Character Contest 87 Winners

We had a ton of great entries for Character Contest 87. Without further ado, here are the ones I thought had something extra special about them. Ladies and gentlemen, your Finalists!

Picking one winner is really tough this time, as so many of these are pure awesome. I want to tip my hat to Skybandit for doing all 24 words and to Marquis Samedi for doing every dinosaur combination. As you can see they did some great work along the way.

Those weren’t the only ultimate contenders, of course, I really liked all of these Finalist entries. But given that everything else is pretty equal, I am going to go with … Skybandit! Specifically, I’m picking “General Dinosaur” because he totally looks like something Stan Lee and Jack Kirby would have done Back in the Day.

Congratulations to ALL of our Finalists, and especially to Skybandit. Great job, everyone!

34 Responses to Character Contest 87 Winners

  1. Congratulations, Skybandit! The General Dinosaur is seriously awesome! Many funny and great entries this week, everyone.

    Now, I’m off to celebrate my first finalist ever with… a cup of hot chocolate! Yay!

  2. Yay! Ninja Wizard is a finalist! Woohoo! :D

    Well done to Skybandit for a well-deserved win, and congratulations to all the other finalists, especially if it’s your first finalist (Dionne Jinn for one), and even more so if it’s your first time entering a contest! (Well done, Logan! And any other first-time entrants.)

  3. Sohier-Legrand

    what is the 88 character design contest ?? hehe ^^
    thanks for my entry in finalist

  4. Thanks, Kaylin. Yeah. My alien general was my first finalist. But that is not really that surprising, since my best works tend not to be original characters, but based on Salgari’s novels (copyrights on the characters expired about 30 years ago, but I still don’t think Jeff wants them to contests)

  5. Gratulation for the all the finalist. I personally gratulate all of the first time nominate. And whose entry first. Gratulate for Skybandit.

    Thanks Jeff for the nominate.

  6. headlessgeneral

    Congrats Skybandit! And great job finalist! There were so many great entries this time. Dinosaurs were a popular topic. I loved all of MarquisSamedi’s, and of course Skybandit’s general. And nha247’s werewolf dinosaur. And barbario’s par of dinosaurs. Cliff’s RedneckRobot and Skybandit’s RobotGolem were a couple other of my favorites. But I think my favorite overall would have to be kytana’s kid portrait. It’s got so much detail and great action and it’s just soo cute.

    Great Job everyone.

  7. Gratulation all, also skybandits many entrys. Very impressive.
    The doktor dino and the cyborg cheerleader are my favourite. Also the wanted picture with the dino, very funny.
    headlessgeneral : Thanks, how i said, it makes fun.

  8. And by the spiritnoriyu i like the colour and the pose.
    Also are very great entrys here.

  9. Thanks Kytana you make an awesome work with the kid group shot.

  10. And the roll of the d28 dice is “24″. Sohier-Legrand (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.

    Soheir-Legrand. It’s time to grab the bull by the tail and the tiger by the horns! It’s time to CHOOSE your art asset and unleash the dogs of Warhol!

  11. Sigh. Until next time, I guess.

    As much as I’d like to have been a finalist myself, what is really sad is that Marquis Samedi’s “Lord Rex” didn’t make it either. It was my favorite.

  12. Great job to all and congrats to Skybandit! Thanks for the finalist nod, Jeff! By the way, what did you mean in your Caption Contest description “any item they like or any portrait to be included in HeroMachine 3′s final release”? Final release???? Cheers!

  13. Sohier-Legrand

    Hello and thank you very much for having selected.
    I am a big fan of the license Assassin’s creed. I would love to see the bands of assassins blade Altair, Ezio, Desmond and Connor

    dblade:
    And the roll of the d28 dice is “24″. Sohier-Legrand (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.

    Soheir-Legrand. It’s time to grab the bull by the tail and the tiger by the horns! It’s time to CHOOSE your art asset and unleash the dogs of Warhol!

  14. I made the finals! Wooo! Congrats to all of the finalists, and thanks to everyone who gave positive encouragement to me and all of the other new contestants. I may not have won, but I sure feel welcome, and that’s infinitely more important to me. Thank you everyone!

  15. several of the ones I liked have not been put on to this, ones I felt were much better then some of these

  16. Thanks, Jeff. I’d like to see a set of military insignia for our future characters: chevrons and rockers for the Noncoms, and Naval officer sleeve stripes. If that’s too easy, you can do shoulderboards too, but I’d be happy with the stripes. Interesting that a third of the finalists were dinosaurs!

  17. Sohier-Legrand:
    Hello and thank you very much for having selected.
    I am a big fan of the license Assassin’s creed. I would love to see the bands of assassins blade Altair, Ezio, Desmond and Connor

    Hey there. I’m not sure I understand the request. Can you please clarify and point me to a online source so I can check it out?

  18. Luckily it’s a free country and you’re more than welcome to your opinion :-)

  19. Marquis Samedi

    Skybandit:
    Interesting that a third of the finalists were dinosaurs!

    That’s because dinosaurs are awesome. Congrats on the win.

  20. Congrats, SkyBandit! General Dinosaur is one of my favorite entries. Lots of great entries, and willkommen to all first-timers!

    Nice works, Marquis Samedi: Captain Dino, Cowboy Dino, Dino Sauron, Doc Dino (X-ray is awesome! And the studious look on the “Doctor’s” face).

    Some more notables (no particular order):
    Meniukas’ Cowboy Dinosaur
    SpellCheckingQuill’s Sorceror Captain
    SkyBandit’s Doctor Cyborg and Robot Golem
    Sohier LeGrand’s Ghost Legion
    Tarkabarka’s Dolly Roger
    Tool’s Werewolf Sorceror
    Trekkie’s Robot Dinosaur

  21. Skybandit:
    Thanks, Jeff.I’d like to see a set of military insignia for our future characters: chevrons and rockers for the Noncoms, and Naval officer sleeve stripes.If that’s too easy, you can do shoulderboards too, but I’d be happy with the stripes.Interesting that a third of the finalists were dinosaurs!

    Usually item prizes are one item, not a whole set. Is there a particular one you’d want to see? And where should I put them? I could see the shoulder boards in Shoulders, and the sleeve stripes in Gloves, I guess. But I’m stumped on the regular insignia … or is that where they’d go, in Insignia?

  22. ams:
    Great job to all and congrats to Skybandit!Thanks for the finalist nod, Jeff!By the way, what did you mean in your Caption Contest description “any item they like or any portrait to be included in HeroMachine 3′s final release”?Final release????Cheers!

    That’s just legalese weasel wordage so if I am late doing these — as I inevitably am — I have an out. So long as I’m done before the final release (whenever THAT is!), I’m clear!

  23. I’ll settle for chevrons, you can make stripes and rockers out of the headbands. About a 2/3rds view in the Shoulder section, just enough to show the point with the rest hidden behind the curve of the arm. I’ll expect them around Thanksgiving, eh? :)

  24. Skybandit:
    I’ll settle for chevrons, you can make stripes and rockers out of the headbands.About a 2/3rds view in the Shoulder section, just enough to show the point with the rest hidden behind the curve of the arm.I’ll expect them around Thanksgiving, eh? :)

    Yes, Thanksgiving of 2013 at my pace!

    So forgive my ignorance, but you want just one chevron as for a private, is that right? So you could stack multiples for the other ranks? And should I do a separate rectangular shoulder board as well to put them on, is that how they’re usually presented?

  25. Happy to see two of my creations made it to the finals!
    Congrats to the winner and all finalists!

  26. Sohier-Legrand:
    dblade,I’d like to see this set ^^
    http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/tolkienhiste/2778758478_1_3.jpg

    I must admit I’m not sure how to approach this one. Basically the view of this gauntlet on the HM3 form will not show the cool under workings of the dagger release. I could simply do the “topside” but this would just be a fancy gauntlet. Or I could rejigger it and make the underside the topside for use in HM3. Any thoughts? Anyone?

  27. I vote to “rejigger it”

  28. ams:
    I vote to “rejigger it”

    Yeah, this would probably be the best route. Besides it could still be used for the underside by repositioning the arm and hand pose.

  29. Congrats Skybandit, great entry!
    Thanks for the finalist mention, and well done to all the other finalists.

  30. Sohier-Legrand

    I vote to “rejigger it” too, dblade ;)

  31. Consider it rejiggered!

  32. unknownblackpaper

    Congrats to Skybandit!

    I will say I miss the comments Jeff, but considering the amount of entries, I can see why

  33. Great work HM Masters!!!