Character Contest 73: Virgo

This week's Character Design Challenge is a bit late according to the Zodiac calendar, but nonetheless it's time for Virgo!

Yes, your challenge for this week is to design the coolest character image possible with the theme of "Virgo". You could design something reminiscent of famous virgin warriors in history like Diana or Artemis, or you might design a spacecraft named "Virgo", or you might draw inspiration from the historic origins of the name:

In classical mythology two prominent figures associated with the constellation are Erigone and Astraea. Astraea was the Roman goddess of justice and the administration of law. Sickened by the wars of men, she was the last of the celestial beings to leave the earth for the heavens and is often depicted with the wings that allowed her angelic ascension to the stars. It is said that Zeus placed her amongst the stars as the Virgo constellation along with her scales of justice to depict the constellation Libra.

Erigone was the name by which the first century astrologer Marcus Manilius referred to the constellation. As the sign of the harvest, Virgo held strong connections with the time that grapes were gathered for the production of wine and Erigone represents an aspect of this association. She was the daughter of Icarius, who received the secret of wine making from the Wine God, Dionysius, and was murdered by peasants who believed they had been poisoned by his wine. Erigone was led to discover his body by their faithful dog and hanged herself in grief. The gods were moved to pity over the tragedy and transported the family to everlasting glory in the heavens : Icarius became Boรถtes, Erigone became Virgo, and the dog Maera, the constellation Canis Minor.

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! No more than five (5) entries per person this week, folks, so make 'em count. I think this is one of the tougher signs to do, so I look forward to seeing who can nail it. Although that's probably a poor choice of words ...

106 Responses to Character Contest 73: Virgo

  1. So i be the first, because i made directly this picture for this contest. I made this composition like a week ago, because i haven’t enough time in this week to make this type of picture.

    So this is my VisualKei Female Band

    V!RGO

    Style: Alternative, indrustrial, Hard Rock

    Members
    HARU: Guitar and Vocal
    TERU: Guitarist
    IZUMI: Bass
    SIKA: Drum

    Band picture with Spotlight
    http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/556/tarkabarkavrgobandsl.png

    Band picture with the Woofers
    http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8484/tarkabarkavrgobandwo.png

    Haru and Sika Face close up
    http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5646/tarkabarkavrgoharuvands.png

    Teru Face close up
    http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/8653/tarkabarkavrgoterug.png

    Izumi Face close up
    http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4551/tarkabarkavrgoizumibass.png

  2. OK, I was working on this rather than my FNF entry, so if I don’t get through to the 2nd round that’s my excuse. Anyway, I’ve done one entry already, been working on this for a LONG time, here it is. Virgo.
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Virgo.png

  3. Kaylin88100 (2)

    Wow! Great coloring and great composition. I think this is your best what i far seen. Absolutly great use of the gradients.

  4. @Tarkabarka (3): Wow, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ I worked really hard on it, but I have to admit I did get quite a bit of inspiration from a picture I found on the web.

  5. Here’s my entry:

    Virgin Warrior:

    Taken from their parents at birth, these women are trained in the art of battle. Wearing their ceremonial battle garbs, they represent the fertility, prosperity, and love that is spreading throughout their land. The virgin warriors also act as morale boosters during war, leading the men into each battle. They have magical wings strapped to their backs, to take flight like the angels everyone believes them to be.

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

  6. Oboy! Dames!

    Let’s start with the fantasy-based Amazon Angel and her sidekick, Betty the Barbarian, flying into the Valley of the Dragons:

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-AmazonAngel.jpg

    In an alternate WW2 DC Universe, Herman Hess got lost on his way to Scotland and landed on Ultima Thule, bringing the Valkyrie Brunhilde into the war to fight Wonder Woman:

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-WunderValkyrie.jpg

    How about a generic composition of modified companians, a week late for talk-like-a-pirate day:

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-GwenevieretheBuccaneer.jpg

    Part of an experiment to superheroize holiday figures, here’s a gynopomorphic Easter Bunny:

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-BunnyMaid.jpg

    Finally, the straight-up Virgo I made in anticipation of this contest, based on the same Wikipedia entry you quoted above:

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/skybandit-virgo.jpg

  7. @Kaylin88100(2) i wouldn’t say that your entry no.1 is awesome or great, iยดd say is illegally beautiful.

  8. Tarka & Kaylin: Those are F***ING AWESOME.

  9. Wow, such great responses to my creation! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  10. USSS Virgo (united states space ship) , deep space transport. small in size; big in speed and agility

    http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/seamusmcfrost/usssvirgo.png?t=1317068192

  11. Coo1! I’ve been looking forward to the Virgo contest! Now I have to wait for Inspiration to hit.

    BAM!!

    I think it just did…But now I’m a little dizzy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. As much as I haven’t met a character contest I could say no to, FNF took a lot out of me, and I haven’t had much luck with the zodiac contests anyway. I may sit this one out.

  13. Don’t do it, Myro! Join us! Join us!

    Although I don’t blame you. Just thinking about the FNF exhausted me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Myro (12) – I also never win, but who knows it. Everything is possible. (A little angel whisper in my ears):D

    My second entry in the Virgo contest. Todays i make angels, and this angel fits for the contest and fits to me. I born in the virgo zodiac.

    Symbol: The Virgin

    Element: Earth

    Colors: Silver, Indigo, Brown

    Ruling Planet: Mercury

    The Angels of Virgo: Iadara and Schaltiel

    The Angels of Virgo are interested in the perfection of everything; people, places, actions, thoughts and things. Virgo Angels are extremely detailed orientated. They are attracted to research, investigation, distinction, sophistication, artistic creativity, purity and grace.
    Call upon the Virgo Angels to assist with pets, beauty, childbirth and conception.
    If you are born under the sign of Virgo these Angels will be your guardians and you can call on them to assist you. You will naturally be an accomplished and kindly soul.

    The Virgo Angels will offer their assistance to anyone who asks them for help as well. These impeccable Angels will help smooth out any difficulties and teach you the valuable lesson of acceptance, tolerance and understanding. When you are faced with a challenging relationship or situation, call on the Virgo Angels for guidance and support. They will wrap you in their wings and help you to be more forgiving, kind and open. This is where true healing can take place. The Angels of Virgo invite you to call on them and they will help you transform difficult circumstances into one of healing, love and light.

    So this is my entry
    Iadara The Angel of Virgo
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80397&d=1317072802

  15. http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2815/debochiraangelica.png

    Here’s my entry.

    Angelica: Daughter of Athena and Perseus, Demi-Goddess of Justice and Nobility

  16. Sorry, Jeff. DeviantArt is formatting its links differently, it appears, not letting me title it correctly. That should be Spidercow.Virgo Intacta. http://fav.me/d4b2epi, perhaps.

  17. No, that’s not it. That was me being forgetful. Here we go:
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/260452854/virgo__intacta_by_spidercow2010-d4b2epi.png

  18. This is my entry.

    Virgo – Anwen, she is goddess of balance and judgement

    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g425/dimmortald/Dimmortald-Anwenjpg.jpg

  19. Here is my entry.

    Virgo – Anwen, is goddess of balance and judgment.

    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g425/dimmortald/Dimmortald-Anwenjpg.jpg

  20. A little advice. If your post don’t seen in first time refesh the homepage. A little time need to the server response and refresh.

  21. OK here’s my second entry. It might not be as good as the first but I still think it’s fairly good.
    Beach babe:
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Beachbabe.png

  22. Im a Virgo and I don’t even know where to start. Honestly I have never really like the sign or story to Virgo. I always wished I had something cooler like Leo or Scorpio. Even in chinese I have the Rat as my sigil, not cool. It will take me some time to gather my thoughts but hopefully I can pull at least one good piece of art out of my…well you get the point.

  23. Entry #3-5 are in the works…they’re gonna be as good as #1 if it takes me ’till Sunday!

  24. Entry #3, which I just spent about 2-3 hours solid working on…Angel of Justice, Keeper of the Balance. As for the bird, well, see the Wikipedia page. ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Angel_of_Justice.png
    BTW most of the time was spent on the face.

  25. Still working on entry #4, haven’t a CLUE what to do for #5…

  26. unknownblackpaper

    The Lady Beyond

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

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

    Beyond what? I don’t know. There is this “cosmic” like element so I guess the great beyond would be the answer.

    Tried to incorporate some of the basic elements I found in some research images I found.

    Would appreciate feedback, but not necessary

  27. I’ll say this fits the contest by it being a female heroine of justice.

    Mary Sue was always special. She never could fly, she didn’t shoot laser from her eyes, have super strength, or anything like that. When I say special I mean it in a more traditional way. She was a genius child, amazing at math. She could read and walk and talk at unthinkably early ages. Lots of parents say to their kids, “There’s nothing you can’t do.” In the case of Mary Sue, it soon became apparent that it was true. The more appropriate saying in her case would actually be, “There’s nothing you can’t do better then almost every trained professional.”

    When Mary Sue got tired of her mundane life as a policewoman, lawyer, psychiatrist, firefighter, and computer programmer/hacker (to name just a few of her jobs), she decided to use her amazing talent and even more amazingly annoying personality to its fullest, and became a super heroine.

    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/270/2/0/mary_sue_by_onikagenoken-d4b4jgs.png

  28. “Maiden” is a synonym of “virgin.” And since it’s Oktoberfest, Die Mรคdchen:

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

    Early props to Kaylin88100 and Tarkabarka.

    Someone please tell PapaKrok that I’m giving him the silent treatment. (Exquisite!)

    @unknownblackpaper(29): Stellar design. I think the pattern in the tree darkens it a little. I find my eyes tracing the pattern lines more than seeing the whole picture.

  29. http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/xion_unborn01/XionUnborn01-VirgosBounty.png

    I took the small reference to wine and grapes and based Virgo’s Bounty around that.

  30. this is My virgo, I named her, “Dewi Sri”. in my country’s myth, she is the goddess of agriculture, people believe that she was sacrificed her life for the sake of impoverished people

    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii180/gendonesiaraya/heroes/gendonesia-dewisri.jpg

  31. So my third entry.

    Vampire and Maid – I made this picture like a month ago. Why i choose this picture? It’s hard to tell it. In the old times the vampire’s only suck blood for virgins. Yep, my armored maiden is a virgin.

    Vampire and Maid

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80040&d=1314721098

  32. http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/nightforest/Virgo.png

    This is my entry. She’s a magician, on her way to a mission

  33. A-Punk! Thanks! I think….:) PS I LOVE Oktoberfest!!! CHEEEEERS!

  34. Diazmydaz (35): Read the rules! Specifically rules 3 and 4:
    Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his โ€œBayou Belleโ€ character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
    Please make the link go directly to the image (like this http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Virgo.png) and not to a hosting jump page (like yours). If you see โ€œpreviewโ€ or โ€œrotateโ€ somewhere in the link youโ€™re probably doing it wrong.
    Got it?

  35. As i see everyone make a strong start in this contest. A lot of good work, perfect compositions, nice coloring, awesome poses. I begin to feel sorry for Jeff to find the finalist. Only 39 entry, but all of them is awesome.

  36. http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/Aurax.png

    Aurax is from the ancient house of Taborea and is presumably over 427 years old. Her family sent Aurax to the Academy, where she began to study the four primary elements. She took fire element as her affinity and thus trained her moves to near perfection. Some students who have defeated their masters in a royal duel are allowed to choose a Way from the Way of Arms, the Way of Stealth, the Way of Nature, the Way of Magic or the Way of Grove.
    From her travels, she found a container of fire, where she either stores or takes fire. Her special affinity with the Way of Magic and fire allows her to create a colorful void, where she could even use the master-level magic, Magic of Body and Mind.
    She is also a reknowed tactician.

    (PS I used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBjppvB3b7U&feature=related
    and

    to create her)

  37. Rapthama (43): Woah! Cool! Love it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. @Diazmydaz(41): Close. You should rename the files so Jeff knows whose image belongs to who without having to recheck the blog post. He downloads all of the image files for judging so if your name isn’t part of the image name he won’t know it belongs to you.

    So the names of your files could be…

    diazmydaz-Kira.jpg
    diazmydaz-Xianpao.jpg
    diazmydaz-tetra.jpg

    I believe that during the last contest some entries were not even considered due to this little oversight.

  39. unknownblackpaper

    @ The Atomic Punk (32) thank you

  40. The VIRGO Unit is kind of inverse from such a pacifistic sign, but… poetic license!
    http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m612/wierdrocks/Wierdrocks-VIRGOUnit.png

  41. Entry #2

    Man, “I’m sorry I-”

    Cross, “You thought you could leave The Church of Virgo? God is displeased.”

    Man, “No I- AAAAAH!”

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/271/6/6/cross_by_onikagenoken-d4b8jx5.png

  42. The Angel of Justice in the year 3000.

    Justice 3000: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80424&d=1317266002

  43. Diazmydaz: Thank you for your entries! Next time, please name your files something appropriate. You have the name before the image, but the actual file names are still undo3-1.jpg. You have to rename them before you put them on Photobucket. Thanks!

  44. @Diasmydaz: What Mr. Hebert said. Next time I will be more explicit with my instructions. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Entry #4, possibly the most famous virgin ever. Mary, mother of Jesus.
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Virgin_Mary.png

  46. I STILL have no idea for my 5th entry so I will look on Google images ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. @Kaylin88100 (44): Thanks! Yours are good too!

    Adria comes from the Sisters of Winter order. Having also being trained at the Academy, she chose the Way of Stealth and the ice affinity. Although invoking stealth and ice, it is natural for her to accedentally cause the Aurora Borealis. The aura works sometimes in a way that she can literally create polarstorms, where people freeze to death. The Aurora Borealis effect also makes her less-dedectable in there, with all the light reflecting back from her. She uses a witchblade names Icycle for melee combat.

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

  48. @Rapthama (56): Once again, wow. That’s, if possible, even better than the last one. P.S. I think I see a theme… ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Aw, shucks! I just thought of something to make my piece conceptually stronger. If I have time I will update.

  50. You can hardly do a low-budget rip-off of the GI Joe team without doing a low-budget rip-off of their most iconic character. So for this installment of Zodiac Commandos, I opted to do Virgo as the team’s silent weapons expert (read “ninja”). To my mind, there is purity of purpose to the ninja… a certain grace and elegance in the aesthetic. And nobody else on the team is gonna tease the ninja about their code name.

    Here’s Virgo…
    http://laurelcadre.org/IMGs/MLS-virgo.png

    And here’s the group pic…
    http://laurelcadre.org/IMGs/zodiacGroup.png

  51. My second entry
    A girl setting sail through the spirit forest
    [IMG]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/nightforest/TheSail.png[/IMG]

  52. Oops…Wrong link
    My second entry
    A girl setting sail through the spirit forest
    http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/nightforest/TheSail.png

  53. I continue’s my Vampire and Maid conception.

    So the vampire kidnapped the maid, and bring her down in the city sewers. A smart police officer follow they and badly hurt the vampire. Finish the story? Who knows it. A vampire hardly died with few shot. The office looks for something not alright, and why is a stake in the maid hand. A lot of question, but who know the answers…..

    My forth Entry
    Vampire and Maid 2 The Revenge?

    http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4675/tarkabarkavampireandmai.png

  54. Entry 3#

    Valgus

    Valgus are considered to be part angels, part humans,who will interfere when evil has shifted the balance. They are lawful good, who will dedicate to slay evil around the world. Valgus have the power to shapeshift light any way possible tho the most common attack of them is an electric sphere. They are also associated with the Way of the Grove, and thus are the forces of nature. Their lightbending often makes enemies around him blind. Valgus are known to mostly working with the forces of good, not alone, but it is stated that they are able to go alone on a task.

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

    @Kaylin88100 (57) : When I get an idea, it’s not easy to quit it too fast and start making a completley new creation so basically when I get an idea, I’ll try to use it as much as possible (like my addiction for black backround…). ๐Ÿ˜€

    (Most of my creations are related to mmorpgs like Runes of Magic and stuff like that)

  55. Okay, so here is my character, Demi. She is an Earth descendant of Astraea, the original Virgo.

    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg188/tvjess8107/Jessica-Demi.png

  56. so, this is my 2nd entry

    The Virgin. they’re a duo (or band?) of 2 girl with different personalities, girlie and boyish.
    (inpired by a real band and real name)

    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii180/gendonesiaraya/heroes/gendonesia-thevirgin.jpg

  57. In ancient Sumeria, the constellation Virgo was associated with Innana, the Queen of Heaven:

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

  58. http://postimage.org/image/1cj09srxg/

    By the water. The image is a direct link, but the site renamed it.

  59. Virgo, the judge of all:
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/Zaheelee/Zaheelee-Virgo.png

    I am really proud of this one! I finally got the shading right!

  60. So my fifth and final entry.

    Vampire and Maid 3 – The Bloody Night

    First of all i make 2 big mistakes.
    1. I don’t count of the size of the picture, and the officer full body don’t seens in the full picture.
    2. I don’t save the picture after the coloring. So i only have the picture before the gradients.

    So this is the Vampire and Maid 3 – Bloody Night

    A lot of thing happens after the severs. The police officer and the Maid are escaping, but the Vampire follow they. He badly hurts the officer. But the Maid use her power and tied the vampire. But how disapper a sword in the maid hand? And she really want to cut of the vampire head, and the officer want to stop or want to help. Another lot of question…..

    Full picture
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80449&d=1317492817

    The police officer
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80450&d=1317492829

  61. unknownblackpaper

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

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

    A lot of images that I came across for Virgo depict the virgin with wings, so I started with that and it evolved into the images above.

  62. These zodiac contests are HARD!!!

    I think this is gonna be my only entry. In a secret government lab, scientists have unleashed something lethal: the VIRGO Project…

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80456&d=1317525117

  63. Erin, i’m very curious as to how your pic turned out so nicely stylized.

  64. Jeff I wait yesterday evening in CET for my post is moderated.

  65. Thanks i worried i made something mistake with the links.

  66. Surprised more entries haven’t done a take on “virgin.” Here’s some drive-in B-movie goodness:

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

    @PapaKrok(38): Oh, I can’t stay mad at you. You’re stuff is always so original and awesome, I get a little catty. And you’re welcome. ;9

  67. Okay, so here’s my second entry. Her name is Artemia, Warrior of Justice. Hope you like!

    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg188/tvjess8107/Jessica-Artemia.png

  68. Okay, so I had a glitch with the hand, here is the good one for Artemia.

    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg188/tvjess8107/Jessica-Artemia-1.png

  69. When I first read this contest, the image that came to mind was of a Minoan goddess called “Britomartis”, which means “Sweet Maid” or pretty much what “Virgo” means. Also, since her name comes down to us through the female Knight of Spencer’s Fairy Queen, I thought of Britomart. And so I set myself the task of capturing my image of both Britomartis and Britomart.

    But there’s a catch. The Minoans had a different view of feminine modesty than we moderns, and so the Britomartis images involve partial nudity.

    Britomartis: http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Britomartis-BG.png (Partial nudity)
    Britomart: http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Britomart-BG.png
    Both: http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Britomart+Britomartis.png (Partial nudity)

    Since I tried to do my own interpretation of characters that others have done in the centuries before hero machine, I’m also offering reference pictures. Each is one of many images of Britomartis and Britomart ,but they’ll give the flavor of what I was trying for.

    Britomartis: http://mustafasmusings.blogspot.com/2009/11/britomartis.html (Partial nudity)
    Britomart: http://www.all-art.org/impressionism/crane/37.jpg

  70. Allow me to say this about Zaheelee’s Virgo:

    Wow!

  71. K guys, I’m not gonna finish my last entry in time, so I’m not entering it. I’ll just stick with 4, but I think they’re all pretty good ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Aw, darn it. In pulling all my pictures together, I blew the file names. and didn’t notie till I went to comment on Zaheelee’s submission. Here they are in the right format. Again beware the partial nudity.

    Britomartis: http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Britomartis.png (Partial nudity)
    Britomart: http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Britomart.png
    Both: http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Britomart+Britomartis.png (Partial nudity)

    Sorry, Jeff. I meant to follow the naming standard. My bad

  73. I try not to look at the other submissions till I’ve done my own and am working my way back. I just got to PapaKrok’s Virgo, and again, “Wow.” There are some really excellent images here. Pap’s and Zaheelee’s really stand out in my mind, but the whole field is impressive.

  74. Kaylin88100,

    You’re right. The existing 4 are “pretty good”. I would say that #1 is more like “excellent”. Very impressive.

  75. @Brons (85): Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/fysaga/Guardian.png

    Hope it works.

    A little back story:

    This young man lost his long love in a tragic accident,
    her drowning in the sea.
    Since then he stays at exact the same place where she
    fell into the sea,his heart and mind reserved for her.
    He refuses to eat and drink,and at night his glowing
    eyes,resembling the sadness and emptieness in his soul,
    glow white and white tears running down his face.

    Legends tell that at night you can see her beautiful face
    in the moon,and her voice whispering through the sea.

  77. Wrong sorry,Filename should be correct now,sorry.

    http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/fysaga/Fysaga-Guardian.png

    Hope it works.

    A little back story:

    This young man lost his long love in a tragic accident,
    her drowning in the sea.
    Since then he stays at exact the same place where she
    fell into the sea,his heart and mind reserved for her.
    He refuses to eat and drink,and at night his glowing
    eyes,resembling the sadness and emptieness in his soul,
    glow white and white tears running down his face.

    Legends tell that at night you can see her beautiful face
    in the moon,and her voice whispering through the sea.

  78. My revised entry: The Angel of Justice 3000 with scales weighing the evil and good of the soul.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80460&d=1317591770

  79. I decided to try and make a younger looking girl. Hence the name ‘youth’. Its not perfect, perhaps not even good. But, I’ve got to start somewhere. I think I will take a look at some of those tutorials.

    http://s1121.photobucket.com/albums/l512/JohnnyGear/?action=view&current=JohnnyGear-Youth.png&newest=1

  80. So I noticed an unwanted gradient in the image and I revised my revised file…

    My revised revised entry: The Angel of Justice 3000 with scales weighing the evil and good of the soul.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80464&d=1317602371

  81. Entry #1
    Welcome to Virgo Co

    Take a look at our Erotica Anne Pleasure Droid

    The product of state of the art medical prosthetics
    entertainment animatroics and industrial and scientific robotics

    She is a dream come true, a fantasy made flesh!

    Erotica Anne has a metal skeleton able to stand on her own.

    Biomicroprossesors run hydraulic arms, legs and joints let her assume any position humanly possible to wrap her around your little finger.

    Synth Flesh!
    It feels like the real thing!
    Erotica Anne is covered in a new polymer infused with tiny carbon nanotubes and
    silicon-based sensors
    which is flexible, stretchable, lightweight, yet tough. It is completely water proof and capable of producing it’s own “body heat”.

    You can dress her any way you wish.
    Dye her hair any color.
    Make up her face any way you want.

    Her programmable personality means she can be as dominant or submissive as you like her. As skilled or inexperienced as you desire.

    Unlike a real person she has a convenient On and Off switch.

    Now she can be yours,
    just contact us at:

    eroticaanne(a)virgo . biz

    www . virgo . / biz / eroticaanne

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_EroticaAnne001a.jpg

  82. Virgo Entry #2
    Virgo is a mutable sign of the zodiac, a sign of change of the seasons leaving Summer and entering Autumn. This is also time of the Greater Eleusinian Mysteries when Persephone goes into the Underworld with Hades and her mother Demeter mourns her and neglects the growing world and fall and winter comes.
    So my second choice was Demeter during the mutability of the seasons as the world goes into mourning. Here she has silver in her brown hair and she wears all the colors of fall: red, orange, yellow, green and brown as the leaves fall and swirl about her as the storms come in the distance.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Demeter001a.jpg

  83. A Reptoid Marine: I was going for the Valkyrie
    Geirahรถd (“The Spear of Battle”). Just kind of morphed into an alien amazon.

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

  84. Virgo Entry 3
    Not my usual style … so maybe if Erotica Anne doesn’t get a win for me, this one will ๐Ÿ˜€

    Agent Virgo
    Diana Christie
    taking her name from her astrological sign
    as a Virgo she had an ideal balance between ingenuity of mind, and sharp intellect, and the strength of will needed to see creative ideas through to completion.
    She showed talent for projects which required precision and detail, and to excel at skills and crafts which required patience and exactitude, a deep interest in history and statistics,
    an excellent eye and memory for details.
    On the negative, she had an unhealthy restlessness,
    she was highly sensitive to perceived criticism, and worried unduly about the need to make things as perfect as they could be.
    Whe she went into the military she became a military scientist working on weapons and defense systems.
    Unfortunately a drunken soldier tried to rape her. she fought back and killed him with one of the weapons she was developing. She went through the military justice system and was “honorably discharged” although discharged none the less.
    She stole her suit and weapons from a paramilitary operation. She has 2 vibro-katanas on her back, a seeker pistol on each hip which she calls “The Scales” and a huge rail gun
    rifle she calls Justice.
    and now sees herself as
    the winged goddess Astraea come back to earth to bring back the golden age as she fights for justice, as she sees it, particularly on men who force themselves on women in any way, cutting out of the useless and wasteful.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_AgentVirgo001a.jpg

  85. Virgo1:
    http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8176/kytanavirgo.png
    Godess Dike, doughter from Themis, a titan. She lives in greek mythologie on earth. As the humans begin to fight, Dike was sad and rise to the sky.
    Virgo2:
    http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2627/kytanavirgo2.png
    Old picture, but not posted yet.

  86. @Brons(84&82): Awww, thanks! You know, this is the first piece I have submitted that someone has said stood out in their mind. Thank you for that ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Is it closed yet? Pardon me for being so late, I’ve neglected the site for a while. Here’s my entry, I hope it get’s considered:

    The River Ride

    http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2717/krashnaakriverridejpg.jpg

  88. Ah, my entries are still awaiting moderation. Should I repost them so they’re there now?

  89. Taken care of, Trekkie.

    On that note, I am starting to download and judge the entries now, so we’re closing submissions for this contest. Good luck, everyone!

  90. Thanks, Jeff.

  91. Hoo-aah, I was not late. ๐Ÿ™‚