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Have you ever wished you could see the character you’ve imagined drawn out in perfect detail by a professional artist, but you just don’t have the skill to do it yourself?

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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.

Otherwise, get started with HeroMachine 2 (the easiest to use) or HeroMachine 3 (fully functional but still in development, with many more options).

Character Design Contest ♯129- Heads Up

Ok, so this week, your focus in this challenge shall be heads, with particular focus on faces and hair. Now, a few additional rules for this weeks contest shall be in place, as with last week. No Masks or Hats, obviously, as that sort of defeats the whole point of the challenge, though hair accessories and jewellery are allowed. Also, all submissions must be headshots only, so you don’t need to do anything below the shoulders. You can do non-human heads for this challenge (as I know someone will ask about this), just so long as it meets the other entry criteria. And yes, your character must have some sort of hair or facial hair, but don’t just slap one of the standard hair items on the and call it a day. Be inventive.

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.

Character Design Contest ♯128 (Dressed To Impress) Poll

Honourable Mentions- Son4, Keric, Thundersong, Ubiquitous Pixel, MadJack (basically enough to have a second poll. As per usual, the costume contest was a pain in the butt to judge 😉 ).

Character Design Contest ♯127 (What a bunch of posers) winner

Now that’s more like it. We managed to get back up to our usual poll participation level for this week, which, after last week, is a relief. And it was an interesting weeks worth of voting, with our eventual winner having to fend off second place at every turn, only to pull ahead at the last minute to take the win. And the person to whom I refer is djuby for his excellent (if untitled) entry. Congrats djuby and well done to everyone who entered.

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Happy Independence Day HeroMachine!

I’d Like to wish all my fellow U.S. Machiners a happy independence day! Have fun at all your various BBQ’s and Firework displays. Drive safe and have a great evening everyone!

Character Of The Week- Mr. Nobody- Silhouette Of War

This weeks COTW was very hard to choose. There have been at least 4 or 5 creations that could easily have got the nod, from such awesome creators as AMS, Headlessgeneral, Vectorman316 and Suleman, but in the end I felt compelled for some unknown reason to go for this pic by Mr. Nobody. It’s a very good example of less being more when it comes to art, the entire atmosphere and impact of the picture coming from a two colour background and a blacked out figure. It may not sound like much, but I’m sure you’ll agree, the effect is striking to say the least.

Gallery- Mr. Nobody’s Character Gallery

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #68

It is once again time for our bi-weekly caption contest, though it is a bit late in coming this week! Anyway here is your challenge, as usual I want your best replacement dialogue for the following image:

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The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday July 7th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Corner: All New All Different Marvel Universe Free Previews

Saw this on twitter today and Thought I would share it with you all. As of today you can get preview issues of the new Marvel comic titles at your local comic shop or as a free download from the Marvel digital store.

Read More HERE

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canuck Machiners!

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Happy Birthday to the land of butter tarts, peameal bacon, beaver tails and poutine!

Character Design Contest ♯128- Dressed To Impress

Of course, I am making a habit of having costume design contests on an annual basis, so this is going to be this years. However, to make it a bit different, I would like to ask that you only focus on the costume, at the expense of everything else. Some slight posing is allowed if it is to show of different aspects of the costume, but other than that I only want face-forward standard posing, and hair is only allowed if the costume includes so sort of fascinator or other hair accessory. If you want to do shading on the costume, that’s fine, but other than that I want the body to be a completely blank slate, like a mannequin, it can’t even have a face. I’m only going to be looking at the costume, so I think it’s only fair that you guys do too.

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.

Pop Quiz Winner!

A little better turn out from last time which is great, but you guys are making this very tough. All of these entries are so creative and unique.

First we have Black Tarantula by Mr. Nobody: Really cool and graphic; love the hypnotic background and the squad of little demons.

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Next is Silver Lady by Melmo: Very unearthly look and like the pattern work.

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Blunt Object’s Madam Satan: very interesting colour combination and the creation of the skirt layers is quite cool.

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Another Silver Lady – this time by Geno: taking her into the realm of TV was a great idea. Sort of an evil…or more evil…Long Island Medium.

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And last, but not least, Whirling Dervish by Brons: great work on the pose and robes.

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I’ve gone back and forth a dozen times on this, but the win this time goes to Geno for Silver Lady. The whole image is striking and is a very interesting take on the character.

(To illustrate how tough this was, I have rewritten the previous paragraph three times…with different winners!)

Congratulations Geno, and thanks to all who entered.