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OCD- Dragonheart, the Dragon Superhero by RobertMacQuarrie1
OCD- Dragonheart, the Dragon Superhero
I wanted to do a dragon themed superhero.

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Yeah, not much to say here.  I didn't see too many dragon themed heroes out there, so I decided to do my own.  I had a basic idea in my head- I knew he was going to have wings, and they were going to be connected to his underarms- so I just need to translate it onto the page.  Some elements weren't nailed down in my head when I first started sketching it- like the shape of his mask, or his yellow chest- but overall the look is fairly similar to the idea I had in my head when I first came up with it.

As for powers, again, didn't give the character much thought outside of his visual, but I see him having flight, strength, and the ability to breath fire, like his namesake. 

Even thought it wasn't a look I thought too much about, I am happy with how it ended up as it was pretty close to the idea I had in my head when I first came up with it.
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OCD- Patriot, the Patriotic Superheroine by RobertMacQuarrie1
OCD- Patriot, the Patriotic Superheroine
While I am a proud Canadian, I have to admit that the American Flag has a lot of design options that I feel allow for a greater range of looks for characters than the Canadian Flag does.  It has two of the primary colors, and can even add in yellow or gold to the look to balance the colors out.  It has not only stars, which are a great visual image due to their symmetrical design making placement on any place on the body very easy, but can also include a visual image of an eagle, which is also a strong visual image.  So it provides a lot of options to play around with.

I had an idea for a character called "Patriette" (Get it?), with the design somewhat similar to the look you see here, but it was basically just a spandex bodysuit, and not anything that had a great visual "pop" to it.  So when refining the look, I decided to refine the basic elements of the costume and instead transfer them onto an armored bodysuit, as I felt it was more practical and offered more protection.  The mask became a helmet, and I gave the character heavier shoulderpads and gauntlets to make her look more "solid" (And regardless of what J Scott Cambell says, shoulderpads on women CAN work and CAN be sexy).  I also tried to give her undersuit- which I see as a kevlar sort of material- some visual flair, to give it distinction from the other parts of her armor.  I also decided to refine her name and just call her Patriot, in order to keep her moniker gender neutral.

For her powers, I see her just having above average strength, speed and agility.  Nothing superhuman, hence why she needs the armor as it offers her added protection as opposed to the other heroes who are a bit more durable. 
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OCD- The Valiant Knight, the Noble Superhero by RobertMacQuarrie1
OCD- The Valiant Knight, the Noble Superhero
Not really much to say with this one.  I wanted to do a knight themed hero for a while, and this seemed like a good place to get the image out of my head.

I did have some issues coming up with the color balance for him.  Initially I saw him as being green and white, but that didn't really strike me as being overtly "noble."  So I thought I'd give him a balance of red, yellow and blue to see how that looks.  Not sure if I entirely like the color balance, but that's what further refinements are for.

Really the thing that spurned this on was that I had really the design for his helmet and mask and his chest symbol bouncing around him my head, and I just needed to build a look around that. 

The one thing I did know I didn't want to include was a belt.  Not sure what it is, but I just don't like adding belts to designs where I can help it.  I just think it breaks up designs too much and is an odd thing to balance a design around. I do include belts if I think the design needs it, but I typically try to avoid them if and where I can. 

For his powers, I just see him as a guy with a vast fortune who used it to become a modern day knight, with his costume actually being sophisticated armor.  With sword, shield and other weapons would be filled to the brim with gadgets, and he'd get around on a flying motorcycle like vehicle. 
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OCD- The Visitor, the Alien Superhero by RobertMacQuarrie1
OCD- The Visitor, the Alien Superhero
This one took a little more refinement.  I had an idea for a hero with an odd shaped mask that I reasoned would be due to his alien heritage, but it took some refining to get it onto the page. 

For the Visitor, I decided to try and implement several notions of "alien" looks into his overall design, while still retaining the superhero elements.  His mask would have odd shaped eye holes, and would be oddly shaped, to hide the fact that he isn't human underneath the mask.  The three fingered hands and feet would help with that.  For the coloring, I was initially thinking about red, blue and gold, but I decided to make it a shiny silver and gold so key back into that "Little Grey Men" concept we have for aliens.  For the cape, I wanted something that looked less like the big, flowing starchy capes that I've done in the past, and something more like tinfoil or something out of a 50's sci-fi or alien invasion movie or show. 

For his powerset and history, I see the Visitor being an alien from another planet that fell in love with Earth and it's culture, and decided to use his abilities to help protect the planet.  He'd have great mental powers, including powerful telepathic abilities, augmented by his culture's technology, that he would use to pass off as typical feats of superhuman strength, flight or invulnerability.  He'd wear a costume in order to make it seem like he was more of an enhanced or mutated human rather than an alien. 

Overall, the design may be simple, but I think it says "alien" at the same time is says "hero." 
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OCD- Dynawoman, the Supercharged Superheroine by RobertMacQuarrie1
OCD- Dynawoman, the Supercharged Superheroine
As with most of the others designs in this batch, Dynawoman was a name bouncing around in my head for a while.  I saw her as Black Inferno's romantic partner, with the focus of their relationship being on the straight laced Dynawoman being involved with the more wild and free Black Inferno.  However, the image I had for Dynawoman's initial design was incredibly simple.  She basically just had the Scarlet Witch's costume, except all in white, sans diadem and with a shorter cape.  But since that was a fairly lame and uninspired design, I wanted to go with something more substantial and with something that offered a more specific connection between her name and her powers. 

I decided to keep the white coloration.  And exploring the notion of practicality, I decided to give her armor.  And while her look may seem very much like a Storm Trooper from Star Wars, it was actually inspired by another piece of artwork I saw from the Star Wars Universe featuring a female Mandalorian warrior (That's the people Boba Fett's race belongs too) with a hood and small cloak.  I liked that look as it was both strong and practical, but also subtly feminine.  So I decided to make her armored warrior with a hood and cloak. 

With her powerset in mind, I decided to add the "Tron Lines" to her suit.  I saw her powerset as being someone with the basic superhero abilities- flight, superstrength, durability.  The twist being that she required energy from outside sources in order to power said abilities.  She would need to train power from a city's electrical grid to "charge up," and if she ran out of power, her powers would diminish or vanish.  So the tron lines on her armor would not only help with color balance, but also show her powers when active, turning grey when she is low or out of power. 

While it was a daunting challenge, I do like the overall end result and it's one of my favorite looks of this series overall.
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Hey folks!

Looks like the local 'con here in town is getting some big time attention from Bleeding Cool!

www.bleedingcool.com/2015/06/1…

In the WORST POSSIBLE WAY!

00lyeric.tumblr.com/post/12166…

But, yeah, seriously, the Blitz kind of sucks.  Went to it twice and it was underwhelming.  Poorly organized, poorly laid out.  Not a lot of options during the past couple of times I went.  Didn't even go this year, and it sounds like it was a smart move. 

Saskatoon FanExpo is way better.  Still doesn't make right what happened to a lot of the people at the Blitz.

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Dawn2Nightfall Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Canada Day!
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PowerAction Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi can I ask for request?
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Sorry, I don't do requests.  I only take commissions.
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PowerAction Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Which one, Point or Paypal?
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Paypal. 

If you would like a commission, send me a note, let me know what you want me to draw and I will let you know how much it will cost. 
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Robenix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Noticed some of your stuff submitted to my OC group, there-- very nice designs!
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Thanks.  But I really didn't submit them.  I got a request for them and I just clicked "yes."  Someone must have submitted them for me.
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Robenix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I think we got some members that just find things that look like they would work.

Either way, glad I found this place!
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OneCreator Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Have you tried to draw your own comic? Or anything of the sort?
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Not really.  I wouldn't really know where to start, plus I'm not all that sure on my talents as an artist to pull it off. 

Plus, I think it might cost a little more than I'd be able to pull off at the moment. 

I have bandied about the idea of doing a webcomic, but nothing more than just an idea at the moment.
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