Character Contest 2: The Inhumans

Take a look at the following two creations by Hammerknight from the UGO Forums:

seeker-2-small
winged-ape-small

What do you notice about them? That's right -- THEY AIN'T PEOPLE!! I was really hoping someone would use the Companions as the basis for an illustration, and without prompting Hammerknight knocked it out of the park. Inspired by his innovation, that's your challenge for this week:

Create a "character" illustration using HeroMachine 3 without using any of the items in any of the Body or Head slots.

You can use Feet and Hands and anything else you like, but no Bodies or Heads. The idea is to do what Hammerknight did, creating a non-human character. It can be a super-hero, a villain, a pulp character, a sidekick, or just a plain old horrific monster, but no people. Because people are Soylen Green! Or something.

The deadline is one week from today, when I will pick a winner. To be eligible, you must post a link to an image of your character in the comments to this post. You can put the image wherever you like, but it must be visible without having to log in (except for the UGO Forums, that's still ok. I just don't want to have to make an ImageShack and Flickr and and and and account, you know?).

The winner will get to choose either a) any one item to be included in any one slot of HeroMachine 3 or b) a caricature of their face/head to be included in HeroMachine 3 to serve as the model for thousands of characters.

Good luck everyone!

52 Responses to Character Contest 2: The Inhumans

  1. Zorbas The Awesome

    Hey jeff heres my first : a vampire fire horse!!!!

    http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=liedvT3HKwzEWZn3iK1uTQ%3D%3D

    (BTW wouldnt this be character contest 3….due to the patriot hero contest?)

  2. I majored in English and Math, Zorbas, don’t make me do math :-p

    Actually it would probably be at least contest 5, as there was the second color one Kaldath won, and the first that was … oh gosh, it was a blue knight guy …

    Anyway, this is the second in the HeroMachine 3 – inspired series. Like Volume Two of the character contests if you will. Or “Contests on Infinite Earths”. Or “Secret Wars II” only not, you know, crap.

  3. Zorbas The Awesome

    and #2!!!!! the SLUGJUG A mutant SLUG bat…thingy….toxic green….uum well here:

    http://i40.tinypic.com/2ebh750_th.jpg

  4. Zorbas The Awesome
  5. MegaGoober

    From my Black Magic Tribe story, the first transformation of the flame bandit, Infeas Firek. Now, although only temporarily, a great Red Wolf, his speed and shape have been drastically altered. His armor has been magically refitted to protect him in this new form.
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=44&pictureid=423

    Heres another pic of him using a different wolf pose. Oops, forgot to put his tail armor on this one…
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=44&pictureid=424

  6. MegaGoober

    From the Black Magic Tribe, I give you the flame bandit, Infeas Firek – mystically transformed into a great red wolf. Although only temporarily, his speed and appearance are largely altered, giving him and his team much more variety in battle.
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=44&pictureid=423

    Here is another pic, with a different wolf pose. I put his helmet on the ground cuz’ his head is facing sideways, but I just plain forgot the armor on his tail…

  7. Do animal heads count?

  8. Here’s hoping the question above is an affirmative, and therefore this entry is valid. 😉

    Here’s the rock dragon:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/ricardo.m.almeida/Stuff#5332626265164852450

  9. I think animal heads are probably fine.

  10. What if Skynet was brought to life in 1797, as a self-aware steam-driven computer? If that happened, I picture the Terminators sent to kill John Connor’s many-times great grandmother would look this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/saint_nate/steampunkterminator2.png

    I figured since everyone else was doing animals, a robot would set me apart.

  11. here is serpento (im bad for choosing names,…):

    http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv247/hofter/?action=view&current=guy.png

    by the way i looked for a human on the companions area, but i couldn’t found one so if the human i made is not legal i can change it for a wolf or something,….
    hope u like it!

  12. Here’s a Quarren (Squid Head) Jedi Knight.

    http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~mshute/Quarren_Jedi.png

    Altho, after seeing Damien’s Mecha Griffon, I’m almost ashamed of my entry.

    Working on this made me realize that the Shoulders section needs some upper sleeves to go with the lower sleeves in the Gloves sections, so that clothed arms can be put in different positions.

  13. tigerguy786

    Here are mine:

    I figure it is a cyborg ferret designed for espionage work and/or assisting a recon or infiltration team
    http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4448/ferretdrone.png

    This is a tiger that was turned into a tank…I know, the name is corny…
    http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2127/cybertoothtiger.png

  14. do humanoids count, ie: mechanical type or do they have to be from the animal/companion menu thingy?

  15. here is “Squintari” a super intelligent squid with a bad
    attitude
    http://picasaweb.google.com/SonByrd/Mine#5332825818389829986

  16. Here’s mine, tried to make a virus structure. 😀
    http://i42.tinypic.com/2yvupa1.jpg

  17. @Hammerknight, post #16: Geez, there are THIRTEEN images there! rolleyes 🙄

  18. @Nathan: Those links works, thanks!

    @Isia (#17): Humanoids count, although I was thinking originally of non-human critters. But technically the rules just say you can’t use anything from the Body slot, so other than that, go for it.

  19. Artfuldodger
  20. You didn’t say they had to be organic right? If not then here is a creation I made a few week sago fo rmy Flash gordon style gmae…the Skelabot

    http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?p=599018#post599018

  21. I didnt see my link get posted, so here it is again…

    Fresh from the Terragen Mists….(literally Inhuman….)

    Batmeleon

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57942&d=1241706900

  22. @Dan Gonzalez
    @Zorbas the Great
    –you inspired me to try and one-up you both with the above. I hope no hard feelings?

  23. i feel so inadequate with some of these creations..and I thought I was doing good too….:-/

    #2 Techno-Rex

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57949&d=1241732637

  24. Here’s my entry (hopefully it doesn’t end up in Jeff’s trash folder 😀 ):

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57957&d=1241751740

    This is the head of an order of cybermonks on a far-future terraformed Mars.

  25. Well I just had to throw my hat into the ring so to speak
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57959&d=1241757824

  26. WOW.. some really REALLY cool stuff here….

    Taking a tip from Damien’s mecha-grifon, I give you:
    Junkie the robot 😉

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ricardo.m.almeida/Stuff#5333329992354444914

    ps. not a single item here (with the exception of the chest insignia) was used for its “intended” purpose.

  27. @Steve (#31,34): Seriously??? I though those were really interesting and original

    @Damien (#12,27,32): Frak man… I feel like hiding under a rock now… Absolutely LOVED the SpectreCycle. THAT should be Ghost Rider’s bike. and that death horse?? WOW! Inspired idea to layer the fire hair over the fire insignia… great effect. I could go on and on, but it would take a while…Just AWESOME!!

  28. @Worf: Thank you! I really appreciate the back-patting. If you’d like to check out some more, go check my “dump site” http://sites.google.com/site/damienstadler/. That has more of my HM3 creations, as well as a few photoshopped HM2’s from a while ago

  29. ahem…still working on filling it up, I’d like to add…

  30. Something a little less humanoid this time. Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec’s feathered serpent god of knowledge, built mostly from wings, tails and insignias.

    http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~mshute/Quetzalcoatl.png

  31. And my final (I think) entry in this weeks contest–Gyro-Fetch! And a new link to view them at–http://sites.google.com/site/damienstadler/Home/random-creations/hero-machine-3-contest. This is my new contest entries page, so I only need one link ever again. Mwa-ha-ha-ha…I mean, enjoy…

  32. I’m going to submit a previously-existing creation for this one.

    Here’s my entry: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57763&d=1241390693

    The feet are spandex legwear.

  33. Good lord, Damien! I’m willing to just hand this one to you, at this point, and I’m not even the judge! That stuff is amazing!

  34. @Timespike: Thanks! I really appreciate the feedback I’;ve gotten from you and everyone else. (My secret? I P’shopped the crap out of stuff with HM2. Check out some of my other stuff at http://sites.google.com/site/damienstadler/ and you’ll see what I mean!)

  35. Hammerknight

    Added a couple more entries this weekend. The link is in post #16 check ’em out.

  36. Here’s my entry; I hope I’m not too late 😛 It’s a Nightmare Stallion, link provides (lame) description.

    http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?p=599333#post599333

  37. It looks like errands are going to keep me from getting the judging out until later this evening, but it’s coming. Thanks for your patience!

    Until I post the winner you can still enter. It’s pretty tough going, though, there are some stunning images already in.

  38. Sucks to be you right now Jeff.

    Choosing a single winner from so many cool designs must be hard.