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The Hat Man

A man with a love of top hats and the finer things in life. Like aged rum. And UNICORNS.

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  • 2 weeks
    New Iron Horse Art: "For Grant (Happy to See You Too)"

    Art, as usual, by my longtime pal and illustrator, Colby “Greenfinger” Green. Commissioned in tribute to Grant Imahara, the character Umahara is based on.

    Take care, folks, and see you again soon.

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  • 10 weeks
    New Story/Chapter: "Consuming Darkness" (Guest Chapter)

    My pal Zontan over at "Quills and Sofas Speedwriting" wrote a cute, very funny story. As a challenge, I wrote a continuation! He loved it and decided to publish it (with my permission of course)! If you like my comedic, feelsy writing, I'm sure it'll be up your alley. (Also, check out Zon's other stories when you get a chance, like Truth

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    2 comments · 98 views
  • 10 weeks
    Rest in Peace, Mr. Imahara (Tribute)

    For those of you who haven't heard, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame passed away on Monday. He was someone I admired as a robot enthusiast and he inspired the Iron Horse character Umahara. Mr. Imahara was 49.

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  • 16 weeks
    New story is here! "Rising Above"

    A one-shot about overcoming the things that keep you down. Only one of which is gravity...

    1 comments · 72 views
  • 28 weeks
    Story Recommendation: "Good Changes, Mostly"

    Much of my work - like The Iron Horse or the recent "Spirit of Radio" - deals with the impact of technology on society. A very recent story here on the site takes this theme and creates a beautiful tale of change and hope as

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Art Stream: Humanoid Turing Test is Complete! · 11:44pm Dec 17th, 2016

Hey everyone! Well, the art stream with Greenfinger has come and gone. Thanks to everyone who showed up! If you missed it and have a good chunk of time, you can watch the recorded art stream video before seeing the picture or watch it embedded at the bottom of this post. But the important thing is, yes, finally, we have a picture of Turing Test as an android! Er, gynoid! Well, humanoid of some kind. Check it out after the break!

Ta da!

Forget Key. She is the real metal idol. Beep.

Okay, so what's going on in this pic, you might ask? First of all, why does she look less robotic as a human than as a pony? Well, it came about from Green and I discussing one of our main problems with anthro or humanized art: all too often, it just looks like a pony head on a human body. And when Green initially sketched out this picture, it had that effect. Thus, he went in a different direction that was more in his own art style and made her more expressive.

Other things to notice, though:
*She's singing as a reference to the fact that Turing discovered a love of music in the chapter with Octavia and Vinyl Scratch.
*Green and I both felt that her t-shirt needed something on it, and Spacemarine64 (whoever you are on here) brilliantly suggested a toaster, referencing her ignominious transformation into one in the April Fool's Day chapter "Human After All." Great suggestion!
*Rather than have her amethyst brooches embedded directly into arms, Green remade them as bracelets.
*About the only strong direction I gave Green was the shape of her eyes: You'll notice that they aren't perfectly round, as I suggested he make them look blockier, like a number on a digital clock.

Overall, though, she's still her robotic self, and I think it's pretty darn cute. :heart: If you like it too, go comment or fave on Green's DA page, and maybe give him a watch so you can catch the latest on any of his other artwork (I've asked him to wait until after chapters post before posting new chapter illustrations, so you don't need to worry about being spoiled).

Hope you enjoyed it! See you all again soon, folks!

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Comments ( 17 )

So very cute.


final product on deviantart, check it out and thanks to all the folks that were there :twilightsmile:

Does this guy animate humans for free?

Very well done. I certainly like it.

4344183 And we enjoyed having you too! :twilightsmile:

4344133 I'm not sure i even know how to animate humans for a price :P

4344183 Best compliment I could ever receive :)

And much appreciations to the rest of you

4344133 Well, to add to Green's answer, he doesn't do animation yet, but he's hoping to learn. As for doing things for free, he sometimes takes suggestions for illustrations to do on art stream if he doesn't have an idea in mind, but if you're deliberately asking for something specific, then that would be a commission. I do pay him for illustrations, but humanoid Gadget and Turing were both things he decided to do because he thought it might be fun and because it might bring more attention to his art streams.

But drop him a note on DA if you have something you want to ask him to draw. (No porn, though. He doesn't do that. :twilightsheepish:)

This is great and cute! This was a good humanization (or it would be "androidization"? :raritywink:) of Turing, and she would fit CHS very well! :rainbowlaugh:

Nice detail with the mouth in her "human" form - after all, we are building robots like that:

Although Turing is cuter! :twilightsmile:

(Now, I really want see she meet Sunset and the Human6 - SciTwi would go crazy! :rainbowlaugh:)

4344683 Couldn't I PM him? I think that would be easier.

4344200 Good, because I don't know how to pay people over the internet. Speaking of which, would it be possible for you to do something like this for me?

4345138 Yep, it's definitely an option! He's just on DA more, but he'll see it if you PM him here on FiMfiction. :pinkiesmile:

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