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Hero Machine


Make your own custom professional super hero illustration!

  • No drawing talent needed
  • Thousands of custom clothes, attributes and designs to choose from.
  • Easy to use interface for selection and customization.
  • Combine the attributes in millions of ways.
  • Make any character you ever imagined.
  • FREE!

Thanks to HeroMachine, now if you can imagine it, you can create it, absolutely free. With thousands of hand-drawn custom-colorable line art, you can outfit any character from any genre. Whether you’re an RPGer who wants to bring a character sketch to the game, a novelist who wants to capture that perfect face to refer to as you write, or a gamer who wants a more comics-style rendering of your warrior, ninja, wizard, or archer, HeroMachine can bring that illustration to life.

Just choose the type of item you want, click on it to add it to the canvas, and choose your colors. In minutes you can build your very own customized, beautiful character sketch.

Click here to see a gallery of some of the best creations by other HeroMachiners.

3 Activities

  1. Beth Alsen - Mesa Community College says:

    Calling all Heroes…let’s power up the learning! Hero Machine is very similar to Hero Factory except that it has many more options! You can change just about everything…with options galore. However, the graphics are not as clean as Hero Factory. But, if you want to give students a lot options to create themselves as superheros, this is your App. Again, using this to create community is an easy way for students to describe who they are by emphasizing their strengths. And, as stated before creating a class timeline with everyone’s hero either on the wall or digitally using Dipity or Timetoast is an great way to showcase your class! It makes the scrapbook, but possibly a souvenir that may collect some dust.

  2. Megan Garvy - Mesa Community College says:

    I’m on the fence with this one… I used this with college students and to build community for professional development, and I think both are the wrong audience. The app is fun to use, but I think it is better for K-12 students. Superheroes are more relevant to this age group. This could be embedded into my storytelling class as to infuse into personal tellings. Creating the superhero takes a great deal of thought and explanation, if it truly represents YOU.

  3. Beth Alsen - Mesa Community College says:

    Phi Theta Kappa powered up leadership and service by using a HERO Machine! After completing a strengths quest they created a google presentation and gave each student access. From there, they defined their strengths and talents as to what they could offer the organization both professionally and personally. They used Hero Machine to create their superhero selfie!

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