Character Contest 86: Better get me a bucket

I’m envious of all the great entries in our last contest so I’m going to be a glutton and combine the last two Seven Deadly Sins into one. You know the drill by now — create something cool using the concepts of gluttony or envy. You might do a green-eyed temptress or a huge fat ogre or Jabba the Hutt getting eaten by a green-eyed temptress. The sky’s the limit! Then we don’t ever have to do these again.


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!

50 Responses to Character Contest 86: Better get me a bucket

  1. I loathe “first” comments with the white-hot fire of a thousand suns.

  2. Third?

    You have to admit, the Seven Deadly Sins on its face was a cool contest idea. But, man, it’s way harder to convey a concept than design a character around a theme or a story.

  3. I havnt been able to enter the last few contest but thankfully i had a few pieces pre made for this contest. They are part of my serial killer themed characters based on the 7 deadly sins

    http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/MScat-Glutteny3.jpg
    i decided this guy had an unending taste for human flesh. While locked up they stapled his stomach so he could not eat. but his hunger remained. Because he does not eat any other foods he is skinny and pale.

    http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/MScat-Envy.jpg
    Envy has the nasty habit of wearing his victims faces.

  4. A note for the mythologically impaired:
    Tiamat was the ocean goddess of the Babylonians, while the horse was the symbol of the Greek’s Poseidon. Hence, she’s envious.

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

  5. LOL Sorry Jeff I was watching Tosh.O the other night and when I got on here I saw I was first and it hit me, so I tried to convey the idea that poped in my head when you said you were making a combo contest.

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

  6. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/180428_10150096084047291_708352290_6411495_276548_n.jpg

    “Ogre.” Ogres are some of the most gluttonous creatures, as evidenced by this one’s weapons that double as eating and cooking utensils

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254111_10150211354897291_708352290_7293664_3823173_n.jpg

    “Big Eater.” The man with the indestructable stomach. The left picture is a regular picture of him. The right is an x-ray of his large and powerful stomach, containing a bomb (which would either be deactivated by his digestive fluids or contained in his incredibly tough stomach), chain, and hook

  7. Wrinkely Walrus

    haha it speaks for it self:P
    -Computer nerd who lives in his moms basement C.N.W.L.I.H.M.B
    http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s491/WrinkleyWalrus/Gamingnerd.png

  8. I want to check it. If i understand well not make only a picture where the theme about gluttony and envy. If i want it i can make separate picture only with the theme envy or gluttony.

  9. Marquis Samedi

    You all know the fable of the dog and its reflection, right? A dog with a bone in its mouth spots its reflection in the water. It opens its mouth to steal that other bone, and thus ends up with nothing.
    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/marquis_samedi/MarquisSamedi-dogfable.png

  10. Tarkabarka:
    I want to check it. If i understand well not make only a picture where the theme about gluttony and envy. If i want it i can make separate picture only with the theme envy or gluttony.

    Either one. It doesn’t have to be both in one image. You can do one for Envy and not do one for Gluttony, or one for Gluttony and not do one for Envy, or separate ones for each, or one with both, whatever you want.

  11. tpetya: Its time to see how good or how bad i am.

    Pretty good pictures, tpetya, but I’m confused as to how they fit the theme. I suppose it could just be me, but can you think about it?
    If they’re not contest entries, you can post them next Friday in our Open Critique day. Hey, you can do that anyway! :D

  12. Kaylin88100: Pretty good pictures, tpetya, but I’m confused as to how they fit the theme. I suppose it could just be me, but can you think about it?
    If they’re not contest entries, you can post them next Friday in our Open Critique day. Hey, you can do that anyway!

    Thank you very much! And yes you have a point i dind read the theme.My bad sorry!I will make new ones ,Lust and Anger for this contest.:)

  13. tpetya: Thank you very much! And yes you have a pointi dind readthe theme.My bad sorry!I will makenew ones ,Lust and Anger for this contest.:)

    It should be gluttony and envy

  14. tpetya:
    Itstime to see how good or how bad i am.

    1: http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u455/tpetya8/tpetya-thor.jpg
    2: http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u455/tpetya8/tpetya-Anini.jpg

    Tpetya feel free to join the forums here on Heromachine.com http://www.heromachine.com/forum/ and start a thread in the Art Gallery to display your Heromachine creations

  15. Thx the advice:)
    And sorry for my mistakes.
    Finally i made an Envy:
    http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u455/tpetya8/tpetya-Envy.jpg

  16. My 2nd entry for Envy and the 3rd one for this contest.

    http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p498/MaDPac2/MaDPac-EnvyEmbrace.jpg

  17. Had this idea kicking around for Envy. Don’t think I’m going to try to zyp this one up or try anything fancier than what I did. The picture should speak for itself.

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

  18. Decided to take on a guy with machine envy. Inspired by the concept of transhumanism. Because…yeah.

    http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/082/6/b/a_god_from_the_machine_by_e350tb-d4to2sf.png

  19. http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3350/kytenvy.png
    Title: The end of a affair
    A Husband kill his wife because she have a affair.
    Is a good example how envy can end.

  20. My first entry for Gluttony. Didn’t get round to entering the Sloth one from this set – guess I was feeling too lazy :D
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Gluttony.png

    Envy coming up, then I might do a combined one.

  21. Entries for “The Letter Sinners” series: Envy and
    Gluttony

    Previous entries: Pride, Wrath, Greed, Lust, and Sloth

  22. My simplest picture ever:
    http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/266/kytgluttony.png
    Title: Boba Fat
    A adage says that we eat with the eyes too.

  23. My second entry this week (my first one was Gluttony).
    Envy:
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Envy.png
    Probably not going to get any more done this week :(

  24. Entry #3

    The Spirit Eater (also called Hungry Ghost) is the deadliest predator in existence. The many mouths in its wings devour the spirit of the prey it hunts down, while it uses its main mouth (the one on its second head) to devour the prey’s body (bones, flesh and all). The Spirit Eater has no nose ears or eyes at all. In place of the conventional senses The Spirit Eater uses a variant on the sense of taste, a sort of hunger sense, to find its prey. It never tires or sleeps and is always hungry. It is said that Spirit Eaters are beings that weren’t meant to exist that accidentally got created by the grand design. Because of this, they have no spirits of their own, so they have a deep void within themselves that can never be filled no matter how many spirits they devour.

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/085/8/f/the_spirit_eater_by_onikagenoken-d4u1ovv.png

  25. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o433/nha247/NHA247-EnvyForBrainsPNG.png

    My entry for Envy, I always thought zombies had a huge amount of envy for brains and flesh of a living person.

  26. REPOST! Sorry first picture was really small

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

    My entry for Envy, I always thought zombies had a huge amount of envy for brains and flesh of a living person.

  27. headlessgeneral

    And now finishing off my super-villain team “The Deadly Sins” are Envy and Gluttony.

    Entry #1

    Envy – Amateur inventor. Wannabee sidekick. Pride’s younger brother.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/headlessgeneral/2012/03/headlessgeneral-Envy.png

    Entry #2

    Gluttony – Power siphon. Loves food. LOVES Power.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/headlessgeneral/2012/03/headlessgeneral-Gluttony.png

    And here’s a group shot I threw together for anyone interested. It’s not the quality I wanted but I didn’t give myself the time to make a good one.
    *not an entry
    http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r558/headlessgeneral/TheDeadlySins.png

  28. I did two entries. One for ecah sin.

    Entry #1
    I took a satyr down the darkest road for Gluttony, thinking what if he would truly eat anything ….
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Gluttony001a.jpg

    Entry #2
    This one can be Envy over a rival’s lover, or an invisable Envy goddess making people envious of another’s lifestyle: CIty vs Nature or Responsibility vs Hedonism or War vs Art, or indeed all at once!
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Envy001.jpg

  29. Envy REPOST
    I tweeked it here and there quite a bit. I gave the human and satyr eyes. Which wasn’t easy for me since the two male faces weren’t in frame during the Close Up.
    All three have green eyes since they are all under the effects of Envy :)
    I have the human sideburns and made his hair blonder, I fixed him cloak so it didn’t cut into his neck.
    The satry how has a mustache and hair on the left side of his face.
    I lightened all of the black torso and arms outlines.
    But I did most work on Envy herself. I gave her seperate features instead of the one click face so I could get more color out of her, I added lip and eye highlights, as well as hair, eye and necklace shadows. I gave her the gold necklace and bracelets as well befitting her temptress status.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/cLIFF_eNVY002.jpg

    Close up
    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/cLIFF_eNVY002B.jpg

  30. ENVY REPOST

    I am so sorry to make more work for you Jeff, but I noticed the satyr’s chest hair was very off center.
    And since the entries are always so awesome, I realize if I am even in the running something like that might hold me back IF I was neck and neck with someone else.
    I am finally about to go to bed, so hopefully no more repost.

    http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/cLIFF_eNVY002-1.jpg

  31. OK folks, thanks for the entries! I’ll be going through them at lunch and posting the results then.