Character Contest 81: Greed

Next up in our Seven Deadly Sins series of character design contests is Greed!

Your design challenge for this week is to create a character or characters based on something related to the second of the Deadly Sins, "greed". Your character could be named greed, or you could build a mentalist who inspires greed in his or her victims; a classic "dungeon crawl" group of adventurers looking to plunder the nearest goblin cave; a gold-hungry Dragon; the Generalized Recovery / Exploration / Exploitation Device robot; or anything else you could think of related to the desire to own everything.

But really, it's up to you. Just make a great illustration based on the concept of "greed".

The rules are the same as usual:

  • 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.

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).

No limit again this week, knock yourselves out.

Good luck, everyone!

(Image via.)

115 Responses to Character Contest 81: Greed

  1. And…… What about entry limit?

  2. alvacascus:
    And…… What about entry limit?

    Second to last line, “No limit again this week, knock yourselves out.” For once I remembered BEFORE hitting post!

  3. ups

    Jeff Hebert: Second to last line, “No limit again this week, knock yourselves out.” For once I remembered BEFORE hitting post!

    Ups..:oops: I didn’t read the second to last line.. I thought you would forget that again.. :mrgreen:

    Getting busy with my final exam.. dunno I’ll submit my entry or not this week..

  4. The guy in the picture up there looks like an amalgam of both greed and gluttony…

  5. And like a remora I latch on to Jeff’s larger contest…

    dblade’s Random Finalist Consolation Prize!

    I will randomly choose (roll of a dice) one of the nonwinning finalists (the Chosen One) and create an item of his/her choice (with a couple of guidelines, caveats, jabbergobbles to consider).

    1. The Chosen One can choose one new item to be created for any existing category in Hero Machine 3 with the exception of these categories: Backgrounds, Companions.

    2. The new item must be applicable to the default body type. No specialized items for alternate body types (turned head, 3/4 torso, etc…)

    3. I reserve the right to ask the Chosen One to pick another item if the request is beyond my ability or inappropriate for Hero Machine 3.

    4. Reference images or a really good description must be provided so I can fulfill the request with the minimal amount of heartache and frustration.

    So there you have it. As many of you are familiar with my contributions you know I can handle a wide range of art requests so don’t let the guidelines scare you. I do have limitations (damn you, Human Hair!!) so please be understanding if I have to decline a request.

    Now back to the regularly scheduled contest…

  6. I’m commiting to making an entire group for these contests.

    SEVEN DEADLY SINS: A group of horror-like characters, one for each deadly sin, that live in an abandoned Assylum where they torment and kill any unlucky person who stumbles upon them.

    GREED: I knew I wanted a kid in my group of horror misfits, so I decided greed would be the best choice. Whats greedier than a kid! She’s 13 years old but far from innocent. She burned down her house with her parents inside. Her lungs are damaged from breathing in the smoke and now she has to carry around her own oxygen tank. The last sound her victims hear is the screech of the metal tanks being drug across the floor.
    http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/MScat-Greed.jpg

  7. In the future contests I will simply post my guidelines in the Winners’ thread. Sorry for the hijacking.

  8. Here is an entry for “greed”. Beware of the golden touch of Midas! You can never have enough gold!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81816&d=1327341784

  9. Continuing my series based on Google Images search results 😛
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Greed1.png

    In case you’re curious…here’s the set of pics I’m working from. This is a group pic I found,I’ve also got full pictures of each. http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/7deadlysins1.jpg

    And finally, here’s my Wrath entry for comparison. They’re probably not going to fit together very well by the time I’ve finished, but oh well.
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Wrath2.png

  10. Rome never looks where she treads.
    Always her heavy hooves fall
    On our stomachs, our hearts or our heads;
    And Rome never heeds when we bawl.
    (The Pict Song by Rudyard Kipling)
    Greed has a long and sad history-
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Pu4_EhP7WYA/Txz9NVL30bI/AAAAAAAAAUE/BeOZT8cqrnQ/s512/Phatchick-Greed.png

  11. I don’t think I’ve entered my Theif before, so here she is, along with my other entry simply titled “Money” because I am lazy and uncreative.

    http://i.imgur.com/J81P1.jpg Money

    http://i.imgur.com/lkAC7.jpg Theif

  12. The post picture on top reminds me of big government, politicians get fatter and richer while the lil guy strugles to buy milk and bread.

  13. My entries have been in moderation for three hours. WTF

  14. Syntax: My entries have been in moderation for three hours. WTF

    You must remember that Jeff has a New Job and Moderation of posts will be slower then normal. Be Patient Jeff will get to them when he is able.

  15. Five hours. Why must The Man be so keen to hold Jeff down? Sigh.

    I’ll just check back tomorrow.

  16. Calm yer britches, Syntax, yer good to go.

  17. Moi’s Back, please don’t criticize the other entrants. Thanks.

  18. Yarr har, me buckos. What do ye do when ya want somethin’r other online, but ye be too much of a cheap an’ greedy lan’lubber to spare some dubloons for it? Ye pirate it of course, yo ho!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81829&d=1327377453

  19. Syntax:
    my other entry simply titled “Money” because I am lazy and uncreative.

    That is incredible! I like the use of perspective in your work.

  20. i think that’s the kind of stuff you can be sent to jail for now under the new extension of the patriot act……lol

    skybandit:
    Greed.

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

  21. ams:
    Here is an entry for “greed”. Beware of the golden touch of Midas!You can never have enough gold!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81816&d=1327341784

    Hey Jeff, could you go with this update of MIDAS, please? Couldn’t resist making some improvements. Thanks!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81830&d=1327380731

  22. General

    http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/562/e350general.png

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. – Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  23. @Razor99
    Hello RoccoPio in the contests. Good to see your entries. You made a lot of great picture what you shown in facebook. So there is a little problem your pictures, the links are jump page links but Jeff need the direct links for the pictures.

    The jaguar a thief of museum
    http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/hm3-beta.png

    Dollar Man
    http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/hm3-beta-1.png

    And another advice, try to rename the picture for this mode to Razor99_picturename.png or jpg more help to Jeff.

  24. razor99, the link you want is the one that appears in the “direct link” box:

    http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/hm3-beta-2.png

    In the album view, each image has a set of boxes just beneath it, one of which is the “direct link” you want. In the single-image view, it’s over in a box to the right.

  25. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6755077689_2f83640d5d_b.jpg

    Joseph H. Mammon was the kingpin of underground distribution. He sold weapons, drugs, and women in quantities that gang lords could only dream of. But that all changed August 6, 2006.
    No one really knows what happened that day. Some say he made a deal with the devil. Others, that he became the devil. Still others insist that he always was, and his ‘abilities’ simply awakened that day. But one thing is for certain: he isn’t fully human anymore.
    However, people still find themselves drawn to his estate, to sign special ‘contracts’. These deals invariably are something that the signee wants, such as vast sums of money or drugs, but they come at a price: the soul of the signee.

    There are rumors that he stores the souls of his victims in a vault, to feed his unearthly greed.

  26. I slept the Wrath contest but now I’m here with Twisted Greed.
    He has the ability to turn people into greediest of the greedy by simply letting them touch his golden cards.

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

  27. Achilles, you’re doing something very wrong here — this was just a list of links to your previous comments, none of which had any content.

    You have this url as “your site” but I think it’s actually your entry:
    http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh584/Achillies228/greed.png

    To make an entry, just hit Reply at the bottom here, and paste in the URL to your image in the big text block where you’d type your comments. It’s that easy. You don’t have to quote anything, just cut and paste the URL to your image into the comment box.

    — Jeff

  28. Good evening from Italy!
    For the sin of greed, I am pleased to present …
    GreedFall!
    Spectrum of gold that creeps into the minds of humans.
    Fear it or own it?

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/214/dynamitegreedfall.jpg/

    ciao!

  29. @Dynamite

    Hello in the community blog, and the contest.

    The correct link for your picture is:

    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9776/dynamitegreedfall.jpg

    Right click on the picture and choose first row if you use firefox.

  30. he raid every sacred place around the world to hunt treasures for himself..
    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii180/gendonesiaraya/heroes/gendonesia-gravehunter.jpg

  31. My take on Midas. Credit goes to Kytana (I think) for the amphora.

    http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u352/DENZIS666/Albannach-FrutilityofGreed.png

  32. Albannach:
    My take on Midas. Credit goes to Kytana (I think) for the amphora.

    http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u352/DENZIS666/Albannach-FrutilityofGreed.png

    I’ve just noticed a spelling error in that name, Jeff. It should read FUTILITY of Greed lol

  33. Watson Bradshaw

    entry 1

    the one percent.

    Its been a while since I have been able to do one of these 🙂

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/watsonbradshaw-onepercent.png

  34. The unfortunate victim of King Midas’ greed, his daughter Marigold, being turned into a golden statue.
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-votB3lButDg/Tx8c9e6iYhI/AAAAAAAAAU0/TajWOCVFNPc/s606/Phatchick-Marigold.png

  35. Can our entries be posted on Facebook?

  36. BirthOfGreed:
    Can our entries be posted on Facebook?

    You can post the images on Facebook, but you need to come here and post a comment with the link to the image, the name of the character, etc. I use this comment stream as the exclusive method for determining what entries have been made.

  37. Phatchick: That is incredible!I like the use of perspective in your work.

    Thank you for the compliment, but I totally stole that perspective trick from Gendonisia’s entry in Contest 79. To be honest, I think they did it better than I did.

  38. I made some edits to my “Money” entry. Hopefully this one sucks less: http://i.imgur.com/T1vIt.jpg

  39. headlessgeneral

    Entry #1

    Second member of super-villain group “The Deadly Sins”

    Greed
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81845&d=1327457075

  40. This is a very slow contest.

  41. ::shakes head:: Syntax, I don’t suppose you played “Debbie Downer” on Saturday Night Live, did you? There are 63 comments so far in just one day, I’m happy with that.

  42. Syntax:
    This is a very slow contest.

    some of us have to let the ideas stew a bit before getting to work on the contest

  43. dblade: some of us have to let the ideas stew a bit before getting to work on the contest

    Hear hear! I’m still figuring this one out, but I think I have a decent idea I’ll work on this week.

  44. I always felt that certain monsters in games were more geared as PC deterrents. This particular monster was to help control greed.

    The translation is “almost… almost…!”

    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo-Mimic.jpg

  45. Continuing my OTHER series, the Deadly Sins in their adolescent incarnations:
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Teenage_Greed.png
    Spoiled child wants a pony. Stinkin’ rich dad about to give in. And yeah, I know the proportions are off. I can’t think how to fix it though. Might upload a tweaked version on Sunday evening. Might not.

  46. Thak you!!!!!!!!

    Tarkabarka:
    @Dynamite

    Hello in the community blog, and the contest.

    The correct link for your picture is:

    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9776/dynamitegreedfall.jpg

    Right click on the picture and choose first row if you use firefox.

  47. Blue Blazer:
    GREED

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81841&d=1327439189

    I noticed that the carpet goes up the wall. You might want to fix that.

  48. Chisoph: I noticed that the carpet goes up the wall. You might want to fix that.

    It can also be seen through the CEO’s desk.

  49. This one is kind of self explanatory. The shadowed background was actually nowhere near as difficult as I expected it to be, but then again, I’m a bit new to this.

    http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/7064/kiuygfvb.png

  50. Captain Kicktar

    http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac111/Kicktar/HM/CaptainKicktar-LegionofGreed.png
    The Legion of Greed was mutated to think she is young forever, and desires the money she needs for glamorizing materials.

  51. unknownblackpaper

    Alone
    http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/?action=view&current=unknownblackpaper-Alone.png

    “If there be one small Hope in this Realm, then it shall be mine alone.”

    One way of thinking of greed is to want everything. Another is to possess something that no one else can have. Now imagine if you will that within all the darkness that exists around you, you still possessed that small light that gave you the hope that you needed to know that everything will be all right.
    Then lost it once again, taken from you by that same darkness.
    True greed takes all, including what you cannot give.

  52. unknownblackpaper

    unknownblackpaper:
    Alone
    http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/?action=view&current=unknownblackpaper-Alone.png

    “If there be one small Hope in this Realm, then it shall be mine alone.”

    One way of thinking of greed is to want everything. Another is to possess something that no one else can have. Now imagine if you will that within all the darkness that exists around you, you still possessed that small light that gave you the hope that you needed to know that everything will be all right.
    Then lost it once again, taken from you by that same darkness.
    True greed takes all, including what you cannot give.

    Sorry, here is the correct link

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

  53. Continued yesterday, about seven deadly sins clown. But with a different touch 🙂
    The second member of the group deadly sins clown, CLOWN GREED:

    http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k573/eddogurong/gurong7_clowngreed.jpg

  54. headlessgeneral
  55. Continuing my series of the Letter Sinners:

    “G” is for Greed.

  56. Chisoph: I noticed that the carpet goes up the wall. You might want to fix that.

    I didn’t save it. Oh well. It’s not a particularly strong image anyway.

  57. Some areas of my image bothered me, so I fixed them. Please go off this instead of the first Mimic Jeff.

    This is also higher quality, so (hopefully) more of the details can be viewed.

    Poor little guy has a belt buckle stuck in his teeth.

    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo-Mimic-1.jpg

  58. “Did you ever see the giant’s ring? You’re so lucky.. I am Greed, the second member of “7 Deadly Sins”, will show it for you and.. No! No! Don’t touch anything of mine!!”

  59. alvacascus:
    “Did you ever see the giant’s ring? You’re so lucky.. I am Greed, the second member of “7 Deadly Sins”, will show it for you and.. No! No! Don’t touch anything of mine!!”

    I thought you weren’t entering! Nooooooooooooooooooooo!

    In other news, the back of that couch-thing doesn’t look like it matches up with it’s arms.

  60. I just KNEW that somebody was going to do an Orange Lantern eventually.

  61. Wil:
    http://s1162.photobucket.com/albums/q533/WiggeWill/?action=view&current=Greedoes.jpg

    Hello will. I don’t know this is your first entry, if the first welcome to the contest. There is a little problem with your link. The correct link for your picture.

    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q533/WiggeWill/Greedoes.jpg

    If you use firefox right click the picture and first row or use what Jeff wrote it

    “In the album view, each image has a set of boxes just beneath it, one of which is the “direct link” you want. In the single-image view, it’s over in a box to the right.”

  62. Here my greed entry:
    http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1852/kytgreed.png
    A dragon is a very greed fantasy character, always watch that nobody stole his treasure.

  63. There you are, Kytana!!!
    Regarding your Random Finalist Consolation Prize. I took a shot at a hairstyle but I’m not sure it’s what you had in mind. Color 2 hasn’t been added yet. Once the look is approved I will add it in.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81761&d=1327091183

    ams also did a sample piece using HM3 assets to create a hairstyle. Was this more of what you had in mind? If so I can take these assets and recreate this look (with a little less symmetry).

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81764&d=1327093385

    I’m thinking of taking another shot at it. I won’t let that blasted hair get the best of me!

    Daryl

    Also feel free to hit me up on the UGO forums…

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

    …then go to Hero Archives and find my dblade’s Whiz Bang Item Dispenser thread. We can talk hair.

  64. Kytana:
    Here my greed entry:
    http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1852/kytgreed.png
    A dragon is a very greed fantasy character, always watch that nobody stole his treasure.

    IT’S BEAUTIFUL!

  65. A dragon is a very greed fantasy character, always watch that nobody stole his treasure.

    OMG, I think we have a winner! Your sense of detail is wonderful.

  66. Next Installment of my seven deadly martial arts styles: Greed Style!

    This martial arts style employs the tenants of the greedy. Those who use it take whatever they want by hiding in the shadows. Everything they can get they do so with trickery and stealth. They are the master assassins who take life with a greed unlike anything else.

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/027/0/0/greed_style_by_onikagenoken-d4nu2fy.png

  67. gurong7:
    Continued yesterday, about seven deadly sins clown. But with a different touch
    The second member of the group deadly sins clown, CLOWN GREED:

    http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k573/eddogurong/gurong7_clowngreed.jpg

    before I make such a picture is displayed in the room..and now I feel greedy 😀
    My CLOWN GREED with different styles and backgrounds..and check my second entry:

    http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k573/eddogurong/gurong7_clowngreed-2-.jpg

  68. “hand over the money! yeah, yeah. the ring, too!”
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=254&pictureid=2246

  69. not as an entry, but i think i’ll make my second entry part of a series, this guy being wrath:
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=254&pictureid=2247

  70. The greedy corporation’s oil drills have awoken a beast more terrifying than anyone could imagine. Nobody is safe.

    http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u352/DENZIS666/TragoediaArctica.png

  71. My second of my “Sins”, Greed has the ability to make individuals as greedy as possible, making them want everything. This is typically how the Sins start their conquering, as these individuals have to keep their part of the deal (letting the sins have the planet) when they get powerful enough politically.

    Full:http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j451/Superhuman1992/Joe-Greed1.png

    Head:http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j451/Superhuman1992/Joe-Greed2.png

    As you could see, I gave him an affinity for shields. I also put in a very fitting Star Wars quote.

  72. Entry #2

    Fallen Angel Greed. He was imprisoned in hell because he sought to take everything on earth for himself. Now he rules the circle of hell called greed, named after it’s king.

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/029/e/b/fallen_angel_greed_by_onikagenoken-d4nyoro.png

  73. One of the richest and most dangerous mobs in the city, Taking anybody’s gold and turning the gold into weapons even a army can’t stop.

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m593/mrmatt220/GOLDENSHOTMOB.png

  74. Defeated by the Internets! No entry for me this week. A good lesson to learn about not waiting too long to get started.

  75. Woot!!! Heromachine is back!

    I actually had most of this done before Kytana put in her dragon picture, so I swear, I’m not trying to copy her.

    Weird thing about a dragon’s riches that I’ve never understood: They will amass all this wealth, they covet it, they will nest in it. But they never spend it on anything, so one has to wonder why they value it at all.

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

  76. Here goes :). Another being formed by the fusion of the damned, Greed hungers only for further conquests to add to her vast collection. Every person she kills forfeits the entirety of their earthly possessions to her. The once barren dimension she inhabits is swollen with her gains, but there will never be enough to satisfy her. Each soul she collects adds a link to the chain that writhes and ferries around her. The chain moves at her mental command, ensnaring anything and anyone that comes within it’s reach.

    http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l607/DiCicatriz/HM%20Contests/DiCicatriz-Greed.png

  77. Well I am no 50 years old as of the 28th, Half a century and still ticking, and let me tell ya a time or two it was touch and go.
    I wanted to do more for this contest, but well .. I didn’t want to be Greedy!` LOL
    So her is my one entry. A Man who symbolizes Greed for me the best. Here I play my Trump card.
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_GreedTrump001.jpg

  78. First and only entry: IOWA

    Personally i don’t want to enter in the contest, because i don’t have any idea for greed, but i hear the song Iowa from band Slipknot and that gives me the idea.

    So the story of the picture is a man kidnapped a woman whose love, and want to make a clay statue from her, which statue made by the girl. So in my eyes this is the typical example of greed. He don’t want to loose her girlfriend, and also don’t want to the girl shown her beauty for another man.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=81964&d=1327928111

  79. Thanks for the entries, folks, this contest is now closed! I’ll be judging and assembling the announcement post during the day; it might be later than usual due to the day job but it will go up today at some point.