Character Contest 62: Fantasy Warrior

Normally we'd be having a caption contest this week, but I need to add the HeroMachine 2 list of "sample characters" into the HeroMachine 3 Templates, and I want you all to be the ones to design those instead of me. Here's how the list looks in HM2:

So this week, your challenge is to tackle the first of those categories, the Fantasy Warrior. Here's how the male version looked:

I'll be picking two winners from the submissions, one male and one female. The winners will need to send me the text string for their characters so I can include them in the HM3 Templates, whereupon they'll be available for everyone to load up "live", as it were. So if you're not comfortable having your creation permanently featured in that way, then you should avoid submitting anything this week.

Note that you still own the character concept and copyright, I just have the right to show it within the confines of the HeroMachine.

You don't have to (or even want to, necessarily) recreate this exact look. Your goal is to come up with the coolest, best-looking template that people can use as a starting point for making their own "Fantasy Warrior", something that a beginner could load up and learn from. To that end you're probably going to have to keep these a lot simpler than you're used to, because a new person trying to figure out why and how you've used a head to substitute for a leg isn't going to cut it.

I'll ask that you use only the first, "Standard" male or female body in the default pose. Try to avoid using the "multiples" setting if at all possible (clearly, with things like ears you're not going to be able to do so).

Good luck! You don't have to post your text strings yet, I'll only ask the winners for that.

The rest is the same as usual -- no limit on entries, link directly to your image, contest ends next Monday, etc. etc.

154 Responses to Character Contest 62: Fantasy Warrior

  1. So it would be better to do this one in a “standard” arms to the sides type pose then, right?

  2. Left side seems rather orphaned in any category. Especially if you try to do a woman warrior.

  3. Especially in tops (fantasy common and fantasy armor) and shoulders etc, I’m going to have to use multiples, hope thats ok.

  4. So post Character here, save the text for it and if it wins send you the text for it, Right?

  5. i wanted to enter but when i went to HM2 it just gives me a white screen and wont load.

  6. *yawn* I dunno. I’ve got a big week ahead of me, it seems simplistic, insomnia’s messing with my ability to get sleep. I may actually take this contest off to try to take care of me.

    $20 says I crack by tonight and start banging away at HeroMachine to come up with at least one entry.

  7. Yes, there are obviously some things you’re going to have to Multiply, just try to keep it as clean and simple as you can.

    And yes, arms-at-the-side poses.

  8. Hammerknight: That’s right.

    Tool: You don’t need to go to HM2 … you’re designing a Fantasy Warrior (male, female, or both) in HM3 …

  9. Alright, here goes: http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/FantasyWarriorTemplate.png

    And a headshot, though it’s probably not needed: http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/FantasyWarriorTemplateHeadshot.png

    I tried to make it similar to the HM2 version, but also showcase the upgrades/differences in HM3. It’s got a few masks, and a lot of resizing, but hopefully nothing that’s too complicated for a novice to see how it was done…

  10. First up. Male Fantasy Warrior 1. Simple all around including color scheme.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76759&d=1303157764

  11. I decided to give her the fantastically original name of Fantasy Template Red Lady. Isn’t it awesome?

    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/Zaheelee/zaheelee-FantasyTemplateRedLady.png

  12. Oops, I frogot to write INSERT SARCASM

  13. so we have to do in HM3 one of the above pictures, or make a picture that fits from a catogory above?

    if the latter:

    female modern person: http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/onmission4christ/Fantasy/ziva.png

    male wizard: http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/onmission4christ/Fantasy/wizfire.png

  14. This is ONLY for the Fantasy Warrior, not the others, Zarae. The others will come later.

  15. My (first) entry is a mighty warrior and his mighty… ummm…. squirrel…

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=221743194509784&set=a.201686679848769.61050.100000223159388&type=1&theater

    And yes, it is a stupid facebook entry again, sorry about that. I know there are people who can’t see it.

  16. Okay, I’ve tried showing off some of the most basic HM3 features here: masking, moving objects, size changes, etc…while still keeping it simple.

    Male Warrior
    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee431/Iflytehm/Iflyte-MaleFantasyWarrior.png

    Female Warrior
    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee431/Iflytehm/Iflyte-FemaleFantasyWarrior.png

  17. Jeff do you want these background free ?

  18. Well, here goes. My first ever entry. I figured that since it’s supposed to be fairly simple, I might actually fit with some of the greats that post here.

    http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x402/Mr_MikeK/Erclon.jpg

    He’s based on an old D&D character I used to play way back in the day, Erclon the Red Knight.

  19. UesugiWarrior

    My entry for this competition, a basic and simple warrior that anyone could make.

    http://aspirant-scribe.deviantart.com/art/Uesugiwarrior-FantasyWarrior-205445185

  20. UesugiWarrior

    Additional Note: No 22 is a male template. It doesn’t say in the link due to limited spacing on the title where I hosted.

  21. i have a little doubt, we can go crazy or we have to keep it simple and easy Β΄cause is a template model?

  22. 2 versions of the same guy
    v1 Helmet on Head
    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/HM3%20-%20Contests/MartianBlue-Warlordv1.png
    v2 Helmet on Sword
    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/HM3%20-%20Contests/MartianBlue-Warlordv2.png

    I tried to make it as simple as possible, without losing anything in the design, while representing…
    Item Movement, Sizing, and Masking

    Duplicate layers used
    x2
    Background(Wall/Grass) | Belt(Layer 1/2) | Foot Left & Right (Foot/Shin) | Head(Head/Scar) | Insignia(Pendant Back/Top-Skull Mask) | Item Right(Sword/Blade) | Legwear(Skirt/Over) | Shoulder Right(Cape Left/Right)
    x3
    Facial hair(Beard/Beard Stubble/Mustache Stubble)

    I think that’s everything

  23. First try at it, male: http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm156/Tuldabar/Heros/WarriorTemplate.png. I went for a simpler type of character than I usually do, and here I designed him as your typical “Knight Paladin. Hope you like him.

  24. Here’s mine. Just a reboot of the original.

    http://www.iaza.com/work/110419C/iaza18808274347800.png

  25. For my first two entries, I decided to go with some extra constraints. I used every item slot I could (no Patterns for either and no FacialHair, HandLeft, or FootLeft for the female), and only one of each, unless it already had multiples in the template (which I used as a starting point). I also didn’t do anything in the Transform tab, except Masking items to the hands and changing the layering when necessary. I also moved things when necessary (Female’s gloves and the items she’s holding), but only by clicking and dragging.

    Female:
    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/logosgal/logosgal-FantasyWarriorOne-F.png

    Male:
    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/logosgal/logosgal-FantasyWarriorOne-M.png

  26. haha….i see that now. man i need more sleep.

    ok, you can delete those then

  27. Here’s my female entry: http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm156/Tuldabar/Heros/FemaleWarrior.png. I tried not to go the metal bikini route and made her look like she could actually fight. I inverted the color scheme to make gold dominant, and I finally found a working believable hairstyle (which for me is rare).

  28. Me, Myself & I

    Geez its difficult to restrict the duplicates, etc. Well certainly a lot simpler than most of my images.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Generic%20Fantasy%20Warrior%201.png

  29. Blazing Tornado

    Went with an odd combination of roman, barbarian and medieval, but I’m happy with the result:
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t285/Detour84/BlazingTornado-FantasyWarrior.png

  30. I did use two items apiece in the Background and Tops categories, but otherwise I used multiples only with things such as shoes, shoulder pads, eyebrows, etc.

    When it is prophesied that no man can defeat me, I will keep in mind the increasing number of non-traditional gender roles. –The Evil Overlord List

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76774&d=1303199682

  31. SeanDavidRoss

    I’ve updated my entry (the older version was missing a companion and an insignia): http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76776&stc=1&d=1303201104

  32. She is one of five quintuplets, each named after a precious stone – the other girls are Ruby, Jade, Pearl and Opal – (their father was a goldsmith!) and who wear clothes the colour of their namesake, so it’s easier to tell them apart. Beryl prefers to use bladed weapons, and is so proficient that she has earnt the highest rank in her chosen weapon class, the Sword Dancer.

    http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff444/wraith76/BeryltheSwordDancer.png

  33. I’m taking a wide view of what “fantasy warrior” could be, and covering as much of the spectrum as possible. Also, in order to keep the multiples down, I’m going backgroundless (’tis hard to construct a background with only one, and even with only 2 elements).

    Gladiator – Male
    http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20Contest%20Entries/myro-gladiator.png

    Templar – Male
    http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20Contest%20Entries/myro-templar.png

    Elven Lancer – Female
    http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20Contest%20Entries/myro-elven_lancer.png

    So, yes, I’ve completely cracked, and there’s no telling how many more warrior classes I can come up with.

  34. I wish I wasn’t so busy at the moment, I miss playing around these parts!!!

    This is one thread I had to stop everything though and take part in!

    So I thought I would pop a few of my characters down.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75620&d=1298212216

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75618&d=1298212170

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75564&d=1298041856

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75528&d=1297873124

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75423&d=1297590440

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75420&d=1297589979

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72965&d=1285937426

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72954&d=1285857856

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72953&d=1285857841

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72952&d=1285857833

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72817&d=1285348166

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72816&d=1285348142

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72757&d=1285190067

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72474&d=1284281781

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72353&d=1283860350

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72351&d=1283860333

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67881&d=1269336329

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65972&d=1263826160

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=64727&d=1260189876

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58317&d=1242576673

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58318&d=1242576698

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58167&d=1242250424

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57925&d=1241648890

    Cheers

    Scorp

  35. Female fantasy warrior

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76779&d=1303216907

    Duplication of boots, eyes, eyebrows and ears (not visible). Some items have been modified in size. The dark inside of the hood may be the most difficult aspect to figure out for new users. In this case it is accomplished by using a symbol in the background layer. Except for putting the sword in the hand, no masking was used.

    Male fantasy warrior

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76780&d=1303216923

    Duplication of eyes, eyebrows, ears and shoulder cape. Some items have been modified in size. Except for putting the axe in the hand, no masking was used. No inherent difficulties to de design.

  36. My Entries.

    Yeah i know need a simply human warrior – BUT I HATE TANKS πŸ˜€
    I more prefer ELFs

    First

    Male Elf Warrior – FULL
    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4240/tarkabarkamaleelfwarrio.jpg

    Male Elf Warrior – HEAD
    http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/4240/tarkabarkamaleelfwarrio.jpg

    Second

    Female Elf Warrior – FULL
    http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9012/tarkabarkafemaleelfwarr.jpg

    Female Elf Warrior – HEAD
    http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/9012/tarkabarkafemaleelfwarr.jpg

  37. Second entry

    Dragon princess and her pet dragon

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76781&d=1303229540

    Duplication of boots, eyes, eyebrows, hands and backplane. Some items have been modified in size. Except for putting the hammer in the hand, no masking was used.

    Barbarian warrior

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76782&d=1303229563

    Duplication of eyes, eyebrows, hands and items. Some items have been modified in size. Except for putting the hammer in the hand, no masking was used.

  38. Even though I prefer my first entrant(Warlord) head over shoulders

    (Lion Tamer)
    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/HM3%20-%20Contests/MartianBlue-LionTamer.png

    I’m pretty sure the only duplicate layer on this one, except eyes, eyebrows, and ears is the extra sword handle.

    Masking: Sword > left hand || Handle > right hand || Top > background || Insignia > body

    The lion’s green eyes, is green hair

  39. all of my heromachine charectors are on my other computer and it has a virus. what do i do?

  40. Just output them as text and send them in emails to yourself via cut and paste (assuming you have some sort of online email storage like GMail or whatnot). Otherwise you can save them in a big plain text file, which presumably will get scanned along with your other files during a virus scan. That way if the .sol file that has your saves in it is damaged, then you can manually reload them from text.

  41. My second entry is a female archer.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=221992494484854&set=a.201686679848769.61050.100000223159388&type=1&theater

    (And FB entry again, sorry. Can’t wait ’till ShoutWiki gets its problems sorted…)

  42. Jeff, not trying to nitpick, but every contest is someone’s first contest and if you shorten the entry requirements to “etc, etc…: some of the newbs may get a little confused, but I’m sure you don’t want to be cutting and pasting the requirements every time. So, might I suggest posting the entry requirements somewhere on the website, and then just posting the link each new contest?
    Whatcha think?

  43. hey #49 FelipeSCard i like your templar you should cheack mine out very similar #18

  44. SpellCheckingQuill

    Female fantasy warrior with background:
    http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2126/femalefantasywarriorsam.png

    Without background:
    http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2126/femalefantasywarriorsam.png

    The background is two layers and patterned, which might be a bit much for a sample, so I made a copy without it. Other than that, I limited the “special effects” to resizing, one or two rotations, and a few flipped duplicates since there is no left female hand or foot.

  45. Female Warrior:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/remathilis/FemaleWarrior.jpg

    I went with a Greek-Warrioress look. The only funky part of the design is the feet: the shin armor is both malestandard left while her feet and sandals are femalestandard right.

    Male Warrior:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/remathilis/MaleWarrior.jpg

    Standard Build and very simplistic.

  46. entry #2

    a mysterious warrior known only as the Saint; named for his unique weapon and the strange way he seems to kill without wounding.

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/109/5/e/the_saint_by_onikagenoken-d3eeye6.png

  47. Third entry

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76792&d=1303304705

    Duplication of boots, eyes, eyebrows, ears and hands. Some items have been modified in size. Except for putting the sword in the hand, no masking was used.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76793&d=1303304722

    Duplication of eyes, eyebrows and ears. Some items have been modified in size. Except for putting the hammer in the hand, no masking was used.

  48. Here’s my entries. A male and female warrior with the same look. I tried to keep them really simple as templates and avoided too many advanced techniques.

    Male Fantasy Warrior http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76796&d=1303315430

    Female Fantasy Warrior http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76795&d=1303315412

    Both together for comparison http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76797&d=1303315443

  49. Here’s my entry.

    http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo88/Jesterthegreat92/FantasyWarrior.png

    I tried to go very simple on this one; perhaps too simple? Didn’t really use any bells and whistles, though I tried to get in as many categories as possible. No masking (one pattern), no flipping, multiples only on the eyes, only resized the background, and minimal repositioning. He’s a fairly generic armor-wearing fantasy warrior – basic enough for a newcomer to edit and make their own. He might not be the most original entry, but I think he has a solid design.

  50. Jester: It may be simple, but I like it (because of that. I tend to love simple designs, along other things), good mating of items there.

  51. Here’s my famale warrior. This should be simple enough. Aside from the multiples needed for some of the female items, I used two separate legwear layers (spandex and dresses) and fantasy armors (the armor and shirt underneath), and two backgrounds.

    I have to add that the newer Roman-style armor item is so great and detailed it looks good no matter how you use it!

    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx88/jzelger/FantasyWarriorFemale.png

  52. Coolness is for Cool kids

    Red Fist!

    Red Fist Archer
    http://s1138.photobucket.com/albums/n536/Fatalboom44/?action=view&current=Archer.jpg

    Red Fist Swordsmen
    http://s1138.photobucket.com/albums/n536/Fatalboom44/?action=view&current=redrepublie.jpg

    2 of my best fanatsy warriors and both only use multiples for eyes and ears and maybe tops.

  53. UesugiWarrior

    This next entry is a female warrior, and again the titled piece doesn’t say as such due to character restraints.

    http://aspirant-scribe.deviantart.com/art/Uesugiwarrior-FantasyWarriorW-205692349

    and that’s my two submissions. Here’s hoping I do better than usual.

  54. #49 FelipeSCard #42 myros #18 pyrodude760

    templars of the world unite lol

  55. Here is my unoriginally named, “Fantasy Warrior – Female”. I hope I didn’t tread to heavily on the prohibition against multiples. I always try to keep my characters looking clean and simple, but I often achieve that with a bunch of detailing work. I tried to keep that to a minimum this time.

    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-FantasyWarrior-Female.png

    I didn’t go for any particular era, just a generic “fantasy” using a red and bronze color scheme, and wielding a somewhat Celtic labrys, as it seemed an appropriate weapon. There’s a bit of stretching and rotating and the like, but it’s the sort of thing I’d have felt pretty good about as a newbie.

  56. Wow. It’s actually pretty difficult to stop myself from adding all kinds of other stuff instead of keeping it simple. Here’s mine:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76810&d=1303355929

  57. Umm… Jeff, you need to disqualify my first male warrior entry (#16) CCleaner destroyed my .sol files and I botched the text string saving, so the files for that can not be recovered. Maybe people should be warned that CCleaner DOES remove .sol files, so best to be careful with it.

  58. 3 more:

    Berzerker – Female: http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20Contest%20Entries/myro-berzerker.png

    Pharaoh Guard – Male: http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20Contest%20Entries/myro-pharaoh_guard.png

    Also, decided to strip down some of the flourishes from VII, my Roman poisoner/assassin from the Scorpio contest. Actually, this would make her 3rd appearance on HeroMachine

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

  59. Fantasy warrior…
    http://borlavlit.narod.ru/ric3.png
    …and his fun friends! ^_^
    http://borlavlit.narod.ru/fon.png

  60. xXBladeXIIXx

    Trying to keep it as simple as possible here are two variations of a male warrior. Enjoy!

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd423/xXBladeXIIXx/Warrior1.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd423/xXBladeXIIXx/Warrior1-1.jpg

  61. unknownblackpaper

    For my “Fantasy Warrior” I went with a female archer. Also, she’s an Elf!@

    Elf Archer
    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-elfarcher.png

  62. OK. Here is my character; The Golden Knight

    King Arthur Pendragon, legendary ruler of Camelot, received a gift form the powerful wizard Merlin; a Golden Armor, endowed with incredible powers. When the king died, the armor was magically transported to another dimension. In modern times, Arthur Kingsley, an historian and archaeologist, found an old scroll detailing the history of Arthur and the Golden Armor. After reading and transcribing the writing, the Golden Armor returned and claimed Kingsley as his new owner. Kingsley is now the Golden Knight.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/107263429437355588118/21042011?authkey=Gv1sRgCL_l9f3VrcyWBw#5598069742799450850

  63. Me, Myself & I

    Primitive Warrior
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Primitive%20Warrior.png

    Primitive Warrior Close Up
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Primitive%20Warrior%20CloseUp.png

    Three guesses to how I made his teeth. I left a clue elsewhere on a different thread.

  64. Making a template certainly offers its challenges. You want to provide enough elements for a new person to play around with without having to hunt them down, yet you also don’t want to overwhelm them with too much (of course, “too much” is the death of any design). Symmetry can be a challenge. For example, we’re making “fantasy” warriors, but the only left shoulder pads are “tech”. So if you want symmetrical shoulder pads, you use “tech” pads to get a “fantasy” look. You want it to look fancy, but you can’t really pull out on your fancy tricks to do so. And still, you have to make it look cool enough for someone to want to play with in the first place.

    You know how you had that one class where the teacher basically told you that poetry is just whatever you feel like slapping on a page? Yeah, that’s the class where all the poetry sucks. Constraint brings out the best in us, pushes us.

    Okay, enough of that little commentary. πŸ™‚ Here’s my pic:

    http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt121/whittierstrong/Whit-FemaleFantWarriorTmplt1.png

  65. SeanDavidRoss

    Another Male Fantasy Warrior, based on the Female version I posted earlier in the week: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76823&stc=1&d=1303436580

  66. ((forgot to rename the above. but its just male warrior. not dwarf))

  67. MMI: Stonehenge!!! lol πŸ˜€

  68. THERES SOME REALLY GOOD ONES ON HERE, I HAVE A FEW IDEAS BUT HAVENT HAD THE TIME TO UPLOAD ANY YET. I HAVE THEM ON MY HOUSE COMPUTER, JUST NEED TO PICK SOME AND LOAD TO PHOTOBUCKET TO ADD HERE. I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME OR JUST TAKE A BREAK EVERY ONCE AND A WHILE SO I DONT BURN MYSELF OUT. I LOVE THE ITEMS BUT IT CAN GET BORING AT TIMES JUST USING THEM THE CONVENTIONAL WAY. I REALLY LIKE IT WHEN SOMEONE POST SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU GO WOW AND SCRATCH YOUR HEAD TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY USED AND HOW.

  69. My third entry.

    Dark Knight – Two type with helmet and without.

    With Helmet – Full
    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5805/tarkabarkadkfullm.jpg

    With Helmet – Face
    http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3999/tarkabarkadkfacem.jpg

    Without Helmet and Stuffs – Full
    http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3919/tarkabarkadkfullwm.jpg

    Without Helmet and Stuffs – Face
    http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/7642/tarkabarkadkfacewm.jpg

  70. this is mine…and it’s actualy my first contest:http://img200.imageshack.us/i/sam

  71. Dragon Brood – The offspring of a dragon in humanoid form and another human (typically), the Dragon Brood shows characterists of both lineages.
    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo_DragonBrood.jpg

    Fallen Paladin – Not so evil as other paladins who have fallen from their god’s favor.
    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo_FallenPaladin.jpg

    Orc – The best I could do for a standard orc using as little multiples as possible.
    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo_Orc.jpg

    Holy Knight – The sacred avenger and defender of the church.
    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo_HolyKnight.jpg

    Peasant Legend – What peasant mothers and fathers describe to their children to make the behave. Said to be a beautiful woman who accepted to have her beauty enhanced further through “new” magic experiments.
    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo_PeasantLegend.jpg

    All of these have as few multiples as possible. However, the women have more multiples as not all female parts are both left and right.

  72. Me, Myself & I

    Just a generic Greek Warrior.

    Greek Warrior
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Greek%20Warrior.png

  73. The tricky part was trying not to be fancy. Looks like just about every warrior archtype has been presented.

    Female Barbarian:

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

    Goblin General:

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

    Mars Gravidus (finished too late for the Aries contest):

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

    Renart the Fox:

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

  74. me myself and i

    i love your greek warrior

  75. Me, Myself & I

    Thank you pyrodude760 (119), much appreciated; I wasn’t to sure about it myself. Me & I kind of liked it though . . . πŸ™‚

    I like your rebel (117). In particular, the mongoloid hat works surprisingly well with the skull mask. I might have to borrow that. The clothes over top of the chain shirt are a really great combo.

  76. SeanDavidRoss

    An updated version of my previous entry:
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76844&d=1303580378

    Moved the figure’s head up about 5 pixels. The previous version looked like he didn’t have a neck, despite his head actually being positioned atop the neck of the standard male body image.

  77. Me, Myself & I

    I was experimenting with different colors and thought these alternates would be a good way of demonstrating a drastic different feel simply by changing one color to another.

    Dragon Knight w/ Gold
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Fantasy%20Warrior%20Dragon%20Knight%20w%20Gold.png

    Dragon Knight w/ Silver
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Fantasy%20Warrior%20Dragon%20Knight%20w%20Silver.png

  78. Another male warrior entry from me: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=223087731041997&set=a.201686679848769.61050.100000223159388&type=1&theater

    Note that he is actually left handed, which would give him an advantage in single combat, as most of his enemies would be right handed.

  79. Sutter_Kaine

    DARK ELF PRIESTESS OF THE PIT – The Priestess of the Pit is charged with overseeing the worship of the Blighted One, the demon-god responsible for the sundering of the elven race. Her title is a reference to the Abyssal prison where the Blighted One was chained by the Elder Gods.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/darkElfPriestessOfThePit.jpg

    DARK ELF RAVER – Ravers enhance their already impressive combat skills with the use of a frenzy-inducing narcotic that makes them fearless and imumune to pain.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/darkElfRaver.jpg

    HILL FOLK MARAUDER – The Hill Folk are among the older cultures driven from the homeland by the continuing expansion of the allied kingdoms of the Holy Alliance. Now they dwell in the bandlands on the fringes of civilization, occasionally crossing into Alliance territory to raid and pillage frontier settlements in the name of both survival and revenge.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/hillFolkMarauder.jpg

    KHETHITE WARRIOR – The Khethite Empire is an Egyptian-style dynasty that dominates much of the equatorial continent of Kysis. It has been ruled for thousands of years by the undying pharaoh Ankheth, who is said to be the chosen of Atros, the god of undeath, and the oldest (and perhaps first) vampire in existence.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/kethiteWarrior.jpg

    KU SHANG PIRATE – A society of master horsemen who used their skills to raid and occasionally conquer neighboring cultures, the Ku Shang became a pirate nation after the lich-king Nazgoth destroyed their homeland in retaliation for the treachery of his supposed ally, the Ku Shang warlord Khulus Khan. Now they sail the seas in a massive flotilla, rarely setting foot on dry land.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/kuShangPirate.jpg

    MASKED DUELIST – The Masked Duelist is a frequent and popular competitor on the underground dueling circuit. According to rumor, she is a pampered princess who created the secret identity of the Masked Duelist in search of excitement.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/maskedDuelist.jpg

    ROBYN HOOD – Just a female version of Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/rangerFemale.jpg

    SCYLDING WARRIOR – The Scyldings are a Viking-style culture of warriors and sea-raiders. Legends claim they descended from a separate race of humans than those of the Holy Alliance and that their origins can be traced all the way back to the legendary, long-vanished Golden Empire. http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/scyldingWarrior.jpg

    SCYLDING BERSERKER – Among the Scyldings, there is a select group of elite warriors that have the ability to cast aside their humanity in battle and become as wild beasts. Fearless and immune to pain, they disdain armor and shields, preferring to fight with a weapon in each hand.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/scyldingBerserker.jpg

    SHU QUON NINJA – The Shu Quon (Ghost Tiger) ninjas are a clan of assassins native to the island-nation of Aztir. In addition to their considerable skills, legends claim they possess various supernatural abilities.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/shuQuonNinja.jpg

    TIRANESE SAMURAI – The samurai are the elite warrior-class of the mysterious and exotic island-nation of Aztir. They are as much enforcers as they are protectors, defending the rule of the immortal shoguns of the twelve clans. http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/tiraneseSamurai.jpg

    TWILIGHT ELF – The oldest of the elven species, the Twilight Elves are a powerful but dying race. Opposing the forces of the Blighted One for millenia has taken its toll as the weight of ages pushes them ever closer toward decadence and self-destruction. Twilight Elves care nothing for good or evil, only the preservation of their race.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/twilightElf.jpg

    TWILIGHT ELF DRAGON LORD – In ancient times, Twilight Elves were led into battle by their most venerable warriors mounted on enormous, fire-breathing dragons. Legends claim that when the War Foretold begins, the Dragon Lords will return to lead their people one final time in the battle that will decide the fate of the elven race.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/twilightElfDragonLordv2.jpg

  80. I just had to go with my namesake on this one. I couldn’t resist.

    Sir Galahad:
    http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/mmasur719/SirGalahad12.png

  81. Jeff, these 2 aren’t really entries for the contest, but with it being Easter I had to post them. These are a couple of pictures I made for my kids:

    Easter Bunnies
    http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/mmasur719/EasterBunnyBoy.png
    http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/mmasur719/EasterBunnyGirl.png

  82. Me, Myself & I

    Surprisingly I haven’t seen much for heraldry on shields for peoples submissions so I figured we should see some.

    Crown Prince
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Fantasy%20Warrior%20Crown%20Prince.png

  83. A female warrior, sort of a conquistador-gone-native type thing:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76865&d=1303632094

  84. Female Warrior Elf:
    http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4501/kytanafantasyfemale.png
    Male Warrior Elf(with beard):
    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4940/kytanafantasymale.png
    I have tried to reduced the items. Only Insignia and legs are more. Also i have use patterns for a little effect
    and Text and a Helm of the side that not hide the face/head of the character.

  85. Me, Myself & I

    Maiden of the Wood
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Fantasy%20Warrior%20Maiden%20of%20the%20Wood.png

    I thought we could use a few more female entries.

  86. Sutter_Kaine

    EXECUTIONER –
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/executioner.jpg
    DARK ELF PAIN LORD –
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/darkElfPainLord.jpg
    DARK ELF SLAYER – Unaffiliated with any guild, house, or cult, dark
    elf slayers are swords for hire.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/darkElfSlayer.jpg

  87. Greetings! Longtime Lurker, 1st time Poster! I’ve Been
    geeking out on the Amazingness that is HM3 for ages, but never
    thought I had anything worth saying. I’ve been tinkering with HM
    Since 2.5, but really Dove into the New Changes with Zeal. Many
    thanks to Master Jeff for the wondrous boon he has given the
    Community. I am So impressed by some of the Designs I have seen, If
    I tried to Name all of you Artists that have inspired, amazed, and
    informed me, This post would be Miles Long. I finally found a
    contest I thought I could actually participate in, so I thought I’d
    give it a try. Anyway, I have a Few Entries, I hope they are Not
    too late… 1st up is an elven Lady Warrior with a Sylvan Theme.
    http://yurasagi.deviantart.com/art/Yllandryia-Warrior-Elf-Maiden-206286779?q=gallery%3AYurasagi&qo=2
    Next I have a Wilderness Hunter Style Male Warrior, that Wolf Helm
    really is very Sweet.
    http://yurasagi.deviantart.com/art/Dire-Wolf-Warrior-206287321?q=gallery%3AYurasagi&qo=1
    And Last for now is a 12th Century Spanish Knight, I Did My Best to
    Get the Heraldry as Close to Authentic & Accurate as
    Possible to the actual Rodriguez Family Coat of Arms. (Can You tell
    this was supposed to be a PC for an RPG?)
    http://yurasagi.deviantart.com/art/Don-Gabriel-Rodriguez-DeAragon-206287983?q=gallery%3AYurasagi&qo=0
    Okay, Thanks, I hope Someone Enjoys at least one of these!

  88. Hello. Been a while since I did one of these.

    Well, I did very basic with this, but I tried to show some of the great things that the HM can produce.

    The Golden Knight:
    http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab183/knitesoul/Fantasy_Warrior.png

  89. Female Elven Fighter Designed for DnD, but never got to
    play her. =(

  90. Female Elven Fighter Designed for DnD, but never got to
    play her. =(
    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm234/chilifish1/HeroMachine/Amaranth.png

  91. Me, Myself & I

    Yurasagi (142) Welcome aboard.

  92. MMI (148) Many Humble thanks! I am a big Fan of your Work on Here! Nice Pirate, I bet She’d Get along Famously with My assassin. πŸ˜‰

  93. Generic Elven Female

    [IMG]http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/FantasyWarrior.jpg[/IMG]

  94. Ignore previous post. Thought you wanted HM2 pix.

  95. Sutter_Kaine

    Last minute entry….

    BLIGHTED REAVER – Those who dwell too close to the unholy wasteland known as The Blight risk becoming twisted in body and mind.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/blightedReaver.jpg

  96. OK folks, entries are all now downloaded and I’ll start going through them.

    This contest is now closed, many thanks for everyone who entered.

    And welcome to our first-time posters!