Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

CDC #388 – International Justice – Results

Great entries this week, so this was a tough decision. So here we go...

Honourable mentions go out to...

American Knight by Rick Blair

Captain Rushmore by StarkillerRX AND...

Lady Liberty by rekulhs nathe

This week's runner up is...

Veteran by Ubiquitous Pixel - brilliant work - as always.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #389 – International Justice!

Pack your bags and get ready for a trip around the world over the next few weeks.

Next stop…Scotland!

Your Character Design Challenge thus week is to use HM3 to create a hero inspired by Scotland.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my version of their winning entry.

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, November 19th.

CDC #387 – Trick or Treat – Prize for StarkillerRX

StarkillerRX's original...

My take...

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CDC #388 – International Justice!

Pack your bags and get ready for a trip around the world over the next few weeks.
First stop…the USA!

Your Character Design Challenge thus week is to use HM3 to create a hero inspired by the USA.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my version of their winning design.

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, November 12th.

CDC #385 – Let Your Villain Flag Fly – Prize for Ubiquitous Pixel

UP's villain...Pale Tiger.

My arch enemy of Pale Tiger...

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CDC #385 – Let Your Villain Flag Fly – Results!

Great entries all around this week.

Honourable mention gores to Superfly30 for Devil Tyrant.

Very creative approach...love the background.

Runner up this week is Kellkin's  Sonic Cyborg.

Nice posing and wonderful metal effects.

And the win goes out to...

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CDC 384 – Sirens – Prizes for Rossoftheyear and StarkillerX!

Rossoftheyear's original...

My take...

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CDC 384 – Sirens – Results!

Another week of  great entries, and my I say, it is really nice to see some newcomers entering the Thunderdome!

Runner up this week goes to Xinmodic for this beautiful piece.

Great colour and attention to detail...as always. Nice job!

And the win this week goes out to ...

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CDC #383 – ARPD! – Prize for Worf!

Worf's Sky Wizard

My version...

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CDC #383 – ARPD! – Results

This was a really tough group to judge. All of the entries are pretty awesome and not much separates the top four. So here it goes. Honourable mention goes to Legatus for Martin the Marvelman...

...nice colour combo and great highlighting work; and Wonderman by Kellkin...

Great masking work dude!

Runner up this week goes out to Brons for his female take on Sky Wizard...

The costume is really excellent!

And the win this week goes to ...

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