Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

CDC #427 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 15 – Finale

So first of all, I have to thank all the creators that came out to play over the past 14 weeks or so. You continually surprise me with your creativity and talent. So now we are down to the last challenge: to design a logo and come up with a name for both the team of heroes and the team of villains. Last year’s winning names were The New Samaritans and Lunatic Fringe. If you decide to enter  you must enter all four segments (2 logos and 2 names). Also, one person might not win it all. There could be as many as 4 winners

The prize for winning…or being one of the winners….will be a hero or villain based on you and designed by me to add to the existing roster of 8 members per team. As a reminder the members are:

Heroes:

  Totem   Mach 20

 Raptor or  Harpie (tie)

 Gauntlet    Achillia

 Apollo      Beacon

  Flare

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CDC #426 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 14 – Results

Great job guys! Another week of outstanding entries.

I have to give a shout out again to Greggory Basore for his incredible writing in creating the background stories for Wildfire.  Just brilliant!

This week's win goes out to...

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CDC #425 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 13 – Prizes for Xinmodic and NerdAndProud

Xinmoic's take on Flare

My version inspired by the original

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CDC #426 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 14

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 villain teams second to last member – Wildfire.

Besides the design you must also come up with Wildfire’s “aka”, background and the list of his or her powers.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as 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, August 18th.

CDC #425 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 13 – Results

Wow guys! That was a great turnout. Good work by everyone.

Honourable mention has to go out to Greggory Basore for the incredibly detailed, and well thought out biography of Beacon and Flare.

The winner for Flare is Xinmodic.

Great colours and composition.

And the Beacon winner is...

NerdAndProud

 

Someone has been practicing his hi-lighting. Good job!

Your prizes will be posted to the blog later this week.

Thanks to all who entered

CDC #424 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 12 – Prize for D

D's version of Tick Tock...

My take based on D's design...

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CDC #425 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 13

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 hero team’s brother and sister duo – Beacon and Flare. You will also flesh out their individual light based powers.

Beacon:

Real Name: Bryden Rutherford

Age:24

Hometown: Toronto Ontario

Powers: flight

Flare:

Real Name: Jayme Rutherford

Age:24 (Bryden’s twin)

Hometown: Toronto Ontario

Powers: flight

Personality traits: Bryden is the less aggressive of the two. Jayme is quick to react sometimes to both her and the team’s detriment.

Please enter the characters separately as there will be two winners announced; one for Beacon and one for Flare.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as 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, August 11th.

CDC #424 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 12 – Results

Only four entries this week. Bit disappointing , but c'est la vie!

Runner up this week is Kellkin.

I like this piece, but the guy must have quads like a cyclist to carry all that stuff.

And this weeks win goes to...

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CDC #423 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 11 – Prize for AMS

Apollo by AMS

My version of AMS' design...

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CDC #423 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 11 – Results

A lot of great entries this week.

Runner up this week is Ubiquitous Pixel.

Dude, if the challenge had been to create a character that looks exactly like a celebrity (Mmmm...that's an idea) you got this hands down. This looks so much like Idris Elba it is unreal! Good job!

This week's win goes to...

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