Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

Character Design Challenge #171- Public Domain: Aquatic

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I wan to see you redesign the characters listed here- http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Aquatic_Characters. It's fairly self-explanatory really, all these characters are in the public domain and you're to do your own take on them, simples.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge #170- Shade It

You know, whenever I've asked what contest theme people would like to see one answer always comes up; shading. Now, I've always tried to avoid it, because there are certain people who would just steamroller this kind of challenge and some people who won't even enter because they can't/ don't shade. But this week, what the hell, let's just go for it. So, your challenge this week is to do the best shading you possibly can. No other rules, you can do what ever pose, theme or costume you want, it can be a portrait, landscape or headshot, just so long as it's shaded.

However, only one entry this week please guys, just so certain people who have a definite talent for shading don't enter their entire galleries and make it very hard for me at the end of the week.

Oh, and if you don't know how to do shading, well, there's an AMS tutorial on the forums, a few Suleman tutorials on the blog and I even did a video on it at one point, I'm sure you can find them if you look hard enough.

The contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge #169- Companion Design Challenge

Ok guys for this weeks CDC I want you to create a character/ image using something from one or more of the items from the Companions item slot. You can do what ever you like, provided you don't just stick a companion in front of a back ground and call it good, be a bit creative. You can use the companion as the base for a pose, mask it for parts (the wings of the Pegasus for example, or the feet or tail from one of the dinos) or something along those lines.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge #168- Inhuman

Ok guys, your challenge this week is to create something inhuman, so in essence a monster of some kind that is obviously not human. It can be humanoid, but can't pass it's self as human (so no vampires, zombies or werewolves), or it can be non-humanoid.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge #167- Shakespeare

As this past Saturday marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, I thought now might be a good time to do a contest based upon the bards work. So basically the idea is, go find a list of Shakespearian characters and do your take on them. You can stay word for word faithful to the source material or you can modernise the character, if you want to you can do the characters in a completely different genre, just so long as they are recognisable. You may do multiple characters in one picture if you are feeling ambitious, provided they are from the same play. Also, please put which play the character is from with your entry (unless blindingly obvious e.g. Macbeth or Hamlet).

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge #166- The World Is Mine

"Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"

"Same thing we do every night Pinky- try to take over the world."

And that's you premise for this weeks contest. I want you to create a prospective world conqueror, who MUST be shown in pursuit of said goal. This can be either in planning, creating their "ultimate weapon of world dominance" or in the actual act of conquest. Oh, also, bumbling henchmen are optional, something which might actually be a boon.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge #165- Spooky, Scary

Ok guys. This week what I want you to do is create the scariest picture you possibly can (within decency of course). It's that simple.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge #164- Parts List

Kaldath here with this weeks Character Design challenge since JR is still having some computer issues.

For this weeks challenge you can make ANYTHING you like ( within the rules of the site that is ) however there is a catch. You need to incorporate the following items into your creation as creatively but prominently as possible.

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Item #1 can be found in Headgear Standard

headgear standard

Item #2 Can be Found in ShoulderRight Tech

Should Right Tech

and Item #3 can be found in Insignia TattooMisc

Insignia TattooMisc

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All three of these most be in your image, and the most be clearly visible though not necessarily used for there intended purpose. Creativity wins contest after all!

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge ♯163- The Armour Wars

So as one of the stipulations of last weeks contest was no armour or protective gear, guess what this weeks contest is.Yup, this week I want you to design the best suit of armour you can. You can do anything from medieval fantasy, through modern police riot gear, to a sci-fi storm-trooper like protective suit (though obviously not a storm-trooper suit, that's copyright).

Also, because I obviously didn't make this clear last week, I AM ONLY JUDGING THE COSTUME YOU PRODUCE. NO FACES, NO NON-STANDARD POSES AND NO BACKGROUNDS. Hair is only allowed if it is part of the costume. That is all.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Challenge ♯162- Dressed To Impress

So, those of you who've been around a while will know the drill on costume based contests, which is what this is, but for the sake of those of you who don't here's a quick run down. What I want you guys to do this week is design the best costume you possibly can. It can be from any genre, you can do everyday clothes, fantasy gowns, a superhero costume etc. The only things I don't want are armour or protective gear, that's another contest for another time. You don't even have to bother doing anything with the character or pose and the only reason you will need to do hair is if there is a hair-piece/ hat that goes with the costume. This is because I will only be judging you on the creativity of your costumes.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.