Character Contest 83 Winners

As you can see I am unfortunately pressed for time today, with the traveling and the day job. But I have gone through the wonderful entries for Character Contest 83 and have put our Finalists after the jump. I don’t have my usual commentary, but you can hover over each image to see who drew it, and click on it to see it at full size.

Kytana’s really jumped out at me from the screen, but really, all of these are great in one way or another.

Ultimately, I decided to go with Phatchick’s because she took what could have been a very intense, dark, or disturbing subject and made it it fun while still capturing the essence of what Lust is. I think we as humans make the mistake of thinking that lust is somehow caused by that which we lust after in at least some measure. The siren’s call, the naked succubus, the smoking eyes of the temptress, all arise from the object of lust. But what Phatchick’s all too accurate illustration reminds us of is that absolutely anything — even ankles — can inspire lust. We can shroud or hide or obscure everything in existence that has the slightest power to arouse us, and even then we will lust.

Because it comes from within, not caused from without.

That’s a lot of heavy thinking inspired by something that also makes you laugh! For that accomplishment, I am happy to award Phatchick the Oscar. Er, the win, rather.

Well done one and all!

21 Responses to Character Contest 83 Winners

  1. Gratz for the finalist. Gratz for Phatchick. Sometimes the few more enough :D G.G. Everybody make good job with the entries.

  2. what a pleasant surprise! i didnt expect to be a finalist!
    gratz to all!

  3. “Gratuliere dir!”
    A funny picture,very nice.Sorry when i cant say not more.
    I like also fuzztones sirene, very good pose. I like it.
    Dblade, Tarka(uh, why use you so a long name),Papakrok… is always a honor to see your masterpieces with other camera angle and the light effects.
    I am happy that this first time i have two winner picture here. Thanks.
    But next time, Jeff, dont call me first, you make unnecessary hope…no, no joke.
    I want not to be greedy. ;)
    Gratulation to all winner!

  4. Congrats Phatchick. And thanks for the finalist nomination, Jeff.

  5. Cheers for the mention, Jeff, loving the other entries (how did you lot get so good at this?) and major congratulations to Phatchick on the winning entry. A satirical cartoon winning an HM3 character contest? Way to go, as I believe they say in the US….

  6. Congrats, Phatchick! And great works, all!

    Surprised that Jeff placed my Manservant Hecubus (Dave Foley) as a finalist. I love those “Kids in the Hall” skits. What started as a creepy blind date morphed into a tribute to one of the best one-liners in comedy history.

    Tip of the gas mask to Meniukas’ “Dirty Angel”, MScat’s “Lust,” and Tarkabarka’s “Luscious Look.”

  7. “Because it comes from within, not caused from without”
    i like that quote :)

    Congratz Phatchick! Great work

  8. Congrats Phatchick and the other finalists! Great entries this week.

  9. And the roll of the d16 dice is “3”. Clownprince (the Chosen One) is the winner of dblade’s Random Finalist Consolation Prize!

    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, back view, 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.

  10. Congrats to all the finalists. A very fun and titillating contest.

  11. Kytana:
    “Gratuliere dir!”
    A funny picture,very nice.Sorry when i cant say not more.
    I like also fuzztones sirene, very good pose. I like it.
    Dblade, Tarka(uh, why use you so a long name),Papakrok… is always a honor to see your masterpieces with other camera angle and the light effects.

    Gratulation to all winner!

    I think your stuff falls in the realm of Machinist Mastery as well. Excellent design and layout of your pieces. I’m a big fan of lust22. Very provocative without being crude and crass.

  12. - Kytana
    What is the problem with the barka :D So i agree Dblade that two picture is a masterpiece. The forms, the compositions, the themes. +FaV :D

    – Atomic Punk
    Tyyy. Luscious Look have a deep place in my heart when i see the ti.. so the face i always warmed up. :D

  13. dblade:
    And the roll of the d16 dice is “3″. Clownprince (the Chosen One) is the winner of dblade’s Random Finalist Consolation Prize!

    I do have limitations (damn you, Human Hair!!) so please be understanding if I have to decline a request.

    Come on, human hair is so easy, my cat can paint that! :D
    And grats on winner for random!

    @”Tarka”/dblade:
    Thanks, thanks. I have worked on it for 10 hours and more. I was never happy with them and always changed it.
    The real title was: Europa loves America. But it heards to much provocative.
    But ok, i see a simple picture can always win, but i am not a simple person.

  14. Thanks for the finalist and congrats to the winner, Phatchick! Cheers!

  15. @”Tarka”/dblade:
    Thanks, thanks. I have worked on it for 10 hours and more. I was never happy with them and always changed it.
    The real title was: Europa loves America. But it heards to much provocative.
    But ok, i see a simple picture can always win, but i am not a simple person.

    Ohh i know this feelings. If i in a bad mode or full moon my patience is very low and hard to accept the things. For me this contest means to try out new things and positures. You make great work with these poses. I love them, very unique lookings.
    But when Jeff wrote the things i start to think yes he is right. We all have to start to shown the power of lust but Phatchick (I think harder to wrote like the “Tarkabarka” :D) shown the real elementary lust. Not an hard and visually strong picture but the composition and that phenomenal sentence sell the full picture.

  16. Thanks for the finalist and congrats to the winner!

  17. headlessgeneral

    Congrats to Phatchick and all the finalist!

  18. Congrats Phatchick! :D
    Also well done to all the finalists, especially the lucky Clownprince :)
    And finally…thanks to Jeff for choosing my entry as a finalist – and for taking the time to set up and judge these contests, on top of having a full-time job! In my opinion, you don’t get nearly enough credit for that, Mr Hebert, so well done and thank you. :)

  19. Hey Clownprince,

    Feel free to visit me at the UGO site to make your request…

    dblade’s Whiz Bang Item Dispenser http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?t=41884

  20. DrakeTheChaotic

    I have to say all you guys have mastered Heromachine, I have seen all Character Contest’s, I usually come here be on this website For, A while make some Character’s, But they dont look awesome as the Art, You Guy’s and Girl’s Make. And back shot Image how do you make a Butt to look that Good. *no perv*