CDC #435 – Go West!

Ages ago there was a CDC that asked Machiners to create an iconic character that would be right at home in a western film. Above is Bloody Mary – my entry – the ruthless madam of the local brothel.

So whether you choose the local sheriff, a dastardly cattle rustler, a grim undertaker or whatever…your challenge this week is to create a unique and iconic character that would be found in a classic Hollywood western.

The winner this week will receive my version of their design rendered in glorious HM3.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

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 :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);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;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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 at 9am Eastern on Sunday, October 27th.

7 Responses to CDC #435 – Go West!

  1. Proud Navajo woman and fierce frontier warrior, Nisin Ndaga’ Béésh… translating loosely in the white man’s tongue to “Needs No Knives”


  2. Avatar ForgivenMonster

    “Reverend Blood”

    One fateful Sunday in the Wild West a band of ruthless outlaws stormed the Reverend’s peaceful church, killing his entire congregation. His wife and children were a part of that congregation. Beaten, bloodied, and throat cut, the Reverend was left for dead…but he did not die that day. A day that would be infamously known as Bloody Sunday. Fueled by revenge, the Reverend started down a path of killing every last member of that outlaw band, earning the nickname Reverend Blood.


  3. Ubiquitous Pixel Ubiquitous Pixel

    Christi S:
    Proud Navajo woman and fierce frontier warrior, Nisin Ndaga’ Béésh… translating loosely in the white man’s tongue to “Needs No Knives”

    Good lord, this is beautiful. Sincerely awed by this


  4. Ubiquitous Pixel: Good lord, this is beautiful. Sincerely awed by this

    TYSM!! ^_^ Was tryin sumthin a lil different with the contouring effect, goin for like ‘higher contrast’ than my usual style: deeper shadows, more stark highlights, etc.


  5. Here are my entries…


    Red Crow is a medicine man/shaman

    Frank Laramee

    Frank is the outlaw leader of the Laramee boys, a ruthless outlaw gang of thieves, and killers.


  6. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.


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