Very hot girl.

    Tawnos - the design is good, but the pose is too simple. You should try to draw him in a more interesting pose.

    xLouisax - the third girl (the first from the right side) is my favorite one. Looks like some kind of pirate femme fatale girl.

    LA-Fairy - The outfit looks good. But what is her power? You should try to finish.

    caanan02 - sorry man, I couldnt see your image.

    Smolin - really cool designs man. I like the baron most. the hat is priceless.

    Lianti - I like the girl! The guy is too exaggerated for me. The design of her armor is pretty cool.

    witcrack - Great design. I liked the description. The character shows potential. I liked his facial expression too. hehe

    snootchy - The running guy looks a little more cyberpunk than steampunk but looks awesome anyway. I would try this one.

    Smolin - Nice armor man. Originally I tried to make a armor such as yours. Only later a changed for a bigger machine.

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    Wow, things are starting to shape up! I'll bring some sketches of my own soon.

    xLouisax: But of course!!!
    Hellfire: Not sure that comment was for me, since I haven't drawn anything yet... :I

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