Character Of the Week……?

You know, it's an odd feeling when you're happy that you've got a group of people doing their absolute best to make life difficult for you. Because that's how I felt deciding this weeks COTW. Honestly. Just to give you an insight into how I do this post, on Thursday evening I sit down and go through all of the galleries that have been posted on in the forums from the week and open up all the pictures that I could do in new tabs, so I can just click through and compare them (plus then I can just copy the link into the Add Media box for the picture). Not including this tab, I've got 10 tabs open at the moment, each containing a COTW worthy picture. How am I meant to decide?

I mean, at the moment I'm so torn. Just looking through them all you've got the amazing block lighting from Yautja's FireAnt character which is just staggering and complements the flat, earthy colours of the costume so well. But then you've got Candruth with her standard, high, high standard in shading and attention to detail (just look at the reflection of the character in the blades). But then AMS comes along with some truly stunning shading of his own, plus some crazy body shaping and gorgeous water effects. And then we have Ubiquitous Pixel with one of the most intense action poses I've seen done in Heromachine. You've got cool costuming from Funkmachine and Son4, great shading from Linea and Anarchangel and horrifying creepiness from Lull-carae. Plus Jeimuzu seems intent on making me quit heromachine by being just too awesome to handle. So who do I choose?

*A long, long time later*

Dammit you lot why do you have to be sooo good.

I have reached a decision. Even though there's only one of me, the vote wasn't unanimous, but we're gonna go with it. I'm gonna say this weeks COTW is Spirit Of Spartacus by Ubiquitous Pixel. The chest may look a little odd and it might be a bit rougher round the edges than some of the other candidates, but I dunno, even amongst such distinguished company, this was the one I kept coming back to.

Gallery: My Collection of Creative Imagination

Also Awesome This Week

AMS- Flood

Gallery: Planet AMS

Anarchangel- Ifrit

Gallery: Anarchangel's Archive

Candruth- Feray (COTW Joint Silver Medal)

Gallery: Candruth's Characters :3

Funkmachine- Emilie

Gallery: Funkmachine's Art.

Jeimuzu- Cicada Noir

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Gallery: Jeimuzu's World

Linea24- Serena

Gallery: Linea24's Astra Universe

Lull-carae- Stop Screaming Already And Kiss Me Silly Human (*Title Of The Week Award*)

Gallery: Lull-carae's works

Son4- Blood

Gallery- Son4's Remix Request Line

Yautja- The Fire Ant (COTW Joint Silver Medal)

Gallery: Yautja's Works


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12 Responses to Character Of the Week……?

  1. Avatar headlessgeneral says:

    All of these are awesome. Love them all.

    Man, I wish I had a computer to heromahine on again. I really miss it.

  2. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    @headlessgeneral- Yeah, we miss you too

  3. Yautja Yautja says:

    Thanks for being featured amongst these great works 🙂

  4. Lull-carae Lull-carae says:

    Epic intensity at this point breaks all laws of the universe i know! 😀
    Congratulations to all those who get here 🙂

    @Everyone: Let’s suprise JR, and do even more epic art on next COTW!
    @JR: Thanks for “Title Of The Week Award” ^^

  5. JR19759 JR19759 says:


    @Everyone: Let’s suprise JR, and do even more epic art on next COTW!
    @JR: Thanks for “Title Of The Week Award” ^^

    I’m gonna die of a head explosion aren’t I?
    Oh and y’welcome

  6. Lull-carae Lull-carae says:

    @JR: I hope not ;_;

  7. Avatar Arioch says:

    Another instance of great CotW! Yeah! 🙂

    Congrats and thanks to everyone!

  8. Avatar Herr D says:

    That really is the best title I’ve seen in a while, Lull! Good work, all of you.

  9. Ubiquitous Pixel Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Wow, such an honor and a good way to start a Friday with a smile! Thanks:)! And I have to say the chest is a little rough, but in all honesty, it was a new approach to making something, experimenting if you will! I’m glad it was noticed and only pushes me to better myself, especially for the positive renforcement it gives! Taking risks has its privileges and so does watching Spartacus on Netflix! And to all that were mentioned, it’s an honor to be amongst you.

  10. Avatar Vectorman316 says:

    I love to see how people up the ante each week!

  11. asubtledagger28 asubtledagger28 says:

    People have been busy kickin’ butt this week on HM. Nice work everyone, these are really great and show a real dynamic range of what HM can be used for. I don’t know how many hours you put into this stuff JR or when or if you sleep but I do know that we are all grateful. Great work machiners, can’t wait to see what comes forward next week. Seems like the community is on a real roll.

  12. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    @asubtledagger- not even I know how many hours I put into this. But I can tell you that I’ve been awake since 5:30am today and it’s now 11.20pm where I am and yesterday I went to bed at 2.30am to get up again at 6.00am and I was up until near midnight doing this post, so yeah, I should probably sleep, but I’m on my Batman grind.