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Character Design Challenge #481 – Pirates – With A Twist – Prizes for LizzyVern and Xinmodic

LV's Steampunk pirate

inmodic's Spideebeard

My versions inspired by the original designs...
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Character Design Challenge #481 – Pirates – With A Twist – Results

I hate ties. Mostly because it means more work for me. But there are times when I just cannot make a decision on who should win and who should be runner up. This is one of those cases. And so, the winners are...
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Character Design Challenge #482 – Haunted Houses


Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original haunted house. It can be a castle, a mansion,
a shack, a hut – any type of domicile you want. Just use your imagination and have fun

The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of who I imagine lives in this terrifying home .
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
• 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 Monday, November 2nd at 6:00pm Eastern

Character Design Challenge #480 – Gladiators – Prize for AMS

My version of AMS' gladiator...

Congrats again on the win.

Character Design Challenge #481 – Pirates – With A Twist

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original pirate character…but not your same old, run of the mill pirate. You will need to change it up somehow, in order to snatch the win. Maybe it is a change in gender or ethnicity. Or blend the pirate theme with something like steam or cyberpunk. Use your creativity and have fun
The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly.
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
• 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 Monday, October 26th at 6:00pm Eastern

Character Design Challenge #480 – Gladiators – Results

Great turnout this week folks, and lots of talent on display. Well done!
Runner up this week is FallenKing1991.

Lots to look at here, but I LOVE the way you did the audience. Good job your majesty.
And the winner is...
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Character Design Challenge #479– Gender Flip – Prize for Christi S.

My rendition of Christi's winning characters.

Congrats again on the win.

Character Design Challenge #480 – Gladiators

I spent the long weekend re-watching the HBO masterpiece Rome, and it gave me an idea. I wondered what a futuristic gladiator might look like. So….
Your CDC challenge this week is to create your take on a futuristic gladiator. They can be human, alien, or mech
The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly.
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
• Please name your files as [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 Monday, October 19th at 6:00pm Eastern

Character Design Challenge #479– Gender Flip – Results

Runner up this week is Blaastmasterism324.

And this week's winner is..
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Character Design Challenge #479– Gender Flip


I just saw an interview with drag artist Dax! who was one of the inspirations for the Marvel drag queen character known as Shade or Darkveil.

Your CDC challenge this week is to take an existing original character from your collection, and rework them with an alternate gender. Cisgender, trans and non-binary characters are welcomed and applauded.

Please post both the original and the reworking in the same comment post

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly.
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
• 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 Monday, October 12th at 6:00pm Eastern