Character Design Challenge 99 Results!

We had lots of great entries for Character Design Challenge 99! Thank you all for sharing your creativity with us.

Unfortunately, the following folks are disqualified for not naming their files properly: StrangerousRex, Maniacmick, Jawsabi, sivad96, Mr. Chowderhead, DarkWarrior076, Overseer, Fennec Bob, BloodlessRose, Josh, ka5zr, jeremythurlow, zdog101, and tackin. If I can’t tell who created it from the file name once it’s downloaded onto my computer, there’s no way for me to give you credit.

Moving on, here are a few of the entries that were my personal favorites:

Kaldath and Tarkabarka/Harlequin routinely use winged creatures in their illustrations and you can see why — all of their entries (not just the couple I picked out to highlight) are really wonderful. I liked JR19759’s use of the wings under the figure’s arms, I thought that was clever and effective. Djuby, as always, gave us a master class in color and design. Jessica’s fire angel also used color in a great way.

I had to laugh at Hammerknight’s and Mad Doctor’s entries, they were really funny. And nice illustrations as well! NHA 247’s use of the spikes as weapons was my favorite part of his piece. And Scatman’s “Shadow Wing” had a very commanding presence.

All of these are great, though. So I’m going to wuss out and not pick an overall favorite. Instead, I’ll leave it up to you to tell me in the comments which one you’d choose as your number 1 favorite and thus escape all responsibility!

Thanks again to everyone who entered, you all did a great job.

25 Responses to Character Design Challenge 99 Results!

  1. StrangerousRex

    Ah well, maybe next time :)

  2. wow 99 – we doing something special for the big 100?

  3. Frevoli:
    wow 99 – we doing something special for the big 100?

    I’ve been thinking about it, and am definitely open to suggestions.

    At this point I’m thinking of doing a “Personal Best” thing, where each person can submit one — and only one — image they’ve created that they consider their best ever, even if it’s been in a contest before.

    But like I said, I’m definitely still open to any ideas you all might have.

  4. All of these are fantastic pieces. off hand, headlessgeneral’s became my instant favorite as soon as i saw it, the the dynamic pose really makes him look like he’s about to dive into action, attacking from the sun, so his enemies can’t see him.

    But really any of these are deserving these are some great artists.

  5. Well, I’m having a hard time with this. I would love to take credit for mine but I’d be lying if I didn’t say there are some who are better. But then I have to choose which one I like best. Hammerknight, I laughed so hard with your “When Pigs Fly”. djuby, “Her name was Lola” is just so well done and hilarious at the same time. Mad Dotor, “Strange Guy” is hilarious. I love the newspaper.

    But I think I’m gonna have to go with Tarkabarka’s Azazel. It was so well done. As I said in earlier comments, I love the way he makes them look so real. And Azazel looks so mischievous that I just wonder what she’s been up to. Not to mention extremely demonic.

    My vote is on Tarkabarka’s Azazel, Jeff. And thanks for the honorable mention! Can’t believe I made it!

  6. headlessgeneral

    Thanks, Jeff, for including me in this group of fine illustrations. And thanks Calvary_Red for the kind words.

    Overall, I think djuby’s is my favorite. It’s very original and very well executed. I love everything about it.

  7. My favourite is headlessgeneral’s “unnamedflyingtechguy”…and no…not because he liked mine. I think the colour work is great and God knows I love a good “glow”!

    Thanks for including me in this group. I thought all the submissions were fantastic. So much creativity here.

  8. Scatman’s Shadowing

  9. Out of Jeff’s finalists, my pick is djuby’s “Her Name Was Lola:” great pose, incredible costume, light and shade, Barry Manilow reference.

    Personal favorite is a toss-up between Harlequin’s “Little Devil” and Moognation’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” Harlequin’s has the unique pose and signature-style. Moognation’s is steampunk perfection right down to the grease smudges.

    Personal finalists:
    djuby’s “Too Close”
    Jessica’s “Demon of Darkness”
    Kytana’s “Wing Fight”
    livewyre’s “Eagle Feather”
    SkyBandit’s “Patriot”
    Sutter Kaine’s “Pazuzu”
    TheZestyOne’s “Tooth Fairy”
    Trekkie’s “Eagle”

    Honorable Mentions:
    jr19759’s “Sperare”
    SpellCheckingQuill’s “Winged Victory”

    Great Works, but not original to the Challenge:
    headlessgeneral’s “unnamedflyingtechguy”
    Kaldath’s “Silver-Owl” and “Tengu-Power-Armor”
    Scatman’s “Drone”

  10. Gratulate everyone whose enter. Everyone made a great piece or pieces.

    For uniqulity – Kytana and PloughedJester picture for me what i really like it. Great executions and works.

    In the honorally mention list Headlessgeneral. Great attempt for the steel effect.

  11. Jeff Hebert: en thinking about it, and am definitely open to suggestions.

    Hmmm Like the simple the best contest. I think this is a great idea.

  12. I can see why Jeff didn’t want to pick a favorite. Good work, everyone.

  13. I’m brand new to all this, how exactly do I name the files properly? Thanks and all the illustrations are terrific!!!!

  14. @ka5zr, when you save the file to your computer – save it as your name-picture name

    Example
    ka5zr-wingedgoliath

  15. I think Hammerknight wins for saving every geek’s love life!

  16. ka5zr:
    I’m brand new to all this, how exactly do I name the files properly? Thanks and all the illustrations are terrific!!!!

    Read Jeff’s instructions on file naming at the top of every contest announcement.

  17. Mr. Chowderhead

    Everyone did a tremendous job on all their creations! All of these are fantastic and it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite but if someone were to point a gun to my head, I have to go with Headlessgenerals UnnamedFlyingTechGuy. There is just something that really makes that character shine. Like I said though, everyone did a fantastic job and everyone should be proud of there creations!

  18. Hey Jeff 4 the 100th contest How about a supernatural (and actual) being like a chupacabra, archangel, or somethin’

  19. maybe contest 100 could get a prize like before? since its a milestone. like 125 or 150 would as well

  20. Um, Jeff, are you going to be posting who won this? Just a thought but some of us might like to know…

  21. Jessica:
    Um, Jeff, are you going to be posting who won this? Just a thought but some of us might like to know…

    There is no “winner”, I liked all of them and you can decide for yourself which one you’d pick. That was the idea of the “escape all responsibility” line, me wussing out.

  22. Jeff Hebert: There is no “winner”, I liked all of them and you can decide for yourself which one you’d pick. That was the idea of the “escape all responsibility” line, me wussing out.

    Ouch! But then who gets the prize?! *Sigh* I will have to dream of winning a character contest for the future. Not that I was winning…

  23. Unless, of course, we all get a prize… *hint hint, nudge nudge*

  24. Jessica:
    Unless, of course, we all get a prize… *hint hint, nudge nudge*

    Actually I stopped giving prizes for challenges a couple of months ago :-)

  25. Jeff Hebert: Actually I stopped giving prizes for challenges a couple of months ago

    LMFAO!! Really?! Dang! It’s been too long since I was on here! *sigh* So, can I just make a request? *cough cough* female items *cough cough*