Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

Character Design Challenge #463– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 2 – Knights and Paladins – Prize for Kellkin

Kellkin's Paladin Anestra...

My version inspired by Kellkin's design...

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Character Design Challenge #464– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part3 – Barbarians and Berserkers

For the next few weeks we will be building a team of RPG characters based on the following classes: Warrior/Fighter, Knight/Paladin, Barbarian/Berserker, Monk/Martial Artist, Archer/Ranger, Thief/Rogue/Assassin, Priest/Healer, Mage/Wizard, and finally Summoner/Necromancer/Druid. 

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original Barbarian or Berserker. 

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly. 

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. 

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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 :,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 Monday, June 1st  at 6:00pm Eastern 

Character Design Challenge #463– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 2 – Knights and Paladins – Results

Another great turn out with tone of talent on display.

Honourable mention does to Rapidosian. A very powerful figure, indeed.

Runner up this week goes to ExtremelyEPIC. Excellent item use, just a little hard to read in places.

And the win goes to...

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Character Design Challenge #462– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 1 – Warriors and Fighters – Prizes for Suleman and CantDraw

Suleman and CantDraw's winning pieces ; Magpie and Annalise

My versions based on the original designs...

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Character Design Challenge #462– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 1 – Warriors and Fighters – Results

Had to take a little extra time to judge this week due to the number of entries! What an awesome surprise. So many great pieces to choose from. So here it goes...

Honourable mention goes to Tartan Panda

Runner up this week is JR19759

And because I was spoiled for choice this week, we have a tie for the top spot between...

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Character Design Challenge #462– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 1 – Warriors and Fighters

For the next few weeks we will be building a team of RPG characters based on the following classes: Warrior/Fighter, Knight/Paladin, Barbarian/Berzerker, Monk/Martial Artist, Archer/Ranger, Thief/Rogue/Assassin, Priest/Healer, Mage/Wizard, and finally Summoner/Necromancer/Druid.

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original heroic Warrior or Fighter character.

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly.

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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 :,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 Monday, May 18th  at 6:00pm Eastern

Character Design Challenge #461 – May the 4th Be With You -The definitely “NOT” Jedis and Siths Challenge -Results

four entires this week. Expected more, but oh well.

Shout outs to Palazzo and Atomic Punk for well thought out, and in Palazzo's case, adorable entries.

Runner up this week is Tartan Panda. This is a lovely piece of work, but the character is essentially in silhouette, and this is a "character design challenge". Still though, really beautiful work.

So the winner this week is Scott Weyers.

I think this might be your best entry ever. A really clean, uncluttered design. Well done you1

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

Thanks to all who entered.

CDC #460 – Unsung Villains – Prize for HerrD

HerrD's henchman...

My design for his boss - Doctor Fax

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Character Design Challenge #461 – May the 4th Be With You -The definitely “NOT” Jedis and Siths Challenge

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original heroic or villainous "space warrior" (something along the lines of an order of characters from a popular movie series maybe).  Your submissions can be either human or alien in origin. These groups use laser swords…yeah…that’s what we’ll call them…which can be found in Items Right: Blades: Page 5.

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly.

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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 :,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 Monday, May 11 at 6:00pm Eastern

CDC #460 – Unsung Villains – Results

Great works again this week folks. The renderings are awesome and the background stories were inspired.

Special shout out goes to Palazzo. First off Pool Shark is an amazing villain name. i was wishing that the thug would have been a bald guy with the number tattooed on his head. Still though, great job.

And now to the winner. This person captured  what I believe is the true spirit of a henchman...probably nameless and easily replaced.

So the winner is...

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