Pop Quiz: Ruffles

Happy Saturday, folks! Your one-day quick-fire challenge is:

Make something using this item from Neckwear!

It could be a hat, or a broach, or a pterodactyl … Ahem. Anything, really, just so long as whatever you come up with incorporates the item into the final illustration. One caveat, though — you can’t use it as Neckwear.

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular contest, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce the winner tomorrow evening (since I’m getting this post up a bit late).

  • 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;
  • 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). Here’s a quick-start guide on how to do that for various image hosting services.

The winner will receive their choice of either one item or one portrait to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 release, or one Sketch of the Day style drawing where you pick the subject and I draw it how I like.

Good luck!

44 Responses to Pop Quiz: Ruffles

  1. Jeff i have a question. It’s fully seen to use this item or not problem to masked. I use this my running project, but only for decoration.

  2. http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u352/DENZIS666/Albannach-PopQuizDemon.png

    Went with a general demon/barbarian idea. Those “teeth” are simply two of those ruffles masked to two heads, with one of the ruffles’ prime colour set to 0 value.

  3. http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9454/fudgeerufflesorcblade.png The dark gray part of the blade is the ruffles.

  4. Charles "Drago" Smith

    Clown Face

  5. Charles \"Drago\" Smith

    clown face

  6. Charles \\\”Drago\\\” Smith:
    clown face

    Where? Which? Who?

    Sorry i think you forgot to link a picture.

  7. Charles, as I’ve said several times now, you need to cut and paste the URL into the message. You can’t put it in your name/email link whatever.

  8. Johnny Gear

    This made sense when I started, hopefully it still does. I used the neckwear item to make the blue and grayish things near the center:
    http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l512/JohnnyGear/JohnnyGear-MoonandSun.png?t=1339271305

  9. This is the Puppet Master!

    http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9023/puppetmaster.png

    Thanks

    -NHA247

  10. maniacmick

    “One caveat, though — you can’t use it as Neckwear.”

    did people forget Jeff said NOT to use it as neckwear?

  11. Tik Tak Tik Tak Here is the clown.

    So i not usually make superheroes. But sometimes i use the program for the original thing what the creator use it.

    The background story for this picture is to i play an MMO where i made a nemesis aka own enemy for my created superhero.

    So my hero is Neuphorya and Her enemy is Agonia. That gives me the idea to make a love scene. But they always fight each other but the love always dismiss the enemy between of two people.
    So i want to catch that moment i hope my effort is success.

    (This is practice and a try to i can make some love scene :D)
    And entry for the pop quiz contest because i use the ruffless. :D

    So here is Love is always Win – aka – Agonia and Neuphorya

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/tarkabarka/2012/06/Harlequin_Love_is_always_Win.png

  12. maniacmick:
    “One caveat, though — you can’t use it as Neckwear.”

    did people forgetJeff said NOT to use it as neckwear?

    I wonder if Jeff might let it slip in these cases because it was also used for other parts of the illustration. It’s his call though.

  13. It could be a hat, or a broach, or a pterodactyl …

    Not sure when or if I can get to the contest today, but I have to give Jeff props on the Airplane quote.

  14. Ruffles = clowns = evil clowns = murderous evil clowns = Sweet Tooth = weaponized ice cream truck = http://www.majhost.com/gallery/bobobo1/Rorschach/jack-clowncar_copy.png

    >:D

  15. Oops! Sorry i seem to have misread the rules about using it as neck wear. Sorry Jeff!

  16. It’s Alisha the Clown! She has the power of random powers…so better be careful around her… you never know what might happen next!

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/superfan1/2012/06/Superfan1-Alisha-the-Clown.png

  17. @Harlequin, dad gum, give a guy a chance would ya LOL

  18. Some cross-pollination should never be allowed. The Snapbloom achieved semi-sentience and will begin dropping seeds soon. WHERE’S THE DDT!?

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/snapbloom.jpg

    Call a cropduster, quick!

  19. Ploughed Jester

    Ruffles was kind of tough to come up with something I liked. An interesting first quick-fire challenge to say the least. I did finally manage to settle on something I liked though. I looked to a bit of my own life and hobbies to come up with this one; the Irish dancer.

    http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s435/PloughedJester/PloughedJester-IrishDanceOutfit.png

  20. Harlequin:
    Tik Tak Tik Tak Here is the clown.

    So i not usually make superheroes. But sometimes i use the program for the original thing what the creator use it.

    The background story for this picture is to i play an MMO where i made a nemesis aka own enemy for my created superhero.

    So my hero is Neuphorya and Her enemy is Agonia. That gives me the idea to make a love scene. But they always fight each other but the love always dismiss the enemy between of two people.
    So i want to catch that moment i hope my effort is success.

    (This is practice and a try to i can make some love scene )
    And entry for the pop quiz contest because i use the ruffless.

    So here is Love is always Win – aka – Agonia and Neuphorya

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/tarkabarka/2012/06/Harlequin_Love_is_always_Win.png

    That’s beautiful.

  21. I was going to do a clown/jester type character then everyone and their brothers mother it seemed made what I was going for so I decided to take a route of a kinda elizabethan theme but it was really me so I darkened it up and kinda used a few fimiliar notes. See what you think about this. I haven’t seen anything else on here yet like mine so I think I may be in business :D

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

  22. drummergirl4

    Jack:
    Ruffles = clowns = evil clowns = murderous evil clowns = Sweet Tooth = weaponized ice cream truck = http://www.majhost.com/gallery/bobobo1/Rorschach/jack-clowncar_copy.png

    >:D

    It’s like a marriage of Herbie and Airwolf!

  23. Thundersong

    Heyla!

    Hope not too late for my entry! Took awhile again…the layering and then the patterns…of course the “Mundane” world interfered also where I had to go to work. So, here she is, Lady Midori-San.

    http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/Healingbear/Thundersong-LadyMidori-San.png

  24. RobM, your prosciutto, if it was neckwear, and Myro’s meatshield are the first ingredients in Sir Gaga . . .

    Harley! I showed “Love Always Wins” to the wife. She liked it and only realized it was amazing when I told her hm3 has no backs.

  25. @Tool – Dad Gum – what means? – And i give in chance in my fantasy but the game no chance always attack his minions :D

    @Robm – Thanks

    @Herr D – Thank you.
    In HM the border of the creativity is the stars in the sky. I glad to like your wife.

  26. Kytana, I’m so sorry, but you missed the deadline by about an hour :-(

  27. @Arioch – Thank you.

    The answer is:
    Don’t ask the trick for a magician. :D

    But correctly. I see a base pose in a picture. I built up the body pose and I made the headshapes with insignias. I do this mostly now with the last few months.

  28. Kytana: http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6233/kythamburger.pngTitle: Tasty Burger

    Fun design. I didn’t think of using the ruffle as lettuce.