Character Contest #H07 “The Nature of Wings” Winner



All I can say is wow. Forty-nine entries this week I believe that is the most entries for a contest since I took over for Jeff. They all were great and it was another hard one to judge, I like them all. When I judge a contest one of the things that I look for is how much  the people pay attention to the description of the contest. For an example, the title of this contest was "The Nature  of Wings", hence I was looking for wings that nature provides. Yes I am a true believer of "attention to detail" as a lot of you know already. I have picked out a top ten list  and here they are in no particular order.


ams- The Raven (winged warrior crime fighter)

AMS, did a wonderful job as always. The pose and the color scheme are great. And the shading is above and beyond.


blaq aries- Gargoyle

Blaq Aries, WOW, that pose is killer. And the background is a very cool design.



dblade- Vrax (demon)

Dblade, you are out of the box with your use of items. Great color and shading as well.


djuby- Faerie

Djuby, this is truly a jaw dropping character. WOW is the only way I can think of to describe it.


Kaldath- Chime (windpuff sprite)

Kaldath, great character design and a stellar background.


Kellkin- The Guardian

Kellkin, simple but very impressive.



Kellkin- The Valkyrie

Kellkin, you did a wonderful job with the character in her arms. Great.


Skybandit- Sayt-N

Skybandit, what can I say, you have been entering some down right wonderful characters.


Tool- Angel Warrior

Tool, great work on bringing together the armor and the wings.


Tool- Eagle Warrior

Tool, another great character, it has a wonderful native feel to it.

But as they say, there can be only one. And this weeks winner is Blaq Aries. Your gargoyle is great and the background makes the character jump off the screen at you. Great job everyone. I'm looking forward to seeing more characters from every Hero Machiner out there.

P.S. Sorry for the short sweet post, I was working outside today and ended up getting blisters on a couple of my fingers and the skin came off. So fingers are raw and it's hard to work the mouse. I'll post all the entries by the end of the week.

12 Responses to Character Contest #H07 “The Nature of Wings” Winner

  1. Jeff Hebert says:

    Great job, everyone! The entries are fantastic, and you did a great job picking your favorites, HK.

    Kudos all the way around!

  2. Blaq_aries says:

    Wow!!!! I never thought I would ever win but I am excited!!!! I am like a kid in a toy store right now, I look forward to the next challenge,thank you

  3. ams says:

    Congrats to Blaq_aries and shout out to Djuby! Great stuff.


  4. djuby says:

    Congrats on a well deserved win.

  5. Nick Hentschel says:

    I gave up, about half a dozen components into my prospective picture: i knew it would never be this good.

  6. headlessgeneral says:

    Congrats, Blaq_aries!

  7. Herr D says:

    Congrats, Blaq. Better tell him to hold still, or no one will believe he’s just a statue.

  8. Hammerknight says:

    Nick Hentschel:
    I gave up, about half a dozen components into my prospective picture: i knew it would never be this good.

    Never give up, you can never tell what someone else might see in your design.

  9. Congrats, Blaq_aries! Lots of action!

    Personal notables:
    djuby’s Faerie – Awesome as always. Especially since blue is my favorite color.
    nha247’s Silver Owl – Solid
    thezestyone’s The Fowl – Too funny

    @Hammerknight: As for “details”… I understand “nature” as a criteria… but you asked for angels, faeries, etc. Just sayin’. ;9

  10. Renxin says:

    ‘Grats Blaq, and a job well done!

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  12. TOOL says:

    Hey I have an idea for a character contest. Why not do an “Anti-Hero” Contest. We have to come up with a character that’s darker, walks the line of good and bad, and or will do what it takes to get the job done. Example : Batman, Ghost Rider, Punisher, Spawn, ect. Well?