Character Design Contest ♯90- Insect Themed Characters

This weeks challenge does exactly what it says on the tin. You have to create an insect themed superhero or super villain. So we're talking insect inspired powers and costumes. I'm sure you don't need me to give any examples. I know at least one person is going to be very happy with this weeks challenge.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

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52 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯90- Insect Themed Characters

  1. Are only insects allowed, or crustaceous, arachnids and other arthropods will be accepted?

  2. @Starkiller- Yup, those can count as well.

  3. The Mantis:
    http://i.imgur.com/Vtvzyiq.png
    ___________________________________
    Laura Lust was an international thief. A manipulative vamp, using her charm and looks to take advantage of men. Until she got arrested. In exchange for her freedom, she accepted the role of a government hitwoman, with her seductve skills and kung-fu training, especialised in the Praying Mantis style, to kill terrorists and enemies of the country.

  4. Oh, man. I’m going to try very hard not to saturate the contest, but I have a crapload of bug characters.

  5. Damn i put too much time into this one as its the first time i ever shade any of my work and i will consider shading more in the future if this one goes well. This is Bumblebee.
    http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/258/9/a/bumblebee_by_flash99gr-d7za6cb.jpg

  6. “I know at least one person is going to be very happy with this weeks challenge”

    I’m pretty sure you were talking about me there. 🙂
    Yes, I love insect characters to the point where it’s getting a little creepy…. 😀

    Also, can you clarify a rule for me? Specifically the rule about entering characters that have been entered in previous competitions. Does that apply if it’s a new version of a character that’s been used before? I mean I know I’ve used my Dragonfly character in a contest a long time ago but I’ve redesigned him several times since. Would he be eligible to enter this contest if it’s a new image of the same character?

  7. In the meantime, I’m going to enter a couple of other characters. I know spiders aren’t technically insects (arachnids) but you said they were allowed so….

    International jewel thief and troublemaker, The Widow:
    http://theanarchangel.deviantart.com/art/The-Widow-482531483

    Rookie hero on the run, The Web:
    http://theanarchangel.deviantart.com/art/The-Web-482535699

    Insectoid juggernaut and mercenary, The Goliath Beetle:
    http://theanarchangel.deviantart.com/art/The-Goliath-Beetle-478552464

    p.s. Sorry if I’m doing the links wrong. I’ve never linked from deviantART before. I normally use the forums for this kind of thing but…Insert obvious point here.

  8. @Anarchangel- How did you guess 😉 As for the rule query, I think it’s ok just as long as it’s not the version entered into a previous contest. The picture can’t have been entered, the character is fair game as long as it’s noticeably different to the version entered previously.

  9. Here’s my first entry, the mad villain Wasp. He and his brother got caught in the crossfire of a radioactive blast and it activated their powers completely. While most people’s powers grow over time, like a dimmer switch, the two of them had the switch thrown completely on. The pain of his skin hardening into plates and wings bursting from his back drove Wasp mad.
    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/258/e/5/vampyrist_wasp_by_vampyrist1042-d7zax9a.png

  10. Bro, can the character be hot???
    and sexy???
    I believe nudity is not permitted??

  11. @Ali Raza- You’re correct nudity is not permitted. You’re welcome to try to make your characters “hot and sexy” but keep in mind nothing too suggestive or overly sexualised.

  12. Guys step back the bull-king is in the house.
    I have a few ones for this contest.
    First- Dr Insectoid. http://pmd-warrior.deviantart.com/art/Dr-Insectoid-482674902 – this is were u will find out what I mean with bull-ant king
    Second- Emerald. http://pmd-warrior.deviantart.com/art/Emerald-475933951 – A girl with the magic of a butterfly.
    Third- Dragonfly. http://pmd-warrior.deviantart.com/art/Dragonfly-460729268. Just a basic character
    Forth- Brazilin Spider King. http://pmd-warrior.deviantart.com/art/Brazilen-Spider-King-460721033 one of my favourite characters I have done

  13. He might not be young anymore, but he’s still THE GRASSHOPPER!

    http://i.imgur.com/hKDu8YI.jpg

  14. Teenage tech genius Tye Turner, learns that his building’s super is a legendary Ninja master cursed with immortality crime fighting mayhem insues….

  15. How do we get it to you?

  16. @The Creator- Same way as always, post the pic in an image hosting site then post a link to the image in a reply to the contest.

  17. The Stinging Mantis, a Warbot built by Jeffersonite Industries.

    http://images46.fotki.com/v1611/photos/9/3278209/13009693/SkybanditInsectoid1-vi.png

    Victor Jefferson IV, AKA Moth-Man, owns Jeffersonite Industries.

    http://images51.fotki.com/v278/photos/9/3278209/13009693/SkybanditInsectoid2-vi.png

  18. Well, so much for my chances of winning…

  19. Congratulations, Skybandit. I’m pretty sure the Stinging Mantis just won this contest. 🙂

  20. But just for the hell of it, here’s a new character,

    Luna Moth:
    http://theanarchangel.deviantart.com/art/Luna-Moth-482768247

  21. The name suggests he’s soft and cuddly, but the mane proves to be fatal. Hiding underneath all of that luscious, venom-filled hair are stacks of razor-edged blades that are tipped with poison. Fortunately for him, his locks are stab and slash resistant. I introduce to you, The Furry Puss Caterpillar!

    http://i.imgur.com/6xT5vLs.png

  22. http://achillies228.deviantart.com/art/Hm3-beta-483114934

    First time entering a contest normally just played for myself, figured i’ll try this out- my submission is a warrior from a planet who kills giant bugs I named him Lurker I don’t really know why

  23. Here’s Hourglass: http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w597/SeanWilkinson84/Clockwork/Timedrop23-Hourglass_zpse4045484.png
    Following the events of the Plague story arc, Lucifer claimed Lena Black’s soul and turned her empty shell into the new Horseman of Pestillence. With the help of a demon named Fire, Lena’s soul escaped from Hell and returned to Earth where she took a new form and a new name: Hourglass.
    As Hourglass, Lena has discovered that she has the ability to summon and control any demon that would be eligible for this contest. She uses this power to help people, but don’t make her angry because she just might go poltergeist and slaughter everyone she lays eyes on.

  24. After a friendly challenge from Anarcangle on my DA page I decided to do another entry and take it up a notch. But there is no way I will be able to come up with as many concepts as him, that guy is obsessed with bugs.

    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/261/c/d/battlebug_by_son4-d7zn69b.png

  25. son4:
    After a friendly challenge from Anarcangle on my DA page I decided to do another entry and take it up a notch. But there is no way I will be able to come up with as many concepts as him, that guy is obsessed with bugs.

    It’s about quality, not quantity and I’m pretty sure you’ve got me beat on that front. 🙂

  26. son4:
    After a friendly challenge from Anarcangle on my DA page I decided to do another entry and take it up a notch. But there is no way I will be able to come up with as many concepts as him, that guy is obsessed with bugs.

    Bro,… your work is awesome but, it includes stuff that is not available on Heromachine…
    no offence but, isn’t that against the rules?

    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/261/c/d/battlebug_by_son4-d7zn69b.png

  27. (character)
    http://dark4prince.deviantart.com/art/Widow-482711644?q=gallery%3ADark4Prince&qo=0

    (portrait)
    http://dark4prince.deviantart.com/art/Widow-Portrait-482711624?q=gallery%3ADark4Prince&qo=1

    Widow…as the name suggests…her husband… or should I say husbands die…tragic deaths…leaving this cruel world, leaving her lonely, in her gloomy cave…
    Men are attracted to her by her fragrant poison, which can be sensed by men by over a mile, while a woman’s physiology will not even smell it from a few yards…
    Men that arrive at her cave are tested by her.
    If she disliked them, they would be devoured.
    and if she approves a man, which is not very likely, she will mate with him, and bear his children…
    But, that is not all, the chosen man shall stay in the cave till the eggs hatch, and then shall feed the children, feed them his own limbs, skin, eyes…in short, everything… leaving only a skeleton which becomes a playground for the little spiders…
    Because of the remoteness of the cave, very few men ever arrive, and only a few animals are hardly available near the cave, to deal with this situation, the Widow enjoys a meal involving her own children…
    Hey.. don’t be scared, it’s only an urban legend…

  28. Scorpion:
    Bro,… your work is awesome but, it includes stuff that is not available on Heromachine…
    no offence but, isn’t that against the rules?

    I don’t see anything in that picture that can’t be done/ found in heromachine, so it’s okay for me.

  29. Your right J everything I have posted so far has been done completely in HM , I guesse I should take Scorpion’s comment as a compliment though

  30. JR19759: I don’t see anything in that picture that can’t be done/ found in heromachine, so it’s okay for me.

    JR19759: I don’t see anything in that picture that can’t be done/ found in heromachine, so it’s okay for me.

    then I got alot to learn 😉
    are there tutorials for HM???

  31. Scorpion:
    then I got alot to learn 😉
    are there tutorials for HM???

    There are a few on the forums, but unfortunately they’re down at the moment. There are some old ones quite a way back on the blog, so you could try searching them on the search panel in the sidebar. Really, I’d just say wait until the forums are back up and have a look around then.

  32. Insect Entries

    #1 – Yellowjacket

    Since I did Dennis Grayson aka Stinger for Everyday

    Heroes, I had to do Yellow Jacket for my home school as

    well.

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Insects_YellowJacket001_zps4dc450e5.jpg

    Portrait
    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Insects_YellowJacket001b_zps1da87e30.jpg

    #2 – Agent Ladybug

    (Three things inspired this, the Insect contest of course,

    Bug’s Life showing not all ladybugs are female, and Capt

    America’s sheild strapped to his back)

    Andrew “Andy” Latreille aka Agent Ladybug

    Andrew is a government agent. He also happens to be

    gay. Which he gets some good natured razzing about it

    from some of the straight Agents.
    The Agency equipped him with a ear

    reciever/microphone
    fire proof suit,
    firearms
    and a shield made of a new alloy.
    On a mission the shield saved his butt.
    His friends razzed him about hiding behind a shield

    calling him “Lady”
    when he saw the bullet scratches on the shield he

    decided to accept the razzing and use it right back, and

    painted over the bullet hits with black and called himself

    Agent Ladybug much to the chagrin of the Agency

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Insects_Ladybug_zps9e883b7a.jpg

    #3 – Dung Beetle

    Doug Betters was a little guy in a poor neighborhood. His name might have been named Betters, but he wasn’t. Everyone ignored him or put him down.
    He never felt good about himself, had a massive case of low self-esteme.
    Then one day he found a gold scarab.
    Suddenly he grew 2 1/2 feet and put on massive amounts of muscle growing incredible strong and resiliant.
    Sadly his mental accuity didn’t grow as well. Instead of calling himself The Golden Scarab or something like it. He became the Dung Beetle.

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Insects_DungBeetle001_zps84b6bcba.jpg

    #4 – Swarm

    I’ve had this character as a teen for a long time, but this

    is a redesign of him some years older.
    Odie Harris aka Swarm
    He dreamed in a field that a fairy came and bestowed his

    powers, whether it was true or not, when he woke up he

    had wings and could communicate and control

    dragonflies.

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Insects_Swarm001_zpsa35a89de.jpg

    #5 – Brown Recluse

    Rex Brown aka Brown Recluse
    A down on his luck guy, he lost his job, his wife. his self

    respect.
    For money he signed up for an experimental drug.,
    an experiment that went wrong.
    He escaped the doctor’s lab, now he tries to hide himself

    in the alleys and sewers, helping people from bullies,

    theives, muggers, rapist and killers when he can.

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Insects_BrownRecluse001_zps4d7f83b8.jpg

    #6 – The Scorpian

    Scorpian battle suit

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Insects_Scorpian001_zpsbd5a394a.jpg

  33. OK guys this weeks contest is closed. The poll will be up shortly.