Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

Character Design Challenge 301 – Tis the season to be fugly!

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Your challenge this week is to design the ugliest Christmas sweater you can imagine.

Whether you are a pullover, cardigan or sweater vest aficionado, throw all caution and taste to the wind, and just have fun!

No limit on entries this week.

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, December 11 at 9:00am Eastern.

 

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!

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

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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.

Character Design Challenge #193 – Masterworks

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Your challenge this week is to use HeroMachine to create a cubist self portrait.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

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 6th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #192 – There’s No Place Like HeroMachine…Results

Honourable mentions this week go to HerrD and Kellkin

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And the win goes to Melmo44. Well done you!

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Thanks to all who entered,

Character Design Challenge #192 – There’s No Place Like HeroMachine…

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Your challenge this week is to re-imagine one of the classic, or lesser known, characters from The Wizard of Oz.

The link below will take you to the Public Domain page, and a list of characters.

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

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

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, October 30th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

Character Design Challenge #191 – Winter is Coming.

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Well it is! I mean, I know it’s only October, but it is definitely coming.

Your challenge this week is to design a throne and the ruler who sits upon it.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

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, October 23rd at 9:00am Eastern.