Monday, June 22, 2009

An Experiment in Superhero Character Design

So... it has been awhile since I've drawn anything superhero-y here. I know, I miss it too. So, as a serious challenge to myself (and since my last audience participation challenge went tits up real early) I've decided to do something crazy.

This morning while randomly websurfing I ran across this absurd thing: LEE'S (USELESS) SUPER-HERO GENERATOR

It is both idiotic and brilliant.

My goal is to randomly generate 5 heroes to make up a team that I will then illustration in a cover pin-up groupshot as if they were an actual property. I will take the first team of five I generate. No substitutions or cheats. Regardless of the outcome from Lee's Useless Super-hero Generator I will draw them.

Let's begin...

Randomly generating...


Okay... well. The challenge has begun.

I urge you to try out Lee's (Useless) Super-hero Generator yourself. Feel free to post your results in the comments.

Check back later this week to see the results.

4 comments:

frinklin said...

This might be the coolest thing I've ever seen. I messed around with it and came up with the The "Philosophical Professor Knight" which I would totally buy.

I could also be persuaded to get the Courageous Femme Bug as well.

NineInchNachos said...

I would like to see your five do battle with ham thrower.

Morgan said...

My Faves:
- The annoying Bored Rage
- The unethical Sand Sailor
- The idiotic Insect Menace
- The irritating Future Pirate

wendy said...

this is what I got, could be a cool concept:
Fire Fighter
Power(s): Super breath, Mind-numbing beauty/ugliness, Growth
Transportation: Thunderwing