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CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 7 – Results

Honourable mentions this week go out to...

Brons. I love the way you opted for a younger version, and the blue outline on the wings is very effective. And...

Ubiquitous Pixel for this unique take on the character, and far and away the most compelling back story.

Runner up this week goes out to Christi S. Very creative posing and moody colour palette.

And the win, and first two-time winner status goes to...

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CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6 – Prize for Lady Amaranth

Lady Amaranth's original...

My take...

Hope you like it, and thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Caption Contest #120

Ok guys, time for another caption contest. This week, I want you guys to come up with the best possible caption for this:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (June 20th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13

CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 7

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to design the young hero Stormwing. He carries a genetic mutation that allows him to grow wings at will; wings that can produce lightning, seismic shocks, rain, ice, snow, wind as well as periods of total darkness. First recruited by Ages at 16 years old, Stormwing’s greatest challenge was learning to react out of duty, rather than out of rage.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a 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, June 17th.

CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6 – Results

I am so glad that this series of contests have been embraced by you folks. Another week of stellar entries.

Honourable mentions go out to...

 Son4...stunning job, and...

Ubiquitous Pixel..amazing pose and you provide us with another masterclass in creative posing and shading.

Runner up this week goes out to...

Calvary Red. This piece grew on me the more I looked at it. I never expected this feminine an approach to the character, but as it grew on me, it came damn close to winning.

And speaking if winning, the win this week goes to...

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CDC #366 – Team Building – Part 5 – Prize for RobM

RobM's original...

My take...

Hope you like it, and thanks for entering!

Caption Contest #119 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked for you all to come up with the best caption you possibly could for this picture:

And the winner is:

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CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to design the villainous assassin Eiko. She is skilled markswoman but is just as deadly with her bare hands as she is with a blade or firearm. Before being recruited by Dr. Epoch, she lived in her native Japan and worked as an assassin for hire around the globe.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a 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, June 10th

CDC #366 – Team Building – Part 5 – Results

Let's get right down to it, shall we?

Honourable mentions this week go out to...

 Blunt Object and...

Brons.

Well done - both of you!

Runner up this week, is last week's winner...

Ubiquitous Pixel! This is an amazing piece of work, and most weeks would be an obvious winner. Your work in an inspiration! But the win this week goes out to...

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Caption Contest #119

Ok guys, time for another caption contest. This week, I want you guys to come up with the best possible caption for this:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (June 6th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13