It's interesting the difference hiding the result makes. Looking at the results of the preliminary round, you'd think it obvious who our winner would be, but actually the complete opposite is true. It was fairly close between four of our contenders, but our winner just ran away with the vote.
As previously, I'll run down our top three in ascending order.
3. Geno- Haunted (CDC140- Getting Emotional)
2. Linea24- A Faeries First Steps into the Sky (CDC106- TGT Fantasy)
And Number 1, this years Character Of The Year is…..
So, the preliminary polls have closed and we've narrowed down the winners of all of the CDC's this year to just 5, the winners of the preliminary polls and the highest voted second place. You now have until Christmas Eve to decide which of these images will be crowned Character Of The Year and enter the Heromachine Hall Of Fame. And to make things more interesting, I've hidden the results on the poll, don't want our contenders knowing how they're doing now do we.
So, I'm going to give this weeks CDC win to superfly30 for their interpretation of Mr. Jaggers from Great Expectations. The reason I chose this one was because not only did it feel the most complete entry this week, but it also kept the closest to the source material. The character actually looks like you could imagine him looking from the authors description of him. So congrats to superfly and well done to everyone who entered.
So, it's that time of the year again. It's December, and that means you guys can have some polls and decide which of this years CDC winners deserves to be crowned our Character Of The Year. The winner gets put in the Hall Of Fame.
There are four polls and you can votes for as many pictures in each poll as you want. The polls will close on the 17th, so we can have our final four (or five if one of the polls is tied) in a poll for the week up to Christmas Eve.
Not really much point in doing an honourable mentions this week is there. We only had three entries for some reason, so I'm sure the guys who don't win will be able to work out that they got second and third place. So, our winner, who wins this week for being witty and clever with the theme and creative in his item usage to do something that I can safely say I've not seen done with Heromachine before. Also, I'm a music geek, so that probably helped.
Very interesting contest this one, seeing how everyone interpreted the rules and how they used the required items. However, there can only be one winner, and I'm sure everyone knows who it is. But before that, lets have a look at some honourable mentions.
Honourable Mentions: Maverick1313 & Vampyrist
Now both of these were very creative in how they used the required items, with Maverick's use of the insignia's to create the tank and Vampyrist's use of the background items to create the weapon, helmet and armour decoration for his warrior. However, the thing that held these two back from winning was that the other required items were used in the way you'd expect (Maverick using the background items for the background (obviously) and Vampyrist using the insignias as insignias). So they were good, but not quite able to compete with our winner.
Winner- djuby- Countess
It is quite safe to say that djuby won this week because his entry was unlike anything else that was entered. All of the required items are present and correct and you don't have to search them out in the picture because they're all there is to the picture. And of course, the presentation is stunning. Having the necklace set against a black background really sets the colours off and makes the shading stand out even more. So well done djuby, you take this weeks win.
As I'm not doing the polls anymore, we might as well get on with the business of announcing the winner of this weeks Character Design Challenge. Now, if we're being honest here, the winner of the challenge should be MadJack for his animated transformation, but unfortunately, as he'd already guessed, it wasn't technically admissible, due to not every aspect of the creation being possible to do within heromachine. So therefore I'm giving the win to the person who came closest to replicating it in a single frame. And that person in Demigod for their picture Turning To Stone. Congrats Demigod and well done to everyone who entered, even those who weren't technically allowed to be entered.
I'd love to say that this weeks poll wasn't a complete walk over, but that wouldn't be true. It was pretty obvious who was going to win from the start, when one of the competitors takes a 20 vote lead before anyone else has even got 1 vote. Sorry to our other poll competitors but it seems that you just couldn't keep up. Anyway, I'm sure you actually want me to announce the winner rather than yammering, so. The winner this week was none other than Fantasyman for his amazing Earth Dragon. Congratulations Fantasyman and well done to everyone else who entered.