Yep, I am afraid I need to take another week off from HeroMachine. I Just got hired at a new Job and between Two 12 hour classes I need to take to get my SORA ( Security Officer Registration Act ) License and my work schedule I will not have a minute to myself all next week. Once the dust settles I will be working roughly the same hours as I was before, but this first week is going to be exhausting
Last week I asked you all to give me your best caption for the following Gif:
And here are the top five entrants as choose by yours truly !
Very happy to say we got seven entries this week! Well done all! Sadly, due to a wonky link, I was unable to view EW44’s entry, so we are left with six pieces.
First up, Blunt Object’s Cheetah Shadow which features a very cool costume design and a great colour combination.
Next is Vampyrist’s Flaming Mask; well thought out costume and interpretation of the flaming mask feature.
Ruffblade’s Diamond Flame is very nicely highlighted and the diamond hand and forearm are standouts. Has a real Golden Age feel.
Professor Ice by lordgrimm has a real Silver Age look to it, and the helmet, neck and chest pieces are very cool.
Dreadyacht’s The Time Hourglass is wonderfully quirky, and I love the way his look is cobbled together.
And Herr D’s Skeleton Orchid battling a feline onslaught is imaginative, light hearted and the composition is great!
And the winner this week is…
Roughblade for Diamond Flame. There is something about this, perhaps the retro feel of the character, that had me going back for a second and third look. And while the costume itself is quite simple, it is nicely realized and contrasts the work on the “diamond” areas in a very interesting way.
Congrats and well done!
See you Saturday.
Anyway, basically the idea here is you create a character that has wings. It’s that simple. Doesn’t have to be a humanoid character mind you, but it has to have wings. (Quick tip, there’s a pegasus in the companions section that has some really nice wings, so take a look at what masking you can do with them if you feel so inclined as to not use any of the backplane wings). Oh and the wings don’t have to be your standard angel configuration either (from the shoulder blades).
Have fun, and if you get stuck, just wing it…
As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
Having a hidden result seems to still be working for the voting turn out. And this week was a blinder. Two people ran away with it from the start (and when I say ran away with it, the person who came second got 20 more votes than third, fourth and fifth combined) and eventually finished with only 3 votes separating them. And surprisingly, it wasn’t the guy who created the items used in this contest that won. It was someone who, to the best of my knowledge, hasn’t won a CDC before. That person being Ubiquitous Pixel, who won with his Refulgent Beetle. So congrats UP and well done to everyone who entered.
Your Pop Quiz challenge this time around is to visit the Superhero Name Generator in the link below, and have it generate a random name of neutral gender and create a kick @$$ hero or villain based on the result.
Be sure to either copy the link to your character name, or screen cap the result, and add it to your post so we can see the name and bio you were given. Entries without the link or screen cap will be disqualified.
Just a warning: some of the random names are pretty…out there.
I encourage everyone to use the first random result they get, and while I cannot control your minds…yet…that just adds to the challenge.
There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.
You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!
All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShack, PhotoBucket, or whatever);
- Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
- The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
- No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
- Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
- Please make the link go directly to the image(like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.
This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, August 23rd.
You know, it’s very hard to write this post sometimes, because you end up repeating yourself a lot. In the case of this weeks pick, there are a few flaws (not shading the shoes, wonky eyes, oddly positioned swords) which are of set by some excellent bits (posing decisions like the slight tilt of the head, the torn clothing, the shading) to make a picture, which whilst not perfect, is certainly good enough to be at the top of this weeks list.
Gallery: My Collection Of Creative Imagination
Moar, moar, moar, moar … wings!
They can now be found in … (drum roll) … “Backplane/Wings”! Where else? Duh! 😉
Actress Yvonne Craig who played Batgirl in the 1960’s Batman tv series died today due to complications from breast cancer.