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Red Rube + Ruby Red by Eldacur Red Rube + Ruby Red :iconeldacur:Eldacur 7 0 HeroMachine 3 Incredibles Logo Tutorial by Eldacur HeroMachine 3 Incredibles Logo Tutorial :iconeldacur:Eldacur 3 1 The Incredibles by Eldacur The Incredibles :iconeldacur:Eldacur 19 1 Of Supermen and Mice (updated Superman analogues) by Eldacur Of Supermen and Mice (updated Superman analogues) :iconeldacur:Eldacur 13 3 Bat-Man Origins, Rev 5 by Eldacur Bat-Man Origins, Rev 5 :iconeldacur:Eldacur 9 9 Supermen + Mice (Superman analogues, yet again) by Eldacur Supermen + Mice (Superman analogues, yet again) :iconeldacur:Eldacur 14 0 Supermen + Mice (Superman analogues) by Eldacur Supermen + Mice (Superman analogues) :iconeldacur:Eldacur 7 12 Jungle Adventure Characters, revised yet again by Eldacur Jungle Adventure Characters, revised yet again :iconeldacur:Eldacur 17 5 Crisis of Two Worlds by Eldacur Crisis of Two Worlds :iconeldacur:Eldacur 5 0 Jungle Adventure Characters, revised again by Eldacur Jungle Adventure Characters, revised again :iconeldacur:Eldacur 14 7 Black Bolt + The Inhumans by Eldacur Black Bolt + The Inhumans :iconeldacur:Eldacur 9 1 Super*Star Issue #225 cover by Eldacur Super*Star Issue #225 cover :iconeldacur:Eldacur 2 0 Tars Tarkas (15ft) by Eldacur Tars Tarkas (15ft) :iconeldacur:Eldacur 3 1 Bat-Man Origins, Rev 4 by Eldacur Bat-Man Origins, Rev 4 :iconeldacur:Eldacur 4 0 Charlton vs Night Watch by Eldacur Charlton vs Night Watch :iconeldacur:Eldacur 7 1 Who Watches the (Night) Watch by Eldacur Who Watches the (Night) Watch :iconeldacur:Eldacur 3 0


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Red Rube + Ruby Red
Red Rube was a moderately short-lived character published in Zip Comics #39–47 from MLJ Magazines (now Archie comics). His origin was similar to Captain Marvel's.
Reuben Reuben was an orphan who ran away from the orphanage and hid out in a castle on top of a nearby hill. There he encountered an old man who gave him a magic elixir that put him in touch with his ancestors all of whom were also named Reuben Reuben. Each Relative gave him an aspect of their greatness, together it made him superhuman.

Calling out the traditional carny war-cry of "Hey Rube!", young Reuben transformed into the adult Red Rube. Eventually, Rueben became a cub reporter for the Daily Sun.

Ruby Red was created in the Shield G-Man Club group on Facebook where people started out by suggesting that since he was something of a Captain Marvel homage, he ought to have a Red Rube family with Red Rabbit and an equivalent of Mary Marvel. The fact that Rube's costume is topless led to speculation as to what "Mary's" would look like. rikoffenberger  wrote something about her crossing her arms a lot. I couldn't resist, and created the topless "Ruby Red" HeroMachine image, and then one that was a little more Comics Code-approriate, and a backstory, to wit:
Rachel "Ruby" Reuben is Reuben Reuben's little sister. They ended up in different orphanages. One day, she happened upon the scene as a bunch of bad guys were sneaking up on Red Rube in an alley, where he'd just defeated one of their number.

Thinking to warn him, Ruby called out to him, "Hey, Rube!" Since she shared his genetic heritage, the Reuben ancestors' gift worked for her, and she transformed into an adult form, clad in his costume.

She was young enough that she hadn't yet developed much of a self-consciousness about being topless, and dove into the fray, much to the surprise and disadvantage of the bad guys altogether.

Once the bad guys were defeated, Rube asked who she was and why she was wearing his costume. She explained that age wasn't wearing it on purpose, she'd just called out to him, "Hey, Rube"—as soon as she repeated that call in her explanation, she transformed back. Recognizing his sister, Rube transformed back himself and explained what must have happened.

The next time she transformed, she was prepared and donned a short-sleeved top which became incorporated into her costume.

Since then, rikoffenberger (aka "Joe Higgins") used Rube and Ruby on his latest "Agent Shield" cover:

Agent Shield #67

Rube and Ruby can also be found on my gallery On the web site.

HeroMachine 3 Incredibles Logo Tutorial
A while back, Truckgbad asked how I used HeroMachine to create the logos in my The Incredibles fan art. I created this quick tutorial but hadn't gotten around to posting it until now. I hope it serves as a decent example of how to build up figures using shapes and masking. (Sorry it took so long, Truckgbad.)

creator not intended for it to be used to violate anyone's intellectual property rights.


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MKJaction Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019
How did you resize your heromachine 2 Bette noir characters with good quality paint or ?
Eldacur Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoops. Just noticed that you asked about HM 2, not 3. My bad. The HM 2 images are created as screenshots on my 2560x1440 monitor. Doing that I don't get anything quite as large as my HM3 characters, but pretty large. Using that technique I can create a 21st century Bette that is 719x1181, about the size of 800x1200 HM3s, the third largest size. I have combined them in composites create with Photoshop.

In the full history image the characters are smaller than that because I did them on a smaller computer (I think it was my 1440x900 laptop. Not sure, though.

My biggest HM3s are about 1461x2152 (21st century Bette).
MKJaction Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019
Thanks man i appreciate this very much
Eldacur Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Export my drawings as PNGs selecting 1600x2400 as my resolution. I then, generally, post process and composite the figures into a final image using Photoshop. I almost never enlarge a figure in Photoshop, only reduce.
Nerd0And0Proud Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey it's Cody. I've created a Mr. Incredible in HM3 with his blue and black suit. I also used your tutorial to put the Incredibles logo in the background. As long as I tag you in the description and say that it was your logo and stuff, would you mind if I uploaded it?
Eldacur Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, that's fine.
GuyGenesis Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really looking forward to going through your covers when I find the time. Wait that sounds totally wrong... So how about those sports teams...

Unintentional jokes aside, your HM cover work looks very well done.

I may be slow about getting around to it as I've had the highly talented MadJack-S in my watch list for some time now and haven't taken the time to shower him with :+fav:s
Eldacur Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you've enjoy the ones you've seen enough to be coming back for more. One of the images in my HM3 Covers folder is "(Almost) all of my HeroMachine covers" and it shows quite a few that aren't actually here in DeviantArt if there are some that you'd like to see full size, let me know. 

Also note that there are more in the "Fan Art" like my T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Astro City, and Superman covers. Generally, if I didn't create the characters or they aren't in the public domain, I shuffle them off to Fan Art.

vw1956 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for the :+fav: on framed II by vw1956 ! I wish You a beautiful weekend :sun:
WaffleJockey Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Thanks for the Watch.
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