Character Design Challenge #336: It’s the sea, you see

Ok guys, this week I want you to create the best aquatic scene you can. The only required elements are a background with a water effect (it does not matter how you achieve this, so long as it is in heromachine) and some sort of foreground aquatic item (e.g. coral, shipwreck, fish etc.). You can include a character/ characters or it can just be a landscape, so long as you include the two required elements.

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). *

This contest will close on Sunday, September 10th at 9:00am Eastern.

JR19759

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15 Responses to Character Design Challenge #336: It’s the sea, you see

  1. Does it have to be a realistic water effect, or could it be deliberately made in the style of a 2D painting/drawing?

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  2. gjc6664:
    Does it have to be a realistic water effect, or could it be deliberately made in the style of a 2D painting/drawing?

    It doesn’t have to be realistic no.

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  3. Herman Smellville Herman Smellville

    It says that, “This contest will close on Sunday, September 3rd.” Is that possibly the wrong date?

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  4. Herman Smellville:
    It says that, “This contest will close on Sunday, September 3rd.” Is that possibly the wrong date?

    Yeah, my bad. It’s fixed now.

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  5. I took the approach of a somewhat old fashioned illustration rather than an actual, realistic underwater scene

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Gjc6664-Underwater-1-1.png

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  6. “Merlake”

    I know it’s not directly to the picture, but I’ll upload a better link tomorrow (my birthday!) or Saturday. If you want to view it now though, just click the first one.

    https://heromachine-entries.blogspot.com/

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  7. Madison, open the post, and then left click on the picture to open the image in a new tab. I tried it with that picture, and it worked.

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  8. It only works at school or my father’s house (due to parental controls), but I’m going to his house today so I’ll fix that tomorrow. Thanks, though!

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  9. Fairly simple, but I really like the way the colour palette turned out:
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Deep-Dive.png

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  10. Don’t know what happened with that last entry attempt. Computers at work not trustworthy.

    http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/herr-ds-cfls/page/39/#post-147597

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  11. Ok guys this weeks contest is now closed. The results will be up shortly.

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  12. Not bad, Madison! Only thing I might suggest is not having the ‘water’ special effects obscure the character’s face…

    Madison:
    Here’s the updated link!

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fpi9noswkqA/WbFC9vHGl7I/AAAAAAAAC7U/nr8tGe3FnXkdKDUTxEKE-VVoTUgSnSKdwCLcBGAs/s1600/Madison-Merlake.JPG

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