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Portrait of the artist as an old coot by Eldacur Portrait of the artist as an old coot :iconeldacur:Eldacur 0 0 Mystery Woman #13, Aged by Eldacur Mystery Woman #13, Aged :iconeldacur:Eldacur 5 0 Jolene by Eldacur Jolene :iconeldacur:Eldacur 2 0 'With you, Friend': Tomokato, resting by Eldacur 'With you, Friend': Tomokato, resting :iconeldacur:Eldacur 1 0 Rude Bridge by Eldacur Rude Bridge :iconeldacur:Eldacur 4 0 Portraits of Dame Fortune by Eldacur Portraits of Dame Fortune :iconeldacur:Eldacur 2 0 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Guru by Eldacur Portrait of the Artist as a Young Guru :iconeldacur:Eldacur 1 0 New Years Facebook cover page (Janus) by Eldacur New Years Facebook cover page (Janus) :iconeldacur:Eldacur 4 1 (Almost) all of my HeroMachine covers by Eldacur (Almost) all of my HeroMachine covers :iconeldacur:Eldacur 3 0 Comics Display (HeroMachine-based mock-ups) by Eldacur Comics Display (HeroMachine-based mock-ups) :iconeldacur:Eldacur 3 0 Atomic Heroes by Eldacur Atomic Heroes :iconeldacur:Eldacur 2 0 Original Comics versions of the Legends and JSA by Eldacur Original Comics versions of the Legends and JSA :iconeldacur:Eldacur 6 0 The Lone Ranger + Tonto by Eldacur The Lone Ranger + Tonto :iconeldacur:Eldacur 3 1 Wood Nymph by Eldacur Wood Nymph :iconeldacur:Eldacur 3 0 Fiera - Nagelesque + HeroMachine Styles by Eldacur Fiera - Nagelesque + HeroMachine Styles :iconeldacur:Eldacur 4 0 Princess of Barsoom (3rd WIP) by Eldacur
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Portrait of the artist as an old coot
Things were getting to me, and one of the things that always lifts my spirits is creating art of one form or anther, so I took a selfie snapshot that kind of captured my dark mood, and then worked on it with Prisma, and a couple of other editing tools to produce this "Portrait of the artist as an old coot", and by the time I was done, I was feeling somewhat better. It all seems a little Dorian Grey at this point.
Mystery Woman #13, Aged
I stumbled upon appearsharmless's Aged Comic or Magazine Cover, and kinda had to see how Mystery Woman #13 would look as a beat-up old 'zine. I think it turned out pretty well.

The original image, posted earlier, is a reworking of one of my earliest HeroMachine + Photoshop generated comic book, or in this case pulp magazine, covers. It features the character credited as being the earliest modern costumed vigilante in the superhero universe that I have been building over the years—Bette Noir. This cover is, supposedly, the first pulp she was featured in, Mystery Woman #13 (something of a pastiche of "Mystery Men Comics" from the real world.

Bette is her world's equivalent of pulp heroes such as Doc Savage, the Shadow and the Green Hornet, as well as comic book characters such as The Crimson Avenger, Batman, and Raven of the Teen Titans. There is a web page giving some of her history at…

Not all of my HeroMachine creations are superhero or fantasy heroes. Sometimes I just get the urge to doodle. In this case, I was listening to and comparing a couple of versions of Dolly Parton's song, "Jolene", and I started trying to capture an image of its infamous star. As the song goes:

Your beauty is beyond compare,
With flaming locks of auburn hair,
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green,
Your smile is like a breath of spring,
Your voice is soft like summer rain,
And I cannot compete with you, Jolene.

It gave me a chance to play with shading and ombré in trying to create a somewhat more subtle effect than the usual comic book superhero genre, somewhat like my Nagelesque pictures. Hope you enjoy.
'With you, Friend': Tomokato, resting
This is a reworking of the previously post image of my cat, Tomokato, who passed away this week. 

Tomo's full name is "Miaowara Tomokato". He is named after The Samurai Cat of the same name. This led me to thinking that I might put his name in Japanese script on the picture. One of the easy ways to generate Japanese script is to type Romaji (Roman letters) into Google Translate.

Doing so, I learn that 友 "Tomo" is a root meaning "friend". Adding a couple more syllables "友かと" "Tomo ka to" gets translated as "With friends". Going for broke, "みあおわら 友かと" (Mi ao wara tomo ka to) gets translated by Google as "With you friend". It's not clear that a Japanese person would agree with these translations, but they moved me, and so the image is captioned. The pronunciation is correct, and the meaning may not be entirely clear, but it's in the ball park.

Rude Bridge

"Rude Bridge" is  a photograph I took of the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA, that I have done some serious photomanipulation on with both Prisma and Photoshop, and captioned with the famous line from Emerson's "Concord Hymn".

The Bridge is where I go when I feel a strong need to commune with Nature's God. Being a Deist, I have no church any more, so it is in Nature herself that I seek out the Divine. The bridge is a place of natural beauty, a place consecrated with the blood of patriots, and with the blood of men serving their country far from home. It is the site of that rarity: a memorial to the enemy's hallowed dead, and as such is a dual monument to duty and compassion.



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Jim Burrows
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WaffleJockey Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Thanks for the Watch.
Eldacur Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. Your human proportion images got me playing with HeroMachine proportions and visualizing some of the characters from my old fantasy role playing game campaign.
WaffleJockey Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
I'm glad my images were useful. Now, you've got me interested in HeroMachine. I didn't know it existed until now. Thank you very much.
LennoraSilverstone Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No problem Heart
By the way, if you enjoy erotic/romantic novels, you can have a look at my gallery and if you like it enough, add me to your watch list.
I am posting parts of an erotic novel I am writting and, recently, have posted the whole book on MY PATREON for free :) (Smile)
stefangrosjean Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
thank you so much for your comment on my profile I was very moved by it.
Radthorne Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav:'s!
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