Character Contest 52: Sagittarius

Known as the Centaur or the Archer to the Greeks, and "The Soldier" by the Babylonians, your challenge for this week is to design a character based on the concepts suggested by the Zodiac sign "Sagittarius". Some of the traits of a Sagittarius are:

Positive:

  • Optimistic and freedom-loving
  • Jovial and good-humored
  • Honest and straightforward
  • Intellectual and philosophical

Negative:

  • Blindly optimistic and careless
  • Irresponsible and superficial
  • Tactless and restless

But hey, we're not here to find a date, we're here to create kick-ass characters, right?! Obvious takes would be anything centaur-like, whether with a classic horse or some other beast (or cyborg, whatever), or anything archer-related.

Whoever comes up with the best character will win a) his or her choice of either any item they like to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 version; b) a portrait to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 version, or c) a "sketch of the day" style custom drawing. The rules are fairly simple:

  • All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the UGO Forums, 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 cannot have been used in any previous HeroMachine character design contest -- we had an "Angels and Demons" contest and a "D&D Character" contest a while back, for instance, and I don't want repeats of stuff you already did for those;
  • Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. 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). If you see "preview" or "rotate" somewhere in the link you're probably doing it wrong.
  • All entries must be in by next Monday, when I'll choose a winner, who will receive his or her choice of any item or a portrait to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 program, or a "Sketch of the Week" style black and white illustration.

No limit on entries this week, so knock yourselves out. Just make them good!

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