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Character Design Challenge 197: 300! This…is…HeroMachine!

Ok folks. Through what could be a combination of black magic and new math, CDC 197 is, in fact, the 300th CDC. So it is time to pull out all the stops, and give us your best HM skills and tricks.

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Your challenge is to create a warrior prepared for battle. It can be male, female, human, alien, mech…whatever you like, but you get one entry only.

All entries must be in by 9am on Sunday, December 4th.

Each entry will be included in a week long poll posted later that day. You will be able to vote for your favourite three entries once a day. Voting will close at 9am on Sunday, December 11th. Results will be hidden until voting closes.

The winner will receive a first class ticket to the HeroMachine Hall of Fame courtesy of Jeff Hebert himself!

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. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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 :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • 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).

 

 

 

Character Design Challenge 196 – Big Time! – Results

Wow! Amazing entries this week! Honourable mentions go to bluntobject and hermansmellville.

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And the win this week goes to Legatus. Well done you!

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Tune in tomorrow for a very special CDC!

Caption Contest #83

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace the captions and dialogue for this panel

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Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Nov 30th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Character Design Challenge 196 – Big Time!

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Your challenge this week is to re-imagine one of the Public Domain Giant Characters found in the link listed below.

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Giant_Characters

 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. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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 :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • 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, November 27th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

Character Design Challenge #195 – Family Portrait – Results

This was a tough challenge, but three brave souls decided to give it a try. To be quite honest, I like all of them.

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Suleman took an existing piece and applies a sepia filter to great effect.

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HerrD created what is certainly the most creative grouping..

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Kellkin has nice interaction between the characters,, and the costume details are very good.

Taking all this into account, he win this week goes to Suleman, although all three are worthy of the win.

Well done you!

Caption Contest #82 Result

Last week I asked you guys to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this panel:

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So here are my top 5

Herr D: Could be worse. We could have a reality TV star in charge.

Herr D: You’ve got the best hair of any candidate running. I can ALWAYS say SOMETHING positive.

Drinkfluid: You'll be sure to... TRUMP your rivals.

Drinkfluid: You should call this... LEXIT.

CantDraw: Too bad I don't use toilet paper when I wipe.

And the winner is...

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Character Design Challenge #195 – Family Portrait

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Your challenge this week is to create a vintage family portrait of at least three characters done completely in sepia tone.

This link will take you to an RBG colour chart so you can get a broader range of colours than HeroMachine offers.

http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm

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. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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 :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • 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, November 20th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

Character Design Challenge #194 – The International Legion for Justice: Phase 2 – Results

Well you guys really stepped up this week! Great entries by all, but the two top entrants really nailed the 1940s vibe of the character.

Honourable mention goes to Brons.

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And the win goes to AMS.

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I think what put AMS on top was the attention to detail like the belt components and the one closed eye as she takes aim are just great. Thanks to all who entered.

Caption Contest #82

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace the dialogue for this panel

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Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Nov 16th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Caption Contest #81 Results

So, last week I asked you guys to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this random comic panel:

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And here are my Top 5:

William A. Peterson: I TOLD J'onn that I was the better detective... but he just wouldn't listen.

Calvary Red: Now I'll just tell the kid it was Tony Zucco.

DiCicatriz: Did you see the size of that spider? This was the most logical course of action.

goku69: Date night went smoothly.

MurrImAButterfly: I am never letting Deadpool fight Joker for me again...

And the winner is...

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