Character Contest 84: Slothfulness

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

Your design challenge for this week is to create a character or characters based on something related to the idea of "slothfulness".

You could do people just laying around listlessly, or you could do an actual tree sloth, or you could do a wizard casing a sleep spell, or you could do this:

Let's face it, everything is cooler as a robot. Even sloths.

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!

66 Responses to Character Contest 84: Slothfulness

  1. it would be really funny if no one put up their pictures till the last minute. Because you know, they worked really slowly.

    🙂

    Really.
    Funny.

  2. Here is my entry for Sloth. You’ll have to enlarge the image to get the full effect.
    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/065/2/0/sloth___for_contest_by_heinz57xc-d4rzg0d.png

  3. Gene:
    it would be really funny if no one put up their pictures till the last minute. Because you know, they worked really slowly.

    Really.
    Funny.

    good idea sir! I’m in! 😆

  4. Kaylin88100

    McKnight57: Here is my entry for Sloth. You’ll have to enlarge the image to get the full effect.http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/065/2/0/sloth___for_contest_by_heinz57xc-d4rzg0d.png

    Did you intentionally have a black area so it looks like it’s loading, or was it really loading slowly?

  5. Actually, it’s the outline of an old-school TV set, with the rabbit ear antenna.

  6. Okay, here’s the updated version, complete with cable box, blu-ray/dvd player and sound system. http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/066/2/8/mcknight57_sloth_by_heinz57xc-d4rzg0d.png

  7. After seeing that picture up there, my new mission in life is now to create a sloth-bot…

  8. He he he i don’t know what means the word Slothfulness, i want to see in google translator and no match 😀

  9. Tarkabarka:
    He he he i don’t know what means the word Slothfulness, i want to see in google translator and no match :D

    It means excessive laziness, basically. From Dictionary.com:

    sloth·ful   [slawth-fuhl, slohth-]
    adjective
    sluggardly; indolent; lazy.
    Origin:
    1350–1400; Middle English; see sloth, -ful

    Related forms
    sloth·ful·ly, adverb
    sloth·ful·ness, noun

    Synonyms
    sluggish; inactive, torpid, slack. See idle.

  10. Jeff Hebert: It means excessive laziness, basically.From Dictionary.com:

    My thanks. Now only idea needed. (I think this is the most hardest in the seven sins.)

  11. Tarkabarka: My thanks. Now only idea needed. (I think this is the most hardest in the seven sins.)

    Take this http://browse.dict.cc/english-hungarian/
    I think you came from hungary(my neighbor), so i have search for this, but there have also other languages. German – English or so.

    And i have a fix idea for next day.

  12. Kytana: Take this http://browse.dict.cc/english-hungarian/
    I think you came from hungary(my neighbor), so i have search for this, but there have also other languages. German – English or so.

    And i have a fix idea for next day.

    Ty ty, yeap looks better this translator.

    (Now i know the word meaning, but how the hack i shown a lazy or shlot character :D) I think about something in manga style 😀

  13. i knew at least one person would do sloth from the goonies

  14. Watson Bradshaw

    Entry 1

    The Human Sloth

    In the city crime runs wild but luckily a new hero has emerged, one that has the ability to climb any structure and leap over great heights, who is this dynamo of the modern age? Its the Human Sloth. His only weakness is the need to sleep 15 to 18 hours each day to charge up his powers! Protecting the innocent 6/7, that’s six hours a day, seven days of the week…

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/humansloth2.png

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/humanslothface.png

  15. borntobealoser

    Here’s my entry.

    Sloth:

    Decided to make an actual sloth. Having never tried making something like this before, I probably didn’t use the best parts for the job.

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

  16. The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

    http://s1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/blaq_aries/slothfulness1.png

  17. borntobealoser:
    Here’s my entry.

    Sloth:

    Decided to make an actual sloth. Having never tried making something like this before, I probably didn’t use the best parts for the job.

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

    Okay, I just have to say this: CUTE!

  18. Hmm i think hard to make picture for this theme, but i required by myself.

    So my first entry.

    La(zzz)y

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82621&d=1331077386

  19. Kaylin88100

    kyle: Rip Van Winkle:http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/066/2/5/rip_van_winkle_by_karzykyle-d4s2jqx.png

    Kyle, I think you need to crop this a bit as the edges look kind of weird.

  20. Kaylin88100

    MaDPac: http://s1152.photobucket.com/albums/p498/MaDPac2/?action=view&current=Asthecityfalls.jpg

    MaDPac, you need to use the direct link for your picture, or Jeff might ignore it, which would be a shame.
    On the right hand side of the page the link currently goes to, there’s a box saying “Links”. The second one down says “Direct link”. This is the one you want. Click on the text to copy it. OK? 🙂

  21. Sohier-Legrand

    For this theme, I wanted to represent the kings of old. Kings who commanded hordes of servant.
    I used the lion as a pet because he is an animal that spends his time napping while the lionesses will hunt.
    http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/tolkienhiste/Kinglion.jpg

  22. http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r434/sache6644/slothbysache6644.jpg

    My angle is the girl is too lazy to even play with her pet properly and is using a laser light to do the work. Anyone who knows cats know that they do what they want when they want. Also, her homework lays untouched.

  23. Watson Bradshaw

    entry 2
    Smart Tortoise

    don’t know if this works as slothfulness, but thought it was fun anyway.

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/smarttortoise.png

  24. Ethan Shuster

    Tarkabarka: My thanks. Now only idea needed. (I think this is the most hardest in the seven sins.)

    Also, don’t forget that sloth is also the name of an animal:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloth

  25. Ethan Shuster: Also, don’t forget that sloth is also the name of an animal:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloth

    Ty. I know that.

    There is a hungarian proverb
    Lusta mint a lajhár. – Lazy as a sloth 😀

  26. What’s a guy gotta do to get a comment on one of these. Seriously, I changed the tv set and now I’ve had absolutely 0 comments about this one, either positive or negative. Very disheartening.

  27. McKnight57: What’s a guy gotta do to get a comment on one of these. Seriously, I changed the tv set and now I’ve had absolutely 0 comments about this one, either positive or negative. Very disheartening.

    Personally I’d prefer to keep comments on submissions to an absolute minimum. It makes it a lot easier for me to collate these each week if each comment is an entry and I don’t have to wade through lots of side-conversations.

  28. Jack Zelger

    This one needs no introduction, though you may wonder how Slothman here could really be a superhero at all:
    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx88/jzelger/SlothMan.png

  29. Kaylin88100: On the right hand side of the page the link currently goes to, there’s a box saying “Links”. The second one down says “Direct link”. This is the one you want. Click on the text to copy it. OK?

    Thanks for your help!

  30. Thought I might get this call to arms out before it’s too late.

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

    Yeah, so if anyone wants to help out here, just let me know. I’ll try to keep up with any responses in a timely manner, but, you know – Skyrim.

  31. I had a few ideas but a few people took them already -_- but I was able to come up with one thats a little different for me, I hope you like.

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

  32. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o433/nha247/NHA247-MrSlothPNG.png

    This is my entry! Introducing Mr. Sloth! The worlds most boring superhero!
    He will save the city….. some day!

    -NHA247

  33. SpellCheckingQuill

    Two pics, one for the animal, one for the sin:

    Slothishness (It’s a word! Because I said so!)
    http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7097/quillslothishness.png

    Apathy
    http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8577/quillapathy.png

    I’m ashamed to say that I am very well acquainted with the apathy aspect of slothfulness. You can get me charged up about a cause or something for about… an hour, maybe? And then it ceases to be worth the emotional expenditure, and I go numb my brain in the Interwebs.

  34. Here is my pic for this week. I went with a lazy, poor hygienic looking character who has the power of magnetism. Oh, and of course, his name is METALHEAD!

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/ams/2012/03/ams-METALHEAD-sloth.png

  35. Phatchick: Will this do?
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k24a0NRH-xM/T1pRGd1pubI/AAAAAAAAAV0/ovHJZS4Fms0/s603/Phatchick-forMyro.png

    Hilarious. I’m surprised anyone even took me up on my request, even to produce something basic. Thank you.

  36. http://trooperstorm.deviantart.com/#/d4sc6o9

    should say can some one pass the ammo. I’ll probally update.

  37. MaDPac: Thanks for your help!

    No prob 🙂

  38. Here’s my first entry for this week…I’ve been dragging my feet on this one.
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Teenage_Sloth.png
    Might get another one in, might not.

  39. Entry #1:

    It’s been a while since I’ve entered a robot in a contest, but as you said Jeff, everything is cooler as a robot. Even sloths. And so I present- Robot Sloth!

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/trekkie/2012/03/Trekkie-Robot_Sloth.png

    Based on this picture from Wikipedia: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Bradypus.jpg

  40. Sloth Contest Entry

    I almost missed this contest. I have had a cold and been fairly busy.
    This is the only one I’ve done for sloth. Forgive me it is yet another of my Satyrs.
    But I thought a Satyr could be a good prepresentation of a Slothful person.
    This reminds me of a kid just in college, away from parents and rules and has just become a bit ol’ slobby couch patato. He hasn’t got a hair cut, hasn’t shaved, hasn’t done laundry … and obviously not picked up after himself.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Sloth001a.jpg

    Face:
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Sloth001b.jpg

  41. Here you go Myro
    I did one for you. But was too lazy to put any thought into it, so I just made what I saw 😀

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Sloth002.jpg

    Here is an actual screencap of it on my computer screen
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Sloth002a.jpg

  42. Letter Sinner: Sloth

    Previous Letter Sinners: Wrath, Pride, Greed, Lust

  43. Ironic that this week’s Contest is “Sloth” since I’ve been incredibly busy this week.

    The Lazin’ Cajun (Beauregard Chabelais): Those who wear the voodoo broach transform into the Swamp Lord with power over all its creatures. After some grub and a nap, of course.

    The Lazin’ Cajun

    Close-up

  44. In “The Inferno,” Dante lists the punishment for sloth is the sinner being tossed into a pit of snakes.

    http://freethespam.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/atomicpunk-thepit.png

  45. headlessgeneral

    Entry #1(and probably my only entry)

    Sloth was a young telepath/telekinetic with the potential to be the most powerful being on the planet. Luckily she would rather spend her time sleeping than destroy the world.
    She wasn’t so much as recruited by Sin as just taken without putting up a fight. She was taken for the sole purpose of being a power battery for Gluttony, who is a power siphon.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82680&d=1331515100

  46. Kikimora: Slavonic goddess who punished lazy mothers by tormenting their children.

  47. Second entry:
    http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6871/kytsloth2.png
    Title: dino sleeper
    (record: worked under one hour… oh i am too lazy)

  48. back after a long hiatus with something funny, quick and simple:
    Sloth Sluggish Sleeping Cyber Snail:
    http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab175/KingSlaughter/Kingslaughter_Sloth_Sluggish_Sleeping_Cyber_Snail.png