Character Design Challenge #330 – Wingin’ It!

Your CDC this week is to create an original character of your choosing. Catch #1 is that you must include  pieces found in Items – Backplane – Wings as part of your design. Catch #2 is that you cannot use them as actual wings.

Please note than unlike previous CDCs which would close at 9 am the following Sunday, this challenge closes at 9 am eastern on Saturday, July 22.

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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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).

*Please Note*

This contest will close on Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

 

36 Responses to Character Design Challenge #330 – Wingin’ It!

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  2. @ djuby, or anyone who can help
    It’s been a while, since I usually used Photobucket to upload to the post to the forums,
    I forgot how to get the direct pic link when you post it on the HM Forums,
    can you please help,
    I’ve already finished my entry.

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  3. @cliff
    Right click on picture attachment
    Open in new window
    Copy and paste the link address into your post.

    Hope this helps.
    JR…or anyone else…feel free to chime in.

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  4. Ido Merchav

    https://imageshack.com/i/pmYMel5vj

    and straight to the picture: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/8715/YMel5v.jpg

    so the crystailer (combination of crystal and impaler) is a real monster, pretty evil too. some kind of a rock-dragon with sharp and strong crystal growing out of his body.
    the “wings” here are his “blades’ on the hands.

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  5. Okay, this is quick and silly, but I saw it in my mind almost instantly, while reading the challenge.

    Present, that great magician, Monsieur Fetherhaire:

    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-M.Fetherhaire.png

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  6. Rekulhs Nathe:
    Green Hawk
    http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Rekulhs/media/hm3-beta%208_zpsvdwljy0o.png.html

    “All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, DeviantArt, or whatever – Please do not use Photobucket)”;

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  7. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    djuby:

    What’s wrong with photobucket plenty of people have used it before? Alright guess I try to post it here.

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  8. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    Green Hawk
    https://imageshack.com/i/pmOpvbbxp
    Alright I couldn’t figure out how to put it on heromachine so I just used imageshack

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  9. Rekulhs Nathe: What’s wrong with photobucket plenty of people have used it before? Alright guess I try to post it here.

    Photobucket has decided to become a fee-to-host website and their new policy means that if you want to share your pictures that are hosted on the site on any other websites you have to pay a $400 fee per year, otherwise they will be unviewable (all we see is a picture saying “Please Upgrade You Account To Enable 3rd Party Hosting” whenever we click on one of your links). This of course means that the djuby can’t see any pictures posted on photobucket unless the person who posted has paid the $400 for the privalage of photobucket letting them show their work, which doesn’t seem worth it really does it? So, basically, unless you want to spend $400 on entering a years worth of contests, I wouldn’t use Photobucket anymore.

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  10. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    JR19759: Photobucket has decided to become a fee-to-host website and their new policy means that if you want to share your pictures that are hosted on the site on any other websites you have to pay a $400 fee per year, otherwise they will be unviewable (all we see is a picture saying “Please Upgrade You Account To Enable 3rd Party Hosting” whenever we click on one of your links). This of course means that the djuby can’t see any pictures posted on photobucket unless the person who posted has paid the $400 for the privalage of photobucket letting them show their work, which doesn’t seem worth it really does it? So, basically, unless you want to spend $400 on entering a years worth of contests, I wouldn’t use Photobucket anymore.

    Ah I see thank you for imfroming me for now on i’ll just use imageshack

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  11. @Rekulhs Nathe- Why not use the forums? You can get feedback on your work, share ideas with other creators and there’s a load of custom items/ poses that people have posted for anyone to use.

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  12. Agreed…the forums are great and the feedback you receive as an artist is really valuable.

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  13. Jason Thees:
    Shrike
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FCCvy_-RXKWDlxX0xwVmdIQWs
    I used a snipping tool to save your entry. When I tried “save as” I could only save it as a web page, not a jpeg or png as outlined in the challenge. In future please make sure that the image is posted as either a jpeg or png.

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  14. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    djuby:
    Agreed…the forums are great and the feedback you receive as an artist is really valuable.

    I would use forums if I had any idea on how to use them.

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  15. Entry #1
    Xenon Lazarev

    I JUST came up with this guy and really like him.
    Thanks for this contest, I probably would have NEVER made this guy

    otherwise

    25 wings in all
    4 wings = hair
    2 wings = sideburns
    8 spider legs = face tattoo
    1 wing = mustache
    1 wing = goatee
    set of wings = shoulders
    1 set metal wings = zipper
    2 sets of wings = X
    wing = laser blaster
    Spider leg = laser cable
    1 fairy wing = laser site
    1 wing = finger guard
    1 wing = hovercycle

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Cliff_WinginIt_X.jpg

    Once upon a time Rajas, Aurora and Xennon Lazarev was a happy family.
    Rajas wanted to be a writer since mem-school, jacking into writing classes and workshops. He wrote articles, short stories, and finally a book. The book did well, real well, getting great reviews and fantastic sales it became a number 1 best seller on the charts almost overnight. Rajas suddenly was spending more actual time with his Editor at lunches and meeting. Rajas had an entourage consisting of a manager, an accountant, a lawyer, publisist, an image consultaant, a personal trainer, massuse, dietician, chef, hair stylist, make-up, manicurist, fashion designors, personaal shopper, photographer and cheuffer.
    The sudden success was not only money but parties, book appearances
    and signings, intervews all over the web and holo-vision, conventions, panel discussions, awards. Almost eveything he did and said was carefully choreagraphed, but he got to hobnob with other top authors, some of his own personal favorites, and he had attained his own star status.
    He was under a lot of pressure to write another book and he wrote a
    sequel and gained more and more buzz and popularity, his editor
    couldn’t be more pleased. Without asking his wife or son, he bought them a mansion and moved them all into it. While they had more room and were living in opulence, Rajas was very rarely at home, or always shut in his office working on the next book.
    Once again Rajas was under the gun to write another book, it stressed him out a bit, but we got it done and the next year he had third book in his trilogy, which had done well in advanced orders alone, outselling the first two books..
    Not only was Rajas spending more time with his editor now but he was als the newest darling of the Publisher and CEO of the company.
    Rajas enjoyed it for a while, but begin to panic, he didn’t have any ideas for a new book, and the more he worried about it, the more he seemed to have writer’s block, luckily six months after the publication of thrid book his first book was considered and accepted to become the first of a series of holomovies.
    Rajas was offered to turn it into a screenplay for the movie
    making a significant and outrageous paycheck.
    When the holo-movie came out, it was a blockbuster. Now he socialized with producers, directors, actors and actresses, composer, musicians, FX men, stuntmen,at company parties. There were flocks of poparazzi
    newpapers, magazines, news, entertainment, talk show circut, web and worldtube.
    Of course there were wild parties full of music, drink, drugs, sex
    Things were happening faster than Rajas could deal wiith. With the drink and drugs were some violent outbursts. The paparazzi paired him up with everyone from the hot younger actress to the male editor of the books. Rumors, inuendo and scandles real and imagined flew around Rajas like flies around rotting trash. This of course effected Rajas’ family life, always being away from his wife and son, all the stories of him sleeping with everyone who had contact with him. After a while he became addicted to the drug stardust which was popular with the celebrities and he became increasingly violent and abusive, getting into arguments with the editor when they pushed him abut a new book, or a director when his screenplay had to be tweaked,, trashing his hotel rooms, attacking the paparazzi and the like. He became increasingly short with his temper yet quick with his fists.
    He was evnturally convinced to go to a psychiatrist and worked on Anger Management, but that really didn’t work. So he went to rehab, but once he was out he was back socializing with celebrities and exposed the wild parties of sex, drinking, and stardust which Rajas started using again
    He went to rehab a second time and when out started using Stardust yet again
    When Rajas was home Aurora and Xenon were regularly abused either mentally or physically.
    Young Xenon tried repeatedly to get his mother to report Rajas or to pack up and leave hm, but she was too terrifed to. One dark night after a Rajas
    Stardust-driven rant, 14 yr old Xenon went out through his bedroom window and ran away.
    Xenon lived on the streets, learning to survive and although hard, it was still better than living with his abusive father.
    4 years later Xenon heard that his mother had been murdered and his father had disappeared either abducted or on the run, no one knew for
    sure.
    Xenon learned rajas was so far in debt he had been pawning or selling anything and everything he could to maintain his stardust habit including all the gifts of jewelry, clothes and shoes he had given Aurora over the last few years.. He even owed the utility companies who were threatening to turn them off. Xenon went on a hunt for Rajas, checking with his father’s suspected celebrity ‘friends’ and his later less than savory street contacts.
    Xenon tracked Rajas down finding him doing some cheap unrefined version of stardust. Xenon confronted his father about killing Aurora, Rajas didn’t deny it, calling Aurora names, accusing her of always doubting him, trying to run his life and ruin his fun. Xenon told Rajas that he was going to take him in to the authorities where would stand trial, be jailed and then executed for Aurora’s brutal murder. Rajas fought back with incredible drug induced strength, numbed to pain and reason. Xenon took a beating before grabbing a pipe and beating Ragas with it … to death. The investigation ruled that Xenon had only acted in self-defence.
    With the reward Xenon received for finding his father and solving Aurora’s murder Xenon, bought a Z54 Laser blaster and a Peloton Breakaway hovercycle from the Slipstream Corp and he became a bounty hunter.
    Which he has bringing in people who should never be loose on the streets. for years now.

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  16. @djuby
    THANKS, Got it!

    djuby: @cliff
    Right click on picture attachment
    Open in new window
    Copy and paste the link address into your post.
    Hope this helps.
    JR…or anyone else…feel free to chime in.

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  17. Avery Maskell

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  18. Can i have a companion that has wings though?

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  19. djuby:

    Thanks! There’s a download button at the top right corner that gives it to you as a jpeg.

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  20. Jason Thees: Thanks! There’s a download button at the top right corner that gives it to you as a jpeg.

    Thanks so much!

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  21. If you can’t tell, the wings are the collar. Any resemblance to copyrighted characters is 100% coincidental.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evil-King.png

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  22. William Peterson

    Rekulhs Nathe: What’s wrong with photobucket plenty of people have used it before? Alright guess I try to post it here.

    Sorry, dude…
    PhotoBucket USED to be great, once upon a time…
    Then they fell into the clickbait hole from which they likely will never emerge.
    If I want to see your post, I have to ‘Update my account to permit 3rd Party hosting”…
    Sorry, I’m not turning my computer over to the Organizatsya, or whoever is making this demand.
    The plethora of ads were more than bad enough!

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  23. William Peterson: Sorry, dude…
    PhotoBucket USED to be great, once upon a time…
    Then they fell into the clickbait hole from which they likely will never emerge.
    If I want to see your post, I have to ‘Update my account to permit 3rd Party hosting”…
    Sorry, I’m not turning my computer over to the Organizatsya, or whoever is making this demand.
    The plethora of ads were more than bad enough!

    Yeah, after I got Deviantart, I went back to Photobucket and it sucked.

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  24. aidanhershberger

    Been a while since I did one of these! Glad to be back in it..
    That being said, WINGS. WINGS EVERYWHERE. 22 seperate wing “files” to be exact… can you find them all? Or be lost to the seductive powers of the Succubus!

    http://i.imgur.com/nZp3Zzs.png

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  25. Avery Maskell

    aidanhershberger:
    Been a while since I did one of these! Glad to be back in it..
    That being said, WINGS. WINGS EVERYWHERE. 22 seperate wing “files” to be exact… can you find them all? Or be lost to the seductive powers of the Succubus!

    http://i.imgur.com/nZp3Zzs.png

    Wow. Yours should definitely win.

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  26. aidanhershberger

    Thank you for the positive feedback! ^-^

    I couldn’t remember the ruling for multiple entries, it’s allowed, correct?

    Here’s Anubis, Guardian of the Underworld, weighing your heart against a feather. Pray that your sins are not too heavy…

    http://i.imgur.com/q4G1EH1.png

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  27. @aidanhershberger – multiple entries are fine.

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  28. Dis was a match made not in heaven, but in Joisey, eh?!

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/HerrD-WhenDapperDannyMetFlapperFanny.png

    ‘Flapper’ Fanny is wearing nothing but feathers–even her shoes and nine tenths of her hairpiece. Most of the shadows, and all of the blood–save a drop–were also wings. The chandelier, ‘Dapper’ Danny’s pocket hanky and the highlights on his shoes were also wings. I didn’t have the time to make this a wings-only piece. Ah, well.

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  29. Contest closed. Results posted shortly,

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