Character Contest 57 – Aquarius

Your character design challenge for this week is to come up with an image with HeroMachine based on the idea of the Zodiac sign "Aquarius". To help you out, here's a bit on the history of the name from Wikipedia:

Aquarius is sometimes identified with Ganymede, a beautiful youth in Greek mythology with whom Zeus fell in love and, in the disguise of an eagle (represented by the constellation Aquila), carried off to Olympus to be "cup-bearer" to the gods. Aquarius has also been identified as the pourer of the waters that flooded the Earth in the ancient Greek version of the Great Flood myth. As such, the constellation Eridanus the river is sometimes identified as a river being poured by Aquarius.

I usually think of Aquarius as being closely related to water, so pretty much anything aquatic-related would work on this one like a mermaid, or a mutant with water-control powers. You could also do an undersea research station, or the Aquarius Torpedo, or some other tech- or magic-related item if you don't want to do a person. You could play off the "cup bearer" concept if water doesn't appeal to you, or even riff off the great hippie tune "Age of Aquarius" with a peace-and-love poster homage to that era.

The contest rules are the same as usual:

  1. Use only a HeroMachine applet (no PhotoShopping except for basic cropping) to create a PNG or JPG of your entry, named as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his "Bayou Belle" character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  2. Post the image to a publicly accessible website (ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the UGO Forums, etc.).
  3. Enter the name of your entry and a link directly to the image in a comment to this post. The image cannot have been used in any previous HeroMachine character design contest.
  4. The link to your image should 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.
  5. I'll choose a winner next Monday, 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 (you pick the subject and I draw it up however I like).

No limit on entries this week, so knock yourselves out. Good luck everyone!

123 Responses to Character Contest 57 – Aquarius

  1. Avatar MLS says:

    Aquarius: the water bearer. In ancient times it was the water bearer who carried urns of water onto the battlefield to give relief to thirsty warriors and succor to the wounded. So it only made sense that in the Zodiac Commandos (my low-budget GI Joe rip-off), Aquarius serve as the team’s medical officer. Water, saline, plasma, morphine, whatever; it’s all liquid.

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

  2. Avatar Dangerfish says:

    http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l602/Dangerfish_93/?action=view&current=hm3-beta6.jpg

    Aquarius, The elemantal guardian of the seas, and arch-rival of Capricorn, the elemental guardian of fire.

  3. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Dangerfish, your link does not go directly to the image and it’s not named correctly. To the right of the image on the page you posted is a huge box labeled “Share this photo”. The link you want is in the “Direct link” box, and is http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l602/Dangerfish_93/hm3-beta6.jpg. The correct name for the image would be dangerfish-aquarius.jpg — hm3-beta6.jpg doesn’t help me know who made it or what it’s called.

    This doesn’t disqualify the entry, but please, next time try to do it as I’ve outlined above. Waiting on the entire Photobucket page to load is tedious, and having to manually rename the file (remembering whose it is and what the character is named) tends to result in errors as I assemble all the entries for judging. Thanks!

  4. Avatar Dangerfish says:

    http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l602/Dangerfish_93/hm3-beta6.jpg

    kinda like this, but with the right name?
    i’m really, really, really sorry.
    like, REALLY

  5. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Yep, that’s the ticket! It’s not a huge deal, it just makes the actual day when I have to go through and download all the images a LOT easier for me.

  6. Avatar Gero says:

    @Dangerfish: Got it right that time, and don’t worry about it, anway. Everyone messes the link up once in a while. Cool entry, btw.

  7. Avatar Dangerfish says:

    Thanks Gero
    it’s my first contest entry!

  8. Avatar Asder says:

    I am bored and hungry so this is not my best work, but i got a good idea so

    http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/241/akuariooceano.jpg

  9. Avatar pyrodude760 says:

    here is my first correct entry i hope if its not can someone help me and tell me how to do it correctly.
    i chose to call her the sapphire goddess even thought in greek mythology shes not a goddess but i made the image as zeus is coming in to snatch her away.

    http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l325/funkeymoneky19/pyrodude760-saphiregoddes.jpg?t=1297714849

    hope its good enough

  10. Avatar pyrodude760 says:

    p.s. i couldnt find a picture of her actually pouring water out of a jug so i decided to have her materializing it out of her hands.

  11. Avatar MScat says:

    http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/MScat-AquariusProject.jpg

    A secret project codenamed Aquarius gave a common clown fish the intelligence of a man. Now Agent Bubbels, as he is called, works along side Agent Miller his partner on missions to save the world.

    Agent Bubbel’s exosuit has many gadgets including a laser and booster rockets.

  12. Avatar Pesky says:

    Ganymedes true form is a fish, but he is able to project an illusion of beautifull young boy. The illusion is easily seen for what it is if seen through water, but not other liquids. Even Zeus was tricked by this playfull fish, though not willing to admit it, he later changed the fish to a true boy.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75482&d=1297719800

  13. Avatar Cliff says:

    OK, I am back, hardcore. I made these last month during the Capricorn contest, and it’s eerie that I did one for most of the one’s you mentioned in the Aquarius contest write-up Jeff.
    I hope to do a few more, at least ONE being an AIR powered character since Aquarius is the water-bearer but it is actually an air sigh.

    #1
    an Aquarian I know very well … ME!
    at my computer desk, note the Freddy Mercury statue behind my computer. Yes I am fat, wear red flannel, and have a bald head with long fringe in back. I am SUCH a bad gay. I surprised I haven’t had to turn in my membership card and the free juicer. Thank the Goddess I love showtunes and I am a total Gleek.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Aquarius001a.jpg

    #2 Ganymede
    As a gay pagan one of my first God papers was on Ganymede
    So here is my version of the young handsome prince, that Zues fell in love with kidnapped to Olympus and had him be his cupbearer serving the Ambrosia which kept the God eternally young.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Ganymede001a.jpg

    #3 Aquarius
    the Source of the Nile

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Aquarius002a.jpg

    #4 Hair
    I had to use the new ‘fro
    and being an Aquarius, and loving the movie, I had to go there. I also loved using my daisy from my one 1st place win.
    WORK ALERT!
    his pants are unzipped and he shows pubic hair, BUT nothing else. just FYI.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Aquarius_Hair001ab.jpg

    #5 Aquarian.
    I did the original sketch WAY back in highschool, It is a VERY heroic version of me at the time. Although I was NEVER that built, was fat his I was a kid. However, this was me as a super hero. I had water prodution, shooting water from my hands, I also had Super swimming and Water Freedom.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Aquarian001a.jpg

    #6 Aqua Ursus
    Yes it’s bad pun time
    Here is Aqua Ursus the Water Bear
    I have at least one friendm out of about 4 others I’ve shown it to, who didn’t get it, so I hope that no one else has that problem.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_AquaUrsus001a.jpg

  14. Avatar MLS says:

    @Cliff #14 – The urn in #3 is inspired in its simplicity and the splash effect in #5 is pure genius. Well done.

  15. Avatar Zforce says:

    It’s been a minute since I posted in one of these….

    I’m back. Giggity.

    http://www.freewebs.com/xtheforcex/Aqua.PNG

  16. Avatar Myro says:

    I think I haven’t done a female character entry since my female dominant Friday Night Fights Robin Hood entries. And this is the first time I’ve made something that was so obviously eye candy.

    I decided to go with making a fictional poster ad for Aquarius Bottled Water.

    http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20Contest%20Entries/myro-aquarius_water.png

  17. Avatar PapaKrok says:

    Its a good thing it was nearly the Age of Aqarius, Earth had just been diagnosed with a sever case of humans…

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/jaybjoke/papakrok-Debugger.jpg

  18. Avatar Frevoli says:

    Greetings all.

    This time around, my research has shown my that (despite the name) Aquarius is actually more of an air sign (therefore I shall be saving the majority of my nautical material for Pisces). I also found that Aquarius is connected to the myth of Pegasus, and associated with eccentricity, intelligence, unpredictability and eagerness to make the world a better place

    All together now: This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
    The age of Aquarius
    Aquarius!
    Aquarius!

    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-Aquarius.png

    (p.s. I was trying to make it look like she was on a mountain, but I think it looks more like an offshore rock… don’t judge me for it)

  19. Avatar Lime says:

    @Cliff (14): The story of Ganymede made me think of the Tarot card Page of Cups and I had in mind a scene almost exactly like your #2 picture. Ah, well, back the drawing board. πŸ™‚ Nice arm positioning on #3 btw.

  20. Avatar unknownblackpaper says:

    Sunset

    Playing with colors so that it melds to a pretty scene. It goes with the love and peace feel, with an water element.

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-sunset.png

    Water and Sky

    More of me trying out color blending. There is an incorporation of the legend, where an eagle is sent to fetch the one who would be the water bearer.
    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori

    /unknownblackpaper-waterandsky.png

  21. Avatar unknownblackpaper says:

    Sorry, must have cut off the link for the second post. Here it is fixed:
    Water and Sky

    More of me trying out color blending. There is an incorporation of the legend, where an eagle is sent to fetch the one who would be the water bearer.

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-waterandsky.png

  22. Avatar pyrodude760 says:

    o my god the creations are amazing the creativity is just awesome. i just felt i should post this because the effects the pure imagination the variety is amazing.

  23. Avatar Matt says:

    Ganymede~Mythological water bearer of the Gods!

    http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m593/mrmatt220/?action=view&current=Ganymede.png

    I chose to do Poseidon as he is a god of Olympia which is associated with air yet he is the god of water which brought to mind the water bear.

    http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m593/mrmatt220/?action=view&current=PoseidonwithTheKraken.jpg

  24. Avatar HairWhip says:

    Here is aquarius…..

    Aquarius

  25. Avatar Connor S. says:

    Aqua Homo- This Latin name translates to “Man of the Water”, a title given to a creature who appears in the Mediterranean sea once every full moon. He has been known to linger in the area for a day or more, then he dissapears. There have been no official sightings of this legend, but there have been many photos of a blurred figure obscured in the waves. Many will say some of them are indeed the Man of the Water. This is an artist’s impression.

    http://img163.imageshack.us/f/hm3beta11.jpg/

    It has been deemed a comical perception by many viewers, but some aged seamen say that this is a spot-on portrayal. Is this legend, or fact?

  26. Avatar unknownblackpaper says:

    Water Everywhere

    . . .but not a drop to drink? This took forever to create, but I think it turned out all right. Tis the water bearer with a nod to Grecian art.

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-watereverywhere.png

  27. Avatar Zforce says:

    Fixed my filename…. its been a min I’m rusty.

    http://www.freewebs.com/xtheforcex/Aqua-Zforce.PNG

  28. Avatar Cliff says:

    Here are a few more:

    #7
    Agent Aquarius
    a navy seal
    I love my background here

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Aquarius_Diver01a.jpg

    #8
    A DC game super hero I’ve played since 2004.
    Nautica
    Real Name: Marina RIvers
    Marina was born to an Atlantian queen/sorceress and a human Enviromental activist. She was raised with her father, till the day she started choking, and Eddy, her father rushed her to the beach and submerged her, she though he was killing her, till she noticed she was breathing underwater, She lived with her father another year, but her skin had become blue, her hair green and her eyes turned solid black. On a mission intercepting a whaler, Eddy was tossed overboard, he saved a whaler who was as well, but Eddy was eaten by a shark as Marina who had stowed away watched in terror. Marina was beside herself, and threw herself into the ocean and started swimming, wether it was her fathers obsession with Atlantis or a homing sense, Marina found a small community of underwater tribes, and was found by it’s Queen, the Lady Tethys. Tethys knew Marina, and took her as her studant in Atlantian sorcery. Marina would later learn that Queen Tethys was her mother. However her mother had an enemy, a Lord of Chaos, Tiamat. Tiamat often tormented Queen Tethys and Marina, and eventually to save her mother grief from her subjects Marina left to become a hero and guardian to the ocean. She soon hooked up with Paul Lashley, a boy she had seen off and on since she was 8, and the boy who had light powers, and some other super friends Bobcat a feral fighter and Nightfall a goth chick with darkness and fear powers, asked Marina to join the, adding her Atlantian water sorcery to their group The Seaside Set, in Pacifica CA.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Nautica01a.jpg

    #9
    Cloudburst
    OK here is a water bearer AND an air hero.
    Cloudburst controls weather.
    I used a Winner face, but made some changes, and thought he was cute enough not to worry with clothes, HOWEVER I borrowed from my London Fog private dick and Ice Man’s gender bender friend Cloud, so it should be Work safe

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Cloudburst001a.jpg

    #10
    Leila
    Liela is a true Aquarius, she is a visionary, eccentric, compassionate yet aloof, highly intelligent, and always on the cutting edge of technology.
    She has learned to mix technology with magick, becoming a formidable techo-mage.
    Here she is with her familiar squirrel. Leila is young, attractive, with red hair, she is wearing a green top with actual circuitry, tight jeans with a white plastic belt with a CD belt buckle, she also has silver boots. on one arm is her wrist computer and electronic Book of Shadows.
    All of her spell incantations contain binary and computer jargon.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Leila001a.jpg

  29. Avatar Jake says:

    Hey Jeff, Aquarius is actually an air sign. “Waterbearer” more closely has to do with rain clouds. A pure water piece would be more akin to Pisces.

    This site will give you a lot more insight into the Aquarius. http://www.findyourfate.com/astrology/Aquarius.htm

  30. Avatar Fyzza says:

    This is my first entry for this contest, and I’ve made it around a sort of Water Guardian theme rather than a Water Carrier.

    He is one of many of his species. He wears Roman-esque armour, equipped with his sword fashioned from water and steel, dubbed ‘Hydra’. He can intangate* his body and transform it to water whenever he wishes to. He is able to move wherever he wants through water when in one of the previous states. This creates the currents, and the many others of his species doing the same create the rest of the currents. He can utilise the water to his advantage, often firing it at anyone foolish enough to dump waste in the water when he’s present. Along with the rest of his species, he guards the water, doing his best to keep it clean and protect marine life.

    Main pic
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75489&d=1297750608

    Headshot
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75490&d=1297750619

  31. Avatar Fyzza says:

    Forgot to add:

    *intangate = to become intangible; can’t be touched.

  32. Avatar Arioch says:

    Zforce: Wow! Stunning!! I love everything ftom it. The eyes, the face, the background, body, flask, tatoo…
    Thank you for this excellent picture πŸ™‚

  33. Avatar spidercow2010 says:

    Let’s get literal:
    “When the moon is in the seventh house
    And Jupiter aligns with Mars
    Then Peace will guide the planets
    And Love will steer the stars”

    http://www.deviantart.com/download/197518758/the_dawning_by_spidercow2010-d39lig6.png

  34. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Logan Gray, next time please post the direct link to your image rather than the DeviantArt jump page. Over to the right of the page you posted is a link labeled “Download Image”. Right-click on that and you get the direct link to the image, http://www.deviantart.com/download/197524547/ccc_by_bobosheep-d39lmwz.jpg. That’s the one you want. Also, you need to name your image as yourname-charactername.jpg and in the comment, give the name and preferably at least a little about what they are.

    Not a MAJOR deal but it makes things a lot easier on me if you do it this way. Thanks!

  35. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Hey man, dude’s pouring water out of a jug. That’s water! I know, it’s *really* an air sign, but have you ever though of a pegasus or birds or winds when the name “Aquarius” comes up?

  36. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Glad you’re back, Zforce! Although actually it’s your name then character name, so it’d be Zforce-Aqua.png. Not a huge deal, but just for the record.

  37. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    In hungarian Aquarius means VΓ­zΓΆntΕ‘

    My two entry.

    First is the mithology style

    Ganymede

    http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d39loyt

    Second is a little bit fictional

    Aquarius is a group of enviromentalist whose first object to save the oceans for the nuclear trash

    http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d39lowl

  38. Avatar Fyzza says:

    Tarkabarka – I think the links you were meant to post are

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/046/e/8/heromachine_contest_57___2_by_tarkarra-d39loyt.jpg

    and

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/046/d/a/heromachine_contest_57___1_by_tarkarra-d39lowl.jpg

    As Jeff said, it’s not a major deal but it makes things easier for him.

  39. Avatar spidercow2010 says:

    Since Jeff left the whole ‘aquatic’ criterion pretty open-ended, I’m going to just throw this one out there with no hope of winning, partly for fun and because I’m kinda proud of it, and partly because if you’re anything like me you’ve had enough of winter:
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/174875657/Summer_by_spidercow2010.png
    “We’re goin’ to Surf City cuz it’s
    Two girls for ev’ry boy”

  40. Avatar spidercow2010 says:

    addendum: I know it should be Spidercow/Summer, but DeviantArt messes with me when I try that and makes it, I’d say, even worse

  41. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    Thanks Fyzza.

    Sorry Jeff next time i do for right.

  42. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    Really sorry for the links but my name in deviant art is Tarkarra.

    So my 3. entry is Beerarius

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/046/d/d/tarkabarka_beerarius_by_tarkarra-d39m5iw.jpg

  43. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    No worries, Tarkabarka, I know DeviantArt is strange about their automatic naming conventions.

  44. entry 1: i went with Ganymede, Zeus is seen flying away behind her. she is left with but a memory so she is flooding the earth.
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/197556589/aquarius_by_psychoplatapus-d39mbn1.jpg

    entry 2 will be up tomorrow.

  45. Avatar Matt says:

    I did the characters in comment 28, Incase anyone was wondering about the air in the Poseidon and Kraken photo there are bubbles if you wanna call that the air but there hard to see though.I did that a long time ago so I may try updating it and if I do I’ll post it.

  46. Avatar Frevoli says:

    Jeff, there’s no illwill to those embracing the air / inds / birds / pegasuses and what not, is there?

  47. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    None at all, Frevoli.

  48. Avatar PapaKrok says:

    “For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.”

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/jaybjoke/papakrok-bringerofwaterandlife-1.jpg

  49. Avatar Joel says:

    Entry #1

    Aquarius: one of Poseidon’s greatest soldiers, he can turn his body into water and can merge with and control any body of water completely.

    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/210/joelaquarius.png

  50. Avatar Asder says:

    The water priest, a man who controls the soul of the water
    http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4696/akuapriest.jpg

    Erick el rojo, a pirate who holds the aquarius harpoon
    http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2135/erickelrojo.jpg

  51. Avatar Matt says:

    Updated Poseidon & Kraken, enjoy.

    http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m593/mrmatt220/?action=view&current=PoseidonKraken.png

    See if you can spot the symbol and the 11

  52. Avatar unknownblackpaper says:

    Lady Of Water

    I find it interesting that Aquarius is an Air sign where the name screams water. So, I try to combine both concepts of air and water with this image.

    Here is the image itself and a close up!

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-ladyofwater.png

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-ladyofwatercloseup.png

  53. Avatar Whit says:

    Papakrok–how did you do all of that backview stuff in 62, including the buttocks? Great stuff!

  54. Avatar Whit says:

    How do I find the forums on the current UGO site? They have changed the layout tremendously since last I was able to get on. For a long time, I, like a number of other HM folk, weren’t able to access the forums due to negligence on the part of the site managers, but Jeff has said this problem is fixed. I just can’t find the forums is all.

  55. Avatar Pesky says:

    @Whit: This is a direct link to the forums

    http://forums.ugo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

  56. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    So my 4. entry.

    Secret of the rain forrest. – Why a lot of rain drop there

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/047/f/e/tarkabarka___rainforrest_by_tarkarra-d39o083.jpg

  57. Avatar Whit says:

    Jeff–
    I’m still getting the same error message that I did back in the day:

    IndigoEagle, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else’s post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

    Could I get some help with this, please?

    Thanks

  58. Avatar Whit says:

    http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt121/whittierstrong/Whit-Ganymede1.png

    I based off this sculpture, found at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (just a couple of miles from me):
    http://www.photographersdirect.com/buyers/stockphoto.asp?imageid=2549636

  59. Avatar abominal401 says:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75522&d=1297853390

    Floater is the underwater guardian that…….well ummmmm…..GUARDS Schylia’s palace!

  60. Avatar PapaKrok says:

    70. Whit,

    I used the female abs as lats, traps, backbone and associated muscles etc, even threw them in as hamstrings (didnt really work to my satisfation there)….the knee in kneepads works great as a calf…just gotta make the line color the same as the skintones…kinda fun… some of the colors didnt quite work though. May take some tweaking to get them right. The butt is in female standard body, its the third breast option. Used the new wrinkles in male face for the critical crack bits πŸ™‚

  61. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Whit (74): Sorry for the hassle, I have gone in and changed your user status to “Registered” from “Awaiting Confirmation”, which it was before. I would suspect that the confirmation email containing the link you’d click to confirm you are you, either never went out or was spam blocked or something.

    Regardless, you should have full access now, let me know if not.

    Anyone else having problems like that, just let me know either somewhere on this blog, via afdstudios@gmail.com, the contact form at the top of the right column, or smoke signal what user name or email you used to register and I’ll take care of it.

  62. Avatar Zforce says:

    Thanks Arioch… yay I have a fan.

    NOOO!! JEFF!!! You’re killing me…

    lol just kidding. It is a big deal though… rules exist for efficiency. Here… I can rename it again. Just delete the other two… *sigh*

    http://www.freewebs.com/xtheforcex/Zforce-Aqua.PNG

  63. Avatar Zforce says:

    Here’s the second version of my Aquarius character.

    http://www.freewebs.com/xtheforcex/Zforce-AquaM.PNG

    I know I got a little carried away and it’s a little messy but… I like it…

    Giggity.

  64. Avatar Rapthama says:

    This person was once worshipped as much as the gods, because he invented a brew which tastes like brew (or wine),
    but it looks like an ctual spring water. (It dosen’t even make you drunk!)
    None knew him by his name, but Waterbrew Master how they called him.
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/?action=view&current=WaterbrewMaster.jpg

    When a sailor or someone else lives over a storm on the sea and gets away without dying, the Sea Hag comes.
    She offers them a perfect rum or wisdom. When a person picks the perfect rum, she allows them to drink it, but after that she pulls them underwater and eats them alive.
    If the person chooses knowledge, the hag demands a body part from him (It can be eyes, fingers, toes, ears etc).
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/?action=view&current=SeaHag.jpg

  65. Avatar Kytana says:

    http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6740/kytanaaquarius.png

    I wanted to something like the colour blue and many stars.
    Then i think of a mermaid and a old man with long beard.
    So thats the final result.
    Hm… and that the cloud looks like big waterdrops is intended(i hope thats the right description).
    There is a great difference like mermaids and ghosts in water(i dont no about english right word for that). In german named Nixe(Mermaid) or Wassergeist(ghost). Mermaids have a bad charisma like salvation and dead(man-eating). Ghosts are more like are archetype mother or a guardian.
    So i inspired the ghost for this picture with a touch of
    greek mythology.

  66. ams ams says:

    Here’s my 2nd entry for this week. This one is more of an action pose and is AQUARIUS taking a more of a hands on approach to creating a flood! Enjoy!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75530&d=1297874006

  67. Avatar MLS says:

    @ams #85 – AWESOME! Very Dynamic.

  68. Avatar Pesky says:

    The old gods have discovered marketing to improve their visibility among the people.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75532&d=1297888025

  69. Avatar Meniukas says:

    http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2193/meniukasbalticseamermai.jpg
    The true mermaid caught on camera in 1960 on the shore of the Baltic sea near resort town Nida.

  70. ams ams says:

    Great job, PapaKrok(89)! Love the statue’s colors!

  71. Avatar MScat says:

    http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/MScat-WaterBearer2.jpg

    I really think that the entries so far have been a little one sided. In my opinion aquarius is such a broad element to work with there’s no reason most of these entries should look the same. That being said I did go with the Greek inspiration with this one. I tried to incorperate the water along with the air elements that make up aquarius.

  72. Avatar The Great Parton says:

    Thought i would give this contest a try… this is my version of Aquarius. She’s standing in front of the earth after it was flooded.
    http://s1139.photobucket.com/albums/n551/MrParton/?action=view&current=hm3-beta.jpg

  73. Avatar PapaKrok says:

    Thanks ams, I’m not really happy with it, my PC kept crapping out with all the layers and I had to start over WAY too many times. It is a poor rendition of my original idea…but thanks for the compliment!!

    I envisioned something more like a lost city or sunken continent feel with a lot deeper, more overgrown foilage…

  74. Avatar Pesky says:

    A powerful wizard in ancient Greece with a predilection for water based magics.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75549&d=1297980158

  75. Avatar Asder says:

    My last entry for this week, i kept the simple aquarius contellation idea and did something my way.

    http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6935/aquarius.jpg

  76. Avatar Nick Hentschel says:

    I figured that I ought to be able to come up with a drawing for my OWN horoscope sign, but it seemed nothing was coming. But then, I found a way to combine the theme of water, the eccentricity of Aquarianism, a bit of nostalgia, my love of dinosaurs, and a nice, crappy pun.

    Behold!!! AQUARIUSAURUS: Horrendous, Humongous, Hippie-Dippie Denizen of the Deep!!!

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5455127166_3f1b1d3cb0_z.jpg

  77. Avatar Joel says:

    entry #2

    Mighty sea god Aquous. He is lord of the wave and master of the tide.

    http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/7302/joelaquous.png

  78. Avatar Fyzza says:

    Entry #2, I made him back in May I believe, so sorry for not having the image with my name before it.

    The Fireman was, as his name suggests, a fireman until one day, when he and his colleagues were fighting a fire in a house, apparantly caused by the supervillain Blue Phoenix. Without warning, they ran out of water to supply the hoses, and the fire was still blazing strong. He screamed in fustration, and a sudden jet of water shot out of his chest and into the fire, immediately putting it out. He carried on being a Fireman, but in the time between calls fought crime as The Fireman.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69303&d=1273159693

  79. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    My 5. entry.

    So i’m a big wrestling fan so i made a new super star.

    Aquarius

    Aquarius come from the deep seas and they deeply demolish all enemy who want to face with him.
    He is the member of the T.S.F. Wrestling.
    His finisher is similar with a piledriver – The finisher name: Waterfall

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/049/8/5/tarkabarka___a_w_w_by_tarkarra-d39t5m8.jpg

  80. Avatar Frevoli says:

    unknownblackpaper (69) there’s some wow right there

  81. Avatar Amaranth says:

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc72/RPGGirl101/Amaranth-Aquria.jpg

    Aquaria is the pourer of Poseidon’s seas. Her golden keg never runs out of sea water. It is said that at one point in history she accidently tipped over her keg without knowing it, flooding the world below.

  82. Avatar unknownblackpaper says:

    Frevoli: Thank you

  83. Avatar Nick Hentschel says:

    Atomic Punk (70): Elle and Eddy are SUPER-cute!

  84. Avatar The Doomed Pixel says:

    http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4165/aquariusj.png

    I tried to keep this entry fairly non-typical. Hope you like it!

  85. alphaalpharomeo alphaalpharomeo says:

    http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/Aquarius.jpg

    Water manipulation
    Superhuman strength and durability
    Exceptionally skilled fighter
    Ice manipulation/ cryokinesis
    Thermal vision
    Strength and durability beyond human norms

    Aquarius the Water God

  86. Avatar Nakiato says:

    I went with a play on words of water bearer to water bear. A rare river creature of the woods.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/nakiato/nakiato-aquariusthewaterbear.png

  87. Avatar DiCicatriz says:

    I hadn’t entered a Zodiac contest before, but couldn’t resist jumping in for my own sign πŸ™‚

    This first one is a straightforward rendition of Ganymede, kept as Zeus’s standard bearer and keeper of the rains that accompany his storms. Ganymede possesses the Torrential Horn, a golden instrument fashioned by Hephaestus and blessed by Poseidon to never run dry.

    1) Ganymede

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/DiCicatriz-Ganymede.png

    These next entries are my own little take on the water-bearer myth. Since they all technically held the title of water bearer at one point I think they all qualify as a take on Aquarius πŸ™‚

    2) Atequia

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/DiCicatriz-Atequia.png

    A deity born of the primordial ocean, created by the mingling of the sun’s warmth and the frigid depths of the sea. Atequia is master of the surf, a generous god who supplies the world with water, creating rivers and streams to carry his gift further inland. He is the Water-Bearer of the Land.

    2) Aehecatl

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/DiCicatriz-Aehecatl.png

    Atequia’s wife, mistress of the sky. Atequia breathes life into the world, working with her husband to create the clouds that blanket her realm, delivering the people of the earth from the intense heat of the sun. The first rain was her doing, deciding to share Atequia’s gift to all corners of the globe. She is the Water-Bearer of the Air

    3) Cemanahuac

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/DiCicatriz-Cemanahuac.png

    A vengeful earth deity. Cemanahuac bore a grudge against Atequia and his wife for millenia. His rivers carved into his soil, encroaching on his territory. Her clouds blocking him from the warmth of Mother Sun. Eventually his animosity spurred him to action. He drew the waters into the immensity of his being, taking Atequia into himself and sealing him away. There followed a long period of drought in which entire civilizations perished from thirst. Cemanahuac was the third Water-Bearer, holding it within himself and denying it to all.

    Aehecatl eventually sought him out in his great palace, Mixtlan. She plead the case for humanity, citing her own heartache being kept from her husband. Cemanahuac was moved and released the seal, reuniting the couple and relinquishing his time as Water-Bearer.

  88. Avatar Joel says:

    entry #3

    channeling the forces of wind, he is the mighty warrior: Kazemaru!

    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5755/joelkazemaru.png

  89. Avatar borntobealoser says:

    My entry:

    Aquarius Space Project:
    Nobody really understood or questioned why the government wanted to build a marine evolution research department in space when it would have worked just as well on Earth. Of course, it became immediately clear to the unfortunate researchers when the facility was hacked into and their research was unleashed upon them. The station was built in space to ensure the research wouldn’t get out, and nothing would get in, allowing the evil to fester. The researchers turned into aquatic monsters within months. Here is one of the unfortunate souls now. The murky water they walk about in is too poisonous for them to breathe, and they are running out of purified water. This whole conspiracy is just an experiment to see how the technology can be used on humans during war.

    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy175/borntobealoser/borntobealoser-AquariusSpaceProject.png

  90. @Nick Hentschel: Thanks for the compliment. Experimenting with background and widescreen for this contest.

    Aquarius, the 11th Sign. The constellation between Capricorn and Pisces.

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/lineup.html

  91. Avatar Sutter_Kaine says:

    AQUARIUS – Aquarius is a member of the villian group Zodiac. He is a water-breathing mutant with the power of hydrokinesis, the ability to manipulate liquid. Aquarius wears a battlesuit that allows him to survive on dry land and provides him with an endless supply of liquid.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/aquarius.jpg

  92. Avatar Phatchick says:

    I haven’t posted in a while (real life got to me) but this was too good to pass up. Let me introduce the hero of hippies and frat boys everywhere-AQUARIUS, the beer bearer!
    https://picasaweb.google.com/Phatchick96/HeroMachine#5575999140104284162

  93. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    OK folks, thanks for the great entries! I have them all downloaded and will shortly start sorting through them.

    Entries for this contest are thus now closed. Good luck!

  94. Avatar markosgar says:

    i’m new here. every how is putting new hero to creation