Character Contest 82: Pride

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

Your design challenge for this week is to create a character or characters based on something related to the second of the Deadly Sins, "pride". Your character could be named Pride; or you could build a were-lion, a starship named "The Pride of Earth", a mighty warrior who's the pride of her village, or anything else you could think of related to the pride going before the fall.

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

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!

89 Responses to Character Contest 82: Pride

  1. dblade’s Random Finalist Consolation Prize is in effect for this contest…(I sure wish I would have came up with a good acronym for this one.)

  2. http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2448/debochiraramses.png

    Ramses, probably the most famous (in my memory) prideful figure in history. After all, he withstood ten plagues because he didn’t want to bring down the Dynasty of Egypt. Or, that’s the impression I got from watching The Prince of Egypt.

  3. Debochira:
    http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2448/debochiraramses.png

    Ramses, probably the most famous (in my memory) prideful figure in history. After all, he withstood ten plagues because he didn’t want to bring down the Dynasty of Egypt. Or, that’s the impression I got from watching The Prince of Egypt.

    That was an awesome movie.

  4. First entry.
    Pride and Prejudice

    So the background story for this picture.

    There is an secret organization. Called by they for Seclorum. They are vampire and monsterhunters. They have got two tattoo what they usually wrote in their lower arms. Pride and Prejudice. Pride for they catch or kill a monster, and prejudice if they fall. In the picture the vampire hunter was chained by an evil vampire whose simply suck the hunter blood. The hunter pride is not allow to shown the pain, and he prepared for the prejudice. The deeper meaning of this picture is we will be pride, but sometimes this pride will start a big pain, and after we need to suffer the consequences.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82190&d=1328568704

    P.s.

    I’m the only one whose need registration for imageshack? There is the third time to don’t allow me to upload a picture because imageshack wanted for me to register.

  5. the pride of lions trying to survive from the pursuit of the hunter in the jungle

    http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/663/guzyaprideoflion.jpg

  6. dblade: dblade’s Random Finalist Consolation Prize is in effect for this contest…(I sure wish I would have came up with a good acronym for this one.)

    Hey dblade,
    This isn’t genius or anything, but what about the Dblade Random Silver Prize Of Consolation, or DR.SPOC award? It would’ve been better if your name was mblade, but hey…

  7. I kind of went with a bit of a Lion King feel with mine, or at least that’s the intention.

    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/038/a/5/pride_rock__the_new_lion_king_by_heinz57xc-d4oxje1.png

  8. Razor99, please rename your files before you upload them to photobucket — they should be in the format razor99-charactername.png. It makes it a lot easier for me to do these contests. “hm3-beta” doesn’t tell me anything.

    Thanks!

  9. newerlie, please name your files newerlie-humblepride.jpg — having your name on the folder doesn’t help, it needs to be the actual file name.

    Razor99, that’s closer, but the same applies for you — please put your name and the character’s name in the file name, not just the name of the folder.

  10. razor99:
    http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/LION.png

    Hey Razor99. Almost. Your file name should be razor99-LION.png or razor99_LION.png. Just imagine that Jeff is saving all the files into one big folder without changing the file name or paying attention to the original post that he grabbed the file from. Then ask yourself if he will he be able to tell whose file is whose without having to go back and reference the blog. A file with your name on it will make it way easier for Jeff to organize the contest.

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  11. http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/JACKTHELION.png Guys I decided to change the name Razor99 whit the name as i have on photobucket so as not to create other problems,considered valid the other entrys

  12. Here is an entry for this week. I’m continuing my trend of classic characters in literature. AHAB represented WRATH, Midas for GREED and now I present DORIAN for PRIDE. Cheers!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82208&d=1328633859

  13. ams:
    Here is an entry for this week.I’m continuing my trend of classic characters in literature. AHAB represented WRATH, Midas for GREED and now I present DORIAN for PRIDE.Cheers!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82208&d=1328633859

    Very nice! I love the reference, pose and coloring. Great detail on the portrait as well.

  14. McKnight57: Very nice! I love the reference, pose and coloring. Great detail on the portrait as well.

    Thanks, dude!

  15. roccopio_cuccurullo:
    http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/JACKTHELION.pngGuys I decided to change the name Razor99 whit the name as i have on photobucket so as not to create other problems,considered valid the other entrys

    Well…sorry to to beat a dead horse (or lion in this case), but the naming is still off. Just add your user name “RoccoPio_Cuccurullo” to the file name “JACKTHELION”. So the proper name of your file should be “RoccoPio_Cuccurullo_JACKTHELION.png”

    You could still use Razor99 if that’s what you would like to be known as on this site. It doesn’t matter what site Jeff is downloading from as long as he can simply save the file and the name of the file contains your desired username and the name of the piece.

    Sorry to press the point but I don’t want your pieces to be disqualified over naming issues.

  16. The 3rd installment in my “begowned ladies” series (I really need to give it a proper name!):
    Vanity
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Vanity1.png
    She’s so wrapped up in her own beauty that she doesn’t pay any attention to her dog. 🙁

  17. One aspect of pride is vanity and IMO, few people personified that quality like Elizabeth Báthory, The Blood Countess. It was said that she was so vain that she bathed in the blood of young women in order to keep her own youth and beauty.
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8bX9HJEjuVQ/TyOAzAYCz6I/AAAAAAAAAVE/fnwbmJSihuc/s608/Phatchick-Bathory.png

  18. “We are rarely proud when we are alone.”Voltaire

    Wow, fantastic pose and composition.

  19. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2944258777419&l=f994988518
    Pride was his fall, the prince of darkness, Lucifer, once bringer of light.

  20. Political politics. And yes, this is what a teenager does for fun nowadays.

  21. so I have always put pride and vanity as one in the same and this day and age people are more concerned with looks more than anything so I have created an old character and added a new spin on him, so here he is Narcissus.

    http://s1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/blaq_aries/narcissus.png
    http://s1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/blaq_aries/narcissus2012.png

  22. Thanks Phatchick!

  23. Every child is their mother’s Pride and Joy.

    http://i.imgur.com/LDVe2.png

  24. I just realized I left something out on Pride and Joy. Editing is annoying.

    http://i.imgur.com/XikmV.png

  25. Here is the haughty and extremely vain Sister Pride.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82230&d=1328772575

  26. dblade strikes back! O.o
    and I still don’t have any idea yet……

  27. and the winner is….. dblade-SisterPride ^_^

  28. I did the legend of Narcissus, who was tricked into looking at his reflection in a pool of water, and fell so in love with his own image, he stared at continually until he succumbed to death.

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

  29. newerlie:
    and the winner is….. dblade-SisterPride ^_^

    Thanks, newerlie! My piece isn’t as conceptually strong as others, though. I guess I became overly fascinated by the tech wings. Sometimes I just like to explore what you can do with the goodies in HM3 and I really wanted to work those wings.

  30. This is looking like a very low-turnout contest (not that I blame you all, it’s a tough concept to do visually), so everyone who’s entered has a pretty darn good shot at winning!

  31. Don’t think that this’ll win, but I had to do it. You know the saying “Pride comes before a fall”? It always makes me think of this Greek legend.
    Icarus, about to fall.
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Icarus.png

  32. dblade: Thanks, newerlie! My piece isn’t as conceptually strong as others, though. I guess I became overly fascinated by the tech wings. Sometimes I just like to explore what you can do with the goodies in HM3 and I really wanted to work those wings.

    I don’t know, dblade. I can definitely read the haughty, proud, “obey me, or else” expression on her face.

  33. @ Phatchick: Gruesome. I like it.

  34. I added a piece for the wrath contest, but I don’t think I added for the greed one with all that has been going on lately but I thought I would try and get my mind off things and create something for this contest. Its a little out of my usual design scheme, hope it looks good.

    http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee363/cameron_stanley_84/Contest%20Characters/TOOL-Pride.png

  35. -_- Wooow. Just realized that it didn’t upload. Oh, and I meant to say “political pride”, not “political politics”. That’s what happens at 1 AM…

  36. toxtoartox:
    Based on the popular meme, The Legend…

    http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff450/toxtoartox/toxtoartox-ProudToBeAMeme-1.jpg

    whoaa pride of freddie O.o

  37. i saw a comment from the boss that there wasnt as many folks for the contest, so here’s my awful attempt:

    what more prideful than a matron mother/high priestess- http://fav.me/d4lv5yq
    she from my story

  38. Well to be honest ‘Pride’ makes me think of the various Pride Parades I’ve taken part of in my short years as an out gay man. I figured I’d take the time to create a character inspired by that particular brand of pride, especially since Prop 8 got overturned again (woohoo!)

    Guillermo Quevedo was raised as an indigenous Zapotec Mexican; born as a culturally celebrated muxe, a child combining qualities of both genders thought to be especially bright and gifted. At an early age his parents, prominent political activists for indigenous rights, were killed during a skirmish with police forces at what was to be a non-violent protest. He was sent to live with his only remaining relative, a sister of his father’s who had married a soldier and lived in a neighboring city in Oaxaca. As a child his mother taught him of the primal energy of his natural environment and cultivated an ancestral connection to this source, but Guillermo was forced to continue his traditions in secret, notions of mysticism looked upon shamefully by his neighbors. His indigenous ancestry was already a source of contention, but his outlandish behavior as a muxe made him an even bigger target for the conservative town elders. Tensions came to a head when Guillermo developed feelings for a soft spoken boy named Armando, whose father was something of a figurehead of authority within the community. When the feelings were reciprocated and a clandestine relationship between the two discovered, Armando’s father organized a lynch mob and quickly surrounded Guillermo and his family. Guillermo’s uncle barricaded their modest apartment, but the mob set fire to the building. When Armando broke away from his father and attempted to lead them down the fire escape, he was set upon by the angry mob. Faced with the prospect of losing his family and the man he cared deeply for, Guillermo tapped into the primal mystical energy of his bloodline and let it flow freely through him. His physical attributes enhanced to superhuman levels, Guillermo leapt straight down from the roof of the building and dispatched the mob single handedly. He found he could manipulate the natural environment in his vicinity and quelled the flames with powerful air currents. Guillermo dedicated himself then to serving as a beacon of hope for the oppressed and downtrodden. He would stand proud and fight for his people, so that they could live free from shame and persecution as… Orgullo!

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

  39. Entry #1 (finally):

    A superhero who may just be a bit too full of himself: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82245&d=1328873434

  40. Aw, crap. It’s Pride, not Vanity.
    Now I have to work on something else.
    Although, I might enter the Vanity concept in Envy. That might work.

  41. Darthtoa:
    Aw, crap. It’s Pride, not Vanity.
    Now I have to work on something else.
    Although, I might enter the Vanity concept in Envy. That might work.

    Pride and Vanity are lumped together in the Seven Deadly Sins, so it would be okay to use for this contest.

  42. DiCicatriz:
    …He would stand proud and fight for his people, so that they could live free from shame and persecution as… Orgullo!

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

    Awesome picture and story.

  43. AS High As Pride

    I just try something new and its look like little bit commercial of Illuminati 😀

    http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc364/newerlie/newerlie-PrideofIlluminati.jpg

  44. One character that always seemed to embody pride to a fault to me was Beowulf (the Hollywood version).

    So, here is my take on him.

    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo_Beowulf.jpg

    http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n629/Mashlagoo/Mashlagoo_BeowulfHead.jpg

  45. headlessgeneral

    Entry #1

    Next member of my super villain group, “The Deadly Sins”

    Pride
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82248&d=1328916439

  46. Entry 2.

    The background story.

    In the land of Erintia the dragons are “big and evil” monsters, which monsters are steal people’s and eat they for breakfast. This is the lore, but the dragons are good and very empoty creatures, whose want to live peacefully and want to learn for the world. That thing only a few mage know it. But there is a lot of people who want to kill all of the dragons, because they hear that stupid lore. So there is a group named by D.S. specially Dragon Slayers more specially Dark Servants. The dark servants want to slay all of the winged monsters. The most illustrious member is the white haired Aldan Windfell the Knight and her companion Aldhissla Teralan the Elf Ranger. They have got the most of the dragon slays. In the picture the pair kill a golden a dragon wich defend her eggs.
    Aldan always pride to kill that winged creature, but he seen a lot of eggs.

    “The meaning of this picture is very deep for me. I want to shown to a hunter always feel pride when he or she kill an animal. But i think not good to kill an another sentient being. Every type of being have the right for the life and kill for only sport is disgusting.

    http://www.kepfeltoltes.hu/120211/Tarkabarka_Pride_of_the_dragon_slayer_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.png

  47. Captain Kicktar

    http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac111/Kicktar/HM/CaptainKicktar-LegionofPride.png
    I’ve finally figured out how to show pride in the picture so it doesn’t need a story to say ‘Pride’. In any case, the Legion of Pride believes he is strong enough to beat anyone in one-on-one hand-to-hand combat, but he tends to turn into an anthropomorphic lion when he fights, while he describes it as “Being in the zone.”

  48. marquis samedi

    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/marquis_samedi/MarquisSamedi-Ozymandias.png

  49. marquis samedi: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/marquis_samedi/MarquisSamedi-Ozymandias.png

    Wow! Someone else who knows the poem! (I’m doing it for GCSE English!)

  50. I was trying to go for a proud/haughty looking king standing over his domain. The thing in the background is supposed to be a kind of dying star or something. I just liked how it looked. There are three versions only with slight differences. I couldn’t decided which one I liked best.

    http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l512/JohnnyGear/JohnnyGear-ProudKing.png
    http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l512/JohnnyGear/JohnnyGear-Pride4.png
    http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l512/JohnnyGear/JohnnyGearPride-3.png

  51. Entry #1

    Here it is, Pride Style.

    To those who practice it, if they get a single scratch on their bodies they’d just as soon kill themselves, because they have already failed. They are masters of the tonfa and the staff. Possibly the most powerful of the seven deadly styles, because practitioners of Pride Style are said to be immortal.

    Sonsaku: “So I’ve finally found you Shadow Gang!”

    Shadow Gang member: “Yes you have, and now you DIE!”

    (Bang) (Clang)

    Sonsaku: “No, no I do not, but you will….”

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/042/f/9/pride_style_by_onikagenoken-d4pdsz8.png

  52. toxtoartox:
    Based on the popular meme, The Legend…

    http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff450/toxtoartox/toxtoartox-ProudToBeAMeme-1.jpg

    Praise Freddie Mercury, Lord and Master! He who led millions in clapping Radio Ga Ga, He who wrote an ode to his cat and turned it into a hit song, He who recorded the theme to Higlander!

    He, who ascended to the heavens singing Don’t Stop Me Now, and continues to this day, to be our God of Rock. Amen.

  53. DiCicatriz:
    Well to be honest ‘Pride’ makes me think of the various Pride Parades I’ve taken part of in my short years as an out gay man. I figured I’d take the time to create a character inspired by that particular brand of pride, especially since Prop 8 got overturned again (woohoo!)

    Guillermo dedicated himself then to serving as a beacon of hope for the oppressed and downtrodden. He would stand proud and fight for his people, so that they could live free from shame and persecution as… Orgullo!

    Oh my…So fabulous…Yet so intimidating…I now love this character. He seems to be multiple kinds of awesome all at once. And kudos for using a rainbow gradient! I can’t imagine how long it took to make that.

  54. headlessgeneral:
    Entry #1

    Next member of my super villain group, “The Deadly Sins”

    Pride
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82248&d=1328916439

    You, good sir have done something amazing. You have managed to create an expression that I can only describe as haugtiness on your character. You don’t even need to know anything about this character and you still get a sense that this guy is a stuck-up dbag whose totally full of himself. Amazing.

  55. Entry #2

    Arch Angel is the leader of a elite fighting squad dedicated to protecting the well being and pride of all things good. They are…..PRIDE FORCE! Warriors of justice who destroy all evil. Watch out villains, or be obliterated by Arch Angel’s Judgement Cannon!

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/042/5/6/arch_angel_by_onikagenoken-d4pf49m.png

  56. I have always been a fan of the Japanese culture so I created pride to go along with that

    http://s1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/blaq_aries/prideofJapan.png

  57. O Partido Revolucionário na Internet da Europa (PRIDE): The Revolutionary Party of Europe on the Internet

    After the Lisbon Crisis of 2021, the populist movement won landslide elections with promises to reduce the pain of austerity. In 2025, PRIDE cancelled elections nationwide, nullified the Portugeuse Constitution and outlawed all other political parties.

    http://freethespam.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/atomicpunk-p-r-i-d-e.png

  58. PRIDE contest
    Well I have 3 entries this go around.

    1st we have
    an Edyptian Pharoh, you don’t get much higher in Pride than that!
    Unless the Pharoh in question is also a Priest,
    which this AD&D Character was

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Osecbus001a.jpg

    Face:
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Osecbus001b.jpg

    2nd
    we have the opposite end of the spectrum
    You can be little more than a gutter rat and still have a ton of pride in yourself.
    I think this guy oozes pride regardless of his enviroment.
    His name is Rat or Ratters
    he is an orphan and runs in the sewers with his rat friends.
    I am thinking of running this guy in a Thieve’s World PBEM game

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Ratter002a.jpg

    Face:
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Ratter002b.jpg

    3rd
    What is a PRIDE contest without a gay pride character?
    Here we go is a design of my very own.
    This guy develops his color powers by time traveling to the past under the name Hugh Spectrum aka Kalidascope Kid and learns to deal with his sexuality as well as how to effect a person’s emotional state by effecting their aura.
    Becomeing a great espinoage agent by changing his hair, eye, skin and clothing color to blend in anywhere at anytime.
    to create areas of black to darken a room, or strobes of colored light to blind. even make holographs by creating color pictures in mid-air.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_ColorKid001a.jpg

  59. headlessgeneral

    Entry #2

    Pride of “the Deadly Sins”(variant)
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82273&d=1329122566