Character Contest 70: Leo!

This week’s Character Design Challenge is roaring in like a lion! Literally. Because it’s time for Zodiac Contest LEO!

Yes, your challenge for this week is to design the coolest character image possible with the theme of “Leo“. You might design something around a lion (duh), or something based on the astrological profile of those born under the sign, or something completely different. It’s up to you so long as it in some way ties into the theme!

The person with the winning entry as selected by our expert panel (i.e. me) will win their choice of a) a portrait to go in HeroMachine 3, b) an item to go in HeroMachine 3, or c) a custom black and white “Sketch of the Day” style drawing (also by me). The rules otherwise are the same as always:

  • 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;
  • 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.

Good luck everyone!

Edited to Add: No more than five (5) entries per person this week, folks, so make ‘em count.

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

210 Responses to Character Contest 70: Leo!

  1. Hey Jeff, what’s the “Kaylin Limit”? Just so’s I know… :)

  2. (Yes I had it already prepared, duh)

  3. Here’s an older pic that has a lion theme. I wish I did not lose the text save so I could have “ZYPED” it up properly. Here’s Lionheart…Cheers!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75981&d=1299472339

  4. Sorry, edited to add that the Kaylin Limit is 5 :-)

  5. Ookay…5 entries coming right up :D
    (Seriously, only 5? I’ve NEVER entered less than 6!!!!)

  6. So my first contestant is. I make today, because i thinking the next contest is the Leo.

    Varka The Lion. Varka is a Soldier, who always wear Lion helmet. He always fight sometimes for money sometimes only for fame. He very proud for his name, and he never lose any battle.

    So this is Varka The Lion

    Full Composition
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79557&d=1312815772

    Face Closeup
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79558&d=1312815789

    I use a lot of Zypping but now i play for the lights and the shadows.

    (Deleted at request of poster.)

  7. Yes, thus “The Kaylin Limit”! Think of it as an opportunity to self-edit and in picking only the cream of the crop.

  8. Jeff sorry my third link is a mistake, could you delete it please.

  9. Thank you very much.

  10. Umm…okay…gonna have to think about which 4 of my remaining 6 ideas I actually use.

  11. I dont know what happen but I send it again

    Zodiac Leo: http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc364/newerlie/Leo.jpg?t=1312817618

  12. not my only entry but I mad my pagan god of royalty a while back. Feiliege:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=879622&l=c1328eb150&id=158973221

  13. crap didnt work delete that post

  14. my link didnt work, It can be deleted.

  15. not my only entry but I mad my pagan god of royalty a while back. Feiliege:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=879622&l=c1328eb150&id=1589732210

  16. not my only entry but I mad my pagan god of royalty a while back. Feiliege:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=879622&l=c1328eb150&id=1589732210.

  17. sorry thing wouldnt update. please delete the first two.

  18. I mean 8 sorry a lot of spamming, have to refresh every time.

  19. Entry #1 – The Lion Headed Egyptian War Goddess Sekhmet

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79567&d=1312826889

  20. Oops, delete my previous comment, and this one too.

  21. Hey Jeff, if you post 2 versions of the same character does it count as 1 entry or 2? Just curious.

  22. http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/seamusmcfrost/hm3-beta-20.jpg?t=1312838583

    Mutate:
    Once a proud African Lion, turned into a human after a radioactive spill. He now has the power to mutate into various animal forms at will, while he still prefers being a lion…of course

  23. maniacmick (36): Cool concept! Like it! :)

  24. http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc460/Defesh/LeoDaNemea.jpg?t=1312840278

    Here is my entry, with his indomitable will and impenetrable skin. The champion of Nemea!

  25. @Kaylin88100

    thanks its actually a character i created when in was in the second grade

  26. Iv been waiting for this contest to come around lol. And the Kaylin limit won’t make that much of a difference for me…I rarely enter more than two entries. Not for any particular reason, just that I don’t have time to design more than that O_o

  27. This looks like a job for…

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

    Should this be CC 71? Faceoff was CC 70. ;9

  28. @50
    Leo, I should have probably have said the name of the peice was “Leo”

  29. Iago Valentine

    I do enjoy these zodiac contests. They seem to bring out some great stuff.

    Anyways, here’s my entry: King Leontes. One of the qualities of Leo is leadership, and an ability to inspire followers. With that in mind, I constructed this scene of a King rallying his troops before a great battle outside the ruins of an old fortification. Originally, the guardsmen were meant to have their arms raised in the air as if cheering for the king, but there was nothing I could do to make them look good enough. But I think the piece works without.

    http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3804/iagovalentinekingleonte.png

  30. http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/WildCATs2.jpg

    I don’t know if it will count for a “leo” contest but I wanted to enter my Fearless Feline-inspired Femme Fatales….The Wild CATs

    Three of the most awesome women together on one team. (Kinda my version of The Birds of Prey)

  31. http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284673_2200728812798_1084629208_2557534_4068427_n.jpg

    Space Marine with lion decal from my d20 Sci-fi campaign, inspired by the world of Starcraft.

  32. While Bast is best known for her domestic cat form, she was often represented as a lioness as well.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79592&d=1312880008

  33. extraordinaree

    LOL…its a coincidence….i already draw all twelve zodiac a month ago….here’e my Leo….barbarian king Zagorn….http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z470/Extraordinaree/LeoZagorn.png

    Here’s my hero Album if you wanna see all of my Zodiac character
    http://s1191.photobucket.com/albums/z470/Extraordinaree/

  34. extraordinaree

    oh yeah i forgot i still have 2 more picture that represent LION…here you go….

    Forest Dweller Belthuzac Tribe : http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z470/Extraordinaree/BelthuzacTribeHunter.jpg

    Space Beast Dorgen Tribe :http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z470/Extraordinaree/DorgenTribeWarrior.jpg

  35. Really extraordinaree, the girl, you know which one LOL. I made two differnt sex scenes before that came out great but I deleted them because I didn’t want to offend anyone, plus my family likes to look at my art.

  36. alien lion king :D

  37. extraordinaree
  38. extraordinaree

    well TOOL that one was actually a joke…me and my artisant group once made a contest to draw a sex scene LOL…!!!!

  39. extraordinaree

    i see some people using an egyptian myth as their theme….LOL
    its a really cool pic though….

  40. Here is my first and funny entry.
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/kytwentank.png/
    For this contest i think of a vehicle from a MMO named world of tank. It is a heavy german tank named Löwe(or for your people Lowe). But war is never a good flagship. So here a pieceful entry about kids, toys and experimen(t)ce.

  41. Here is my first and funny entry.
    http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1984/kytwentank.png
    For this contest i think of a vehicle from a MMO named world of tank. It is a heavy german tank named Löwe(or for your people Lowe). But war is never a good flagship. So here a pieceful entry about kids, toys and experimen(t)ce(second try to post)

  42. I couldn’t stand that my first entry was not highlighted or shaded so I did an update. With the original file being erased, I changed some things for the better I hope. The flag is from Tanzania which will include LIONHEART into my concept of international heroes that I have going on in the forums. Enjoy!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79594&d=1312904865

  43. Iago Valentine

    Whew! Glad I caught this!

    There was a pretty glaring error in the original King Leontes, so I fixed it and am submitting him again. Please disregard the earlier entry. Thanks!

    http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3804/iagovalentinekingleonte.png

  44. I was trying to make a werewolf and stumbled upon an interesting take on Leo…with a few color changes to go from wolf to lion.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79596&d=1312912519

    And a headshot:
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79596&d=1312912519

  45. Good that i can now see that i posted it twist.
    @Furio: Very nice. I like starcraft.
    @Ams: Scary, better one.
    @Iago: I found that the right stretched is a little to short. But i like the cloud and the scenery.
    Good start here and… let the poor guy named Kaylin his artistic freedoom… for six entries please. *blink

  46. This is my very first post EVER!! WHOOT!
    This is Goliath hope you like it!
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/leomm.jpg/

  47. also sorry for the poor quality.

  48. The sign of Leo seems like it would present so many options for the Zodiac Commandos (my low-budget, GI Joe rip-off). But since we started with Scorpio, so many of the good concepts were already taken. In the end, rather than making Leo a specialist, I made him an all-purpose infantryman, the backbone of the team.

    http://laurelcadre.org/IMGs/MLS-leo.png

    And here he is added in with the rest of the team.

    http://laurelcadre.org/IMGs/zodiacGroup.png

  49. Blahblahblah

    So.. just about every time I save something, I’ll come back and it won’t be there… I had like… 30 creations, and I come and look and I have none… I had 2 that would have been great for this too/:
    So, can you please fix this error?/:

  50. Sutter_Kaine

    BLACK LIONESS – Updated version of the Golden Age public domain character the Black Lion. This version is female and has a masked sidekick with a handy utility belt.

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

  51. My second entry in this contest.

    Lion Roar a group of warrior whose roar like a lion.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79607&d=1312944610

  52. Jeff i have a question. If someone enter the contest, and he publicy the picture in facebook it’s not problem? You tell it you don’t see the pictures before finish the contest.

  53. Here is my second entry,a historical one:

    http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa432/tysonalifrazier/undo-1.jpg?t=1312945952

    Shows a Armenian Warrior.

  54. Sorry for the double picture post, but the picture size more than 800K and when i upload for the forum the picture is so pixelized. Now i use Imageshack.

    http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/9996/tarkabarkalionroar.png

  55. Here is my third entry,a picture of Saint Hieronymus:

    http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa432/tysonalifrazier/Saint.jpg?t=1312950829

    God bless.

  56. Hmmm. I’ve been working on some cat concepts, watching thundercats (original), I’ll see if I can work up a few for the contest. I’m not sure if I want to give them a hero type, or medieval feel though?

  57. First time entering one of these, let’s give it a shot.

    1st:
    The Were-Beast
    Once a mild-mannered nature photographer, Leon Letterman was bit by a mysterious gremlin covered in fur. Now he stalks the land as the horrifying, the mystifying, The Were-Beast!
    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/C_Power/CPower-TheWereBeast.png?t=1312951318

    2nd:
    Alterf
    In the deep reaches of space, one being serves as the watchman of the galaxy; Alterf! Arabic for “the view of the lion”, Alterf possesses unlimited power and the ferociousness of the most powerful of Earth’s lions. He uses this power for the greater good of the universe, protecting us from any and all threats!
    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/C_Power/CPower-Alterf.png?t=1312951718

  58. Hi gang! This is my re-do of the Golden age (and public domain) crimefighter the Black Lion. Although he has no claws he is still a deadly predator of the concrete jungle. Criminals beware!

    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=216&pictureid=2059

  59. This my re-do of the Black Lion. Although he has no claws he is still a deadly predator of the concrete jungle. Criminals beware!

    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=216&pictureid=2059

  60. @Jeff: Sorry for the multiple reposts of the same thing but my first two attempts disappeared and didn’t reappear until after the third posting. What gives?

  61. Coming up with a Leo concept for the Zodiac Commandos (my low-budget GI Joe rip-off) should have been easy. But since we started with Scorpio, a lot of the good specialties have been used. So rather than making Leo a specialist, I made him an infantryman–the backbone of the team.

    http://laurelcadre.org/IMGs/MLS-leo.png

    And here’s Leo with the rest of the team.

    http://laurelcadre.org/IMGs/zodiacGroup.png

  62. @MartianBlue (88) – I vote you go hero theme!

  63. OK entry #3:
    Lionchild
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Lionchild1.png
    Btw thanks Kytana (76) for the support. Fingers crossed! :)

  64. Tarkabarka (84): It’s not a problem if you put a design on facebook. Some people use facebook to enter already, so I don’t see any problem with you doing it. The thing with not seeing it is just Jeff doesn’t look at any of the entries till the end or something. Hope that helps :)

  65. The site continues to struggle a bit with some back-end things like commenting. Apologies for the frustration. I may be moving to a new hosting solution in the next few days. But, what you’re probably seeing when the comment doesn’t immediately appear is the new caching plugin we’re using to try and speed up the site — the page doesn’t reload with the latest comments till a bit later.

  66. Facebook is fine, Tarkabarka.

  67. Blahblahblah, that’s probably a new setting in your browser that’s causing the save files to get deleted. Check out this link for more info.

  68. Jeff, please please PLEASE can I have 6 entries? Pretty please? I have 6 great ideas and I CAN’T CHOOSE!

  69. Kaylin, no. The limit is 5. The person largely responsible for there BEING a limit in the first place doesn’t get to go over it :-)

  70. :’(

  71. @Kaylin88100 – Just a suggestion, but why don’t you post your infinite creations on the forums? There you can post as much as you want whenever you want and get feedpback from fellow hereomachiners.

  72. extraordinaree

    @Kaylin88100 – just like ams say….try to post your album here just like i do….LOL
    guys can i have your opinion about my creation…??? check my alabum at post 60

    ps:sorry if i copy some of your character from the hall of fame….

  73. The Lion Guard. Intergalactic defenders of the empire.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79629&d=1313002962

  74. @Kaylin88100 (107): Chin up, little buckeroo! Not everyone gets a forum term named after them. You’ve been immortalized! :)

  75. @ams(99) Thanks. I’m going with a sci-fi warrior, superhero theme.

  76. [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/knight1192aleotoconstel.jpg/][IMG]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/946/knight1192aleotoconstel.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
    Well the Greek gods were supposed to put the figures of the zodiac in the stars so I figured that’d work.

  77. dblade (110) : stunning!!
    i think you’re the one with the intergalactic specialization :)

  78. Me, Myself & I

    Still quite busy but I managed to pump this one out quickly.

    Pridelander
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Pridelander.png

  79. One more time, let’s try this again

    [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/knight1192aleotoconstel.jpg/][IMG]http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/946/knight1192aleotoconstel.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

  80. @knight1192a: stop trying to embed the image into your post. On the right side of your imageshack there is a “link” called “links to share this image”. Select that and then copy/paste the one that says “direct” into your post.

  81. @Jeff: What happened to the “preview comment” option that used to be around here?

  82. .

  83. Thanks, I’ve been a complete idiot. Been used to posting the image itself on another forum and wasn’t thinking.

  84. Worf, that’s a plug-in that I disabled to try and help with troubleshooting when the site was having so many problems. I’ll try to add it back in after a while if things look stable.

  85. http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=237&pictureid=2064

    My tribute to the new Thundercats series, simply titled ‘Lion-o’

    I know the quality is awful, i couldnt export it without everything moving to the upper left corner

  86. Leonessa , the female member of The House of Leo, from my zodiac themed epic fantasy war universe, she’s got attitude and skills to match

    http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/seamusmcfrost/leonessa.png?t=1313120369

  87. This is my forum nickname so i decide to repost my entry for the Leo contest. This is Space Marine with Lion decal from my d20 Sci-fi campaign inspired to the world of starcraft. Ciao.

    http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284673_2200728812798_1084629208_2557534_4068427_n.jpg

  88. VETERANS OF THE KHETHITE WARS – The Hrr’Quar are a leonine race of hunter-warriors who dwell on the equatorial continent of Kysis. They are bitter enemies of the Kurr’ek, a race of humanoid hyenas allied with the decadent Khethite Empire. When the vampire-pharaoh Ankheth commanded his undead legions to bring the rest of Kysis under the rule of the Khethite Empire, the Hrr’Quar were recruited by Ankheth’s enemies to fight in what became known as the Khethite Wars. The Hrr’Quar required little persuasion for their participation in the Wars meant facing their ancient enemies the Kurr’ek on the field of battle.

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

  89. Took me a while to even come up with an idea for the contest. Decided to go with something inspired from the myth of Bellerophon and the Chimera.

    http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20-%20Original%20Characters/myro-chimera.png

  90. My third entry.

    WereLion – Jesse is an ordinary girl but when be fullmoon….

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79664&d=1313152008

  91. OK entry 4:
    Leonard “Leo” Martin, detective and crimefighter.
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Leonard_Leo_Martin_1.png

  92. Woot? Totally forgot about there being a character contest this week! :D I’ll see if I can still conjure up an entry.

  93. The Lyonsyde tribe, now extinct, was once known to it’s fiere warriors. The ancient legends say, that when a Lyonsyde warrior kills someone, he will enter into bloodlust, where he is almost unstoppable. The hunters are known to wield double-headed spears which would glow when coming in contact with the moon light. They consider lions as the kings of the wild and worship them as their gods.

    http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/Hunter2.png

    Dr. William Lionheart was once nown as a world-famous gene therapist, who was able to cure almost any disease. One accident led to another, when Dr. Lionheart tried to create a serum, which would be able to extend the human age further. During the testing, Dr. tested the serum on himself first. This gave him advanced reflexes and speed. Yet this also made him go insane and start hunting people for prey. He often uses his medical stun drugs to stun people and then drag his prey back to the lair, where he performs surgeries to separate the meat from the body. Over 80 years, he has gathered advanced technology to help him, for example, his special ranged needles, which are full of deadly poison. Overall, his serum did work and extended his life.

    http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/DrLionheart.png

    Old African legends speak of a demi-god, known as Soronu, who would visit certain people in dreams. It’s still unknown why he does that. An ancient prophecy has also recoreded that Soronu did, infact lived once. Then he was known as a lion-speaker. A person who was able to talk to the lions. He was eventually executed in herecism, but still lingers at the astral plane. As the lion propeth, he was powerful enough to kill eight well-trained warriors by just choking them to death, using his extra six ethereal lion-arms. Some people who have been visited by Soronu in dreams, often describe that his face is rotten.

    http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/Soronu_.jpg

  94. unknownblackpaper

    Cat’s Eye
    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-catseye.png

    So the other day my cat demands to sit in my lap, and gets her way as usally. It was then I noticed how pretty her eyes were.

    So since this is the Leo contest, I made a cat’s eye.

  95. unknownblackpaper

    *blink blink* my post went poof. I’ll see if this brings it back

  96. unknownblackpaper: I think the new caching plugin is making the page not show some comments even when they are actually present. Apologies for the adjustments.

  97. unknownblackpaper

    *sigh* can’t see any post past Zyp (142) I’ll try again later

  98. Oops, plz ignore last post, wrong link

    This is the right one
    http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z456/asder0072/Leo.jpg

  99. @skullcraze (148): I think Jeff is going to need a larger version of your picture if you want to be in the judging. Calling that size “thumbnail” would be an insult to thumbnails everywhere. ;)

  100. @140 chascaverz: Very nice! Grim and gritty.

  101. @clownprince(118): I’m a sucker for intergalactic…cue Beastie Boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qORYO0atB6g

  102. Skullcraze I agree with worf, you need to boost up the size, I almost didn’t see him and then I was oh what’s that LOL. Hey Asder its ok I love all your works!

  103. marquis samedi

    Entry 4, an unimaginatively named hunter and mercenary:
    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/marquis_samedi/Leon.png

  104. Asder (151): How did you do that cloak so it was twisted? It looks awesome!

  105. http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4399/kytwenmaus.png
    Second entry with the story about the lion and the mouse.
    Here a the story:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_and_the_Mouse

  106. @Kaylin88100 (160)

    look for the attached txt file(thread #34)
    http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?p=678180#post678180

  107. unknownblackpaper

    @Jeff (146) thanks for letting me know!

  108. LION AND MOUTH – Crime-fighting duo inspired by the fable.

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

  109. Good Lord. Lion and MOUSE. That’s what I get for staying up till 1:00 AM.

  110. I present to you: EL! LEEEEEEOOO! GRRAAANNNDEE!

    From Mexico, this Luchadore is a favourite of wrestling fans worldwide and is the current Lucha. Libre. Wrestling. Association (L.L.W.A) Champion. These promotional posters started to appear in Mexico City, and no-one yet knows what they are really advertising.

    http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/StarManUltra/StarMan2000-ElLeoGrande.png

    (Any resemblence to persons living or dead is purely coincidental, same for the L.L.W.A)

    Yeah thought i’d cover my ass, I only know British/American Pro-Wrestling XD

  111. Well It’s been a long time since I had time to enter a contest :)

    I give you Lord Leo, first King of Thunderra
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Jf-mmtWEOBQ/TkeTLOoxlGI/AAAAAAAADdM/gNrXv70vTYM/s800/Geneh%252520-%252520Lord%252520Leo.png

    I was going for an 80′s style Thundercat type character

  112. http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3971/krashnaakcasperapng.png

    Caspera was born on July the 28th, 2078, 3 years after the Great Nuclear War. Her tribe, the Wild Cats, had mutated and they’ve got super strenght and swiftness. She was cought as a specimen of the tribe, and brought in to New Washington Research Facility for for DNA extraction. Well, at least that’s what was supposed to happen. She broke free, and now’s on the loose. Don’t mess with the Wild Cat!

  113. When does the contest close? I will be able to post more art around 6pm ish and hope I make it in time.

  114. All contests close Monday morning whenever I get up and download all the entries. Usually around 9 or so, Pacific Time, though it varies a bit.

  115. Yeah! An entry!

    A part time liontamer part time superhero Leo!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79725&d=1313349518

  116. Holy cow Fallen Apprentice (164), that’s amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  117. @Asder (165): Thanks! *Opens file on HM3* Wow that’s cool :D

  118. jojo_n_friendz

    ok…i present to you the origins of CatMan.
    (leo tribute)
    http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m109/ALOYSIUS09/?action=view&current=TheLeoTribute.png

  119. I did a bit of research on the Neamean Lion. One of the things that struck me was the use of the description “impenetrable golden hide and razor sharp claws that could rend through any armor.” I’ve probably read this a few times, but recently I started to think that rather than the golden brown fur of most lions, what if the Neamean Lion actually had a metallic hide that looked like gold?
    The second was a pre-Herculean story about the Neamean Lion, wherein it captured and abducted a maiden from the outskirts of the city of Neamea, and carried her back to its cave. Neamea quickly responded, sending its hero and a contingent of his finest warriors to go rescue the maiden. When the managed to get to the monster’s cave, they found the maiden, injured but alive, and no sign of the Lion. As they approached the maiden to rescue her, they discovered the horrible truth. The maiden had been long since devoured, the Neamean Lion had taken her form, and they were soon going to share her fate.

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

  120. Nemean, the grand champion of The Pride gladiator competition.

    http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll305/MegatonBoom/HM3%20Creations/MADCYB0RG-Nemean.png

  121. Not an entry, but I had a great idea. How about a heromachine weapons contest next time? (just a thought)

  122. dazed_and_confused

    Here goes the Knight of the White Lion, Ser Brandis the Lionheart:
    http://s1134.photobucket.com/albums/m609/An_C/?action=view&current=Brandis.png

  123. Maahes and Nefertem are lesser-known Egyptian gods who have so many things in common, they could be mistaken for the same god. Perhaps they are brothers. Both are said to be the son of either Bast or Sekhmet. Ptah is usually identified as father. Each has a protective quality, though Maahes seems to be more offensive, actively pursuing wrongdoers, and Nefertem more defensive. Both have healing qualities. Nefertem’s focus seems to be more on this aspect, as he is closely associated with the blue “lotus” (actually a lily), prized for its healing properties, as well as with healing ointments.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79736&d=1313385514

  124. Okay, I stayed up stupid late, but I’m sneaking in Lady Leona, first Queen of Thunderra

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-95f8d289IhY/Tki6tbk7spI/AAAAAAAADd0/o2G73OdjK4Y/s800/Geneh%252520-lady%252520leona.png

  125. Almost missed this one …

    Here is Leon and some of his family
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Leon002a-1.jpg

    Possibly Not Safe For Work.
    He’s wearing a tight spandex/lycra/latex/pvc? suit so it … clings and accentuates ALL areas.
    It was based off an Adam Hughs Catwoman!
    This is one of my very first HM3 characters, but it is vastly updated with stuff available now and tricks I’ve since learned.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_CatBoy_Theif002a.jpg

    Face:
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_CatBoy_Theif002b.jpg

  126. Well this is one I actually did purely for personal pleasure before this contest started, but as the shield I ended up using has a lion’s head in the center I gues I’ll enter it. So I gues this is a Roman Legionary with a parma featuring a leonine boss in the center.
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/knight1192alegionary.jpg/

  127. I changed entry 3, so it look like more a painting.
    http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/5206/kytwenjagd2.png

  128. Good luck all.

  129. Last one I’m gonna try entering. Found an image of a reenactor playing the role of a Roman standard bearer, or signifer. So this is my Roman Signifer

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/844/knight1192asignifer.jpg/

  130. Damn, sorry to have posted that twice, got an error message the first time I tried posting it.

  131. One off-topic question, if I may. When will the Hall of Fame be up again?

    Cheers.

  132. Kaylin (36) asked:

    Hey Jeff, if you post 2 versions of the same character does it count as 1 entry or 2? Just curious.

    Sorry to be late on this, but yes, that counts as two entries.

  133. And also, I am downloading the entries now, so submissions are closed. Thanks for entering, everyone!

    Oh, and Krashnaak, I am unsure when that’s going up. I think I need a better solution that doesn’t hammer the PHP and MySQL side of things so hard. I’m teetering right on the edge of usage limits that automatically shut the site down when usage gets too high. It’s been much more stable since the changes, so I’m a bit reluctant to mess with it.

    My goal on that was to make it so I could just upload stuff once and it would automatically update the HOF page, but that doesn’t appear to be a viable solution after all. So I have to rethink it.

  134. Thanks for the reply. Well, good luck with it, whatever you come up with. ;) It’s nice to be able to see cremme de la cremme all on one place.