Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

Character Design Challenge #177- Public Domain Amalgams

Here's a contest theme we haven't done in a long time. So, the idea here is that you go to this page and pick two similar characters from their list of Public Domain Comic Book Characters. Then you combine them to create one character, like DC and Marvel did with their most famous heroes to create Amalgam Comics back in the 90's. The characters must have a name that is a combination of both of the characters that they are made of and you must leave links to the pages for both characters that are combined. Other than that, you have free reign, so go nuts.

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 #176- National Heroes

Ok guys, this week I want you to create a superhero based around a nationality. You can do any nationality you want, but we are only dealing with superheroes here, so no nation based supervillains. And obviously they can't turn out to be agents of Hydra all along.

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 #175- TGT: Sci-Fantasy (Fantasci-fi?)

Ok guys, this week we're going to have a classic challenge category, a Two Great Tastes contest. However, rather than me give you one genre and then you pick another to fuse it with in your picture, I'm going to give you both genres. The two genres you must fuse in your entries this week are Sci-fi and Fantasy. Obviously, this means you can use any of the tropes commonly associated with either genre, so aliens, elves, orcs, robots, spaceships, dragons, sorcery and science are all there to make use of.

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 #174- Weaponry

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create the most inventive and interesting weapon you can. It can be any kind of weapon, sword, gun, bow etc. but it must be hand-wieldable, so no War-Machine style suits, weaponised robots or vehicles such as tanks. Only weapons please.

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 #173- Musical

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create a music based character or characters. How you wish to interpret that is up to you, but your entry has to include a music based character.

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 #172- Fairy Tales

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to redesign a character from a Fairy Tale. Now, if you aren't sure if a certain story counts as a fairy tale, there is a list here which you can use for reference- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fairy_tales, however please avoid any stories that are listed here as having a publication date of 1945 or later (because these may still be in copyright even if the tales themselves are older. But really, I'm sure you all know what count as fairy tales, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Pied Piper Of Hamlin, all that sort of stuff.

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 #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.