Character Design Challenge #317 – Once Upon A Time

Your Character Design Challenge this week is to create an original and unique take on a character from a classic fairy tale.

There is no limit on number of entries this week. Please follow the instructions below for naming your files.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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 warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,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 filesas [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).

This contest will close on Sunday, April 16th at 9:00am Eastern.

8 Responses to Character Design Challenge #317 – Once Upon A Time

  1. PrimeLionstar PrimeLionstar says:

    We all know the tale of how Fairy Godmother came to Cinderella and helped her dreams come true. But what if Fairy Godmother wasn’t the benevolent fairy everyone thought she was? What if she wasn’t even a fairy? What if she was only a puppet with something far more sinister and demonic pulling the strings and tricking you into giving away your soul for every wish granted? Behold: The Terrible Truth About The Fairy Godmother

  2. PrimeLionstar PrimeLionstar says:

    In modern times, Huntsman is the name you call when you either want someone to disappear or if you have a supernatural monster you need vanquished. Whether you need someone to permanently disappear or the head of a monster to hang on your wall then Huntsman has the arsenal and he will take care of your needs, for a reasonable price.

  3. PrimeLionstar PrimeLionstar says:

    In an alternate dimension Beowulf, Lancelot, and Robin Hood are the three sole members of a cult known as the Triumvirate. Their goal is purification; to hunt down all supernatural creatures who they deem as not belonging on earth. My final entry for this contest: The Triumvirate.

  4. Avatar Herr D says:

    In the ‘mysterious helpers’ category, the poverty-stricken cobbler’s nightly visitor was interesting. Why would he have been good at making shoes, but have no shoes or clothes of his own? I think reasonably, he was motivated to make soft-soled shoes VERY well because of an innate fear of winding up underneath them . . .

  5. MurrImAButterfly MurrImAButterfly says:

    Hans Christian Anderson’s Mother character from “The Story of A Mother”:
    A quick recap of the story here, as I know it’s a slightly obscure fairy tale:
    Then the more classic and better known Rumpelstiltskin:
    His story:

  6. melmo44 melmo44 says:

    Belle and Adam, or as they’re known to other riders: Beauty and Beast.

  7. Avatar djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.