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I'm a fan of superheroes, fantasy and such. This logically led me to making stuff with Heromachine.

These are primarily character and costume designs. The first priority is the visuals fitting the character. If the design happens to have some aesthetic value, that's just a bonus. There are a bunch of people out there who are making incredible art with Heromachine, and I tip my hat to them, but that is not what I do.
Sometimes, you just can't find the right piece. All the items in the category are just slightly off, they don't fit the pose, the character, whatever. If all hope seems lost, you can resort to Frankensteining.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself: You just made that term up, no one would say that. You'd be right. It's still very useful, though!

Frankensteining refers to scavenging bits and pieces of larger items to be part of your work, using e.g. masking.  They might be very small parts or very big or anywhere in between, whatever you can find.

Let's check a few examples of how you can use parts from Companions.
Frankensteining 1 by Sulemania Frankensteining 2 by Sulemania

 Frankensteining 3 by SulemaniaFrankensteining 7 by Sulemania

Check the parts marked with red.
 Shoes/feet, legs, hands, faces... And most importantly, some of them are in different positions than most of the normal items in those categories! So if your character is facing in a different direction, Frankensteining items from Companions is a great idea.
Those are examples of parts that you can use on your own characters. Just encircle them with an Insignia or some other shape as shown, Mask them on to the shape and add them to your work.

So how about Faces?
Frankensteining 6 by Sulemania
Faces are a great source of additional items to use when crafting your characters'... face. Duh. I've been Heromachining for years and years, I've tried so many combinations of the regular Eyes and Noses that I occasionally want to freshen things up by Frankensteining parts from Faces. Try it for yourself!

So how useful is Frankensteining? I use it a lot. Let's look at my latest Heromachine thing, The Falconer.
The Falconer by Sulemania
Every part looks like it belongs there. I'm pretty proud of that. However, let's take a look beneath the surface.

Frankensteining 8 by Sulemania

Both the shoes and the face were actually scavenged from Companion items! The reason for this is that there just aren't enough sideways-facing items in the normal categories. In order to make him look good, I had to get them from elsewhere.


Still struggling with forearm problems. They are largely a result of too much mouse use. If you work with the mouse a lot, do take care of your hands and arms, okay? 
What this means is that I won't be making any new Heromachine anytime soon. That program is *murder* on the forearms with all the clicking and mouse-dragging. I have no idea when I've recovered enough to make something again. We'll have to see.
Tide by Sulemania

This is Tide, a merwoman knight. I played her in a tabletop RPG, specifically FATE!

Name: Rising Tide, Tide for short.
Her actual birthname is pretty much unpronouncable.

Physical description:
Tall, strong, sleek, half-fish. Taking her headfin into account, she tops two meters. While pretty fast on land, she is terrifying in the water.

High Concept: She Speaks For The Seas
A young noblewoman and a knight, Tide was sent by her father, the high chancellor of the Deep Kingdom, to represent it in the affairs of Trinity Bay.
Her job is to protect the kingdom's interests in anyway she can and chooses... She usually chooses trouble.  Why was the daughter of the high chancellor sent to this remote town? She doesn't know, and she is not pleased! And just when she was getting on so well with the crown prince Dagon.
She was going to have dinner with the royal family. Could you have thought of a worse time, father?

Trouble: Imperius Regina
Let's be honest here, Tide is something of a douche. She is highborn and she knows it, and she doesn't care much for the surface world. She is quite adept at rousing the ire in others.  The Deep Kingdom is almost a caste society. Tide herself comes from the military ruling class. The royal family themselves might or might not be Lovecraftian horrors.

...You Get Paid?
Tide was born and raised for battle. Upon arriving to Trinity Bay, she quickly got interested in the gladiatorial fights.
One day, she noticed Dragonheart being placed in an unfair match and decided to get involved. As a mysterious hooded figure, she has interfered in his matches ever since. She might not have fully realized that the matches are staged.

Having some wrist trouble. Makes heromachining a real pain.
I have a design in the works, but it'll take a little bit longer than usual.
The Squire by Sulemania
The Squire
Opposing the Empress and her dastardly Lady Knights (… ) is the Squire. She's the hero of the story!
The Squire is a prodigy, a warrior capable of learning any fighting style amazingly quickly. Left orphaned because of the Empress's wars, she has made it her quest to end them.
Not unlike a certain blue robot, she takes the weapons of her defeated opponents and uses them against their allies. Depicted here are Lady Buffalo's and Lady Turtle's equipment (with an updated helm).

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TheAnarchangel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Thanks for the fave. :)
Sulemania Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
You're welcome!
Strength-of-The-Soul Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen your posts in Terrific Templates many times and really admire your skills with Heromachine.  Watched. 
Sulemania Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Thanks, man. Be sure to check out other Heromachiners. too! We all have our different styles and quirks.
This group is probably your best source for Heromachine images.…
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the Watch!!

Lewis caming 4 u
Sulemania Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
You're welcome, man. You do some great stuff, I especially dig how you do colors.
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again!!!!

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Nugarius Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave, sule! Much appreciated.
Sulemania Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
You deserve it, man.
DeliriousAL Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves, my man!
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