Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

CDC #401 – Winging It!

Above is one of my original characters – Jason Bloodeagle – that I designed eons ago.

Your challenge this week is to create a winged hero…or villain.

You may enter up to three times..

This week’s winner will receive a HM3 rendering of their winning character, designed by moi.

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, February 17th.

CDC #400 – Grand Champion! – Poll

Thanks so much to everyone who entered CDC 400! If you find that your piece is not on the poll, it is because we felt that it did not follow the challenge rules.

You can vote once daily for your favourite three pieces. The poll will close at 9am on Sunday, February 17. The artist with the most votes will be declared the winner.

Gentlemen...start your engines

CDC #399 – King Arthur – Prize for Superfly30

Superfly30's original...

My version...

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CDC #400 – Grand Champion!

It’s CDC 400, so it is time to celebrate the best of the best!

Your challenge this week is to enter your very best work .It can be a brand new piece designed for the contest, or a piece from your HM3 portfolio that has never been entered in a challenge before. The theme is wide open. Just make it the very best of your best!

You may enter once.

The winner this week will be chosen by you! That’s right…you. Fearless moderator JR19759 has agreed to put all of these entries into a poll, and the HM community will get to vote for their favourite entry. Rules for voting will be listed when the poll is posted.

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, February 10th.

CDC #399 – King Arthur – Results

This week's winner is Superf;ly30.

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

 

 

CDC #399 – King Arthur

This week you CDC Challenge is to re-imagine a character from the legend of King Arthur as a modern day hero or villain. Above is a version of the sorceress Morgan Le Fey I did ages ago.

You may enter up to three times.

This week’s winner will receive a HM3 rendering by yours truly of my version of their winning entry

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, February 3rd.

CDC #397 – Two’s Company…Prize for Supertfly30

This was both the most challenging and most fun I have had recreating an artist's work. Congrats again on the win!

Superfly30's original

My take

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CDC #397 – Two’s Company…Results

Wow folks! Really great work across the board this week!

This week's runner up is Maxman and Microwoman.

Great posing, great highlighting, great shading...classic AMS. Well done you!

And the win goes to...

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CDC #396 – Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match – Prize for Cant Draw

The original F5...

My version...

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CDC #397 – Two’s Company…

Pictured above is D-Cup and Sir, a CDC entry I did eons ago

Your CDC challenge this week is to design an unlikely crime fighting duo. They may be submitted as separate entries, or as a single rendering if you prefer. Just have fun!

The winner will receive a HM3 rendering of their winning entry by yours truly.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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 noon Eastern on Monday, January 21st.