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01-09-09, 01:30 AM
The Grasshopper Knight
Artist name: Stephen Bates
Committed to the chivalry of the knight's code, the grasshopper knight possesses amazing strength, and can jump or fall 5 story's in height.
This man's secret persona has devoted his life to the battle against crime, an ex police man and now full time criminal scientist by day, plague on the evil under society at night.
01-09-09, 01:54 AM
Seriously...your hero, goldo_O's Captain Hornet (http://pixolator.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=66487), bryzol's Sting Lady and my Mantis Man (http://pixolator.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=66100) could be the insect hero team fighting against crimes and such..Look forward for more stuff posted :)
01-09-09, 06:03 AM
Hi SolidSnakexxx, thanks for the interest, heres some of the progress I made during my lunch break:
And the ZBrush file for anyone that wants it.
01-11-09, 12:30 AM
haha yeah we have a little league of bugs going. i cant wait to see how it turns out.
01-11-09, 01:04 AM
the insects are going to kill us all, we need raid. nice start, hope to see more.:lol:
01-12-09, 06:07 AM
It looks like Marvel have already beat me to the grasshopper :(
But no mind, luckily, I have another idea..... The Gecko... will work on a better concept sketch, and can use the same model as above... or and a more detailed intro
- FoOD -
01-12-09, 06:10 AM
Hehe I think the Gecko sounds cooler anyway :D
01-12-09, 08:52 AM
While on holiday in Southeast Asia, Aaron Zoon was bit on the foot while walking around the hotel pool.
Looking down he noticed that he was standing on a lizard's foot, and it in turn had clamped its teeth onto his big toe.
Gently picking the lizard up by its tail, the lizards tail fell of and wiggled between his fingures,
as he let go of a quick girlish scream "eeewwww!!!" this earned him a look of amusement by everyone else around the pool.
Picking up the lizard once more, it greatfully clamped its teeth on his fingers,
He first tried to gently place it on a tree away from the pool and out of danger,
and eventually resorted to shaking his hand vigourasly and smaking it against the tree as it refused to let go.
The rest of the week went from bad to worse as he got the usual illnesses that come from going to exotic places,
spending most of the holiday "Calling Ralph On The Big White Telephone"
and praying to God that when he next broke wind, he wouldn't have to do that funny walk to the hotel,
have the umpteenth shower and put on yet another pair of his dwindeling supply of underpants.
This topped of with all the pint glasses and plates in the hotel becoming sticky to his touch where very annoying.
After some expermientation after looking stupid infront of the waiter for the 3rd time in a row,
he realised that the problem was with his own hands, picking up a full pint glass with just the one finger was a bit of a giveaway.
Weather this was fate or just luck, the mutation saved his life, as on the flight home an explosion ripped his plane apart in mid air.
While falling flaps formed between his fingers arms and legs and down his body as he flattend himself out he was able to control and slow his fall.
He now hunts thoes responsible, in the hope to bring those who use terrorism his own form of justice.
Concept sketch to come.... do I need to change the name of my thread?
Ptychozoon is a genus of arboreal gecko from Southeast Asia, known as Flying Geckos or Parachute Geckos.
They are characterized by cryptic coloration and elaborate webs surrounding the neck, limbs, trunk, and tail.
These membranes help to conceal the gecko against trees. When the gecko leaps into the air,
the flaps are used to generate lift and allow the gecko to control its fall. A similar adaptation is found in the gecko Cosymbotus.
01-12-09, 06:43 PM
Whoa....nice new hero..the gecko man....Personally they are my arch enemies...seriously.
All my friends know my story with Geckos...I almost die (literally) fighting one.....(with a huge foot long Gecko that is.....)
01-12-09, 06:55 PM
HA HA! Very cool idea! Geckos are great inspiration. They can be colorful, drab, vicious, demure. Some have fixed eyelids like snakes. I think you've made a very good choice.
01-13-09, 12:26 AM
thatsux's i like your grasshopper guy alot :cry: . But gekko guy is cool too. Are u gonna give him a curly tail? It be coooool . :lol: Good luck =)
Yes, it's really tough trying to think of something marvel or DC haven't done already.
Maybe you can change it slightly, like the name or what have you and keep moving with your original thoughts on the subject?
My character's name was going to be Radius but when I search it there was already a character with that name at Marvel. So I changed it to Radii. I like it better now :)
01-13-09, 11:23 PM
the geko guy is a good idea, Ive had an idea of a team of super hero group for about 10 years that i never got around to concept. :tu::tu:
01-14-09, 01:56 AM
I have to say that this is the best forum I've ever been on. Thanks for all the comments guys its all appreciated.
Spent my time studying anatomy last night, heres what I have so far...
I'm sculpting using clay tubes, set to 80 in strength, it makes it really easy to cut away the datail and add it on where its needed, the black lines are the muscle mass, and the smily face is there just because :D :
01-14-09, 02:34 AM
That's cool idea for painting over to check muscle mass...Looks like you are progressing quite well. The proportion's about right. :tu: Look forward to your next update! :)
01-14-09, 01:30 PM
For someone new to anatomy this isn't too bad I hope... if I have made any mistakes please let me know.
I need to do some re topology now, as it wont divide any further.
I might just create some sub groups or break the model up, but I'll see how quick the re topology is first:
Wanted to share the ZBrush file, but its too big to upload, if you want it, let me know ;)
01-14-09, 01:39 PM
Hi..I like your new project :) cool idea..
But may I ask you what you´ll do with his hands?
will they get a gecko look with webbings between the fingers?
Edit: Hope you know what I mean with "webbings"
I searched for the right word but I don´t know if I can use it like that ^^
01-17-09, 02:38 PM
Hi Moni-Poroni, webbed fingers is the way I'm going, but its still a challenge.
I've retopologised the model so that I can subdivide it more,
I'd like to say thank you to Ryan Kingslien, his introduction to ZBrush 3 has made me love ZBrush all the more.... zBrush rules... progection is sex on legs
01-17-09, 07:05 PM
Cool idea on the character.. :) I also agree with Moni-Poroni about the hand web thing...As once I fought a gecko the sticky feet thing was really impressive and make them very agile on the wall. Check out this Tokay Gecko feet, do they share similar feet style? (Not certain)
01-20-09, 01:00 AM
Last night I was mostly playing dress up...
I did plan to have the fingers webbed, but it was harder to do than I first thought, so another retop later, he now has hands.... but the tail needs more work:
01-20-09, 01:22 AM
That's a big update, Pharion3d. The tails is quite thcik huh..? Can't wait to see the hero get posed! :tu:
01-26-09, 02:26 PM
Had trouble with the subtool method, so I've been adding detail by creating polygroups, creasing and inflating then edge looping...
dont time fly when you dont have any :D
01-26-09, 06:50 PM
This is looking good. Look forward to the pose of gecko man :cool:
the Grasshopper Knight very cool , i like your project and your sketch too
now i'm learning anatomy . i think anatomy so difficult for me :cry: .
i tried to search some picture in google for reference my action hero j-knight
01-29-09, 06:57 AM
I do have an old anatomy book, but I've also found the following that's also got some great reference images:
Taken from: http://anatomicalfigures.com/html/ma...atomicalf.html (http://anatomicalfigures.com/html/male_version_1_www_anatomicalf.html)
thank you for link anatomy :) :tu: :tu: :tu:
great reference images :tu: :tu: :tu:
02-05-09, 01:40 AM
I haven't been able to do any work on this project due to work commitments so I'm having to bow out... but I've definitely learnt allot, maybe I'll be able to give a better showing for the next competition.
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