Pop Quiz: Fall

Happy Saturday, folks! The colors have changed here in Colorado, and my wife and I will be taking them in while on a hike today. So your one-day quick-fire challenge is to create an awesome image using the leaf aura from ItemRight-Energy:

You can use it once or a hundred times. It can be front and center as the main centerpiece, or a background element, so long as at least one copy is in there somewhere.

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 challenge, but instead of a whole week I'll announce my favorites some time tomorrow. Here's how to make an entry:

(Click to embiggen.)

I'll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you're allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

32 Responses to Pop Quiz: Fall

  1. ams ams says:


    Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all the Canadian machiners! I’m thankful that there is this amazing program and forum where all these great ideas get shared. Cheers.

    Jeff, enjoy the hike!

    End Hijack.

  2. Avatar Just Joe says:

    *dumb ‘Murican accent*

    What’re ya talkin’ about, ams? Thanksgivin’ ain’t fer another month and change.

    (I’m kidding. Seconded the Happy Canadian Turkey [or whatever you eat this weekend] Day Sentiment.)

  3. Avatar djuby says:

    This is Cerelia, the Goddess of Autumn.
    Cerelia is the keeper of the Cauldron of life.
    She is wise with the knowledge of her experiences.
    She should always be listened to, and respected for this knowledge.
    Cerelia is responsible for easing the transition,
    from summer into winter.
    She is the weaver and fabric of destinies,
    past, present and future.


  4. Avatar JR19759 says:

    My entry.

    Vampyrist I wish I’d thought of that idea, that’s so awesome.

  5. Avatar Joe says:

    Beep Beep Boop Boop.


    Here’s mine: http://i.imgur.com/XEZT8.png

    Also, Chisoph, you need to rename your file so that it’s titled properly to be eligible.

  6. Avatar Joe says:

    Quite magnificent, Trekkie. Love the atmosphere in that one.

  7. Avatar Herr D says:

    At a table maybe written about by Pratchett, an alchemist is wanting to spice up Autumn. He’s out for a break so the stirring won’t give him a repetitive motion injury.


  8. Avatar Keith_Kanin says:

    What I have here is an opportunity to display one of my first Hero Machine creations with an updated version for the contest.

    Original: http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y493/Keith_Kanin/ElaynaPortrate_zps3326934f.jpg

    Updated Version: (This one is for the contest) http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y493/Keith_Kanin/Keith_Kanin-Elayna_zps7c21ec0a.png

    Feedback is always welcome.

  9. Melmo44 Melmo44 says:

    My entry is also an updated version of an earlier design.

    A priestess of the old religion, the Demetra communes with the spirit of nature itself. Her song can bring forth plants of various kinds, and she is often a healer. Her signs of office are her shimmering gown and facial tattoos, gifts given upon her initiation.

  10. Avatar jeremythurlow says:

    The effects of male pattern baldness for a tree Ent


  11. Avatar MrVampire says:

    Autumn Nymph


    First one after gettig back from holidays. Been looking for an excuse to make something like this, thanks Jeff.

  12. Avatar Just Joe says:

    Autumn Fall.


    Harlequin, I absolutely love that picture.

    I was trying to deconstruct it in my head and find some glaringly obvious reason to hate it (to justify my jealousy), but I couldn’t. The only thing I can find that’s even a little bit off is the slightly Liefeld-esque (and I know it’s due to the program, not your amazing art skills) sword/hilt/tsuba alignment, but even that makes my brain say “YAY, COMICS!!!”.

    So, yeah. Well done and a half.

  13. Avatar Kytana says:

    For the contest i have no time but i make for this weekend a picture.
    Title: Autumn is coming or Sunset on Autumn
    of german like link: Herbst = Autumn

  14. Avatar Kaylin88100 says:


    Oh. Wow. Shading! 😮

    Honestly, that is among the best pieces I’ve seen for shading/colouring of the human figure. I can’t even begin to imagine the number of layers needed for that kind of work!

  15. Avatar JR19759 says:


    I can’t believe you actually did that on Heromachine. That’s incredible

  16. Avatar Iscarioto says:

    Kytana and Trekkie, your pieces are beautiful! Really invoking that sense of Autumn wonder!

  17. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    The challenge is now closed! Results momentarily.

  18. Jeff Hebert:
    The challenge is now closed! Results momentarily.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAIT! One more entry? PLEASE?