Character Design Contest ♯97- The 200th

Now, I'm very excited about this one.

For those of you who haven't quite figured it out yet, this week marks the 200th Character Design Contest on the Heromachine blog, counting all of the contests hosted by Jeff, Hammerknight and myself. And, since the 100th CDC was a best-of contest, lets make this one the same.

The rules are simple. Each person gets ONE entry and one entry only. The original submission rules apply, so that's the rules on file naming that were in place when Jeff ran the contests (which will be listed below). You cannot enter a piece that has won a contest before, or made it onto a poll, however, previous contest entries are otherwise allowed. Any entries that do not conform to these rules will be disqualified, and I'm going to be being very very picky about this. ALL the entries will be put into the poll for the week, I have absolutely no say in who goes on the poll, if you enter you're guaranteed a shot at the win and the prize.

Now what is the prize I don't hear you ask because I'm typing this in advance of it being posted. Well, in addition to the usual dblade patented Whiz Bang Item, your winning entry will be immortalised in the Heromachine Hall Of Fame alongside the best artworks produced by the greatest heromachiners of all time.

Oh, and just for the record, as I'm not judging for the poll this week, I'm gonna be entering. No prizes for guessing why I'm excited now.

Anyway, as I've already said, only one entry per person, and as usual 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: Please make sure you read the contest rules before entering, because it would suck to get disqualified from this contest. Have fun and good luck to everyone.

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. Please make sure your entries are named properly, because I'm not going to go and rename them all myself. If they're not named properly, they just get ignored, I'm not even going to ask you to rename them, they just get skipped. I've made it plain enough, you don't do it right, it's your look out not mine. Them's the breaks I'm afraid.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or 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] before you upload it. 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

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51 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯97- The 200th

  1. JR19759 says:

    Remember guys, direct links to pictures only, not to hosting pages.
    Anyway, as I said, here’s mine.

  2. Moognation says:

    Hey, not fer nothin’ and not wanting to sound like a complete dick, but as the winner of the first 100 Best contest, shouldn’t my entry be in the HOF? Just askin’…


  3. JR19759 says:

    @Moognation- Good question. Thing is, I’m only doing the HOF thing because I can’t offer any art commissions like Jeff did for the 100th contest (I did ask, but he doesn’t feel up to it as I’m sure everyone is aware from the update he did not so long ago). I would agree that it is odd that the winner of the 100th CDC isn’t in the Hall Of Fame, but then again when we did Character Of The Year last december Jeff put the 2nd place creation in the HOF but not the 1st place creation, so….
    Once we have a winner for this contest, I’ll message him again and ask if I can add yours too. It’s on your forum thread (Moognations Creations) right?

  4. Moognation says:

    Yep. Thanks!

  5. Kicktar says:

    Comodo was created to counter the enemy’s task force of highly trained soldiers and hackers known as Virus. He was created with a self-modifying AI, which, of course, went rogue, and joined forces with the task force.

  6. Lef says:
    This is probably my favourite creation that didnt make it to a poll. So say hello to Ryjin (again).
    Edit: Does this naming page thingie count as my deviantart name differs from my heromachine name :/ ?

  7. JR19759 says:

    @Lef- I’d prefer it if your entry had your Heromachine username on it, because that’s the rules. At the moment it doesn’t qualify. Hopefully this answers the question for anyone else who wants to ask the same question, because I’m not going to answer it again.

  8. JR19759 says:

    @Lef- Read through the instructions in the actual post. The picture guide tells you everything you need to know. The link should look like any of the other three entries (username- entry name). I’m not going to say anything else, because I said I wasn’t going to in the post and I’ve already broken that promise (I suck at being stern).

  9. hawk007 says:

    Dang. You say no characters that have been in polls before. But what if I remake one of my characters? Because Alpha or Omega would be great for this.

  10. JR19759 says:

    @hawk007- the picture you enter can’t have been in a poll before, at no point do I say you can’t enter characters that have been in a picture that have previously been in a poll. So long as a) your entry hasn’t been in a poll before and b) you feel it is truly your best work (that can be entered), then go for it.

  11. hawk007 says:

    Well, I’ll enter, but just for fun. With all the great people here, no way I’ll win unless I do something totally original, unique, and using things in imaginative ways, none of which I’m good at. Still, it’s be fun to see all the characters. May the best creator win!

  12. Linea24 says:

    Really wish I could enter my Aniean picture. But I guess this one will do…

  13. Stulte says:

    Ooops, sorry for the double post.

  14. Torog says:

    Probably my favorite creation to date and most successfully shaded. Here’s Brainbot 1.0.

  15. Midnight Owl says:

    can the pictures be externally edited with a software like gimp or Photoshop, or do they have to be pure heromachine? If not can i at least make a scene with multiple characters interacting with each other and use another program to put it together, like it was allowed in the “smells like team spirit” contest?

    Not sure if i asked this already, but i don’t see it up so..

  16. JR19759 says:

    @Midnight Owl- No, pure Heromachine only for this contest, sorry.

  17. Vampyrist says:

    One quick question: Since the last favorites contest, my favorite has not changed. As a result, it was in the last poll, but did not place too highly. Does this disqualify it?

  18. JR19759 says:

    @Vapyrist- I’d prefer it if you entered something different, but I’m not going to stop you from entering it considering that was a special poll rather than a winners poll.

  19. Lull-carae says:

    No one died from trying, so i shouldn’t die if i will try here.
    Hollow Mother:

  20. RobM says:

    This was a more difficult choice than I imagined, but here’s the one I decided on:
    Waiting for the 9:50 Mars Shuttle to Nix Olympia

  21. Delirious AL says:

    Will there be 5 winners in this one as well?

  22. JR19759 says:

    @DeliriousAl- Maybe not 5. I might add the top 3 to the HOF, but only the winner will get the custom item request prize.

  23. Lull-carae says:

    Hmm, just noticed that DeviantArt added my DA nick to file name. Is that ok, or it will disqualify my entry?
    Btw. when i see other people art’s, i know that this is going to be an interesting competition. I can’t wait to see the result of this.

  24. MaDPac says:

    From my very own Killer Globes collection…
    Here’s Bluntsphere & the Badseeds:
    Back – Bluntsphere
    Middle – Maurice “Bear, the Headhunter” Badseed, Alex “Razor’s Edge” Badseed
    Front – Renzo “Angry Again” Badseed

  25. JR19759 says:

    @Lull-carae- It’s fine don’t worry. Deviantart does that.

  26. CosmicComics (PhasR) says:

    I upload it on Devianart, seem to have a problem with photobucket.

  27. Skoul says:

    I can see why this is more exciting than CDC #100 (probably). I have a feeling this is going to be a close competition, so I Hope I will make it just a little closer with my entry:

    Good luck all!

  28. Skoul says:

    Also, I don’t know if it’s just me but I cant view CosmicComics(PhasR)’s image.

    CosmicComics (PhasR):
    The New Passenger:

    Hope this helps!

  29. CosmicComics (PhasR) says:

    Also, I don’t know if it’s just me but I cant view CosmicComics(PhasR)’s image.

    Hope this helps!

    Yeah thanks I re-upload it just before yours 😉

  30. Stulte says:

    Bah! I triple-checked to make sure my link was for the direct image, but photobucket seems to have changed into it or something.

    Here it is again:

  31. Trekkie says:

    Going with this one, since it’s one of my current favourite pieces:

  32. Jawsabi says:

    Eh. It’s the only one that looks half-decent.
    Mangoliph-Naak. An alien mercenary. (how original, brain.)
    ( I couldn’t find a direct link.)

  33. CantDraw says:

    Nimu vs the Jeweled-Tail Dragon of Anthanor – by the way she’s leaning against the Ignis Gem Shield and holding Alka’s Trident…and as a barbarian warrior, she is wearing only war paint, of course:

  34. Vampyrist says:

    Here is mine, a supervillain who turned out exactly as I envisioned him. Meet Mummy who has the ability to unravel himself.

  35. cliff says:

    Here is my entry
    I was going to do something new after I got out of the hospital from my triple bypass surgery, which went well btw, but MAN I ache and itch and ache some more, then my mouse was acting hinkey for the last two days, and upon re-reading the rules that previously posted entries can be entered if they didn’t make the poll, I thought Stinger was my best bet considering how much I loved the underlit face from the lightning.

    Dennison Grayson aka Stinger

  36. melmo44 says:

    A hard choice, but here goes.
    Naia: deadly and graceful rogue wielding the twin daggers Myrdis Kes (Raging Fire) and Fronath (Ice Brand).

  37. Mad Jack says:

    I was really on the fence choosing between my three favorites (the male Corya’nai, the Invisible Man, and Mr. Arcane), but I chose to go with the one with a HM background (which I do rarely due to my slothfulness). ^^

    So here’s my official submission to this CDC: Mr. Arcane

    I entered him in the Character Design Contest ♯38 – It’s A Kind Of Magic but he didn’t make the poll. (For some reason JR chose my “Technomancer” over him.) Please correct me if I’m wrong… 😉

  38. hawk007 says:

    Here. It cost me around 4 hours and 30 minutes. I won’t win, but it was fun to to make the best one I could. Good luck to everyone else. Anyway, here’s Archmage.

  39. JR19759 says:

    Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. I’m just going to make the poll, I may be some time.